Hi Hiran, Nilusha and Suneth,
We hope you are well, especially your son.
Thanks a lot for this unforgettable experience! Everything has been as expected, even better. The planning, the tour itself, all the nice places, the selected hotels, the food from the roadside (Thank you very much for that, Suneth!) – perfect!
Gert & Kathrin
The positive experience began with the planning: We contacted them via e-mail and got an answer very quickly. We had lots of e-mails back and forth because we kept changing plans and ideas often before we had the perfect itinerary. Nilusha, the wife of the owner, who is the tour planner, was always very quick and helpful in adapting our changing plans. She also suggested all the (middle class) hotels for the tour and they did all meet or even exceed our expectations.
On arrival we were greeted by a driver at the airport with a flower necklace and brought to the homestay. There Hiran, the owner, made us really feel very welcome and made tea for us on arrival – in the middle of the night. We spent the day with a guided tour of Negombo and a beach visit. In the evening Nilusha’s mom made a little cooking class for us and we had dinner and beer (all included).
The 7 days/8 nights tour started the next day very early with a visit to the Negombo fish market. The tour was perfectly arranged. We did not have to worry about anything. Even all entry fees were included in the tour and “our” driver Amila took care of getting the tickets, so that we never had do queue on a ticket counter. The car was always filled with enough drinking water for the hot and sometimes long days. For the safari in Udawalawe national park we had our own Jeep with driver, who also spoke good English and was a very good animal spotter.
Amila was not only a good and safe driver, who navigated to hotels and sights easily, but he also was a very good guide and speaks very good English. He quickly knew what could be interesting for us and stopped often on our way for things that were not on the itinerary: See how pepper grows or how rice is peeled, observe a truck of cinnamon being loaded for export, buy some exotic fruit or have Roti on little street stand – and of course miss no stop for a good photo opportunity. Amila was a real door opener to get in contact with local people. He was always on time and very friendly. His great knowledge about the country and its nature, about Buddhism and history added a lot of value to the tour and also made long car rides very short.
After the tour we had some days in a lovely hotel on the beach (also a suggestion of Nilusha) and made up our mind that we wanted to have another tour with “our” guide for our last day. Even this change in plan was fulfilled without any problem.
We can highly recommend Hiran and his team! If we ever manage to come back to Sri Lanka we will definitely do a tour with them again!
We are 3 English women travelling to Sri Lanka for the first time and wanted to explore the cultural triangle, Kandy, and elephant safaris.
We were so lucky to have Suneth as our driver, he was absolutely amazing and we cannot recommend enough!
Suneth not only drove us around comfortably and safely but he was so friendly and we had good fun along the way! He also stopped for us to sample the local coconuts and fruit sold along the road and recommended great places for us to visit that we did not have on our itinerary such as the centre of Sri Lanka, waterfalls and a spice garden which not only was interesting and amazing but also broke the long journeys up. He also booked our elephant safaris for us and when we went to the temples and other sites, he accompanied us to help us buy our tickets.
Polite, respectful and courteous service, we would not hesitate to urge others to use this service to make their trip to Sri Lanka truly memorable.
Thank you so much Suneth!
Jackie, Bridgitte and Nikki
We (two German girls) went to Sri Lanka in May 2018 for only8 nights but wanted to make the most of it. That’s when I found Chauffeur Sri Lanka which made life so much easier with planning the trip even with our really tight schedule.
We contacted Hiran 2 weeks before we planned on going on our tour and told him what we would like to see and do. His wife Nilusha responded straight away and in such a professional manner – we were pleasantly surprised!
They gave us an itinerary which fulfilled ALL our wishes and made it clear that we could always change something if we wanted to.
We booked a 4 nights / 5 days tour and it was amazing! Our Driver Sudesh was wonderful! Really friendly, professional, helpful and funny. We had a great time. He always made sure we were happy, safe and he was very patient with us when we took a little longer with taking pictures etc 🙂
We highly highly recommend Chauffer Sri Lanka and Sudesh – we would choose them right away again!
Thank you so much for your effort and the beautiful experience!
All the best and hoping to see you again some time.
An absolute dream trip! If I had more than 5 stars, I would definitely give them!
We were put together, our individual tour and adapted to our wishes. Already the email traffic with Nilusha, Hiran’s wife, was so that we felt more than welcome.
We were excellently cared for from the first to the last second of our journey. Our first two nights were spent in Hirans Homestay. An absolute highlight. Great rooms, great decor and very clean. We were first class cooked. Such a hospitality, I have never experienced. The perfect start to our journey. Already during this stay, we were prepared for our tour, learned a lot about the culture and got lots of tips.
The organization of the tour was perfect. On our own we would definitely have lived in stress and lost a lot of time. Another plus: the excellent air conditioning in the car and the unlimited water supply. We were absolutely thrilled by the hotels and the entire tour!
Our driver Suneth, was not only our driver, he became our friend. An outstanding guy and car driver who has always brought us safe, even through chaotic traffic conditions. He fulfilled all our wishes, showed us secret places and always made sure that we had an unforgettable trip.
The communication worked perfectly. Through him we got to know the real Sri Lanka every day and missed no chance for new experiences! We could not have imagined a better companion than him! Special requests or spontaneous changes to our plan were never a problem. We were every day despite the planned tour absolutely flexible and could always make spontaneous trips. Special people made us an unforgettable holiday.
We came as guests and stay friends. This is Hiran’s principle and he lives it. Thanks again for all Hiran, Suneth and Nilusha! We will be back!
We have chosen to hire a car with driver for 5 days through chauffeur Sri Lanka by Dohansa Lanka Tours. We were so very pleased with everything.
Hiran and Nilusha responded very quickly with a good quote and were very helpful.
