We spent a week with Shan seeing the sights around Dambulla. Shan helped us with our itinerary beforehand and was also very adaptable each day when we wanted to make changes.
Shan is a natural when it comes to hosting and representing his beautiful country and very importantly, he is a skilled and patient driver which is a must in Sri Lanka.
We visited the rock temple, golden temple, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya rock, elephant safari and lots of local restaurants with delicious and amazingly cheap food.
I unfortunately had a cold during our visit and Shan was always very caring, offering me cough sweets and taking me to the pharmacy for medication.
For our second week in Sri Lanka, Shan drove us to Tangalle, which (as he had warned us) was a very long journey. We had originally planned to stop at tourist points along the way but as I was feeling travel sick, Shan suggested taking the quicker route which was a very good idea and much appreciated. At the end of the long journey, Shan had another long trip home (before starting another job the next day) but he was still always focused on us and what we wanted to do.
We didn’t have a packed itinerary as we also wanted to relax in our hotel but it was still hugely beneficial to have Shan on hand when we wanted to leave the hotel and go find a local restaurant.
We would highly recommend Shan to anyone who wishes to explore Sri Lanka.