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  • Chris_E_Dub
    Laddingford, UK26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    When we travel I usually like to drive, having done so all over Europe, the USA and Thailand. However for our trip to Sri Lanka my wife suggested Sri Lanka Drover Hire to give me a break from being behind the wheel, and giving me the option for a cheeky beer here and there.

    It turns out this is one of the best holiday decisions we (i.e. my wife!) have made.

    Communications when booking back in the UK were through WhatsApp and responses were very timely and helpful, and our busy itinerary was handled perfectly.

    Upon arrival at Colombo Airport our drive, Ikmal, was easy to find thanks to a personalised sign, and decorated us with flower garlands, which was a really lovely and unexpected touch.

    With a fair bit of travelling over our 10 days we had a lot of time in the car with Ikmal and to get his knowledge along our travels was fantastic; he knew great places to stop for photos, for food — and some amazing fruit and food stalls along the roadsides. We had literally the best mango we’ve ever had!

    One of the absolute highlights was visiting a Buddhist temple and have the opportunity to go inside the monastery. That was have been enough, but Ikmal also arranged for us to spend some time with a resident monk, to share tea, fruit, and cakes with him — and then to receive a personal blessing from him, scribes into palm leaves.

    A final note is that, even for an experienced, confident and competent motorist Sri Lanka is somewhere I’ve have been very glad to NOT drive. The physical roads are some of the best i have ever seen, but the traffic rules and ways of the road are wild to say the least, especially on smaller village roads. Having those worries removed, and being in the safe care of Ikmal and Sri Lanka Driver Hire certainly made the holiday a whole lot more enjoyable and that’s a huge deal!

    Thank you Ikmalbb
    Written 20 April 2024
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  • Sophie P
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had an excellent experience with Your Driver Sri Lanka on our recent trip, and couldn’t recommend them more highly.
    From my first inquiry Chami was always very quick to respond in WhatsApp and answer any questions to help get our itinerary planned. This excellent communication continued throughout the trip. When we slightly changed our plans to include an extra day trip this was organised quickly, despite it being at the last minute.

    Our driver Dhanushka was fantastic, and we don’t think our trip would have been the same without him! From the moment we met him at the airport, we learned so much about the country from him. We really enjoyed our conversations in the car with him. He was an excellent guide as well as an excellent driver. He was always on time for our pick ups, and always knew some excellent sights to stop on our routes to see as much as we could on the trip, including some that were not as well known so we were the only people there. He gave us a guided tour of the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy which was interesting and informative. On a few of our days he took us to some restaurants for lunch, and the food was always fantastic! He also arranged some snorkelling and surfing for us, both of which were excellent.

    YDSL, Chami and Dhanuska really took all the stress out of planning such a big trip, and we can’t thank them enough for making our trip to Sri Lanka so incredible!
    Written 14 April 2024
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  • Paula B
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Francis was amazing to deal with.
    We booked many a journey with him. From airport transfers, Negombo to Unawatuna. Unawatuna to Ella with optional Edawalle national park safari. Kandy to Sigiriya and return to airport.
    Cars were all very modern, immaculately clean, always on time. Nothing was too much trouble.
    Payment was done securely online.
    I would highly recommend Francis if you want stress free travel.
    Written 20 April 2024
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  • Wander02473896760
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Someone canceled and this person gave us tickets for free just to be kind. Never have i experienced this before, so you know what person you are dealing with. A kind man that want you to have a good time instead of your money
    Written 2 March 2024
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  • Tate D
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My stay at Sri Lanka was better than ever! The tour guide took us to beautiful and cultural places where we learned so much about Sri Lanka. Not only was the tour guide great but the driver had some talent parking the van 😂. Overall, I could not have asked for more make sure you check him out before you visit have fun!
    Written 3 April 2024
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  • Prasanna R
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I have been renting out their vehicles whenever I visit Sri Lanka, and I must say that Avotas Tours consistently delivers exceptional service. Their vehicles are well maintained and safe to drive. Unlike other big rental companies in Sri Lanka, Avotas Tours stands out with their resilient and professional service. Their team is responsive, courteous, and always ready to assist. Avotas Tours promptly returns your deposit in full as soon as you hand over the car. No unnecessary delays, paperwork or hassles like other big companies in Sri Lanka. If you decide to rent any of their vehicles, rest assured—the vehicle will be waiting for you when you step out of the airport with a friendly ‘Subash’. Overall, Avotas Tours provides a seamless and stress-free car rental experience. I’ll definitely be renting from them every time I visit Sri Lanka. I have been renting from them for more than fifteen times, never had a single issue! Highly recommended for and trustworthy partner for your travel needs in Sri Lanka.
    Written 6 April 2024
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  • Huw T
    Montpellier, UK2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had such a wonderful trip thanks to friendly tour driver Sri Lanka.
    Everything was wonderful, our guide Rifky made sure we were very well looked after. The service received was first class, very professional and always friendly with a big smile. Thank you for making our trip an unforgettable one.
    Written 7 April 2024
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  • Fruzsina P
    Kiel, Germany2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The whole trip was amazing. I made a plan beforehand, what I would like to see and do and I had the kindest and greatest driver ever Manjula, who made all my plans possible. He was always on time, even at 5:00 in the morning and spent the whole day with driving me around. He was also very knowledgable and helpful on the sights. He organised a safari trip and lot other things for me. If I could give 6 starts for him, I would, but only 5 stars are possible. ☺️ I can recommend the company to everybody who would like to spend the greatest time in Sri Lanka and ever.

