D.S Tours Day Tours
D.S Tours Day Tours
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Cultural Tours • Historical & Heritage Tours • Sightseeing Tours • Private Tours • Nature & Wildlife Tours
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9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
About
D.S Tours is a local family run tour operator, that specialises in trips in and around Sri Lanka. We offer trips to Kandy,white water rafting,dolphin watching, Wildlife ( safari trips ), culture triangle & Adams peak. We offer a friendly and bespoke service that caters to our customers needs. We do not hire external tour guides or drivers as we prefer to give our customers the personal touch.
Negombo, Sri Lanka
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2022

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Altaz D
Nairobi, Kenya2 contributions
Mar 2022
We had an absolutely fantastic trip. Anton was a great host and was very helpful from when we had begun planning the trip, From understanding our needs and only having 3 days to tour he helped us tailor the trip so that we could do as many items from our list as possible.

From the moment we landed he helped us exchange our money at the best rates (advise do not exchange in the hotels and look for local jewellery shops/remittance shops for better rates)

Anton was very helpful in finding us small boutique hotels at great prices and off we set on our tour, we managed to see two great cities - Kandy and Ella and took an amazing train ride through the tea plantations. There was still so much more to see however time was not on our side during this visit as out of the 8 days we were in Sri Lanka, 5 of them were for a wedding.

I would highly recommend touring for a minimum of 6 days to get the best experience and would say Anton and his family were extremely helpful and kind in planning and executing the tours, not to mention the adaptable during the tour to best suit our needs at that moment. We were able to cancel some items and spend more time in other places as requested at that time. Even during this covid period he was able to arrange the PCR test and follow up on results although we were in a different city every night.

Do not hesitate in contacting this amazing family company for an incredible experience
Written March 25, 2022
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Kornelia200
Austria19 contributions
Jan 2023
It was our best tour we ever had! We were nine people (4 adults and 5 children between 6 and 14 years old) and we booked a seven day tour. It was amazing. Our two guides Anton and his cousin Kasun were perfect - we met us strangers and we left each other as friends (we had really tears in our eyes). Both organizied our whole trip. They catched us in the morning with a freshly cleaned car, drove us through half of the country, told us about the history, the people and all interesting things about Sri Lanka and cared for us the whole tour (they checked the hotels, if the rooms are ready, they asked us, if we didn`t forget anything, they told us how much tip we have to give, which places are the most beautiful one, where we get the best food and which people we should avoid). We felt very secure. Furthermore we had a lot of fun together! The cars are really comfortable with enough space and air condition. We saw in seven days all hightlights and more of Sri Lanka (elephants orphanage, safaris, Sigiriya rock, Coconut workers, wooden factory, Tea plantages and tea factory, dancing perfomance, Kandy City, temples, Eliya, Ella, Adams peek, Galle, turtles farm etc.). We got so many impressionsin these seven days! Thanks to Anton and Kasun for the unforgetable trip!
Written January 8, 2023
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Secret Bruncher
Dubai, United Arab Emirates13 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
I was recommended a range of drivers for my week long trip touring SL, but my friends Grace and Danny proclaimed that DS Tours gave them the best holiday of their lives! I messaged the company after reading all the reviews here and I was not disappointed!

Sonny called me straight away although it was gone midnight in Sri Lanka to discuss my trip. He listened to my ideas and was informative and helpful. By the next day he had sent me a draft itinerary and amended it in response to my needs and interests. From this point I was confident that the family take great pride in this company and ensuring all tourists get the best out of the country and leave agreeing that the Sinhalese are indeed the kindest, warmest people on this earth!

Dinesh was our tour guide and by the end of the trip, a friend for life! Funnily, we only wanted a driver but got so much more!! He was professional, punctual, excellent driver, informative, talented photographer, chatty with a great sense of humour. He was sensitive to our needs and was amazing during a trip to A&E. Thank you, Dinesh for being so calm and understanding.

It was clear to see that Dinesh is well loved by all around him and was frequently greeted with smiles in each area we visited. Our trip involved a visit to Negombo, Sigryia, Kandy, Ella, Yala, and Mirisa. We had a jam packed tour that could only have been completed because of Dinesh’s meticulous planning and time-keeping. He knew all the best safari guides, restaurants, picture spots and hiking routes. Thank you for volunteering to take us hiking and for the epic photos. We loved having Dinesh around so much we wanted him with us for dinner each evening.

He was so thoughtful for my friend’s birthday and filled the car up with balloons and bought her flowers and a gift. What a gentleman! We parted with heavy hearts but with a promise to remain friends and visit soon. My friend will be returning for another tour with Dinesh and her parents in December. I will also be returning next year and look forward to seeing Dinesh and Sonny once again with a hope of meeting the rest of the family!

