Traveler Reviews for Private Tour in Colombo, Sri Lanka by Tour Guide Ruwan

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Colombo, Sri Lanka

Giovanni Dalla Zonca


Tour: #49998, Tour for Giovanni 3 days, Colombo, Sri Lanka    
Date: Aug 4/18

After a day tour in Colombo we enjoyed Ruwan guidance for further 4 days on central Sri Lanka. All was perfectly organized. Transfers, historical guidance, access to monuments, and all with a special smile touch. We all - my daughters too - will not forget it. A note I feel to add is about how honest Ruwan is, and how he managed small unexpected changes for us. Thanks, once more. We really felt Sri Lanka in a different way with you!

William Mcilhenny

United States

Tour: #49998, Glory of Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka    
Date: Nov 15/17

Ruwan covers the basics competently, and is a great guide for a general interest tour. However, for anyone interested in plunging deeper, he can offer a wealth of sophisticated and nuanced insight into his country's cultural, social, and economic history — as well as contemporary trends and developments. We feel lucky to have been able to travel with Ruwan. He added enormously to our understanding and enjoyment of this friendly and charming country. He is one of best!

Karl Bream

United States

Tour: #49998, Glory of Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka    
Date: Oct 7/17

Ruwan made my tour excellent. I chose him because the standard tours just didn't work for me. He customized a tour that fit my needs. We had a busy schedule each day (exactly what I wanted) to make sure I was able to experience many of the sites and sounds of Sri Lanka from the mountains to the beach. Ruwan communicated well and provided me with a strong history lesson of Sri Lanka which was all completely new. Ruwan made sure at the end of each day that things were going well and I was happy!!!

Lynette Lanham


Tour: #49998, Glory of Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka    
Date: Mar 17/17

Absolutely wonderful! Ruwan is knowledgable and proud to share his country, its history, landscape and current social and political situation. He was flexible, being sensitive and responsive to our needs and interests. His English is fluent and sophisticated and he has a lovely sense of humour which make even a walk through the markets both fun and informative. We would recommend a tour with Ruwan to anyone who genuinely wants to experience Sri Lanka.

Charles Crawford

United States

Tour: #49998, Glory of Sri Lanka 7 Days, Colombo, Sri Lanka    
Date: Feb 12/17

Ruwan was just great from the time our flight landed until we left. We packed a lot into our trip and he was willing to get us to all the sites we wanted to see. We also wanted to eat in local places and see some less touristy sites (Negombo fish market). Ruwan is very knowledgeable about many topics from food to history to religion, he was great. We would gladly recommend him to other travelers.

Maria Hoosang

Hong Kong

Tour: #49998, Maria Siu & the group, Colombo, Sri Lanka    
Date: Jan 6/17

Ruwan was prompt to pick up our group at airport and took us to hotel at midnight when we arrived. He was calm and polite, friendly and smily. Ruwan was very flexible and accommodating to our requests. He also had good recommendations on eating places. Assistant Darshana was very helpful and efficient. The marvellous thing was that we had a newish bus and the best Driver, Kumara, who was always cheerful and receptive. His driving skill was excellent, and he was very considerate in avoiding bumpy ride.

Christopher Gill

Aylesbury, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, United Kingdom

Tour: #49998, Glory of Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka    
Date: Dec 20/16

A very good and personalised tour.Well worth the money

Wojciech Golebiowski


Tour: #49998, Wojciech Golebiowski, Colombo, Sri Lanka    
Date: Nov 10/16

Excellent personality, helpfull in every situation, wise and well educated, if necessary, very good driver ( important in Sri Lanka!!!). Hard to imagine better choise. Cingratulations!

Thanujah Mahalingam


Tour: #49998, Glory of Sri Lanka 6Nights and 7Days, Colombo, Sri Lanka    
Date: Oct 27/16

Ruwan shared his extensive knowledge and insider's view of the places he showed us, in an entertaining way even with our children. He was friendly, approachable, with a ready smile at all times, even after the long tiring drives between places. Definitely a safe and steady driver. Ruwan's flexibility to customize our tour as we went along was a sure plus especially as our children and parents were with us. We are very impressed and would highly recommend Ruwan to anyone who is heading to Sri Lanka :)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Madam, Thank you very much of your review.It was very good to be with your lovely family.Hope to see you all again. Thanks again. ruwan

Jason Mighdoll

United States

Tour: #49998, Glory of Sri Lanka for Guest Jason Mighdoll, Colombo, Sri Lanka    
Date: Jun 5/16

Ruwan is friendly, speaks great English and really knows the country. Everything we asked for he helped arrange and make happen. When we asked for a cooking class and his normal place was flooded in Colombo - he brought us to his personal home and his Wife (just after giving birth), mother-in-law, and sister-in-law all taught us how to cook in their own home. He was a little pre-occupied during part of the trip, but given he just had a newborn it's understandable, reason for 4/5. Everything else was 5*!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your review.look forward to serve you in future too.

