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Ocean View Tours is one of the pioneer local tour operator in Negombo since 1978. In the begining commenly known as Thamel master who was a teacher started doing tours and now the 2nd genertaion Mark Thamel a qualified chauffeur guide lecturer organizing tours. The office is open all the time for you to visit and get information. Negombo is the most convenient place to stay and visit all the major attractions in Sri lanka. We do day trips starting daily to Kandy, Colombo, Sigiriya and Dambulla, Galle, Wilpattu, Rathnapura and Kitulgala for rafting. other than that we are specialized in organizing round tours and special interest tours as well. Our experience is since 1978 and the services can not compare to other operators. we have the most modern fleet of vehicles with very experienced driver guides who are trained by Sri Lanka tourism authority.
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Reviewed May 3, 2019

Great experience with Mark and his Ocean View. He is full of knowledge so don't hesitate to engage in conversations about this beautiful country. We booked a one day tour with him, but our flight was delayed so we landed in Sri Lanka at 2am...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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MarkThamel, Owner at Ocean View, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2019

Dear Madam Jelena, Thank you for your review. This feedback encourage us to improve our services. Thank you for staying with us in Sri Lanka even most of the travellers leaving the country due to the terrorists attack on Easter sunday . It was my...More

Reviewed April 30, 2019 via mobile

We’ve just returned from 10 days of travelling around Sri Lanka with the wonderful Jude as our driver. We can’t recommend him highly enough. Jude was always on time, very knowledgeable about all things Sri Lanka and recommended some great places to visit. If you’re...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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MarkThamel, Owner at Ocean View, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2019

Dear Sir and Madam Peter Morley, Thank you for your review. This feedback encourage us to improve our services. Thank you for staying with us even most of the travellers leaving the country due to the terrorists attack on Easter sunday .Thank you again for...More

Reviewed April 10, 2019 via mobile

I have been traveling to Sri Lanka since 2016, when I met Mark for the first time, and since then I always use Ocean View to help me with my tours, transport and transfers. Mark is very professional, has great and friendly staff working with...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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MarkThamel, Owner at Ocean View, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2019

Dear Madam Rita Andrade, Thank you for your review. It is a previlage for us selecting us to serve all your groups continuosly as transport provider. This feedback encourage us to improve our services. Thank you again for your valuable time spending to write it...More

Reviewed January 18, 2019 via mobile

Thanks Mark and Wasantha for the amazing adventure during our first Sri Lankan week. Mark organized a wonderful tour in and around the famous cultural triangle including cultural highlights, a safari in wilpattu and some adventurous hikes in the beautiful Sri Lankan nature. Wasantha was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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MarkThamel, Owner at Ocean View, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2019

Dear Friendly guest, Thank you for your review. This feedback encourage us to improve our services. Thank you again for your valuable time spending to write it and our gate and doors are always open for you when ever you come to our beautiful country....More

Reviewed January 5, 2019

The Ocean View Hotel in Negombo was an excellent base for our stay there. Nice clean hotel with all the basics covered and very friendly staff. We also had the pleasure to use their driver, Jude, for a week of sightseeing around Sri Lanka. He...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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MarkThamel, Owner at Ocean View, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2019

Dear Friendly guest, Thank you for your review. This feedback encourage us to improve our services. Thank you again for your valuable time spending to write it and our gate and doors are always open for you when ever you come to our beautiful country....More

Reviewed December 19, 2018 via mobile

Mr Mark mailed with me.before our trip, planning for us the tour- with patience and understanding. One night in Negombo, Ocean View, before our tour- pleasant and very good. Clean, nice, very good breakfast. Mr Jude, driver and english speaking guide during the tour- fascinating...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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MarkThamel, Owner at Ocean View, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2018

Dear madam Ana Vanista and daughter, Thank you for your review. This feedback encourage us to improve our services. Thank you again for your valuable time spending to write it and our gate and doors are always open for you when ever you come to...More

Reviewed November 19, 2018 via mobile

Only one day tour for Anuradhapura, old city, so many heritage, together with the rich historical knowledge from guide and boss, Mark. During the discusdion, I got the reason why he has so many story, interesting things, like enriched ore. His father used to be...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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MarkThamel, Owner at Ocean View, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2018

Dear Friendly Hao, Thank you for your review. This feedback encourage us to improve our services. Thank you again for your valuable time spending to write it and our gate and doors are always open for you when ever you come to our beautiful country....More

Reviewed September 30, 2018

Stayed here at the start of our tour of Sri Lanka, nice large clean room, balcony and tasty breakfast. Helpful staff. Thank you Nimal ndsilva67@gmail.com for arranging our stay here as part of the fabulous tour you organised for usMore

Date of experience: September 2018
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MarkThamel, Owner at Ocean View, responded to this reviewResponded November 16, 2018

Dear Friendly guest, Thank you for your review. This feedback encourage us to improve our services. Thank you again for your valuable time spending to write it and our gate and doors are always open for you when ever you come to our beautiful country....More

Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

What an amazing 3 weeks we had. We were fortunate enough to meet Mark on our first day in Sri Lanka. Full of knowledge from Mark,we embarked on our 10 day private tour with Jude. Would not have done it any other way. Jude was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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MarkThamel, Owner at Ocean View, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

Dear Friendly guest, Thank you for your review. This feedback encourage us to improve our services. Thank you again for your valuable time spending to write it and our gate and doors are always open for you when ever you come to our beautiful country....More

Reviewed August 27, 2018

We had a good experience hiring the car and driver for a trip to Colombo. The car was a Toyota Premio and the driver took us shopping then to meet frinds in Colombo at the Galle Face then to a reastaurant and then back to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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MarkThamel, Owner at Ocean View, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2018

Dear Friendly guest, Thank you for your review. This feedback encourage us to improve our services. Thank you again for your valuable time spending to write it and our gate and doors are always open for you when ever you come to our beautiful country....More

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