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Ran Holidays Sri Lankan Experience

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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About Ran Holidays Sri Lankan Experience
December 06 th 2018 , I was Awarded As Most Outstanding Chauffeur Tourist Guide Lecturer of year 2018 ,by srilanka Tourism. Transporter ,chauffeur ( driver ) guide & tours organize with small hotels maximum flexibility ,personalized service & budget tour package specialized for day tours .srilankan budget tours registered ,licensed guide over 27 years experience specialized for history ,culture ,nature & wildlife tours .Day tours organize with clients requirements. cultural ,history ,wildlife ,nature and beach tours . Just for 42 us dollars ,per day ,per person for 04 passengers 10 nights 11 days round tour cover culture ,history ,wildlife ,nature & beach all locations small nice & clean hotels double shirring room with breakfast,transport by air condition luxury micro van with professional english speaking chauffeur ( driver ) guide service . Day tour organize ,colombo sheet sheen tour ,kandy & elephant orphanage day tour. sinharja rain forest day tour,water rafting day tours.
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Create your own private day tour of Colombo--or build out a longer itinerary-- with the help of a professional chauffeur/guide. You can choose from a variety of transportation packages ranging from 1 to 10 days, allowing you the flexibility to see as little or as much as you wish. Prices are for an entire vehicle, which is large enough to comfortably accommodate five passengers with luggage.
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Łukasz S wrote a review May 2022
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When we came to idea to come to Sri Lanka, I firstly searched for a car to rent. But then shortly realized to book a tour with a guide driver. Ran had the best reviews and that was an excellent choice. He deserved such raiting. Ran quickly answered my questions, was flexible and we aligned on a tour as per my plan. Ran advised on timings and offered to book reasonable accommodation, too. The offered was also the best one! He is a good and safe driver, stops when you want and give you as much time as you need. He Never offered or insisted on any touristic shops or restaurants. Ran is very cultural, gives you good orientation and guided us in the visited places. You do not need to worry about booking tickets, hiring additional local guides. The car was very comfortable with well enough place for four of us and our luggage. Ran also well managed for the fuel, so we where not impacted at All by the economic crisis.
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Response from ranjith a, Owner at Ran Holidays Sri Lankan Experience
Responded May 20, 2022
Dear sir / Madam thank you for your wonderful review about my service and transport with your family holidays
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DAK wrote a review Jan 2022
Minneapolis, Minnesota3 contributions
Initially we thought Ran would serve primarily as a chauffeur, however, Ran surpassed all expectations by providing much more than that. His services included; 1) Translations 2) Ensuring places you stay/visit are sanitary and COVID compliant (he would not even stay in guest houses that were subpar) 3) Verifying and recommending safe local eating establishments (we wanted to eat true local cuisine and after several times, we never got sick) 4) Providing historical, cultural, and sight-seeing information 5) Full-fledged tour customization and itinerary planning 6) Custom tour optimization (to ensure you're getting the best bang for your buck) 7) Purchasing assistance (helping to avoid tourist markups and pointing out safe shopping establishments) 8) Safe storage and transit of luggage and travel gear (even when we weren't with our gear and needed it couriered to us at a different location) 9) Prompt arrivals and recommendations for travel times/routes to take and avoid 10) Calling ahead to hotels to notify we were on the way and to ensure everything was ready Having Ran with you is like having an entire team there helping you navigate a foreign land while maximizing your value and time spent doing activities that match your interests. He is very protective of you and your time. Ran takes his role as your travel advisor very seriously. His van was always clean (he was constantly sweeping it and picking up after us) and he realizes the importance of wearing a mask and sanitizing his hands frequently (even more often than we did). In a country that doesn't watch the clock, Ran was always very early to pick us up. On our departure we misread the time and needed to be picked up at 3AM instead of 5AM. Not a problem, we texted Ran that night and he was there early that morning. He verified all timelines and provided alternatives when necessary. One example of Ran's usefulness was when we needed a COVID test for our next travel date and found out that only certain areas of the country offered them. Ran called up the tour authority and got in contact with a local hospital, arranged clinical staff to transit to our hotel, and coordinated all of this with hotel management. He followed up with the clinic repeatedly to ensure our samples had arrived and that we would get the results timely. He single-handedly turned a potential headache into a seamless experience and we were able to continue our vacation without worrying. There were other experiences like this as well. The bottom line is that if you don't have Ran guiding you, then I guarantee you are going to overpay, put yourself at risk, and not have nearly the experience that you could have had. He is literally worth his weight in Sri Lankan gold! Having Ran there with us on the trip made me realize that this type of service is invaluable and I have been missing out on many of my other trips. I plan to now start using a local chauffeur (guide) for my upcoming vacations and will definitely use Ran again when I am back in Sri Lanka. Thanks for everything Ran and keep on trucking!