Kathleen Ross

United States

Tour: #49998, Sri Lanka 3 days tour for Kathleen Ross, Colombo, Sri Lanka    
Date: Mar 20/16

Ruwan was a superb guide who showed us the most beautiful sites in Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa and Sigiriya. He was clearly an expert in the history and current events of his country and he delivered this information objectively and thoroughly.He guided us into sites during times when these places would be less crowded so our experience was peaceful and serene. Ruwan's gentle matter and love for his country left us with profoundly beautiful memories. Our driver took us on hundreds of miles of roads safely.

Caroline K.

United Kingdom

Tour: #49998, Glory of Sri Lanka tour for Mrs.Caroline Knudsen, Colombo, Sri Lanka    
Date: Sep 7/15

This was a wonderful tour. Ruwan was an absolute delight to be with and his knowledge of the country and attractions is amazing. He's also very accommodating and was happy to fit in everything we wanted to do plus suggested some great ideas of his own too. The car was really spacious and comfortable, and the driver was clearly an expert in negotiating the Sri Lankan roads! I would thoroughly recommend Ruwan to anyone who is considering this tour, or indeed any tour in Sri Lanka. Huge thank you from us all

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Madam,, Thank you very much for your nice review.It was very much interesting tour and opportunity to show you Sri Lanka.

Shanice Koh


Tour: #49998, Glory of Sri Lanka for Guest Shanice., Colombo, Sri Lanka    
Date: Aug 5/15

We have a wonderful 9 days trip with Ruwan. Having Ruwan with us during that time was like having a friend who took us around his country. Ruwan has a great knowledge of Sri Lanka and its history and makes you feel comfortable from the moment we meet. He also went out of his way to accommodate our requests and needs. It was a fun trip and we were happy and glad we chose Ruwan as our guide. Thanks for a memorable trip, Ruwan! We will be back again!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you somuch.for your to show you again.It was awesome experience with you both and little angels. Thanks again Ruwan

Mary Ann Barran


Tour: #49998, Glory of Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka    
Date: Feb 7/15

We were very pleased with Ruwan. He is personable, easy to get along with and was very accommodating to any changes we wanted.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Madam, Thank you very much for your comment.look forward to serve you.ruwan

Lisa White


Tour: #49998, Sri Lanka tour 11th -14th August, Hatton, Sri Lanka    
Date: Aug 11/14

Ruwan helped to make our visit to Sri Lanka a wonderful experience. He was extremely knowledgeable about the areas we visited and guided us through an excellent itinerary. Ruwan conducts himself in a professional manner whilst bringing a warm sense of humour and friendly nature to the experience. Ruwan negotiated difficult traffic very safely, his car was impeccably clean and his spoken English was excellent. I would highly recommend Ruwan to anyone wishing to explore and experience Sri Lanka.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your comment.look forward to serve you in future too

Ardna Delissen-Curran

United Kingdom

Tour: #49998, Sri Lanka tour 4th -7th November, Hatton, Sri Lanka    
Date: Nov 4/13

Ruwan and his driver were a pleasure to be with during our tour. Ruwan was very knowledgeable and worked hard to make sure we saw all the places we requested. The road conditions made it difficult to get between destinations and the journeys were long but both Ruwan and his driver cheerfully navigated us through these difficult conditions and were always cheerful despite having to work such long days. We would definitely recommend our Guide to our friends.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Madam, Thank you very much for your review.It was great and pleasure experience to show Sri Lanka for you both.wish you for happy and safe journey back home.

Maribel Lago

United Kingdom

Tour: #49998, Sri Lanka tour 13th March, Colombo, Sri Lanka    
Date: Mar 13/13

Ruwan was very helpful, polite and endearing. He had an agenda of places to see and knowledge of those place but was happy to adjust those to our wishes. We would happily recommend his services to others.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Madam, Thank you very much for your review.hope to see you again.