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  • Reviewed September 2018
    Christine Jeffery

    Excellent tour

    This was our first visit to Sri Lanka and the itinery for this tour enabled us to travel to many area of the island and to experience a diverse range of cultures.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Our unexpected and unscheduled visit to Kandy to see the Perahera festival.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Our group leader, Dileepa, was friendly, approachable and extremely knowledgeable with excellent spoken English.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Highly recommend Exodus

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Exodus delivered a comprehensive tour at a very competitive cost.
  • Reviewed March 2018
    Stella Ellis

    A good taster of Sir Lanka

    This tour takes in the north of the island that many other tour companies are not yet doing. The countryside differs vastly from the north to the middle to the south and there is something of interest at every turn. We would have preferred a few less temples and a little more into the history of the war with the Tamil Tigers and more on how it impacted the country. It is easy to see why the Dutch loved the north - it is so flat! The best of the Buddhist temples was The Cave Temple at Dambulla - quite spectacular and not surprisingly a World Heritage Site. Wildlife was good at every point of the tour, but the best sighting of elephants was on an optional trip which I consider should be part of the tour. I think it is named Angammedilla NP. We saw well over 150 elephants, including babies only 2-3 weeks old. There was a crested sea eagle nest with 2 chicks being fed by one of the parents, plus a crested serpent eagle, peacock displaying in all its glory and much more. Sigiriya was great - the views from Lion Rock are worth the climb and its not that bad! The cycling around the lanes the next morning was beautiful. The optional boat trip to find blue whales from Marissa harbour was disappointing - yes we did see one whale - hounded by so many boats overloaded with tourists it was not nice. Our boat was for just three groups of Exodus clients, and frankly some of their behaviour was not what we have come to know. They jostled and barged about to try and get "the" photo, at the expense of everyone else. However, the highlight was a pod of about 1000 Spinner dolphins fishing. Galle fort was disappointing too. It is totally geared up for tourists with little to easily see in a short time regarding its history. Over priced and over-rated.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The wildlife without any doubt.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Nalaka was fabulous; he managed peoples expectations at all time. For example, when we were en route to Jaffna, he told us about the little issues with the staff. They don't greet you with a smile or hello, but is just because it is new to them! On 3 or 4 occasions, the hotels we were scheduled to stay in were overbooked and the last one near Marissa meant we got bumped up to the 5* Marriott hotel. It was fab, but the prices weren't! Having been paying between 1000- 2100Rps for a buffet evening meal, it was suddenly 4500Rps which we only found out by chance. Nalaka said he would arrange a table for the group, and it ended up on the beach. The chef came out and said he would organise one meat, one fish and one veg curry with rice plus a couple of deserts. This cost us 2100Rps each which was perfect, but he had got to know us over the two weeks and so taken this upon himself as he knew it was what we would prefer. His knowledge of his island was first class, he has a great sense of humour and he is the best tour leader we have had on one of your trips.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    There is a lot of travelling on this trip, but is broken down into manageable chunks. In Feb/March it is hot and you need plenty on sun lotion, but whilst there are not many mosquitoes, the ones that are around are large! If you are susceptible to bites, take a good deet repellent and use it by day as well as night as there are some that bite in the early morning and these may carry Denghi fever. Always use sun lotion first and apply the deet about 30 mins later if possible.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    We always find it is a good idea to spend a little time by the beach after tours like these to unwind before coming home. We had 6 nights just south of Bentota and so managed to miss the snow - perfect!
  • Reviewed March 2018
    William Arscott

    North Sri Lanka revealed

    This is a beautiful country and we felt the trip gave us a comprehensive view of its highlights. We were particularly impressed by the magnificent settings of several temples and the wildlife we saw.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Seeing elephants in the wild for the first time. So many of them and we were so close. Close seconds are the stunning cave paintings at Dambulla and clambering up to the rock peak at Mihintale.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Nalaka was very good. Knowledgeable, efficient, extremely patient, good humoured and hard working

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Temple visits-be sure you have 'temple' clothes and know you will be walking barefoot (or in socks) over quite large areas outside as well as in. Head uncovered too.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    We were delighted that we saw the north of the country too. It was fascinating and very different from the rest. Visit to Jaffna Public Library could be excluded.
  • Reviewed March 2018
    David Cook

    North Sri Lanka revealed

    No problems worth the journey there. Easy trip not as difficult as advertised.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The north seeing the effects of the war and getting a locals facts on the troubles.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    He was very caring and made sure all of the group were informed. He was also trustworthy. New wildlife very well.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    It’s not as difficult as the ligature indicates. The cycle ride was leisurely and an option of following in a vehicle was an option. Two of our group enjoyed the option.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Less temples.
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