Sri Lanka was even more beautiful than I imagined with a diversity of landscapes and the friendliest people. Kumara our guide and driver was exceptional and went out of his way to make our holiday everything and more than we had hoped. All the hotels we stayed in were lovely especially the one in Kandy which was superb. It is difficult to choose the best bits as it was all good but the tented safari was great. Seeing all the animals we had hoped including leopards and even bear and then the icing on the cake seeing blue whales when we stayed at the beach for a few days at the end of the holiday. The down sides for me were the humidity as the heat made the hiking more difficult and I couldn't do Sigiria as I would have melted away. The last hotel we stayed in was lovely but there wasn't much around within walking distance and with hindsight it might have been better to stay in Galle itself. Altogether we have had a phenomenal holiday which was well organised and ran like clockwork. I would highly recommend using Evaneos and local tour operators.