Rent A Tour Guide In Sri Lanka

Rent A Tour Guide In Sri Lanka

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Ayu- bo -wan! Which means “May you live long” This is our traditional way to welcome anyone to Sri Lanka, our home, and when meeting you for the first time. I'm Amith De Silva and I am a national freelance tour guide. Since 2009, I have felt honored to introduce visitors to the wonders of Sri Lanka from ancient archeological sites to our national parks and tropical beaches offering an amazing rang
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BINESH76
Bristol, UK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
We were a family of five, with this being the first visit to Sri Lanka for 3 of us. Amith made the whole experience even better from the minute he picked us up from Colombo airport.

Amith had prepared an itinerary for us for the whole week, including booking hotels for us in each of the places we were visiting. However, Amith was also very flexible with this itinerary when, after a busy day, we occasionally wanted to rearrange some of our planned trips.

What really stood out for me was Amith’s warmth, humour and above all his knowledge. What this man doesn’t know about Sri Lanka is not worth knowing!

Every morning he would greet us at our hotel with a smile and enthusiasm that was contagious and would instantly make you feel comfortable and excited about the day ahead. Amith and his driver Nimal were always on time every morning and whenever we were due to be picked up from all of the amazing attractions we were lucky enough to visit.

Despite a few long car journeys throughout our week, Amith made those journeys more fun and interesting with his stories of Sri Lanka - past and present. This really did add another layer to a holiday that would definitely not have been as insightful if it weren’t for Amith.

Amith sorted out all of our tickets for each attraction we visited, which was particularly helpful when we needed to catch a very busy train from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya and find our carriage on the train!

Above all, Amith was absolutely brilliant with our 9 year old daughter and made sure she was always included and kept interested throughout the trip!

I cannot recommend Amith enough. He made our holiday and you should really consider contacting this guy if you’re travelling to Sri Lanka - whether it’s for 2 days or 2 weeks. You won’t regret it!
Written January 19, 2020
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Dear Sir/Madam, "Ayubowan" Greetings from Rent a tour guide in Srilanka. Thank you very much for you lovely review and encourage our service. We believed word of mouth is the most important advertising then please share your experience in srilanka with your friends and relatives and please invite them to visit our beautiful Island. We hope to see you again. Best regards, Amith De Silva
Written January 27, 2020
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Brenda G
1 contribution
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Feb 2020
Rent a Guide: Amith De Silva

