Hello! We want to sincerely thank Sri Lanka Wide Tours for making Sri Lanka one of our most enjoyable holidays ever. Went for a whirlwind of an adventure in Sri Lanka – 3 girls conquering 6 cities in 8 days with 1 101% reliable driver: Shiran!
Started our booking enquires with Darshana who proved himself to be one of the most patient persons we have ever dealt with. Think: 64 emails, yes I mean it. 64 emails to and fro as we fretted over the choice of cities to accommodation to time management. But Darshana responded every single email swiftly with generous advice and great patience. He quoted us very reasonably as well and we already felt safe in his virtual hands!
Upon reaching Colombo, we were greeted promptly and enthusiastically by Shiran at the airport and he is the epitome of Sri Lankan hospitality. He felt more like a friend to us and we have been greatly blessed to have him with us as he is the GEM in Sri Lanka. Through the 8 days, Shiran skilfully drove us from Colombo-Kithugala-Nurawaya Eliya-Ella-Mirissa-Colombo. Despite all the twists and turns along some roads, Shiran proves to be one of the most trusted drivers we have ever met as he carefully navigates through all the streets to keep us safe and sound. And if you are talking about hospitality – I don’t know how to beat this standard. He hosted us in his hometown Nurawaya Eliya, and his parents and neighbours all came to greet us too. His mother even whipped us up one of the best meals we had: what else but the authentic curry and rice
Shiran even cleverly suggested for us to visit Mirissa (which wasn’t originally planned) and we caught sight of the beautiful whales there. Shiran speaks perfect English so you will have no problem at all if you are looking to communicate with him in English. The ever-efficient Shiran is always punctual, oh wait i mean more than punctual because he is always early and waiting for us! He never fails to accommodate us – be it with our itienarary change, Sri Lankan questions about the history, or even our nonsensical sense of humour.
We have too many examples to cite, let’s just say for instance when we wanted to buy some mangoes, Shiran would fetch us to the market and even magically produce a knife so that we can cut them up when we went back to the hotel (we found out he bought it himself for us!). And he will even advise us on when/how/how-not to tip some of tourist-trapping locals.
Hahaha it has been such a joy travelling and learning about Sri Lanka with him and I highly recommend Shiran to any one who wants to have a beautiful Sri Lankan experience. Thank you Sri Lanka Wide Tours, Darshana and definitely Shiran. You guys made Sri Lanka one of the best holidays we can ask for
Warm regards from Singapore,
Paige, Jing, Andrea
We would like to thank you, and say how much we enjoyed our
travels in Sri Lanka. It was a great success largely due to our fantastic
driver, lovely Shiran. Our hotels most of which he had not visited before
were off the beaten track and so not easy to find. but without fail he
delivered safely on each occasion. His use of the English language
was the best we encountered and made life so much easier.
We would love to return to your wonderful country and would not hesitate to use your company again.
Sue and Mike Weston
Feedback on Driver Shiran
Good afternoon, Darshana.
I spent two days in Sri Lanka on October 11 – 12 with Shiran as my driver. I just wanted to let you know that I had a very nice time and Shiran did an excellent job. He was professional, and most importantly, a very safe driver. I was very glad that he did not talk on his mobile or text when driving. He was good about making suggestions, finding places to visit, and accommodating my schedule. I will recommend Sri Lanka Wide Tours to my friends and coworkers who visit Sri Lanka and would be happy to have him as my driver next time I visit.
Ms. Caroline Oshiro
Doha Qatar / Seattle USA