I really appreciated how Sonny called at the end of the trip to check-in and thank us for choosing them. It’s us that should be thanking you! What an incredible family who only deserve the best. We all returned to Dubai feeling happier and inspired. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Written April 10, 2022
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Janet H
28 contributions
Feb 2022
Our trip was originally booked but had to be cancelled due to the first lock down in 2020. Following lots of emails and fantastic patience and response from Sunny, we re-booked for January 2022, then, we got covid and had to cancel again and finally re-booked for February 2022, Sunny throughout these challenging times, was superb, and took away, the panic, and apprehensions we had due to cancellations and Covid.
The trip................... 5nights and 6 days
Our driver was Anton, and he is an amazing guy to have as your guide, polite, funny, knowledgable, I could go on.
Like all Asian countries the roads, and traffic are something else, but Anton, was a superb, and safe driver, and throughout our travels we always felt comfortable and safe.
We had our route, places of interest all planned, however, if their was something along the route Anton thought would interest us, then he would tell us and ask if we would like to go, adding to our wonderful Sri Lankan experience.
Their are other companies that offer tours, HOWEVER, the professional, friendly, knowledgeable, service provided by the team at DS Tours is second to none, they simply made our holiday, and when we go back to Sri Lanka to tour the Northern Half, we will be using them, and we would highly recommend this company to anyone that wants a guide for a day, a week, or more.

Written February 7, 2022
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Nemone
Fribourg, Switzerland63 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
We did a 5 day tour with Anton and it was amazing! He’s so friendly, speaks English perfectly and has so much knowledge that he shares very well. He drives really safely and showed us many great places.
The communication to organise the trip was also very easy and the prices are more than fair.
If you’re hesitant to use a driver around Sri Lanka, I highly recommend doing it as it’s so convenient and helps you discover the country more in depth than by yourself.
To make it easier for your driver, I also recommend to look for hotels that provide driver accommodation.
Written March 30, 2022
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Beatriz P
1 contribution
May 2022 • Friends
We have had the most wonderful time in Sri Lanka thanks to DS Tours and our superb tour guide Anton!

From the moment of booking and throughout our stay, DS tours have been extremely professional. We spoke originally with Dinesh, who did an amazing job organising our stay and planning a great range of activities for us. He was able to solve all our doubts before our trip and his answers were always prompt.

We were in Sri Lanka for 4 nights and Anton did a great job showing us around and teaching us everything about his country. He gave us amazing recommendations of places to stay and places to see! And he was also very flexible to fit our needs, we had a last minute change of plans due to a change in flights and he was able to adapt and find a solution for us! We are extremely grateful to all his help.

We were a group of 4 and the van we used was super spacious and comfortable, which made the experience of driving through the country very pleasant.

As everybody, we knew about the petrol crisis and shortages the country is facing at the moment. But Anton was also extremely well prepared and organised which made our trip run smoothly and we faced no issues.

I could not recommend this family company even more! If we go back to Sri Lanka, we will 100% book with them again!
Written May 5, 2022
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Tony M
Saint-Tropez, France15 contributions
Dec 2022
We booked a 6 day tour with DS Tours and from the very beginning, the service that was provided was excellent, very professional and helpful suggestions that made our holiday an unforgetable adventure. Sunny was our driver and he showed us the best of Sri Lanka, I really enjoyed that Sunny took took the time to inform and show us the sights and looked after us the entire time. A truely memorable exsperience and a beautiful holiday.
Written January 10, 2023
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Ellahi M
Lavington, Kenya3 contributions
Mar 2022
Absolutely amazing - our tour timing was short (three days), and yet our tour guide, Anton, allowed us to fit in pretty much everything we wanted to see on our list.
Our tour was very last minute, and yet Anton took the time before we even got there to make sure everything went smoothly and that everything we wanted to see was incorporated. Some of the activities that we couldn't do due to time restrictions, Anton found a way to give us an alternate option; he also went out of his way to make sure as tourists, we had the most fun we could - such as taking us to a bonus elephant crossing the first day (even though that wasn't on the schedule), helping us with train tickets so that we were planned in advance, and allowing us to experience the local Sri Lankan culture in every activity we did. He further fixed all our last minute accommodation for us at some of the most beautiful hotels.
Anton is one of the most accommodating tour guides i have met with knowledge about everything to do with the country, and more, and although my partner and i fell ill, we still managed to do most of the things on our tour! we felt completely comfortable that despite being ill, everything was in good hands and we would still get to see everything we could. I would highly recommend this tour company for those that would like a comprehensive and in depth tour and cultural experience.
Written March 25, 2022
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Ann R
United Kingdom296 contributions
Jan 2023 • Friends
Sunny was recommended by a friend and I'm so happy that I took her advice 😀 It was a tad dull when we arrived so we contacted Sunny (his office was 5 mins away from the hotel) and decided to go on a morning tour of nearby Negombo Market and also see how the fish are dried in the sun. A very pleasant way to pass the morning!
Luckily the sun then made an appearance 😎
As we were there to relax.. we did just that! At the very last week, we contacted Sunny again and decided to do the day trip to Kandy. This time two of Sunnys brothers, Anton and Denish arrived in a gleaming AC car, such a joy after the huge coaches used in Europe.
We visited the Tooth Temple, Botanical Gardens & local Wood carvers were we were shown how the paint was made from natural materials for the typical Sri Lankan masks. Such a marvellous shop..I could have filled the plane( after of course enquiring about the sustainability of the wood!) Such a lovely, funny, kind and informative family. I'm so glad we found them. Boys, we will be back !
Written January 21, 2023
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Niels
Berlin, Germany1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Couples
We booked DS several times for airport pickup and dropoff, a 5 day tour and several transfers in the country. Communication was always perfect with good English and drivers where always on time. Great cars and very save driving style.

Our main driver Sanju is a joyful and descent person. It was a pleasure to spend 5 days with him.

We can highly recommend DS Tours!
Written January 14, 2022
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