What our travelers say about their trips to Sri Lanka

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Chrishanthie H
Chrishanthie H
2020-09-24
Unique Adventure tour We went on a trip to Ella with Off 2 Sri Lanka , for 3 days. It had been organized very well. We all really enjoyed. It was so much fun and adventure. We were taken to various adventure places where you get nice water falls .Our Driver Namal was excellent He was incredibly helpful, kind. It was a unique experience. I highly recommend to anyone .
emily77711
emily77711
2020-06-20
Great driver & tour! Off 2 Sri Lanka Tours were great from start to finish! I initially contacted the company a couple of months before travelling and had a speedy response from Menaka (manager) who quoted for our trip. At this point our itinerary was still quite up in the air but he was very accommodating and flexible with this. A few days before our departure he confirmed everything and who our driver would be along with details etc, putting our minds at ease. Arriving at Colombo airport we were met by Anura our driver who would be with us for the next 4 days. Right from the start of the long drive to Kandy, he gave us so much knowledge of local interesting facts that was lovely to hear. We had a tight schedule to stick to over a short amount time and Anura still managed to help us see so many sights and learn about the local culture. At no point did we feel pressured to visit anywhere and he was happy to go along with our plan, but also had suggestions for us along the way that we really appreciated and made a few extra stops to explore. We had a couple of other drivers from the company who took us to our next destinations, who were also informative and pleasant. Overall a great experience and we will definitely use Off2SriLanka tours again when we plan our next visit 🙂 Massive thanks to Anura and Menaka for making our trip an unforgettable one! Emily & Dan
Chandra P
Chandra P
2020-04-23
Fantastic Trip with off2srilanka private tours We recently returned from our first holiday in Sri Lanka. We would like to thank Menaka, Director @ off2srilanka tours who did a fantastic job creating an itinerary for us based on his suggestions/recommendations and our requirements. He was very prompt and responsive with our questions, which made the planning of the trip seamless. Once we started our tour Menaka connected with us several times during the trip checking that we were okay and kept us informed of any changes. And as we were travelling when the Covid-19 pandemic started escalating, he kept us updated on the status of the Coronavirus. We thoroughly enjoyed our first time in Sri Lanka, from the people, culture, food, history, safaris, beaches, and the fantastic hotels we stayed in - we really enjoyed everything. Our driver for the duration of the tour, Buddika was a great driver and a good guide, was always in time to pick us up, knowledgeable, Wifi in the car (definitely a plus) a good company and a good friend along the way. Thank you Menaka and Budhika, you promised us a memorable holiday and we sure did! We hope to visit again one day as we found Sri Lanka a beautiful country.
mustang1997
mustang1997
2020-03-12
Great trip!! We started off at 6 am on our adventure. It was a great day filled with lots of activity. We enjoyed every bit of it. Our tour guide was very informative with everything we saw and along the way. We were able to see a lot of elephants and he made sure we had good shots of them. The only thing we would say is to request to start a little earlier if you can because it is a long day (and you hit a lot of traffic). Otherwise it was all positive and we would highly recommend this tour !!
Amanda P
Amanda P
2020-03-03
