"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."
September 2023 | Luke 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 breathtaking 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'..."
April 2023 | Polly 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."
September 2020 | Jane
"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 fulfill 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."
September 2020 | Pete
"A fantastic holiday to Corfu unfortunately cancelled due to Covid. Manoj and his team were extremely understanding and helpful, and having themselves paid the deposit, they were happy to absorb the cost themselves. I couldn't ask for more really!"
August 2020 | Oliver
"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.
March 2020 | Stewart & Andrea
"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”
January 2020 | Lara and Family
"We found Emily & Manoj at Tailored Journeys to be skilled, knowledgeable, attentive and helpful - an unusually pleasant combination.
They are creatively planning our middle-east trip"
December 2019 | Richard ( Laos, Cambodia, Philippines)
""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."
November 2019 | Julia
"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!"
October 2019 | Siobhan & Graham (Mykonos & Santorini)
"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!)."
July 2019 | Rinku (Malaysia)
"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."
August 2018 | Graham & Siobhan (The Far East)
"Manoj at Tailored Journeys came recommended and did an excellent job from beginning to end. He had lots of ideas about where we could go, booked everything really efficiently and sent us all the information we needed well in advance. When we had to change plans due to adverse weather both he and the local representative were very responsive and came up with alternative plans very quickly. Costa Rica was amazing - pura vida!"
July 2018 | Peter, Leilah & Family (Costa Rica)
"I cannot express just how good this firm is. The level of effort & professionalism is just beyond compare. My 2 month trip was meticulously planned by Manoj & every question I asked was answered promptly, he gave me suggestions, from his extensive knowledge, in all countries I'm visiting & was just an all around superstar with his help. I was always given 2 (or more) suggestions for accommodation, as well as transport options & activities within the countries & he even got me an upgrade on the super long flights to Beijing. I also got this very cool leather holder & travel tag which has all of my flights and documentation in it. I would HIGHLY recommend Tailored Journeys to everyone, not just those planning a long trip like mine."
April 2019 | Emma (Sabbatical Asia, Australia and America)
"I cannot praise Manoj enough- he had a complicated brief this time with many moving date and indeed venue options and it was vital that he could come up with cost effective flight options - which he did and which I was pleased to accept and therefore place the business with him when other service providers were put to me. I not only am most likely to recommend Manoj- our family do now use him for our business and I have recommended him to business colleagues for their personal and business travel."
September 2017 | Stephen Netherway (Australia And New Zealand)
"Tailored journeys were great from start to finish. The advice from where to stay and what excursions to take were spot on for our family. We really appreciated the fact that Manoj treated our holiday the same as if he was taking his family on holiday. The whole experience from the chauffeur pick up from home to the airport to the chauffeur back home was stress free. The hotel was amazing! The staff were fantastic! All these factors lead to us creating special memories and having one of the best holidays ever"!
June 2018 | Navik & Family (Maldives)
"Just fantastic service- undertakes a lot of searching for the best/appropriate options and timely response as always- Manoj is our family's first choice for our travel arrangements and is recommended to colleagues and friends."
April 2017 | Stephen Netherway (Australia)
"Manoj arranged an excellent trip to Mexico for my Parish. It was difficult to keep everyone happy and cater to many different people but as always he delivers. This is our second trip with him and have travelled to China a few years ago. Thank you for all your hard work."
February 2017 | Fr. Mignolli Natalino (Mexico)
"We are very pleased with the service given by Manoj - good ideas, good follow up and all in good time."
January 2018 | Robert Wilson (Tour around Japan)
"Manoj is very helpful and knows exactly what I want."
October 2017 | Caroline Smurfit (Chiva Som Thailand)