    The contact with Sri Lanka Exclusive Tours before the trip was also excellent. Sampath was very responsive answered all my emails and questions immediately. I asked for a plug, because I wasn’t sure if mine would fit in every hotel and Manjula had it right at the pick-up at the airport.

    I cannot write anything negative. Go ah ad and book your trip with this company!!!
    Written 19 April 2024
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  • vishwaraj j
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The van was really good along with the driver. Very polite and helpful. Amazing tour guide. Must recommend this if going to visit Sri Lanka with friends or family.
    Written 16 April 2024
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  • Franklin F
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had uncle Ajith Premaratne and highly recommend the experience to everyone. In our case, we were a small group of friends travelling from Australia. It's the easiest and most efficient way to travel around Sri Lanka. He was incredibly helpful and was more than just our driver. He listened to us to ensure we got the experience we wanted from our trip, especially when it came to experiencing local food, and not just what tourists seem to flock to. He also saved us plenty of time, which allowed us to see more of the country with our limited time here. A highlight was making sure we got on to the 9 arches train at Ella, even after being told by others that it was all booked out.
    Written 5 April 2024
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  • Hamasn
    Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good quality cars and drivers maybe a little fussy but overall a very good service. Price quoted on booking will change at the destination but since not a big difference from original price thats fine. Most to improve on would be the driver to come to the terminal on time
    Written 16 January 2020
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  • Mitchell
    United States2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Travel Hub Sri Lanka made my journey to Ella seamless and stress-free. Their punctuality and professionalism were commendable, ensuring a comfortable and safe ride. I highly recommend their transfer services for anyone traveling in Sri Lanka.
    Written 14 April 2024
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  • Mitchell
    United States2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sri Lanka Personal Chauffeurs provided outstanding service throughout our 5-day trip. Punctual, knowledgeable, and friendly, they made our journey comfortable and enjoyable. Highly recommended for anyone visiting Sri Lanka! Thank you so much again for your wonderful service!
    Written 14 April 2024
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  • Łukasz M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mano surpassed all expectations as our driver and guide in Sri Lanka. His dedication to safety and friendly demeanor made our journey truly unforgettable. With his wealth of experience, he effortlessly navigated challenges and provided invaluable suggestions, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable trip. His sense of humor added an extra layer of joy to our adventures. Thank you, Mano, for the wonderful memories!
    Written 13 February 2024
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  • dars
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We began our trip from Colombo and headed to the east coast of the country. Our driver Mr Anura De Zoysa arrived at our hotel on time for us to be picked up. He was friendly, caring and accommodating to all our needs as we were traveling with a 2yr old. He even took care of our daughter a few times when we had to step into stores or when we were having our meal. He was very knowledgeable of the roads , drove safely and knew what the fastest route was without having to use google. We thoroughly enjoyed an 8 day trip across the country and it was in large part due to Mr. Zoysa.
    Written 17 March 2020
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