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Date of experience: January 2022
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Response from ranjith a, Owner at Ran Holidays Sri Lankan Experience
Responded Jan 30, 2022
Thank you sir Datsun and Elizabeth,i highly appreciate your wonderful review about my service while srilanka tour january 2022.
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Usha wrote a review Mar 2020
Birmingham, United Kingdom11 contributions3 helpful votes
Two weeks with Ran made our holiday that much more special. He has a wealth of knowledge about Sri Lanka. His English is very good. Ran is professional, always arrived few minutes early, lots of helpful suggestions about places to visit,eat,shopping and good photos opportunities. He is flexible and very good natured with good sense of humour which make him very easy to get along with.We would recommend him with complete confidence.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from ranjith a, Owner at Ran Holidays Sri Lankan Experience
Responded Oct 11, 2020
Thank you very much for your wonderful review about my service
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noelito8787 wrote a review Feb 2020
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Previous reviews have encouraged me to contact Ran when planing a trip to Sri Lanka with my family. The quick email contact and several alternative travel plans with a clear and very competetive price have convinced me to use Ran's services. We spent 7 wonderful days with Rantravelling intensive around the beautiful Sri Lanka. Thanks to Ran the journey was safe and we gained a lot of knowledge about local history, culture and cuisine. We visited a lot of local places and could see the real Sri Lanka off the beaten path. Ranjith is a very professional guide with a great sense of humour, the well being of his customers is always on his mind. Our Family is very thankful for his services, we highly recommend him as a guide and as a nice person that will be one of our best memories from Sri Lanka!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from ranjith a, Owner at Ran Holidays Sri Lankan Experience
Responded Feb 18, 2020
Dear sir Mr Noel & family Thank you very much wonderful & impressive review Ranjith Alwis
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YuliaMB wrote a review Jan 2020
Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine2 contributions
We had a great experience thanks to Ranjith 1. Great English to understand. Not every person knows English on Sri Lanka, moreover you should ask twice to understand the answer. But with Ranjith we understood everything, even improved our English) 2. Interesting stories and facts about history and modern life We had an opportunity to ask any kind of questions, so we've got much more information than could, including historical facts and the way of life on today's Sri Lanka 3. Peaceful hotels with incredible view and vibes, we could never choose. You should have experience to know, choose these hotels; a car to get there; routes, to get there in a proper way. The place you live has a sense, because you can see little nuances that can influence on your mood (fireflies in a pine forest, sunrise in the mountains, rest in a rice field, authentic design places to feel at home, etc) So you can rely on the taste ) 4. Safe driver with extensive experience Convenient places to sleep, even if you're in Ranjith's car) 5. Comfortable person A person who will help solve personal issues A man who will be on your side under any circumstances Thank you so much we had a great experience, found out a lot of useful and interesting things, for your kindness and patience, diplomatic skills and always a good mood) Best regards, Yuliia, Yana, Misha, Yurii
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from ranjith a, Owner at Ran Holidays Sri Lankan Experience
Responded Feb 1, 2020
Dear Madam / miss Yuliia Thank you very much for your wonderful review Thanks Regards Ranjith Alwis
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