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Taxi and driver required for Journeys in Sri Lanka

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1. Posted by michelebrown (First Time Poster 1 posts) 51w

We are travelling for 15 days in Sri Lanka in November, commencing on 14th.
We have a rough itinerary and most places to stay identified,via the Lonely Planet guide etc, but need a reliable, honest, knowledgeable and reasonably priced, taxi driver to help us get around.
If anyone reads this perhaps you will get in touch and we can share our itinerary and see which bits, if not all, you could help us with.
Or alternatively, if anyone has the name and contact details of a good driver, that they have used in the past, perhaps you will share there details with us.

Thank you in anticipation

Kind Regards
Michele & Mike

2. Posted by berner256 (Travel Guru 497 posts) 51w

You shouldn't have any problems finding a driver. I paid about $60 per day for a car and driver to take me on a route similar to yours in 2012. See this link:

https://secure.travellerspoint.com/member_map.cfm#/tripid/697950/stopid/4087950

I got my excellent driver through the guest house where I was staying. I generally have found that you can get a driver and car for around $50 to $80 per day in Asia.

Sorry I don't have time to contact my driver to see if he is interested. I'm on my way to West Africa.

3. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3711 posts) 51w

I hired a driver in Sri Lanka who was excellent - I have sent you a private message with his details.

[ Edit: Edited on 30-Sep-2015, at 08:40 by bex76 ]

sri lanka

11 stops on this trip

  1. Colombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka
    14 Nov-14 Nov
  2. Jetwing Blue, Porutota Road, Negombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka
    14 Nov-15 Nov
  3. The Lake Hotel, Polonnaruwa, North Central Province, Sri Lanka
    15 Nov-18 Nov
  4. Sigiriya, Central Province, Sri Lanka
  5. Dambula, Central Province, Sri Lanka
  6. Haven Upon Hills, Kandy, Central Province, Sri Lanka
    18 Nov-19 Nov
  7. Nuwara Eliya, Central Province, Sri LankaHeidi's Home 12A, glen field Badulla Road, magasthota, Nuwara Eliya 22200
    20 Nov-21 Nov
  8. EllaFreedom Guest Inn 132/1. Passara road, Ella, 90090
    21 Nov-22 Nov
  9. Tissamaharama, Southern Province, Sri Lanka My Village S/N court road, Punchi Akurugoda,82600 Tissamaharama
    22 Nov-23 Nov
  10. Mirissa, Southern Province, Sri LankaChacha Villa 94 77 382 84 25
    23 Nov-28 Nov
  11. Colombo Courtyard, Alfred House Avenue, Colombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka
    28 Nov-30 Nov