With me based in New Zealand and my friend extending her holiday to London by just over a week it was fate and flights that we decided to meet in Sri Lanka. With only two weeks to plan our holiday after asking friends who to do we realized that there was lots to see in such a short time. After being given tips on attractions and where to stay we were recommended to contact Blue Lanka tours.
I sent an email just a week out to see if Blue Lanka tours could assist with our plans. We were in luck as they had one driver left over this time period and Dinesh replied asking what would would like to see, I sent through all the tips we had got and said that although we had a small time frame of nine days we would like to see as much as we could. A day later we had an itinerary and with a few more emails across three different time zones we managed to lock in what was sure to be a busy tour.
There were a few dramas on the way to Sri Lanka, myself travelling standby and arriving in the early hours on the night was not sure if I would make my flight and did not book accommodation but all was sorted when i emailed Dinesh asking if I could add one night onto the tour just as I was boarding the plane in Hong Kong and this was not a problem and he would have a car ready to pick my up in seven hours time, which was actually nine after a plane change. My friend who was bumped from her flight and had to travel the next day meant that we needed to pick her up from the airport around three hours after we were due to leave. This was not a problem and the tour was amended so that this could happen. It was great that we were able to still managed to visit all the places that we had planed.
On my first day I stayed in Negombo close to the airport and while I was in the lobby in the morning Dinesh arrived with an itinerary and map after driving all the way from Colombo to see me and explain my tour in person. Dinesh takes pride in his company and always seeks feedback and wants you to have best experience that you can.
Krishan was our driver and tour guide and nothing was ever to much trouble with him. we had some very early starts to fit in everything that we wanted to see including one 0400am start and Krishan was always there ready to go with a smile on his face and breakfast ready for us from the hotel. Krishan was always professional however before long we knew he was more than a driver and was our friend. He would stop often at the local stalls on the road side and often insisted that he paid. He would also always come along with us so that we did not have any problems and made sure that we always had the best experience possible
The tour schedule itself was amazing it had culture history and of course Animals. I have some amazing memories and if you are thinking about visiting Sri Lanka I highly recommend it.If you want to take a tour you really can't go past Blue Lanka Tours they really are as good as people say on Tripavisor.
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