Our driver met us at the airport, organized our currency and local Sim card. We were in Sri Lanka for 25 days, traveling extensively throughout the island and all arrangements for hotels, National Parks and guides, worked perfectly. We recommend them very highly.
Since 2005 we went to Sri Lanka every year. And every time We used some different travel agencies for our round trip in Sri Lanka. Since we know Lanka Island Trails there wasn't any reason to find out another Agency for last six years as they are very well organized. Seems to me that Lanka Island Trails work with recommended Hotel's. Also they use very experienced friendly drivers. From my experience I strongly recommend this travel agency for anyone to explore Sri Lanka. Also we are looking forward to come back soon. Big thanks....
We had a brilliant 2 week family holiday in Sri Lanka over July/August 2019. It was a great mix of wildlife, beach R&R, walking in the mountains and seeing ancient sites. The hotels were very well chosen for us - well located and several were small and unique in style. We enjoyed various experiences such as visiting tea plantations, a gem mine, spice growing gardens, and a local cooking experience. We had a very good driver and guide who was extremely informative, helpful and flexible - so we could decide if we wanted to stop for lunch or not, how long we wanted to walk etc. Having spent a bit of time while booking the holiday choosing what we wanted to do, the holiday was very relaxing as everything had been taken care of and all we had to do was enjoy ourselves! Everyone was also very friendly.
We have recently returned from a 17 day holiday to Sri Lanka. For the whole time between booking and departing the travel company kept in close contact with us, providing us with a bespoke itinerary and making well informed suggestions as to what would suit our family of 5 with children aged 20, 17 and 11. He assured us that Sri Lanka would have something for all interests and he was certainly right. Our holiday included visiting ancient sites in the cultural triangle, going on safari, spending time at the beach, exploring tea plantations and riding on one of the most scenic railways in the world. They always responded quickly to emails and addressed any queries we had. This was particularly appreciated following the April bombings when we were uncertain as to whether we would be able to go ahead with the holiday. Thankfully the foreign office lifted their warning against travel and we were able to visit this beautiful country. We felt totally safe there and if anyone is still in two minds as to whether to visit I would wholeheartedly say go for it! The highlights of our holiday were seeing a herd of approx 100 elephants, travelling up to Liptons seat in tuk tuks and going on a night safari organised by our accommodation ( The Ibis, Willattu) and seeing a loris and nightjar, but the whole holiday provided us with amazing experiences. The accommodation we stayed in was all excellent and most had eco credentials which was important to us. Gal Oya lodge and The Ibis deserve a special mention for environmental awareness. My slight concern about visiting Sri Lanka was that we may have difficulty feeding my vegan daughter! I need not have worried, every hotel was extremely accommodating and served her with bespoke meals. It was like having her own personal chefs! Much of the food is vegetarian anyway and all of a high standard. The best aspect of going on this kind of holiday is having your guide/driver. Our guide, Mangala, was amazing! He was so friendly and helpful and truly went above and beyond to make our holiday special. He was a font of local knowledge and also expert at spotting wildlife. He suggested places to visit, found restaurants for us, took us to a clothing shop, basically anything we asked for he could do! We really enjoyed spending time with him and he certainly enhanced our holiday experience. I can honestly say our holiday to Sri Lanka is one of the best experiences I have had and would highly recommend visiting this wonderful country and booking with Lanka Island Trails to get a high quality, personal service at a very reasonable price.
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