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I just wanted to write to thank you all at Ceylon Escapes for your help in arranging our recent tour of Sri Lanka. In particular thanks to Ajith our driver, who was with us for the entire trip. He was so professional, helpful, polite and knowledgeable and made our tour a fantastic experience for my family and I. He is a credit to your company and hope at some point we get to experience his excellent service again.

Chris McKillop & Family

April 2023

Keith

April 2023

I just wanted to let you know we had a wonderful trip with Hasantha and we wanted to thank you for all the help planning and booking our trip. Hasantha was amazing – kind, patient, informative and flexible. He made our trip a wonderful experience. We will leave a review on TripAdvisor and refer our friends to you whenever we can.

We just wanted to send you an email to thank you so much for all the help we received from you, in putting together our fantastic Sri Lankan holiday. We had the most amazing holiday ever!! All the hotels and destinations we visited in the itinerary you put together were all unique and stunning in every aspect.

Allan Ball & Family

April 2023

Justin

April 2023

I just wanted to let you know what a fantastic holiday we had in your beautiful country. We felt very safe in Sarath’s hands, and his driving and coordination of the busy roads was exceptional. The transport provided was to the highest standard and we enjoyed the whole trip in comfort.

A brilliant holiday to a truly magical country and wonderfully arranged by Ceylon Escapes. This ranged from prompt responses to every email to helpful and honest advice when arranging the trip to a seamless time travelling round all the great sites / locations. Thank you for a great trip, including especially to Amila my guide!

Anne

United Kingdom

Peter Almqvist

Sweden

Just came back from 2 weeks trip including a 9 days tour with guide. We have had some excellent days with our guide – very interesting 9 days tour, very informative and reliable guide. One of the best trips we have been on and we can very much recommend Ceylon Escapes as well as our guide Weere (Tilak Weerawardana). Many thanks to all of you at CeylonEscapes.

I wanted to thank the Ceylon Escapes team and in particular Nilantha for taking care of us on our 3 day trip to Girithale and Polonnaruwa. Nothing was too much trouble, including our numerous requests to stop and take photos. He also organised a great elephant safari at Minneriya. Thanks for making our trip to Sri Lanka so special.

Asela Rodrigo

United Kingdom

Suzanne Latulippe

Netherlands

Excellent service! From the start, staff was very responsive to my emails, requests, change of dates, itinerary, etc. We received clear and detailed quotes in a timely manner. We had two drivers because of our itinerary, they were both fantastic, cannot fault them. Both very friendly, professional, very knowledgeable about Sri lanka, and excellent drivers. I recommend Ceylon Escapes without hesitation. Keep up the good work, you’re doing a fantastic job!

16 days in Sri Lanka with Shantha I am very happy to recommend Ceylon Escapes as their service has been exceptional from start to finish. Ceylon Escapes will arrange your whole itinerary for you but I enjoy the task of putting together holiday itineraries myself,..

Jenny and Mac

United Kingdom

Catherine et Thierry

Belgium

Voyage itinérant exceptionnel avec notre super chauffeur Sarath Nous avons réalisé un circuit inoubliable de 14 jours en nous adressant à Ceylon Escapes, agence sérieuse et efficace. Les échanges de courriel avec Ranmini étaient rapides et ses réponses complÚtes.hésiter.

We travaled through Sri Lanka from 3 till 17th of february. Our host, more then an driver or guide was MR Ervin. What a great experience and what a pleasure to drive with him through this beautifull country. Everything was well arranged by ceylon escapes. An advise from us should be to pick your own hotels. There is plenty of space and then you can decide one day in advance that you will drive further on or stay longer at a place. Mr. Ervin was our help on the whole trip, he did everything to make our holiday an unforgetable one. Many thanks to him!! Sandra & Jos the Netherlands

Jos Den Otter

Netherlands

Winston Wickremeratne

Australia

Weerawardhan or ‘Weere’ was are chauffeur for eight days whilst we toured Nuwera Eliya, Kandy and Hikkaduwa. He picked us up at Negambo and finally dropped us off in Colombo. Weera was an exceptional person and driver, he was safe on the busy and unpredictable roads and traffic in Sri Lanka,.

This was our second trip to Sri Lanka, and we used Ceylon Escapes for part of each holiday. Our driver/guide this time was Tissa, and we couldn’t have been happier with his professionalism and expertise. As a driver, he was always calm and careful, despite the mayhem around him. He took pride in keeping the minibus clean, and was always punctual and friendly. As a guide, he taught us a great deal about Buddhism and Sri Lankan history, in answer to our constant questions, and knew a lot about birds, too – another interest of ours.

