We’ve just returned from a truly brilliant holiday in Sri Lanka arranged by Olanka Travels.
Our tour consultant, Manori, was excellent whilst arranging the holiday. She put together several itinerary options then helped us to refine our tour so that it matched what we wanted to do with the hotels that we wanted to stay in. She was also happy to work in hotels from our own research, so there was complete flexibility to make sure we got exactly what we were looking for.
Manori also followed up regularly throughout the tour to ensure that everything was going well and to check whether we had any problems. It was great to have this personal follow-up. We certainly felt that Olanka was there for us should we have had any problems (we did not) and the team really seemed to care that we had a good time.
The tour itself was brilliant, Sri Lanka is such a beautiful country and everyone is very friendly. Going with a driver/guide is definitely the way to go and Asela our Olanka driver was great. He also had top knowledge of Sri Lanka both in terms of where we should go and also providing good commentary about Sri Lanka along the way. Importantly, there was no coaxing us to go to certain places to buy ‘whatever’ which put us in complete control of our holiday with no wasted time or feeling of being ripped off.
Great holiday and one we will always remember. I would highly recommend Olanka Travels to anyone. Excellent and very professional service from start to finish with a very personal touch.