Our driver Gishan was simply great.?? He greeted us with lovely orchid necklaces at the airport which we really appreciated. He showed us all the places we planned to visit plus a few other interesting activities which our boys loved. He was always kind, funny, very helpful and punctual. We had such a good time with Grishan. He was a good driver and we always felt safe with him in this mad and chaotic traffic of Sri Lanka. He drove us round in a spacious minivan which gave our boys enough room to relax on some rather long journeys before we enjoyed Sri Lanka’s lovely beaches.
A big big thank you to Hiran, Nilusha and especially Grishan for making it such a good experience.
Kind regards and hugs from Switzerland
We booked a driver for 10 days and were happy to be with Danushka as he was very kind and helpful, always punctual and willing to do his best. We always managed to understood each other. (Despite a beginner level in English). He helped us many times. Came with us to the railway station to make sure we catch the train and have the best seats. Also, we faced a difficult situation and had to go to a local hospital and he has been there all the time, once again doing his best, talking to the doctors, pharmacy, etc. Great to be able to count on a reliable and kind person like Danushka.
We recommend Chauffeur Sri Lanka!!!
I was recommended chauffeur Sri Lanka by a friend and we were in no way disappointed! Hiran and Nilusha responded quickly to emails and based on our requests put together the perfect itinerary.
Our driver Indra collected us from our hotel in Colombo. He took us to meet Hiran and Nilusha, who were incredibly hospitable. Over a few cups of tea and biscuits they gave us some tips for our trip. Indra was incredibly friendly, helpful and provided great local knowledge. He took us to some great lunch spots and continued to adapt our tour to what we wanted. When there were issues with one of our hotels being without hot water or electricity, Indra was on the phone trying to rearrange a suitable replacement. He managed to find a great place, which was actually better value then our previously arranged accommodation.
Overall – great value for money, a personalised, friendly and warm service. Would highly recommend!
We did the 8days/7 nights tour. From the beginning everything went well. The communication was easy and the response was quick and helpful. We were picked up on time and taken to meet the owner. He explained a few things and then we got started.
Our driver Indra did a good job driving us around the island safely. He also had a good knowledge and was a nice person to be around. We liked that he asked if we wanted to go to some places or prefer not to stop. We had all the time we needed at every stop. Hotels are mainly good. Just 2 of them need to improve a bit. But that’s nothing to do with the tour and the driver.
Could not recommend this tour operator more.
We made a wonderful trip with the driver Sudesh. desh responded to all our wishes and gave us a lot of interesting information about the country and the people. He was always punctual and very friendly.
We would recommend Sudesh to everyone. He made our holiday uncomplicated and very comfortable. Thank you dear Sudesh for everything you done for us !!!
Lovely wishes, Lili and Frank
We were absolutely satisfied having chosen Chauffeur Sri Lanka / Dohansa Lanka Tours for our 2 weeks trip in Sri Lanka! Excellent communication and planning with owner Hiran in advance via e-mail, always very fast responding and straightforward. Also many thanks to our driver Madu who was just amazing! Always reliable with very good local knowledge, excellent recommendations and superb driving skills. If you want to get around save and fast in Sri Lanka with a professional company, we would absolutely recommend Chauffeur Sri Lanka!
Thanks for the excellent service, the mini bus was spacious and provided brilliant all round view and the ac worked really well! Our driver Even was an excellent host, very safe and knowledgeable. I have no hesitation in recommending Hiran and his team. We had already booked our own tour hotels but if we were to do it again I would consult Hiran first. Thanks again.
We spend wonderful 2 weeks with our driver Jeewan, with Suda, Honey, monkeys, elephants, with the head of a leopard, many peacocks, blue whales and dolphins, with flowers every day, with Toti, with Arak, with temple ceremonies and with a lot of happiness and romance.
Thank you Jeewan, Hiran and Nilusha for organising everything so nicely. Greetings and hugs to Sri Lanka.
From the first moment we felt, Chauffeur Sri Lanka will give us much more than a chauffeur service. Everything was perfectly organized, The welcome coffee in Hiran’s house is the best start you can imagine after a long flight from Europe. You get some brief information about the island and everyday life. Our chauffeur and guide Nali is so kind, and smart. He gave so many information about the history, religion, the local people, and their lifestyle, he knows so much about wildlife and animals as well and speaks perfect English. He always took care of us, and warned of potential hazards (for example the wasp attack in Sigiriya), and what to do in certain situations. The transfer on last day with Srimal was also enjoyable.
So we have to say a big-big thank you for all of you Nali, Hiran and Srimal, and we hope we see you soon.
We (two families with a 12 year old daughter each) started planning our 3 weeks round trip 6 months ahead. From first e- mail contact on Hiran was very professional and friendly. He was the only one, who adopted his tour program to our wishes from the beginning. He and his wife Nilusha never got tired to answer our questions or make changes and write back within a few hours.
Hiran and Srimal picked us up at the airport and took us to our first hotel. On the next day, Hiran invited us to his home to tea as a really warm welcome. Srimal, our driver, was the best guide you can think of. He knows so many things about the history, nature and people of this beautiful island. He never got tired telling us about everything he knew. He gave us good advice how to avoid inconveniences when we had time to explore some places alone. Every now and then he suprised us with some fruits or other delicacies typical for the region we passed.
Srimals love for his country is present in every story he tells and made us feel the magic of the island as well. He is such a careful driver which was very important regarding to the crazy traffic situation. The hotels were all perfectly chosen. When we had any special wishes, or something didn’t work out quite the way it was planned, Srimal found a way to make everything turn out fine. On our last day we came back to Hirans house for tea again to say goodbye.
We had a perfect holiday so we can only recommend Dohansa Lanka Tours for 120%. All our best wishes and thank you a lot to Srimal, Hiran and Nilusha.
The motto of this bespoke tour company really sums up our wonderful experience:
ARRIVE AS GUESTS, LEAVE AS FRIENDS!
