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04 / 2017   »    Markus   -   FROM: Germany
 
No: 1 / 22

Wir waren mit Chandima (www.chandis-srilankan-tours.com) zweieinhalb Wochen durchs ganze Land unterwegs. Wir buchten bereits 3 Monate vor unserem Urlaub. Der E-Mail-Verkehr war sehr einfach und durch sein gutes Englisch gut verständlich. Er war sehr zuverlässig und pünktlich. Vorab machten wir einen groben Plan für die Reisedauer. Spontane Änderungen war er immer offen und bot uns während der Reise immer Ausweichpläne an, ob wir spontan noch etwas ändern wollen, wenn wir z.B. müde waren.

Zudem buchte er für uns die Hotels, er fragte uns nach dem Budget und was wir an Hotels haben wollen. Die Hotels waren alle super und preisgünstig. Wir waren mehr als zufrieden. Auch der Preis für den Urlaub war für die Fahrt und die Unterkünfte echt super. Außerdem hat er ein neues Auto mit Klimaanlage, die man in Sri Lanka wirklich braucht. Zum Gegensatz zu anderen Fahrern fühlt man sich sicher, wenn er fährt. Fazit: Wir empfehlen ihn auf jeden Fall weiter und würden ihn sofort wieder buchen.

Translation to English:

We traveled with Chandi for 2 weeks. We booked our journey 3 months before. His English is very good. He was very punctual and reliable. Together we made a plan what we wanted to do in Sri Lanka. During our tour he was very flexible when we wanted to change something.

He booked all the hotels for us and they were all very good. He has a new car with air conditioning which is very important for the temperatures in Sri Lanka. He is also a very good driver.
We would book him again.

Markus, Germany, April 2017

    by: ;  Markus    FROM: Germany   04 / 2017


11 / 2016   »    Pauline et Fabien   -   FROM: France
 
No: 2 / 22

Hello,

We lived our honeymoon as a true paradise.

Chandima is a driver and a guide. He does not hesitate to explain the functioning, history and customs of his country over the trip, answers all our questions and also knows to be discreet when necessary.

He is not at all intrusive but readily accepts our company when we wanted to share our meals and visits with him.

Through his knowledge of the country, he did not hesitate to suggest beneficial changes to our trip in terms of schedule. When we were short of activities, he always had ideas to show us his country in all its forms.

He speaks English correctly and efficiently allowing easy communication without misunderstanding.

His father and brother are also drivers, making it a family affair therefore he has the ability to be easily replaced if something goes wrong (which did not happen).

For this trip, I had in mind a specific course in Sri Lanka (the most tourist places: Colombo, Dambulla, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Kitulgala, Bentota), and I had personally booked hotels along the route. Chandima was always ok with my choices and everything went well.

If I had to go back a second time with Chandima I would let him choose our hotels / hostels and what to visit (in the North and East, for example) depending on the requested budget, because I'm sure he would take us through less touristic places and authentic, with a "à la carte" program.

The price he asked us including a 10% tip at the end (the tip is customary in Sri Lanka) was very reasonable compared to others. His price included all the costs for his food and lodging, gasoline, parking fees and guide fees, the car insurance for unlimited mileage, his entries in the parks with us.

Unlike other drivers with whom I contacted before, Chandima never asked me to check that the hotel where we were had a home for him. When this was not the case, he managed to find accommodation. We were never asked to pay him anything, he advanced us money without problem when we missed small cuts. He was never stingy on kilometers driven, ready to go where we wanted during the visit days.

Chandima will make your trip a success. Contrary to what we have done (I'm a little obsessive), do not hesitate to let him manage your trip, he will dazzle you.

Thank You !

Pauline et Fabien , November 2016

    by: ;  Pauline et Fabien    FROM: France   11 / 2016


04 / 2016   »    Mark & Anna   -   FROM: UK
 
No: 3 / 22

Chandi is a BRILLIANT guide and driver to have in Sri Lanka He is flexible knowledgeable friendly and safe and helped ensure our honeymoon was a really memorable trip

Chandi took us from Unawatuna to Udawalawa to Ella to Kandy to Dambulla to Sigiriya to Nuwara Eliya and finally Bentota and back to Colombo Airport

We often made changes to our plans at short notice and Chandi was always incredibly patient and flexible also advising us on the best places to go and things to see and do

He also has a great knowledge of many of Sri Lanka s main attractions - from the Temple of the Sacred Tooth to Sigiriya - which means you never need to pay for a guide at the sites

All in all we would wholeheartedly recommend Chandi and already have done to friends who are considering travelling to Sri Lanka A great guy

    by: ;  Mark & Anna    FROM: UK   04 / 2016


03 / 2016   »    Doris   -   FROM: Berlin Germany
 
No: 4 / 22

Unser diesjӓhriger Urlaub in Sri Lanka war wunderbar und hat uns bestӓtigt, wie vielfӓltig und abwechslungsreich dieses Land ist. Da wir nicht zu den bekannten Sehenswürdigkeiten wollten, baten wir Chandima, uns eineTour zusammenzustellen, wo wir die abgelegenen Schönheiten besuchen konnten.

