Lanka Excursions Holidays
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Lanka Excursions Holidays - Services As Follows # Day Tours - Starting from Colombo / Airport / Negombo / Mount Lavinia / Kandy / Ella / Galle / Hikkaduwa (From 01 person up to 45 or more)-(Multi Day Tours on Request) # Airport Pick ups & Drops # Luggage Transfers # Luggage Care (JA- Ela 10 km to Airport Katunayake Airport) # Pet Cares (Dog & Cats only) # Hotel Bookings (From Mid range Guest Houses to 5* Hotels or Boutiques Hotels (Any Location withing Sri Lanka) # Domestic Air transfers / Air Balloon # Train Ticket # Local Bus Tickets (Colombo to Jaffna / Trincomalee ect..) # City / Ancient Cities guided walk (Local Guides) # Day Bicycle Tours (Anuradhapura / Polonnaruwa / Mihintale) # Motorbike Tours - Day or Multi Day on request (Start From Negombo or Colombo # Motorbike for rent Anuradhapura / Mihintale (Day basis) I am Nuwan Gajanayaka and since 2003 I have been working as a tourist guide lecturer, approved by the Sri Lanka Tourist Boad (now renamed SLTDA).
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Divya B
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Dec 2019
We went on a short 5-day trip to Sri Lanka, and our friends recommended we hire Nuwan's services as a guide and driver as they had used him in the past. And were we glad we did! Nuwan was prompt, friendly and catered to all our needs. He gave us a lot of info about Sri Lankan culture and history that we would have missed, and recommended places for us to visit basis our interests. He gave us insight into Sri Lankan way of living through his personal stories.

Nuwan was very perceptive in the sense that when he should speak and when he should let us be. Never insistent, but always providing enough information, he helped us make decisions on how to spend our days there. He was very adaptable to our "changes of mind". Whether it was eating places or sight seeing points, or a scuba diving school, he took us to places where we felt comfortable.

He obviously has a good network in Sri Lanka, because one of the days that he himself wasn't available (we had been informed in advance), he arranged another driver for us who was also reliable.

Highly recommended for all those visiting Sri Lanka - get in touch with Nuwan and arrange your transport and guide with him!

Thanks you Nuwan for an absolutely brilliant time! The kids loved you!
Written January 10, 2020
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William Lee
5 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
Our party of five were collected by Ansar Foray at our villa in Ahangama. We had booked an 8 day tour of cultural and nature sites. Ansar drove a very comfortable and clean seven seater, air-conditioned vehicle. We visited twelve cultural sites and a national park with elephants (which was excellent, lots of elephants). We learned a vast amount about Buddhism and the national cuisine at a cookery class. Ansar is extremely knowledgeable and whatever we asked of him, he was always happy to oblige. He had knowledge of things off the beaten track, which was a fabulous bonus. We completely trusted his judgement. Ansar actually became a friend, due to his very happy disposition, helpfulness and natural courtesy. He even arranged a surprise birthday party a restaurant, for one of our group, complete with a birthday cake. It was very sweet of him to do this. Ansar also had a wealth of knowledge for hotels and villas in which to stay. We had such a great time, and laughed alot throughout our time with him. He is also a very careful driver and felt safe at all times. I will have no hesitation in recommending the company to family and friends. If you want a stress free visit to this beautiful country and it's friendly people, then look no further. And if you're worried about the cost for a driver and guide, then you'll be pleasantly surprised at how affordable it is.
If you want a hassle free visit SL, then check these guys out. 10/10
Written January 11, 2020
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Shanaka P
3 contributions
Apr 2021 • Family
Excellent driver, always followed Covid-19 guidelines.
Sanitized the all touching places whenever the vehicle stops at any place.

Vehicle was superb and very comfortable.

