He's wall , Wirral
- The Sri Lankan tour was well balanced with a full on itinerary the first week and a more relaxed second week. Tikari the guide was excellent. We feel that 18 people was too big a group and there was no spare space in the mini bus for rucksacks.
The extension and third week was a wonderful relaxed time on the boat. The crew were superb and along with Teddy the guide excellent at spotting manta rays and dolphins at sea. We enjoyed wonderful food three times a day.
There were two boats sailing together with a total of fifteen people which is not ideal as the guide was dividing his time between the two boats.
We think that Explore should inform customers that alcohol cannot be brought into the Maldives as it s a Muslim country. Any alcohol found in baggage is confiscated by customs and a receipt given for collection on leaving the country. There is also the risk of a night in jail. Alcohol is served on board by non Maldivian members of the crew and wine is 30 /35 dollars a bottle with gin sold by the litre at 60 dollars.
An amazing holiday but please Explore remember that your customers book with you because they like small groups and the numbers seem to be increasing on the tours.
Published on: 05 December 2016