Hiran arranged everything and we were looked after from the moment we arrived to our departure. Our chauffeur, guide and friend Srimal did a fantastic job of offering a real insight into the country and the people. His great knowledge and wonderful attitude enabled us to enjoy a tailored view of the island which suited us perfectly.
All the accommodation was of a high standard and we particularly enjoyed a few days of luxury in old colonial splendour at Mount Lavinia Hotel at the end of our stay.
It was lovely to meet Hiran’s family and enjoy their hospitality in a genuine Sri Lankan family setting.
This small business provides a personal touch which also benefits other Sri Lankan families and we have no hesitation in recommending Chauffeur Sri Lanka by Dohansa Lanka Tours. On our next trip we’ll be taking the Homestay option too!
Thank you Hiran, Nilusha and Srimal, you made our special holiday unforgettable!
For those of you who want the short version: Our Trip with Chauffeur Sri Lanka and our driver Srimal were just perfect and we recommend them without limitations.
For those of you who want to know more, here comes the more detailed version: We (Married Couple, 32 and 29) arranged and booked our 17 days roundtrip through Sri Lanka with Chauffeur Sri Lanka via the internet. Soon, we had an itinerary which we adjusted via e-mail contact. On arrival in Colombo (capital of Sri Lanka), we were greeted very friendly by Hiran (the owner of the company) and our driver-to-be Srimal. We have to admit that we had some small concerns upfront regarding the reliability (because, you know, you do not have any ‘official’ booking confirmation like you get when booking with big companies and we payed the whole amount of money upon arrival) but those concerns were quickly blown away by the friendliness and the professionalism with which we were treated (and also by the complimentary welcome coconut at Hiran’s homestay).
Talking about the homestay, we extremely recommend staying one or two nights with Hiran’s family in a completely local neighbourhood, learning how to cook Sri Lankan curry and how to drink the local arrack.
During the whole trip, Srimal reacted flexible and appreciative to our needs. For example, one day morning, we changed the plan from hiking (10 miles) to a day in a spa and Srimal not only brought us to a really good spa but also payed for one massage since he did not have to pay the national park entry fee. On another day, we were not happy with our hotel and we changed it to a better one without any additional costs.
We do also recommend Srimal as a good english speaker, safe driver of a good car (minivan with free wifi) and knowledgable guide who gave us plenty of insights into the historical, spiritual and culinary Sri Lanka. As time went by, Srimal became like a friend to us.
So, if you think about a trip to Sri Lanka, a private driver (preferably from Chauffeur Sri Lanka) will definitely be the best way to travel. We would book with Hiran again any time.
Wonderful service and reasonably priced Chauffeur services by Hiran and his wonderful and professional team members.
Enjoyed the services.
Chauffeur Sri Lanka, le top pour visiter ce pays! Tous les points préparés par Hiran et son team étaient top: Ponctualité, confort, programme, encadrement. Il n’y a rien à redire.
Notre guide Srimal nous a fait découvrir son magnifique pays. Sa gentillesse, sa prévoyance, ses connaissances et son sens de l’accueil étaient extraordinaire. “Chauffeur Sri lanka” c’est le top pour visiter ce pays attachant.
Vous pouvez réserver les yeux fermés, vous ne serez pas déçus.
Un grand MERCI à Srimal, Asiri, Hiran et Nilusha
Chauffeur Sri Lanka, the best to visit this country! All the points prepared by Hiran and his team were top: punctuality, comfort, program, frame. There is nothing to add.
Our guide Srimal made us discover his magnificent country. Its kindness, its foresight, its knowledge and its sense of the welcome were extraordinary. “Chauffeur Sri lanka” is the best to visit this fascinating country.
You can reserve blindly, you will not be disappointed.
A HUGE THANK YOU to Srimal, Asiri, Hiran and Nilusha
21 Jours où nous avons sillonné le SRI LANKA avec une super organisation, une grande flexibilité, grace a notre chauffeur très convivial, discret et très attentif. Depuis l’accueil à l’aéroport jusqu’au retour nous avons été pris en charge par HIRAN dans une ambiance chaleureuse et familiale. Ils ont su nous faire découvrir leur pays pour nous le faire aimer.
Anyone planning a holiday in Sri Lanka?
Then contact Chauffeur Sri Lanka, or the owner Hiran Rangana . This amazing chap and his dedicated staff will stop at nothing to give you an unforgettable holiday. Because the company is Sri Lankan based you cut out the middleman and all the hidden charges Booking.com don’t tell you about. Plus locals get a different hotel rate to tourists. We had a personal guide/driver Suneth Nalinda who was like a walking wikipedia, he answered every question, and spoke English better than some English people he was like an invisible personal butler, always available but never seen unless you needed something. A quick whatsapp text asking what time to meet and like magic Nalin who takes great pride of his daily grooming always impeccably dressed, appears with a cool air conditioned car that he cleaned daily and filled with supplies of sealed bottled water for our journey. Read more…
We have to start with a big thanks to Hiran and our driver Srimal!
Hiran organized our 11 days tour in a very god way, and our driver/guide was excellent in both driving and to explain all interesting things during our tour, old tempels, history and nature. The night before our tour started we stayed at Hirans homestay and had a lovely afternoon with a biking tour in the village and a nice dinner in the evening. The hotels during our tour was in the middle class and all of them was a good choise both in location and standard.
If you looking for a interesting and safe tour we can warmly recommend this company. Our experiene with Chauffeur Sri Lanka are that they listening to us, our requests and interests, wich is very important for the result of the tour.
Thanks again to both of you!
Wonderful holiday organised meticulously by Hiran. Our driver, Srimal has a very extensive knowledge of everything to do with this beautiful country. Nothing was too much trouble.
