We found Sanju on Srilankacaranddriverhire.com. He was one of many who bid for the job. He would answer my questions quickly and would give me honest advice about my Itinerary.
He was there at the airport ready to pick us up at 8.30am and we were off to our first sightseeing trip.
Sanju’s van was very clean with washable leather seats that are like new. Super comfy with plenty of room for us and our luggage and then some. We are a family of 5, and the van was nice and spacious enough for the three children to be seperated when needed avoiding usual long car-ride tantrums. We also had a secret weapon prepped for the long distances…. Harry Potter Audio books which Sanju would kindly play on his bluetooth speakers 😉
The seats of the van also reclined so for the early morning or late travels across country the van was truly perfect.
We travelled around Sri Lanka with Sanju for 8 days, he knew all the places to visit and all the places to steer clear of. If you don’t want to do real tourist traps then I would tell Sanju.
Every traveller is looking for something different with different budgets so it will help him gauge your interests. I was under the impression I’d thought of everything but Sanju managed to throw in a couple extra itinerary treats which I’m so glad we didn’t miss.
Sanju’s timekeeping was refreshing. He was always on time, ready and waiting. He got on very well the with the children. He wasn’t intrusive at all and would quietly disappear at mealtimes unless we pleaded with him to join us.
We were all genuinely sorry to say goodbye. We’d love to visit Sri Lanka again. If we do we know who we are calling….. SANJU!