Jocelyn and Andy

United Kingdom

Preeti

India

Mr Thilak who was our chauffeur picked us up from Colombo, right from the day he picked us up to the time he dropped us at the airport 7 days later, he had a charming disposition, never once losing his cool or getting upset about anything.

We are just on our way back from a wonderful week of holiday in enchanting Sri Lanka, and the four of us wanted to warmly thank Ajith Perera again for being with us along the way. In the course of our trip Ajith has not only made us feel safe on chaotic roads but he also arranged with kindness for all our wishes to come true whilst providing helpful insights. We would strongly recommend Ajith to whoever wants to discover Sri Lanka with a first class driver! Blandine, Bruno, Arnaud and David

David

France

Kamran Ansari

India

Great company n an awesome driver.. Review of Ceylon Escapes Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile We visited Sri Lanka for 8 days vacation n were fortunate to have Ajith Perera as our driver from Ceylon Escapes. He took absolute care of our food needs, suggested the best available Indian restaurants wherever possible.

We have just come back from an incredible holiday in Sri Lanka. Not least because for the first 5 days we used Ceylon Escapes and had Roy as our driver. We hired Ceylon at very short notice but they quickly put together an itinerary based on out initial plan and added Polonnaruwa which we would have missed otherwise. The driver / guide -Roy – was an incredibly punctual, patient, and safe driver. He gave valuable insights to some of the things we were seeing, and couldn’t go out of his way enough to help if the schedule changed. I would recommend both Ceylon Escapes and Roy most highly.

Ed & Vivi

United Kingdom

Eric Schertzer

Canada

Based on a recommendation from a friend we selected Ceylon Escapes for a 16-day tour of Sri Lanka. From the moment Sunil picked us up from the busy Colombo airport we felt as if we were in the hands of an old family friend showing us around beautiful Sri Lanka.

We spent 2 weeks travelling through beautiful Sri Lanka with Gune as our guide. He picked us up from the airport and told us that we meet as strangers and we would part as family and this was so true.

Michaela Murray

New Zealand

Guy, Tessa, Eliza & Iona

United Kingdom

Thank you so much for showing us your beautiful, holy, resplendent island. You have made our holiday a really special experience. We have so enjoyed your company. You have a real gift of communicating, for making your knowledge interesting – whether of history, Buddhism or Sri Lanka’s murky political life. It really felt like we were looking at things from the inside. It has been a privilege to have you as our guide. We will miss your smile and laughter and all feel sad about saying goodbye. Hopefully, life will bring us all together again someday.

George picked my husband and I up in Negumbo and was with us for one week before dropping us in Tangalle. He was absolutely wonderful, incredibly knowledgable about Sri Lanka’s wildlife and history. He was a safe and courteous driver and consistently took us to great places to eat. He had contacts throughout the island and was able to book us last minute train tickets and a safari. We’re so glad we booked with Ceylon Escapes. Thank you for a great experience.

Samantha & Will

United Kingdom

Berry en Hans

Netherlands

Perfect organisation and Sunil is a top driver. We have 18 days used their services. Our driver was Sunil. Really what we have is such an enjoyable with this man who has done everything to us to. He spoke good English, knew an awful lot of the country,..

Our driver Amitha, has been an excellent driver who has always presented in the most professional attire, despite us trying to get him to wear some shorts on the 35° day yesterday. He always showed up on time and at the right place, and was great at finding us some local gems. Amitha is a safe and respectful driver, who made us feel very secure on the hectic roads of Sri Lanka. I would recommend him to other visitors, he is a valuable asset to your company.

Benjamin Loftus & Alan Moore

Australia

Ber van der Stegen and Teko Verheijen

Netherlands

Our trip in Sri Lanka was fantastic. We enjoyed it very much. I want to mention specifically the great service from Sunil our driver. He was not just a driver, he was also a perfect guide. He knew so much about your country and all the places we visited.

Sanjay and Kumar were faultless! Always there with a smile and 100% professional from the moment we arrived to the moment we left. Everyone in the group had nothing but wonderful things to say about them and they felt very much like part of the team. 

Jenny Wilkinson

United Kingdom

Levent Akan

Turkey

I made my Sri Lanka tour in cooperation with Ceylon Escapes in February 2019 and everything went very well and smooth. Especially I want to thank to my driver-guide Tissa for his accompaniment and for sharing his immense knowledge about the country’s history and culture, birds and trees etc with me.

