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What Our Clients Say 

Don't just take our word for, have a look at what our clients have to say about holidays we have tailor-made for them. 
Dear Manoj 
While we are sitting poolside at Taru Villa Bentota I thought now would be the perfect time to drop you a note, hopefully you may use it for any ‘clients comments’ areas you have set up. 
From the moment Rajith our guide welcomed us at the arrivals hall until this poolside moment, Karen & I have truly had the most memorable, seamless and stress free vacation in all the years we have travelled together (many many). 
It would be too long a read to mention all the highlights of our time here but one of 2 things stand out: 
1) The quality of each of the 5 hotels you have booked for us was exceptional. Cinnamon Lodge was a fabulous starting point, great room, attentive service (once our early check in issues were over) and fabulous buffet to cater for so many guests. Kandy for 1 night was also extremely high standard. Then on to Grand Lodge, although the room was not up to the other hotels the history, staff and restaurant were 1st class, plus we did not travel to Sri Lanka for the room so this was not a major downside for us. 
98 Acres in Ella was eye opening and jaw dropping. From the view from our room, to the wonderful service and culinary delights offered at the restaurant this hotel was something unique and very special. 
Then in to this little gem in Bentota. We thought 98 Acres would be hard to beat but this place has is the epitome of calm and making their guests feel so special. Having now walked the spectacular shoreline and sipping our cocktail and beer at poolside it could not be a more perfect place to finish our trip. 
2) It cannot go without mention the attention to detail our wonderful guide Rajith gave. We did at first wonder how things would work being with a guide for 9-10 days but it didn’t take us long to figure out how lucky we were to have him with us. He wasn’t just a guide, he was our chauffeur, professor of all things Sri Lankan, totally punctual and trustworthy, went out of his way to find me the best currency exchange companies, our bodyguard, entertainer and in the end we have found a new friend. 
I realise these guys maybe aren’t remunerated particularly well but this guy needs to be looked after by your Sri Lankan counterpart or they may lose him to a competitor. He is a walking one man Sri Lankan tourist board. We did give him a token of our appreciation and can only hope the agency he works for over here give him enough work so other lucky visitors can benefit from spending time with him. He was our angel and he really did make the whole trip special for us. I could not be more sincere of how we felt of him. 
So thank you for going out of your way in making this a special trip for us, you said it would be the trip of a lifetime and that’s how it felt all along. 
We shall definitely be singing your praises to friends and family and hope to travel again with you some day. 
- Sri Lanka, February 2024 | Phil & Karen S. 
We have nothing but the highest of praise for Tailored Journeys. Personally recommended by my brother, I did not know what to expect as we have never had a holiday planned for us before-and we couldn't have been happier or more delighted with the whole experience. Manoj made it easy for us-our 40th wedding anniversary celebration-we knew we wanted a safari with a beach finish, but little else! Having patiently steered us through choices, we narrowed it to Kenya and Zanzibar, and Tailored journeys designed the trip of a lifetime! From the moment we were met at the airport in Nairobi, until we returned to fly home, everything ran smoothly-it felt as if we didn't have to think for ourselves! All pre-arranged excursions, lodges, game drives, transfers etc worked like a dream- exactly as set out in our itinerary. Manoj even 'checked in' via WhatsApp part way through to see if all was ok! I cant really comment on 'hitches' as we didn't really have any-but I know they would have been easily sorted by Tailored Journeys had they occurred. I needed tips on just about everything, as we have never been to Africa before, and Manoj was always responsive to my frequent emails or phone calls- no matter how daft my questions must have seemed! I cant recommend more highly! 
- Africa, September 2023 | Deb P. 
I can't recommend Tailored Journeys highly enough. My family have used them for several trips and never been disappointed. Manoj is absolutely brilliant. Nothing is too much trouble and everything is done in an extremely professional but very friendly manner. Their knowledge is extensive and they will take the time to research anything from restaurants to activities to arrange a trip to meet all your holiday expectations and more. They will always be happy to help; even while you're away, to make sure your holiday is memorable and everything goes as smoothly as possible. 
- Sri Lanka, September 2023 | Richard M. 
What a country.....stunning, beautiful, full of history, culture, incredible food, friendly fantastic, helpful and wonderful people.... 
Today marks the last day of our amazing trip to Sri Lanka and we will most definitely be back. It was full of amazing sites, some walking and climbing a train journey and some thorough relaxation at the end. 
