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Sri Lanka Driver Tours

Yatiyana, Sri Lanka
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Karolis K wrote a review Apr 10
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We were very lucky to have Dissa as our driver for our tour! I can't count the times, when during the trip me and my partner would look at each other and quietly say "it is so good we have Dissa to help with this..." A few concrete points: 1. Dissa drives very safely. I noticed that with the first hour of our tour. He doesn't speed and does not take risks. 2. His English is great and he knows a lot, so you can have good conversations (you'll need that, if you have a long tour) 3. He knows the roads very well. Day after day I was shocked how he can find our destination without Google Maps. I actually told him this and turns out he does his homework a day in advance preparing and knowing where to go and what roads to take exactly! 4. Dissa gave so many good advice. We actually altered our trip and did not regret once. For example, he would say that we should visit an X place or stay longer in Y and we felt it was always true. I wish he could have helped us to plan the trip beforehand! 5. It felt like he just knows everyone. Whenever we had a question about a tour or a hotel, he would always call "someone" up and get us the details we need. Dissa made us feel very safe and looked after all of the time. We were able to just relax and trust that he'll take care of things, which he did. I wish we could have Dissa on all of our tours!
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Michelle C wrote a review Apr 4
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We traveled under the SLDTA’s bio-bubble scheme where we have to stay at certified hotels and visit designated tourist sites. It is a bit complicated to arrange and I wanted a certified tour agency that was driver only without charging for extras as I had already decided on the itinerary. But this company can do full service for you if you also want to rely on them to arrange everything. Everything was great from communicating with Hasantha to the tour with our driver Dissanayake. Hasantha communicated well in English with concise and fast emails, and Dissanayake takes care to pay attention to your interests to recommend suggested places to visit. We were able to shorten our route and the driving time based on the changes Dissa suggested, and he even contacted guides that got us special permission from the Wildlife Department to visit Bundala national park whilst in the bio-bubble. All the recommendations he provided ended up being the better choices: such as getting a local birding guide for Sinharaja, which even saved us some money. We also had trouble with our 1st hotel who wasn’t familiar with the bio bubble procedures and didn’t want to let us travel to the tourist sites and Dissa and Hasanatha helped to resolve them. All in all, wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them. They also now have experience with the travel bubble arrangements.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Salsy4 wrote a review Apr 2020
London, United Kingdom9 contributions
When we can all travel again I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Sri Lanka and SL Driver Tours. Hasantha was excellent at communicating with us before the trip and suggesting itineraries. He met us at our hotel as planned with our driver Daya. We had a fantastic time travelling to the cultural triangle, Kandy, Sigiriya, Ella, Nuwara Eliya and Galle. Daya was brilliant, he shared his knowledge as we travelled, suggested things for us to do, explained where we needed to go and didn't once take us to a tourist trap. Our trip began in early March so we unfortunately had to fly home a few days early due to coronavirus. It wasn't an easy situation for Daya due to the restrictions being introduced, but he was consistently polite and in good spirits. We are so grateful to him for staying with us and making sure we got to the airport and safely home. He even bought us a bottle of hand sanitizer for the plane as we had mentioned it was sold out in the UK. Thank you Daya and Hasantha!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Colin D wrote a review Mar 2020
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After Hasantha's good correspondence and organisation we arrived in sri lanka to be met by our driver Sanjaya. He was a lovely man who went out of his way to help with our trip. When Covid 19 got very serious all national parks etc shut down so we had to amend our trip. Sanjaya was excellent at getting us to places and knew them all very well. Even though we had to cut our trip short and return to Australia it was still an experience we won't forget
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Date of experience: March 2020
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katho317 wrote a review Mar 2020
Cairns, Australia9 contributions2 helpful votes
S L Tours provided us with a wonderful opportunity to see and explore the beautiful treasures of Sri Lanka in a safe and convenient package. Our driver, Dissa, was calm and courteous and possessed excellent English skills. His experience and vast local knowledge was very helpful, even saving us time and money, on occasions. Sadly, Corona virus curtailed our trip. However, Dissa kept us informed on local conditions and restrictions, helped us to re-organise our itinerary and hotels and even suggested some alternative sight-seeing activities to bridge the gaps. Many thanks to Hasantha and his wonderful crew for not abandoning us at such a difficult time. We can't wait to return.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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