Chandima hat uns nicht enttӓuscht. Seine Rundreise führte uns zu einem riesigen verlassenen königlichen Park in Kandy, wo wir wӓhrend des zwei-stündigen Spaziergangs keine anderen Touristen trafen, und er fuhr uns zu einem fantastischen Golfplatz auf dem Weg in die Berge. Die Wanderungen in den Knuckles waren einmalig, der Treck begann in einem kleinen Dorf, ging auf einsamen Pfaden, durch Reisfelder und Wӓlder, entlang Flüssen und Wasserfӓllen. Das war wirklich ein Erlebnis.

Nach den Bergen verbrachten wir ein paar Tage an der Ostküste, wo der Strand bei Kalkudah menschenleer – außer den einheimischen Fischern – und das Meer sauber undherrlich warm war.

Ebenfalls unentdeckt und touristisch nicht erschlossen ist die Insel Delft, eine der Inseln, die der Halbinsel Jaffna vorgelagert sind. Besonders auffӓllig waren die zahlreichen Mauern, die alle aus Korallen gebaut sind, denn die ganze Insel besteht aus Korallengestein. Wӓhrend unserer Rundfahrt sahen wir unter anderem wilde Pferde, einen 300 Jahre alten Brieftaubenschlag, einen gigantischen Affenbrot-Baum sowie die Ruinen eines buddhistischen Tempels und eines portugisches Forts. Bevor wir mit dem Schiff wieder zurück fuhren, hatten wir noch genug Zeit, an einem verlassen Sandstrand im klaren Meer zu baden. Delft ist wirklich eine Reise wert!

Vielen Dank, Chandi für diese unvergessliche Reise.

    by: ;  Doris    FROM: Berlin Germany   03 / 2016


02 / 2016   »    James   -   FROM: UK England
 
No: 5 / 22

Having visited Sri Lanka several times I was looking for something different. Through his website I contacted Chandima.

What a find. I gave him the task of planning and organising a tour which we called 'The Hidden Sri Lanka'. We saw beautiful deserted beaches with emerald seas, hidden temples, remote islands, trekked through mountains with magnificent waterfalls.

In Jaffna he organised tickets for an open air evening theatre production of The Passion. It was spectacular with a full Tamil orchestra and dancers.

Every day brought something new and interesting. Thank you Chandi for your hard work and giving me an unforgettable experience.

I am sure that you will get another task from me.

    by: ;  James    FROM: UK England   02 / 2016


07 / 2015   »    Anne & Matthias   -   FROM: Germany
 
No: 6 / 22

We spent two weeks in total in Sri Lanka We booked our driver Chandima ahead even if we didn t know him We told him places which we were sure to visit via email He suggested things to do additional places to go and made our trip unforgettable One of the things we really enjoyed was that he tried to find real Sri Lankan places eg local food stores or beaches or Ayurveda treatments He booked all accomodations with him and all were fine If you want to book them on your own he is also fine with that He replied quickly is a safe driver and always on time He knew how to deal with us as a couple he was there when we needed him but also gave us free time and respected our privacy

    by: ;  Anne & Matthias    FROM: Germany   07 / 2015


06 / 2015   »    Philippe and Domy   -   FROM: France
 
No: 7 / 22

We just returned from a 3 weeks stay in Sri Lanka To not make the attempt with local bus driver crazy kamikaze bus we chose the services of a driver and guide We selected Chandima and do not regret our choice Our trip brought us from Negombo to Anuradhapura Mihintale Jaffna Sigiriya Polonnaruwa Dambulla Knuckles Kandy Maussawa Adam peak Nuwara Eliya Ella Yala Mirissa Galle Bentota and finally ColomboHe is an excellent driver and also a very good guide by provided a lots of informations about the places visitedAlways smiling pleasant punctual ready for anything to satisfy our needs we spent with him wonderful and unforgettable holidaysWe recommend Chandima and one more thank you for all