Sri Lanka was all made possible by the fantastic Tailored Journeys, run by our wonderful friend Manoj Boteju. We cannot thank you enough and all the amazing people working with you. ❤️ We will most certainly return and we also hope to spend more time with our brilliant guide, Siraj. His driving, infectious smile and happiness was just perfect." 
- Sri Lanka, September 2023 | Luke B.  
From start to finish Manoj was absolutely amazing. Our honeymoon to Sri Lanka and the Maldives was more than we could have ever dreamt of. We were stuck at one point whilst away and he was so easy to contact and come up with a resolution. We will definitely be using Tailored Journeys again in the future! 
- Sri Lanka & Maldives, February 2024 | Annie J. 
What a fantastic find when we came across this website - if you are ever thinking of planning a holiday, then turn to Tailored Journeys to help you. 
From our initial meetings, Manoj and his team planned out our itinerary that met our needs exactly with planned excursions and side trips woven into our holiday in New Zealand & French Polynesia. 
Everything was organised for us; flights, transfers, hotels, excursions - all we did was turn up and not having to fret or worry about anything. 
Tailored Journeys is relatively small and intimate, but highly professional, supported by a staff who are knowledgeable and experienced who cover all continents. 
We cannot thank them enough for making our trip so memorable. 
- New Zealand & French Polynesia, January 2024 | Michael & Sonya B. 
I can't recommend Tailored Journeys highly enough. I'd not used a travel agent to book a holiday for about 30 years, but Manoj and team reminded me why it's SO worth it. They created the MOST wonderful 2-week holiday for us in Sri Lanka, suggesting a fabulous itinerary tailored completely to our likes, dislikes and budget. The team and our guide on the ground (Siraj) was just the best - we got so much more joy out of the holiday than if we'd gone on our own, being gently encouraged to experience everything there was to see, taste and feel. We hadn't laughed so much in a long time as we soaked in all the wonders Sri Lanka had to offer! Thank you to all at Tailored Journeys - we'll be back for our next adventure soon! 
- Sri Lanka, September 2023 | Emma B. 
I just wanted to drop you a note to say a HUGE thank you for your careful organisation of our trip to Costa Rica. We arrived home yesterday and whilst we are all still very much in a jet lagged fog, we are all totally overwhelmed by what a perfect trip it was. I can only imagine how tedious it was to pull our itinerary together, especially when we kept changing our minds(!), but it was all totally worthwhile and resulted in the most perfect trip. And what an amazing country!  
The wildlife and scenery was utterly breath-taking and I'm so glad we got to experience it in so many ways - from the tiny planes, to driving ourselves around, to zooming along on high zip wires and hurtling down white water in a raft... 
We're already starting to think about 'where next'..." 
- Costa Rica, April 2023 | Polly and family 
Tailored Journeys is a brilliant travel agent, Manoj and the team can’t be more helpful. Manoj started by giving us an itinerary based on our initial request which we then fined tuned until we got the trip and the price exactly right with the help of the team. Our booking was an amazing trip which included a personal tour around Sri Lanka and then finished up in the Maldives. The trip itself was booked as our honeymoon but due to Covid we had to postpone the trip. Manoj was brilliant all the way through and no problem with returns etc like I heard about other agencies. Highly recommend! Just about to speak to the team about our next adventure. 
- Sri Lanka & Maldives, January 2023 | Jamie H. 
We were treated brilliantly by this company. Nothing was too much trouble and during all the ups and downs of Covid many options were offered. I would not hesitate to recommend using this company and will definitely be using them in the future." 
September 2020 | Jane 
We were told about Tailored Journeys by a colleague of mine when I asked about his Sri Lankan trip. On his recommendation we contacted Manoj and he put together an itinerary for us based on what we told him we were interested in. We left the UK on 6th March and returned on the 23rd just as the UK was closing down. The Si Lankan holiday was a wonderful experience with excellent hotels and organised expeditions and that was made even better by our driver/guide Sam who was a mine of information. The only draw-back was the cancellation of the Whale watching trip, but this was due to a government directive based on the Corona-19 pandemic. (Tailored Journeys’ refund was in our account within a couple of weeks without any problems, thanks). However, the most impressive aspect was the care and attention shown by Manoj and the people at Viluxur Holidays SL in monitoring the ongoing situation and keeping us informed and assured of what was happening both in Sri Lanka and the UK making it a stress free holiday. 
