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Gihan Tours Sri Lanka

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Weligama, Sri Lanka
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About Gihan Tours Sri Lanka
Gihan Tours Sri Lanka is an independent tour company handled by me, GIhan Shameera. we're trying to become a perfect tour facilitator & operator service in Sri Lanka. Our aim is to be welcoming, flexible and friendly as your driver and travel partner in Sri Lanka.I am handling this Tour Company with my team, always trying to provide the very best, unique and transparent service as your sight seeing driver. We are travelling specialists all over Sri Lanka and we'd be happy to welcome you and show you around.
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Lisa B wrote a review May 2022
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Gihan, Danu and especially Janaka were all exceptional. They were friendly, genuine and helpful and make valuable suggestions to our itinerary. They made an already amazing holiday, a truly unforgettable one. We can't thank you enough.
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Date of experience: March 2022
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Al M wrote a review Apr 2022
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Me, my wife and our 1 year old son have had a great 2 week tour around Sri Lanka with Janaka. Our tour covered all of Sri Lanka’s best sights in the south west. From the beach, mountains, jungle, safari and again beach. Janaka organized us a baby seat, was always on time, made sure the car (a mini bus that could take up to 10 people) was always fueled up and despite the challenges with diesel he also ensured we had jerry cans on board to ensure we could finish our almost 2 weeks tour. Apart from driving he taught us about the culture, made us try different local fruits, vegetables and also spices like cinnamon and black pepper on trees fresh from the trees we passed on the road. He helped us organize tickets for cultural events, laundry, recommended restaurants, tea plantations , hidden beaches, shared some of the history at famous sights and when the hotel we booked ourselves for Safari didn’t have a pool, he made sure we could use the pool of another hotel. We did learn that locals in most cases could get a better deal for hotels, so if you have your trip figured out I recommend the tour organization to cross check if they can get you a better deal. Our son was playing often with Janaka and was really happy. He was like an uncle to him. We hope to have the chance to visit Sri Lanka again some time soon and then visit the less explored east coast with the guidance of Janaka. Many thanks for the great experiences.
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Sarah wrote a review Apr 2022
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A friend recommended Gihan Tours and she was absolutely right, this was the best choice we could make. Planning the trip with Gihan via email was very easy. Our driver Manoj picked us up from the airport. He is a very safe and good driver considering the sometimes crazy traffic. The car was comfortable and spacious. Manoj accompanied us to all the sights and was a huge help during our trip. He is a polite, honest, funny and open minded young man. He always made us feel comfortable and even introduced us to friends. All of them were very kind and made us feel welcome. All accommodations were good, however we chose 2 by ourselves, which was not a problem and Manoj also arranged an upgrade for us in kandy. In Yala we were not lucky to see a leopard, although the guide did his very best to find one and even extended the tour. Nevertheless it was a great safari. At the end of our tour we were dropped off at Tangalle. And after our beachdays Manoj also arranged to pick us up and gave us a ride to the airport. Huge thank you for this awesome trip!!
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Date of experience: March 2022
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Robsenbobilibobsen wrote a review Apr 2022
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Fully recommend Gihan Tours without any exceptions - from Tour Planning including communication prior to the trip to the tour itself, which was amazing. We went on vacation with Gihan Tours in March 2022 for 9 days (Negombo - Kandy - Nuwara Eliya - Ella - Yala - Utawalawe - Mirissa) with our two children (both below the age of 4). Our driver and guide was Indra. He did an outstanding job and made our stay a perfect one! He is kind, friendly, calm, very likable and provided an exceptional service level. Always flexible and open to our needs and wants. He was constantly recommending the right things whenever needed. Traveling with two young children is not stress-free all the time, but Indra always tried to look out for us and making our time as seamless as possible. Plus, he is a safe driver (as safe as possible considering the Sri Lankan driving style of all that are on the road). On top of that he handled special situations exceptionally well and made us always feel taken care of. May it be injuries of our kids or when we left some toys at our last accommodation before we went on without a driver. Indra was always doing his best to support, find solutions and was simply providing a great service (and we got our bag of toys back on our last day in Sri Lanka!! Thank you so much, Indra and Gihan!). One small caveat regarding our stay: Not all accommodations that we booked via Gihan Tours were 100% what we usually look for. But, it’s fair to add that we booked quite spontaneously and some of the accommodations were not available anymore. Just look up the places Gihan recommends beforehand and you can arrange with him to make adjustments accordingly. Anyway, Gihan Tours and especially Indra are great and were the PERFECT choice for us. @Indra, @Gihan: Thank you so much for being awesome!
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Bernat PB wrote a review Mar 2022
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We did a 8-day tour, starting in Colombo and finishing in Hikkaduwa. The experience was great since the beginning, even before travelling to Sri Lanka. We booked the trip just 7 days before flying and Gihan answered very quickly and adapted the plan to our needs.Pricing was reasonable and there was the option to book with or without accommodation. Once in Sri Lanka, the experience with Indra as a driver was the best. He took very good care of us during the whole trip. He was giving information about the country and his recommendations for restaurants and activities were excellent. Also, he was adapting the plan to fit our needs and preferences. He always helped us with communication with locals and he went above and beyond to help us solve some issues that we had during the trip. We felt very safe with his driving and he also cleaned the van daily. The van was huge and with AC. Also he got us little snacks and water quite a few times during the trip which was a very nice gesture. If we visit Sri Lanka again in the future we will for sure book again with Gihan tours and Indra, and if you are planning a trip to Sri Lanka we highly recommend it!
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Date of experience: March 2022
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