TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for nice feedback. It was very nice to meet you and hope to see you in Sri Lanka again.
Helen BirtwhistleUnited States
Ruwan was a wonderful guide! He was very knowledgeable about Galle and took us to all the major highlights. We were an hour late because of the ships tender problems and he waited for us! We had a fantastic day! I highly recommend Ruwan!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Helen, It was very nice to meet you and I am happy that you have enjoyed the tour in Galle. Hope to see you again in Sri Lanka.
Thomas KleinmanUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear sir, thank you for your review. It was very nice to meet you and I hope to see you in Sri Lanka again.
Alan AndersonUnited States
Ruwan was extremely helpful in explaining the culture. Had an excellent lunch and would recommend him for any tour
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear sir, Thank you for nice review. I am happy that you have enjoyed the tour with me and I hope to see you in Sri Lanka again.
Ruwan perfectly organised everything from picking us up from the ship to time management to get back to the ship in time and see as much as possible of what we aligned upfront. He was organising all in Pinnawala, showed us interesting places there and organised a perfect place for elephant riding and bathing. He is familiar with the places and people and was a great help to really enjoy the day, which ended at 2 temples in Colombo. He could have talked more to us on the way back to Colombo.
JoAnn A.United States
Pamela H.MESA, AZ, United States
Thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Ruwan & driver were excellent. He managed the time perfectly & we saw everything we were promised & a bit more. It was a beautiful day. There were 7 of us on the tour & he got us in & out of every venue with confidence & ease. He was extremely knowledgeable & friendly too. We highly recommend his services to visit Colombo!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for nice comment. I am happy that you have enjoyed the tour and mainly Colombo. Hope to see you again. Best regards Ruwan
We are 3 couples who visited Colombo by cruise ship, so we had no time to waste (so much to see!) and selected a private guided tour. Prior to our trip, we had questions about places to visit and Ruwan gave us suggestions for travel and responded to our emails promptly. Ruwan is a very knowledgeable travel guide, friendly and well-organized. We highly recommend Ruwan - thanks so much, Ruwan, for showing us Colombo and explaining its history!
John ManryUnited States
Cynthia CasserlyUnited States
Ruwan was great. 5 star rating! A fun day!
Charles ClendeninDavis, CALIFORNIA, United States
I just completed an eight day tour of Sri Lanka with Ruwan. The overall tour was great. Ruwan is very knowledgeable of Sri Lanka and of all the sights we visited. He is flexible if you wish to amend your plans for the day. He is very personable and very professional. He definitely made the trip great for me. I highly recommend Ruwan for your travels in Sri Lanka!! I am a solo traveler who dislikes tour groups so this type of tour with Ruwan was perfect.
Ruwan was excellent and so was Sampath the driver. Ruwan gave us just the right amount of information we needed at the time and also listened to what we were interested in doing and not doing and catered for that. Sirigiya was excellent as was Dambulla and all the other places he showed us. Highly recommend Ruwan. Thanks Ruwan for a great time and also for lots of happy times.
Giovanni Dalla ZoncaItaly
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!
Giovanni Dalla ZoncaItaly
Ruwan is professional, precise, smiling and friendly. We had a family travel in Sri Lanka and he helped us to really enjoy his wonderful country. Colombo tour was perfect and his smile gave it a special touch. Thanks!
Anne GreeneUnited States
We spent a great evening and full day with Ruwan. We had dinner at a great hotel. Did everything on the itinerary and also had time for some great shopping. His driver was also excellent and helpful. They were knowledgeable and interesting. I would recommend
Ruwan was an excellent guide and very friendly, unfortunately the traffic was very heavy the day we did our tour so we weren't able to see the markets which was disappointing.
Frances WatersUnited States
Thanks to Ruwan this turned out to be a fantastic day. What a beautiful area and we cover a lot in such a short period of time. THANK YOU!
Wesley- Ava. (Pixie) HiderUnited States
A delightful tour to the backwaters. Very hot day however great breezes on the backwater tour. Lunch was awesome.
Michael NaylorUnited Kingdom
Excellent day tour with a guide who was knowledgeable not only on what he was showing us but also the history, politics and religion of Sri Lanka. We would have gone on another tour with Ruwan but, not surprisingly, he was already busy.
Ila LoebAtherton, CA, United States
Duwan, our guide in Colombo, Sri Lanka was excellent, personable, very knowledgeable about his city and country and provided great incite into the area. Ruwan planned well and was able to fit everything we wanted to see and do into our time frame. Would gladly arrange another tour with Ruwan should we return to Sri Lanka.
William McilhennyUnited States
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!
Robert Waldbaum Mdmanhasset, NY, United States
Ruwan was an excellent guide. He was professional , flexible, informed and enjoyable to spend time with.
Brian D.University Park, MDM, United States
Ruwan was enthusiastic and interesting and dedicated to the success of our unique project. He quickly adapted to the specific needs of the project and committed to resolve challenges as our work together proceeded. His attitude and perseverance were greatly appreciated, and he provided valuable insights into the culture and people of Colombo. We also appreciated his recommendations for a visit to Kandy City and his help in arranging a guide/translator in that area. Thank you, Ruwan, for your help.
Karl BreamUnited States
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!!!
Jeffrey BattenUnited States
Alice BickleinUnited States
Our group really enjoyed the trip to Galle. In addition the turtle hatchery was very interesting and the 150 year old tea plantation was special. What a treat it was to visit this beautiful plantation where they were still using the original equipment to process the tea. This is truly a working tea museum.
Arnold W.United States
Ruwan was a superb tour guide and extremely knowledgeable. He is anxious to please. I arranged a tour for 4 people and we were comfortable in his van while he explained what/where we were going to do. We learned so much about the culture. He accommodated us with local currency when we were short. I would not hesitate to use him again.
An outstanding tour. Excellent guide with lots of information and a very original itinerary. Much appreciated.. Thank you.
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.