1 year ago Geoff Taylor
Hi and thanks for producing such a comprehensive guide, it has been most useful. I have read all the information on types of drivers but I am still unsure which to choose. My wife and I are looking to take a guided tour along the south coast to Yala moving every 2 or 3 days during a 2 week period. We want to keep the same driver for day trips but some days we will not be using them. I suspect that a chauffeur tourist guide lecturer is not really necessary as we will not really be visiting too many cultural areas. We will be concentrating more on beaches and national parks. We would very much like to hear your opinion. Many thanks, Geoff Taylor
Hi. As per my personal point of view it is not necessary for you to become license chauffeur guide in hospitality industry if you can offer good customer care service + knowledge about SL cultural,etc also can communicate in English would have been ok. On the other hand people like myself who convert to this industry lattly from corporate sector does not have time to complete 6 months chauffeur guide Couse. Negative side of it as you correctly said as per government regulation, you can’t take your client into cultural site and explain even you know the history and other important aspect.
Wayfix cabs1 year ago East Coast Travels
My personal view is the person who drives should have a sound knowledge about Srilanka and its culture and should be able to explain.
And that person should make his guests each and every moment in to a memory.
For that licence not necessary. But without licence cannot enter with guests to cultural sites.
Each site there are licence guides available in many language speaking.
I think the drivers have given some good advice. Our site is fairly new and we only have one registered chauffeur tourist guide lecturer. However, if you look at the driver reviews you will see that there are many satisfied clients who have had guided tours with non-licensed drivers. From a personal point of view I am more interested in learning about modern day culture when I visit a country and less about ancient history. I appreciate that not everyone shares this view so it is really a personal choice.