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Sri Lanka Tour & Trip Reviews

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Anonymous

Aug 2018

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Highlands of Sri Lanka walking tour

Two weeks walking tour in Sri Lank. through cultural hotspots, mountain ranges, tea plantations, national parks. An excellent programme for a first discovery of th...

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Anonymous

Aug 2018

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Discovery Sri Lanka 25/02/2017

Were can I begin as this was the most amazing holiday I have ever had . From the beginning to the end there was so many great things I did, everyday was so differe...

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Anonymous

Aug 2018

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Highlands of Sri Lanka

A wonderful experience in a beautiful country. The welcoming smiles of the Sri Lankan people. Sujee was excellent - caring, helpful and knowledgeable with a passio...

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Anonymous

Aug 2018

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Highlands of sri lanka

A totally encompassing experience. Sujee the guide shared many different aspects of such a wonderful country. Not always easy =as in walking in the rain with leech...

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Anonymous

Aug 2018

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Excellent

This was one of the best trips I have ever done. The country was beautiful and very varied with excellent walking. The superb local and historical knowledge of our...

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Anonymous

Aug 2018

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A Great Experience

A fantastic experience. The weather wasn't always with us, but we enjoyed ourselves anyway. The treks were varied and very interesting. The whale watching trip is ...

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Anonymous

Aug 2018

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Highlands of sri lanka

We thoroughly enjoyed our Sri Lankan experience and found it to be very good value and well organised. It is such a stunningly beautiful green and lush country and...

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Anonymous

Aug 2018

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Highlands of Sri Lanka

A thoroughly enjoyable group tour of the southern half of Sri Lanka. Highlights included an overnight ascent of Adam's Peak and whale watching off the south coast....

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Anonymous

Aug 2018

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Great trip!

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 climbin...

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Anonymous

Aug 2018

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Highlands of Sri Lanka

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 ...

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Anonymous

Jan 2018

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Walking and cultural experience in Sri Lanka

This was a wonderful trip with an excellent guide Neelanka made this an amazing trip His English and knowledge of nature and local culture was very good His efficien...

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Anonymous

Jan 2018

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Truly an incredible country

The trip was extremely well organised! The day walks were challenging but beautiful and climbing Adams Peak is a must! Our leader Ruwan was exceptional. He really ...

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Anonymous

Jan 2018

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A fantastic experience with a first class leader and exciting experiences

A first class holiday experience with all the hall marks we have come to love from Exodus holidays. An efficient engaged leader with a real love of his country and...

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Anonymous

Jan 2018

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Sri Lanka Walking Tour

This was an amazing tour. It was very well organised. The walking was good. The countryside and people were fantastic and the guide himself was very personable...

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Jeanette

Oct 2015

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Our guide was fantastic and very informative

Our guide was fantastic and very informative nothing was a problem, we...

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Felicity

Oct 2015

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I gace this score because if people

I gace this score because if people are looking for in terms of cultur...

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Windlin

Oct 2015

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The Tourleader did his best job and

The Tourleader did his best job and tried to make our time in Sri Lanka as beautiful as it was.

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john

Oct 2015

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The Tour was great for persons our

The Tour was great for persons our age (60+). Physical commitment, new experiences and a wonderful tour leader and country, Sri Lanka, to visit. The Tour had everyth...

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Robert

Oct 2015

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It was great trip, could not have

It was great trip, could not have asked for more.

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Gloria

Oct 2015

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The length of the trip is good

The length of the trip is good along with the places ...

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Editor’s Take

What to Look for in Sri Lanka Tour Reviews

Most trip reviews tend to focus on some or all of these 5 key areas, not all of which may be relevant to you: the tour guide, travel company, service level, country or countries traveled in, and the trip itinerary.

Remember, just because you see a 1 star review doesn’t necessarily mean that person disliked the country.

Sri Lanka is a rising travel destination, new to many travelers, and until the last decade, many people were not visiting. There was a 30 year civil war that kept tourism away. Now that the war is over, there is a huge increase in tourism, and it’s growing every year. Sri Lanka hasn’t had much time to keep up with the growth, so in areas such as transportation certain issues can arise.

Public transportation is limited and often unreliable, which can be frustrating so it's important to keep an open mind and be flexible when traveling in Sri Lanka. The perk of going with a travel group is that private transportation is commonly used.

When you go with a tour group, consider the type of travel that you are doing. Many people love to visit Sri Lanka to see the religious sites, so there are Sri Lanka tours that are heavy on visiting multiple temples. If you’re more interested in seeing the nature side of the country, rather than visiting historical/religious sites, look through the tours to find an itinerary that match your interests.

Another mentioned frustration is consistently having to take off your shoes at historical sites, at some restaurants and other places. Some viewed this as uncomfortable. A simple fix is having shoes that are easy to slip on and off.

On the other end, many people who visit Sri Lanka fall in love with the country. There are few places in the world you can have the ocean, the jungle, the rainforest, and mountains all within a few hours drive from each other. The weather is warm year round, making it an ideal destination at any time of the year.

There is a plethora of things to do. Relax on the beach, visit tea plantations, explore the jungle, visit temples and historical sites. There are plenty of opportunities to see wildlife as well around the island. One of the most popular things to do in Sri Lanka is taking a scenic train ride through the country, which many trips offer in some form or another. One of the most popular train routes in the world, Ella to Kandy (or reverse), is in Sri Lanka! 

Another highlight is the opportunity to mingle with the locals. Reviews often mention how thoughtful and helpful and friendly the people of Sri Lanka are. When you have a tour guide who is a local, you get the opportunity to see the country through their eyes and learn about the life of the locals.

Sri Lanka is a country that is rich in culture and spending time with the locals really bring this to life. The people of Sri Lanka are extremely passionate about their country, and they want visitors to have a great experience and want to come back.

For a professional take on traveling in Sri Lanka, see the Travelstride Sri Lanka Guide »