Don’t hesitate, just go ahead and let Hiran organise your holiday for you. You won’t regret it. Fantastic service.
Une excellente prestation pour un rapport qualité/prix remarquable.
Nous avons sillonné le Sri Lanka pendant 15 jours du 11 au 25 février 2016. Après avoir consulté plusieurs agences locales, notre choix s’est porté sur ‘Chauffeur Sri Lanka’. Gérée avec sérieux et compétence par Hiran, un jeune auto-entrepreneur, cette agence s’est dotée d’un site internet attrayant proposant plusieurs circuits de différentes durées et plusieurs niveaux d’hébergement.
Nous avons chois celui de 15 jours en catégorie moyenne pour l’hébergement. A notre demande, Hiran a apporté quelques changements au programme: nous souhaitions grimper au Pic d’Adam et passer nos 2 journées prévues en bord de mer à Mirissa plutôt qu’à Bentota afin de pouvoir visiter le ‘Turtel preservation center’ et faire un safari en mer à la rencontre des dauphins et des baleines. Hiran nous a arrangé tout cela en intégrant visite et safari dans notre programme sans surcoût. Hiran connaÎt parfaitement tous les hébergements qu’il propose ainsi que leur manager ce qui nous a souvent valu les meilleures chambres des différents hôtels. Il choisit également les chauffeurs pour les différents safaris, soucieux de garantir toujours la meilleures qualité possible à ses clients. Chaque matin il a appelé notre chauffeur pour s’assurer qu’il n’y avait pas de problème. Hébergements et repas étaient toujours de qualité.
Nous avons passé la première et la dernière nuit dans la sympathique chambre d’hôte d’Hiran à Negombo, à 15 minutes de l’aéroport. Très pratique! De plus, Hiran nous a fait visiter en scooter Negombo, sa plage, son port avec son marché aux poissons, sa mangrove, ses canaux, son centre ville avec ses commerces et son marché couvert où nous avons choisi les produits que sa belle-mère a cuisinés devant nous pour notre dîner. Nous nous sommes régalés!
Nous sommes un couple de retraités (64 et 67 ans) et avons beaucoup voyagé à travers le monde. Grâce à Hiran et son agence, notre séjour au Sri Lanka fait partie de nos plus belles expériences de voyages!
We booked a 12 day journey. Before Hiran fixed the itinerary he asked if we agree. The trip included the most of the noteworthy sightseeings like cultural triangle, Dambulla, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Ella, Yala NP, Mirissa. The tour was organized very well. We were booked in very nice middle class hotels what was perfect. All of the hotels Hiran has choosen for us met our expectations. Clean, convenient, very good food and friendly and helpful staff.
The first day after our arrival we spent at Hiran´s home stay. That was great and we could enjoy his family exceptional hospitality. A very good start for our trip. Hiran could not do the tour with us, so Indra used to be our driver. He was a very cool driver and managed it perfectly geting us through the partially chaotic traffic to all of the foreseen places safely and on time. The tour itself was fantastic and we got unforgetable impressions.
Thanks a lot to Hiran and his team. We wil give our recommendations for Hiran to everyone who is interested to do a similiar tour.
We booked a 14-day trip with Chauffeur Sri Lanka and our expectations have been more than fulfilled! Big compliment to Hiran! At the beginning we had some problems with our financial arrangements – he was very friendly, sympathetic and good for a laugh all the time.
Our driver Buddhika was a very reliable, pleasant and obliging person. He was always friendly and punctual – we had a great time with him. He wasn’t “only” a driver, but also taught us in culture, tradition and religion of Sri Lanka. Thanks a lot for that fantastic service.
Thanks also to Shevon. Though we planned our trip very spontaneously – just 4 weeks before arriving – she arranged everything very reliably.
Thanks a lot for this unforgettable adventure. Without Chauffeur Sri Lanka it would have never be possible to see so many impressive things in such a short period of time. Best wishes to your families, keep well and fit.
We will absolutely recommend Chauffeur Sri Lanka to our friends and family.
We did a 4-days-tour with Chandra with a very comfortable bus. He was a very good Driver, reliable and we felt comfortable with him. Anytime we could ask him questions and anytime we wanted to see something additionally, he made it possible. We were glad we had chosen Hiran’s Company, we can highly recommend him and Chandra.
We have recently returned from one of our best holidays ever. Nothing was too much trouble for Hiran in getting our tour of Sri Lanka just as we wanted it, and once we there our guide Srimal took excellent care of us, explaining everything so well and organising spur-of-the-moment changes. There is nothing he doesn’t know about his homeland and especially its wildlife, which he clearly loves.
What a wonderful range of things there is to see in this beautiful country – we feel so fortunate to have been there. Thanks to you both for a great holiday!
We have just returned home after an amazing 9-day tour of Sri Lanka using Chauffeursrilanka. Hiran was very helpful in making the arrangements and suggesting itinerary ideas. The accommodation recommended was also great.
Our driver Shirly was extremely helpful and looked after us well. Adjusting plans during the tour was no trouble at all. They really do all they can to ensure you have a great experience in Sri Lanka. Our entire group was very satisfied and would highly recommend this tour service to anyone visiting Sri Lanka.
We were in Sri Lanka for 3 weeks and had a great time. Hiran had arranged with one driver and van at our disposal. We were very well received with beautiful garlands at the airport by Hiran and driver Ranga. Both of them were extremely helpful during the whole trip and addressed all our issues. They were very flexible in different planned activities and did the best to accomodate our requests.
Hiran and Ranga(driver) did everything to ensure we had a great time in Sri Lanka.
Booking the trip was easy and there were plenty email exchanges, where Hiran spent time to explain even the smallest queries before the trip and give us options according to our budget and also communicated during our trip to ensure everything was ok.
