Privetstvuyu from Russia, Me & my husband were initially planning only on down south of Sri Lanka but when we arrived there, we got to know that the hill country is amazing as well. So, we have planned a trip which starts from down south and back last week. After a small going through on the internet we have found that this website with a vast number of recommended drivers would be the ideal place for us to find a driver. www. srilankacaranddriverhire.com
We have had so many quotations for the request we posted asking for a driver and though it was not the best rate, one quotation has taken attention of us. It was Sam from My Sri Lanka Tours (whom we found later as the owner of the My Sri Lanka Tours) has sent a detailed quotation with everything we just needed. We just could not have asked for anything more. After a small discussion in the website Sam has introduced us Lihini who was our coordinator. She took over from there and she has helped us in getting our tour schedule done as the way we wanted exactly, and she has added some very good ideas as well.
Then Lihini has introduced us to this wonderful person Geemal, who was our guide for the tour. Geemal has already got nice reviews on the same website and from the beginning we were happy to have him. We met him in Hikkaduwa on the first day right on time and he had to take us on drives sometimes 6-7 hours and we felt very safe with his driving through the difficult routes in hill country to the hotels we have booked most of the time on hills and down the hills. We really liked his car the Honda Shuttle which was spacious, clean, powerful for the rough roads and with good air conditioning.
We really enjoyed his company throughout the journey with the large amount of knowledge he had to share with us about the country and the places we visited (Galle, Koggala, Udawlawa, Ella, Ohiya, Haputale, Labookellie, Buduruwagala etc; ) We found very interesting about his awareness of national parks in Udawalawa and Horton Plains and most uncommon places like Devil’s Staircase in Ohiya. We just had to give him a rough idea and be seated and he knew what to do and where to go. Geemal was very helpful on planning the days for us where we could visit most of the places with the limited time we had. And Lihini was supporting us throughout the days on planning the tour.
We never knew that the train tickets are so demanded in Sri Lanka, and they had only a couple of days’ notices of the train ride we wanted from Nuwara Eliya to Ella and they have managed somehow to arrange the tickets and offered us as a complimentary.
We really had nothing but to let them plan things for us. I would really recommend anyone My Sri Lanka Tours. Sam, Lihini and Geemal all were just great! They made our days. We have been to Sri Lanka for a few weeks now and I would like to say that this particular tour with Geemal was the best we have ever experienced. I wish we had more time with My Sri Lanka Tours. They are really the best.
Before I stop, I would like to thank Sam, Lihini and Geemal for supporting us and making our time in Sri Lanka memorable. We would not hesitate to recommend for anyone arrives in Sri Lanka to have Geemal as your guide and My Sri Lanka Tours team to get your transportation needs. And I think t is way better to have your own driver for all the days in Sri Lanka to guide you rather than booking taxis for your drops which can be hassle-free for you and can be less cost at the same time.
Till we meet again Sri Lanka,
Marot & Oksana