I am planning a trip for a big group of family members in February.
What I did was to work out my own itinerary (based on the guide books/tripadvisor) and hotel and asked around for a quote.
At last point, I was contacting a very small agency Sri Lanka in Style. Anyone heard of them?
Anyway, I expected my agent to get a better rate for the hotels but it appears that they can only get the hotel published rates. Is this the norm?
Also, how much would a car and driver cost? I was getting a quote of US$731 for 5 nights/6 days. Is that on a high side? Where is a really good and cheap place to get a competitive quote?