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Car / Driver hire - experience of Aitken Spence please

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Car / Driver hire - experience of Aitken Spence please

Hi

We are visiting Sri Lanka shortly and are currently researching companies to use. Does anyone have experience of Aitken Spence?

thanks

1. Re: Car / Driver hire - experience of Aitken Spence please

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2. Re: Car / Driver hire - experience of Aitken Spence please

hi and many thanks - I will take a look.

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3. Re: Car / Driver hire - experience of Aitken Spence please

....but be careful. That seems to be self promotion.

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4. Re: Car / Driver hire - experience of Aitken Spence please

Hi Alison

In my own recent experience Rohan Fernando quotes a lot more than the going rate of other well respected and licensed tour guides. It worked out at just over USD100 per day WITHOUT any accommodation. Mileage was within the usual normal range.

I agree that this looks like self promotion. Self promotion is such a pain on this forum - doesn't seem to be an issue on other sites I lurk.

Good advice to research sole operators though. Make sure that they are licensed with the Tourist Board though.

Archi

Edited: 01 March 2013, 10:58
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6. Re: Car / Driver hire - experience of Aitken Spence please

Again

Post 5 - another recommendation by a poster who has only one topic - a tour guide. Take a lot care and PM frequent TA posters for genuine recommendations Alison.

I have had a PM today outlining behaviour that made a lone woman traveller feel very vulnerable. Personal recommendations are essential, I think.

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7. Re: Car / Driver hire - experience of Aitken Spence please

I have sent a recommendation to you by PM.

I suggest that you browse the forums for recommendations and then e-mail those tour operators/drivers for quotes.

For my trip, I collected e-mail addresses for about 10 drivers and sent them all an e-mail asking for a quote. I think 4-5 of them replied and the prices differed quite a lot!

In the end we chose the cheapest one, whom we also had gotten a good impression from, and we were very happy with our choice :)

Simon

Edited: 03 March 2013, 19:14
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