Ceylon Escapes is a professional company. We contacted them at the beginning of January 2019, flying out to Sri Lanka on the 22nd. Although last minute, they organised the whole tour quickly and efficiently, Dirk and Ranmini keeping in touch and suggesting itinerary and hotels. Any problems you have, be sure that they will sort it out quickly and to great satisfaction. We had a great experience so thank you for such a wonderful tour. Thanks to our drivers – Sanjeewa and Ervin – we went to places we wouldn’t have otherwise and they are knowledgeable and keen to show off this beautiful country. My sister and her husband recommended them to us and we would certainly give our recommendations. Thanks again guys! Rob, Gill and John.

Rob Elliott

United Kingdom

Jess & Adam

Australia

What a trip to Sri Lanka my partner and I just had! Being just the 2 of us and wanting to spend as little as time as possible wasted whilst in Sri Lanka, we were extremely happy with our experience with Ceylon Escapes – especially our driver OTS Sanjeewa! From my first contact, to our final goodbye was sensational! OTS Sanjeewa sense of urgency, professionalism and knowledge about his country Sri Lanka, particularly the wild life, was exceptional! We cannot thank him enough for making our trip so enjoyable 🙂 We look forward to hopefully doing another tour with OTS Sanjeewa and Ceylon Escapes in the not so distant future! Jess & Adam

Our driver was Prem. Prem was thoroughly professional and more than just a driver. He proved invaluable with suggestions on our itinerary, arranging additional activities, finding good restaurants, being a tour guide and anything else we needed. The personalised service was outstanding.

Grant & Karen

Australia

Andrey

Ukraine

Our group of 4 friends was traveling by Sri Lanka with CeyloneEscape. It was a great journey! Our driver was Amitha, many thanks to him for his attentiveness, careful driving, excellent guiding, and helping us with different things. I’m sure without a local driver/guide it was impossible for us to discover Sri Lanka as we did it.

We completed our trip as per the plan using the service offered by your company. I would like provide my review of the same.Initial Response & Planning:  I reached out using the contact form from the Website and provided basic details on what is required.

Rajalinga Pandian Muthu Pandian

India

Sharon Taylor

Australia

We have just arrived home from the best holiday we have ever, organised by you, Ceylon Escapes, in beautiful Sri Lanka. We had the best time and in just under two weeks we travelled from Colombo to Tangalle to Galle to Colombo again to Dambulla, to Kandy to Ella to Unawatuna. Our driver Suneda was the key to our holidays success!!

I needed a van for a day trip to Pinnawala – we were given a van driven by Amitha. He was an excellent and careful driver. When the kids needed the toilet unexpectedly – he knew where to stop where there was a western style toilet – even at a random service station (gas station) along the way in Colombo. He was very helpful and friendly. We had our lunch with us, but wanted to stop for breakfast and afternoon tea – he knew exactly the type of place we were after – clean, western toilets and fresh, inexpensive food. As we live in Sri Lanka, and have previously been unable to find a driver that suits us to do occasional day-trips, I am so thankful to have found Ceylon Escapes – I am sure we will be using them again!

Jess D

Australia

Gerhard & Family

Germany

We had a wonderful Roundtrip in Sri Lanka. Sumeda was perfect – we have elected him „Best Driver Guide in Sri Lanka. Thanks again also to you for perfect organizing. We will definitely recommend Ceylon Escapes and gave a 5* vote in TripAdvisor!

We had a great journey through Sri Lanka. It started with the appreciated assistance of Dirk in optimizing our itinerary. Once in Sri Lanka our fantastic guide Sanjeewa made our tour a real unforgettable experience. Reading other testimonials it seems clear that all guides are selected on their professionalism . We can only speak for Sanjeewa and highly recommend him, especially for those who want expert guiding on birds and animals and culture. Many thanks!

Vanmeenen

Belgium

Danielle and Charles from Luxembourg

Luxembourg

In preparation to our holiday in Sri Lanka we asked « Ceylon Escapes » to book us a guide who would accompany us on our holiday. With SUNIL GAMAGE we not only had a very friendly, helpful drive–guide but we also experienced a very sensible, educated human being who introduced us to the soul of Sri Lanka.

My family and I had a wonderful, adventurous week in Sri Lanka, with the help and care of our driver/guide, Sarath. We always felt well taken care of, including finding dining options for our youngest son who has specific dietary needs. 

Danielle & Christian Koschil Family

Singapore

R J Beale and family

United Kingdom

Just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you for organising such an amazing holiday to Sri Lanka. We are traumatised being back but we have the most wonderful memories – it really was a holiday of a lifetime. We absolutely loved it. We also loved our driver who made the whole experience so easy, informative and interesting. 

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