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Sri Lanka Car and Driver Multi Day Packages

Sri Lanka Car and Driver Multi Day Packages
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Last updated: Jun 17, 2020
A note from Sri Lanka Car and Driver Multi Day Packages
We have carried out an in-depth examination of all our procedures & have developed a detailed Health & Safety guideline covering all aspects of our business (including transport & guiding, accommodation, etc.), to protect our clients and staff and to champion best practices from all our suppliers.
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travelers
About
Value 7 day A/C Vehicle and Driver Packages from Colombo with 700km and an English speaking driver included.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 92168P3
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Transport service in an A/C private vehicle with an English speaking Driver for 7 days only. • Price includes the cost of driver, parking fees, applicable taxes and fuel cost. • 700km is included as the free mileage allocation, additional mileage will be chargeable. • Terms and conditions apply.
Exclusions
Cost of entrance fees, off road vehicle cost and safari jeeps, highway charges, cost of expenses of a personal nature and cost of tips not included. Cost of driver accommodation: Some hotels provide drivers accommodation F.O.C, but some hotels do not provide this or charge for it. If a hotel that you stay at does not provide driver's accommodation F.O.C there is a USD 15 nett per night additional charge to be settled direct to the driver. • If you need any professional guiding at sites you will need to hire a site guide at the site and driver will be able to assist you with this. Payment to be made directly to the site guide by the client. The vehicle cannot be used inside national parks or off road. Client's will need to hire separate safari / off road vehicle/ jeep for these purposes.We are not responsible for the actions or quality of the site guide / safari vehicle supplier the client selects. • Mileage calculation is calculated from Colombo to Colombo. Additional mileage (over initial 700km allocation) will be charged as follows: • Cars: LKR 45 per km • Van (up to 5 pax): LKR 50 per km • Van (up to 7 pax): LKR 55 per km • SUV (upto 2 pax): LKR 95 per km • Additional charges are to be settled directly to the driver at the end of the tour. • Terms and conditions apply • Entry/Admission - Colombo Fort
Duration
2 days
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Departure Point: All tours / transfers originate from Colombo but the driver will be able to meet travellers at their location as needed. Dates: See Availability Return point: All tours / transfers end in Colombo but the driver will be able to drop travellers at their required location as needed.
Colombo, Colombo, Western Province
Airports:
Bandaranayake Intl Airport, Colombo Sri Lanka
Mattala Rajapaksha International Airport, 74RC+P9P, Mattala, Sri Lanka
Jaffna International Airport, Kadduvan-Myliddy Road Palaly, Kankesanturai, Sri Lanka
Batticaloa International Airport, 570 Trincomalee Highway, Batticaloa, Sri Lanka
Ratmalana Airport, Colombo Sri Lanka
Ports:
Port of Colombo කොළඹ වරාය கொழும்பு துறைமுகம், 19 Chaithya Rd, Colombo 00100, Sri Lanka
Hambantota Port View, 43CW+CX9, Hambantota, Sri Lanka
Passenger Terminal Trincomalee, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Transport service in an A/C private vehicle with an English speaking Driver for 7 days only. • Price includes the cost of driver, parking fees, applicable taxes and fuel cost. • 700km is included as the free mileage allocation, additional mileage will be chargeable. • Terms and conditions apply.
Exclusions
Cost of entrance fees, off road vehicle cost and safari jeeps, highway charges, cost of expenses of a personal nature and cost of tips not included. Cost of driver accommodation: Some hotels provide drivers accommodation F.O.C, but some hotels do not provide this or charge for it. If a hotel that you stay at does not provide driver's accommodation F.O.C there is a USD 15 nett per night additional charge to be settled direct to the driver. • If you need any professional guiding at sites you will need to hire a site guide at the site and driver will be able to assist you with this. Payment to be made directly to the site guide by the client. The vehicle cannot be used inside national parks or off road. Client's will need to hire separate safari / off road vehicle/ jeep for these purposes.We are not responsible for the actions or quality of the site guide / safari vehicle supplier the client selects. • Mileage calculation is calculated from Colombo to Colombo. Additional mileage (over initial 700km allocation) will be charged as follows: • Cars: LKR 45 per km • Van (up to 5 pax): LKR 50 per km • Van (up to 7 pax): LKR 55 per km • SUV (upto 2 pax): LKR 95 per km • Additional charges are to be settled directly to the driver at the end of the tour. • Terms and conditions apply • Entry/Admission - Colombo Fort
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Departure Point: All tours / transfers originate from Colombo but the driver will be able to meet travellers at their location as needed. Dates: See Availability Return point: All tours / transfers end in Colombo but the driver will be able to drop travellers at their required location as needed.
Colombo, Colombo, Western Province
Airports:
Bandaranayake Intl Airport, Colombo Sri Lanka
Mattala Rajapaksha International Airport, 74RC+P9P, Mattala, Sri Lanka
Jaffna International Airport, Kadduvan-Myliddy Road Palaly, Kankesanturai, Sri Lanka
Batticaloa International Airport, 570 Trincomalee Highway, Batticaloa, Sri Lanka
Ratmalana Airport, Colombo Sri Lanka
Ports:
Port of Colombo කොළඹ වරාය கொழும்பு துறைமுகம், 19 Chaithya Rd, Colombo 00100, Sri Lanka
Hambantota Port View, 43CW+CX9, Hambantota, Sri Lanka
Passenger Terminal Trincomalee, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
2 days
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Not wheelchair accessible
Please let us know in advance if you require a child seat.
Maximum pax as per vehicle type selected
Stroller accessible
Infant seats available
Most travelers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
2 stops
Day 1
Vehicle & Driver for day 1
Day 2
Vehicle & Driver for days 2 to 7
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harriet343
1 contribution
Amazing Red Dot Tours.
Dec 2019
My family and I travelled with Red Dot tours in December 2019 to Sri Lanka and had the most amazing holiday. Everything was extremely well planned and our driver/guide was exceptional. Sri Lanka is one of the most wonderful countries in the world and Red Dot tours made our stay memorable in every way.
Written June 13, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback harriet343! We are so pleased that you had an amazing holiday to Sri Lanka with Red Dot Tours! Thank you for the kind words about our team and our planning, we will be sure to pass these on to the entire team. We can't agree with you more - Sri Lanka is truly wonderful and we appreciate you continuing to be an ambassador for Sri Lanka! Sri Lanka is set to open again for tourists from the 1st of August 2020 and we hope people are encouraged by your words to travel to our little slice of heaven! We hope you choose to travel to Sri Lanka again soon and we look forward to helping you plan your next trip. Warm regards, the Red Dot team.
Written June 15, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

