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“Lovely hotel and great advice from Suranga tours”

Sri Lanka Day Tours
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Owner description: Sri Lanka truly is a paradise for sightseers, wildlife enthusiasts and adventurers and it is amazing how much you can get done in a day tour, short break or excursion. There really is not a day to miss! Choose from an exciting range of tours from the pioneering tour operator in Sri Lanka. We offer you a virtual holiday playground where you will have a myriad of choices from which to plan the perfect mini holiday. With an abundance of exotic fauna and flora in a number of wildlife parks and sanctuaries, numerous lakes, rivers and reservoirs, a World Heritage rainforest, misty mountains in the central hills and the Indian Ocean all around, there is something for everyone in Sri Lanka.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We stayed in Hotel Riu in April and despite the rain and thunderstorms on many days had a great time. The teens enjoyed the food and beach volleyball, whilst parents enjoyed relaxation, the pool overlooking the beach and the tours organised by Suranga.

Just on the beach there are a number of sellers who offer sarongs etc and tour operators. We plumped for Suranga after guidance from another hotel guest and we weren’t disappointed as he took us first to Bentota and a water sports outlet on the river and again on to Galle (taking in the river safari and tsunami memorial). Whilst the river safari was average, a bit long for 2 teens, the driver and other guides we came across were excellent, great knowledge and adaptable to our needs and wants.

Suranga has great knowledge and couldn’t do more to help us enjoy our time here and ensure we were helped when needed, including getting us aloe vera when we burnt after our first day - even before we’d booked a trip with him. Would definitely recommend him to others as you are truly looked after.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

On my visit to Sri Lanka in January 2018, Mr.Suranga Lakmal acted as driver, using his own Toyota Prius Hybrid, for my visit to the Northern part of Sri Lanka. During my visits to Sri Lanka in years 2015 and 2016, due to his other tour commitments, he arranged with one of his relations to provide necessary transport for me.

I have been very pleased with the service provided by Mr.Suranga Lakmal and his associates during all my visits to Sri Lanka since the year 2015.

Mr.Lakmal has about 10 years experience as a tourist driver. He is punctual, trustworthy and a safe driver. I would say the same for the other drivers provided to me by him .

Mr. Suranga Lakmal has very good knowledge of the country as a tourist guide/driver, particularly of Colombo, Sigiriya, Kandy, Nuwaraeliya and the National parks in Sri Lanka. He is also very conversant with the South coastal area, Trincomalee and to a lesser extent on Jaffna. His costs are reasonable.

He could be contacted on +94 77 704 8713 and by e-mail on

sathaloga from Tampa, Florida

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

We were lucky to travel around Sri Lanka with Dudley. The trip lasted 6 days, the route was created by us but with Dudley's edits. Dudley was our driver and gid simultaneously, no additional taxi or tuk-tuk services were required.

In the end of the route, Dudley left us near the ocean in Mirissa. We had plan to be there for few days and then go to Hikkaduwa (another beach town). As Dudley lives in Hikkaduwa, he offered us moving there free of charge. Transfer to the airport were arranged by Dudley as well for the good price. In general we were very enjoyed travelling with Dudley.

About Dudley I can say he is a pleasant person, don’t try to earn on you additionally proposing hotels or somebody's else services, knows English pretty good.

The car was Toyota Allion, almost knew (2016 year of manufacturing), with an air conditioner, very clean and comfortable.

Email: dudley_de_silva@yahoo.com
Mobile: +94775511288
What's App: +94775511288

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Sri Lanka is a beautiful country! We spent a week traveling with Sudath as our driver. First off he is responsive on facebook before the trip and happy to follow our itinerary, which is more photography oriented. Payment is split into 3 parts, we are comfortable with that. Throughout the whole trip Sudath was very professional, accommodating and nice. Always on time and flexible, just waiting around the corner after we spent 2-3 hours at a spot etc. We changed our schedule a bit as we went, spent one more night in Unawatuna and Sudath has no problems with that.

Driving in Sri Lanka can be tricky but we can tell Sudath is a very experienced driver, breezing through narrow roads with tuktuks all over the place. Has a good eye for wildlife while driving as well- he spotted an elephant in the bushes at night and some eagles along the way! We felt very safe with Sudath all the way, we would leave our belongings in the car many times and he took care of things.

Sudath also arranged a greatly experienced safari guide/jeep driver for us in Yala National Park. Without his recommendation we may not have such a wonderful experience at the safari.

Overall we had an enjoyable experience, Sudath is the man to bring you around Sri Lanka. You can contact him through facebook or email- Sudathgunaratne (hotmail).

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

We went on two trips booked with suranga on the beach in Sri Lanka at the rui hotel .so glad we booked .the first trip we went to udawalawe wildlife park .we went with Anguna who was fantastic told us lots of interesting information. On the way back we stopped to see the baby elephants at feeding time this was the most amazing to see .i watched with tear streaming down my face happy to see these magical beautiful creatures, but also sad that there was so many with out their families.the second trip was to the tsunami memorial, which I really think everyone should see I didn’t know the complete story . There is three parts one is a place where everything is explained to you with photos and a guide.then the memorial Is across the road ,then the huge Buddha the height that the wave came in at ,ask your driver to take you up to see the Buddha it really is so high . Again Anguna explained everything to you nothing was any trouble to him he even took us shopping on the way back which was great. I know we seen more than if we had booked with the hotel and so much more personal.

Date of experience: February 2018
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