    by: ;  Philippe and Domy    FROM: France   06 / 2015


04 / 2015   »    Natacha & Johan
 
No: 8 / 22

For 5 days of our vacation in Sri Lanka we trusted on the services of Chandi as our driver and guide Our trip brought us from Negombo to Wilpattu Anuradhapura Sigiriya Dambulla and finally KandyWe recommend Chandi very muchHe is an excellent safe driver which is pleasant to have on the sometimes dangerous roads of Sri Lanka crazy bus drivers He is also a very good guide He provided us with lots of information about Sri Lanka more than we could ever remember He booked some nice hotels for us to stay brought us to good places to eat and drove us to the places we wanted to visit In between he also made numerous suggestions of other interesting places to visit He basically did everything for us in a very friendly wayTo top it all on the last evening together he invited us at his place for dinner with his lovely family We must say it was the best rice and curry we had during our whole trip in Sri Lanka

    by: ;  Natacha & Johan    FROM:   04 / 2015


03 / 2015   »    Claudia and Raymond
 
No: 9 / 22

Once more a fantastic 3-week holiday with Chandi This is the third time we have used his services and as usual he was a friendly courteous polite and well informed tour guide In addition a very careful and safe driver This time we explored the north and east of Sri Lanka and it was truly spectacular There are not many tour operators going to the north and east but Chandi prepared the trip by doing a lot of research and driving the route and checking the hotels before we arrived His preparation was very comprehensive and we had the most wonderful time discovering the unspoilt north and east The hotels he booked for us were absolutely perfect He showed us many beautiful hidden locations where we met no other tourists and we were able to meet many local peopleAfter the 2-week tour he took us to a small friendly family-run hotel on the beach to relax This was also an amazing experience the hotel was directly on the beach and served delicious food Thank you very much again Chandi for giving us such a lovely holiday See you next year

    by: ;  Claudia and Raymond    FROM:   03 / 2015


01 / 2015   »    Tony and Michelle
 
No: 10 / 22

We ve just returned from a wonderful 2 weeks in Sri Lanka with Chandi He organised everything for us so all we had to do was turn up at the airport The hotels were great and exactly what we hoped for in some amazing locationsThe tour was a lot of fun with different activitiessites from temples to forts and Safari in Yala national park He was very friendly and helpful providing us with lots of details and history about the country He was very accomodating whenever we wanted to stop at a shop or to take a picture of something on the side of the road He was also able to tell us how much we should be paying for guides or anything local which was a great help as we knew we weren t paying too muchI would definitely recommend Chandi as having a guide meant we could just relax and enjoy our holiday and we seen a lot more of the country than we would have if we organised the holiday ourselves

    by: ;  Tony and Michelle    FROM:   01 / 2015


09 / 2014   »    Eva and Pierre   -   FROM: France
 
No: 11 / 22

We have spent almost 3 weeks with Chandima in Sri Lanka He s very welcoming and knows a lot of things about his country and the places we had visited He gave us great advices and satisfied our wishes during our trip Chandima has a very good english and drives very carefuly We highly recommand Chandima for your stay in Sri Lanka

    by: ;  Eva and Pierre    FROM: France   09 / 2014


08 / 2014   »    Manon & Jean-Baptiste   -   FROM: France
 
No: 12 / 22

We have spent 14 days in Sri Lanka with Chandima and it was really great Chandima is very nice highly flexible he has a nice car with air conditioning and drive very safely and that s not always so easy He knows very well his country and a lot of nice places and make really good adviceThanks to him our holidays were just wonderful In Uppuveli where our hotel did not respect the booking and most of the guest houses were full he made a lot phone calls and really struggled to find us a place to sleep We highly recommend Chandi to whoever would like to make a trip around Sri Lanka

    by: ;  Manon & Jean-Baptiste    FROM: France   08 / 2014


06 / 2014   »    Mike & Ellie
 
No: 13 / 22

We sent Chandi a list of the places we wanted to see over 7 days and he arranged a full itinerary and suggested different hotels for us which he also booked He also added in a few interesting stop-offs on the route including a fantastic Mangrove Island Boat TourHalf-way through our trip Chandi had a family emergency and had to hand us over to his Dad but that worked out fine for us as Chandi Snr had a superb knowledge of Sri Lanka too We ll definitely be using Chandi again and would highly recommend him to anyone

