Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Colombo-Sri-Lanka by Tour Guide Ruwan (Guide #5852)


Catherine Johnston

Australia
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Tour: #49998, Glory of Sri Lanka in 5 Days, Colombo, Sri Lanka    view tour
Date: Oct 31/18

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 Zonca

Italy
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Tour: #49998, Tour for Giovanni 3 days, Colombo, Sri Lanka    view tour
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!

Giovanni Dalla Zonca

Italy
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Tour: #53478, Private Colombo Day Tour, Colombo, Sri Lanka    view tour
Date: Jul 30/18

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 Greene

United States
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Tour: #53478, Private Colombo Day Tour, Colombo, Sri Lanka    view tour
Date: Apr 23/18

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

Barbara Sanger

Australia
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Tour: #53478, Private Colombo Day Tour, Colombo, Sri Lanka    view tour
Date: Apr 12/18

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 Waters

United States
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Tour: #53478, Private Colombo Day Tour, Colombo, Sri Lanka    view tour
Date: Apr 2/18

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) Hider

United States
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Tour: #53478, Private Colombo Day Tour, Colombo, Sri Lanka    view tour
Date: Mar 1/18

A delightful tour to the backwaters. Very hot day however great breezes on the backwater tour. Lunch was awesome.

Michael Naylor

United Kingdom
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Tour: #53478, Private Colombo Day Tour, Colombo, Sri Lanka    view tour
Date: Feb 19/18

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 Loeb

Atherton, CA, United States
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Tour: Colombo - Private Day Tour (8 Hours), Colombo, Sri Lanka
Date: Jan 13/18

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 Mcilhenny

United States
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Tour: #49998, Glory of Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka    view tour
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!

Robert Waldbaum Md

manhasset, NY, United States
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Tour: Colombo Day Tours For Cruise Ship Passengers, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Date: Nov 5/17

Ruwan was an excellent guide. He was professional , flexible, informed and enjoyable to spend time with.

Wendy G.

University Park, MDM, United States
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Tour: Colombo - global art project, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Date: Oct 25/17

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 Bream

United States
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Tour: #49998, Glory of Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka    view tour
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!!!

Jeffrey Batten

United States
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Tour: Colombo - Private Day Tour (8 Hours), Colombo, Sri Lanka
Date: Sep 12/17

Alice Bicklein

United States
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Tour: #58618, Galle City Tour (8 hrs, Day tour) for Cruise Ship Passengers / visitors, Galle, Sri Lanka    view tour
Date: Jun 12/17

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
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Tour: Colombo Day Tours For Cruise Ship Passengers, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Date: Apr 16/17

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.

John Dugan

Canada
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Tour: #53478, Colombo Day Tours For Cruise Ship Passengers, Colombo, Sri Lanka    view tour
Date: Apr 10/17

An outstanding tour. Excellent guide with lots of information and a very original itinerary. Much appreciated.. Thank you.

Lynette Lanham

Australia
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Tour: #49998, Glory of Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka    view tour
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.

Louise Voyer

Ottawa, ON, Canada
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Tour: #58618, Galle City Tour (8 hrs, Day tour) for Cruise Ship Passengers / visitors, Galle, Sri Lanka    view tour
Date: Mar 15/17

Ruwan was very informative and he provided an interesting trip to Galle to see the splendid fortress. On the way, we stopped at a historical tea plantation, a Buddhist temple and a turtle hatchery. Both driver and guide were professional and dedicated, the air conditioned van was comfortable. The itinerary allowed us to truly enjoy the countryside. Ruwan provided an excellent tour for value. Our group of friends from the ship were very happy with the excursion and would highly recommend his services.

Charles Crawford

United States
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Tour: #49998, Glory of Sri Lanka 7 Days, Colombo, Sri Lanka    view tour
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.

