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Private Car Hire with Driver-Guide for 20 Days Round Tour
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Private Car Hire with Driver-Guide for 20 Days Round Tour

By Merganser Holidays
About
Explore Sri Lanka in your style with our seamless ground transportation and tour guiding services. We will provide you an fully Air-Conditioned car, fuel with an experienced English speaking tourist driver-guide who will be staying with you for the total duration of your trip from the time we pick you up at the airport and the moment we drop you-off to the airport. We will make sure that you are getting a good knowledge about all of the sights that you visit during the journey with our driver-guide. We will offer you 2200 Km which is more than enough for your 20 Days exploration journey and we are more than happy to provide you with an itinerary designing and fine tuning to add more value for the money that you will be spending during your holiday. Book Now with us and experience our personalized service.
from
$350.71
per adult (price varies by group size)
Lowest price guaranteeFree cancellation

Ages 0-99
Duration: 2 days
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
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  • Transport by Private Vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • Driver-Guide Salary,Foods and his Accommodation
  • Cost of Fuel
  • Airport Meet & Greet Services
  • Highway Tolls
  • Parking Charges
  • Government Taxes
What's not included
  • Your Accommodation Cost
  • Your Foods and drinks
  • Excess Mileage Surcharge (This is only apply if you exceeded the mileage limit)
  • Gratuities to your private driver-guide (optional)

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Option 1
    Colombo, Colombo, Western Province
    We will pick up you from any hotels at Colombo.
  • Option 2
    Negombo, Sri Lanka
    We will pick up you from any hotels at Negombo.
Pickup details
  • We will pick up you from Colombo International Airport (BIA) or from Your hotel in Colombo/ Negombo.
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    Airport pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
    • Bandaranayake Intl Airport, Colombo Sri Lanka
    End:
    • Option 1
      Bandaranaike International Airport, Katunayake, Sri Lanka
      We drop you off at Airport,Colombo and Negombo or we drop you off at any Beach Hotel if you decided to have a beach extension during your holiday.
    • Option 2
      Colombo, Sri Lanka
      We drop you off at Airport,Colombo and Negombo or we drop you off at any Beach Hotel if you decided to have a beach extension during your holiday.
    • Option 3
      Negombo, Sri Lanka
      We drop you off at Airport,Colombo and Negombo or we drop you off at any Beach Hotel if you decided to have a beach extension during your holiday.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 72113P43

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • We will offer you 2200 km which is more than enough for your 20 days exploration journey from Colombo airport from the day you start your tour and to the day you finish the journey and any excess mileage to be billed at the rate of USD 0.26 per KM on car bookings which can accommodate 01 to 03 adults with two large baggage , USD 0.30 per KM on small van bookings which can accommodate 01 to 05 adults with baggage and USD 0.35 per KM on large van booking which can accommodate 01 to 08 adults with baggage.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 72113P43

