We are an Australian couple in our mid 30s and have just returned from a trip of a life time in Sri Lanka. We were there three weeks and toured a large majority of the island starting from:
Sri Lanka is the most amazing country...... we are already planning a return 'beach trip' back in April! It is beautiful, fairly untouched and like no other country I've visited before. The people are amazing, they are always smiling. So we smiled our entire trip!! With our itinerary, we felt like we visited a whole lot of different countries in one! It really is remarkable.
I am posting as we had the best driver that was very reasonable in price. He was courteous, informative, helpful, gentle, funny, a great driver!!!, safe, didn't take us to places in order for him to earn commission, he wasn't intrusive and in general was an honest genuine person - this is not the case for all drivers in Sri Lanka!. He even took me to a reputable jeweler in Kandy where I picked a deal of a gem!
If anyone wants details, please feel free to PM me as he is building up his business and we really want to help him in his ventures. We couldn't recommend him highly enough. He was a very memorable part of our Sri Lankan experience.
We are mid 30s, travel on a mid to sometimes high budget, from Melbourne, Australia. Happy to give advice on our trip as Trip Advisor forum/reviews was the catalyst in planning a brilliant trip!