Lanka Tour Driver
Lanka Tour Driver
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Hello dear travelers, My name is Harsha Bandara and I am a licensed tour guide in Sri Lanka. At the same time I act as your personal driver for tours of our beautiful country. My travel agency in Sri Lanka is a family business and our guests should experience their holidays as well as family.
Hingurakgoda, Sri Lanka
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2023

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Yan Chun L
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 β€’ Couples
My wife and I had a great time travelling around Sri Lanka for our honeymoon thanks to the support and service of Lilan.

He is a safe driver who can show you the way around the country. He navigates difficult mountainous roads and busy two-laners with ease, allowing us to get to our destinations safely and on time.

He is also a good planner, who offers us options to visit, and ably arranged for our PCR Tests. He also would recommend places to dine at, based on our preferences.

Even if we suggested places to visit, dine or stay that he is not as familiar with, he would still be able to take us there by communicating with the attraction, hotel or diner ahead of time for us.

He is also frank in advising us to look out for tourist traps or things that previous tourists did not like. For example, there was an attraction that is now too commercialized for some tourists, he would advise us to reconsider visiting. But ultimately, he left it to us to decide based on our preferences.

Lastly, he would help us negotiate for better rates and prices at attractions / money exchange, based on his local knowledge and connections. We could let him handle the negotiations and arrangements for us.

For future tourists seeking to book your accommodations yourself, useful to ask your accommodation to provide driver's accommodations as this would avoid troubling the driver to find their own accommodations which could be far from yours. Usually booking sites like booking.com would offer lower prices by cutting away driver's accommodations.
Written December 29, 2021
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Thank you so much having your holiday tour with Lanka Tour Driver and please visit again us & Sri Lanka once again πŸ’–πŸ™‚.. If you enjoy the tour its a great pleasure for us... πŸ™ Info@lankatourdriver.com Info@lankatours.at 0094777732529
Written December 31, 2021
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Vanessa7474
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 β€’ Couples
From the outset, our experience with this your company has been excellent. The booking process was smooth, communication easy, polite and regular in the run-up to arrival, and payment straightforward. We were budget conscious and the delivery far exceeded the extremely reasonable cost! We always felt confident of delivery and throughout, it has been a pleasure to deal with both the company and our guide/driver.

As for our tour guide, we cannot express enough how happy we were with his driving and tour guide services. We spent a fantastic seven days in the very reliable and kind hands of our guide and driver Malith. We’ve been expertly transported around the country to cultural, historic, and scenic sights. Everything has been explained and Malith has been very patient with taking some of the steeper climbs (up to temples and viewpoints etc) at a slower pace for those of us less physically fit! We’ve felt very safe in the vehicle and country in general (with COVID guidelines & otherwise) and Malith has ensured we’ve made the most of the sightseeing portion of our trip, taking us to hidden/local gems, all with a smile and informative detail. While I’d recommend those with more time spending a little longer on sightseeing (as we only spent one night in each area so had some very busy days), we feel that with the guidance of Malith and his company, we have experienced the key highlights of Anuradhapura, Sigiriya, Kandy, Nuwaraeliya, Ella, and Yala (and the areas nearby/en-route between). I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this company, and Malith in particular, to friends, family and anyone with an interest in seeing this beautiful country with a wonderful tour guide!! One day we will return (for longer and in better physical shape to tackle more challenging hiking/sightseeing opportunities) and our first call when arranging will be to secure Malith as our guide!
Written December 4, 2021
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Thank you so much having your holiday tour with Lanka Tour Driver and please visit again us & Sri Lanka once again πŸ’–πŸ™‚.. If you enjoy the tour its a great pleasure for us... πŸ™ Info@lankatourdriver.com Info@lankatours.at 0094777732529
Written December 14, 2021
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Jack J
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 β€’ Couples
We hires Harsha for 5 days and he has been extremely helpful and his knowledge about Sri Lanka is very broad. He can tell you different stories about his country whilst you've been driven. He is very kind and has very good manners. I highly recommend this man and his company.
Written January 21, 2020
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Thank you so much for having your Holiday tour with Lanka Tour Driver and please visit us & Srilanka once again πŸ˜ŠπŸ™ .. if you enjoy the tour its a great pleasure for us.. Info@lankatourdriver.com 0094777732529
Written February 17, 2020
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rudi1121
Udawalawa, Sri Lanka4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 β€’ Friends
My 2 friends and me took a 6 day trip starting from our pick up point in merissa to udawalawe where we spent one night.
After that we drove to Ella took a quick shot to Diyaluma Falls and spent 2 nights in ella.
After that we went to Nalatanya for our Adam's Peak climb which we could do just before the sun set because of manoj's driving skills.
After that we went to Gampola to stay there one night before our leaving.
In the morning of our last day we went sigeria to climb Pidu Rangala just before heading back to Colombo to the air port.

