We had the pleasure of having Shan as our driver for 8 days in Sri Lanka during April. My wife and I were celebrating our One Year Wedding Anniversary and we were extremely satisfied with Shan’s careful driving, local knowledge and kindhearted demeanor. His car was always exceptionally clean and air-conditioned, and although the general traffic in certain areas seemed chaotic (from a tourist’s perspective), Shan’s driving always made us feel at ease and absolutely relaxed. Our itinerary began in Negombo, and we journeyed to Dambulla (seeing the sights of the Cultural Triangle: Dambulla Cave Temple; Sigiriya – Lion Rock; Polonnaruwa Ancient City; and Shan organized an exceptional elephant Jeep Safari at Minneriya National Park (we observed two elephant herds comprised of over 100 elephants!) We continued on to Kandy, and then the majestically beautiful Tea Estate region of ‘Little England’ Nuwara Eliya, and then the enchanting mountain town of Ella -- eventually ending on the South Coast in Tangalle.
Shan had informed answers to all our questions and curiosities and was able to make recommendations at various points when needed – we never felt that any suggestion was forced upon us, or that our preferences were not taken into consideration.
Our holiday happened to coincide with the Sinhalese New Year (April 14th) with celebrations occurring on days either side of this date, so it is also worth noting that Shan provided us with his service during a period where most Sri Lankans spend time with their families – we certainly appreciated his willingness to accompany us on our journey during this period, even though he would be away from his family.
Shan is absolutely professional and his driving service will meet all your expectations. The quote for the 8 days was very reasonable, and we are both immensely grateful that we had the good fortune of having Shan as our driver on our journey through Sri Lanka’s endless wonders.
Thank you for being an essential part of our fantastic memories!
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