Sri Lanka Family Holiday
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Our guide, Rohan was a major factor in our enjoyment of the holiday. We feel very lucky.
Mr D - Travelled in August 2012
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
Miss B - Travelled in August 2012
We have done 7 of these types of holidays. Nala is one of the best we have had.
Mrs C - Travelled in July 2012
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
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