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  • Annette
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were looking for a holiday that would allow us to explore Sri Lanka without a fixed itinerary of a big tour group. With les than 6 weeks for planning, we gave Lahiru our dates and then she arranged everything.
    Our driver/ guide, Upul, was fabulous- a safe driver, always on time, helped us to find some local secrets, and accomodating of my activities and my 84 year old parents. He even made my Dad’s birthday so special with a thoughtful present in the morning, cake in the afternoon and balloons in the evening.
    We would use Red dot again going back to Sri Lanka
    Written 11 April 2024
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  • Armelle D
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Top class experience in Sri Lanka with George. Super guide!
    He’s been a great ambassador. He opens many doors to Sri Lankan wonders.
    I strongly recommend you choose him for your tour.
    Written 9 April 2024
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  • Nicolas L
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a wonderful honeymoon trip in Sri Lanka. We travel for 2 weeks all around the island : Negombo, Anuradhapura, Jaffna , Habarana, Kandy , Eliya , Ela , Mirissa , Bentota and Colombo. All this thanks to the amazing work of Ceylon Expeditions who made an amazing job to make this trip come true and allowed us to have great memories of our trip . A huge thank you to our driver Nadeera who is amazing ,drove us all over the country and gave us great tips and explanation about Sri Lanka . We love the diversity of the trip which include Temple visits, elephant safari, hiking , beautifull landscape , magnificent tea fields , beautifull beaches and great cooking experience in Local Family. Thanks to the great work of Ceylon Expeditions , we stayed in marvelous hotels.The only thing we regret is that we should have stayed longer to enjoy a few days at the beach.
    A huge thank you to Lalith and the whole team and especially to our great driver/guide Nadeera. We highly recommend to travel with Ceylon Expeditions
    Written 21 March 2024
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  • Julia K
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I've just came back from the tour on Sri Lanka arranged by SriLankan Chic Holidays. It was one of my best trips ever! I crossed the island from West to East, and back. SLCH team designed such an interesting tour for us! Thanks to them I've been to Buddhist temples, I climbed on Sigiriya rock, I went to jeep safari to see the elephants, I saw how spices grow in a spices garden, I made a boat tour and went to a traditional dance performance in Kandy including fire walking. Not to mention that I was travelling with my two kids. SLCH made the tour so comfortable for us - we had a very careful and thoughtful guide. We stayed at wonderful hotels, all of them had big swimming pools which was highly appreciated by kids. And we had a good combination of lazy beach rest with active sightseeing. Thank you, guys!!!
    Written 21 August 2023
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  • Elizabeth H
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a wonderful trip through SW Sri Lanka with Jagath. He was a thoughtful and informative guide who really wanted to give us the best experience. He quickly got the hang of what we enjoyed and was happy to change plans to include things we were interested in. We would thoroughly recommend him. Sri Lanka is a beautiful country and our holiday was a perfect mix of culture and relaxation. We stayed in Kandy, Hatton, Rekawa, Galle, Ahungalle.
    Written 5 March 2024
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  • vanessa v
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a wonderfull , amazing and full experience with this company and the best guide with huge knowledge about every location , best hotels and activities , we have to say that It was our BEST tour in family . Thank you Suresh, hope to see you again on july and august.
    Written 20 November 2023
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  • Tawanda Matanda
    Harare, Zimbabwe12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Discovering Sri Lanka: A Journey Through Time and Nature
    From the bustling streets of Colombo to the serene shores of Galle, every mile traversed was a symphony of unforgettable sights, scents, and sensations.

    Colombo to Sigiriya: A Taste of History and Adventure
    After a brief rendezvous with the iconic Lion beer, having stop over at one of the eco hotels, I embarked on a journey to Sigiriya, where history whispered through the ancient walls of the Rock Fortress. Ascending the many many stairs, I marveled at the ingenuity of ancient architects and reveled in the panoramic views that stretched as far as the eye could see. And what better way to crown the day than with an elephant ride! A wonderful surprise from the equally wonderful Alokya Travel Team!

    Nuwara Eliya: Where Peaks Touch the Sky
    In the misty embrace of Nuwara Eliya, Adams Peak stood as a sentinel! The ascent was tough, being the off-season quite misty, but it was worthwhile to get to the "top of the world" quite literally like being on the wings of an airplane. Amidst rolling hills adorned with emerald tea estates, I found solace in the tranquility of the surroundings. The winding roads, though challenging, added a touch of adventure to the journey, each curve revealing a new vista to behold.

    Ella: A Symphony of Serenity
    Ella greeted me with open arms though my stay was quite short. Nevertheless, Ella's charm prevailed. The breathtaking views stretched far and wide, a testament to nature's boundless beauty.

