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SriLanka Shore Excursion by Genuine Srilankans
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SriLanka Shore Excursion by Genuine Srilankans

By Genuine Sri Lankans Tours
Recommended by 100% of travellers
100% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About

Ages 12-90
Duration: 5–8 minutes
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
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  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Local taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Food tasting
  • Light refreshments
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Transport by private vehicle
What's not included
  • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation to/from attractions


Start:
  • Colombo, Colombo, Western Province
    when you come out from the ship, we will waiting at port terminal holding your name sign at as near as possible ship gangway which you can easily find us. please do not use group shuttle bus or walk far fron the ship gangway.
Pickup details
  • We will waiting holding client's name signs at Port terminal (as near as possible ship gangway)
Port pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
  • Port of Colombo, 19 Chaithya Rd, Colombo 00100, Sri Lanka
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 87234P3

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 87234P3

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    • Genuine Sri Lankans Tours
      425
      Colombo, Sri Lanka
      Joined in November 2012
    • N2280RWstephenh
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great experience in 8hours day trip to Colombo
      I started our day trip in Colombo with Chana, a enthusiastic and kind guide and driver. He arrived early, greeting me with a smile and a comfortable car ready to take me on a whirlwind tour. As he guided all suggested spots in Colombo, Chana filled the ride with fascinating stories about Colombo's history and culture. If you have a 6-7 hours of transit in Colombo, this would be perfect!
      Written 21 April 2024
    • jwong171883
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      An unforgettable first time visit to Sri Lanka
      I decided to use Genuine Sri Lankan Tours after a recommendation from a friend, and I am so glad I did! As a solo traveler, I wanted to visit the country and explore with ease of mind of travelling around safely, without any hassle of public transport. I was not disappointed, my guide Chanaka was amazing and took me across Sigiriya - Kandy - Ella - Unawatuna and Galle in a week. I managed to see all I wanted to, and also fitted in extra stops at places Chanaka recommended which was amazing! Chanaka is very knowledgeable, it was so interesting to learn about the culture and history of Sri Lanka. I cannot thank Chanaka enough :) I would highly recommend using this company, and will be returning again - next time with a group visit. Thanks again! Jade
      Written 18 April 2024
    • 172fghh
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Be happy
      I toured Buddhist ruins with my mother for 10 days. At first, I was very worried about renting a car and traveling by myself, but I decided to get help as i was not confident enough to travel to the northern regions such as Jaffna and Nagadeepa. Ms Sharon was very professional and warmly helpful from beginning to end, always reliable and reassuring. It was my first time traveling to Sri Lanka, so I had a lot of questions before the trip, and she always gave friendly and quick answers. And the guide, Mr. Darshana, who was with us, always showed up earlier than the scheduled time from the first meeting to the last day, and took special care to avoid any danger. So I always felt reassured . I was really happy to be able to go to Adams Bridge, where all myths, legends, and history meet. And I can't forget a day in Polonnaruwa, where we were greeted by a cute and wonderful lake and playful monkeys. If I had driven it myself, I am sure I would have been exhausted and not been able to enjoy the trip properly. Sri Lanka is a pearl-like country with a brilliant history of over 2,500 years. I think the current situation in Sri Lanka is just a temporary long vacation period. I have no doubt that one day it will transform into a powerful country that no one can stop. I would like to thank all the Sri Lankans who were so kind and friendly. Bye~
      Written 7 April 2024
    • Grace60811
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent tour with fantastic itinerary
