Dale WillsParaparaumu, SELECT, New Zealand
Chan was the perfect tour guide. He was not only knowledgeable, communicative and a safe driver but he also possessed the ability to understand us, and with that understanding, fine tuned our tour to exactly fit us. We will be returning to Sri Lanka to join him in a further tour as he has opened our eyes to this beautiful country. Thank you Chan.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: All the good memories that we had was wonderful. I really thank to you Ggeerting Chan
John HushonUnited States
Perfect English and really knowledgeable. Highly recommend
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for a grate comment .appreciate you once again Chan
Lowell SingermanUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much sir Greeting Chan
Norman VazquezPerth Amboy, NJ, United States
If you are thinking of visiting Sri Lanka with a tour guide, look no further. Chan is very good at what he does. He is patient, flexible, courteous and most of all, shares his understanding of the culture of the island he calls home clearly. We do not typically travel using a tour guide, but under these circumstances, we feel we made the right choice. Chan took us to numerous locations and shared experiences that would have taken us significant time to find. Chan...thanks for the memories and many laughs!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Sir Norman Vazquez. It was rally great time with you both in Sri lanka. I appriciate .and honored you Greeting from Sri Lanka Chan
Natalya NabokikhUnited Arab Emirates
We really enjoyed this tour specially tailored to suit interests of me and my daughter. Good choice of locations, activities and sightseeings. Thanks to Chandana and Kithsiri for great experience created!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Natalya it is grate to hear , Thank you so much greeting from Sri Lanka Chan
Scott TeaseUnited States
My husband & I just completed an amazing week with Chan touring Sr Lanka. Could not have asked for a better guide to introduce us to this beautiful country. Great communication up front about our goals for the trip and then complete flexibility along the way when we wanted to modify what we planned. He gave us a perfect mix of local flavor, colonial English and Dutch charm and most of all a deep connection with the Sri Lankan people. It honestly felt like we were with a family friend not a tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kim Thank you so much for your great review. I really appreciate. And you gave me some grate gifts .I can never be with my wife and children. To swim and sit for food. You made my world little bigger . I bow you and you are welcome any time .I will be there for you on friendly base Thank you so much all you gave With Honner Greeting Chan
Klaus MisinsChandler, QUEENSLAND, Australia
We have done many motorcycle tours in different countries but I think this was the one of the best. Our tour guide Chandana prepared a great tour which gave us a great experience in Sri Lanka and we thoroughly enjoyed every minute. It had everything one would want for an adventure holiday. We started in Columbo then rode the route through Sigiriya, Kandy, Ramboda, Wellawaya, Weligama and back to Columbo. At every stop Chan had made a schedule to make sure our trip was unforgettable. Thank you Chan!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you sir! You are welcome back to Sri Lanka. And I hope you use Toursbylocals.com again! You are great, I honour you. I appreciate all you offered. It was so much fun. Greeting Chan
Nina WinterUnited Kingdom
I had a full day in Colombo after my weeks surf holiday finished before flying home. Chan organised a one day city tour of Colombo for me to help make the most of the time that I had. I can't recommend Chan's services enough. Chan's itinerary allowed me to see a real flavour of Colombo and his commentary gave me a great insight int not only Colombo but Sri Lanka's history. What an incredible city and a beautiful country! Throughout the day Chan was so hospitable and informative. Thank you Chan!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grate you gave me a job and really good comments .I am so happy the service which I offered to you. Because it had been appreciated by you Greeting from Sri Lanka Chan
Eleanor KennedyLondon, United Kingdom
Chan was a fabulous guide - he's a great driver and is passionate about his country. I learned so much en route from Colombo to Galle about the island and about Sri Lankans. He fitted a lot into the day from swimming with turtles to visiting a tea plantation. I cannot recommend this trip highly enough - Chan will make you fall in love with this place....if you aren't already!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Madam , Thank you so much for you great words , I really appreciate wish you will come soon greeting chan
Mr Chan suggested an itinerary to which we agreed When our plans changed he was able to amend the tour. We saw elephant on safari from Habarana and leopard in Yala. The best experience was Kingdom Echo Lodge. We had a wide range of accommodation style. The food in Sri Lanka is superb if you are willing to forego hamburgers and steak. Mr Kelum P was our guide and he was kind, professional, punctual and able to adapt the itinerary to suit our needs. Kelum answered all of our questions, he explained aspects
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sir Thank you so much for your grate comment , your reply and comment was helped to serve for next clients .and made some accommodation changes greeting chan
Mike GreenfieldRiverside, NORTHLAND, New Zealand