    Yala: A Safari Adventure
    In the heart of Yala National Park. As our safari jeep traversed the rugged terrain, we encountered herds of majestic elephants and water buffalo, their gentle demeanor a stark contrast to the untamed wilderness around them. Though elusive, the absence of leopards and sloth bears did little to dampen the thrill of the adventure. I caught my first glimpse of the vast expanse of the Indian Ocean.

    Galle: A Tale of History and Tranquility
    Galle welcomed me with open arms. Amidst the labyrinthine streets, the sunset was a thing to behold. I found sanctuary in the embrace of a boutique hotel, where every corner whispered tales of bygone eras.

    Colombo: A Culinary Delight
    As my journey drew to a close, I found myself amidst the warm embrace of Colombo once more. A wonderful dinner with my guide’s family offered a glimpse into the heart and soul of Sri Lankan hospitality, a fitting finale to a journey filled with unforgettable experiences.

    In Conclusion
    With 1500 kilometers of experiences etched into my memories, I can wholeheartedly recommend Sri Lanka as a destination brimming with adventure, history, and natural beauty. A special shoutout to Alokya Tailormade, and heartfelt thanks to Amendra and Malitha for curating a truly exceptional experience. Would I recommend Alokya Tailormade to design a great holiday experience? Absolutely, they know the terrain very well and will give you classy options within any budget! Would I go back? Without a doubt. Sri Lanka, with its myriad charms, has captured a piece of my heart, and I eagerly await the day our paths cross once more.
    Written 6 February 2024
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  • Barry B
    Greatham, UK5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We visited Sri Lanka in March /April 24 for 21 days and had Ranil as our driver and guide for 18 of them. We had a draft itinerary that Ranil refined for us using his local knowledge and expertise. Along the way Ranil also took us to some additional places that we’d not been aware of that greatly enhanced our experience such as the turtle sanctuary and the tsunami memorial.
    Throughout our trip Ranil was a perfect guide and driver, always punctual with a big smile. Nothing was too much trouble for him, including arranging a birthday cake and candles!
    By the end of the trip Ranil had become a good friend and we were honoured to be invited to his home to meet his family.
    We would recommend him without hesitation - if you use him he will help to make your trip an even more wonderful adventure.
    PS Ranil enjoys cake!!
    Written 14 April 2024
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  • SMK
    Melbourne, Australia6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Kavi was extremely accommodating, very knowledgeable and made our visit to Hikkaduwa very unique. We were able to get up and close to the boats at the Hikkaduwa Harbour and turtles at the turtle hatchery.
    Written 19 August 2023
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  • Rebekah
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a fantastic time with Ceylon Awaits Tours!
    If you are thinking about travelling around Sri Lanka you should plan your trip with Ceylon awaits. Gihan the owner of the tour company planned every minute for us and did not dissapoint, he paid attention to the smallest details that you wouldnt think of yourself to make our trip even more special. Our tour guide Nihal was such a gentlemen, who made sure we were looked after at all times and made sure our trip ran as smoothly as possible. Our driver Janitha who was also a gentlmen  got us to and from our destenations safely and timely. Could not reccomend this tour operator more.
    Written 12 August 2022
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  • Umme K
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We are very glad to have chosen Volata travels for our trip to SriLanka. Due to lack of time we could visit Stilanka only for 5 days but wanted to cover a lot of places and Volata travels made it possible for us. They laid out a very detailed iterenary for us and were very flexible with any changes that we wanted to be made. The accomadations they provided were excellent. I would highly recommend choosing them for your next vacation to Srilanka, I promise you’ll have no regrets.
    Written 17 August 2023
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  • Sachin P
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This holiday was one of the best holidays we have ever had as a family. Prasad who arranged our itinerary was brilliant who sought for us a fantastic driver and tour guide, Roshan, who was a perfect host and brilliant with the kids.
    The whole tour went smoothly. I highly recommend visiting and exploring beautiful Sri Lanka, with the guidance of Prasad and his tour guide team.
    Written 16 January 2020
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  • Amanda S
    Melksham15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had an 8 day tour organised with Whittalls Travel, Kuoni. The airport rep was very personable and friendly but our whole trip was made so much more than it should have been by our travel guide, Kevin.

    Kevin is a young man who went above and beyond to make sure that we knew about anything and everything that we passed on the trip. His knowledge and enthusiasm made us all fall a lot in love with him and Sri Lanka. We travelled to Sigriya to Kandy to Nuwara Eliya to Yala to Koggola so it was a full on trip but his main priority was us and he took us on lots of adventures that we never would have contemplated until we met him.

    Well done young man, you are a star!
    Written 18 March 2024
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  • Marii
    Benalmadena, Spain3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is my first experience with 365 Ceylon Travels and the service I received was excellent. This was all made possible by the excellent customer service offered by Chris who made sure our travel itinerary fitted to our need and he was very efficient and flexible. I have no hesitation in recommending 365 Ceylon Travels for any travel requirements and this was all made possible because due to the excellent customer service offered by Chris.
    Written 20 January 2024
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