Overall, our Sri Lanka trip was excellent and we enjoyed a lot. We thank Hiran and Ranga for all the help extended and would recommend Chauffer Sri Lanka to enjoy Sri Lanka at it’s best.
We booked Hiran as our driver for 8 days. Due to personal reasons Hiran could not drive us, but he suggested Sudheera as a stand-in – and we couldn´t have chosen better ourselfs. Sudheera is a very reliable, punctual person and always has a smile on his face. He has a comfortable van with lots of space which he is cleaning daily and moreover he is a very save and efficient driver. We originally booked a driver, but actually got a very experienced guide: We had made ourselves a rough itinerary, but on the way Sudheera always provided us with information and suggestions about extra sightseeing opportunities that we would have missed without him – not the usual tourist traps – and if so, then we were warned before. Due to his countless contacts, he was also a big help with finding nice places to stay the night.
Contact with Hiran was very pleasant, he responded quickly to emails and called us several times during our stay to check if everything was ok.
Thank you very much for those great holidays!
Dear Hiran, thank you so much for showing us your beautiful and exciting country. Never have been so deep into an actually tropical atmosphere, friendly people and delicious fruit before. Your driver was simply fantatstic as well, we doubt you could have done much better by yourself. Friendly, polite, informative – over the 7 days he actually became a friend. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED (particularly your home cooking lesson with Clarista!!)
All the best from Austria!
We had a wonderful 10-days tour with the driver Jeewan. He is a very friendly and uncomplicated person and a very good driver. We always felt safe. Even a change of plan was not a problem. Thank you Jeewan for the last 10 days and the many photos (he is a good photograph as well).
Thank you to Hiran as well. He planed the itineray together with us. During the journey he called or wrote if everything is okay. We are very happy with our tour!
Just finished an amazing tour of Sri Lanka using Chauffeursrilanka. The service provided by our driver Srimal and the arrangements and booking provided by Hiran was brilliant. Nothing was too much trouble to arrange before and during the tour. We extended our tour with Chauffeursrilanka and ended up using them for our entire trip because the service was that good. Highly recommended, if you want to see Sri Lanka at its best use these guys.
Thank you both, Scott and Rashmi.
We did a 3-week journey through Sri Lanka, organized by Hiran (and as outlined in his proposed tours).
Organization in advance was straightforward, Hiran adjusted our desired tour itinerary accordingly and correspondence was fast.
Upon arrival in Colombo, Hiran welcomed us at the airport and drove us to our first Hotel in Negombo. He again explained the tour itinerary and gave us some time to adjust.
Two days later, our driver Jeevan picked us up (Hiran could not be our driver for such a long tour, as he, understandably, has to run his business). Jeevan was a very good driver and we always felt safe when he was steering through Sri Lanka´s traffic. He is a nature enthusiast and showed us native animals along our drives. Also, he introduced us into local cuisine, played Sri Lankan music for us and took plenty of images.
After 3 days, Jeevan had to leave us for another tour. Our guide for the remainder of our trip was Srimal. He was also a very good driver and we always felt safe. Srimal showed us a great deal of all important sights and places. More importantly, he knew everything about history and native animals. We always enjoyed when he stopped along the road to show us some local foods.
All in all, our trip organized by Hiran and both of our drivers were exceptional and we can warmly recommend Chauffeur Sri Lanka for a fantastic journey through this beautiful island country.
We had a wonderfull trip trough Sri Lanka in August 2015. We organized our trip by ourselves and contact Hiran to drive us around in Sri Lanka. We found him on the internet and there was always a good communication by email.
Srilam was our driver for 11 days and Jeevan was our driver for our last 3 days.
There was a good communication and Hiran is very reliable. He called us several times to sure that everything was alright.
Our driver Srilam was waited on the airport, he is very kindly, always on time, reliable, flexible and very pleasant company. He told us much about Sri Lanka and he showed us a lot of animals and special places on the way. His English is very good. We had lunch in several good local restaurants he select. With his friendly kind, he let our trip become comfortable und pleasant.
The last three days we have changed from driver and car because Srilam had another trip.
Again Hiran contact us to be sure that everything was alright.
Jeevan was also a very friendly driver, reliable and always on time. When one of our booked hotels was closed, he helped us find another good place to stay for the night. He also showed us several animals and special places on our way.
When you want to visite Sri Lanka and you are looking for a good driver, we recommend Hiran, Srilam en Jeevan to you!
We would like to commend Chauffeur Sri Lanka for the very well-organized 2-day tour that we had.
We appreciate the very efficient and patient Nilusha for answering all our queries during the planning stage of this trip.
We were all happy from the time we landed at the airport and were welcomed by Hiran (and another driver) with beautiful garlands for each of us.
We were so impressed with the service van of Chauffeur Sri Lanka – very spacious, comfortable and clean.
We are thankful that the weather did not become a hindrance for us to go through all the scheduled itineraries – the rain has stopped and we were able to enjoy all the places we visited.
Hiran was very friendly, accommodating and punctual. He gave us the best possible itineraries to maximize our full 2-day short trip.
We just had so much fun although it was also tiring because we had to rush from one place to another. Nonetheless, it was definitely a worth trip!
ONCE AGAIN, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THIS WONDERFUL TRIP – 100% EXCELLENT SERVICE PROVIDED TO US.
We did a great tour with Hiran in Sri Lanka for 7 days in May 2015.
Planning the tour by email was uncomplicated and our ideas and wishes were no problem for Hiran. We chose the 7-day tour we found on this site and made the changes we like. We´ve had a good feeling from the first minute of the tour and could enjoy the time. Hiran was very obliging and intently, you can feel that he does his work with lots of passion and pleasure.
On the way, we loved to talk to him about land, people, culture and conventions. He showed us some hidden places we won´t see without a local guide. With his friendly und funny kind, he let our trip become comfortable und pleasant.