Marilyn Llewellyn

United Kingdom
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Tour: #53478, Colombo Day Tours For Cruise Ship Passengers, Colombo, Sri Lanka    view tour
Date: Feb 6/17

Ruwan was very helpful and informative. Thank you :)

Robert Schmauder

United States
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Tour: #49973, Quick show of Colombo (4hrs, Day tour), Colombo, Sri Lanka    view tour
Date: Jan 28/17

Maria Hoosang

Hong Kong
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Tour: #49998, Maria Siu & the group, Colombo, Sri Lanka    view tour
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
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Tour: #49998, Glory of Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka    view tour
Date: Dec 20/16

A very good and personalised tour.Well worth the money

Wojciech Golebiowski

Poland
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Tour: #49998, Wojciech Golebiowski, Colombo, Sri Lanka    view tour
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

Malaysia
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Tour: #49998, Glory of Sri Lanka 6Nights and 7Days, Colombo, Sri Lanka    view tour
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

Tim E.

United Kingdom
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Tour: Special round sri lanka private tour For Tim Embleton, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Date: Jul 4/16

We travelled to Sri Lanka for 12 days in July 2016. A first trip for my family but a return after 10 years for me so we were quite clear on our itinerary and so we had a bespoke tour (note - travelling in Sri Lanka can take longer than expected so don't plan too much!!). We spoke to Ruwan on the phone before we left England and we were met at the airport very clearly and easily. Ruwan made our whole trip a wonderful experience and I would highly recommend both him and tours by locals. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your review.It was awesome to be with you all.

David Falconer

Australia
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Tour: Private round Tour sri lanka 16 days For David Falconer, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Date: Jun 19/16

Our original guide advised of a medical condition 3 weeks prior to our tour however Ruwan agreed to act as our guide at short notice. We could not be happier with Ruwan. He was clean, spoke good English and had a wicked sense of humour complimentary to our Aussie humour. The van was kept clean and he drove safely. He reviewed our itinerary and offered excellent adjustments. He showed great knowledge of all parts of our tour. He was an asset to our tour and we could not recommend him more highly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your review.It was awesome to be with you both.

Jason Mighdoll

United States
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Tour: #49998, Glory of Sri Lanka for Guest Jason Mighdoll, Colombo, Sri Lanka    view tour
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.

David Ury

United Kingdom
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Tour: #53478, Colombo Day Tour For Guest Davidury, Colombo, Sri Lanka    view tour
Date: Mar 24/16

5 out of 5 for Ruwan who was extremely attentive and knowledgeable. My wife and I were shown all the major sites in Colombo and we had very interesting conversations over tea, covering the political history of this diverse and fascinating country. I would definitely recommend Ruwan as a guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear sir, Thank you very much for your review.look forward to serve you again. Best regards Ruwan

Kathleen Ross

United States
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Tour: #49998, Sri Lanka 3 days tour for Kathleen Ross, Colombo, Sri Lanka    view tour
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.

Tom Kucera

United States
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Tour: Colombo City tour in 4 hours, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Date: Oct 25/15

Ruwan is an experienced guide who speaks good English. His knowledge of the city and it's traditions was excellent. We had some specific changes which he accommodated easily.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sir,Thank you very much for your review.Look forward serve you in future too.

Janice Pugliese

United States
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Tour: #53478, Colombo Day Tours For Cruise Ship Passengers, Colombo, Sri Lanka    view tour
Date: Sep 30/15

Ruwan gave an excellent tour of Colombo, Sri Lanka. He was very knowledgeable and helpful. We couldn't have asked for a better person. We'd rate our experience a 5 out of 5. Thank you for a wonderful day in Colombo. Jan and Frank Pulgliese

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sir, Thank you very much for your review.It was very much pleasure to show you around.

Marissa Parungao

Philippines
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Tour: #50441, Kandy city tour (10Hours) for Marissa Parungao, Kandy, Sri Lanka    view tour
Date: Sep 22/15

I have toured Colombo, Kandy & Pinnawala elephant orphanage with Ruwan. Long drives but he made sure I'm comfortable. And attended to very well. Every sights he showed me to are all very interesting and well worth the visit. He is a very cheerful friendly guide. His Spoken English is superb and he is very efficient. His services is highly recommended to people visiting Sri Lanka and seeking a reputable tour guide. My soecial thanks to the driver who has been with us the entire time of the tour as well.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Madam, Thank you very much for your review.It was great to serve you.

