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Colin Mottershead

''From 13th-30th August 2012 we took our 4 children, aged from 7 to 14, to Sri Lanka for a 2 ½ week holiday. Tailormade to suit our requirements by Paradise Vacations, the holiday consisted of a week travelling around the country, sandwiched between 2 stays at beach resorts – at the beginning 2 days north of Colombo, at Negombo, at the end, 1 week south of the capital in Bentota (including 1 night in Galle). The beach resorts were excellent: our 2 days in Negombo were a welcome rest after the journey and a good way to recover from the jetlag. Bentota was a relaxing end to the holiday, with plenty to occupy our children, and we all enjoyed our night’s stay in Galle, loved the old town, the tuk tuks!, the shells on the beach, and much more! The week we spent travelling round the country was incredible – fascinatingly varied, from the cultural and historical (Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Polonnaruwa, Ancient Tooth Relic in Kandy) to the incredible wildlife (Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, Minneriya National Park, Yala National Park) and also other interests such as spice gardens, batik factory and tea factory. All were interesting and informative, although obviously aimed at tourists. Our driver, Jagath, stayed with us for the duration of our week’s travelling, and was a real character: professional, informative and friendly, and obviously experienced at taking holidaymakers round the sights, he had a lovely personality and sense of humour and was great with the kids.''

Alison Cunningham

''Hello Prabath We had a fantastic time in Sri Lanka, it was a real adventure for us. Everything went very smoothly all the arrangements went to plan apart from the bus trip in Dubai. We arrived early in the morning and mentioned to reception that we had a trip booked for the afternoon which the lady confirmed we were booked on 3.00 at oclock. Naively we assumed that the bus would stop at the hotel to pick us up but it didn't arrive. It wasn't till we got home and went through all the papers we had accumulated and found a travel voucher. Were we supposed to book that trip ourselves? Anyway rather than not see anything of Dubai which would have been a waste we asked the reception to order us a taxi and the driver took us around all the sites he charged us $40. The rest of the holiday went according to plan and I must say our guide Jaga was excellent he went out of his way to make everything easy for us. We would recommend Sri Lanka as a holiday destination and would consider going back to see more of the wildlife in the future. Many thanks Alison Cunningham''

Chelvi Nava

''Hi Prabath, Sure, happy to give you feedback. We were happy with the holiday; Singapore we probably could have done with a better hotel so 4* next time, but proximity to my bro's place was good and in the end all we did was sleep there so that was fine. KL the hotel was great, slap bang in the middle of KL and we liked the hotel. Air Asia was better than Emirates! Thank you very much for the complimentary transfer back to the airport on Saturday night/Sunday morning. Regards Chelvi Nava''

Julian & Laura

''Dear Pradeesh, Thank you so much for organising such a wonderful trip for us. Everything has been perfect. The hotels, the guides, the different locations and the weather. We wish you all a very Happy 2014 Kind regards, Julian and Laura''