We spent two weeks with Chan and we found him to be a very personable, knowledgable and a skilled tour guide. His previous experience in Europe enables him to understand western culture and combine this with our Sri Lankan experience. Emphasis was placed on flexibility during the tour and Chan was able to squeeze in everything we wanted plus many unexpected extra adventures adding an insight to Sri Lanka we could never have done alone. Chan has become a friend and we would not hesitate to recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sir You are the great man I found this year , I learnt A LOT from you I keep my promise soon made a three year plan . you encourage me a lot . and I see also the Kindness of Madam Clear . she was great . I like if you be back . the time I spend with you was the worth time of my life I changed a lot .I made new turn to up of my life Thank you so much , Thank you I need you advises in future too greeting chan
Katherine WeaverUnited States
Chan was great. His English was very good and he was very knowledgeable about the city and helped us tailore our tour to accomodate our small child.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for great day and also good comment on me , wish to see you back greeting chan
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for a great comment . it was really grate day greeting chan
Roy Klotz Jr., MDUnited States
This tour guide was very very good and was a very honest man. Another passenger on the ship tried to lure him away to go a place that we did not wish to go. He refused and for us that showedexceptional integrity. I may go back to Sri Lanka in 2020 and if I do I would certainly try to have him take me on another tour
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Thank you so much for giving me great comment on me . I appreciate Chan
Naomi de BruijnNetherlands
Wonderfull guide, Chan helped us with everything we wanted. We went on a trip with him and it was so much fun. He knew a lot and is a very kind guy, also speaks very good english and some dutch words. Was a lot of fun. No Sri Lanka experience without Chandana!
David PortmanNaples, FL, United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much joining with me and provided a gate day
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.
Joan B.United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much , you kept a huge memory with us
After a bumpy start (guide error about the cruise ship meeting place), our group of six had a very good day with Chan, travelling out of Colombo into the countryside to Galle on the south coast. Chan was fluent in English and shared a lot of information about Sri Lanka, as well as answering our questions. In retrospect, we spent too much time at the tea and spice plantations (where presumably guides receive a kickback for any purchases), and not enough in Galle. Chan was attentive and knowledgeable.
Edwina CheungHong Kong
Me and my cousin had a great 10 days in Sri Lanka, Chan has been very helpful from the beginning when we planned our trip. With Chan's recommendation we have seen some unique place that not all the tours go and we got to meet his wife and children too, if you are looking for something that is not standard, you find the right guide! He just give us the right amount of space and free time on our own. Highly recommended.
Bruce AndersonUnited States
This was a custom tour. Everything was followed to my plan. Chan is friendly and personable. I would recommend his services.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr Bruce Thank you so much it was even a great day for me . Eating with you you together and chatting lot Thank you Greeting Chan
Chan is a great guide who adapts very easily to changing environment or changing interests. We started the morning by going to a tea plantation, quite nice and small scale find. We went on to Galle for a visit of the fort and went for lunch. after lunch we headed back to Colombo, all in all a good day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sir Thank you so much having tour with me . It was great Greeting Chan
Chan gave us a very good tour and I would highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sir Yes I understand about meeting point and I know how important it is , all the time we try to get permit early but most of the time they will issue it when we are in the gate after the ship land . if the officer is not there we need to wait .in very rare case we get permit day early .we as toursbylocals guides all work together if one not available the other one is busy the day before the ship comes to get it . this make us easy to get the permit , even though some other guides does not get ,
Rosalind CanterUnited Kingdom
Chan created a very safe environment to see Sri Lanka. We only had one week but he showed us the best of Sri Lanka, speaking very good English and with great knowledge of all the areas we visited. He was happy to make and change plans throughout the week to fit in with us.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for great comment I appriciate you
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Claudia Thank you so much for great 5***** greeting chan
Bruce HoggeUnited States
We had the pleasure of touring Sri Lanka with Chan as our guide and teacher. We saw and learned so much over our 25 days. We saw the usual 'must see' places but also visited many smaller, off the beaten path places that were amazing. Spectacular sites to see - as Chan said - you've seen 90% of what there is to see. So we look forward to returning To join our friend Chan and see the rest. With this said - go see a spectacular country and enjoy developing a new friend in Chan as we did. you'll be happy
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Great Thank you so much for your comment . I wish you will back to Sri Lanka , always remind you greeting chan
Williams V. DiasIndia
We had a short window of 5hours to explore city and chose 4hour city tour provided by Mr. CHANDANA. He was excellent guide and very friendly. We thank him for making our short visit a pleasant one. Looking forward to our next holidays with longer duration to explore srilanka..