Marissa Parungao

Philippines
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Tour: #58618, Galle City Tour (8 hrs, Day tour) for Cruise Ship Passengers / visitors, Galle, Sri Lanka    view tour
Date: Sep 21/15

It's my first visit to Sri Lanka and it made things and moving around a lot convenient with the help of my tour guide Ruwan. Ruwan speaks very fluent English. His knowledge about the history of Sri Lanka, particularly of those places we have visited are explained fully well and clear. He is a dependable guide, always making sure guess is having fun and safe. He always have a big smile and always respond to queries promptly. Ruwan's services is highly recommended for those visitors visiting Sri Lanka.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Madam, Thank you very much for your review.It was great to serve you.

Caroline K.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #49998, Glory of Sri Lanka tour for Mrs.Caroline Knudsen, Colombo, Sri Lanka    view tour
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

Singapore
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Tour: #49998, Glory of Sri Lanka for Guest Shanice., Colombo, Sri Lanka    view tour
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 review.love to show you again.It was awesome experience with you both and little angels. Thanks again Ruwan

Valerie Coupland

Australia
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Tour: #49973, Colombo Day Tours (8 hrs, Day tour) for Guest Valerie Coupland, Colombo, Sri Lanka    view tour
Date: May 8/15

After an initial delay because of the time guides were allowed to enter the port area, we had an absolutely wonderful day. Ruwan was a very caring and considerate guide, especially since the heat was uncomfortable for some in the group. We saw and experienced the city, it's history and culture and learned much about the different outside influences which have shaped this fascinating city. Adjustments were made easily to allow for our needs and interests. The day was rounded off with a wonderful cup of tea

Bruce Kennedy

Canada
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Tour: Grand Colombo Private tour for Bruce Kennedy, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Date: Mar 21/15

Ruwan and I share passion for new knowledge. He was very open with me about life in Colombo and thus we spent a very enrichening day. He was accommodating in every way and the program he planned for my one day visit was very good use of time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear sir, Thank you very much for your review.it was very nice to serve you.look forward to serve you.Best regards,Ruwan

David Herstein

United States
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Tour: #49973, Colombo Day Tours (8 hrs, Day tour) for Mr.David Herstein, Colombo, Sri Lanka    view tour
Date: Mar 15/15

Ruwan's tour of Colombo was more than adequate. We were able to see most of the tourist highlights of the city and had a delightful afternoon tea at the Grand Oriental Hotel from which we could see our cruise ship. We spent a bit too much time shopping at several stops, time which could have been used more constructively.

Hollie Lindauer

United States
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Tour: Sri Lanka tour - for Hollie Lindauer, Negombo, Sri Lanka
Date: Feb 19/15

Having Ruwan as our guide with a separate driver worked out extremely well for us. This was our first trip to Sri Lanka and we packed a great deal of travel into our itinerary. Ruwan was helpful in sorting out what we wanted to see and was able to advise us further once he got to know us. We booked our own hotels ahead of time and coordinated with him. Ruwan's english language skills and cultural understanding of westerners was terrific. We hope to get back again soon for another tour with Ruwan.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear madam, Thank you very much for your review.It was very nice and happy to show you around sri lanka.

Mary Ann Barran

Canada
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Tour: #49998, Glory of Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka    view tour
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

Jan R.

United States
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Tour: #49973, Colombo Day Tours (8 hrs, Day tour) for Mrs.Jan Ralph, Colombo, Sri Lanka    view tour
Date: Jan 29/15

We enjoyed our tour of Colombo with Ruwan. He was warm and friendly and very knowledgeable about the city. He showed us the daily life of the people.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your review.

Carol Davies

United States
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Tour: #49973, Quick show of Colombo (4hrs, Day tour), Colombo, Sri Lanka    view tour
Date: Jan 26/15

Ruwan was wonderful...we had a great day with him. His English is super, and his driving even better!! (which is very important in Colombo!) Thank you Ruwan.

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

Rebecca Mollica

Australia
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Tour: Sri Lanka tour - 17 days for Bec Mollica, Negombo, Sri Lanka
Date: Jan 2/15

Excellent tour with our driver and guide Jerome. He was professional, helpful and taught us a lot about the life and culture in Sri Lanka. The car was a very modern and large van so was very comfy for driving around and we always felt safe with Jerome. He suggested extra places we could stop on the way once he knew what we were interested in but was never pushy if we did not want to stop somewhere. Can not fault out tour. Was fantastic and exceeded our expectations.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks you very much for your review.