Incredible Tour with Ashoka (Guide) As 2 x 25 year old Australian women traveling together, our tour guide Ashoka was professional, friendly and so accommodating of our needs (and crazy requests - detour for drinking coconuts, anyone!?). Ashoka and Menaka planned the most perfect itinerary for us, fully tailored to our dates/requests. They didn’t hesitate to offer additional assistance to visit a special family site for me, which meant a lot to me and my family. Ashoka was helpful in all aspects of the trip - he is so knowledgeable about Sri Lanka and its history, he knew the BEST places to eat and helped take the stress away from the usual travel stressors (currency exchange, language barriers etc) Our personal highlights including seeing the hundreds of elephants at Minneriya National Park, climbing Sigiriya Rock, train ride to Ella, our safari through Yala National Park - actually, EVERYTHING was a highlight. Our accommodation throughout the trip was absolutely beautiful, and the meals provided were delicious (I don’t think I’ve ever eaten so well in my life) Thank you for making this trip so incredible, it is an experience I will never forget and can’t wait to return to Sri Lanka. I would not hesitate to recommend Off2SriLanka for anyone wanting to experience this beautiful country - what an awesome group of people with a true passion for sharing Sri Lanka with the world.
jonny1972
jonny1972
2020-03-01
Stunning 10 day trip What can I say. From beginning to end, a trip of a lifetime. Off2srilanka organised us our trip of a lifetime. We did an amazing 10 day itinerary including Ella, two safaris, Sigiriya, Nuwara Eliya. Our driver Buddhika was so friendly, on time and such a great driver with a brilliant sense of humour. All correspondence by email via the agency was prompt and so efficient. All the hotels we stayed in were great with good levels of cleanliness and great breakfasts. We saw some amazing sights and every day got better and better. I would highly recommend to anyone that wants to visit the stunning Sri Lanka.
rekawek11
rekawek11
2020-02-13
Very good experience 🙂 We arranged our tour around 2 months before the arrival. No problems, very responsive Menaka who answered promptly (even in the middle of the night). It was our first time on Sri Lanka, and the trip was well organized, with our driver (Ashoka) being both a good driver and a good guide. We really enjoyed our stay, especially the part connected with nature - safaris were really well organized, and experienced drivers/guides knew how to spot animals. Maybe it was not the cheapest option, but it was worth it - being sure that everything works fine is priceless 🙂
Markgloc
Markgloc
2020-01-14
Great and exciting family trip to SriLanka Tour provider is great, they helped us to create a very personal activities holidays, visiting many places such as , Elephant wild safari, Hotel air Ballon, Rock Climbing, water rafting and more But the best was our driver guide Namal, that make our 6 days amazing, very helpful, know all the places , always on time and keep the car clean This is a must trip to do!
Robert
Robert
2020-01-12
Nice highlight tour We had a nice highlight tour organized by Off2srilanka for our first trip to Sri Lanka. They were very responsive during the planning stage which made us feel comfortable already. Smooth pick up and arrangements all the way made by our guide/driver Asiri. We enjoyed it very much.
Jane T
Jane T
2020-01-11
Don’t think twice We used Off2SriLanka for a 3 week trip after recommendations from a friend. Menaka was efficient with all of our pre trip details and made some useful suggestions regarding our itinerary. Our driver Thusara was fantastic. Patient with our continual questions, great to chat with and most importantly a very safe driver on some extremely challenging roads. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this company. We booked all our own hotels and guesthouse’s and knew what we wanted to see and do but Thusara made appropriate suggestions about other venues and advised and helped us with accessibility and really cared about us having the best time possible. He encouraged us to get up at 5am and we had a normally very crowded Worlds End To ourselves. He also recommended visiting Sigiriya and Dambulla in the afternoon after the crowds had gone and this turned out to be great advice. We were a family group ranging from 16 - 85. Thusara who
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5/5
Laura Hardern
USA - Florida