Hiran, thank you so much to be our companion. Say hello to your lovely wife and your cute daughter.
Hiran, has given us the best vacation that we have ever had. He is very caring and attentive to our every need. He will change any part of the tour, place or hotel, if we are not satisfied. He has a very comfortable car and was there for us all the time. Very punctual, polite and a great guide also.
Wish him luck in his endevors.
In April 2015 Hiran was our chauffeur during a 17-day-trip through Sri Lanka. He is a very good driver and also fun to be with. We quickly built a trusting relationship with him. We also always felt safe and well taken care of in every situation in this – to us – unknown country. Many evenings we sat together, talked and got more and more of an inside look into the life and way of thinking of the Singalese.
Hiran was always on time and very reliable. Planning the trip and our departure times in advance went smoothly: We sent our wishes and what we wanted to see by email. He then promptly came up with suggestions for a route and places to stay. He quickly made changes if we wanted. We chose mid priced accommodations and were very happy with the hotels and places Hiran had booked in advance. We especially want to mention and recommend the “homestays”. These are small accommodations that were nicely decorated and put together by the owners who also served delicious home made dinners in the evenings. That way one always got into contact with the local culture and cuisine and learned something about the country and way of life and was not just a tourist in a larger hotel.
During the tour Hiran was very flexible. So we could easily spend just one night in a place instead of the two nights that were planned. Even an extra tour or a small detour were not a problem for Hiran. He adjusted well to us and our wishes and quickly realized what we liked and didn´t like. We really profited from his many years of experience in the tourism industry. We have seen a lot during this trip (sites of ancient Buddhism, several other temples, the very scenic highlands, beautiful bays with white sandy beaches, elephants in the national park, whales, leopards, crocodiles, and even a bear !!!!) And thanks to Hiran we also learned and a lot about the country, people, and the local food. We would not have experienced many things without a private driver.
We really want to stress that we had a great time with Hiran and can recommend him as a driver/guide. His motto “come as a guest … leave as a friend” is far from being a cliché. From experience we can say that it wasn´t the last time that we have visited this great country. And it´s good to now that when we return we can visit a “friend” and book another trip with him.
Thanks also to his wife Nilusha for the delicious dinner on the last night of our stay.
We wish Nilusha and Hiran for the future all the best and many tours to come.
We were 3 people travelling for 3 days. Hiran´s answers for organizing the tour were really fast and clear. We could even customize our trip by asking him what we wanted to do, he was able to provide everything within our timeline. And he was also really nice, a good sense of service.
Srimal was our guide during the trip, he was always really punctual, nice and was able to adapt and show us more things than what was already planned. We had some discussion with him so he though us many things about the country. Really good and clear English. Hiran, that could not be with us, called me to ensure that everything was alright.
We had a really pleasant trip even more pleasant than expected. I strongly recommend this website to organize your travel: easy, efficient and nice.
Thanks a lot 😉
I have recently returned from a wonderful trip of Sri Lanka with Chauffeur Sri Lanka. Travelling solo I was delighted with the whole trip and the care provided by Mr Hiran and Srimal. I was met at Colombo airport and felt immediately safe in the hands of these experienced tour guides. Srimal was my driver and was very knowledgeable about his country and explained all the sites to me in great detail. He was always on time and very willing to stop anywhere I wished to take photos or take in the magnificent scenery. Mr Hiran rang all the time to see how everything was going and I appreciated that very much as he was always in touch. I had a seven seater car at my disposal (how lucky was I) and Srimal was most importantly a safe and efficient driver at all times. Anyone considering coming to this beautiful country should not hesitate to contact Mr Hiran with full confidence that he will prepare a trip of a lifetime for you at a very reasonable price. Best wishes to you and may you grow from strength to strength.
Dear Nilusha, dear Hiran,
Ayubowan for 21 days we went on a private, very well organized tour in Sri Lanka, you both planned in close coordination with us. You invested a very long time, nearly 3 months, to be responsive to our wishes including activities, hotels & guesthouses. We are very satisfied with the result and enjoyed our holidays from the beginning till the end feeling safely guided and comfortable.
Arriving at the airport, where you picked us up, you gave us a warm welcome and we instantly seemed to be friends knowing each other for a long time. It turned out that Upali you introduced to us as our driver and guide was really the right person to be with us. He very soon seemed to know us and our preferences and he often satisfied our wishes before we were able to utter them.
We also were so pleased about your invitation to your home where Nilusha prepared a delicious dinner for us. Your welcome-surprise, an Ayurveda treatment at Necombo, was a great pleasure we enjoyed to the full.
Your frequent telephone calls during our trip to assure that everything is fine, showed us how involved you are in care of your customers and the more we felt as good friends. The meetings while our tour and join-ins in our private “Lions-Club” had been a great pleasure.
Upali was a very calm and safe driver and an expierienced guide. He gave us interesting insights and information about Sri Lanka. We learned much about history, religion, the way of life, about plants and animals. Every day he surprised us with some very special, delicate food and we were very glad to taste many samples of Sri Lanka´s kitchen.
Our stay in Sri Lanka was not only a sightseeing-tour, but it was a very emotional journey meeting you all. We will keep you in mind and in our hearts.
Thank you very much
We will surely recommend you to everybody who wants to visit Sri Lanka.
We spent two wonderful weeks in Sri Lanka, 9 days we were traveling around with ´Chauffeur Sri Lanka´ and everything was perfect organized from the beginning to the end. Such a privat tour is a safe and comfortable way to travel around in Sri Lanka.
Hiran and Nilusha offered us what we wished as a ´package´ and we think the price agrees with the quality of the service. We enjoyed the tour with driver and guide Upali. At the beginning and the end of the tour, we spent some time with Hiran, who was always taking care about our satisfaction.
