Wonderful trip to Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Trincomalee, Dambulla beautifully organized by Beyond escapes and Ruwan. Lovely hotels. TIntagel, Ulagalla, Habarana Lodge and Kandalama. Take socks for temple visits in Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa as the sand gets super hot and you have to remove sandals and shoes. Climb Sigiriya early morning as the heat intensifies during the day. Don't miss the elephants at Minneriya watering hole.
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I had the most amazing 2 weeks trip ever to Sri Lanka (May 2016) . The island really does have so much to offer - nature, amazing beaches and countryside, beautiful wildlife, the most incredibly interesting historical and religious sites, wonderful food, good choice of accommodation to suit all budgets... I could go on and on! Undoubtedly the best way to see the country is to hire a guide and/or driver - it's the fastest way to cover a lot of ground and see all the sites but more importantly, it's how you are most likely to gain a true insight into the Sri Lankan way of life and the lovely Sinhalese people! I spent much of my time with Clude a guide I met in Colombo. He is a fantastic driver who works for Beyond escapes, we traveled around much of the country and had so many good times on the way. Although we also used trains and buses a fair amount of time too (as they are quite an experience, super cheap, and not to be missed!). One of the most memorable evenings was in a little hut on a beach in the south, sharing a huge barbecued fish, drinking, making music and singing with a bunch of fishermen who were about to head off to sea for 3 months! The country really does deserve a flourishing tourist industry and the people work hard to ensure tourists of all kinds will have a good time. I went over there on my own, but came back with fantastic memories and a couple of friends for life! If anyone would like details of the guide and driver, don't hesitate to get in touch.
I specially thanks Mr.Ruwan Rathnayake , Managing Director Beyond Escapes for the all arrangements. It was an amazing experience for me and my family. All the best you and your team. Excellent service and well organized. Thanks again.
We will be there again soon with our other friends too.
Beyond Escapes organised another really fabulous trip to Kandy and then the beach. I have been to Sri Lanka many times and used to book the hotels myself, but have found that Beyond Escapes can get better deals. We had to change our plans, and Ruwan sorted it all out with no difficulty at all. Highly recommended.