I’ve just returned from a fabulous holiday in Sri Lanka and wish to recommend our guide Amith de Silva most highly. He made our 18-day cultural tour of 14 people a wonderful experience, because of his knowledge, organizational skills and engaging manner.
He is knowledgeable on all topics and imparts information with insightfulness and humour.
He was also responsible for booking all our accommodation, transport, meals and sightseeing activities. The whole tour flowed seamlessly.
A focus of our tour was visiting buildings by famous Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa. We also had the privilege of staying in some of Bawa’s stunning hotels.
We visited Geoffrey Bawa’s beautiful garden ‘Lunuganga’, as well as his brother’s garden ‘Brief’, where Australian artist Donald Friend lived for 6 years. Other gardens included the impressive Royal Botanic Gardens in Kandy and Popham’s Arboretum.
Like most travelers to Sri Lanka, we visited the splendid archeological sites of Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya and Dambulla. As well as the Elephant Orphanage at Pinnawela, and to be so close to these magnificent animals was unforgettable. A Jeep Safari in Yala National Park was another exciting experience.
Sri Lanka has so much to offer the discerning traveler and having a tour guide of Amith’s ability made the experience so much more enjoyable. I highly recommend you engage Amith de Silva, who will cater for your every need in a professional, capable and charming manner.
Written March 3, 2020
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Dear Sir/Madam, "Ayubowan" Greetings from Rent a tour guide in Srilanka. Thank you very much for you lovely review and encourage our service. We believed word of mouth is the most important advertising then please share your experience in srilanka with your friends and relatives and please invite them to visit our beautiful Island. We hope to see you again. Best regards, Amith De Silva
Written March 8, 2020
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Jake H
Barcelona, Spain1 contribution
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Jan 2020
I travelled Sri Lanka two weeks ago with my friends, and one of my friend's cousin strongly recommended a local driver/guide "Indika" from this tour agency. It was actually my second time to Sri Lanka I can clearly say that this time my experience was a lot more deep, convenient, and informative thanks to Indika's full support. He's a warm-hearted and friendly guy, and very knowledgeable about the Sri Lankan history and the stories behind some touristic attractions. Also, we enjoyed some of the local restaurants and hotels that he recommended. Moreover, he is very punctual on schedule and time which is very important when it comes to a holiday trip. I much appreciated his friendship and expertise on a tour guide and hope you guys enjoy as much as we did with him.
Written January 24, 2020
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Dear Sir/Madam, "Ayubowan" Greetings from Rent a tour guide in Srilanka. Thank you very much for you lovely review and encourage our service. We believed word of mouth is the most important advertising then please share your experience in srilanka with your friends and relatives and please invite them to visit our beautiful Island. We hope to see you again. Best regards, Amith De Silva
Written January 27, 2020
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Jinghui Lee
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
These past 6 days with our guide Indika was absolutely amazing! He is very helpful and knowledgeable, giving us great recommendations on things to do and places to eat at. It’s so nice to see someone talking so passionately about his country. He always ensures our needs are met throughout the trip, be it how small they are. We went on hikes up to various places, and Indika was with us every step of the way, which made the experience even more unforgettable. 200% would recommend him if you’re looking for a guide to take you around this beautiful country!!
Written March 9, 2020
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Dear Sir/Madam, "Ayubowan" Greetings from Rent a tour guide in Srilanka. Thank you very much for you lovely review and encourage our service. We believed word of mouth is the most important advertising then please share your experience in srilanka with your friends and relatives and please invite them to visit our beautiful Island. We hope to see you again. Best regards, Amith De Silva
Written November 16, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Natheesh Parameshvaran
Toronto, Canada7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Family
As a family we have travelled with many tour companies and guides, this is by far the best experience we have had! Amitha was accommodating to all our requests, and his recommendations left us experiencing the best Sri Lanka has to offer. Our tour guide Indika was the most patient and knowledgeable guide we could ask for. From the moment he picked us up, to when he dropped us off, he made sure that we were well taken care of and never hesitated to go the extra mile. We can't wait to bring other friends and family to experience what we have. If you're looking for a tour company to explore this island, we could not recommend a better option!
Written March 2, 2020
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Dear Sir/Madam, "Ayubowan" Greetings from Rent a tour guide in Srilanka. Thank you very much for you lovely review and encourage our service. We believed word of mouth is the most important advertising then please share your experience in srilanka with your friends and relatives and please invite them to visit our beautiful Island. We hope to see you again. Best regards, Amith De Silva
Written March 8, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Will H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
My wife and I traveled to Sri Lanka in November of 2019. We are both quite busy at work at this time and I contacted Amit to see what he could organize for a 10 day trip.
I'm a university professor and expressed an interest in the historical and culture sites of this incredible country. Amit's itinerary was outstanding. His company is exceptionally professional, organized, and tailors Sri Lanka to each client perfectly.

The true highlight of the trip was not the country however, but our driver Indike. We have hired drivers in multiple countries, but no one can compare to Indike. Not only was he punctual and friendly every single day of trip. He never rushed us at a single site and we would have days upwards of 14 hours in archaeological sites.

Most importantly, Indike understood us as travelers. A skill I have never really encountered. My wife and I do not care for tourist restaurants and Indike found us the most local and authentic places. We even purchased cuddle fish from a stand on the side of the road and cooked it ourselves. We could not have asked for a better driver and he is a really great person too. Anyone who gets to travel with Indike is beyond fortunate.

