We have been so pleased with how this holiday has turned out. Booking with Sri Lankan Dreams was a bit worrying as it was difficult to find reviews outside the website. It has all worked out extremely well. We are delighted how everything has worked with SLD. And our driver (Ranjith) truly enhanced our trip with his knowledge and patience, and we have been so happy to leave things in his capable hands which has made the trip not only fun, informative & exciting tour, relaxing too.
Thank you SLD – we will definitely recommend you and hopefully book again.J Rennie, UK (July 2018)
Best guide we had in any country (Vips) – gentle, friendly, polite, engaged.
Sri Lanka lived up to expectations of a fabulous holiday with history, beach, snorkeling, climbing Sigiriya etc – perfect for family with teenagers.
Suggested itineraries and versions were excellent from Sarah – really perfect service.Declan O’Mahony, UK (July 2018)
This was our first trip to Sri Lanka. We had no reconsidered ideas of what to expect. We had been advised by our friends to ask for Sherman to be our driver. He did not let us down. He was worth his height in gold. He took care of everything for us at each hotel. He made sure we were checked in before he left us. He was safe and careful driver. He was obliging and helped us with everything we needed. When I recommend Sri Lankan Dreams to my friends I’ll definitely recommend they ask for Sherman. HE is an asset to your company and you should not let him go. He is interesting and knowledgeable.
The hotels were varied and individual. Each with it’s own merits but consistently the staff were always polite, helpful and friendly. All our needs were met. The food were always varied and tasty and plentiful. Overall we had an amazing holiday and we will definitely come back.Andrew Rooney, Scotland (July 2018)
I write this overlooking Ella gap from our beautiful room here at 98 Acres (wow!)
I am on my first visit to Sri Lanka travelling alone with my 3 children and I have to say I am loving every single place we have visited so far. I had felt safe and very confident with our driver Deepthi. As recommended you definitely need a driver with local knowledge to enjoy all that this beautiful country has to offer. I don’t think any country has so many different things to see and do as Sri Lanka does.Cheri Venes, UK (July 2018)
Sarah from Sri Lankan Dreams put together a 26 night tour package including top Option Accommodation and half board which includes Breakfast and a Dinner. As some of the Accommodation is isolated this saves having to look for food in the evening.
The tour was great with highlights of Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage with 40 mid to small Elephants frolleking in the river and all the antics they get up to. Then there was two Safaris which were amazing. We had a close encounter with a herd of Elephants who were protecting a baby. I got amazing footage on video. Botanical Gardens in Kandy were also great. Sigiriya and Anuradhapura were cultural experiences not to be missed. Climbing Little Adams Peak and Cave Rock Temple were also a must.
Accommodation generally was great. We had two bad experiences that Farzaan the Manager was able to fix. We would recommend not going to Sinharaja Rain Forest as the walk is leech infested and very dangerous under foot. Stay away from Boulder Gardens Accommodation.
The motive for the holiday was a relaxing Beach stay. We made the mistake of splitting it four days Trincomalee and four days Passikudah. Give Trinco a miss as it is too isolated with nothing to do. Anantaya
Resort Passikudah was amazing. We were upgraded to third walk up beach view and I would highly recommend to pay the difference and do that. The facilities are great and there is Swimming, yoga, Jet Skiing, Snorkling and Sailing. All of the extras are paid for by us and we could decide to do them or not.
The other accommodation was great to fantastic with our final stay in Negombo at the amazing Heritance. It is so much nicer than the first Negombo Resort and we wish we’d stayed two nights here at both ends of our amazing holiday.
We had Private Vehicles and Driver Guides Shiral who was great, until he got sick and management decided to replace him so that we wouldn’t catch whatever it was he had. That was considerate of them. Sam was our replacement knowledgeable driver and Sherman drove us the six hours from Passikudah to Negombo.
All in all it was a action filled adventure followed by a relaxing beach stay. I would highly recommend Srilankan Dreams to anyone looking for a well organised trip at a reasonable price.George Till, Australia (June 2018)