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Sri Lanka Multi Day Car Hire with English Speaking Driver-Guide provided by Merganser Holidays

Sri Lanka Multi Day Car Hire with English Speaking Driver-Guide

Sri Lanka Multi Day Car Hire with English Speaking Driver-Guide
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$51.50
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100% of travelers recommend this experience
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Free cancellation
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
1–20 days
Hotel pickup offered
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    1–20 days
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Discover the hidden treasuries of island paradise Sri Lanka with an experienced driver/guide while traveling on your own private luxury vehicle. This package will give you the chance for you to plan your own tailor made itinerary and explore Sri Lanka in your style with the help of your personal destination expert and we have included the booking options from Single Day Packages to 20 Days Packages. We will provide you a Private Luxury fully Air-Conditioned vehicle with an Experienced English Speaking driver-guide for your total duration of Sri Lanka Adventure and your guide will explain all the stories about the sites you will be traveling throughout the Journey. Once you made the reservation one of our tour coordinator will keep in touch with you to design and fine tune your itinerary according to your taste and desire to add more value for the money you will be spending during your holiday. Book Now with us and experience our personalized service.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1-20 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1-20 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 72113P44
Important information
Inclusions
  • Transport by Private Vehicle
  • Professional Driver/Guide
  • Driver/Guide Salary,Foods and his Accommodation
  • Cost of Fuel
  • Airport Meet & Greet Services
  • Highway Tolls
  • Parking Charges
  • Government Taxes
Exclusions
  • 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)
Duration
1–20 days
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We Pick-up travelers from Colombo International Airport or any hotel at Colombo or Negombo
  • Colombo, Colombo, Western Province We Pick-up travelers from Colombo Hotels
  • Bandaranaike International Airport, Canada Friendship Rd, කටුනායක 11450, Sri Lanka We Pick-up travelers from Colombo International Airport
  • Negombo, Sri Lanka We Pick-up travelers from Negombo Hotels
  • Airports:
  • Bandaranayake Intl Airport, Colombo Sri Lanka
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Transport by Private Vehicle
  • Professional Driver/Guide
  • Driver/Guide Salary,Foods and his Accommodation
  • Cost of Fuel
  • Airport Meet & Greet Services
  • Highway Tolls
  • Parking Charges
  • Government Taxes
Exclusions
  • 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)
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We Pick-up travelers from Colombo International Airport or any hotel at Colombo or Negombo
  • Colombo, Colombo, Western Province We Pick-up travelers from Colombo Hotels
  • Bandaranaike International Airport, Canada Friendship Rd, කටුනායක 11450, Sri Lanka We Pick-up travelers from Colombo International Airport
  • Negombo, Sri Lanka We Pick-up travelers from Negombo Hotels
  • Airports:
  • Bandaranayake Intl Airport, Colombo 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
1–20 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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CFitz
2 contributions
We did the 'Sri Lanka in Style' tour over 9 days and had a FANTASTIC time. The schedule allowed us to see everything we wanted to see without feeling like we were rushing through it. Our driver Hemal was AMAZING - very accommodating with additional sights we wanted to see and extremely knowledgeable on every subject - the country, history, traditions, and even the wildlife we encountered. He made helpful suggestions about things to see and places to eat in each city, and if we passed anything we had questions about he would pull over so we could explore and explain what it was we were looking at. Overall would absolutely recommend - and if you can, definitely request Hemal!
Written February 18, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Taylor L
5 contributions
We visited Sri Lanka not knowing much about the country and decided to use a car hire service to ease the stress. We heard the roads are hard to navigate and decided it would be best to let someone else do the driving. What we got was far beyond our expectations and made our vacation much more enjoyable.

From the first contact with the company they were professional, timely and helpful. They had suggestions on places to visit and possible itineraries, but were always willing to adapt and change it as I suggested. During the trip our guide (Sam) offered suggestions and tips for the best possible day. He was attentive, respectful and quickly became part of our vacation (being there when we needed him but offering us our space to enjoy our family vacation).

