This is are first trip with Exodus and were satisfied over all with the trip, well organization. (so much so we have already book another Exodus trip)
- What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
When we went whale watching we seen 4 whales, two in different locations, ocean was very calm.
When we went to Yale N.P we did not see any leopard’s but we did see a sloth bear.
Cycling was easy going especially if you have not cycled since you were young.
- What did you think of your group leader?
Is a very good tour leader, with his knowledge off his country and pride he brings with this to his job.
He always had a smile on his face, extremely patient with passengers. Who were talking when he was explaining what we were doing for the day and then the same travelers would ask him what we were doing that day. Even though he had already told use what we were doing for the day.
Dilipe would go and check the meals out before we ate to make sure off the quality. (food excellent)
A special thanks also has to go the bus driver how kept use safe on the roads off Sri Lanka and his companion the bus conductor who looked after use when we were out and about on group visits and walks, making sure no one was left behind, he took great pride in his job making sure are luggage was all ways there on time when the bus was ready to leave. (kept the bell boys in order), Kept the communal water fridge full (Payed for by a water-kitty).
- Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
I would recommend going on this trip before Sri Lanka become over crowded.
As we were on this trip the roads were already getting made wider to take the very large tourist coaches. As we have seen this happening in Southern Asia ie..Vietnam, Cambodia, We went to China 1993 went back 2010 unrecognisable especially Shanghai.
- Is there anything else you would like to add?
i think we should have another day at Yale National park, instead off going to Hambantota and taking part in traditional Sri Lankan sporting activities (more like playing kids games), just felt like this was put in to take up time so we would not get to the next hotel to early. If this is the case we should off stayed in Yale and had an optional/include game drive in the morning before we left to go to the Tsunami house as we arrive here at 2.30 pm we would off had loads off time. also this was one off the best hotels we stayed in so if you didn’t want another game drive you could off relaxed at the very good hotel swimming pool. (at this hotel a member off the group asked if we could have are dinner(lunch) outside beside the swimming pool,) the waiter obliged (10 group members in all).
kitulgala hotel security needs to be look at Poor security on both entrance, back door. lock poor standed, only slip lock on back door, also could hear restaurant above room moving tables chairs around.
Sanmail Beach Hotel We had a bottom floor room at this hotel staff walking past patio door and looking into the room. (we arrived here at 5.30 in the morning and was meet by the security guarded with key to room).