Upali was for us the best driver and guide we could get. He´s a very nice person with a lot of experience. He always stayed calm, friendly and polite and we felt in good hands. We discovered with him many nice and interesting places and he gave us all important informations and answered our questions. The communication with Hiran and Upali was easy, because their English skills are very good. The hotels were well selected, the car was in a good condition & always clean and Upali on time (comparable with swiss punctuality ;-)).
If you think about traveling to Sri Lanka, ask Hiran what he can offer you. We can highly recommend his professional service and we´re sure he´ll give his best to make your holidays in Sri Lanka to something special.
Dear Upali, Hiran & Nilusha thank you so much for the wonderful time and all you did for us. We wish you and your family all the best and hope to see you once again.
It was an amazing journey and we travelled two weeks in Sri Lanka. Flashed by the beautiness of the country, fascinated of the nature and welcoming people. With Hiran we had an excellent driver and guide who showed us his country. Hiran gave us more insights in the complex and interesting culture. We had a fantastic time also thanks to Hiran.
We highly recommand to book your journey with him 😉
Wishing you and your family all the best! Best regards, Robert & Christine
We spent three wonderful weeks in Sri Lanka by the turn of the year 2014. Our idea was to have an individual trip to discover the breathtaking beauties of this country. Hiran who organized this fantastic trip with us he has realized everything very well. He considered all our wishes and he fulfilled all our demands. The hotels were selected very good and we felt always comfortable. In addition to that he was always taking care about our satisfaction. It was also a pleasure to be invited at his home and meet its family. Hiran is really one of the friendliest persons that we´ve ever met.
The tour itself was driven by our driver Mr. Asiri who is an always smiling person and an experienced driver where we felt us very safe and secure. The car was always clean and tidy and he was always in time. Furthermore Asiri is a very polite and friendly person. Together with him we discovered a lot of very nice places. We received from Asiri numerous information about religious and cultural aspects of the Sri Lankans. For us he was not only driver but also a good guide. During our vacation we spent a lot of nice evenings with him which will stay in our memories.
After unforgettable impressions, a lot of fun and exciting experiences it was really difficult for us to leave this wonderful country. We highly recommend Hiran services and his driver Asiri to everyone.
We had a great stay in a wonderful country.
Hiran had was exceptional in making our program.
A big thank you to him for that magical moment.
Hiran nous a organisé un tour de 4 jours en un temps record. Nous avons eu un premier contact avec lui le week-end avant d´arriver au Sri-Lanka. Le tour qu´il nous a proposé était parfait pour le faire avec des enfants (11 et 13 ans). Nous avons eu énormément de plaisir à découvrir Kandy, Sigiriya, Dambula, … Très professionnel. Merci pour cette organisation. Le Sri Lanka est un pays magnifique et les habitants y sont très accueillants.Fanny, Lucie, Pascal et Christine
We booked a Sri Lanka tour in October with Hiran who was an expert/very experienced driver and guide. First what is highly important, he drives very safely among this crazy Sri Lankan traffic in an always clean and nice car. He had prepared us an “à la carte” tour taking into account our long flight from Paris, our teenage daughter, our wishes and has adapted the tour as far as the days went through suggesting visits that may interest us more as he better felt what we were like!
We have visited the most important things we could in a week, we have even taken a local train (thought we were back into beginning of last century!), always in very nice hotels where Hiran had booked the rooms with the best views. We have tasted fresh fruits, vegetables and local food (spicy or not as asked by us) every day. He has taken us to places only locals would go. He has always warned us from touristy traps, always told us when and how much we had to tip as tipping is part of Sri Lankan way of life. We could adapt our trip timetable every day in case we were not or less or more interested in something. He has a very good sense of humor and never forgets to add anecdotes from his country way of life or history. He made us love his country. Above all his English is very good and fluent. We met his French guide too who used to live in Paris for many years and who was so kind too.
We can just highly recommend Hiran’s services. We thank him a lot and his family.
You were an excellent host who offered us a lot of chances to get to know Sri Lanka from a tourist´s point of view as well as from a more personal perspective. We really thank you for the amazing time we spend with you (and your family) on the tour. Especially, for your flexibility and for making it possible to expand the tour for one more day.
We can only highly recommend you to our friends.
Best regards, “Mam” Sonja and Marco
Sri Lanka is a Land like no other, so Hiran is a Host like no other! Traveling through Sri Lanka and visiting its beautiful sights and landscapes with Hiran is the best one could do while in Sri Lanka! Hiran is not only very professional, punctual, knowledgable and very on his guests safety- and happiness- oriented, but he is an amazing person! Hiran is interesting, caring and joyful person who will make your trip not just very nice and pleasant but memorable! Driving skills- under no doubt, tour guide skills- you will definitely visit the places of your interest & last, but not least- you would definitely leave as a Friend who would like to return again & again… Dear Hiran, thank you so much for the wonderful time with you & your family- lovely wife Nilusha & little, cute daughter Dohansa!
Take care & God Bless You! Svilena
Hiran has been an excellent host, driver and tour guide. His language skills make communication very easy and pleasant. Hiran has many years of customer experience and takes good care of his guests at all times, proving various travel options and flexibility at all times. He offers customers an insight view into Sri Lankan culture and local food specialities. Thank you very much for your hospitality! It has been a great trip! We look forward to seeing you again!
Dear Hiran, firstly we owe you a very big THANK YOU for all the wonderful help you gave us. You took the trouble to take us to places which others don´t normally go to. You even helped my mother find her tea set! Thank you for all the wonderful memories that you have given us and thank you for the wonderful service. Anyone who takes your service will never regret it! Take care! 🙂
We highly recommend Hiran services.
He was really nice, punctual and never pushed for anything.
First, he wants to understand what kind of holidays you are looking for and then he will adapt to your needs.
He can speak a very good English and the communication is smooth.
