Highlights of Sri Lanka - 8 Days - Apr 4 - Apr 12, 2019

Traveler: Sarah M. - Local specialist: Sandun Jayasundara

We've just returned from a 9 day trip of Sri Lanka.

We had an amazing time. It was very straightforward to organise our trip online. We were connected with Sadun from Experiential Journeys and he provided great service. Updating and amending our itinerary so we could fine tune it was also easy.

When we arrived we were met by Dammika at the airport. He handled our trip seamlessly. He was a great driver, in the crazy Sri Lankan traffic. He was also very knowledgeable about all things Sri Lankan. He also arranged a surprise birthday cake and present!

Our highlights would be the train trip from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya, the amazing scenery and a visit to a tea plantation. Udawalawe would have to be a standout. We saw so much wildlife - peacocks, water buffalo, crocodiles, lizardss, birds and 6 elephants! The coast was stunning and relaxing. Then there was the people, day to day wildlife spotting and a turtle sanctuary too.

The hotels were all great, only one was a little out of the way. As it was towards the end of the tourist season we often had the run of hotels. Our favourites were Seasons Villa, glamping in Udawalawe, Joes Resort and the Galle Face Hotel.

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Sandun Jayasundara, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Sarah,

Thank you very much for amazing comments on the trip. I am so glad that you had a great time in Sri Lanka and the trip met your expectations. Dammika would be so encouraged to see your comments.

I am quite happy that you got to enjoy most of Sri Lanka, culture, nature and wildlife to gorgeous beaches with a good selection of hotels.

Please share your thoughts and experiences with family and friends, and if you ever want to come to Sri Lanka it would be my pleasure to assist with the trip planning. Best of luck in future travels!

Best Regards,
Sandun.