We have just come back from a 2 week holiday in Sri Lanka. We are a family of 4 (2 Adults and 2 children – 7 and 8yo) and we really wanted to sample as much of what Sri Lanka has to offer as we could in the short time we were there. This was always going to be a challenge as Sri Lanka has so much to offer, but at the same time navigating your way around the island can be challenging (especially with 2 young boys). We could not have made a better choice than going with See Sri Lanka Tours. In total we spend 9 days and covered 1500 km with Chaminda and I can honestly say that it took all the stress out of our travels.
The daily rate was more than competitive, and the vehicle, spacious, clean, comfortable (for the 4 of us) and well maintained. We had planned all our stops and accommodation beforehand. No distance was too far, or place too hard to get to, but in retrospect we probably should have consulted with Chaminda beforehand as his knowledge of all the places we visited and the challenges of getting there would have come in handy during our planning. Chaminda speaks great English which proved to be an asset during our time there. He’s knowledge and love for the country was evident, all the time pointing out cultural aspects, plants, animals, farming practices, places of interest, etc… to visit. Without his constant insights I feel that the whole experience would have been far less rewarding. He really puts a lot of contexts around the place you are traveling through. The kids especially enjoyed learning about different plants and their uses. He was also more than happy to arrange activities like a village tour, or a fishing trip on our behalf (when asked). His polite and easy-going manner was a very welcome and although he was always very diplomatic about suggested sites/places to visit he was equally happy to go wherever we wanted to go, no matter what time, or distance.
Would I recommend his services? Absolutely! Probably the best thing we have done the entire trip was to make use of his services.