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Highlights of Sri Lanka SLH

Visiting: Sri Lanka
Tour Duration 7 Days
Reviews for Highlights of Sri Lanka 4.5 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.

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5 Wendy Cowell, 29/05/15

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Climbing Lions Rock and the optional whale watching trip, and meeting wonderful new people and sharing life stories. We were so lucky to have a wonderful group of people on this tour.

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5 Gail Morris, 18/04/15

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Going by boat to eat in the village and the Ayurvedic massage.

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Our Response

We’re sorry to hear that you were unhappy with the Ox cart ride, as you felt this was cruel to the animals. I must point out that we do have a contract with all of our local agents, and guidelines which state that if there are any indicators on the animals that show signs of poor welfare, we shall remove the visit immediately. One of our Operation Managers will be visiting Sri Lanka at the end of May, and will be assessing the cart ride to make sure it abides by our Responsible Tourism guidelines, and that the animals are not being mistreated in anyway.

4 Kay Everett, 13/04/15

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This was another great trip, booked last minute but with excellent customer service from Explore. The week was very busy without much opportunity for relaxation but I enjoyed all the activities, thanks in part to a great group and tour leader. The hotels were all OK but I particularly liked the one called 'Eden' (I think) and I would have liked to stay there longer. We didn't see leopards on the safari but I didn't really expect to. The optional whale watching was a great success and well worth it. Lion's rock was spectacular. If I were to change anything I would reduce the number of visits to places where high prices and consumerism seem to be the order of the day (Wood carving, Tea plantation, Gem factory, Spice Garden - although I enjoyed the talks at this one, also suggested silks and batiks.) The botanical gardens in Kandy were optional but also well worth a visit. Sarath our guide did a great job of trying to please everyone and his knowledge and enthusiasm for the history and culture of Sri Lanka was very much appreciated. I just wish I could have done the second week in The Maldives along with others from the group, that would have been a perfect combination!

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