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  • ash s
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were so lucky to start our journey early in the morning from Negombo hotel. We could see lots of elephants at the beginning of the safari. Such an awesome experience. That's the highlight of our jeep safari. Addition to that we saw many endemic birds which we are not aware of. But still it was really interesting to see them and get some pictures of them. Deers and wild buffalos are very common in the park, we saw them at every single place we stopped. Less crowd and full day safari is the best way to discover the beauty of the park. Highly recommend it.
    Written 12 March 2024
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  • Sagar C
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dolphin and whale watching experience. It was an excellent trip. Very safe and very good crew. Mr Vanam is such a nice person and his crew member Dinesh was very kind and sensitive. We enjoyed the long ride and were lucky enough to spot a few dolphins! No whale though , we can come back at a later time in the year to spot whales. Will stay in touch with you. Thanks for organising this.
    Written 23 January 2024
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  • Tom B
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    In January 2024 we made a 17 day tour starting at the airport of Negombo, and then via Mannar to Wilpattu, Anuradhapura, Sigiriya, Kandy, Kitulgala, Nuwara Eliya, Ella, Udawalawe, Sinharaja and finally Weligama. Our first contact was with Jay, who was one of the few people responding to our first offer request who actually took the time to answer our questions (and in excellent English). Also when the agreement was made he was always available to help with our (many..) questions.

    Our driver was Mahinda, who picked us up at the airport with a Toyota Prius. A comfortable car that was big enough for all our luggage (we were only two people but carried around at least twice as much as normal people). One thing to keep in mind is that like most sedans, the ceiling on the back seat is quite low if you're somewhat tall (1,90 m). The car was modern and equiped with seat belts, and Mahinda made sure it remained clean. He was always punctual (even though we were late most of the time), always friendly and flexible to adjust the schedule if we asked for it. Furtermore he is just a fun, friendly guy with a generous smile, we felt comfortable really quickly.

    Traffic in Sri Lanka is a bit chaotic, especially with busses overtaking everywhere at high speed and the constant zigzagging between dogs that are laying and walking on the streets. Mahinda, a former lorry driver, showed his experience and although he drove fast (within limits) we never felt unsafe. No unnecessary risks while overtaking and alert on traffic coming from all directions.

    In the meantime Mahinda still helped us look for anything along the road. Fruit stands that sold the fruits we like, good local restaurants, special animals, coconuts, and the regular stuff like ATM's and grocery stores. Mahinda was in general very helpful by the way, also helping us with our luggage, making sure we wouldn't pay too much for souvenirs, tours and food, booking tours for us and even taking pictures of us.

    This was the first time we had a driver on vacation, normally we drive ourselves. We were a bit afraid that having a driver would mean less privacy or freedom, but we did not regret it for a moment. Mahinda always kept his distance unless we asked otherwise, and was always genuinely patient so we never felt rushed. Besides that, it was really comfortable to be able to get in a car after an early sunrise hike and relax until the next stop. We could not have expected it to be as pleasant as it turned out to be with Mahinda though, when we parted in the end it felt like saying goodbye to a friend. No matter what your plans are, I promise you that your vacation will be better with Mahinda as your driver (and the support of Jay of course).
    Written 10 March 2024
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  • Maurice L
    Singapore, Singapore1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was our first time here in Sri Lanka , Ishan was our driver during the trip in Sri Lanka. My good friend and I are both from Singapore and in our late 20’s. We had planned out our itinerary for a total of 9 days, however it was relatively disorganised when we sent it to ishan and he was really kind enough to re-organise our itinerary so we would be able to travel in a more efficient manner. We arrived in Sri Lanka and met ishan on the first day at our apartment , he was on time , car was impeccably clean and comfortable.

    Ishan was skilled in his driving that we were able to catch forty winks during the long car journey.
    We were able to visit all the places like sirigiya lion fortress rock , elephant safari , trincomalee for diving ,Adam’s peak , Ella , Mirissa , snorkeling at hikkaduwa , turtle beach and many more on our list.

    Ishan is extremely knowledgeable about each region and wouldn’t hesitate to impart his knowledge about the history of each of the place that we were going to visit. He was also resourceful and has many useful contacts to get a competitive price for the activities that we wished to participate in.

    Ishan was very patient with us as both my friend and I love animals and would go the extra mile to feed the animals.

    Ishan accommodated to our itinerary of visiting the dog clinic which we had planned out in our itinerary.He was also able to introduce to us to a wide array of local Sri Lankan food , despite my friend having dietary restrictions.

    there was a also day that our hotel got cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances and ishan was quick to find another hotel within our budget .
    the hotels were really clean , comfortable and most of all value for money . Will highly recommend, and would definitely be a repeated customer.
    Written 25 March 2024
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  • Nigel H
    United Kingdom12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ishan was an excellent guide- really knowledgeable and informative, friendly and nothing was too much of a problem. I would recommend him and his company to anyone
    Written 16 July 2023
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  • Alan
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I had a great experience. The staff was very competent and did everything they could.
    I think the prices are very high but, after trying 3 different companies, I would definitely go again with this one if I return to Sri Lanka.
    Written 19 July 2023
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  • Radiant Tours Lanka
    Katunayake, Sri Lanka3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    amazing view and the green jungles are awsome the lion rock was build 2500 years ago. its one of the 7th number of wonder. srilanka wonder of asia
    Written 27 February 2024
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  • Pon.Muthu
    Pudukkottai District, India1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    From the day started with Bandaranaike airport to Colombo after that sigiriya,dambulla,kandy,mullaitheevu,jaffna,thalai Mannar,in this crisis he provide a good service without any panic because I asked him last night before travelling media shows protest against prime minister. so my family and friends said me to avoid gonna lanka but he explained me that’s nothing happened here they’re scrolling so don’t panic I’ll manage everything safely,after only I decided to go and finished whole trips with njoy those 11 days without any troubles so thanks for everything Aashik bhai thanks a lot 🤝🙏
    Written 20 July 2022
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  • perloncho
    Portland, OR54 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    They have a few black tips sharks around and if lucky you could see a turtle is not worthy the price.
    Written 7 August 2023
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