We hired Iran for a 7 day excursion from Colombo to Sirigiya to nurwara Eliya to Mirissa and finally Galle. On this trip we hiked, went on a safari, visited team plantations amidst waterfalls, saw blue whales, scuba dived, surfed, and ate a bunch of great food. Our booking was with Sanju Travels, who put us in touch with Iran. Sanju stayed in contact with us throughout and was also helpful.
Iran Murasingha is a safe, honest, and competent guide. He did not pressure us with any upselling, drove us where we needed, and provided useful suggestions of things to do at our discretion. My girlfriend and I had a very comfortable ride around this amazing country in his white minivan. While it may be a little old, it was very comfortable for two people and allowed us to relax on some of the long rides between cities. Iran is very calm, relaxed, and funny. It took about a day to get into a rhythm and he was very patient with our many questions and detours.
I was very interested to know that he is from Colombo and his wife is from Arumgam Bay. He has a crazy story of how they got together, but what is even more interesting is that he has quite a few clients over the years that are professional surfers. He takes them all over the coasts to secret surf spots and famous ones. We even got in some waves with the many other things we did on our short trip.
There are several situations that we had that made us really trust Iran. He’s a good man, works very hard, and will be a great driver for you, as he was for us.