DWthingythingy
3 contributions
Fantastic Sri Lanka, Fantastic Red Dot!
Jan 2020
Went to Sri Lanka at end-January 2020, just before Pandemic closed down the world. So glad we made it on this one last overseas trip! Never even ventured to that area of the world before, and Sti Lanka blew us away. Its beauty, its history, its friendliness - wow.

And so, so, so glad we chose to do it with Red Dot. On strength of reviews, thought I'd give them a shot: the brief - design a 6 day tour to totally impress a family of four, including cynical 14 and 16 year olds, all of us basically having no prior knowledge about Sri Lanka.

Lahiru of Red Dot was super attentive all through the planning. Making great suggestions of itinerary, accommodating my every query, and importantly - being truthful and realistic with me when I started getting carried away and trying to pack too much in. There is, it turns out, SOOOO much to do and see in Sri Lanka that 6 days is indescribably too little time to scratch the surface.

Once we landed, we were met by our driver/tour guide, Sisira. He patiently drove and taught us for the whole 6 days, and there wasn't a thing about Sri Lanka that he didn't know! We visited the amazing Sigiriya Rock Fortress, the ancient ruins of Polonnaruwa, gorgeous white sands of Bentota, and stayed in lovely hotels and ate great food. We marveled at the fascinating history and disbelieved the sheer scale of the ancient reservoirs (locally known as 'tanks') which olden kings had built to irrigate this beautiful country. And did you know Sri Lanka generates ~70% of its energy from renewable sources? We do (now)! Sisira/Red Dot were even able to accommodate our last minute on-the-road changes in itinerary – sudden bright idea to jam in a Dawn Hot Air Balloon? Done.

I’m out of superlatives. I read that Sri Lanka has been well in control of the Pandemic; they haven’t had a case since April 2020, and are re-opening the country to tourism from August 2020. Go visit, and go do it with Red Dot.
Written June 1, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for your wonderful, and detailed, review Dennis W! We are truly grateful and humbled by all the wonderful things you have to say about us and our team, thank you! We will be sure to share your feedback with the team. We are so pleased that you were able to really enjoy your last overseas trip prior to the pandemic and that Sri Lanka really blew you away - you are very right, 6 days is not enough to enjoy all that Sri Lanka has to offer. We look forward to helping you design your next trip to our paradise island. You are correct, Sri Lanka has been very proactive in controlling the spread of the pandemic and we at Red Dot have already put in place our Health and Safety procedures which we will be executing on all future tours, so travellers continue to be comfortable and feel safe when travelling with us. Thank you so much for being an incredible ambassador for Sri Lanka and Red Dot and we can't wait to welcome you back soon. Warm regards, the Red Dot team.
Written June 3, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jack Morgenworth
Canterbury, UK10 contributions
A wonderful getaway
Dec 2019
We travelled with Red Dot tours in December 2019 to Sri Lanka and had an amazing holiday which was well planned. The tour consultant was very efficient and helpful and our itinerary was tailored according to our places of interest. The chauffeur had a great knowledge on the sites and was very helpful throughout our trip. Looking forward to travel through you again
Written May 28, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for your wonderful and positive feedback Jack. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your trip to Sri Lanka and that you are considering travelling with us once again. We will be sure to share your kind words with our entire team. We hope you choose to return to Sri Lanka again soon and we look forward to helping you plan your next trip. Warm regards, the Red Dot team.
Written June 1, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