Leslie Nathan

United States
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Tour: #53478, Colombo Day Tours For Cruise Ship Passengers, Colombo, Sri Lanka    view tour
Date: Oct 27/14

Ruwan was fabulous! He went out of his way to make sure we experienced the best and most interesting aspects of the city! He was very informative, and we had a great time!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Madam, Thank you very much for your review.it was great to be with you all and show in and out of Colombo.Look forward to serve you again.Have safe journey.Best regards ruwan

Zoe Darlington

Sri Lanka
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Tour: Sri Lanka tour - 7nights / 8days for Mrs Zoe Darlington, Negombo, Sri Lanka
Date: Oct 12/14

Ruwan exceeded our expectations of this tour by a million times. He and his driver were amazing. From the moment we were picked up from the airport to the end of our trip, we were looked after in a professional and at the same time very personable manner. Ruwan has an incredible knowledge of Sri Lanka and its history and shared this with us to the full. We have 3 children, aged 13,11 and 9, and Ruwan was able to bring Sri Lanka alive for all of us. Anyone who gets Ruwan as a guide is blessed.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Madam, Thank you very much for your great review.It was great to be with your family during your trip here.I appreciate and remember your kindness and humanity that you have shown to Sri Lankan society during just 1 week of travel in Sri Lanka.Love to see your beautiful family again. Best regards,ruwan ruwan

Lisa White

Australia
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Tour: #49998, Sri Lanka tour 11th -14th August, Hatton, Sri Lanka    view tour
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

Joshua Beeler

United States
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Tour: Grand Colombo Private tour for joshua beeler, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Date: Jul 14/14

Ruwan's tour of Colombo was excellent. He was very knowledgeable of the history of Colombo and Sri Lanka. I received a quick education of the colonial periods of Sri Lanka, as well as more recent history, including relations with India and the civil war. We visited numerous historical landmarks in Colombo, a Buddhist temple, a market, saw some views, and ate some local fare. He was also able to answer my questions about modern life and culture in Sri Lanka, and how the country is changing. Great day tour!

Yuri Kivshar

Australia
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Tour: Sri Lanka tour - 7nights / 8days, Negombo, Sri Lanka
Date: Apr 19/14

Our family of 4 did a tour of SL in 04/2014. Ruwan was extremely friendly, polite, and knowledgeable. He is very clear, precise and spoke English very well. Ruwan gave us a lot of insights into SL life and culture. Much of the knowledge we gained from him is not in guides or other sources, it was a true local experience. Ruwan had a lot of patience, he accommodated to our individual needs and adjusted the tour accordingly. We would highly recommend Ruwan to anyone looking to travel to SL. Thank you Ruwan

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear sir, Thank you very much for your review.It was great and proud to serve you.

Gordon Hall

United States
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Tour: #53478, Colombo Day Tours For Cruise Ship Passengers, Colombo, Sri Lanka    view tour
Date: Apr 10/14

adjust tour to meet our desires. very flexible.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your review.it was very nice to meet and serve you. Look forward to serve you in the future too.

Tricia Redd

United States
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Tour: Colombo Day Tours (8 hrs, Day tour) for Tricia Redd, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Date: Apr 3/14

Sri Lanka and Ruwan exceeded our expectations! The Sri Lankan people were so friendly and showed such a lively interest in us, as we were with them. Ruwan took us to places where you don't find the tour groups and we saw the locals in their daily lives. When we visited the ancient Buddhist temple, he ran around to shops, buying fabric and flowers to make sure we were appropriately dressed for the event. He took pride in his work as a guide and his car was so immaculate! I highly recommend Ruwan as a guide

Melanne Miller

United States
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Tour: #53478, Colombo Day Tours For Cruise Ship Passengers, Colombo, Sri Lanka    view tour
Date: Feb 7/14

Ruwan was an excellent guide. He is very knowledgeable and knows the areas and sites well. He was very helpful with my husband who uses a mobility scooter in knowing where the scooter could be used to see the sites.

Janice Behrendt

United States
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Tour: Colombo Day Tours (8 hrs, Day tour), Colombo, Sri Lanka
Date: Jan 30/14

Ruwan was a fabulous tour guide! He was courteous, punctual, knowledgeable, and willing to please. Everyone in our group wants to thank him for a great tour of Colombo! We would highly recommend Ruwan to everyone that is visiting his area.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Madam, Thank you very much for your review.It was great to show you around Colombo during your stay in Sri Lanka. Look forward to serve you in future as well. Best regards

Garth R.