We are highly recommending Lanka Excurtions Holidays
Written April 14, 2021
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Houseinhastings
London, UK3 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
We contacted Lanka Excursion Holidays to arrange a ten day driver to take us round Sri Lanka as part of out trip.
We wanted to arrange our own accommodation but have a driver to be on hand.
We could not have been luckier with the amazing driver we had in Ansar.
Ansar understood immediately that we wanted to take an easy pace visiting places off the tourist trail.
Ansar had a brilliant sense of humour and was really good company. He took us to small remote restaurants that we would never have found where we ate the most delicious Sri Lankan food.
His knowledge of culture and local history interjecting useful and fascinating information whilst always being discrete and respectful of our space was masterly to the level of diplomatic.
We were often spontaneous with our plans, deciding to visit places on a whim or change times at short notice, Ansar was always accommodation often suggestion options to visit multiple sites by changing the order to maximise the time.
We were very lucky to celebrate two birthdays on our trip and Ansar arranged a special restaurant with a great menu, cake and a firework spectacular.
Truly memorable.
As seasoned travellers we were weary of arranging a driver to escort us on our trip but as we reached the end of our travels we all agreed the whole experience was a Stella success enhanced by Ansar to make this trip truly outstanding. Sri Lanka is now in our hearts and we will definitely be back and make sure we call Lanka Excursion Holidays the minute we book the flights.
Written January 12, 2020
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BnestaM
10 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
Everyone should do this tour!
Mihintale is a wonderfull city with many impressive places. Our perfectly organized guide Rangan showed us the main sights like the Stupa and Mihintales highest mountain. Also he showed us less popular places that were even prettier and had a great view over the whole city. We could have lunch which was cooked by his mother, it was traditionally and really delicious. Rangan, speaks good English and can give you interesting and relevant information about the sights, actually about the whole city. He is very friendly and helpful, also he grew up in Mihintale so he knows a lot of secret spots and is happy to show them to you. To some spots you have to take many stairs, which isn't always that easy, but absolutely worth it! Views like these you have only few times in your life. Also guides like these are rare, so take your chance and book the tour. My friend and I had an amazing day and recommend that tour to absolutely everyone! It is worth every penny. And it is super easy to plan it. Just text Nuwar and he will organize one of the best days of your whole trip. Also he and his guides are very flexible and spontaneous. We are not only happy to had this tour, but to met such great people who made Sri Lanka even prettier.

Written February 9, 2020
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Prashant S
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Feb 2020 • Solo
If you are looking for a place which is out of daily hustle of the city and love to be with tranquilizing nature then 'First house' in Mihintale is the one you need. Hosted by Nuwan a modest man who is well experienced in tourism industry and is ready to extend all possible help to plan your trip. His mother a very soft spoken lady, great cook and takes all the pain happily to maintain all house and premise. Rohan, Nuwan elder brother a real kind hearted person who always spare some time from his busy schedule to make your smooth visits to all nearby tourist attractions with 'Rangana' by his side. Rangana is well behaved and has articulated the best tourist guide in his tuk tuk ride.

Having hot Sri Lankan breakfast in the varandha whilst watching and listening to the chirps of all the birds around makes me relive my best memories.
Even, I was fortunate to attend Rohan's family function and short tour for wild life watching.

For me the First house will be certain place in the next Sri Lankan visit to meet my buddy Nuwan, Rohan & Loving Amma
Written February 25, 2020
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Vikram G
New Delhi, India7 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
Just back after a short trip which was made super by Nuwan. Started with warm welcome at the airport with beautiful floral garlands. He is an excellent guide with knowledge of local history and customs. He knows the best places to visit, views, beaches, boat rides and food. His van is very well maintained and he's one of the safest drivers I have travelled with. Our family enjoyed seeing SriLanka with him and will come back again to visit other places.
Written January 10, 2020
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The Ll-D Family
London, UK19 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
An amazing bespoke three week trip with our fantastic guide and driver, Nuwan.
As a registered tourist agency guide, Nuwan could get priority fuel at bus depots all over Sri Lanka, so fuel was not a problem.
Highlights were seeing the elephants, climbing Sigirya mountain, going to Yala National Park, surfing at Arugumbay, Snorkelling at Pigeon Island, seeing sharks and turtles .. we experienced it all in beautiful Sri Lanka.
We encountered no problems as reported in the media and even drove past the presidential palace.
Nuwan was such great company and so knowledgeable, he really looked after us all and made our holiday unforgettable.
Written August 20, 2022
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Divya G
4 contributions
Nov 2021
Amazing and Memorable trip. Mr Nuwan , our guide cum drive cum tour operator made this trip a memorable one. He is very passionate and explained about the culture, traditions and history of Sri Lanka. With more than 20 years of experience, he has a good network. The trip to Kandy - Tooth relic temple and to the stunning beaches of Bentota and Weligama was very exciting. Though our whale watching got cancelled, he tried his best to reschedule it for another day.

Thank you Nuwan!
Written November 12, 2021
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Explore519424
1 contribution
Dec 2019 • Family
Nuwan was helpful, cheerful, knowledgable from
Day 1. He was the perfect driver and guide.

One of my daughters left her wallet at a hotel and we had already gone 5 hours away. Nuwan very kindly arranged for it to be picked up and delivered back to her the next day. Amazing and we were so grateful for his quick action and his positive response in getting it returned.

He then helped out my brother in law and his friends and arranged for another driver/guide for their travels around the ancient cities. Again, brilliant service.

Can not recommend Nuwan enough.

We will be back!
Written January 11, 2020
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