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Williams Thank you so much ,it was great I met you and your wife . Thank you for great comment you offered me Yes we see you back again soon greeting chan
Chan was absolutely fantastic. He was professional, patient and extremely knowledgeable about Sri Lanka's history, culture, agriculture, wildlife and more, and he spoke English very well. Chan showed us many things we could not have seen on our own and he made our trip a memorable one. Chan was very responsive to my numerous emails in advance of the tour to plan the trip to our specifications. Our driver Randji was amazing too. I highly recommend Chan. Feel free to call me in Canada at 514-913-9163.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Great thank you so much for you comment .visit once again i am ready to serve you Greeting Chan
Chan is an excellent guide. He speaks English very well and gets involved to help you buy items at the local rate rather than the tourist rate. He is very knowledgeable regarding Sri Lanka's history and local issues which sets an easy and relaxing time. Thank you Chan, I fully recommend your tour service.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr Paul It is a great recommendation I appreciate you very highly , and Thank you being in Sri lanka .I always welcome you to have our service even when you go to other countries too Thank you so much greeting chan
Scott FischerUnited States
Our family of 6 enjoyed the elephant orphanage, even with a long drive to get there.
Mazlina Meor AhmadMalaysia
I went for short trip to sri lanka on the above dates. It was an unexpectedly beautiful trip for me. Chan was a kind, soft- spoken and protective guide as he knew I was there alone. It was a fulfilling trip although he was only notified within a short time of my "adventure". We went to a number of places within the short trip n I definitely will come again. Hope to see mr chandana again. Mazlina Meor Ahmad
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was great trip .you were so humbled. Please come back with children . I wish you gpod day . Greeting Chan
Josephine PalmerUnited Kingdom
Chan is polite, well informed and knows his city well, we enjoyed our tour with him and recommend him as a guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your 5***** review . I am so glad on you . It was quick tour but great day .wish you will be back to Sri Lanka . Then I m available for you on this page Greeting Chan
Ann KingreaUnited States
The tour was fantastic and Chan was an OUTSTANDING guide and very knowledgeable about the area! He is an excellent driver and I recommend him and the trip highly! Five stars!!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much , I appreciate you so much . please be back to Sri Lanka greeting chan
Nicola MontgomeryUnited Kingdom
He was awesome, so knowledgeable and helpful. And honest! My husband left his wallet and he kindly brought it back to us, brilliant x
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nicola Thank you so much for your feed back , I wish you will back to Sri lanka soon . greeting chan
Maurice KoussaifiUnited Kingdom
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for big 5*****
Maurice KoussaifiUnited Kingdom
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for great days
David WescottUnited States
Chan did a fine job with our half day tour today. Prompt pick-up, nice car with A/C and even made a lunch reservation for us at Ministry of Crab, which we HIGHLY recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You So much Sir , It was a great day . You were so flexible . please be back to Sri Lanka one day soon greeting chan
Arlene LewisUnited States
Chan was absolutely fantastic. He was so concerned about all of us. He had the right amount of talk and history. He showed us the real Sri Lanka. I would highly recommend him to anyone wanting to see more than the traditional tourist sites.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Madam Thank you so much for your great recommendation. it was wonderful . you gave me huge energy Thank you so much greeting chan
Rita MominUnited States
Chan was an amazing guide. He is very knowledgeable about Sri Lanka. He was very flexible and kept our interests in mind rather than going solely by the itinerary. His expertise in his profession enabled us to experience many uniques events in the country. He also opened his house to us to provide a mini cooking lesson and a sumptuous feast after! He is very thoughtful; he made it a very memorable holiday for us. I recommend him highly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rita You are adorable . I cannot put it into words; I bow my head. Greeting Chan
Guide Chan is very friendly, soft spoken and knowledgeable. He is also very flexible with the itinerary and is prepared to make changes if so requested. He knows his country well and is able to provide information on Sri Lanka as well as the trees, birds and the animals that we see during the Safaris.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR GREAT COMMENTS .IT WAS A GTEAT TIME ON YOUR TOUR GREETING CHAN
