Thank you for arranging a fabulous trip. If I tried to pick out the highlights, I’d just about list the entire itinerary! Apart from seeing the south western part of the country, we were specifically interested in our ancestors former homes and tea plantations and we were very successful in finding those.

All the hotels were great. The only slight negative was the location of Amaara Sky Hotel in Kandy (which was our choice) as it is well outside walking distance to the city.

The planned activities were excellent and in particular the guides – Juliet Coombe in Galle, and the boatman on the Kapu Ela River. The driver/guide on our three game drives at Udawalawe was amazing – his knowledge and what he could spot was incredible. Sri Sivalingam in Colombo was so interesting and informative.

However, the absolute gem on our trip was our driver/guide Udaya! He is exceptional – pleasant, courteous, a superb driver (I get horribly nervous on winding mountain roads, but at all times felt fully confident of his driving). Nothing was ever a problem or difficult for him, especially when we were trying to find remote plantations. He was informative but never intrusive, always bright and cheerful – we couldn’t have had better – he was wonderful!

So many thanks to everyone who had a hand in the organisation of our trip – we both thoroughly enjoyed it.