Thanks to kitty for arranging this nice trip, and also a big thanks to Manoj for bringing us as safe and as comfortable as possible through the country.

Untill next time and stay safe πŸ™
Written March 9, 2020
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Thank you so much for having your Holiday tour with Lanka Tour Driver and please visit us & Srilanka once again πŸ˜ŠπŸ™ .. if you enjoy the tour its a great pleasure for us.. Info@lankatourdriver.com 0094777732529 Kitty.
Written March 9, 2020
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Punit
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 β€’ Friends
Fantastic experience!
Kitty the owner organised the service so well. She and Harsha both introduced me to a warm and welcoming driver Manoj. Instantly through his experiance and positive personality he became not only a driver, but a trusting friend!

The drive we too was all around sri-lanka for 9 days, Manoj would always be on time and ensure that we are getting what is worth at places. It's very hard to find a trusting tour, and we are very fortunate to have Lanka Tours.

There is a lot more that I can say such as the fantastic drive, the safety, the general knowledge that Lanka Tours provided.

I recommend this service!
Written February 12, 2022
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Thank you so much having your holiday tour with Lanka Tour Driver and please visit again us & Sri Lanka once again πŸ’–πŸ™‚.. If you enjoy the tour its a great pleasure for us... πŸ™ Info@lankatourdriver.com Info@lankatours.at 0094777732529
Written February 12, 2022
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Nickil S
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 β€’ Friends
There are rarely few times in your life where one comes across such genuine people. Manoj, our tour guide and driver, has endowed us with the experience of a lifetime. Our plan was to cover as much of Sri-Lanka as possible as this was to be a rather special holiday for the group (10 of us!). We covered, Colombo, Kandy, Galle, Tissamaharama, Ella, Dambulla and Anuradhapura and back to Colombo again within the space of just over a week!

Manoj has been very accomodating, driving back and forth and putting up with some of our awkward timings for the activities we did. As a first stance, I think we were all a little worried about safety and leaving items in the van, but we very quickly came to trust our driver, not only with looking after our safety, and belongings, but with food reccomendations, activity reccomendations and timing advice for various events.

We were initially worried as well about the air conditioning (absolutely fantastic and controlable from the passenger seats in the van), as well as the space for luggage- for which 10 large suitcases (~20kg each) fit comfortably in the back. Manoj even went the extra extent to take the van to places where his vehicle was put under stress due to the terrain, just to allow us to do the activities we wanted.

Brother, it has been an honour to get to know you over the last 9 days and I wish you, Kitty and Harsha the best in the future and I know your company will grow. You have shown us nothing but the kindness and hospitality that we did not even know existed, and I am happy to have included you in the things we did, not as a driver, but as a friend.

We will all remember this trip as one of our lifetime highlights, and will be ensuring that anyone who visits Sri Lanka is sent your way. I hope we keep in touch as you have made my dreams a reality.

