We organised a driver through Coconut Tours for 14 days from Negombo to Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Sigirya, Habarena, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Ella, Galle, Bentota & Colombo. Don our driver picked us up from our accommodation in Negombo & from there our adventures began.
What can we say….
Don was amazing! We were made to feel comfortable straight away, he was easy to talk to, a very positive person with fluent English. His stories were interesting & informative. Don’s knowledge of Sri Lanka was invaluable. We didn’t always need him however when this was the case, he always gave us tips & things to look out for. He made it very clear that he was contactable & available at any time for anything we may need which made us feel reassured as sometimes it could be difficult to communicate with the locals.
During our hours on the road, he was fun & flexible, pointing out things we would have otherwise missed, stopping for photo’s or drinks/toilet breaks, basically anything we asked for he accommodated with his cheeky smile.
We had very late flight out of Colombo & he graciously invited us to his home to freshen up before our flight (even though his wife & son had just moved 2 days prior) We were honoured to meet his beautiful family & his wife Asanka cooked us an amazing dinner.
Before we left Sydney, we were very skeptical about hiring a driver 24/7 as we have done a fair bit of travelling over the years & didn’t think we would need someone the whole time however it actually worked out really well & as it goes it also worked out cheaper than doing point to point transfers. The driver you choose could make or break your trip & Don made ours an unforgettable one.
We highly recommend Don as a driver, Nadeeka the owner was also really helpful & patient with all our questions leading up to the trip.
Thank you Don for all the laughs & memories, we will treasure them forever.
PS. Ben will try not to break anything else 🙂