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Sri Lanka tour company?

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Sri Lanka tour company?

Hi all, does anyone know of a reliable tour company based locally in Sri Lanka?

Only just started looking at Sri Lanka so not overly sure on what I would like tour to include. Have found a few larger companies on line but seem quite expensive?

Cheers

Dan

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1. Re: Sri Lanka tour company?

Hi Dan

Companies like Walkers Tours are often mentioned on here, but I don't know how the prices compare with other big local companies like Red Dot Tours... it's always worth getting several quotes at any rate.

Another option is to simply book with a licensed driver/guide. They can plan the whole tour for you and arrange accommodation to suit if you don't want to do this yourself. These drivers can get the same good deals on accommodation as the bigger companies, or you could simply hire the driver to do the tour and make your accommodation bookings yourself (through a local agent who will get lower prices than you would if you booked direct with hotels .. it is never advised to do it independently, unless you are looking at guesthouse accommodation which is completely different.) I would always go with a recommended licensed driver, as they can give you exactly the same holiday experience but are often very competitively priced. Many also have good arrangements with excellent guesthouses along the way, so you can cut your holiday price further by having a mix of accommodation, ie some hotels and some more modest, but good guesthouses, or whatever best suits your pocket.

Any of the Sri Lankan DE's can give you contact details of a number of reliable and trusted driver/guides, or you can search the forum for details of lots of others from REGULAR forum users ... but beware of any personal messages you might now also get, as the majority of these are from would-be drivers, either advertising their services or pretending to be past satisfied customers, and we cannot vouch for the quality of them.

All the best

Sue

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2. Re: Sri Lanka tour company?

If you are looking for small tour operator, send me PM to give you some tips who can explore Sri Lanka in style according to my experience.

good luck.

Ricardo

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7. Re: Sri Lanka tour company?

Hmmmm....

Yes, would seem that TOUTING would be the case here, i would HIGHLY recommend that PM's are deleted and not replied too in this case...

Regards

Dave

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