We were in Sri Lanka for 7 amazing days in late September and the experience was made even better because we had Shan to guide us for 3 of those days. At first, we thought it wouldn’t possible to have him accompany us because we planned a slightly unconventional trip, but Shan was very accomodating!
He took us from Negombo to Ella, Sigiriya, and back to Negombo, stopping along the way for all the wonderful sights and experiences (highlight being the elephant safari), which included lots of stops for local fruits and street food. He went the extra mile in ensuring we get to each and every accommodation no matter how remote or tricky it is to find on the map. If you have him as your driver make sure you tell him everything you want to do/eat! It goes without saying that communication is not a problem here, so don’t worry about that.
To summarise, our Sri Lanka experience was amazing thanks largely to Shan, and the reason is simple: he’s a good man who is passionate about showing the best the country has to offer and it really makes a difference. It’s not just a job for him because he genuinely loves meeting people and helping them getting the best experience possible. Thank you Shan!