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    About the operator
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    • Merganser Holidays
      186
      Colombo, Sri Lanka
      Joined in March 2018
    • deirdrec18
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Yala National Park safari
      Our Merganser Yala National Park safari was fantastic. The driver picked us up from our hotel on time. He spoke English and tried very hard to allow us to see a leopard, which was successful. We also had a lovely lunch provided. Would highly recommend.
      Written May 4, 2024
    • 169serenec
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Merganser driver-guide
      Henry made me feel very comfortable & I liked his steady driving. As a tour guide as well he speaks very gd English. When I needed to buy local chilli sauce to bring back home he drove to a large supermarket. He also helped me select the brands when I bought chocolates and chips. I had to arrange my time properly as I was heading to multiple locations and Henry was always on standby. Henry is steady, approachable, service- oriented, obliging. Very trustworthy and I’m very glad to have had him on this trip to bring me around! Will be back again hopefully with family next round!
      Written May 2, 2024
    • Roam628313
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent 1 day excursion fro cruise port
      Excellent excursion with Merganser Holidays. Well organized and without a hitch - picked up on time and back to ths ship on time. Jeep driver for the safari was also an excellent spotter-saw and ppinted out animals we would have otherwise missed. Recommended.
      Written May 2, 2024
    • ClaireC9876
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A great tour of Sri Lanka
      We had a great trip to Sri Lanka with Merganser Holidays and particularly our driver Lal. He was a great tour guide, always willing to share information about the history and culture. He helped us to see all of the sights on our itinerary, but also flexible with our itinerary when we wanted to have some downtime. We always felt we were in good hands with Lal. Thanks for helping to make our trip so special!
      Written May 1, 2024
    • RJEK
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great Nala experience
      A fantastic day with many animal sightings in Nala. Close encounters with elephants, many other species, prolific bird life and a delicious lunch. We really enjoyed it and highly recommend Merganser for great service and excellent value.
      Written April 27, 2024
    • susancR4467KM
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Well organised.
      Extremely well organised. Convenient pick up from port. We saw a lot of wildlife including elephants but sadly no leopards.
      Written April 22, 2024
    • Oscar1319
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Look no further for your Yala safari!
      Outstanding tour. Merganser were superb in organising things for us including a few alterations to their normal program that we requested. A very professionally run company - they couldn't have been more helpful. The day itself went very smoothly and we were fortunate to see lots of wildlife, some of it at very close quarters. Our driver/guide looked after us very well. A thoroughly enjoyable day out and extremely good value for money, all things considered. Highly recommended.
      Written April 20, 2024
    • earrigo
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      Yala National Park is DEFINITELY worth a visit.
      The visit to Yala Nationl Park was fantastic. To be able to be so close to wild elephants and their calves was a once in a lifetime experience. The driver was very good at spotting the wild life so that we didn’t miss anything. The only let down was the lunch. We were asked to preprder from a menu but when we got to the lunch place we were shown to a table and left to our own devices. Lunch consisted of lining up at a self serve table. There were more than one hundred people there for lunch.
      Written April 19, 2024
    • galinam187
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Awesome tours with Merganser to Yala and Colombo - excellent experience
      We arranged 2 tours in Sri Lanka with Merganser Holidays: Yala safari as part of a group off the Celebrity Cruise and a private tour of Colombo. We had 59 people in the cruise group which was split into subgroups 6 people per jeep. The communication was absolutely awesome. All of the communication was done directly by Henry Lioner, Director of Operations. Every step of the way, complete details were provided, including the pickup point, lunch detail, groups, etc. and the response to my emails was prompt, polite and thorough. Henry sent our subgroup set-up and details thru whatsup so that we knew who were in our subgroup and could communicate with each other if wanted. The tours were great, no problems whatsoever. Henry came to the ship pickup point himself but then I was surprised to see him again in Yala at lunch time where he took care of our groups (lunch was awesome). Our jeeps picked us up right from the pier, next to the ship, and dropped us off there as well. We had the jeep driver and were joined by the safari guide at Yala, who were trying their best to make sure that we saw as many animals as possible. They got us back to the ship at exactly the time promised. The Colombo private tour was fantastic as well; again, Henry was there at the pick-up point (right next to the ship). The tour guide was great, showed us everything we wanted to see and more. All in all, I couldn't be happier with Merganser tours. Everything, from the beginning to the end, was absolutely fantastic.
      Written April 19, 2024
    • Traveler89823
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing safari, seeing loads of wildlife
      This was a great tour. We were picked up directly from the cruise ship and had a full day tour with lunch in the middle. Our driver stopped at various points on the way to Yala to show us wildlife and once in Yala, we had an official guide. We saw lots of elephants, including mothers with their babies, crocodiles, monkeys, a bear, water buffalo and loads of different birds. This is an amazing tour and very good value for money. We were back in plenty of time for the ship. Highly recommend
      Written April 19, 2024
    • 126ld
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Truly a bucket list day.
      Whilst looking for a day safari from the port in Hambantota, i found this tour. I managed to book on line with no problems. receiving prompt and polite responses to my requests. On confirmation prior to the trip. I was contacted and asked if we would like to share our tour as another couple had also expressed interest. I agreed to this and we were put in contact with them so we could meet prior to the tour. This also halved the cost for us so that was excellent. Not knowing how this would go and being very anxious about the timings. We were all understandably a little worried. We were instructed to meet at the foot of the steps of the ship and look for our sign . Within minutes we were able to identify our driver and he swiftly took us to our jeep. less that 10 minutes from leaving the ship we ere driving through Hambantota and making our way to the park. Our driver was kind and helpful, explaining everything as we went. We saw monkeys, all kinds of birds, rice fields, water buffalo and a crocodile. all before arriving at the park. On arrival at the park our driver suggested we take advantage of the toilets. once he had collected out tickets, we were off again and in to the park. Whilst we were all hopeful of seeing all kinds of animals we knew nothing is guaranteed. It wasn't long though and we came across some water buffalo in a watering hole and deer. Then as we made our way along the track. we heard elephant trumpeting. as we got closer, we were able to see 3 female elephants and a calf. literally at the side of us. It was amazing. and the start of many more sightings. We saw a leopard, more monkeys, more elephants, mongoose, Chital, crocodiles and so many different birds. Our guide was very helpful and showed us a whole array of animals, most of which we wouldn't have seen without his pointing them out. We stopped at lunch at a stop right next to a stretch of beach. Lunch had been prepared for us and we had been able to pre order what we wanted. It was very nice and more than sufficient. Once finished we were ready for more adventure and we were not dissapointed either. We arrived back to our ship on time and bid our farewells to our guide/ driver. an amazing day was had and new friendships made. what more could we have asked for.
      Written April 19, 2024
    • 957francesd
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Highly recommend
      We had a brilliant safari day in Sri Lanka with Merganser. The communication from start to finish with Mr Lionel Henry was superb. Considering the group gradually grew to around 60 - each of us booking individually (we were from a cruise ship) - the organisation was seamless. Mr Lionel even set up a WhatsApp group and introduced us beforehand to our fellow travellers assigned to our jeep. The driver/guides on the tour were experienced and helped us spot various wildlife. Thank you Mr Lionel.
      Written April 19, 2024
    • johnsD9414YX
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent, flexible tour company
      We arranged a customized variation on this 3 day tour to complement a cycling tour we had done with another company. Henry was very easy to deal with and customized the itinerary to meet our needs. We fitted in all the major sites and attractions at a good pace. Henry was a good driver, very obliging and informed. We were booked into the Sungreen Resort - quite good, but a hotel closer to a town centre could be a better option to try more local food. price was most competitive compared to a couple of other quotes I got. Overall, I'd certainly recommend using Merganser.
      Written March 14, 2024
    • dzw
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great experience
      We used Merganser Holidays to visit Yala National Park in Sri Lanka. We were on a cruise and chose this company for our excursion. Our tour guide was excellent. He was able to spot so many animals! The excursion included lunch, which we ordered in advance. Would highly recommend.
      Written February 28, 2024
    • varinid2023
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful Nature Resort
      My family of 8 persons visited this beautiful, nature resort. The staff were outstanding in their personal attention to all of us. We stayed in the deluxe bungalows that were spacious and comfortable with all the amenities one needs. It was my daughter's birthday on Feb 2nd and they provided a birthday cake and all the staff and guests sang "Happy birthday" , which was special. I like their motto "Leave nothing but footprints & take nothing but memories" Special thanks to Mr. Jaya Sri Wickramasinghe, the front office manager.
      Written February 22, 2024
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    Emilio S
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2019 • Friends
    We were visiting Sri Lanka for three weeks and wanted to visit towns in the south, east and north, so decided that hiring a car with driver/guide was the best option.
    Sanjay was our driver and we were very happy with the service he provided. The car was air-conditioned and always cleaned every day. Sanjay was consistently punctual and drove carefully and responsibly.
    Sanjay is an incredibly positive and friendly person. There wasn’t a single day when we were not met with a warm smile. He was very flexible and allowed us to change times and stops on our itinerary. Nothing was too much trouble for him. He went out if his way to ensure we had everything we wanted - including sourcing strange fruits and local dishes!
    Sanjay has an extensive knowledge of Sri Lanka and shares this with you. He is an expert on the flora and fauna of the island and how they are used for medicinal purposes.
    Having Sanjay enabled us to see large parts of the island in a comfortable way. Visiting all the towns we did would have been impossible by public transport. But more importantly we had the security and knowledge of travelling with someone who knew the island really well.
    We absolutely loved Sri Lanka and had some memorable experiences - including meeting a rather large male elephant on the side of the road. All this was made possible because of Sanjay and his hard-work and enthusiasm.
    I would absolutely recommend Sanjay if you are planning a trip to the beautiful island of Sri Lanka.
    Written August 3, 2019
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    edwinve2017
    Westervoort, The Netherlands12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2019 • Family
    We traveled for three weeks through Sri Lanka guided by a personal driver from Srilanka Private Guides. We had a great vacation. The initial booking and design of trip was done with support of Mr Lionel Henry. Our driver Athula picked us up at the airport and drove us around for three weeks. He was very friendly and helpful. Next to driving he also helped in arranging our daily tours/activities where needed and became our friend :-). We as family of four were very happy with the services provided and do recommend Srilanka Private Guides to anyone who wants to visit and travel around Sri Lanka.

