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Ceylon Escapes

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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About Ceylon Escapes
Ceylon Escapes has been registered as a certified travel agent registered under the name of IBIS TRAVEL PVT LTD. Ceylon Escapes offers a personalized and memorable holiday experience of Sri Lanka. We offer private tailor made transport solutions and authentic local experiences with our pool of experienced driver guides. We provide only private vehicles, a separate vehicle will be allocated for your entire tour. The drivers are fully vaccinated. We have an experienced team that can also provide free holiday planning, Our team can help you plan your holiday, advice you on best places visit and suggest some interesting hotel options. Place your trust in us and explore the real Sri Lanka where you get an authentic experience, be environmentally sustainable and help the local communities and gives back to the people and the wildlife.
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We will provide a private driver guide for your tour. Our drivers are all very fluent in the English language and well capable of communicating and attending to all your needs while on tour. They can also take on the role as your tour guide while on tour as they are well versed in the Sri Lankan culture, history and traditions.
The vehicles are well maintained and equipped with Air conditioning and seatbelts, as safety and comfort is our number one priority.
The vehicles are sanitized daily and all other safety and hygiene standards will be maintained throughout the tour.
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Elizabeth R wrote a review Jun 2022
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Ceylon Escapes were very clear and professional in their communication before we arrived, and helped with advising on our planned itinerary. Our driver, Tissa, was a very friendly and helpful. He also guided us around many historical sites with an amazing knowledge of everything, which we really appreciated! He was also very helpful with finding us ATMs on our routes and planning in rest breaks. Highly recommend both Ceylon Escapes and Tissa.
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Date of experience: April 2022
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acshone wrote a review May 2022
Singapore, Singapore6 contributions1 helpful vote
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Samantha from Ceylon Escapes was our designated driver for the 2 weeks that we were in Sri Lanka, as he was recommended by a friend’s friend who had him as a driver late last year. Rebecca from Ceylon Escapes was great too as she and I had exchanged many emails on my plans for Sri Lanka over the period March / April 2022 and she was very helpful with her suggestions and also the situation / crisis in Sri Lanka. Samantha spoke very good English and was also an enthusiastic tour guide who came along with my son and I on our hikes up 3 rocks and the Horton Plains Nature Park. He also made sure to keep the fuel tank topped up so that we never ran out of petrol. Highly recommend Ceylon Escapes and Samantha if you ever visit Sri Lanka, a beautiful country.
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tauntonites wrote a review May 2022
somerset10 contributions5 helpful votes
Dirk at Ceylon Escapes was the only travel agent in Sri Lanka who read my request of what I wanted to do & worked an itinerary to suit. I had approached 14 other travel agents & only 2 responded. The other did not read my requirements & made a standard offering. When asked to quote in £sterling, Dirk was spot on whereas the other wanted to charge 1.3 times more !!! The entire trip went without a hitch although there were negative news media about the situation in Sri Lanka. I did not face any fuel shortage, power cuts were usually 1 - 2 hours maximum, WiFi in most places was good. Amila my driver was very knowledgeable, knew of my likes & dislikes as far as food was concerned & chose the restaurants accordingly. He also arranged the local safari jeeps/ guides which meant I saw the leopards at Wilpattu, a huge variety of birds in Bundala etc. Yala was a little disappointing but did see elephants, one whose trunk was less than one metre from the jeep. Wow, my dream fulfilled with all the things Ceylon Escapes had arranged including seeing dolphins & whales. I would 100% recommend Ceylon Escapes as a very reputable travel agent. Dirk is very knowledgeable & he chooses the drivers & vehicles with great care. I would recommend a people carrier as you are higher & see a lot more, travel in comfort
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Where are the Actons? wrote a review May 2022
Australia62 contributions66 helpful votes
We did an 9 day trip to Sri Lanka for which I had a pre determined itinerary which I wanted to achieve for each day. I spoke to and got quotes from many other tour agencies in Sri Lanka but finally settled on Ceylon Escapes due to their reputation, their professionalism and level of communication. I'm so glad I chose them for our trip. Prior to our trip Dirk was absolutely amazing at answering all my questions, giving advice and helping plan everything. He went out of his way to make sure our trip was everything we wanted, and was extremely responsive at all times. For our actual trip we had Wije for the whole time who was just wonderful. He was amazing with our two young kids, was so lovely and informative. Most of all he was so flexible with us as of course - once we got there we made many changes to the pre set itinerary. These guys are true hospitality professionals and you should look no further in terms of a company to use.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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LUV2TRAVELIdaho wrote a review May 2022
Idaho2 contributions1 helpful vote
We hired a car and driver through Ceylon Escapes for five days in May 2022. The experience was superb. Our driver, Anthony, was incredible and his English was impeccable -- he not only got us where we needed to go safely, but he doubled as a fantastic tour guide along the way, providing ideas about sites to visit en route and always finding the perfect restaurant or restroom stop when needed. We traveled from Colombo to Ella to Unawatuna. Anthony was knowledgeable about each location and helped facilitate excursions, even waking up at 4:30AM to take us to see the sunrise! We couldn't have asked for a better experience with Ceylon Escapes. I can't recommend Anthony enough, and will definitely rebook through Ceylon Escapes when I come back to Sri Lanka for future trips.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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