Peter PetersenUnited States
A great guide. Knowledgeable and passionate about his city and country. Gave us good hotel advice, too.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sir Peter I thank you so much for your great comments greeting chan
Lesley MeyerSouth Africa
Our guide was 5 star - excellent in every way .We loved our day with him in Kpchi - his choice of places to visit was excellent
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much , I saw you were very kind I really like people like you . if I can offer some stars Definitely it would be 5 star too greeting chan
Michaela BrodyUnited States
Chand was an excellent guide. We were in Colombo on New Years' Day which was a holiday. A few places were closed; but the day was still great.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Great .it was a wonderful day .I thank you so much . Greeting Chan
Arthur SwireUnited States
An excellent tour conducted by a superlative guide. Chandana is intelligent, thoughtful and kind. His comments and commentary provided insight into both contemporary Sri Lanka as well as its rich history. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sir Thank you so much for great comment, I appreciate all the treats you have given and unexpected huge tip. Thank you so so much. greetings, chan
Christine SchiwietzUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much you have given a great 5***** comment I would like to see you in another time in Sri Lanka greeting chan
Luis S.Grand Rapids, MI, United States
Chan is a great guide. We enjoyed four days with him visiting various cities in Sri Lanka. Chan is very knowledgeable and was always ready to share interesting information about the places we were visiting or driving through. I recommend Chan without hesitation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sir Luis I thank you so much for your rating on me ,it was always pleasure to hear on this way . you always be back in Sri Lanka you were also so kind and flexible .really it was great tour with you Thank you so much chan
Chan was a very pleasant and knowledgeable guide! He kept the group together during deluge after deluge - the weather was not cooperative! Traffic, worse than India, hampered moving from one site to another. His accounting of the island history made us want to visit again and explore the country under more favourable weather conditions!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Diane Hardouin I thank you so much for your great time, I invite you always To be back in Sri Lanka and I will be there to help you always Thank you so much greeting chan
My first visit to Gaulle was very interesting because of my personal tour guide Chandana. It was a long drive, but it was pleasant. Chandana speaks very good English and he explained every aspect of the sights we visited very well. I have enjoyed his customized tours, and had a lot of fun. I definitely would hire him again next time I come visit Sri Lanka. Highly recommended for visitors visiting Sri Lanka looking for a reliable tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mada Marissa I thank you so all you have done ,My children were very happy , first time hamburger to my wife. you are one of the special guest. I wish every day may have people like you . I bend my head to treat you . Thank you much greeting chan
Anna WallisNew Zealand
Our tour with Chan was everything we had hoped for and more. He gave us the real insiders guide to Sri Lanka we had dreamed of. Once Chan was sure of our wish list and our tolerance levels he set about making everything happen for us above and beyond. Our trip was jam packed with wonderful and surprising experiences from day 1 to day 16. Chan and Padme our driver were at all times professional, thorough and generous with their experience & expertise. We cannot recommend them highly enough. Huge thanks.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Madam Anna Wallis The tour with you was also my vacation , you treat us as a family . Never had a tour like this.sit together with every thing was wonderful.every penny you spend is in my heart. Mr Pete Mr Jemmy and Madam Lin was were wonderful people . I can understand how big is all the hearts.we ,, we all expecting you will be back and then we will treat to you as much as we can. I say in my way AYUBOWAN . you kept a big memories . huge hugs for all
Karyn KennyUnited States
Chan is the perfect example of why I keep booking with TBL. His tour was excellent. He is a bright, relaxed and caring guide. He takes the time to make sure that you get a true feeling, not only of Colombo, but also for how the people of Sri Lanka view life. He never rushed us, answered numerous questions with endless knowledge and patience, and made sure we saw all the major sites, even though we ran past our end time. Book him, he's great.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Madam your rating on me was great, This will help me to give more service people like you and made them happy greeting chan