I cannot recommend this company enough. Trust me, you will love Sri Lanka with this company.
Written January 12, 2020
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Dear Sir/Madam, "Ayubowan" Greetings from Rent a tour guide in Srilanka. Thank you very much for you lovely review and encourage our service. We believed word of mouth is the most important advertising then please share your experience in srilanka with your friends and relatives and please invite them to visit our beautiful Island. We hope to see you again. Best regards, Amith De Silva
Written January 27, 2020
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Prabhu D
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
Ayu bo wan Amith and team.
We had a fantastic welcome at the airport by Bandu and from the day our journey started we all had fabulous time.We explored most of the places and experience some challenging walks such as Sigiriya rock fortress, Little Adams peak was amazing .our driver and guide Bandu had been extremely friendly he has excellent driving communication skills. I will highly recommend anyone to use him as a tour driver. Sri Lanka is an awesome place to spend the holidays I highly recommend Rent a Tour guide to anyone.

Prabhu New Zealand
Written February 18, 2020
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Dear Sir/Madam, "Ayubowan" Greetings from Rent a tour guide in Srilanka. Thank you very much for you lovely review and encourage our service. We believed word of mouth is the most important advertising then please share your experience in srilanka with your friends and relatives and please invite them to visit our beautiful Island. We hope to see you again. Best regards, Amith De Silva
Written March 8, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Claude Susu
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We visited Sri Lanka for 2 weeks with our 2 year old toddler. As i wanted to prepare the tour details myself (tour/hotels), i was in frequent contact Amith who provided me invaluable insights and advice to organize a pleasant trip. Amith provided us a driver/guide named Michael. Michael was out of this world. He was the kindest/most pleasant person. First, as a driver, he was a very careful, soft driver putting safety first (for those who experienced driving in Sri Lanka this is a hard to find quality). As a guide he was so attention oriented, always available and most if all knowledgeable in many tooics from history, to culture, to food, to plants/trees, animals etc. He had complete comprehensive answers to all our questions which allowed us to gain great understanding about Sri Lanka and its wonderful nature and history. Last, but not least, he was the kindest to our little daughter offering her a different flower every single morning and accommodating easily every single last minute change we did in our intinerary. And then there was the kindest invitation by Michael to have lunch at his house home cooked by his wife. Exquisite yummy food......I can only highly recommend Amith and his team to any future visitors out there.....
Written February 16, 2020
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Dear Sir/Madam, "Ayubowan" Greetings from Rent a tour guide in Srilanka. Thank you very much for you lovely review and encourage our service. We believed word of mouth is the most important advertising then please share your experience in srilanka with your friends and relatives and please invite them to visit our beautiful Island. We hope to see you again. Best regards, Amith De Silva
Written March 8, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Tlimemint
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
We were in Sri Lanka for about a week and Indika was the tour guide allocated to us for the trip! He was extremely hospitable, knowledgeable and helpful. Every location that we wanted to visit, he was able to provide us his insightful thoughts on them and also, he would make sure that we stay safe throughout the journey by joining us on our trekking journeys. Thank you so much Indika, we would definitely recommend him to anyone who’s traveling to Sri Lanka!
Written March 9, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Dear Sir/Madam, "Ayubowan" Greetings from Rent a tour guide in Srilanka. Thank you very much for you lovely review and encourage our service. We believed word of mouth is the most important advertising then please share your experience in srilanka with your friends and relatives and please invite them to visit our beautiful Island. We hope to see you again. Best regards, Amith De Silva
Written November 16, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Storyteller88583
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019
The tour was excellent and included an amazing overview of this magnificent and diverse country. A standout feature was our guide Amith! As we moved through the many faces of Sri Lanka over 2 1/2 weeks he remained knowledgeable and interesting and was inevitably cheerful and a good companion. I particularly liked his ability to sense the needs of our group and adjust accordingly, eg when everyone was weary he would make our experience more low key and yet remain upbeat. Through Amith we got a personalized window into the recent history of this troubled country that was both honest and hopeful. It made Sri Lanka an even more special destination.
Written December 31, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Dear Sir/Madam, "Ayubowan" Greetings from Rent a tour guide in Srilanka. Thank you very much for you lovely review and encourage our service. We believed word of mouth is the most important advertising then please share your experience in srilanka with your friends and relatives and please invite them to visit our beautiful Island. We hope to see you again. Best regards, Amith De Silva
Written January 2, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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