- Sri Lanka, March 2020 | Stewart & Andrea 
We had never used a travel specialist before but having little knowledge of Sri Lanka we decided to give Manoj a try. We gave him a rough budget and no more guidance than about 10 days touring and 5 at the beach. He provided a great itinerary. We had our own driver, which we were very pleased about when we saw the traffic and the driving, until we reached the beach, fantastic half board accommodation and all tours included. It was definitely a 5 star experience. We had no hesitation in using him again for our forthcoming trip to South Africa. 
- Sri Lanka, November 2019 | Julia 
My wife and I have used Manoj as our travel consultant for more than a decade to oversee and organise our complete long haul multi-location holidays. Without fail Manoj always finds the hotels and flights that are best suited to our taste and budget along with arranging seamless transit from airport hubs to hotels and, on several occasions, drivers to take us to and from locations not served by airports. Of any service provider I work with, none compares to the diligence and attention to detail - as well as faultless customer service - that Manoj provides. 
- Far East, August 2018 | Graham & Siobhan 
We have had an excellent experience with Manoj and his team. we planned our holiday to Sri Lanka a couple of years ago; we wanted to change a few areas of the itinerary and this was accommodated with no problems at all by Tailored Journeys. Unfortunately we haven't been able to fulfil our itinerary, due to the Easter bombings in 2019 and Covid in 2020. However I have no doubt when we do eventually get to Sri Lanka it will be a holiday of a lifetime. In both of these cases our deposit has been returned to us with no problem at all. I would have no hesitation in recommending Tailored Journeys to anyone." 
- Sri Lanka, September 2020 | Pete 
We have just come back from another holiday organised by Manoj, this time to Mexico. A fantastic tour of the Mayan sites around Yukatan with a hugely knowledgeable guide, who also found us some cenotes away from the crowds which my teenagers loved. Our stay on Cozumel was very relaxing, much quieter than rest of the Caribbean coast of Mexico, the diving and snorkelling were superb but unfortunately cut short by a few days of wind. As ever, the tour was well planned out with enough for everyone and all the connections went as expected. Many thanks Manoj for a fabulous start to 2020 
- Mexico, January 2020 | Lara and Family 
Just back from another wonderful holiday organised by Tailored Journeys. Manoj and his team are extremely knowledgeable and will go over and beyond to make sure your brief is met and your trip is perfect. 
We've been lucky enough to have had our travel arranged by Manoj for over a decade and every experience has been excellent. From suggesting itineraries to choosing the best hotels, the attention to detail is faultless. Can't recommend highly enough! 
- Mykonos & Santorini, October 2019 | Siobhan & Graham 
Thank you Manoj and team Tailored Journeys for making our trip happen! It was amazing from start to finish! Manoj has extensive knowledge of the locations and the ability to change an itinerary to suit changing circumstances. This was our first experience of dealing with a specialist travel company and what a difference it has made to our usual DIY travel planning. I would use them again any time and recommend them to everybody without reservation (I have already!). 
- Malaysia, July 2019 | Rinku 
Based on 30 reviews 
An incredible experience from start to finish thanks to Tailored Journeys. We loved the customised itinerary and the fact that with each step of the way, we did not have to think about a thing – the entire holiday was effortless from start to finish. 
- Luke B. 
From start to finish Manoj was absolutely amazing. Our honeymoon to Sri Lanka and the Maldives was more than we could have ever dreamt of. We were stuck at one point whilst away and he was so easy to contact and come up with a resolution. We will definitely be using Tailored Journeys again in the future! 
- Annie J  
It was the small details that made our holiday so special – like receiving the personalised travel wallet and complimentary airport transfers, as well as the tailor-made itinerary catered exactly to our family’s interests. Our guide was brilliant and the overall level of service was outstanding. 
- Louise and family 
We were treated brilliantly by this company. Nothing was too much trouble and during all the ups and downs of Covid many options were offered. I would not hesitate to recommend using this company and will definitely be using them in the future. 
- Jane 
Call one of our experts or arrange a video appointment for ideas and advice. 
Manoj Boteju 
Sri Lanka Specialist 
Riannah Stennett 
Greece Specialist 
Grant McDonald 
South Africa Specialist 
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