VISIT SRI LANKA with HIRAN !
thank you so much for having such a marvellous time. We were blessed with so much luck to have a driver like you. You really tried everything to make our time in Sri Lanka perfect and we learned so much about the country of you. Oh, I should not forget all the fun we had (like taking Eddi to the local hairdresser). Hope to travel soon with you again. Love to you and your family, Vivi and Eddi
We still think about our last year trip with Hiran in Sri Lanka with great pleasure. He has showed us many beautiful sights from this wonderful country. He also was an excellent driver, so we always felt very safe and comfortable while being at his car. We would definitely like to recommend Hiran to anyone who needs a very friendly and skilled driver in Sri Lanka!
Wim & Elisabeth
We arranged for a day trip with Hiran to travel from Negombo to Kandy and Pinnawala and to see as much of Sri Lanka as possible in our short holiday!
The trip was fantastic and Hiran was brilliant! He arrived early in a really nice car and took care of everything for us, making sure we saw what we wanted to see and giving us some great information and history on Sri Lanka. I really enjoyed chatting with him during our drive.
The best moment of our holiday was when Hiran arranged for us to have some home cooked Sri Lankan food and to meet his family (and also to share a few beers!). This really meant a lot to us and is something I will always remember about the holiday.
My only regret was not booking more time to take a longer tour with Hiran but I am sure we will be back one day!
Hiran also picked us up from our hotel on our last day and took us to the airport and he would not accept payment for this! I am not sure I have ever met anyone so kind and friendly.
I would thoroughly recommend Hiran´s services to anyone visiting Sri Lanka.
Un grand merci pour la merveilleuse semaine que nous avons passé à tes côtés au Sri Lanka. Nous avons vraiment apprécié ta gentillesse, ta disponibilité, ton professionnalisme, ainsi que toutes tes attentions. Nous ne manquerons pas de recommander tes services à nos amis et espérons revenir très bientôt au Sri Lanka pour découvrir le reste du pays. Encore un très grand merci et prends bien soin de toi!Nicolas & Laurence (Strasbourg, France)Dear Hiran
A big thank you for the wonderful week we spent at your side in Sri Lanka. We really appreciated your kindness, your availability, your professionalism and all your attentions. We will certainly recommend your services to our friends and hope to return very soon in Sri Lanka to explore the rest of the country. Still a very big thank you and take care of yourself!
Nicolas & Laurence (Strasbourg, France)
Many thanks for the great holidays you helped us to heave!
We truly admire your driving skills and profited a lot from your comprehensive knowledge of the country, nature and its people. Sri Lanka is beautiful and we enjoyed the weeks under your guidance because your are definitely more than “just a driver”.
We wish you and your family all the best.
All the best, Hans and Family.
Thank you again for the wonderful time we had in your beautiful country Sri Lanka.
We gained unforgettable impressions, we had a lot of fun, you showed us places off the beaten tracks and we felt always safe. And it was a pleasure to meet a part of your family.
All the best for you and your family.
Take care, Christine.
We would like to give our special thanks to you for helping me coordinate everything making our trip memorable and very spontaneous. Your country is great! we loved every bit of it – the people are very welcoming; the food was amazingly good (Gelyn totally enjoyed it; the sites was breathtaking indeed.
We really appreciate how you helped us organized Gelyn´s birthday celebration – the arrangements, the flowers, the drinks and the food -THANK YOU! 🙂
We just cant thank you and your people enough for helping us have a great time.
We shall be recommending your travel agency to our friends who wants to visit Sri Lanka anytime soon.
Till our next escapade in Sri Lanka.
Kryzka De Guzman, Gemma Marquez & Gelyn Datu
Dear (Mr.) Hiran,
Back in my country I was remembering the tour we made with you in Sri Lanka.
We had a marvelous time with you and I want to thank you again for your driving, but most of all for your friendship during our tour. We had a very good time with you.
When we came back we had the same weather as in Sri Lanka. Very warm. So we still have the feeling of vacation
I think you are making the short tour with tourist now. I hope all is well with you, your wife and your daughter.
Take care, with friendly greetings,
Caroline and (Mr) Mart
I never give reviews to any resorts we’ve been to but our recent experience in Sri Lanka is worth mentioning. From the prompt time of our very efficient and friendly tour guide (Hiran of Chauffeur Sri Lanka), our early check-in at the resort @ 5:30 am went very smoothly and the rooms assigned to us (Room 225-226) were both nice and clean. Over-all the hotel is very good plus the staff from housekeeping, restaurant (the breeze) and pool attendants were all friendly and courteous.
The meals served at the restaurant (we?re on half board) were above-average and very good ? specially the desserts area (we liked the banana cake and the fruits in season). They have a wide beach area and although the sea is quite rough, we enjoyed chasing the waves in their very fine brown color sand and very clean ocean.
For the tours, we opted for stay-in van with tour guide Mr. Hiran Rangana of Chauffeur Sri Lanka
(Mobile +94770134874; Office +94312242339
Mr. Hiran is so accommodating, on time, friendly and giving us details on what we will see and can do in the area. We enjoyed our Mangrove River Cruise at Hikkaduwa, the visit to Galle and the side trips to the town. From my family, thank you Hiran!
As what Gen. McArthur said ? ?we shall return!?
Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
We had an excellent stay in Heritance Ahungulla with the family, room, service and food was very good, children enjoyed swimming pool very much.
Also we want to share very good experience with our driver Hiran Rangana (www.chauffeursrilanka.com) he spend with us almost two weeks and we are very lucky to get such a nice and friendly man as our driver. He knows the country very well and is very selflessly helpful (he shared his experiences and recommended us to visit some places which all of us enjoyed very much), also helped to negotiate the prices or made arrangement by himself on our behalf in order to minimize the costs. God bless him 🙂
Stayed July 2013, traveled with family