A slightly confusing start – the driver originally appointed by Coconut Tours failed to show up at the airport. However, after a couple of telephone calls and some more confusion, a completely different driver, Geemal, eventually turned up – and from that moment on, everything went really smooth!
Geemal turned out to be an excellent driver. Safely navigating his Toyota Hiace through the sometimes-chaotic traffic of Colombo as well as the trickiest narrow passages in the countryside. Moreover, Geemal is a great person: polite, adaptable, fun and always perceptive of our preferences – whether it be picking a restaurant that would satisfy each and every one in our family of five (not an easy task!), knowledgeably guiding us through different attractions, finding the best price of tickets and helping out in general.
We would not hesitate to recommend Geemal to anyone looking for a skilled driver and guide, a great fixer and a fun guy to hang out with. If we return to Sri Lanka, we will definitely go with Geemal again!
Peter, Liselotte, Mauritz, Henning & Gina, Sweden
December 2018 ~ January 2019
Trip Details: From Colombo International Airport and back via. Mt. Lavinia, Kalpitiya, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Ella & Unawatuna
Driver’s Name: Geemal Marasinghe
Vehicle Type: Toyota KDH 220 High Roof Mini Bus