"Fantastic individualized tour company"

We spent the first 7 days of our honeymoon touring around Sri Lanka. We visited many places and thought our tour was great value for money. We arranged the tour before we went via e-mail with Menaka, who was fantastic. He replied promptly, created a personalised itinerary to cater for our needs and gave us advise. Whilst on our trip he kept in touch to check everything was going well.
Our driver was a wonderful guide. He was friendly, funny and caring. He made sure our trip ran smoothly and gave advice along the way. He took us to local restaurants and made sure our experience in Sri Lanka was wonderful. Thank you for an amazing honeymoon!
Tour number : N 1027.
Tour Manager: Menaka Arangala.
Date: 10/02/2020 - 24/02/2020
5/5
Tom Skelton.
UK.

"Amazing Country and an Amazing Tour Company"

This is a review that I really wanted to take the time to write. Me and my Wife had booked with Off 2 Sri Lanka for a 9 day tour around the country for our honeymoon Throughout the organizing and booking process Menaka was excellent to communicate with, he was quick to respond to the countless questions that we had, he was able to secure our first choice hotel bookings in the majority of places we wanted and he provided equal or better alternatives when this wasn’t possible. Prior to arriving he had created a fantastic-looking 9-day tour itinerary for us and we were excited to arrive.
Unfortunately, on arrival things went a bit wrong for us – Our flight was on time and direct, but somehow Sri Lankan Airlines managed to completely lose my wife’s suitcase on the way and so we spent the next 2 hours in Baggage Services in the airport. On Exiting the airport, we met our Driver, who had patiently been waiting for us and who greeted us with a huge smile and a lot of empathy. He happily took us to some shops where my wife could buy some clothes and essentials to keep her going. It would eventually be 6 days later that we received the luggage back, and this was mainly thanks to Menaka who was constantly chasing the airline for us and providing us updates.
Day 2 was unfortunately Easter Sunday and the horrendous bombings occurred across the country. Elvis our driver was absolutely fantastic throughout the rest of our trip, he was constantly keeping us informed of the situation, re-assuring us and making us feel safe. He was flexible, understanding and more than happy to amend our itinerary according to our thoughts – which we decided to spend more time outside of the big cities. Sri Lanka is a beautiful country, everyone we met was incredibly friendly and the food was amazing. Highlights of the trip included the elephant Safaris in Udawalawe and Minneriya, Ella and the scenic train journey through the Tea Hills and Sigiriya rock.
The driver was always on time for any activities. The car was always clean and comfortable, he was informative when we went to places and he was always able to answer our many questions, and he spoke very good English.I couldn’t recommend Sri Lanka enough as a place that everyone should visit, it’s an amazing country and if you do visit then Off 2 Sri Lanka tours are a fantastic company to do it with.
Tour number : N 1029.
Tour Manager: Menaka Arangala.
Date: 05/02/2020 - 24/00/2020
5/5
Catharine Donald.
USA - Florida

"Great travel agency"

Off 2 Sri Lanka Tours were great from start to finish! I initially contacted the company a couple of months before travelling and had a speedy response from Menaka (manager) who quoted for our trip. At this point, our itinerary was still quite up in the air but he was very accommodating and flexible with this. A few days before our departure he confirmed everything and who our driver would be along with details etc, putting our minds at ease. Off2srilanka Tours were great from start to finish! I initially contacted the company a couple of months before travelling and had a speedy response from Menaka (manager) who quoted for our trip. At this point, our itinerary was still quite up in the air but he was very accommodating and flexible with this. A few days before our departure he confirmed everything and who our driver would be along with details etc, putting our minds at ease.Off2srilanka Tours were great from start to finish! I initially contacted the company a couple of months before travelling and had a speedy response from everything and who our driver Off2srilanka Tours were great from start
Tour number : N 1027.
Tour Manager: Hirumi Perera.
Date: 10/02/2020 - 24/00/2020
5/5
Sally Sally.
USA - Florida

"A very memorable private tour - thanks"

Our first time in Srilanka and we loved it. I organised a private tour with Menaka, he was so helpful and prompt in responding. His expertise helped guide us to see as much as we could of the real Srilanka (at a reasonable pace!) within our budget and avoiding many of the tourist shopping traps – at our request. Our guide/ driver was with us the whole time, smart, friendly and attentive but not intrusive. Great driver and guide, he was flexible to help us get to see the best out of the places we went and allowed some free time for pool relaxation too 🙂
I shopped around a fair bit for the right tour company, as we were a group of 6 professionals from 2 continents meeting up for a holiday, all well-travelled and discerning guests! I am so glad we picked Off2Srilanka for our trip – would highly recommend them.
Tour number : N 1031.
Tour Manager: Menaka Arangala.
Date: 15/02/2020 - 25/00/2020
5/5
Ingrid Sierra.
Germany.

"Amazing trip"

I just came back from a trip organised by Off 2 Sri Lanka and it was brilliant from start to finish. They were recommended by friends who live in Hong Kong and their prices were very competitive compared to UK travel agents. But the quality and service were brilliant. To start with Menaka was great help organising the tour, selecting hotels etc. All went super smoothly before the trip itself. And the trip itself was fantastic. Our guide was very knowledgeable and we did learn lots from him about history, culture and Sri Lankan traditions. His English was perfect and he was a very good driver. I tend to be scared in cars and felt very safe although traffic was crazy at times. He took us to great places for food and was very accommodating when we wanted to make changes to our itinerary. So overall, I will recommend Off 2 Sri Lanka to my friends travelling there and can’t wait to go back myself!
Tour number : N 1041.
Tour Manager: Menaka Arangala.
Date: 12/03/2020 - 28/03/2020
5/5
Chriss Tale.
USA.

