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Sri Lanka Family Holiday

15 days Sri Lanka, Asia
Adventure level: 
3. Moderate
3
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Family Holidays | Min age 7yrs
Trip code: 
HHFL
Trip Highlights: 
See wild animals on an exciting jeep safari in Uda Walawe National Park
Camp in the middle of a tea plantation
Climb Lion Rock
See the incredible Buddhist temples & Glorious golden beaches
Cycle through the village of Pewehera
Flight Inclusive prices from
Child £2,051 Adult £2,279
Price includes flights, transfers, all accommodation and entry fees, as well as a selection of meals. More info »
Prices without flights from
Child £1,256 Adult £1,395
Price includes everything listed above, excluding flights and transfers.
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We wanted to experience the colour, smells and culture of a different continent but hadn't the time or confidence  to piece together a trip from scratch. So we put ourselevs in the hands of The Adventure Company. The decision was completely vindicated.

Shaw Family

James Jobson
19th Jan 2014
I rate this trip
5
more than just a holiday, an inspirational trip of a lifetime

Our group leader was Aartie. She made the holiday special; there was nothing that she wouldn't do to make our stay as comfortable and enjoyale as possible. She really went above and beyond the call of duty. She was entertaining, informative and inspirational. She helped us see the world from a differant perspective ans she enabled us to see the real India by offering us extra activities that weren't apart of the holiday package . She was more than a tour guide and became our friend. I could go on for ages about how amazing she was but to sum it up she made the trip special.

- Travel light - If you're going to give money to beggars, do it discretely - Always haggle - Get Aartie as your tour guide
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Keith Robertshaw
23rd Sep 2012
I rate this trip
5
A family holiday of a lifetime in beautiful Sri Lanka

Pathi was fantastic. There for us all the time. He drove the minibus, sorted out our problems (of which there weren't many), advised us on what was and wasn't expected or advisable, and was a constant guide on what we were seeing, or experiencing. We would not have anjoyed the holiday anything like as much without him. 

Try a bit of everything. Wander the markets, watch the fruit bats at dusk, ride a train and a tuk tuk at least once. Get up early so you see struff and then relax in the afternoon or in the van. Ask where the milk is from. We avoided milk for the first hal;f of the holiday until we realised that much of it comes from reputable dairies (a bit like Unigate) and is pasteurised and no problem. But drink bottled water and avoid ice cubes etc. We didn't get much in the way of stomach aches or sickness (i was only mildly off colour on one day) but it was probably because we took precautions.
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Karen Mortimer
19th Sep 2012
I rate this trip
5
Elephant ride

Cannot praise the group leader enough - he was simply excellent!

Mrs M - Travelled in August 2012

 

***** Comment from The Adventure Company ******

We have asked our product manager for this trip to ensure that the hotel in Polonnaruwa takes action to ensure that the hotel meets our health and safety requirements. If this does not happen we will review whether we continue to use this accommodation.


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Peter Duerden
19th Sep 2012
I rate this trip
5
We enjoyed seeing so much of the country

Our guide, Rohan was a major factor in our enjoyment of the holiday. We feel very lucky.

 

Mr D - Travelled in August 2012

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William Hargreaves
18th Sep 2012
I rate this trip
4
The wildlife

He (Pathiraja) was just superb. We quickly learnt to trust him and he quickly realised that if we said "we don't want to visit a silk factory" or "can you arrange a bullock cart ride" (great for birdwatching, by the way) he would comply with our requests.  I don't need to go on other than to say he was extremely helpful at all times.

Mr H - Travelled in August 2012

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Andrew Dobson
6th Sep 2012
I rate this trip
5
Outstanding Guide

Outstanding.

 

Miss B - Travelled in August 2012

 

 

 


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Elizabeth Coleby
5th Sep 2012
I rate this trip
5
The kids loved the turtle hatchery.

We have done 7 of these types of holidays. Nala is one of the best we have had.

 

Mrs C - Travelled in July 2012

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Nadine Storey
5th Sep 2012
I rate this trip
5
The guide, Nalaka Palipane, was excellent.
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Ms O
23rd Jan 2012
I rate this trip
5
Loads and loads of highlights
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Mrs H
20th Jan 2012
I rate this trip
5
We loved the elephant ride

Su was a fantastic guide. He was very knowledgeable and extremely committed. His english was second to none & we had lots of laughs on the trip. Su never stopped smiling!!

Mrs H - Travelled in July 2011

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Mrs M
10th Jan 2012
I rate this trip
3
Sri Lanka

On several occasions we missed lunch or got a snack very late as the guide forget to ask the driver to stop.
The guide didn't give us any indication of what activities would involve and suitable clothing etc needed.  This meant that we often seemed to be wearing inappropriate clothing when we got soaking wet.  
Optional activities were ignored unless we specifically asked for them to be booked.
The trip to a tea factory did not happen despite it being discussed earlier in the day.  We did not get any explanation as to why this was.  

Mrs M - Travelled in December 2011

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