    For both (supplier and customer) we do have one small attention point; take an independent role in arranging and selecting daily activity providers (especially around the very touristic places/activities).

    We want to thank Mr Lional Henry but especially Athula for the great services provided!
    Written July 31, 2019
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    Colin H
    Leicester, UK506 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2019 • Couples
    My wife and I recently completed a three week tour of the fabulous island of Sri Lanka.

    There were many highlights of our trip but one definite highlight was being driven around the island by Henry, owner of Sri Lanka Private Guides.

    First and foremost, Henry is an excellent driver, able to make smooth progress in, at times, difficult driving conditions. His car is cool and comfortable and able to swallow a large amount of luggage. It has excellent visibility to allow a perfect view of the countryside.

    However, Henry is much more than a good driver. He acts as your interpreter, island guide, tour arranger and does everything to make sure you have a great trip. Always smart and always on time and I’d like to think we were friends by the end of the tour.

    At each of the historical sites Henry had arranged a specialist local guide to conduct the tour. This was fabulous as they really brought the sites to life and added so much value.

    Henry also secured first class train tickets for the Nanu-Oya – Ella route. Not easy as they get bulk purchased by the major tour operators.

    Best of all, Henry is an excellent wildlife spotter. If it’s there, he’ll find it. The leopard was a highlight but, so too, the birds in the national parks.

    Communication prior to the tour was excellent. We described the type of tour we wanted and where we wanted to go and he and his team put together a suggested itinerary for us. With a few tweaks it was perfect.

    For what we paid and the service we got it was outstanding value.

    Warmly recommended.
    Written February 10, 2019
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    Lois H
    Leicester, UK21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2019 • Couples
    I’d thoroughly recommend Henry Lionel as a driver and tour guide, he’s a very safe driver, punctual and professional.
    From helping us to plan a brilliant 3 week trip of the island, to driving us around, he was always very professional, happy to help,(sourcing birthday cake), join us on our safari trips, pointing out much wild/birdlife and generally act as a great guide/source of local knowledge. Many thanks and ‘Keep smiling Henry!’.
    Written February 10, 2019
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