All the best,
Nickil
Written February 12, 2022
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Thank you so much having your holiday tour with Lanka Tour Driver and please visit again us & Sri Lanka once again πŸ’–πŸ™‚.. If you enjoy the tour its a great pleasure for us... πŸ™ Info@lankatourdriver.com Info@lankatours.at 0094777732529
Written February 12, 2022
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David B
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 β€’ Couples
Lahiru drove us on our brief trip to Sri Lanka. Honestly one of the best driving services I have ever experienced, I would recommend Lahiru to anyone that wants an incredibly friendly, well spoken and kind driver on their trip to Sri Lanka. Thank you again from Dave and Jo!
Written December 17, 2021
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Thank you so much having your holiday tour with Lanka Tour Driver and please visit again us & Sri Lanka once again πŸ’–πŸ™‚.. If you enjoy the tour its a great pleasure for us... πŸ™ Info@lankatourdriver.com Info@lankatours.at 0094777732529
Written December 17, 2021
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Esra
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 β€’ Friends
We had a great experience thanks to our driver Chandana. He is a very experienced and good driver. He was always reliable and knew exactly at what time the highlights of the acitivities started, so we didnt miss out on anything. We really wanted to go on the Ella train ride, which was unfortunetely booked out. He went out of his way to find us train tickets so we could still do it - he even found us the best seats so we enjoyed the beautiful view! He answered all our questions about Sri Lanka and the culture and suggested very good restaurants according to our food preferences. Allthough they were long waiting lines for petrol whenever we drove past gas stations, we never had to worry about it since Chandana was well prepared and had already filled the tank before picking us up. The car was always tidy and he offered us drinks and paper towels. During the ride he showed and explained us what was farmed in Sri Lanka, all the different types of animals (we even saw a wild elephant!). We felt really save and could relax during our stay of nearly 2 weeks since we could leave all the planning/timing to Chandana and the Lanka Tour Team. I would recommend our driver Chandana everyone who wants to enjoy Sri Lanka without the hassle of public transportation with luggage. We will definetly come back and will book Chandana as our driver again.

Thank you Lanka Tour Drivers for the good planning and Chandana for making our Sri Lanka experience unforgetable!
Written April 20, 2022
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Thank you so much having your holiday tour with Lanka Tour Driver and please visit again us & Sri Lanka once again πŸ’–πŸ™‚.. If you enjoy the tour its a great pleasure for us... πŸ™ Info@lankatourdriver.com Info@lankatours.at 0094777732529
Written April 20, 2022
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Dawid PL
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
Fantastic expirience! Starting from the contact before arrival untill last moment of the trip, everything was profesional, as previously described. It was a pleasure to have Kasun as our guide. His expirience, knowladge and contribution in our time make our family vacation exceptional and unforgetable. He was our host, guide, fixer, local coordinator and someone who always look at your security. His hospitalisation and advices help us in saving many time and money sometimes. Being with him, you realny enjoy your time and focus on family and fantastic highlights od this beutifull Country. KASUN - many thanks for your time and afforts! πŸ˜‰πŸ‘‹β€οΈ
Dawid & family from Poland
Written January 28, 2022
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Thank you so much having your holiday tour with Lanka Tour Driver and please visit again us & Sri Lanka once again πŸ’–πŸ™‚.. If you enjoy the tour its a great pleasure for us... πŸ™ Info@lankatourdriver.com Info@lankatours.at 0094777732529
Written January 29, 2022
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Katrin
Innsbruck, Austria4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Although we booked our round trip of 9 days at the very last minute everything went smooth right from the start in Colombo. Our driver Prasad was reliable, prompt and always welcomed us with a warm smile when we got into the car. We felt absolutely safe throughout the whole time as he is an experienced driver and knows how to deal with the Sri Lankan traffic. We discovered some really beautiful places on the island, enjoyed our stay a lot and will definitely come back soon. If you are looking for an unforgettable tour we can only recommend to book it with Lanka Tours.
Written April 2, 2022
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Thank you so much having your holiday tour with Lanka Tour Driver and please visit again us & Sri Lanka once again πŸ’–πŸ™‚.. If you enjoy the tour its a great pleasure for us... πŸ™ Info@lankatourdriver.com Info@lankatours.at 0094777732529
Written April 2, 2022
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