      Our guide, Chanaka, was waiting for the 8 of us at our cruise ship-having taken the extra effort to secure permits to pick us up in a working port in Colombo. Our 12 1/2 hour tour was comfortable in a large van with great AC. Chanaka readily answered our questions and provided water as needed. We visited a turtle hatchery, a Moonstone Mine, explored the Madu River by boat, and toured Galle, including a great walking tour of the Fortress and the Koggala areas. Even when rain came, our guide encouraged the famous stilt fishermen to do a little fishing for our photos. We arrived back at port exactly as scheduled after our very long day. The price was very reasonable, the company worked to meet our needs and I highly recommend them. Be sure to tell them whether you want a “tourist” lunch or a local lunch and prepare to have a great day!!
      Written 1 April 2024
    • S8536AGsandram
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Private driver Chinthanka
      We have had the pleasure of having Chin as our driver for more that 1.000 kilometers troughout Sri Lanka, over the course of the last 10 days. From the first time we saw him in Columbo airport, he has been nothing but smiles and service. The way he goes above and beyond with the role as a driver is remarkable. He has throughout the trip been a very good sparring partner, giving us experiences we didn't know we wanted and saving us money in the process. It seems like he knows people where ever we go. Perhaps he does, or perhaps it's just his amazing people skills. We are traveling with a boy of seven, and they just bonded right away. Our kid is shy, but Chin got trough that almost immediately No matter how many times during the day we have changed our minds, of what to do during the day, he just accepted it and advised from the new premises. This trip is our first with a private driver, and Chin has made sure that it won't be our last. It is not a new car, as there is a import band from the government, however it's roomie and with A/C Included on board is free wifi (unless you are out of reach of all signal on the island) We don't know what more to say other than if you get Chinthanka as your driver, you will have an amazing time and should consider yourself very lucky.
      Written 28 March 2024
    • Uk07
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great your group
      We used Genuine Sri Lankans Tours for the start of our stay in Sri Lanka collecting us fro. The airport, to spen 3 days around the cultural triangle and finishing up at our hotel in Kandy. The whole experience was really easy to organise, and our guide Chanaka took excellent care if us from helping us get a local sim card at the airport, to taking in all the sights we wanted to see, even stopping off at points of interest we hadn't heard of. The company came recommended to me by somebody that used them 10 years ago, and their excellent service continues to this day.
      Written 26 March 2024
    • Evita_Dz
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best way to travel around Sri Lanka
      We arranged car with driver / guide from Genuine Sri Lankans Tours for two of us for our 5 days in Sri Lanka. Excelent service, I can definitely recomend this company. The Guide Mr. Sudara who is also the careful and great driver is polite and with manners, knows history, good places to eat, where to buy special things, what to see more, in what time to start for best views etc. Great job friends! Better than we expected!
      Written 4 February 2024
    • inesdM7231XQ
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Unforgettable experience!
      We did an 8 days round trip in Sri Lanka with Genuine tours. From the beginning I received very professional information by mail from Sharon. Everything was very clear and we had the time to arrange everything into detail. Our driver Chathu was very friendly and gave a lot of information about the sightseeing and general information about Sri Lanka. He sometimes accompanied us during the visits and gave us also some extra ideas about what to see, or which stops on the way we could do. He was a very safe driver, even in some chaotic traffic situations in Sri Lanka. Also the transfers to and from the airport were done by very professional and friendly drivers from the company. The long time waiting for a local sim card in the arrival hall, was also no problem for the driver. We arrived very relaxed back to the airport thanks to Chin. Don't hesitate to book your trip to Sri Lanka with Genuine tours! We had an unforgettable journey! ☺️
      Written 2 February 2024
    • I3723GNneils
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Eight Great Days
      We have just arrived back in Australia after 8 great days travelling with Genuine Sri Lankan Tours. Our guide and very safe,competent driver( an absolute necessity in Sri lanka) was Koshala. His knowledge of his country's past,current situation,natural history and his care for us made our trip truly memorable. His love of Sri Lanka shone through always. Thank you Koshala.
