I hired Sarath to drive me around Sri Lanka for nine days in February, 2011. It was one of the best travel decisions I’ve ever made. I knew very little about Sri Lanka before I arrived, and asked Sarath to give me advice based on what I wanted to see. He came up with a great itinerary for me, giving me choices along the way. If I wanted to see something, he would take me there. If I didn’t want to see something, he did not pressure me to go. He arranged lodging along the way, giving me more time to enjoy myself and not worry about where I would sleep each night. He arranged for tour guides when I wanted them, but didn’t push me to hire them when I didn’t want them.
Hiring Sarath also saved me from having to wait for buses, or to try driving myself. When roads were closed due to flooding, Sarath knew other routes to get to our destinations.
Most importantly, Sarath was always kind and patient, quick with a smile, and happy to answer all of my questions about his country. He’s been driving people around Sri Lanka for more than 30 years, and based on my experience with him, he knows everything there is to see and do in the country. Friends of mine are thinking of visiting Sri Lanka, and I have told them to hire Sarath for a great experience!