Sensational Sri Lanka Part 5
Value for money
Now is the time to go! Pricing has increased since the war ended in 2009 however accommodation at top quality 5 star properties are available at under $200 a night.
This is fantastic value keeping in mind that next door India charges double for its accommodation. In fact the largest chunk of tourists to Sri Lanka are from its next door neighbour.
Sri Lanka is a mainly hassle free. When travelling with family and especially smaller ones long journeys are a killer. Not so with Sri Lanka as the size of the country allows you to break your trip into easily manageable trips keeping travel time down to 3-5 hours. You can also mix it up with road and train journeys. The climb up from Kandy to Nanu Oya (Nuwara Eliya) or further on to Bandarawela is a gem for kids of all ages. There’s lots to take in on the way: from the quaint little stations dotting the track to the acres after acres of lush terraced tea plantations that this country is known for. Similar train journeys can be done along the coast between Colombo-Galle and Colombo -Trincomalee shopping.
Thank you for arranging a fantastic tour of Sri Lanka for us. You have always looked after our travel needs very well, but you clearly have a great knowledge and expertise when it comes to touring Sri Lanka and we definitely benefited from this. We were very well looked after by our driver Denver who was at the airport on our arrival and made sure we were looked after the whole time until our departure. He was a very safe and good driver and a wealth of information during the tour. The hotels we were booked into and the attractions we visited were all first class. We of course took many photos, but I attach one which is particularly good. It is of us having an elephant ride, just before the elephant squirted me with water. We would have no hesitation in recommending that our friends contact you to arrange their next holiday in Sri Lanka, and would love to get back there again as soon as we can. RegardsPeter Davis, Davis Lawyers