Sri lanka: trails of the ancient kingdom - 10 days, Sri Lanka - Dec 25 - Jan 3, 2019

Traveler: Margaret F. - Local specialist: Sandun Jayasundara

The itinerary was excellent as it was varied - however I had mentioned to Sandun that due to relatively recent spinal surgery I did not want to do major hill/rock climbing - this was overlooked. We were instructed by our guide Thilak to climb Lion Rock and trek the Horton's Plains trail. I did manage both excursions however was really worried (freaking out) when climbing to Lion Rock - I was terrified that I would fall. Luckily I had a very helpful guide on the Horton's Plains Trek who helped me negotiate the tricky bits. We did not do the last trek as I felt that I might not make it to the top.
Everything about the trip was memorable - so many wonderful sights were seen - though I guess we really enjoyed the Safaris.
Thilak also added in a few excursions which were good - in particular the Village Visit. Though with these excursions we felt pressure to buy products.
We found the Sri Lankan people to be friendly and welcoming.

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Sandun Jayasundara, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Margaret,

Thank you very much for your review. I have added Sigiriya Fortress because it is a must visit highlight in Sri Lanka and I am sorry you had inconveniences climbing. I have added two walks since you have mentioned you were fine with 2 or 3-hours walking.
However, I am really happy that in the end, the trip was a memorable experience for you. I wish you the best of luck in future travels.
Best Regards,
Sandun.