Client travels: A Sri Lanka adventure

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By a long way, our favourite part of our job is hearing all about your holidays and experiences when you get home. When we design your holidays, we’re truly invested in designing the very best tailormade adventure for you. We want to tick all of your boxes, have you experiencing moments you’ll never forget and sights you may never have uncovered without our help.

So, receiving feedback and photos like this really is the cherry on the cake of it all.

A huge thank you to Chelsea and James for sharing their Sri Lanka holiday adventure with us. We’re so pleased you had such a brilliant time. And we can’t blame you for wanting to return – it’s a country that will never be knocked off our holiday wishlist (regardless of how many times we make it there!)



Chelsea and James’ Sri Lanka holiday review


Ayubowan” – is how you say “Hello” in Sri Lanka.

Usually myself and my husband have a rule where we never visit the same destination twice… Sri Lanka is now an exception.

At the end of November 2023, we left the UK and flew into Columbo, the capital city of Sri Lanka. We had no idea what to expect and we were looking for a place that we would never forget… and we got just that!

The people, the heat, the landscapes, the culture, the food this place has it all! I didn’t eat meat for almost 2 weeks – not because I didn’t want to, just because the fruit and the vegetables, the dhal curries, the recipes they have, and the colours and flavours are so different to what we have at home. This, along with many reasons, is why we didn’t want to leave.

Rebecca from Holiday Architects was incredible. She knew exactly what we were looking for out of a trip, and excelled in all areas. We were able to do a variety of activities from strolling around the beautiful old city of Galle, seeing the stilt fishermen work, moving on to the amazing safari in Yala National Park and managing to see an array of wildlife including elephants, water buffalo, crocodiles, monkeys and more!!

Taking tuk-tuk rides to rice paddies and eating home made dhal curries with our fingers from a lilly pad will be a day I’ll never forget. And of course, tasting the Sri Lankan delicacy of Buffalo curd! The Turtle Hatchery was an amazing experience to witness and be a part of and learn about. We also had some creative, and perhaps unusual requests for Rebecca during the planning process – but she ticked every box…  pottery classes and mask painting were on our wish list and we were not disappointed!

This country is truly unbelievable and even though we only travelled half of it we need to go back to do the other half! Rebecca clearly knows her locations, activities as well as hotels extremely well. Everything she designed matched our brief entirely and made it completely bespoke to us. None of this would have been possible without her planning and going above and beyond to make this trip so memorable.

Sri Lanka truly has a place in our hearts.”


Chelsea and James, HA Sri Lanka clients, November 2023



A big thank you to Chelsea and James for sharing this lovely review of their Sri Lanka holiday and the brilliant photos to match. We’re so pleased you had such a wonderful time! (And that you fell as in love with the country as we have!)

If you’d like our Rebecca to design you a Sri Lanka holiday that’s as perfect for you as this one was for Chelsea and James, you know what to do. Give us a call on 01242 253 073 or get a quick quote, to start you holiday planning now. Whether you want to spend your time mask painting or beach lounging, Rebecca (or our other brilliant Sri Lanka specialist, Lisa) can help.



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