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  • Reviewed May 2017
    Dayl Dufrane

    DIscover Sri Lanka

    Two weeks of absolute bliss. A group of 15 gelled magnificently considering age range was between 28- 72! Starting in the capitol, Columbo we ventured north to Dambulla + Sigiriya taking in Cave temples and climbing the impressive Lion Rock- what views! Something we would get used to over the course of the fortnight, each different view offering us an awesome insight to the lush, green island before us. Game parks - herds of elephants- not the odd one or two - dozens. Along with multitudinal birds of all colours , shapes, sizes and other animals( although the Leopard did not make an appearance this time )- Sri Lanka is a nature lovers paradise. Temples, architecture, stupas, sculptures in abundance enough to satisfy the cultural aspect of the trip. Cycling through paddy fields, white water rafting , whale watching all achieved and even if you were not athletically inclined the majority of luxurious hotels had a pool to lounge by and an informal game of cricket on the beach caught the imagination of even the most non sporting amongst us. Trips to a gem factory , woodcarving store, spice garden were also on the itinerary. There was something for everyone. Food was delicious - curry and rice but other 'western' food available. Beer relatively cheap. shopping in Kandy was a must - this definitely the place to get any souvenir or just to treat yourself. Can't believe we did so much and saw so much - the time flew by - even the 'free days'. Thoroughly recommend.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    I loved the white water rafting and floating down the river kept afloat by life jacket. Swimming in Indian ocean also high on hit list

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Neelaka has the broadest grin ever. He was so knowledgeable about all sorts, plants, animals, birds, temples, history, religion, geography- like many guides has a repertoire of anecdotes. He had time for everyone, no 'problem' was too small and was sorted immediately. Definitely made the holiday - a good group leader, one of best I have encountered

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Take a prepaid card for money. ATMs available and cash can be exchanged at airport. Buy goods in Kandy - best prices here. Laundry available in some hotels - you do not need to take loads of clothes. Try all the food - even curry for breakfast - has to be done Be aware the train may be mega crowded

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    One of the most enjoyable trips I have been on with Exodus. Try everything - even eating your food with fingers! Take lots of photos- you will do sooooooo much you will not remember - oh don't forget the tuk tuk transport
  • Reviewed December 2016
    Mark Quigley

    Discover Sri Lanka Premium

    Beautiful and varied country with a lovely laid back and fascinating culture. The trip manages to combine a good mix of scenery, culture and history in a relaxed manner with outstanding food if you like moderately spicy curry. The logistics and transport were excellent. The hotels were superb except for one which we understand Exodus will not use in future.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Sigirya rock was both fascinating and visually impressive, helped by the fact that our tour leader organised for us to see it first thing in the morning before the crowds arrived. Candy and the temple of the Tooth were also impressive but then again so was the bike ride along the river and travelling through the tea plantations. Each day was different and interesting.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Roshan was outstanding. He was calm, assured, organised, approachable, knowledgeable, sociable, with an English sense of humour. He brought the trip to life not only explaining the history but also never afraid to discuss the challenges facing modern Sri Lanka. It was no surprise to learn is in the Exodus Hall of fame.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Watch out for small leeches on the jungle walk if it's been raining. they are harmless but it's a bit unpleasant.
  • Reviewed November 2016
    Roger Smith

    Lovely trip of Sri Lanka with a variety of activities

    Lovely country, lovely people. Trip had good variety of culture, scenery, wildlife and walking/cycling/rafting. Fairly active trip but with times to relax. Group mixed well which made the trip more enjoyable. Hotels good except at Kitulgala. Drives not too long - able to spread out in coach (driver and mate really good).

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Seeing around 150-200 elephants converge at the National Park on Day 3 and watching them play and interact.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Roshan was a very experienced group leader with a great sense of humour and organisational skills.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Take good trainers/walking shoes as they are required for some of the walks. There seem to be quite a lot of 'special' days when no alcohol available.
  • Reviewed July 2016
    Adrian Murton

    Discover Sri Lanka, premium holiday

    This holiday provides a really good overview of the highlights of Sri Lanka

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    All three in our party had different moments: The views from Lion Rock, meeting a family at a farm and surviving the white water rafting! Plus many, many more

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Sujan was excellent. He always informed us what we were doing, and made sure we had enough time to see and experience everything

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    It was easy enough to get money from ATMs, so travellers cheques were not needed. Most hotels also took credit cards. Be prepared to eat a lot of hotel buffets as there's not much option to eat out

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    The trip is very busy (especially if you do all the options), but there is also plenty of time to relax as well.
  • Reviewed April 2016
    Gordon Scott

    AILP-Discover Sri Lanka

    A really varied tour with something for everyone - exactly as promised. Beautiful country, great people, delicious food (and if they say "hot", they mean it!).

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Sitting at World's End, awe-inspiring view and perfect peace - before the bus-load of Chinese tourists arrived.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Quite brilliant. Easy to see why he is a 'Hall-of-Famer'!

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Go now. The first of the big chain hotels (Marriott) is about to open on the beach on the South coast so book early before everyone else does.
  • Reviewed January 2016
    Jean Mcnally

    Discover Sri Lanka, premium holiday

    Good trip. Covered all the main places of interest in Sri Lanka

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Sirigyra climb

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Excellent. Always got us organised but in a relaxed way. Very knowledgable.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Some quite long bits of travelling. Hotels variable.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Good way to see Sri lanka