      Written 31 January 2024
    • Coastal03418507232
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      wonderful trip
      A group of four of us had a wonderful 11 day trip in Sri Lanka in a van provided by the great value Genuine Sri Lankans Tours. Especially the driver guide, KO SHALA, made the trip richer with kindness and professional explanations. Kosala impressed us more from the first day's airport pick-up to the last day of seeing the airport, and the accommodation and restaurants he introduced us to wherever we went made us more satisfied. Museums in Sri Lanka, Buddhist ruins, royal palaces, tea plantations, safaris, trekking, and nothing else has missed the charm of Sri Lanka If you want to do a trip like us, I would highly recommend this company and our guide KOSHALA.
      Written 28 January 2024
    • bolamy
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Srilanka tour of a family with Genuine tours for 8days
      I traveled Srilanka for 12 days with my family and Srilanka was really a really perfect place for us. Actually I could make any specific plan for Srilanka. But Chin (our driver) make our tour perfect. I really appreciate Chin for his kindness, perfect tour information and safe driving. Our family will miss him for a long time. We traveled Srilanka with him for 8 days from Sigiriya to kandy to haputale to sothern ocean parts of Srilanka. Whenever we needed something, he helped us like a superhero hahaha. Srilanka was really beautiful and people were nice to tourists. But The best was our tourguide. I hope to go back to Srilanka and I will absolutely choose the Genuine tours agian. See you again then.
      Written 28 January 2024
    • CosetteDunny
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      100% recommend. What an INCREDIBLE tour !!
      From the first to the last day what an experience. I couldn't recommend highly enough! Fabulous! Even booking was so easy and stress free. My friend and I booked 10 days tour which was so easy to do and personalised. From visiting tea plantations, to hiking, to cooking classes, safari's. The list is endless. Chanuka, our guide was simply amazing. Sri Lanka, what a beautiful country! If you're thinking of visiting, don't think, just go! You will love every second, as we did! Thank you Genuine Sri Lanka tours for an unforgettable experience!
      Written 16 December 2023
    • 628stasm
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Discovering of Sri Lanka
      Genuine made our the first tour to Sri Lanka amazing. During 5 days our new friend (and driver) Chanuka were discovering this county. We completed all plans and our driver gave very good advices for more. Thanks Genuine!
      Written 8 December 2023
    • Curiosity40964595484
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      AMAZING TOUR! FANTASTIC 1ST CLASS SERVICE! ⭐️
      My friend & I booked a 10 night trip with Genuine Sri Lanka tours & honestly we had the most AMAZING time. Our driver Chanuka picked us up from the airport & gave us a necklace with fresh flowers - A lovely little touch! We then got into the car & started our 10 Night tour with Chanuka from Sigiria to Tangalle. His driving was very good & he took us to all the places we wanted to visit. Nothing was any trouble - He advised us more places to visit & two girls we felt in a very safe hands! Booking this tour took away the stress of us having to book all of our activities Sharon took care of our whole booking & even booked train tickets for us from Nuwara Eliya - Demordora. We had the most amazing time & I would recommend this tour company to anyone! Great value for money & Fantastic service from start to end! Thank you Genuine Sri Lanka for making our holiday one to remember ♥️
      Written 29 November 2023
    • L7361NZjennym
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best tour company to book with
      Our trip was absolutely fabulous because of Genuine. Koko was the best driver we could have asked for - he went above and beyond in every way possible and truly enhanced our experience. We were traveling with a baby and his driving was incredibly safe the entire time. We also learned so much more about the country because of him. Can't recommend the company and service enough!
      Written 14 November 2023
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    Joost H
    Caumont-L'Evente, France2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We planned this holiday in strange and tumultuous times during the Covid pandemic. It was a risk we were willing to take. And we are glad that we did!

