The True Essence of Colombo:Private Highlights & Hidden Gems
- Small group
- Skip the line
- Duration: 3 hours
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As a widely world travelled explorer of over 35 years I can say this tour has been one of my very best experiences. Be aware this is an extensive and varied tour itinerary but that is exactly what I wanted as I was time limited to take in as much sightseeing and activities as possible. I experienced so much of Srilanka’s rich culture, heritage, incredible wildlife, stunning landscapes , streetscenes, tasty cuisine and was able to frequently interact leisurely with the islands wonderfully friendly gentle folk. My tour guide Sanjeewa Padmal was excellent...very knowledgable, professional, friendly, highly articulate in English, good company and drove extremely safely in an air-conditioned large sized modern saloon. The overnight hotel was luxury standard with a beachfront. What I especially liked was Sanjeewa’s keenness for me to enjoy the tour and leaving me to decide on the time spent on each iternary event. This is the first time I’ve used GetYourGuide. Highly recommended.
Terrific. We saw so much and the driver was very happy to stop as we liked. Day 1 was very full and the elephant orphanage was amazing, with the Buddha Tooth Temple also a real highlight. A guide made all the difference at both sites. The Herb Garden was not worth the time - very uninterested formulaic delivery by the site's guide and a very hard sell. I would recommend this be withdrawn from the program (check out reviews of this place on tripadvisor) or a better garden sourced. We have visited similar in India and found them more "genuine". Tea factory was very good. Driver navigated the chatoic roads and heavy Xmas traffic well and was awlays early. Hotel accommodation was also excellent. Well worth doing. Thank you!
We have engaged Beyond Escapes for our Yala Tour and it was fantastic! Not only did we manage to see numerous wild animals in the safari, the experience to stay in a tree house is great! Separately, I would like to compliment our driver, Mr Kumara, who fetched us from Mirissa to Yala Park stay, and the next day to Nuwara Eliya. (Note that Safari has its own and another driver.) Kumara is a very good guide and great driver. He showed us around and dropped us at some spots around our journey to take nice photos. 2 thumbs up for him! Thank you once again!
My husband and I had a wonderful guided tour of Colombo with Chinthaka. He has a genuine interest in imparting his knowledge of Sri Lanka and Colombo. The day of our tour fell on a public holiday and Chinthaka was innovative in revising our itinerary to ensure we were still able to see all the sights. He was interesting and engaging throughout the tour. Chinthaka was attentive to our needs and happily answered all our questions. We would definitely recommend him. He is an excellent guide.
The tour was good, I liked all the activities and sites that were included. My guide was on time, effective, and did a fine job. The tour was as promised. I save my 5-star ratings for tours where the guide is really enthusiastic, tells great stories, creates connection, entertains, and educates. It's a high bar, but some guides manage it. This tour did what it promised, though - got me out to see the sights of Colombo and gave me an overview.