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“Our guide made our holiday so much better!”
Review of Goldi Land Travels

Goldi Land Travels
Ranked #42 of 183 Outdoor Activities in Colombo
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Goldi Land Travels is the best-personalized experience giving travel company with an emerging destination management and it operates from Negombo. It is the closest city to the Colombo international Airport with a beautiful beach. Goldi Land Travels were formed through the love and passion of travel & tourism. All of us have many years working in the travel & tourism business and being qualified under various training conducted by Sri Lanka Tourist Board. Then we have come to believe that the best travel experiences happen when creativity, care, and attention to the traveler come first. We are not just a travel and tour operators. We are actually a group that loves traveling with high responsibility, exploring and holidaying ourselves and we love to share our experiences with the world. Our goal is simple, to deliver first class service to our clients around the world.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Last year I started planning a 2 week holiday to Sri Lanka for myself, husband, 2 small children (1 and 4), my father and stepmum. After contacting a few companies we decided to go with Goldi Land Travels and so happy that we did. Communication was fast, friendly and super easy. I am a little OCD when planning holidays and no request was too much. My e-mails were answered by Gayan whose English is fantastic, he also ended up being our guide.

Planning was easy, I told him what we wanted to do where we wanted to go and he would give his notes on it and make it possible. He also provided us with car seats which saved us the hassle of having to bring ours on the plane. He organised our train tickets from Ella to Kandy and the safari in Udawalawe.

We did 6 days in Galle, then Udawalawe, Ella, Kandy and back to the airport. We felt comfortable with Gayan from the moment he met him and he made such an effort to get along with our kids and totally won them over by the end. He made our trip super smooth contacting people when needed, providing very interesting information along the way, suggesting things to do/ places to eat and was always just a text away if we wanted to do anything. He didn't even mind my 5AM trips to photograph sunsets on mountain tops! Sometimes it took us longer than expected to get places (expect a lot of that in Sri Lanka, horrible road network) but that wasn't his fault. Luckily we had a very comfortable van that had enough space for 4 adults, 2 kids in carseats and all our luggage.

We never once regretted choosing Goldi Land Travels for our holiday and were so pleased that Gayan was our driver and guide. Will be recommending them to anyone planning a trip to Sri Lanka.

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

‘We traveled three weeks in Sri Lanka with your driver Rochan and we want to let you know how wonderful our journey was. Not only because your country is so beautiful but without any doubt because of the high quality of Rochan. Rochan is such a skilful driver and guide and such a beautiful person. He knows almost everything about … everything. He had an answer to all our questions about the culture, the habits and customs, the nature, the religions, the animals, the birds, as we said, an answer to everything. His balance between being available or not was perfect. Rochan was always in the neighbourhood when we needed him and he gave us the privacy when we want it. Summarizing, if we would like to have a son and we could buy him in the supermarket, we choose without any doubt ROCHAN. We recommend your driver Rochan to everybody who wants to visit Sri Lanka.’

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Reviewed 23 February 2018

If you are looking for a five-star luxury vacation on the paradise island of Sri Lanka, you’re going to need a good tour guide/driver. We were lucky enough to have Buddi take us around the island in his A/C, wifi-equipped sedan for two weeks. Buddi is the kind of guide you want. He is well-mannered, gentle, knowledgeable and accommodating. He is easy to talk to, and will never make you feel uncomfortable. Throughout our travels my wife and I let ourselves be flexible. If we wanted to hangout at the hotel all day, we did. If we wanted to take a last minute trip to the city center, we were able to. At every instance, Buddi came to our hotel entrance to pick us up and bring us to wherever we wanted. The most memorable experience of Buddi’s willingness to accommodate his customers was during the first or second day of our trip. My wife and I had just finished seeing an elephant park and were very hungry. Unfortunately there weren’t any excellent restaurants around us so we popped into a place that was pretty much a dive. After getting served undercooked chicken and a burger with two spiders crawling on it, Buddi came to defend us and said we wouldn’t be paying for such atrocious service. We left and carried on travelling throughout the island. This is but one example of Buddi’s dedication and devotion to his customers’ satisfaction and happiness while vacationing on the island which he calls home. I highly recommend Buddi for anyone who is thinking of coming to Sri Lanka, especially those of you who would like to venture outside of Colombo and see some of the more rural parts of the island. Also, my wife and I loved the Jetwing hotels throughout the island and very very strongly disliked the Cinnamon hotel chain – just something to keep in mind. P.S. Buddi also knew an incredible safari jeep driver in Mirissa who took us through the National Park and managed to drive us to see a wild leopard (among other rare animals). Do inquire about this experience. Best wishes!

Thank travelingman999999
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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

It's always a pleasure having a trip with Buddi,,, i had him for our tour with my friends and we have done a full fledged trip around Sri Lanka in 10 days and i recommended him to newly weds and he didn't let me down, same expected quality of driving and a beautiful tour that we will all remember, i will always recommend Buddi to anyone visiting Sri Lanka ,,,

Thank Mohamed K
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Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Thanks Goldi Land Travel and especially our driver Roshan. We had a 16-day-trip in Sri Lanka last Xmas. It was a comfortable and fun trip to travel with Roshan. He is an excellent driver and always on time and available all the time. He has full knowledge about Sri Lanka and willing to introduce us the culture and local tradition any time. Highly recommend you travel with Goldi Land Travel and Roshan!

Thank irenezn
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