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


Tao Zeng

China
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Tour: #53478, Private Colombo Day Tour, Colombo, Sri Lanka    view tour
Date: Feb 27/20

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 Birtwhistle

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: Feb 26/20

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 Kleinman

United States
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Tour: #53478, Private Colombo 6hrs tour, Colombo, Sri Lanka    view tour
Date: Feb 25/20

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 Anderson

United States
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Tour: #53478, Private Colombo Day Tour, Colombo, Sri Lanka    view tour
Date: Feb 21/20

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.

Louis Baravalle

Austria
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Tour: Pinnawala Day tour for Louise, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Date: Dec 31/19

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
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Tour: Pinnawala Day tour for JoAnn, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Date: Dec 23/19

Sandra Beath

Canada
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Tour: #53478, Private Colombo Day Tour, Colombo, Sri Lanka    view tour
Date: Nov 18/19

Pamela H.

MESA, AZ, United States
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Tour: #53478, Private Colombo Day Tour, Colombo, Sri Lanka    view tour
Date: Apr 7/19

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

Tamara Tchekansky

Canada
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Tour: #53478, Private Colombo Day Tour, Colombo, Sri Lanka    view tour
Date: Mar 28/19

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 Manry

United States
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Tour: #53478, Private Colombo Day Tour, Colombo, Sri Lanka    view tour
Date: Feb 12/19

Cynthia Casserly

United States
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Tour: #53478, Private Colombo Day Tour for Cynthia, Colombo, Sri Lanka    view tour
Date: Feb 9/19

Ruwan was great. 5 star rating! A fun day!

Charles Clendenin

Davis, CALIFORNIA, United States
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Tour: Tailor made tour for Charles, Negombo, Sri Lanka
Date: Nov 8/18

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.

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.

Brian D.

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.


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