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Wildlife Tour Reviews - Summary
99% Recommend

4.7 out of 5
Excellent 5,575 Great 1,657 Average 136 Disappointing 32 Terrible 25
Value
4.7 Guide
4.7 Activities
4.7 Lodging
4.7 Transportation
4.7 Meals
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Excellent August 2018

5.0

Antarctic Peninsula

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
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When can I go back? August 2018

5.0

Land of the Jaguar - Reverse

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
This was a terrific holiday, despite the weather being the coldest on record
for that time of year.
Predictably, seeing a jaguar for the first time.


Tony was excellent. His knowledge of the wildlife was first rate. And he came
horseriding with us on the last day!


Don't assume the weather is going to be hot, whatever the online sites tell
you in advance. When we arrived in Cuiaba it was hot and humid - then the
cloud rolled in, so thick that it sometimes looked like twilight at midday.
It rained - not a lot, but if I hadn't taken a raincoat I'd have been in
trouble. Going upriver into the wind was a bitterly cold experience, and
everyone was wearing everything they had. Six layers! The guides had scarves
round their faces, dark glasses, and woolly hats. All you see was their
eyes... and those eyes gave us four jaguar sightings. The wildlife came out
to platy whatever the temperature. But when we arrived at the Araras
Eco-lodge the weather changed, and it was glorious.


The Jaguar Houseboat did not have Wi-Fi, so we had to play games when it was
too cold and wet to do anything else in between boat trips. The food was
great. The Araras Eco-lodge was wonderful, with friendly staff, good food,
and a cayman almost within touching distance of every room. (They eat fish,
luckily.) There were no mosquitoes, which was a surprise. I've been on a lot
of Exodus holidays, but this was one of the best.


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Operator Exodus Travels

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Great trip! August 2018

4.0

Highlands of Sri Lanka

  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0
A thoroughly enjoyable and well planned trip. Our guide Sujan was great.
Hotels of good standard. Good bunch of people.
Seeing the devotion of old people climbing Adam's Peak.


Excellent, very amusing.


Wear socks on temple visits to avoid burnt feet. Leeches are a problem, wear
leech socks (£20) or poly bags inside your boots (free).


Camping was disappointing (and I do a lot of camping). I would have liked to
have included Anuradhapura and Polonnawura and instead miss out on the day
spent hanging around a (wet) tea planter's bungalow after the Adams Peak
climb. We were in Galle during the Buddhist New Year and museums/churches
were closed.


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Operator Exodus Travels

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Highlands of Sri Lanka walking tour August 2018

5.0

Highlands of Sri Lanka

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Two weeks walking tour in Sri Lank. through cultural hotspots, mountain
ranges, tea plantations, national parks. An excellent programme for a first
discovery of the Country, its traditions, its people and its wildlife.
I particularly enjoyed the trekkings in the Knuckles Ranges, but found
extremely interessing as well the atmosphere of the Temple of the Tooth in
Candy and the train journey from Ella to Badulla. Most pleasant place to
stroll and relax definitely Galle.


Sujeewa, our team leader has been truly excellent: very knowledgeable on
subjects as different as Wildlife, history, traditional handicrafting. He has
also been extremely nice to all of us, attentionate and helpful as well as an
excellent organiser.


It is a very good tour for thos who want to discover a wide range of aspects
of Sri Lanka. Walking is an integral part of the trip but not overwelming on
other activities such as cultural visits etc.


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Highlands of Sri Lanka August 2018

4.0

Highlands of Sri Lanka

  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0
Good walking and sight seeing and experience of Sri Lanka. Adequate/good
hotels.
Seeing the leopard in Yala national park.
Staying in tea plantation bungalow.
Walk to Ella Rock and Little Adams Peak.


Sujan- very knowledgeable, friendly, calm and experienced.
Could pronounce place names slower please and clearer and talk about only one
day at a time to avoid confusion.


Take socks for hot temple courtyards, ear plugs for occasional noisy air
conditioning. Beware of hot spicy food, including salad and soup, test
everything before you eat. But the curried meat is often mild, the heat is in
the sauce.


Adams Peak was so crowded as to be dangerous. The top half was inaccessible
owing to numbers of people. NKAR should have known this. A big
disappointment.
2.5 hours in jeep on Knuckles with sideways seats and no seat belts, being
thrown about on a road that was barely servicable was not a good experience.
Why change hotels in Kandy - unnecessary.
Why go to a hotel in Colombo when we did not see the town? Stay near airport?
Walking round Kandy lake horrid and polluted when beside road. Only temple
side of lake is enjoyable.
Horton Plains disappointing-crowded with noisy people and so no wildlife.
Rethink!


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Operator Exodus Travels

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