"20-day tour of Sri Lanka"

Off 2 Sri Lanka was recommended to us by an associate in Canada, and I can only say positive things about the whole experience. Menaka is quick to reply to questions during planning and booking, his emails are thoroughly professional and his follow up communication during the trip was always to ensure our needs were being met. Our “stand in” driver guide was excellent. He made sure we were well taken care of, always had a clean van, and knew lots of details about each of the sites we visited. He has a great sense of humour, and told some good jokes when appropriate. Once he understood the things we were interested in, he would come up with ideas to enhance our experience in Sri Lanka.
I really like animals and photography, so guide did a few extra stops and side trips for me to get “the perfect shot” or to see crocodiles, birds and bats! At one point, I got really sick on the trip, and he made me feel like my brother was looking out for me. I never felt like a burden, only that he was concerned. We had indicated to Menaka the route, cities and sites we were interested in seeing, and he suggested hotels, timing and itinerary. So many extra ideas that made this trip special.
Tour number : N 1024.
Tour Manager: Menaka Arangala.
Date: 02/02/2020 - 12/02/2020
5/5
Belinda Boh.
Singapore.

"Great experience with Off 2 Sri Lanka"

Menaka was recommend by a friend who has travelled using his service before, and has highly recommended him. She was right- as mentioned by many others here, Menaka was very prompt in his replies, and also really organised! He also made sure that the car seat I wanted could fit my 4 year old comfortably.I consulted Menaka in helping to plan my itinerary, and then book a driver cum tour guide with him. Hotels wise, i booked them on my own as I had wanted to experience various types of accommodation experiences. However that also meant that our driver, had to find his own lodging on the spot, which sometimes left us without disposal transport on 2 occasions, but we got to experience the local tuk tuk instead. He was a safe driver who has a wealth of local knowledge. He is always punctual, and exudes a good attitude.Sri Lanka is a lovely country with so much to offer. We will be back again and look Menaka up for round 2 of planning in future!
Tour number : N 1027.
Tour Manager: Menaka Arangala.
Date: 10/02/2020 - 24/02/2020
5/5
Prodip Sen.
USA - Washington

"Family holiday in Sri Lanka"

My wife and I had an excellent experience on our recent (February 2019) 10-day tour of Sri Lanka, arranged by Off2SriLanka Tours. Deciding on the details of the tour based on our interests was super easy through a few email exchanges with Menaka. Menaka was also constantly in touch during our tour to make sure we had a super experience and resolved any issues. Our chauffeur/ guide was with us from arrival to departure is an excellent driver and extremely accommodating, who respond to our wishes and on-the-go adjustments. He was informative about the sights, suggested the right things to see and realized our interests quickly and adjusted his recommendations accordingly. He was courteous and helpful throughout. All the hotels/resorts we stayed at were top notch, and we were able to stay in a variety of accommodations that added to the special nature of the trip. We stayed on the beach, in a forest, in a tea plantation bungalow, a colonial era hotel, an eco resort and a 5 star beach resort. I am recommending a Sri Lanka trip to all my friends. And I have no hesitation in recommending Off2SriLanka for the trip.
Tour number : N 1020.
Tour Manager: Menaka Arangala.
Date: 20/01/2020 - 30/01/2020
5/5
Fred Martyn.
UK.

"Thanks a lot for a great experience"

Off 2 Sri Lanka and its owner Menaka was only one of the many tour agencies we contacted online randomly pre travel. Menaka was the promptest, most patient and elastic during the correspondence so we chose them – although Menaka told he would not be available for the dates, as he would be already occupied. He assigned great driver guide for us. The arrangements were done. (he is not only a driver but a licenced guide as well. (That detail is important. Pay attention and ask your correspondents strictly while making your arrangements for Sri Lanka. Don’t get tricked). He washed and cleaned the van every morning. But moreover, he appeared as an ultra-trustable, good , spiritual and fun, friendly character as well. We were so glad with him that we forgot the pre agreed -releasing the van and the driver on the 5th day- condition and tried to extend the tour but it appeared impossible as the van should immediately go to a state service as we release it. Menaka sincerely and responsively tried very hard to solve our problem, and upon our final change of preference at 6 pm, driver guide gave us a very difficult and exhausting 7 hours night drive from Nuara Elliya to Unawatuna , just to be able to end our tour happily. He only left us after finding a hotel for us, we were satisfied with the hotel and completed the registration on 1 am after midnight. After the exhausting drive he would drive 100 kms more, and at 8 am he would have to be ready to pick some important military commanders for a very long trip to north of the island! I can recommend him with all my heart. Thanks a lot for everything.
Tour number : N 1014.
Tour Manager: Menaka Arangala.
Date: 10/01/2020 - 22/01/2020
5/5
Deborah Hanson.
UAE.