Linda WardUnited Kingdom
What an absolutely amazing day. Chan is gracious and very accommodating. We did not expect to encounter the local culture to such a degree and really valued the opportunity to see how life is experienced in Sri Lanka. We met some wonderful people and ate some amazing food. The visit to the Elephant Orphanage was the primary reason for the tour and it really was exceptional however when factored in to the whole day our expectations were far surpassed.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Madam Thank you so much your wonderful sayings on me ,I always greatly respect you , it was also wonderful day to me . I wish you will be one day to Sri lanka greeting from sri lanka chan
Jean O.El Dorado Hills, CA, United States
It was a long drive to the elephant orphanage and Chan made it enjoyable and really interesting. I have some difficulty walking and Chan was there consistently to offer an arm or a hand. GREAT day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Thank you so much , I was really happy and help to you . people like you need to be in this world . you were very kind and advisable than you so much chan
Louise HandsUnited Kingdom
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sir
Cheung Siu WaHong Kong
I have been more than impressed by the excellent planning and detailed explanation and information by my tour guide Mr Chandana in Galle. Chan did his good job to show me that Galle is an excellent place with endless beaches, timeless heritages, famous seafood, garden of the word.....and welcoming people. I would recommend tourists who are interested in cultural and heritage to use his service.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much your wonderful comment on me . I would always welcome you once back sri lanka thank you so using our service Tour by locals greeting chan
Jean GashHouston, TX, United States
Chandana is a terrific guide and my family had a lot of fun on their trip to the elephant orphanage. And once again, the phrase "It's a small world" became the truth....Chandana used to work about 5 miles from where my mother lives in NJ! The ride to the elephant orphanage is a long one, but he made 2 stops on the way there....one to buy red coconuts so they could try them, and the other to sample some local foods. It was a great day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much , I really feel I done some thing for you , great that you think this way , please visit back to us greeting chan
Kenneth MayhallUnited States
We enjoyed our tour of the city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you sir , I appreciate our comment
Thomas NoonanUnited States
Despite being almost two hours late picking us up, Chan provided a very nice tour. The late start was due to Chan not obtaining the permit to enter the port. We could have still met at the appointed time outside the port gate (a short walk), if Chan had planed better. He was very apologetic. Despite the rocky start, the day was thoroughly enjoyable, and Chan was a wonderful guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear sir Thank you so much .
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: We are sorry about the delay and we will work with Chandana to make sure this does not happen again. A partial refund was issued.
Chan successfully helped us complete a highly customized business trip in Sri Lanka. Chan is one of the best tour guides you could have expected. He is very sensitive to customers' needs and knows exactly what we wanted. I also appreciate Chan's gentle manner, abundant knowledge and considerate thinking. Thank you Chan, for giving us a wonderful and memorable trip.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear sir Thank you so your appreciation, I bend my head to your way of thinking ,love to meet people like you , greet Thank you chan
We were very happy with Prabath on both days. He was flexible and informative. His English needs improving but this did not take away from our enjoyment of both tours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you so much , I really advice to Mr Prabath to learn better English
Jane LomasUnited Kingdom
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Dear
Chandana was flexible and informative and enthusiastic about showing us his country. We learned a lot. My advice, if you are planning on travelling this way, is to have a good idea about what you want to see, how long you want to spend in each place, because Chan can make your plans work. Also be specific about your expectations when it comes to accommodation, like if you want something close to shops, or with a/c or hot water, you will need to make it clear. We enjoyed our trip.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much , I am very happy hear this .
