Overall we were happy with the tour and we would like to make specific comments:
Tour guide Lasantha Thalawinna did his job very well. He is caring and proactive. He always makes sure we are safe and satisfied as much as the circumstances dictate. For instance when Betty left her ipad at a church which we visited ,he arranged for it to be sent to the next place we visited rather than back track.
Also when Jessie left behind 4 pieces of clothing in Negembo he followed through but the hotel only could find 3 piecess less a jacket which was the most valuable of all. We collected it on the way to the airport prior to departure. Jessie has written directly to the Managing Director of Jetwing Hotels and you may like to pursue this matter to bring it to a conclusion. Lasantha has good knowledge of the places visited. He is obliging in our quest to know local cultures and shopping, stopping at fruit markets to enjoy quality Sri Lanka produce.
Driver Charith is skilled and careful despite the state of the roads after the heavy rainstorms and the ongoing repairs. He knows the roads well and is a caring driver as well.
We are thankful that you have chosen this pair for our tour and would highly recommend to our friends to have them when they book tours through Holiday Tours Spore/Jetwing Sri Lanka.
The hotels were good and we are glad that they are very clean. I visited Sri Lanka for business many times in the 1970s and certainly I note the progress made. Congratulations to the people of Sri Lanka and we wish you well.
The breakfast in the hotels were excellent though we chose to be curried out. However we cannot say the same for the lunches especially those at Dambulla and Matale.
Overall it was a good trip down the memory lane for me and a good experience for the others.
Thank you and Happy new Year