Guest Reviews


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“The girls loved the (Junior Rangers) certificates - very good idea, thank you. The care and commitment you gave to making the holiday work for us was exceptional…The Chauffeurs knowledge and ‘presence’ made a vast difference to our holiday. This was the best summer holiday ever and has been the talk of the girls’ school.”

– Emma Scott, UK


“Dear Chamintha and Ayu team, Thank you so much for organising such a memorable holiday for us in Sri Lanka. It was far more than a holiday and we really felt we got an insight into the true Sri Lanka. Your choices of accommodation were perfect, especially for our pool loving children. All the guides who accompanied us fulfilled all our expectations; they were so knowledgeable, warm and friendly and clearly have a passion for what they do. We are finding it hard to single out highlights, but we feel honoured to have been able to ‘go off the tourist trail’ and meet real Sri Lankans. The only thing I would change would be to have stopped longer!! Thank you so much, Margaret, James, Elliot and Martha xxx”

– Margaret Tole, UK


“I cannot recommend Ayu in the Wild highly enough! The itinerary was very well paced with the right amount of relaxation and adventure. We opted for a variety of accommodations (hotel, eco lodge, heritage village, tent, beach resort) and each of them exceeded expectations. All of our tour guides were very professional, knowledgeable and personable. We covered a lot of ground in Sri Lanka and could not have put this trip together ourselves with confidence. This really was a low stress vacation due to the fact that Chamintha had vetted every piece and all we had to do was show up!”

– Megan Hayes Long, USA


“I have sung your praises as an agent. It was obvious to us that you have travelled your own country extensively and as a result we were the beneficiaries of your superb knowledge. I so enjoyed the beautiful buildings we stayed in, I loved the people we met who were so eager for us to have a good time. I think my two favorite places were Ella and Ulagalla and of course that ocean with its perfect swimming temperature for me!! And the ultimate surprise were your birds! Thank you for giving me the most memorable trip as a Mum that I will remember forever.”

– Catherine Jackson, South Africa



“We just returned from a 2.5 week trip around Sri Lanka, curated by Ayu in the Wild. It is by far the most insightful and personalised trip we have had whilst using a travel company. Our 4 year old son and 2 year old daughter were enthralled. The trip was tailored to all of our very specific needs - car seats, environmentally sustainable, child friendly hands-on experiences, no drives longer than 2.5 hours (at nap time!) and true insights into Sri Lanka's cultural heritage and natural wonders. The highlight was the experiences that allowed us to meet families just like our own, on the other side of the world. Chamintha and her team were brilliant and touched base on the way.”

– Alana Yap, Singapore


“Everything - the 10 day trip they planned for us went extremely well. We had provided some details about our interests, age and finances and away we went. We loved our expert driver Raj and birding expert Dhanu and discovered many beautiful places and people along the way. I'd love to go north next time, and if we do, we'll do it with the AYU team. Thanks very much...”

– Jane Halliday & Michael Leighton Jones, Australia


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