Chandana, thanks a million for making this trip so amazing!!! Sri Lanka is not a very well developed traveling place, but this is where the attractiveness is. Our tour guide made the travelling easy and smooth. We went to almost all the famous places but avoided tourists crowds at the same time. We chose a challenging trip, by motor bike, and covering extreme activity spots, fa most of which are hidden in the deep forests and mountains. Without a local tour guide it is almost impossible to reach to!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lisha Xu That was very nice tour with you , you were so great and flexible ,in that reason I could show you lot about the country . I wish you be definitely back to Sri Lanka .Thank you so much you sheared your with other travelers. greeting chan
What can I say?Chandana managed to give us the best honeymoon we could have never imagined thanks to his understanding of what we wanted exactly.He is such a nice man and his English is also excellent.He made sure that the tour he was making was specifically what we wanted and not only managed to reach our expectations but also more.We managed to see both touristic places,magnificent scenery,meet locals,interact with locals and even cook with them.It was amazing and we will surely be back.Thanks Chandana
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nicky Thank you so much .such a excellent comment on me I give my best wishes See you back Chanana
Jenna Hughes-anlarUnited States
My husband and I had an amazing and unforgettable vacation in Sri Lanka!! Chan is the first guide we have hired after visiting many countries independently. He was so knowledgable and open to show us what Sri Lanka is all about. He introduced us to new foods, beautiful beaches, and locals with character as well as his fellow village friends and family. He navigated unknown roads perfectly and we even let him book our safari for Yala Natl Park and managed to see 3 leopards along with many other animals.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jenna Thank you so much for your nice comment I appreciate thank you so much chandana
Russell IrishUnited States
I went to Sri Lanka on a whim. During my 6 days in Sri Lanka, I must say that I couldn't have asked for a better tour guide than Chan. Sites visited included the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Bluefield Tea Gardens and Nuwara Eliya, the city of Kandy, Galle, and quite a few other places. I left my hotel reservations up to Chan and he did not disappoint, all places had spectacular views and the essentials of what I would need... I'm excited to go back soon!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much sir , your words make me more than did
We took a crosscountry tour with Chan beginning of April and it was a great experience I can truly recommend! Chan is an experienced, knowledgeable guide who gives you a deep understanding of the country, its people and culture. We especially appreciated his flexibility as we were travelling with two small kids. Chan was excellent in organizing our trip and adopting to the needs of our boys. He really felt what they needed in advance and made sure the program fitted there moods on the fly. We loved it
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Madam It is great , Thank you so much , I bent already my head to you to say thank greeting chan
Naomi KneeshawSydney, NSW, Australia
Chan was an excellent guide who listened to our requests and provided the tour we wanted. He met us at the wharf as we disembarked from the Azamara and quickly got the tour underway. Chan is a thorough genteleman who I would gladly recommend to friends to provide a tour bylocals in Colombo. Gary Behm
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Naomi Kneeshaw Thank you so much for your great words on me , I bend my head to you greeting chandana
Chan is an excellent guide, a good English speaker, accommodating, cheerful, knowledgeable, very flexible. We spend a wonderful 11 days with him in Sri Lanka. We can recommend him to all and everyone. We proposed to him what we wanted to see and asked his opinion whether this would be possible in the time available to us. We'd like to thank Chan for the many new and interesting things he showed us in Sri Lanka.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sir Thank you so much , This is the best comment i ever got as I i think , wonderful no words to say thank greeting chan
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: A longer, glowing review was emailed to the guide, but we didn't have space to publish it in its entirety. Well done, Chandana!
Ronald HutchinsonUnited States
you will not hire a more professional and caring guide in all the world than Chandana. He took us off the normal tourist path to a local market where we sampled fruits that we never tasted before, we went to a typical neighbourhood and were invited into the homes of the locals which was a real treat, he hired the local tuck tucks and we toured around town and we visited a private tea plantation. All this plus we visited the highlight sites of Colombo. The day could not have been better. A 5 star tour
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sir Thank you so much for your kind words, on me . it makes my future and I feel I priced what I have done in the most better way I bend my head to you Thank you gteeting chandana
Barbara EisenbergUnited States
Chandana had a personal emergency on the day of our tour, but came to the port to meet us at 7am and make sure our plans were in order with his associate. He helped arrange a meeting for us with one of our friends. He is very kind and his English is very good. Thank you, Chandana
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for understanding , I really appreciate your comment . I heard it was a great day for you , and you were happy to meet your friend thank you so much greeting from sri lanka
Chandana was unable to take us on the tour due to an unexpected personal last minute commitment. He arranged for Prabath to be our guide. Prabath was friendly and very knowledgeable and proved to be an excellent guide. Sri Lanka was the "surprise" port for us on our cruise and surpassed all of our expectations. Thank you Chandana for your great communication and we all enjoyed the special goodies at the end of the tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am so sorry for you that I could not join you but I did utmost I could do , I thank you much about understanding i wish you good day chandana
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: In the unusual case where a guide can't personally deliver a tour, the traveler is notified in advance and given the opportunity to cancel or accept the substitute.
