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“A lovely experience and a great guide”

Sri Lanka Wide Tours
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: We offer English-speaking, trustworthy and local tour guides who will drive you safely on whatever excursion you wish in our comfortable, fully insured, air-conditioned minivans,cars and coaches – all at reasonable rates. We are really happy to show you as much as we can in Sri Lanka and we will show you the most beautiful beaches, wild life and nature. We understand that this is an important decision for your holiday and that we are responsible to give you a safe and an interesting Day Tour of Sri Lanka
Reviewed 6 April 2018

From the moment we were met at the airport by our young guide Isuru until he dropped us off at our last hotel we had a most excellent time in his company. Before discussing our tour in more detail I think it is important to say that it was Isuru our guide who made the experience so special for my wife and I. He was meticulous in his time-keeping, always courteous and helpful as well as being a careful driver in whose hands we felt safe in the general craziness of Sri Lankan traffic. The highlight of our trip was being in Isuru's company.
We had agreed a route and timetable before hand with the head of the company, Darshana. In the event, we found that the programme on offer was a little ambitious as the journey times between the suggested destinations proved to be longer than those originally quoted, leaving insufficient time to enjoy the sights properly. Additionally, even as reasonably fit mid seventy year olds we found one or two of the climbs to temples etc. a little challenging, and reluctantly decided not to do Sigirya which had been in the original plan. We think it is important when selecting your route to double check timings and accessibility of these things before the off. The company provided guides at the main destinations and these were excellent and an unexpected bonus.
What we did do in the company of Isuru was to see a little bit of the real Sri Lanka, often stopping for refreshments by the road side and shopping in local towns.
All in all a great experience but do make sure you have the time to see exactly what you want to see. Also we had a nice saloon car provided which was really comfortable for a guy with long legs. I would not have wanted to do the trip on Sri Lankan roads in a mini bus.
Again, well done Isuru.
Ian and Shirley Smith.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

We were in Sri Lanka 12 days but arranged Galle, Tangalla and Colombo separately ourselves so this was just 3 days to cover Buduruwagala en route to Nuwara Eliya (1 night), World's End 9km trail and train to Kandy (1 night), Sigiriya, Dambulla Caves and pineapple plantation before being dropped off in Colombo. Really enjoyed the 3 days. Felt like we got to see the real Sri Lanka as we drove from place to place. Sanjaya was very professional, always punctual and always looking after you. Got quotes from 3 companies and chose this one as I always felt Darshana's responses were the most informative and friendly. Will use them again if we return to Sri Lanka.

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We have been staying in Colombo for a few days and wanted to see Galle. Ishan was our guide and he was great! Very knowledgeable and was more than happy to work with us to plan a great day. We would definitely recommend Sri Lanka Wide Tours!

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

We booked a tour with Sri Lanka Wide tours , Darshana always answered any emails/queries very quickly , he adapted our tour to suit our needs , our young driver Minula was always punctual , courteous and pleasant , he even arranged a wedding anniversary party at his family home which was a lovely surprise , he helped out with translation at the hospital with my husband , he arranged all our tours efficiently and accompanied us at all times, helping with translating. He always managed to find our guesthouses even though some were hard to locate and hidden away . I would recommend this company for any length tour of Sri Lanka

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Reviewed 22 March 2018

We took a 2 week tour around Sri Lanka with Sri Lanka Wide Tours and had a great experience. Dissa was our driver and guide and he was always very polite, attentive, flexible and helpful. Most of the time we followed the initial plan but whenever we wanted or needed any change he was always ready to make it happen. He provided us with endless bottled water, tour guides in some of the attractions, umbrellas, help with unexpected dinner reservations, a visit to his house with a meal included and even a doctor's appointment in a very short notice. The vehicle was comfortable and he drives safely, making any stops we asked for (I'm a huge fan of photography and might spend a little to much time on it, and he was always patient in that regard). He would also give us good tips on nice spots to take good pictures, watch the sunset or see/do off the beaten track activities. During the planning of the trip Mr. Darshana and Ravi were also very kind and responded promptly all of ours questions and doubts. I highly recomend booking your trip to Sri Lanka with Sri Lanka Wide Tours!

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