    by: ;  Mike & Ellie    FROM:   06 / 2014


04 / 2014   »    Zuzana & Tomas
 
No: 14 / 22

After long consideration we decided to spent our holiday in Sri lanka Our original guide could not make so we got to Chandi instead and were happy for that We spent 10 days travelling around Sri lanka with Chandi until we got down to southern beaches to relax He always over-satisfied our desires whether it was with food accommodation or sights He was great companion had vast knowledge of history politics and life in Sri lanka He also saved us at least once while climbing Sigiriya heavy storm came and we got stuck halfways with other visitors Chandi came out of nowhere with umbrellas or another time while we were wondering through nuwara ellya he was cruising around the city until he found us Other than Chandi organized for us two safaris in Minneriya and Yala Everything was superb with experienced guides and drivers jeep only for ourselves and we also saw leopards We also got a lot of insight into Sri lanka culture and life while having Arak and great dinner with Chandi For everyone considering visiting Sri lanka I say go for Chandi He is competent and reliable guide with great sense of humour great companion has answers to all your questionsThank you Chandi for making our holiday unforgettable

    by: ;  Zuzana & Tomas    FROM:   04 / 2014


03 / 2014   »    Claudia   -   FROM: Germany
 
No: 15 / 22

We have just completed another memorable tour with Chandi Two years ago we had the holiday of a lifetime on Chandi s Classic Tour We contacted him and asked him to arrange an off the beaten track alternative trip Wow what an experience The places he chose were absolutely fantastic Once more everything ran smoothly and the hotels were perfect for us His good driving sense of humour and his general organisational skills were unbeatable Once again a big thank you Chandi and we will for sure be seeing you again

    by: ;  Claudia    FROM: Germany   03 / 2014


02 / 2014   »    Henrik & Jen
 
No: 16 / 22

Had a wonderful 2 week holiday travelling round Sri Lanka Chandi was a fantastic driver and tour guide very helpful informative friendly and speaks great English Highly recommend Chandi s tours and Chandi personally a really great guy and an asset to anyone s holiday to Sri Lanka

    by: ;  Henrik & Jen    FROM:   02 / 2014


07 / 2013   »    Christine and Martina
 
No: 17 / 22

We had a very good time in Sri Lanka and have seen a lot of this beautiful Island We kindly recommend Chandi as guide and driver Everything with him was perfect he is very professional and helpful he knows very much about the Island and its history he drives very careful and he is also funny We spent a really good time with him on the tour Thank you

    by: ;  Christine and Martina    FROM:   07 / 2013


05 / 2013   »    Kade and Bec
 
No: 18 / 22

A truly beautiful country complimented by the friendliness and expertise of our driver Chandi We highly recommend Chandi to anyone who is traveling to Sri Lanka as he has a broad range of knowledge of his country is always smiling punctual and an extremely skilled driver

    by: ;  Kade and Bec    FROM:   05 / 2013


02 / 2013   »    Family de Haas   -   FROM: The Netherlands
 
No: 19 / 22

Together with our 2 year old son we really enjoyed our 9-days round trip through Sri Lanka in February 2013 Chandima is a very experiences and knowledgable driver He helped to make this trip an great experience for all three of us We highly recommend Chandima for your trip in Sri Lanka

    by: ;  Family de Haas    FROM: The Netherlands   02 / 2013


04 / 2012   »    Ray Exeter   -   FROM: England UK
 
No: 20 / 22

I m a seasoned traveller and thoroughly enjoyed my stay in Sri Lanka The island is spectacular and the people welcoming and friendly Perhaps what made it the best holiday ever was our guide From the moment he picked us up at the airport till the moment he dropped us off at the airport he was always smiling and helpful Professional curteous and knowledgable guide and careful driver I can highly recommend Chandi s tours

    by: ;  Ray Exeter    FROM: England UK   04 / 2012


02 / 2012   »    Schmidt family   -   FROM: Berlin Germany
 
No: 21 / 22

Marco Polo was correct when he said the most beautiful island he visited was Sri Lanka But what is a beautiful island without a good guide and driver Chandi was and is the best guide we have ever had in the world Polite cheerful well informed and always punctual He made our holiday an unforgettable experience Excellent value and service

    by: ;  Schmidt family    FROM: Berlin Germany   02 / 2012


01 / 2012   »    David   -   FROM: Wales UK
 
No: 22 / 22

Chandi s tours are simply the best very professional very reliable and everything done with a smile We will definitely go to Sri Lanka again and book a tour with Chandi

    by: ;  David    FROM: Wales UK   01 / 2012





 

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