I contacted Olanka online about our planned family trip to Sri Lanka. Thamashiya did a great job in pulling together an itinerary that ensured we visited all the sites we wanted to see. We are a family of 4 with 2 teenage kids. Our driver was Ali and he was fantastic. Excellent spoken English and a very safe driver. Believe me, in Sri Lanka, you want a safe driver! Nothing was too difficult and he always accommodated our wants and needs. He took time to explain things, provide us with our options and then help us make decisions. We also had Huzni the photographer from Olanka on our trip which really added to the experience. He was also very knowledgable and had excellent English too. Ali and Huzni joined us for many meals, and were both excellent company. We were quite active and did a number of hikes – some sunrise, some sunset, visited a number of national parks, ate at many local restaurants, and generally really enjoyed the culture, food and people. By choice, we caught a number of local trains between some centres. Olanka, Thamashiya, driver Ali and chief photographer Huzni all added to our experience and ensured everything was seamless. Highly recommend them. Thanks guys! Rob, Oni, George & Peg
Our agent Salini was incredibly helpful and quick with responses to any queries that we had. As my partner is a wheelchair user we asked that the tour cater for this need insofar as is possible. Salini put together a trip that covered landmarks and experiences such as the Yalla National Park, a visit to the beautiful town of Ella and a trip to a sea turtle hatchery, with many more locations besides. Both Salini and Dilan (our Driver) have excellent English which meant that there were no communication issues whatsoever.
We could not have done this trip without our Driver, Dilan. He was very competent in his driving, very easy to get along with and we benefitted greatly from his experience as he was able to advise us on the best times to set off etc. and otherwise tell us what we needed when going to a particular location. He has excellent English and really made our trip possible through his knowledge and experience. He also helped without having to be asked when we needed assistance with the wheelchair such as a flights of stairs/steps etc. After 10 days in his company I think it more accurate to can him a friend than a driver. Thank you Dilan. We felt very safe throughout our time in Sri Lanka and would encourage those that are considering a trip to Sri Lanka to go ahead and book it. It is a beautiful place with a lovely people and the local economy benefits from every visitor that they get.
Dear Ravi and Fernando, I hope you are doing well and also I also i hope you remember our travelling family. This time I’m contacting you with my friend Alfredo, who is planning a trip to Sir Lanka, more or less the same round we did that time, but you can give him different option. I told him that we had had a nice experience with your service. So, we felt like we had your attention all to ourselves during our visit to Sri Lanka. You had arranged our tour and catered to all our needs as well as developed a personalized tour with our own guides and driver, which was a privilege that we will not forget. Each aspect of the trip was truly lovely. The driver, was prompt, if not early, courteous, and professional. The hotels were perfect in terms of either location, amenities, and/or unique structures. However, the most unique part of the trip was having access to educated and well versed guides. To learn the history throughout our trip and to evaluate paintings, sculptures, artwork in temples and the alike and understand the meaning provided so much substance to our trip. As family travelers, you constantly contacted us during our trip to ensure we were ok.
It was amazing experience , the visit of Mali. Actually we have planned small budget and when reviwed in Google I got a good review of olanka. When I drop a message the reply was so fast and all the arrangements in Mali was amazing. Malki, the tour consultant was quite directed me and in entire trip she was very caring in each day. She was very prompt in gathering all our requirements and she was very professional. We had a long discussion and she has answered all my questions with very useful advises as she knew the place. I would strongly recommend her to anyone who is planning to visit Maldives. The arrangements was amazing and * days tour gone systematically. The actual trip was also well planned. We did not face any issues whatsoever. Maldives is very beautiful place to visit and enjoying different activities, and Olanka Travel agency are the right choice to facilitate your visit and making your dreams turns true. Thanks malki and olanka for making our trip memorable. We traveled to Maldives in the first week of May through Olanka. Was very impressed with the courteous and professional approach of the representatives. All our queries were patiently responded to.
Thank you team Olanka for a perfectly planned vacation. Will definitely get in touch with you for future holidays.