OntCommon
Norwich, UK202 contributions
Effective way to facilitate our planned itinerary
Mar 2020
Our initial and subsequent contacts with Red Dot Tours were receptive and efficient. We wanted to plan our own itinerary but use the services of a driver for most of our trip around Sri Lanka. Red Dot were the only company that we approached who clearly understood our requirements and offered a straightforward contract at a reasonable price. The driver provided was always smart, polite and willing to be helpful but most importantly for us was an extremely safe, skillful and experienced driver. His English was adequate but occasionally led to misunderstandings. Nevertheless we would definitely recommend Red Dot Tours on the basis of our experience. They certainly helped us to have a great holiday in this lovely country.
Written March 24, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback OntCommon! We are so pleased to hear that our flexible services were exactly what you were looking for and that they fulfilled your expectations. We hope you had an enjoyable trip to Sri Lanka! Thank you for your kind, as well as constructive, feedback about our driver, we will be sure to share this with him and the team. Thank you very much for being an ambassador for Sri Lanka and Red Dot, and we hope you choose to return to Sri Lanka again soon - we look forward to helping you plan your next trip. Warm regards, the Red Dot team.
Written March 26, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Pam H
1 contribution
Wonderful Sri Lankan Experience
Feb 2020 • Couples
We had a fantastic three weeks tour of Sri Lanka last month, with chauffeur/guide throughout, apart from the last three days on the beach, and hotel stays in Colombo, Jaffna, Trinco, Ella,Kandy,Yala and Marissa.We can recommend Red Dot tours unreservedly.
Our tour organiser Lahiru K. listened to what we wanted in terms of holiday experiences and the types of accommodation we favour and came up trumps with a package chock full of variety and interest, a god mix of urban and rural, whilst also well paced and entirely trouble free.
Our chauffeur/guide Duminda M. was exceptional; knowledgable, gracious, professional and a whole lot of fun. His hard work and enthusiasm made the holiday for us, and brought the history, culture, and natural and social history of Sri Lanka alive and relevant for us.
I was fortunate to enjoy a special and unforgettable 60th birthday enjoying temples and the coast around Jaffna, sunset over Jaffna fort, and cake at the hotel!
We felt welcomed throughout our stay, and have so many happy memories and highlights.
It was in fact our second visit to SL- we were there the same time last year,with Duminda, but had to return home after four days due to a family bereavement. Red Dot made the organisation and practicalities of this very straightforward and we thought then we would like to return If possible to “complete” the tour- it absolutely has not disapppointed!
Written March 8, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback G1642DFpamh! We are so pleased that you enjoyed the trip and that you were able to complete the tour you started last year. Thank you for your kind words about our team, especially Lahiru and Duminda (who are great members of the team!) - we will be sure to share this with the entire team. We hope you choose to return to Sri Lanka again soon and we look forward to helping you plan your next trip. Warm regards, the Red Dot team.
Written March 10, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sally S
Herefordshire, UK2 contributions
Wonderful country and people. Loved our holiday
Jan 2020
Red Dot organised an excellent holiday and reacted well to the brief given and any changes that we made on the way. We had an excellent driver - Chris, who went out of his way to guide us and inform us on the local culture, historic sites and local produce. He was also a very good driver and we always felt very safe with him.
We loved Sri Lanka and would like to visit again but next time having seen the main cultural places (which you should do once to see the amazing sites) we would immerse ourselves in more of the less known places and Sri Lankan life
Written March 5, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for your feedback Jeannemary2103 ! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday and our services. We will be sure to pass on your kind feedback to Chris and the team. We are pleased to hear that you would consider coming back to Sri Lanka, and rest assured that we would be more than happy to help you plan an immersive holiday which takes you to the lesser-known parts of the island. We look forward to being in touch again soon! Warm regards, the Red Dot team.
Written March 6, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Christina P
69 contributions
An incredible two weeks, organised with care and attention to detail
Feb 2020
We contacted Red Dot having done some research into the kind of things we wanted to do and Dulmini put together a brilliant two weeks for us. We hadn't researched any accommodation and just asked for places that were Sri Lankan owned and were a little bit different and Dulmini found some amazing places for us. Galkadawala near Sigiriya and Roseland Cottage near Ella in particular were absolutely perfect for what we wanted: somewhere part of the local landscape, thinking about sustainability and supporting the local economy but not western or touristy. We also wanted to visit a tea plantation but asked for somewhere that the people working there were fairly treated and paid and Dulmini arranged a tour of the Amba estate which was one of the best days of the trip. Sri Lanka is beautiful and we would highly recommend going to some of the more remote parts of the countryside as it's so peaceful and beautiful. Our driver/ guide Sanjeewa was brilliant, a very safe driver and so helpful throughout.
Written March 5, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ken J
4 contributions
Two weeks of nature and culture
Feb 2020
Red Dot did a perfect job of organizing an introduction for my wife and me. From a vague suggestion that I like birding but would need a bird guide for the birds in Bundala National Park, Lahiru found us Bandu, a guide and driver who knows birds as well as so much else for the two weeks.

