Travel Local put us in touch with their local partner in Sri Lanka, Shernela, organized our 12 day trip and was happy to make numerous amendments to our itinerary even when we were in Sri Lanka and we decided to go to our next destination a day earlier than planned, we spoke to Shernela on the phone and she organized everything last minute. All the Jetwing hotels were truly wonderful and the staff were very hospitable. I also must add that our driver, Jude (Adrian) was very professional throughout our trip, happy to stop whenever we asked and went out of his way to make our trip very special. Travel Local put us in touch with a great company and The Travel Local website was very easy to use.
Shrenela, who planned our trip was very professional and always willing to make amendments to our itinerary - she was extremely helpful and we felt she cared about giving us what we wanted. The Jetwing hotels we stayed in were really wonderful, beautiful rooms, great views - quite luxurious and the staff were always excellent. They are really trying to be sustainable and eco-friendly. All the Jetwing staff also seem to be well cared for by the company.
At times the itinerary was a bit tight. We could have done with more time in some places. Some of the places we visited, which were approved by the local company, we felt were a bit more expensive than other places. For example, Spice Garden and some shops in Kandy.
Jude (Adrian) was very professional and willing to go out of his way to make our trip extra special. He was always happy to stop/ divert if we asked him. We couldn't have asked for a better driver.
Jetwing hotels are really special. Jetwing Beach and Jetwing Lake were extremely good choices. I'd recommend visiting Sigiriya, the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, going on a elephant Safari and hiking in Horton Plains. The train journey from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya was amazing. Travelling Sri Lanka felt like visiting 5 different countries - so much variety!
Visiting Sigiriya - what a magical place! Wish I had had more time to spend there. My boyfriend also proposed to me on top of the rock.