"Fabulous introduction to Sri Lanka"

We are just back from a fabulous holiday in Sri Lanka, We spent the first week down south staying at The Fortress in Koggala and then had a guided tour organised by Menaka. We were recommended by a friend who had been on a tour with Menaka in October. We emailed Menaka and he gave us a suggested itinerary and a choice of 4 hotels for each location and the package seemed good value and really exciting.He also kindly organised a driver to pick us up from the airport to take us to Koggola for the first week.
Our driver for our tour was called Liyanagl (Lee for short) and he was a really lovely person and very knowledgeable about all the places we visited with good English , I particularly loved all the information he told us about Buddhism when we visited all the Temples which are all stunning. The car used was a very comfortable Toyota Prius with air con and he was a very careful driver. Nothing was too much trouble for him. Our tour included stops in Yala, Ella, Kandy ,Habarana and Negombo and all of the hotels we stayed in were really great and most of them were half board and the food was very good. We particularly loved our stay at Ganadhara Ecolodge which although quite a drive from Yala, so not the most practical place to stay, was a truly memorable experience with a delightful host call Chandara who took us on an afternoon trek where we learnt all about local plants and wildlife and even spotted a wild elephant.
Menaka kept in touch with our driver and spoke to us a few times to check everything was ok . The price we were quoted was clear about what was and was not included and there were no hidden extra or issues. En route when we did trips to the game parks it was all well organised and timed to suit out needs, we had jeeps arranged for just the two of us with the tracker and Lee and there was a guide organised for our visit to Sigiriya Rock who was really charming and made our trip feel special. Both my husband and I would love to go back and explore more of Sri Lanka and we would definitely want to do this through Menaka and have Lee as our driver again
Tour number : N 1011.
Tour Manager: Menaka Arangala.
Date: 01/01/2020 - 09/01/2020
5/5
Jesstadeja.
India

"Best possible time in srilanka!"

We are two girls aged 25, and we booked Menaka for two of our trips. We could not be more satisfied!! We were traveling like queens, Menaka was very worldly, we had a great laugh together and he literally made our every wish come true! We contacted him with our costum plans and he made it happen. we were traveling in a new air conditioned car, and he was like a walking wifi hot spot 🙂 it doesent really get better than that. And he was cheaper than the agencies that ripp you of. We recommend him big time to any type of travellers. He will look after anyone.
Thank you Menaka!
Tour number : N 1001.
Tour Manager: Menaka Arangala.
Date: 01/12/2019 - 09/12/2019
5/5
Fion Rossiter.
Hungaria.

"Fantastic tour."

My boyfriend and I travelled to Sri Lank in March 2015 and decided to book a short tour for 5 days in order to get the most out of our 2 week trip in Sri Lanka. We contacted a lot of different tour operators we found online and Off 2 Sri Lanka tours and Menaka replied to my email first and offered lots of information. The price was very good and they helped us to decide where we wanted to go and suggested places for us to visit. Our tour driver made us feel very welcome on arrival and collected us from a hotel at a requested time. He told us lots of stories about each place we visited, gave us fresh fruit to try, covered many many miles in a short period and was always happy friendly and keen to show us parts of Sri Lanka we might not have seen on our own. The guest houses we were booked in were all excellent and made the tour even more special. I would highly recommend the tour that Menaka and his team can offer and wish them well with their business. Thanks for everything.
Tour number : N 0997.
Tour Manager: Menaka Arangala.
Date: 14/12/2019 - 28/12/2019
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