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Ms. Duddi K – Israel

We are a couple from Israel, and we were in Sri Lanka for our honeymoon in September 2012.
During the trip we were at UBR few nights. Excellent hotel, very high class and very accommodating staff. Recommended!

We were in Sri Lanka for two weeks, during which time we were with a tour guide / driver from Showlanka Tours. This is an excellent tour company with professional guides, pleasant, friendly and English speakers workers.
Even before we arrived they took care of all the necessary arrangements for the trip: Plan a route precisely to our needs and desires, reservations for the hotels we asked for according to the level and budget we wanted, tour sites tickets (if needed).
Hotel prices were always lower than what we have seen on online booking websites. In some cases, we wanted hotels that were fully booked (according to the websites), but our guide arranged a room for us just as we wanted…

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Mr. Edelchan – Germany

The easiest way to travels around the island is with your own driver – what is really affordable in Sri Lanka. The traffic here is nothing for our driving habits – better, one enjoys laid-back the surroundings and the life passing by. A specific feature in Sri Lanka: many lodgings offer a free driver’s accommodation. Our local travel agency Showlanka Tours and their driver knows them all and can give recommendations and take care of any reservation. To us our driver was during 3 weeks a good companion, interesting conversational partner and attentive careful driver. At the airport we bought on arrival a local pre-paid card for an old mobile phone we have brought. So we could always get easy in contact with our driver. In Sri Lanka also calls to foreign countries are relatively cheap. We enjoyed to stay in a mix of different kind of accommodations, in charming family-run guest houses, an old colonial house, an architectural jewel of modern design and a luxurious small planter’s house.

Today Sri Lanka is a miraculous and safe travel destination. We were astonished how much is to be discovered on such a small spot on earth not bigger than Bavaria: tropical palm beaches, lush green rain forests, botanical gardens, elephants and leopards Safaris, tea plantations in the chill humid highland, mountain landscapes with deep gaps and waterfalls, king’s sites, colonial culture beside Buddhist temples, living religions and ceremonies – and really good curry…

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Ms. Silverteen – S.W Wales

just returned from 14 nights in Sri lanka, our first time in SL and we loved it. Such a beautiful country from the Rolling hills of the hill country, to beautiful tropical beaches and fantastic wildlife.

First off i just want to say that 99% of the sri lankans we met were very friendly and respectful, even those selling were not pushy, but many were just keen to say hello and share a smile.

First off we flew from gatwick via dubai with Emirates, the flights were excellent, with just 2 hour lay over in dubai and the planes were superb, with excellent food and entertainment and comfy seats, We were even lucky enough to be upgraded to 1st class for free on the gatwick to dubai leg and it was a great start to our trip…

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Mr. Olav D – Norway

We were so lucky to spend 3 nights in a bungalow in Yala national park. It was more than fantastic. Our tour operator in Sri Lanka, Showlanka, had arranged this for us. It had been very difficult to get us booked in this bungalow as it is very popular. We can not thank Showlanka tour operator enough! We new from last year that there are too many jeeps in yala, and all the tourists go on the main road. This time as we stayed several days in the bungalow far away into the national park, we did not see any jeeps so we had quiet days only us and the wildlife. It was amazing to have spotted dear, leopard, wild boar, mungo, squirrels, monkeys, bats and civette cats among us, as well as the frogs, lizards and birds. From happy, happy norwegians Olav and Beate…

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Mrs. Miram

Currently we are finishing a two-week trip to Sri Lanka with a travel agency Show Lanka Tours, which provided a wonderful guide and driver - Genco. Already the country they sent us a detailed plan of the destinations, attractions and hotels. We explained to them that we

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Mr. Shteker

We drove a two-week trip to Sri Lanka and hired the services of a Show Lanka. The guide was excellent, patient, a good driver and knew every place where we wanted to go. The vehicle was large, comfortable and reliable. The guide spoke English so we got a great

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Mr. Bar

Show lanka we organized a lovely week trip to Sri Lanka, do not forget all our lives. Cordial reception beginning time and date. Later we had an exemplary organization of the hotels where we (5 per week). We experienced a safe and relaxed driving

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