    Sadly the people in Sri Lanka are suffering very much from this pandemic. And at the time we arrived the country was in full lockdown for its residents. Not for tourists. This means everything was closed, shops etc. Most things for tourists are open though. And we are happy to have seen many of the sites, temples, traditions etc.

    We felt very safe thanks to all the precautions made by this company. Gladly we had a very skilled and well educated driver (Koshala) with so many things to tell and learn us.
    He’s an expert on Sri Lanka’s history and traditions. If you go, ask for Koshala!! He’s the best in his trade!
    Written 11 September 2021
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    Juan Diego G
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2022 • Friends
    We did a tour from Colombo to the south beaches, passing through Nuwara Eliya, taking the train to Ella, and finally arriving to the beaches. The tour operators did the complete ride by car and we left everything with them when we took the train.

    The tour was amazing, they took us wherever we wanted and gave us advice on cool spots and places. The guys were incredibly nice and we even became really good friends. Definitely recommend this experience to anyone!
    Written 7 March 2022
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    paulofea
    Rome, Italy45 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excelent tour. Our driver Oshla was very professional, calm and easy going. The car was in good shape and drive style was very nice. We felt safe all the time. We seriously recommend the company service for families!
    Written 22 February 2020
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    rafael
    Martinique2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2022 • Friends
    Amazing services, great value for money! The drivers where súper kind with a lot of insights and took us to amazing places. Very trustworthy
    Written 8 March 2022
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    Elisabeth Faucheux
    41 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was a pleasure touring from Ella to Tissa with our guide. He shared many great insights into the culture and history of the country and took us to nice places along the way. Would definitely recommend!
    Written 23 February 2022
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    Thomas R
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2021 • Couples
    We have been using the service of this person for one week. Kosala Is both an exceptional driver and a guide. He is very prudent and he is taking good care of you. He is also a discrete person which we particularly appreciated. Indeed, when you want to be by yourself only, he always is not far. You can WhatsApp him and he makes himself available. He has also been very helpful with us particularly to collect our PCR test results (we never got them by email as it was planned) without which you cannot fly back! As a summary, Kosala is an excellent professional, helpful, discrete and a nice person to travel with. We can only recommend him!
    Written 12 December 2021
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    hady halaoui
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2021 • Solo
    Our honeymoon was just perfect. And that thanks to our great guide Kosala for these two incredible weeks.
    He made sure everything was organized even during this time of Covid. He organized all the trips he drives very well and is very attentive to all our expectations he speaks the English language very well he knows all the history of Sri Lanka and all the important places to visit he knows the little corners cute.
    he taught us everything about the culture of the people and the country, he helped us to negotiate with the traders he was very smiling and very close to us. very open-minded, he's really on top.
    An incredible quality of service and a very reasonable value for money given the service provided.
    he takes care of everything we just have to enjoy the country and follow and have fun.

    REALLY THANKS FOR EVERYTHING IT IS THANKS TO HIM THAT OUR HONEYMOONING TRIP WAS EXCEPTIONAL.

    More than a guide, a friend.

    We can never thank him enough.

    Hady & Zaynab
    Written 6 October 2021
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    BourkeSE
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We have had a amazing trip with Chin. He was polite, informative, fun, always has a smile . Was willing to do what ever we wanted. We will be sure to recommend him and your company. Thank you for sharing your beautiful country with us .
    Written 31 May 2019
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    Saied I
    Tehran, Iran43 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2019 • Couples
    Before I beging my trip I searched a lot for a safe company to hire a good driver for my journey. Based on the positive reviews I received about this company despite its relatively high prices, I chose this firm. Today is the last day of my trip and very pleased with my decision , it was worth every penny. Our driver Buddhika was a law abiding, polite, caring, helpful and very calm one and he kept in mind every tiny detail we told him. If we were exhausted and could not complete our daily schedule for any reason he would insert it in the next day’s itinary so that we would not miss it. He would check all the programs from the night before, in round about roads of Sri Lanka I didn’t feel any discomfort due to his safe and secure driving. In the end, I can firmly assert that he was more than just a driver , we felt his presence by our side strongly , with his efforts we fully touched the real Sri Lanka. Local Restuarants, Sri Lankan friut, local cigarretes and anything legal ,you ask him once and he’ll provide.He stands for Professional principles to its fullest, he was the best driver and tour guide I encountered in all my travels around the globe. During the trip, I felt i was in the hands of a fully trained driver . To sum up, if you go to Sri Lanka, do not miss this company and Boddhika.
    Written 9 April 2019
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    Helen
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2019 • Family
    I could not have asked for a better tour company. My driver Sudara, was professional, polite and outstanding.
    Written 8 April 2019
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