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cathy Review submited by Cathy
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Touring around Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

Reviewed February 5, 2019

We had a wonderful tour with Sisira in Trincomalee.  We toured Fort Fredrick and saw much more.  I would highly recommend Sisira for all your touring adventures.

Travelled in February as a family

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brittany Review submited by Brittany
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Great guide, driver and guy!

Reviewed December 20, 2018

I highly recommend this tour group. Sisira promptly responded to all of my emails, answered all questions and recommended some things to see.  Our driver, Navin, was fantastic! He arrived early every morning. He was a safe driver and was easy to communicate with. He also had a great sense of humor. We Only had three days in Kandy, but Navin went out of his way to show us things in the area that were fascinating, fun and informative. I really feel like I learned a lot about Sri Lankan culture. We will surly miss him. Thanks again for everything. 

Travelled in December with friends

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stephaniealfred Review submited by Stephanie Alfred
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A fountain of knowledge.

Reviewed September 9, 2018

We are a couple (34 and 28) that really wanted to see what Sri Lanka had to offer. We crammed a lot into 2 weeks and Sisira helped us with the arrangements and itinerary from the start. Sisira was not only able to draw up an itineray for us but was able to outline the costs for all activities we wanted to partake in ahead of time, this was really useful in organising how much money we would need for the trip. Sisira took care of booking all activities for us along the way, giving us peace of mind that everything was taken care of along the way. 

Not all drivers go the extra mile for you. Sisira was right there with us climbing every mountain (way ahead of us all the time!) - it must be noted here that not many drivers do this at all - taking us through every site and answering every question we had. Sisira possesses a wealth of knowledge, providing us with all the history and culture of every site we went to. He joined us in every activity we partook in, jumping into jeeps with us and boarding boats in rough seas. He was never late, always early and very accommodating. 

Sisira is a good natured and laid back individual, very kind-hearted and not too pushy, he was also one to give you your space as tourists and as a couple travelling together. There was no pressure to do anything we didn't want to and he always catered to our needs, he always gave us the opportunity to decide on how the day panned out and made sure we were ok with it. 

During our trip, there was an accommodation that didn't quite pan out and Sisira was happy to assist us in finding an alternative accommodation very late at night in Sigiriya. 

We wanted to catch the beautiful train from Nuwara Eliya to Ella; we had booked tickets ourselves online months in advance, but sadly the pre-bookable tickets sold out early due to the school holidays. When we met up with Sisira he went out of his way on several occasions to check at different train stations to see if there were any unreserved tickets available. He even went to the train station the morning of in the pouring rain at 8am! Whilst we were still in bed in freezing Nuwara Eliya. 

Sisira knew the best places to eat in every city we went, pointing out the best eateries serving traditional Sri Lankan foods. 

Sisira is a driver that goes above and beyond for you. He possesses a great character and personality and made us feel comfortable along the journey. He knew where to buy specific souvenirs and even helped us bargain! We had many a great laugh and by the end of the trip he felt like family. In short Sisira took care of us. 

He played a huge part in our holiday and will never be forgotten! Would definitely recommend Sisira to anyone who wants to see the beauty, history and culture that Sri Lanka has to show. 

Travelled in July as a couple

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alexei Review submited by Alexei
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The best guide and driver!

Reviewed March 26, 2018

Сисира профессионал своего дела! Это лучший водитель и гид, которого мы встречали за все годы наших путешествий! Мы проехали с ним 7 дней, больше тысячи километров, посетили Pinnawala ( купание слонов), Sigiriya ( горы Пидурангала и Сигирия), Medirigiriya ( храмы), Polonnaruwa ( храмовый комплекс), Nuwara Eliya ( водопад Рамбода, чайная фабрика Blue Fields, плато Хортон, Lipton,s seat), Ella ( Пик Адама, 9-ти арочный мост, водопад Равана), Dikwella, много храмов по пути. Мы ни разу не пожалели, что выбрали его. Честный, вежливый, пунктуальный и заботливый человек, аккуратный водитель, знает все достопримечательности (стоимость билетов, время работы и т.д.), дороги, города. Он ни разу не заблудился в поисках гестов, хотя мы бронировали их сами заранее. Он сопровождал нас на горы Пидурангала и Сигирия, малый пик Адама и плато Хортон ( кто в теме, это пеший путь на 2 часа. А мы прошли его в сплошной дождь) был с нами везде и всегда. Исполнял все наши желания: найти магазин, кафе, обменник, остановиться у красивого места по пути. Предлагал что то сам. В Нувара Элии, остановился в центре, чтоб мы прогулялись по центру пешком. Там много зданий колониального времени. Потом провез нас по всему городу, провел обзорную экскурсию. Он не завозил нас на свои магазины и фабрики, как делают многие водители, за свой откат, естестсвенно. Мы не имели проблем с его размещением. Он всегда ждал нас утром в обозначенное время. Каждый раз, когда мы размещались в новом гесте, он спрашивал нужен ли он чтоб свозить на ужин или еще куда. И только после этого мог уехать. У него комфортный автомобиль минивэн. Боялись что будет укачивать, ничего подобного. Каждое утро он вытряхивал грязь и песок с ковриков, протирал пыль снаружи и внутри. Мы спокойно оставляли вещи в машине. О плюсах Сисиры можно писать бесконечно. Рекомендую двумя руками! Спасибо большое, Сисира! 

Sisira is a professional! This is the best driver and guide we have met for all the years of our travels! We drove with him for 7 days, more than a thousand kilometers, visited Pinnawala (elephant bathing), Sigiriya (pidurangala and Sigiriya mountains), Medirigiriya (temples), Polonnaruwa (temple complex), Nuwara Eliya (ramboda waterfall, Blue Fields tea factory, Horton plateau, Lipton, s seat), Ella (Adam's Peak, 9-arch bridge, Ravan waterfall), many temples On ways. We have never regretted that chose him. Honest, polite, punctual and caring person, careful driver, he knows all the sights (the cost of tickets, time, etc.), roads, cities. He never got lost looking for the guest houses, although we booked them ourselves in advance. He accompanied us to the mountains Pidurangala and Sigiriya, little Adam's peak and Horton plains ( who in the subject, is a foot path for about 2 hours. And we over his in read rain) was with us everywhere and always. Fulfilled all our desires: to find a shop, cafe, exchanger, stay at a beautiful place along the way. Offered that the himself. In Nuwara Eliya, stopped in the center, so we walked through the center on foot. There are many buildings of the colonial time. Then he took us all over town on a sightseeing tour. We had no problem placing it. He always waited for us in the morning at the designated time. Every time we were in a new gest, he asked if he wanted to take us to dinner or something. And only after this could leave. He has a comfortable car minivan. Every morning he was shaking the dirt and sand off the mats, wiping the dust outside and inside. We quietly left things in the car. About the pros Sisira can write endlessly. I recommend two hands! Thank you very much, Sisira!

Travelled in March as a couple

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ying Review submited by Ying
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Thanks to Sisira's guiding on touring at Sri Lanka

Reviewed June 23, 2017

Sisira was very familier wiht the sight seeing points and nature of Sri Lanka, and provided his best advise and guiding on our trip, Thanks a lot to him.

Travelled in May as a family

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