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Rivers & Seas Tour Reviews - Summary
96% Recommend

4.6 out of 5
Excellent 482 Great 127 Average 14 Disappointing 5 Terrible 18
Value
4.6 Guide
4.6 Activities
4.6 Lodging
4.6 Transportation
4.6 Meals
4.6

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A fantastic Trip April 2018

5.0

Sri Lankan Highlights

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
This was a great way to see and experience a lot of Sri Lanka in a short
space of time
While tracking in the Knuckle mountains we came across a tiny school in the
middle of nowhere -there were 6 young children who looked very anxious when
we all trooped into their simple classroom-within minutes one of our group
who was a teacher had us all singing a song with them trying to join in -It
was a lovely experience .


Sujee was an excellent tour leader -informative entertaining and a great
sense of humour -He also went above and beyond in terms of advice for those
of us staying in Sri Lanka after the end of his tour.


Don’t wait too long -this tour is suitable for any age !!


This was our 1st Exodus trip and we were a little apprehensive -It definately
exceeded our expectations and we will be booking with Exodus again


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Discover Sri lanka April 2018

5.0

Discover Sri Lanka

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
This was a wonderful holiday experience
Beautiful lush country
Abundant wildelife
The locals were very kind and helpful- never felt unsafe
Sights and scenes were so varied and the itinerary so diverse each day
something new and exciting to experience
Cycle on local tracks to sample a village lunch - very tasty
Safari - elephants, leopards
Whale watching
Temples
Tea plantation
Train journey
Sandy beaches
The warm Indian Ocean
The food/ delicious
I could go on...
Our tour guide - neelaka - fabulous so knowledgeable and enthusiastic with
humour
This is a must holiday who loves to explore and sample new cultures and
environments
Can’t enthuse enough about it
Thank you exodus!!
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Good Trip With Lots To See With A Good Guide April 2018

5.0

Discover Sri Lanka

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Great trip with a busy itinerary. But also a few hours free to do what you
want also. Well balanced trip.
Weather was very hot some days and the 5 mile bike ride was too hot for some.
Jungle walk was also very humid. Luckily Sigiri Rock was cool that am, but if
it had been high 90s weather that am, then that would also be a tough climb
for some. Whale watching was an optional extra but it was absolutely
brilliant, we saw lots of whales. Being a bird watcher, I counted 83
different species throughout the holiday. Along with 100+ elephants in
Kaudula National Park and the whales, the trip had lots of wildlife for
people like me to see and enjoy. All in all, a great trip, but if you don’t
like the heat, then be aware, that Sri Lanka is a hot country. There are a
few early am wake up calls, but was always worth it.

Lastly, the guide Sujeeva, was absolutely brilliant. He took us to some
amazing restaurants (and family homes) to eat every evening. The Red Snapper
on the beach was absolutely stunning. I would recommend this holiday for
anyone thinking of going to Sri Lanka.
The whale watching. An early am start but worth it.


Absolutely brilliant!


Be aware of the heat.


Only that the drive down through the Ella Gap was absolutely stunning and we
could have probably stopped for a walk to a really good view point as we
thought the drive down through the mountains was stunning.


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Sri Lankan Discovery April 2018

5.0

Discover Sri Lanka

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I thought the trip was very well organised and our guide Ruwan was excellent
Seeing a leopard in the wild . I also enjoyed The 3 visits to the houses of
local people and having the privilege of them cooking a meal for us.


Excellent could not have been better. He was kind thoughtful and very capable
with a very good knowledge of local history.


Don’t expect a relaxing holiday there is a lot of travelling on this trip
and some early morning starts


Personally I could have done without the trips to the gem factory and spice
garden. I also found the turtle hatchery quite distasteful. The turtles are
kept in very small bare tanks. Some cannot be released back 8nto the wild ans
so may spend the next 90 years in one of these awful tanks. I see a visit to
this place is not now included in your itinerary.


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Discover Sri Lanka April 2018

5.0

Discover Sri Lanka

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of this trip. It was very varied in
experiences from Buddhist temples to a taste of the local culture and life of
the villagers. The contrast of the busy noisy towns to the tea plantations ,
national parks & forest areas. The whole experience was made extra special
and interesting by our excellent guide' Bob'( his Sri Lankan name is
impossible to pronounce), who explained clearly the history, culture & life
of Sri Lanka, illustrated by his own personal stories. Hotels were of a good
standard and the food & service were on the whole good. The train ride was an
experience, expect to stand for 2 hours, though some local women made a small
seating space for me and I enjoyed hearing their life stories and they
generously wanted to share their snacks with me! Yala national park was very
good and we did see a leopard however, the game drive in Kaudulla National
park was too crowded with other viewers.
Seeing a Leopard in Yala National Park, Seeing blue wales, the white water
rafting, and visits to local villages where we were served local food and
drank from freshly cut coconuts. As well as the Buddhist Temple of the tooth.


Excellent, the best we have had yet, so informative without being over
powering, always smiling and his own personal stories brought to life the
history, religion and culture of the Island. I would live to go on another
trip led by him.


Make sure that you have a light fleece for the hills of Nuwara Ella. Have
plenty of sun cream & after sun for the coast. Be ready for sudden downpours.
Trust your leader he knows the best time to arrive at attractions which might
mean an early start! Just enjoy all the different experiences


I feel on our last day we could have explored Galle for longer and It was a
shame that we had to end our holiday at the hotel Mirage in Columbo as it was
situated on a very noisy road and our last breakfast was very poor, which was
a disappointing note to what had been a fantastic experience.


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Operator Exodus Travels

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