We have booked our cricket tour with Olanka 2019 july (this month). Olanka travel guys were wonderful. Very helpful with our tour group. We were travelling with under 16 school cricket team with parents from Wellington NZ. They were very helpful especially Pabasara and Randima and whole Olanka team. The bus service was amazing and the driver was awesome. Kept us safe all the way through. Always on time for us and very obliging and understanding our needs. We could not have done this trip without our Driver. He was very competent in his driving, very easy to get along with and we benefitted greatly from his experience as he was able to advise us on the best times to set off etc. and otherwise tell us what we needed when going to a particular location. He has excellent English and really made our trip possible through his knowledge and experience. He also helped without having to be asked when we needed assistance. After such a long journey with Pabasara and driver, I think it more accurate to get both of them as friends. Thank you so much both of you for making our cricket tour a success. Wish Olanka travels all the best and looking forward to working with them again in future. Regards…
After a little googling, I chanced upon Olanka Travels having read the reviews one night about 5 days before our selected dates of travel. A young lady named Salani took down all my requests and before I was asleep that very night, I had a tentative itinerary in my inbox! We liaised again over the next two days to make changes in the hotel choices (I had found one online I liked which Salani liaised with and managed to price match) and complete the itinerary. I had made the following important requests:
– a clean car that would accompany us during the trip
– an experienced driver noting that we have young infant on board
– a car seat that would secure the child’s safety for the journey
– a comfortable hotel room giving the child space to move around
– not too hectic an itinerary but covering the main sites of the area
– high chair facility at the hotel to ensure meals are comfortable for the infant
Salani not only delivered but exceeded our expectations. A final and most important note must go out to Janith, our driver who accompanied us on this wonderful journey. He was polite, respectful, hygienic, punctual and most of all a safe, experienced and pleasant driver. A big thank you to Salani and Janith from us for making our visit so memorable.
This April,2019, I made a plan to visit Vietnam, and upon recommendation of my son in law, we contacted Olanka Travel and they assigned us one of their tour consultant Ms Isurika Sadhani De Silva We gave her our plan . Our Vietnam trip was like a fairy tale, she was in touch with us even before we landed and during our stay in Vietnam. She really made our trip a memorable one. Olanka/Isurika provided the best value. We are glad to receive an amazing service from Olanka travel which was managed by Ms Isurika and would like to thank Ms Isurika for her time and support that she ensured us to have a holiday as special as she said. I recommend to contact her and feel the comfortable trip as we did. So Olanka arranged me a tour to Vietnam. I have no reservations in recommending their services. They were very proactive and responsive and put together a wonderful trip for me. Was very impressed with the courteous and professional approach of the representatives. We did not face any issues whatsoever. Thank you team Olanka for a perfectly planned vacation. Will definitely get in touch with you for future holidays
Sri Lanka is a very beautiful place and olanka travels made it possible so that our trip becomes the most memorable one. Heshanie is very sweet and friendly person and she helped us book our itineraries for the whole trip. She managed to get us discounts in some hotels and upgrades. Charith is a humble, friendly person. He entertained us with sharing histories of Sri Lanka and personal as well. He is a very funny guy. We had a lot of fun especially in the train ride. That was a really great experience with beautiful sceneries. All arrangements like our transportation , stay , food , activities , sight seeing and all that was expected were as per the commitments and was as per the expectations . Great holiday and one we will always remember. I would highly recommend Olanka Travels to anyone. Excellent and very professional service from start to finish with a very personal touch.Over all Heshanie and Charith,have done a good job for us. All of us are very happy on the service extended while our stay in Sri Lanka and enjoyed the Trip. We will work with OLANKA TRAVELS SRI LANKA, for our future Holidays to Sri Lanka.
Thank you so much Olanka Travels for a great experience of our lovely honeymoon start to end. The communication during the sales stage was great. Maheshi, our sales rep and contact throughout the trip was excellent. She tailored our itinerary until we were satisfied and was always available despite the time difference before the holiday. Landing in Sri Lanka was nice easy with our driver arranged by Olanka waiting with our names at the arrivals area. The itinerary and trip were great. There were some long journeys but if you want to squeeze as much as you can within 9 days, then travelling is a must. Our driver, Kaushlya was great. He was kind, talkative and made us feel safe the entire holiday. His knowledge of Sri Lanka was excellent, and we felt safe during the long drives. He also took great pride in looking after his car. It was always clean and comfortable.
The hotels selected by Maheshi at Olanka Travels were also amazing. We even received a free upgrade on one of them! She also provided us with a small gift on our departure. Thank you Olanka Travels for a great holiday for organizing such a wonderful honeymoon tour for both of us!
Thank you so much Olanka Travels for the great experience that you arranged from the start to end. Myself and husband had been to Maldives for our honeymoon. We just had finished off our honeymoon vacation with Olanka. We both were very impressed with the courteous and professional approach of the representatives. All our queries were patiently responded to. The actual trip was also well planned. We did not face any issues whatsoever.
Everything was well organized and planned by our tour consultant Malki. She was very prompt in gathering all our requirements and she was very professional. We had a long discussion and she has answered all my questions with very useful advises as she knew the place. I would strongly recommend her to anyone who is planning to visit Sri Lanka.
The best part is that they had the courtesy checking upon us even after we landed in Maldives. Amazing!
The hotels they suggested us was awesome. They were clean and comfortable with lots of amazing sceneries. We had a great time there as well as the food menu was excellent. Thank you team Olanka for a perfectly planned vacation. Will definitely get in touch with you for future holidays and a big thank for making our lovely honeymoon with full of glamour and elegance!