Me and my aunt had a wonderful experience with our driver Manju. He went to great efforts and with an excellent level of service to give us a day tour of the south west part of Sri Lanka. Starting at Galle he took us to see the Fort and then onto Hikkaduwa for a boat trip out to the coral reefs. Then we went onto to lunch to have real rice and curry at a traditional Sri Lankan cooking demonstration. From there we went onto Bentota for a boat ride through the mangroves, with our boat guide showing excellent knowledge of the river seeking out all the rivers nature in particular to the fruit bat’s, eagles, crocodiles and snakes. We then continued our trip to see the turtle sanctuary and all though its just a short visit our guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about the work they do in helping the turtles. All in all it was a great day and we enjoyed all the activities we did. On booking the day tour with our guide Manju we explained what we wanted to do and he negotiated for us the best place and price, always with helpful tips about what to expect and tipping. He also gave us options along the way about other places to see but never being pushy and always giving us the choice. Although it was a long day we had a comfortable air conditioned car and could stop when we liked to take photos or to enjoy a coconut drink.