Recommended guide/driver in Sri Lanka?
Twitter follower @thebrockboys is travelling to Sri Lanka for two weeks next summer and want to explore with a guide or driver. They’re in a group of four people – two Canadian couples – and want to know if you can recommend a good tour guide or driver for their trip?
Please share as much of your Sri Lanka knowledge as you can and pass on the good travel karma
Hi @thebrockboys. Gavin Thomas, author of Rough Guide to Sri Lanka here. Try Nimal de Silva (www.dsltours.com). He took me around during my last two visits to the island and is absolutely brilliant driver, guide, and travel companion.
We hired a driver for four days to take us from Colombo – Kandy – Nuwara Eliya (by train) – Ella – Tissamahara. I’m really glad we did for this portion of our trip and, as well as being understanding re us not wanting to stop at everywhere he suggested, he also took us to some great spots we never would have found on our own.
We used the Rough Guide for our trip and as recommended in it, Blue Haven Tours based in Kandy: bluehaventours.com/index.html Our driver was Manjula, nice guy, good driver and it was relatively cheap.
Have a great time!
I have been travelling to Sri lanka for the last 15 years and would thoroughly recommend KD Travels and tours. They were absolutely fantastic value for money. ask for Ranjith as he knows the island like the back of his hand.
They are reliable and safe drivers which is sooo important when driving in Sri Lanka.
You can check them out of Facebook or alternatively contact them on [email protected]
The best way to find a good driver is;
User reviews > select one or few drivers > Google the names or companies > Ask quotation from all > select your service provider.
Our driver was Menaka Arangala and he passed all of my [email protected]
I totally agree with the comment from JF above.
The best possible way to find a guide is by checking his background using google.
Yes I once travelled with Menaka and he had a wide knowledge about Sri Lanka.
We hired a Driver Guide through ” www.guidemelanka.com ” last April. They gave a driver “Chanaka” He is a honest person & very good guide/ Driver. If your interest, contact them.
Do not forget to go for a walk in Horton plains and Ella which is an amazing place and also Yala safari