Through WhatsApp we communicated about the trip and planned the trip. They were waiting for us at the airport, took care of us throughout our trip, and we are so grateful we booked our trip with them. The van was comfortable, clean and plenty of room for luggage and 4 people. Don’t try to drive in the country, it’s wild. Plus, it’s take a lot longer than expected to travel between the cities. Instead hire a guide and enjoy this beautiful country.
Written January 20, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

klondon11
London, UK5 contributions
Jan 2020
we had the most wonderful 14 day experience travelling around Sri Lanka with Mr. Lionel Henry whose quiet sense of humour and extremely safe driving, added to the experience.
I had approached a number of agencies with my list of things I wanted to do and Mr. Henry was the only guide who actually really fulfilled all of our wishes. we were thrilled, comfortable and had the most amazing time. I cannot recommend Mr. Henry highly enough.
Written February 3, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Alyssa F
2 contributions
Feb 2020
We booked the 9 day tour with Merganser Tours and could not have been happier with the experience. Pre-trip Mr Lionel Henry was incredibly quick and detailed in his responses and very easy to work with. Our driver, Mr. Hemal was friendly and informative, and even took care to let us add special stops and help us find the best local food. Every single detail was taken care of for us and it was easy to relax and just enjoy our trip. Highly highly recommend!
Written February 19, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Rylan
New York City, NY3 contributions
We took a 6 day tour with the car service... excellent driving from Sanjaya! Very convenient to have a driver with us to be able to see all the sights in a short period of time. Definitely recommend the company and Sanjaya as a driver. The multiple snacks he bought us was definitely appreciated as well. Try this company if you are in Need of car hire
Written January 5, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Robbie W
1 contribution
I had such an excellent time in Sri Lanka thanks to Henry who was my driver/guide while I was there.

He really looked out for me and made sure I had the best possible experience.

I managed to see so much of the country and that's thanks to Henry going above and beyond; he also suggested interesting sights not on the main tourist trail like a local Buddhist temple etc.

If you want to experience Sri Lanka, I suggest looking here! And if you do, I suggest asking for Henry.
Written April 25, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Robbie. Thank you so much for taking the time to share this 5-star review with our team! We love hearing how much you enjoyed your tour in Sri Lanka with us.We know you have choices when it comes to your travel adventures, and it means the world to us that you’ve chosen to book an experience with our team. Thank you again for supporting our local business and we hope you’ll visit us in the future! - Henry Lionel -
Written May 1, 2022
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foodjunkies2010
Melbourne, Australia17 contributions
Our 7 day tour started with a pick up from Colombo airport by our driver ‘D’..
We visited Sigiriya, Nuwara Eliya, Kandy and Ella with our final stop in Unawatuna.
D was a professional, flexible and knowledgeable driver with a fantastic sense of humour.. 😃
He was always happy to help with a big smile!
Henry Lionel runs a very professional company and kept in contact with us before and throughout our trip - which we greatly appreciated.
We would highly recommend this company for a memorable trip in Sri Lanka 🇱🇰
Written December 27, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

amylouCumbria
Sleights, UK54 contributions
Recently returned from an amazing tour of Sri Lanka. Our first week was spent touring the cultural triangle, Kandy and the hill country using the services of Henry Lionel. From the moment we booked right through to the trip itself Henry's services were always excellent. He kindly planned a route for us taking us to the best places over the week tour and also arranged expert guides at no extra cost at some of the heritage sites we visited. Henry also recommended the train route from Nuwara Eliya to Ella which was a fabulous experience and helped secure the 1st class observation carriage tickets for the journey. (This was also ridiculously cheap at £5 each for a 4hr train ride!) I would 100% recommend using Henry Lionel for your Sri Lanka adventure!
Written February 27, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Trieu N
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam5 contributions
I had a short trip with only 6 days and 5 nights in Sri Lanka. However, it was my memorable trip ever. I booked a private tour with car and driver included. It was a perfect choice if you want to cover as much as signature landscape/culture in Sri Lanka. Mr Lucky, my helpful and friendly driver picked me up at the airport with nice flowers, then he took me around hundreds kilometres in Sri Lanka travelling in Sirigiya, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Ella, Galle, Colombo. It was amazing trip with only 5-6 day package. Private Tour Sri Lanka also arranged a perfect trip as per my wish list of destination. The price is very reasonable. Thank you so much, Mr Henry - the operator and Mr Lucky, he was not only my private driver, but also my tour guide, my friend and my professional photographer during the trip.
Written February 6, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Rafael L
Rio de Janeiro, RJ4 contributions
Hi Dear Futures Travelers,

Our trip to Sri Lanka start after our trip to Maldives (that is really near by), so going to Maldives was a entry to get known sri lanka as well (only 1 our flight).