Excellent tour for and anyone on a cruise. We were picked up and dropped back to the port and were treated as VIP's
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much greeting from sri lanka chandana
Christy FulbrightUnited States
Chandana was kind, attentive and very helpful while I was touring with him. He listened to what I liked to do and customized the tours to fit me perfectly. He had a great attention to detail and made me feel safe. He also told great personal stories about Sri Lanka that were so helpful to me since this was my first time in Sri Lanka. I would very highly recommend Chandana to anyone looking for a most memorable tour of Sri Lanka.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much dear , I have tears in my eyes seen your comment , Oh wow dear Madam you have given me a life ,I never appreciate my service like this but you did , if there is any way more than thank I would defiantly give you , God created us but that was not all the father (he) giving me a lot , Thanks GOD .I am very happy Thank you from chandana
Teresa MacGregorUnited States
Our day out in the hill country with Chandana was amazing. He took great care in accommodating our interests and needs, and introduced us to a wondrous variety of sights and tastes. He was also very knowledgeable about Sri Lankan history and current affairs, so we learned a lot while we had fun. Thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for you great words on me
Chandana was very flex & really knowledgeable clearly very proud of his country which was terrific. We designed what we wanted with some great local stops along the way. Chandana even walked Kandy with us assisting us to bargain for a few interesting items. Went to a tea plantation and learnt about the whole process. Had a great driver which is good in this frenetic traffic. Very happy. Robyn
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you So much for your great words , I am happy that I have been done a good job,Please make your next trip also with Tours by Locals greeting from Sri lanka chandana
What a wonderful holiday I had with Chandana - in every respect it exceeded my expectations and I would recommend Chandana to anyone wishing to have a great holiday in Sri Lanka. Nothing was a problem to Chandana and he was very flexible to my sightseeing wishes. He was also very helpful with the planning stage of my 12 day tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for such a great comment , it makes me more encourage, thank you so much
Roberta (Bobbie) FostUnited States
Chandana was quite good, but not "excellent," which I consider near perfect. He explained a lot of what we saw and about the culture, but he didn't go into the detail a truly excellent guide would. He bought us pineapple and other fruit. The restaurant stops were excellent but took too long. We ran out of time and didn't see everything we were supposed to. Stop at gem factory was a rip off. Would have preferred to go to botanical garden. Stop trying to sell us stuff.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: First of all, I did not try to sell you anything but a few weeks ago I got a complain from another customer saying that I did not give them the chance to buy anything, for that reason I showed you the shopping place. In regards to the Botanical garden, I believe I showed you all the events you chose to see, since I am very flexible. Anyway thank you for appreciating the fruits I bought you and I apologize for any inconvenience. greetings chandana
Madelyn JonesUnited States
I had never experienced a tour with Tours by Locals; I must say tour guide was excellent, very knowledgeable and informative. I will use this tour service again. Thanks you much……
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your great comment
John ClasonUnited States
Chandanda was VERY accommodating and flexible during the tour, especially to our children (ages 8, 6, 4, and 18 months). He has extensive knowledge of the areas we visited, which included Udawalawe National Park, Nuwaraeliya, Kandy, and Pinnawela. He even went "the extra mile" and organized a special (and unexpected) day for the children which consisted of a train ride, playing/snorkeling at Matara beach, a visit to a "snake house", fishing with bamboo rods, and a meal in his home village. He's great!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much , from your words I earn a lot prizes thank you
Gill DrysdaleUnited Kingdom
This was an excellent tour, changed at the last minute to see more of Sri Lanka. A wonderful day and we were able to see some of the real country in a very personal way. Chan was a great guide and couldn't do enough for us - from welcoming us with lotus flowers to the end of the day. He was very knowledgeable and we found out an amazing amount about life in Sri Lanka. It was very well planned and exceeded our expectations - which were very high! Many thanks for a very special day!
Robert EkedahlBoise, ID, United States
Disappointing tour guide and itinerary. The itinerary may have been a communications problem. Chandana was not our guide. He may have been ok.