Australia
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Tour: #49973, Colombo Day Tours (8 hrs, Day tour), Colombo, Sri Lanka    view tour
Date: Jan 20/14

There no fault of ours we were delayed an hour at the hotel before the tour began. Ruwan waited patiently for us and then was in full swing once the tour began. We found him very informative and we covered off the key sites that we wanted to do. His English is good and we found him friendly and a pleasure to deal with. We would happily use him again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sir, Thank you very much for your review.I hope to show you around Sri Lanka in the future. Best regards. ruwan

Dileep Nair

Singapore
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Tour: Sri Lanka grand tour - 12 nights / 13 days, Negombo, Sri Lanka
Date: Nov 30/13

Ruwan is a very competent and obliging guide who did his best to give us a very enjoyable 13-day tour of Sri Lanka. He is knowledgeable and full of interesting local minutiae of the places we visited. I thoroughly recommend him to anyone wanting to have a personalised tour of Sri Lanka.

Teresa MacGregor

United States
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Tour: #50441, Kandy city tour (8Hours), Kandy, Sri Lanka    view tour
Date: Nov 8/13

Ruwan is a knowledgeable, friendly, accommodating and inventive tour guide. We had a wonderful dawn to dusk tour of Kandy and its environs with him. It was a fun day out. Thank you!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Madam, Thank you very much for your review.It was great to show you in and around Kandy. Thanks again.Look forward to serve you in future as well.

Ardna Delissen-Curran

United Kingdom
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Tour: #49998, Sri Lanka tour 4th -7th November, Hatton, Sri Lanka    view tour
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.

Peter Adams

Stourbridge, WEST MIDS, United Kingdom
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Tour: Grand Colombo Private tour for Peter Adams, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Date: Mar 24/13

Excellent tour from the visit to the temples, the markets and the old colonial hotel where the Englishman can enjoy a good cup of tea. Ruwan was an excellent guide and made the day memorable.

Maribel Lago

United Kingdom
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Tour: #49998, Sri Lanka tour 13th March, Colombo, Sri Lanka    view tour
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.

Linda Albert

United States
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Tour: Grand Colombo Private tour for LindaAlbert, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Date: Mar 7/13

This was a great tour. I would give it the highest rating, five. There were 8 of us and everyone was pleased. Ruwan is knowledgable and very interesting to listen to. His English is excellent. The van and driver was excellent too. One of the best port tours we have had on this cruise.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Madam, Thank you very much for your review.wish you will have a safe and enjoyable journey.Look forward to serve you in future too. Best regards.Ruwan

Amy Paul

United States
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Tour: #49973, Galle City Tour (8 hrs, Day tour), Colombo, Sri Lanka    view tour
Date: Dec 9/12

A pleasure and honor to tour with

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks.Look forward to serve you in future as well.

Amy Paul

United States
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Tour: #49973, Grand Colombo Tour (8 hrs, Day tour), Colombo, Sri Lanka    view tour
Date: Dec 8/12

He made our entire trip' He was charming,informitive and a pleasure to be aroud. His smile lite up the tour. I would recommend him to anyone visiting Sri Lanka. We really lucked out. The van and driver were top notch. Kudos to him Amy Paul

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Madam, Thank you very much for your review.It was very nice and pleasure to serve you. You and other guests were very nice,kind and gave me a good opportunity to show you in and out attractions of Colombo. look forward to serve you in future as well. Best regards and happy journey. Ruwan

Loma Mier

Philippines
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Tour: Guiding service only package, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Date: Nov 30/12

Good guide

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your comments here and all the hand written reviews on my guests comments book.look forward to see you again in future.

James La Rosa

United States
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Tour: #49973, Grand Colombo Tour (8 hrs, Day tour), Colombo, Sri Lanka    view tour
Date: Nov 25/12

The best way to improve the tour would have been to have cold water available or to make frequent stops to get water. Ruwan was very knowledgeable and a nice person to spend the day with.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sir,Thank you very much for your review.It was very nice to guide you around Colombo.Yes.I appreciate your suggestions.I will make sure the availability of cold water and a cool box in the van.