Bandu picked us up at the airport with bird guides in the car and pointed out Pelicans (how did I miss them?) on the phone wires on the way into Colombo. We minimized cities, but he showed us the top sites in an afternoon. The next day we headed north and inland for a 2-week circuit.

Maybe our favorite visit was Anuradapura. The hotel there was like living in the ancient city. Besides ruins, Bandu timed our visit to see and hear the pilgrims at the Bo Tree temple and the even older temple, alone as night fell. Catching on to our interest in animals as well as thousands of years of history, he arranged a birding safari and an elephant safari at two less-visited National Parks nearby.

On the way south he stopped for us to see a 50-foot standing statue of Buddha carved out of the boulder, again almost alone, before the more popular hike up Sigirya rock, the Dambulla caves, and the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy. He noticed our interest in dance in conversation and got us tickets to a performance in Kandy. Again and again Bandu was the observant host, tailoring our visit from our conversations.

He was happy hiking with us, steadying us up and down Sigirya, out to the escarpment edge in Horton Plains, and up Little Adam Peak before sunrise.

After morning and evening safaris at Bundala and Yala (more birds, more elephants), we finished the trip on a perfect beach.

Red Dot organized the entire trip from some easy back-and-forth email and delivered far more than we expected. The key was the excellent guide who was a perfect match for us and this itinerary.
Written March 2, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you 697kenj for your wonderful and detailed feedback! We are so pleased that you had a great trip to Sri Lanka and that Bandu was a perfect fit for you. We will be sure to pass on your glowing feedback to Bandu and the team. We hope you choose to return to Sri Lanka soon and we look forward to helping you plan your next holiday. Warm regards, the Red Dot team.
Written March 4, 2020
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Chris
5 contributions
One of the Best!
Feb 2020
Red Dot come highly recommended by much travelled friends, and they were right!
There were four of us, retired but reasonably fit. We chose our itinerary, the cultural triangle, hill country, game park, coast and Colombo, and asked to stay in small hotels and to see as much of Geoffrey Bawa's Architecture and gardens as could easily be fitted in. Lahiru quickly caught on, made some excellent suggestions and fashioned a perfect tour.
We were met by a smiling Daminda, our driver/guide for the next 16 days. He was absolutely first class - an excellent, safe driver, always on time, enormous fun and considerate, a different fresh flower on our seats every day. he discretely organised us so that we saw everything we wanted, his knowledge of birds and animals was indispensable and having researched the Bawa properties made this one of the very best holidays we have all had!
Written March 2, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback CRJ911! We are so pleased that you all enjoyed your trip to Sri Lanka! Thank you for your kind words about Lahiru and Daminda - we will be sure to pass on your compliments to the entire team. We hope you choose to return to Sri Lanka again soon and we look forward to helping you plan your next trip. Warm regards, the Red Dot team.
Written March 4, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mike H
Norwich, UK5 contributions
Red Dot were spot on
Feb 2020
Red Dot were spot on. They showed great flexibility in organising our trip. Being a Sri Lanka based company you accept the time difference, but they always get back to you asap. All went perfectly as planned during our three weeks stay. It was much appreciated the calls from Red Dot, as to how we were getting on during our trip. This was our second trip to Sri Lanka the first we used a UK based travel agent, we preferred Red Dot, local knowledge makes a difference.
Red Dot supplied an excellent driver who I would recommend, GW Rukshan. He couldn't do enough for you, what he doesn't know about Sri Lanka isn't worth knowing and most importantly, a very safe driver.
Written February 23, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for your wonderful feedback Mike_Ann76! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your trip to Sri Lanka and our services! We will be sure to pass on your kind words to the entire team! We hope you choose to return to Sri Lanka again soon and we look forward to helping you plan your next trip. Warm regards, the Red Dot team.
Written February 27, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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