Thush Tours Sri Lanka
Thush Tours Sri Lanka
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Cultural ToursNature & Wildlife Tours
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Am a Sri Lankan tourist board approved licensed tour guide, more than a guide a typical tropical guy who born and raised in the splendid Sri Lankan sea, Lagoon, river city Bentota. Since my child hood I have roamed in every nock and conner of this country. Nature motivated me to become a tours guide,
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Hayley S
Glasgow, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Having already done a trip with Thush we knew what to expect and he didnt disappoint - reliable and helpful at all times.

We booked with Thush to go do a jeep safari at Udawalawe. He had it all organised all we had to do was get in his car whilst he drove at 5am.

Upon getting to Udawalawe car park we spent some time at the Orphanage (included in thushs price of $200 for 2 from bentota area) we arrived just in time for feeding and what a site it was! Interesting yet hilariously funny at the same time. There is also a small information centre which gives a brief history.

After we proceeded onto the jeep safari which we had to ourselves as supplied by Thush. It was only supposed to be for 2 hrs but we ended up spending over 3! We saw plenty of animals from birds, monkeys and buffalo and of course lots of elephants. Fortunate enough at the end to see a heard of around 10 including a calf. We sat and watched in amazement! Id highly recommend booking this with Thush.
Of course it is warm in the park so be prepared!

On our final day we really wanted to do Paramotoring at Bentota, Thush again took us there from hotel and discussed price with the company, unfortunately its fixed at $50per(9000lkr) person for 12minutes, expensive but the views and adrenaline rush are most definitely worth it and what a way to round off holiday!
(Side note - when paying in $ they only accept $50 as smallest at most places as they cant exchange)

Thush as a guide was good, kind and considerate and to be honest I wouldnt waste your time looking anywhere else. Book Tush Tours Sri Lanka! You won't regret it.
Written January 20, 2020
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Rene Ebert
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
We were staying close to Bentota and I was referred to Thush through a mutual friend. I spent two entire days with him showing me the National Parks and diamond mines. Besides him being extremly friendly and answering all of my questions, the tours he planned were extremly well organised and I can recommend him as a Tour Guide to anyone, who is staying in Srilanka. When I am back there, I will definitely get in touch with him again.
Written September 6, 2022
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Cibu T
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Thush came highly recommended from one of our friends when my brother and I planned a trip to Srilanka with my 80 year old dad. The 3 day trip was an excellent start to experiencing this beautiful country and their wonderful people. We did the highlights of colombo, bentota and Galle in the 3 days. Since we didn't have much of an agenda, we let Thush plan our trip and we are glad we went with his recommendations. Thush is very knowledgable, careful in his driving, reasonable, punctual and professional through out, and did not rush us to go through all the spots he had planned for us. He made sure that all of us, especially, our dad was comfortable throughout the trip. We had some excellent food, did a bit of shopping, and listened to some interesting stories along the way. Overall, we got a well rounded experience of SL and left us clearly wanting to more. A trip with the family is certainly on the cards, and when we do it, I sincerely hope Thush is available to be our Guide.
Written December 13, 2023
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Anthony Pandiani
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Couples
Thushara organised a wonderful and exciting round trip for our group of 4 people. The trip started in Bentota and included visits to the following places.

Day 1:
Dambulla cave temple and the Sigiriya rock fortress (both are UNESCO World Heritage Sites).

Day 2:
Kandy and the Temple of the Tooth.

Day 3 and 4:
2 night stop in Nuwara Eliya with a pleasant hike to World's End, located within the Horton Plains National Park.

Day 5:
Beautiful train ride through the mountains to Ella with the famous Nine Arches Bridge.

Day 6:
Udawalawe National Park with its herds of Elephants.

With his knowledge and experience, Thushara guided us safe and with interesting explanations to these fascinating places. An excellent way to explore Sri Lanka!
Written February 24, 2022
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judith d
United Kingdom15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Thush tours are simply the best way to see this beautiful country. A very personal and courteous service, reliable and honest. Thush was very knowledgeable about all the sights and temples and kept us informed at every step before, during and after our holidays. We found a trusted friend. Please use this great guide when you visit Sri Lanka, you won’t be disappointed!

Our second visit to Sri Lanka - we contacted Thush again and he provided us with the same amazing service. Arranged our airport transfers and a safari trip to Yala. Everything we wanted!
Written April 2, 2023
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IanRedfearn1966
Barrowford, UK37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Family
Just returned from a week's break in Bentota. All happened last minute and contacted Thushara whilst there. He came to our hotel and discussed what we wanted from potential rips.

Thushara went out of his way to accommodate our requests. He's justifiably proud of his status as a licensed tour guide and loves his country and is eager to share its delights with his clients. He was always on time and confirmed all arrangements beforehand by email so there was no confusion. He would only take payment at the end of a tour when he knew we were happy and added several complimentary stops to the tours we booked, including a walk round his village and the Buddhist temple where he worships. He's also a safe driver which, believe me, is a rarity in Sri Lanka!
Written February 19, 2017
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old mc
Sheffield, UK17 contributions
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Jan 2017 • Couples
We have just returned from our new year trip to Sri Lanka, We contacted Thush by email before we left the uk and Thush arranged to meet us in our hotel lobby on the second day of our holiday to discuss our options and prices which was a great touch as we got to see what day trips our large package holiday company offered and compare their prices.

Thush's tour prices compared favourably to our travel companies prices, which is amazing given that your getting a personal guide that tailors your trips to your requirements at your speed and your wishes.

Thush is a card holding government approved tour guide with great knowledge and enthusiasm for his country,

Thush was honest reliable and always on time, Thush tailored all our trips to our requirement and even changed our itinerary at short notice when we decided we would like to spend a full day at Pinawala and re configured our tour to include a second Safari at our request.

