Nuwan drove us round Sri Lanka for 9 days and was absolutely great. He took us to some great places and was brilliant in the national parks at spotting the wildlife. He booked all our accommodation so there really was no hassle at all on this holiday from start to finish. Thanks Nuwan!
We were recommended to Nuwan by friends who had previously visited Sri Lanka, and were so pleased with how it all worked out. Nuwan helped us to arrange an itinerary for a tour of around 12 days in September 2018, travelling togetherr with another family. Nuwan then arranged for all our travel and many of our activities – including travel by car (in new vans with very comfortable features), bullock and carts (to visit a local village), three-wheelers (tuk-tuks), white water rafts (a fantastic way to see Sri Lanka’s rivers), safari jeeps (in Yala National Park), and a whale watching boat (on the south coast). Nuwan and his colleague Dammika provided wonderful support all along the way and were keen to share their knowledge of the country and ideas for making our tour as enjoyable and rewarding as possible. I would highly recommend Nuwan to any visitors to Sri Lanka who are looking for guidance or support in arranging or customising a holiday or tour at any time of year.
Our family of 5 have just spent a fabulous 10 days traveling this beautiful country in the company on Nuwan. From the moment he picked us up late at the airport with a beaming smile and beautiful orchid garlands, he was with us every step of our adventure. He knew all the best places to eat, play and stay and his local knowledge was invaluable. He booked activities with reputable companies (eg white water rafting, yaala safari) and accompanied us on all of these as well as treks, sharing his knowledge along the way. His vehicle is very spacious and comfortable and we felt totally safe on the chaotic roads in his care. He was fabulous with our 3 children and introduced the friends we were travelling with to another great driver also making it a smooth way for the 9 of us to travel around Sri Lanka together. We could not recommend Nuwan and his services more highly.
Sri Lanka Trip August 2018 2 weeks
We have just spent a fabulous 2 weeks in Sri Lanka and our driver Nuwan made that all possible. He helped us scale the mountains of Sigiriya and Pidurangala – the latter is a slightly tricky if very rewarding climb which Nuwan helped us negotiate when other drivers stayed in their cars. He guided us around Kaudulla National Park and was constantly showing his impressive knowledge of the flora and fauna. He guided us through tuk-tuk rides, steered us across rivers and told us all about the local food and fruits.
While we stayed at Pasekudah resort, Nuwan was always on hand for excursions such as Batticaloa, where we visited a very lively Hindu temple, and Pigeon Island with its fantastic snorkelling.
After Pasekudah, Nuwan took us to see fire-walking in Kandy and elephant-riding at the Millennium Elephant foundation in Pinnawala.
The above are just some of the highlights of a holiday where Nuwan made sure we were at front of a long queue of safari vehicles, negotiated our discounts in the local markets and told me where I could buy cheap beer.
Nuwan has been a great host, great company and a very professional driver. We will be sad to leave him at the airport and hope to see him again one day.
The Skinner Family.
I did not want to leave this beautiful country. Out of all the destinations I have traveled, Sri Lanka has been my favorite, from the people to the food. All outstanding! Nuwan made our trip very comfortable and relaxing. We traveled from Colombo to Sigiriya, Kandy, Ella, Yala and Tangalle. I have to come back to explore more of it’s beauty.
Amazing experience. Immediately fell in love with Sri Lanka and it’s beautiful cheerful people. Mr Numan, our tour guide validated our first impression one hundred fold! What an amazing ambassador for his country.He is dynamic, humorous, knowledgeable. We always felt at ease and in safe hands. We can certainly recommend his services without reservation. Went out of his way to accommodate our every whim and was able to always get us the best deal. His suggestions where always superb. Will certainly come back again as soon as we can!
Tommy & Gail
Voyage Exceptionnel !!!!
Nous avons passé 11 jours extraordinaires avec Nuwan notre guide/chauffeur. Dans un van climatisé impeccable et très confortable, il nous a fait découvrir son magnifique pays en passant par : Tangalle, Ella, Kandy, Trincomalee et Sigiriya. Toujours de bon conseil avec le sourire et la bonne humeur, il est au top pour choisir le bon ananas, la meilleur noix de coco en bord de route. A travers des paysages et sites merveilleux, il a toujours été aux petits soins avec le petit plus qui fait toute la différence.
Merci Nuwan pour ce merveilleux voyage.
We took a chance when we booked our driver/guide, but Nuwan proved to be a real treasure! He is so passionate about nature and his country, that we didn’t just get a holiday, we got an education too! He didn’t miss a lizard on a tree, or a bird high in the sky! He was considerate to our wishes and gave us everything we had expected from our adventure and more! He was happy to be with us for as long as we wanted everyday (something that other companies do NOT offer) and was always on hand to offer advice about where to go and what to do. A real gem. He had a great sense of humour and was as good with myself and my husband, as he was with our 16 year old daughter.
Nuwan is an amazing guide! Had a sign waiting for us at the airport and picked us up in his clean air conditioned van. He has a lot of knowledge about Sri Lanka and can customize your trip according to your needs. He has great English skills and can suggest places to see and stay according to your budget. He is great with children and is easy to talk to. If you ever plan to visit Sri Lanka please use Nuwan as you will be in good hands! Thanks for the wonderful trip!
As a first time visit to Sri Lanka, It was an excellent idea to choose an internal travel agency, as it was difficult to manage personally or through another external travel agency. My choice for choosing “Nature Paradise Travels” travel agency was proposed by a good friend who enjoyed the program and recommended the company for me and my husband.
When we dealt with the company’s operator who made good effort to prepare a good offer for 10N/ 11D, with a reasonable price for 4* and 3* accommodation,
The tour guide was with us since our arrival to Colombo air port till our departure to the same air port. .
We enjoyed the whole trip as it included variety of activities and atmosphere and sight seeing. We enjoyed hiking (in Sigirya Lion Rock, Little adam’s peek, Horton place National Park), salaries (in Minneriya and Yala National Parks), whale watching and swimming (in Merissa), Turtle watching (in Madu River).
Sir Lanka is a very clean country compared to other countries with higher economy, also its atmosphere was healthy and having several fragrances (either tea, coconut, other herbs), however the humidity was high but it was tolerable as the plants absorbed most of moist weather. We highly recommend “Nature Paradise Travels” as a successful best local travel agency.