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: We're sorry to hear that this tour was less than satisfactory. We've clarified our policy about substitutions with Chandana and offered a partial refund to Mr. Ekedahl as compensation.
Debra BiloskirkaUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot great Chandana
Debra BiloskirkaUnited States
Excellent guide and an excellent tour! Very knowledgeable and a fun person. We saw a great deal of Colombo and environs. We had 10 people on this tour. Driver and guide were on time and had a new van which was very comfortable for this full day tour. Great value for the money.Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your great words , you always welcome to Sri Lanka ,greeting from Chandana Sri Lanka
Gail FrazierUnited States
Chandana was a superlative guide and representative of his country. He was gracious as well as very informative of the flora and fauna of Sri Lanka. He shared with us life in Sri Lanka and took very good care of us and provided any assistance that we needed. He had a spotless and comfortable van with a very capable driver. He guided our shopping endeavors.I highly recommend him to all travellers visiting Sri Lanka. Gail Frazier
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much it was the best comment and I am happy about my job, I hope same comment will fixed in the ship advertise wall as you said me , greeting from my heart and wish you happy festival time from chandana
Thank you Chandana for making us discover your country, though I know that we have only visited Colombo. The tour was most enchanting, especially the temple dedicated to Buddha. Chandana is also a very humane person, and we have appreciated his life philosophy and his knowledge.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Great , thank you for giving such good comment on me ,i am waiting for clients like you every day
Cynthia K ElliottUnited States
This was a lovely tour. Chanda is very knowledgeable and passionate about the tour highlights and his country. Chanda made this my tour based upon my feedback of what I wanted to see. He took his time and answered a million questions. As for the driver, I can't say enough!!! He is fabulous. I highly recommend this tour to anyone. This is more than a tour but also a history and cultural experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Madam Cynthia Elliott It was wonderful what I earned from you , wow amazing comment had I done so much, I feel very honer for you , you are absolutely adorable , Thanks you so much , come back again to my small paradise called SRI LANKA , I bend my head to you greeting chandana
Shameer SulaimanUnited Arab Emirates
chandan is very cooperative and nice . enjoyed the short time available on city tour. will recommend to friends.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Great Sir ,I thank you so much being given good Rank for me
Chan is a knowledgeable and very sincere guide.He treats us like a family and ensure we get the best experience out of what we are paying. The places we visited are great in itself and Chan had work to make sure that the trip pleasant and smooth throughout. Thank you once again!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Madam, I am very pleased to you giving so good feed back , thank for your kind comments on me, Join www.toursbylocals.com on you next destination with my colleague . greetings from sri lanka Chandana
I would definitely give 5 stars for my tour in Colombo Sri Lanka. Chananda treated us like good friends who were visiting his country. He was so knowledgeable, so kind and so helpful. I have taken many tours as I have travelled around the world and this tour was one of the best. Chananada made me see and understand his country and Iook forward to returning.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was very nice feed back for my service ,I am really feel I do some thing better.Thank you so much encouraging me , you are any time may come back to Sri Lanka ,I always give my service as my best, greetings chandana
Chan is very proud of his country and rightly so! We were transport in comfort to many places of interest and we were very enriched by the information Chan provided. The Vehicle weas very comfortable. We will return to Sri Lanka to enjoy further the special places of Colombo and other places in Sri Lanka. Thanks Chan
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Madam , Thank you so much , I am very happy on your comment,great I can be happy I did a good service , come back to sri Lanka I will show you lot more , I wish you very healthy life chan
Chandana was a very good guide. He has profound knowledge of Colombo, is helpful and adjusted the tour to our needs. For example, he took us to to see the house of a family in Colombo, as we had requested the tour to be focused on local customs. On time of the tour, pick up and drop of location he was very flexible.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sir , It was very nice comment , I really appreciate it and I feel I did a good job.we toursbylocals always flexible for your service.get your next vacation with my colleague in an another destination or with me , I am very glad on you greetings from Sri Lanka chandana
Chandana was the epitome of what I perceive a Buddhist to be: calm, polite, and helpful. He was also knowledgeable and gave us a good tour.
Letitia McMullanUnited Arab Emirates
Chandana was very flexible, provided interesting information during the tour and nothing was too much trouble.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks you all giving good comment on me. greetings from Sri Lanka chandana