Thush was operating a brand new, safe and comfortable air conditioned hybrid car and employed the services of a friend as a driver during our 3 day tour who's patience and safe driving was exceptional as some of the journeys are quite long and demanding.

Be sure to tell Thush what you really like, be it Nature, culture, architecture, history thush will tailor it to your requirement.
Written January 18, 2017
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Hayley Hutchinson
Sheffield, UK59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
What a fantastic tour guide! If you’re looking for a genuine Sri Lankan experience, make sure you book your tours with Thush. After reading his amazing reviews we decided to book our tours with Thush and, from the first email we received from him to our final goodbye, Thush did everything he could to make our time in Sri Lanka unforgettable. We booked a week in Sri Lanka, staying at the Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa in Bentota, and wanted to do as many activities as we could before moving on to the Maldives. When you contact Thush to discuss the activities, he doesn’t just deliver you the tour you’ve asked for, he makes suggestions of all the places he can take you on the way their or back. His prices are extremely reasonable, especially considering that they have few highways, so journeys often involve driving through many villages. Plus, the price he quotes are inclusive of all entrance fees and he takes care of all payments throughout the day.
On Saturday, our first full day in Sri Lanka, we had organised White Water Rafting and was picked up from our hotel by Thush in a new, clean, air conditioned, hybrid car at 7.30am and he then drove us to Kitulgala. Anyone who has been to Sri Lanka will tell you that the roads are absolute chaos, but we felt safe at all times when Thush was driving and we trusted him completely. When we got to Kitulgala, Thush arranged a very good instructor - we were told that some of the companies/instructors don’t go very far up the river, but this guide drove us further into the hills on his Tuc Tuc so we could make the most of the experience. It was only the guide, my husband and myself in the raft, we didn’t have to share with any other groups which was a really nice touch and it made the experience even more special. The scenery was amazing and we had so much fun. We were even able to get out of the raft and float down some of the rapids - this was an experience in itself.
After the rafting, Thush showed us a lovely restaurant overlooking the river - the staff were very welcoming and it was a lovely end to the rafting experience.
Throughout our tour Thrush did everything he could to make it extra special, even taking the time to pull the car over to show us an old footbridge which was high above the river. We then went on a short walk and he pointed out lots of different plants and wildlife along the way. On the way back to the hotel we then called to a cafe for some tea and drove back to the hotel for 5.30pm.
On Monday we arranged a trip to Udawalawa National Park, we got picked up at 5.15am and arrived at the Elephant Orphanage at 8.30am (we were advised that the morning was the best time to see a lot of the wildlife in the park and it would give us an extra hour on the safari in comparison to some of the other tours). We had a drink in a cafe and waited until 9am where we watched the baby Elephants being fed. This was an amazing experience - highly recommended. We then introduced to our safari tour guide, Neel’s Udawalawa tours, who took us on a private safari tour of the park in a very comfortable open top 4x4. Neel knew the park and the different types of animals like the back of his hand, every few minutes he would point out something new - he even spotted a chameleon in a tree! He gave us the opportunity to take photos and watch - we never felt rushed. This was a truly amazing tour, the list of things we saw was endless, the Elephants came really close to our 4x4, we saw Crocodiles, Water Buffalo and many different species of bird. On the way back, Thush took us to the Moonstone Mine, where a guide showed us everything from the mine itself to the jewellery they made, and then we were driven back to our hotel by 6pm. We had also arranged a village tour and Whale Watching through Thush - more reviews to follow!
Written October 3, 2019
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Jazz Glasgow
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Family
Fantastic Licensed Tour Guide- Highly Recommended- Great Experience-Fairly Priced-Honest & Trustworthy

We did a tour from Ahungalla (Near Bentota) to Udawale National Park. I contacted 3 other other guides and Thush was the fastest to get back to me and his prices were fair and English was good in the emails.

So we agreed for him to take us to the Udawale National Park to see the Elephant Sanctuary and do the safari.

It was a great experience for my wife and I and my 2 kids. Both kids don't travel well for long journeys and Thush was a good safe driver and very sympathetic an patient with their travel sickness.

His English was good and he was very focussed on ensuring we got the best from our experience and that we enjoyed the day, which we thoroughly did. He had a decent car and arranged for an open air Jeep for the safari experience, which was all included in the package.

He made sure no-one took advantage of us there with 'Tourist Prices' and I liked his honesty.

There are not many licensed tour guides in the area, but Thush is one of them and I highly recommend him as the tour guide of your choice.

We would have used him for more tours, but there was not enough time on this trip. Will definitely use him on our next trip.
Written February 22, 2019
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Steve B
uk115 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
We booked Thush to take us to udewale earlier in our holiday.
I found out a test match was in Gaulle.the train seemed a good option but my wife wanted to visit a Tsunami memorial Hikkaduwa.
I contacted Thush. He was again prompt in his reply and offered a tour to take in our choices.
He was ace on the trip. A modern car to take us and on time. He is really proud of his country and spent plenty of time telling us about different areas.
We went to the test match. If anyone likes cricket then Gaulle is a great place to watch and crazy cheap.He accompanied us to the ticket seller to make sure we found the right place to purchase I offered to pay for Thush to come in but he politely declined. He walked us around the dutch fort and his knowledge was excellent. He would show us the path to follow and would meet us at the end in his car to save us walking back.
We had a great day and Thush ensured it was memorable for us.
If you need any trips out of Bentota I would throughly recommend Thush Tours. An honest friendly official tour guide with a wealth of knowledge. A real nice guy providing a variety of tours at great prices. Prompt and reliable
Written October 21, 2018
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