And the other thing that did us go to sri lanka is the richness culture and the elephant safari, that did not let us down, it was a amazing trip!

So ok, it was decided, but how to move around in a country that doesn’t have to many inglês instruction and we don’t be in a unsafe place?

That was a sorth explanation of how and why we went to sri lanka and why with a personal driver.

So, finally let’s do what matters, that is why you are readying this, how was our expirence with a personal driver?

Could not be better! You can think that could be awkward be almost all day with a stranger (the driver) and he could not be nice (as we think it could be), but that wasn’t our case, we had the most nicer driver, he was polity, kind, had good english (no comunication issue) and the most important a comfortable and safe driver in the road!

Out of that we was a good guide as well and he helped us to buy the things that we want in fair price place, not a turist price place and in the airport we had a nice welcome, with a necklace of flowers for me and a bouquet to my wife.

So we really recomend Sri Lanka and name have to be given the rigth person, a huge thank you very much to our driver Henry Lionel, he was just perfect for us! For that thanks Henry, you help this expirience be unique!
Written November 22, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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catherinee1289
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Excellent activity whilst in Sri Lanka!
Excellent trip, easy to organise and a personal experience. We saw a lot of different animals and they clearly knew
George_6
George_6
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A holiday of a lifetime
It is impossible to isolate any one experience as our favourite. It was outstanding from start to finish. All the
Daisydukezzz
Daisydukezzz
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Wonderful!
My favorite part of the trip was the rock fortress and the elephant orphanage! My driver Mr Laal was AMAZING! once
Euan S
Euan S
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Best Safari Tour for Wild Elephants in Minneriya / Hurulu
Absolutely amazing experience from start to finish. The safari was incredible and being so close to so many wild el
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I recommend everyone!
Thanks to this company for a wonderful stay! we saw many new beautiful places, this vacation will fill up for a lon
aybatova
aybatova
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excellent organization of our trip
We traveled across sri lanka at the end of 2021. This company was recommended to me by my friend, in 2017 he also t
sofiavarela1989
sofiavarela1989
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Amazing experience on my birthday
We made this tour on my birthday. The team was super attentive by making me a cake. It was really super! The guide
I387WCianl
I387WCianl
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Best day ever
Had two trips booked with henry. One sigirya rock and one safari to see elephants Unfortunately due to corona virus
Barbara P
Barbara P
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Mr & Mrs Polanski
As part of our holiday in Sri Lanka this year we visited the reserve at Udawalawe. Our driver collected us punctua
michaeljZ5536CF
michaeljZ5536CF
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Great day in Yale Park
I had a real great day with a great team. The driver picked me up in the morning and we got as one of the first jee
wynnebeddoes
wynnebeddoes
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Flora and fauna in spades.
Our driver also acted as guide and combined both roles brilliantly. Through his experiences eyes, logs became croco
GillDesoutter
GillDesoutter
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Brilliant! A must do.
Our game driver / guide was Samira. He was attentive to our requirements. I am a keen photographer and Samira ens
georgegN7385BR
georgegN7385BR
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The most amazing game drive
Saw tons of elephants! The tour guide knew soo much! We feel so blessed to have seen so Much! The people really kno
joefN6364OU
joefN6364OU
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Really amazing safari experience
We booked a private half day morning safari and were paired with Mr. Dhammika the day before the actual safari. He
Alain A
Alain A
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Sri Lanka multi day car hire with excellent driver/guide
I contacted Merganser Holidays to rent a car with driver for our 8 days trip around the island (hotels booked by my
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