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Good tour operators/guides in Sri Lanka

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Good tour operators/guides in Sri Lanka

Can anyone recommend good tour guides/operators. We (me and my partner) are planning to visit Sri Lanka in September for about 10 days - mostly focussed on hiking and adventure, around How is the tour operator "Enjoy Lanka Tours" ? Any positive/negative feedback will be extremely useful in finalizing our plans.

Thanks,

Ravi

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1. Re: Good tour operators/guides in Sri Lanka

Hi there,

Don't know EJT, but there are sooo many midsize ones that it's hard to keep an overview.

This thread

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g293961-i8983-k472…

gives some guidelines. Other big names next to those in that thread are Aitken Spence and Tangerine, but again nothing against other names.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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2. Re: Good tour operators/guides in Sri Lanka

Erik,

I thought you had stopped recommending Tangerine.

Hans

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3. Re: Good tour operators/guides in Sri Lanka

Hi Hans,

No not yet. The treshold is TWO complaints in the TA forum without solution. Jetwing/SL Tailormade reached that within a month and disappeared, as did Diethelm because our own diving-skydeep-experiences with them were confirmed by others. Tangerine indeed has one complaint, let's hope for them it was a single 'bad apple'. E.g. Red Dot gets regular complaints in the forum next to praises, but all complaints I've seen uptilnow got resolved as reported in forum...

Tnx,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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Having toured with WalkersTours on two occasions, I've been extremely surprised at some of the bad and negative reports about them in the forum as we found them outstanding on both occasions. I don't know what's gone wrong with this company, if anything, but it is a disappointment if the reports have any substance as we'd want to use them again for our next trip.

What do the experts think?

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5. Re: Good tour operators/guides in Sri Lanka

hello there is a so many companys do the tour like busnes ,beter to take indipendent tour driver and guide they will arenge you tour best way

i was with nice driver .i will send you pm .thanks francice

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6. Re: Good tour operators/guides in Sri Lanka

Hi Francice

Hope your written English will be better !, or people will for sure know that you are a local trying for business !!, or maybe i should say TOUTING !!

Regards

Dave

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Send me PM I will let you know ASAP.

Good Luck,

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8. Re: Good tour operators/guides in Sri Lanka

francice or rohan?

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10. Re: Good tour operators/guides in Sri Lanka

Hmmmm....

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

Regards

Dave