Scott Marcellos (Managing Director)

I am deeply grateful for the wonderful tour you arranged for my family everything worked like clockwork. I am sorry I didn't get a chance to meet you in person to thank you personally. As promised, your country is amazingly diverse with chilly highlands, deep jungles, safari savannahs and spectacular coastline thank you. And yes, we saw a leopard. We were inspired by your country's architecture, particularly that of Geoffrey Bawa. And, your food. The program you set worked well, especially the 5 days in Bentota. We switched to The Villa from Club Villa for the last couple of nights to get a taste of a bit of luxury, and, loved the trains swishing past. We would have liked to have spent a night at Galle (Amangalla) at the expense of one of the nights at, say, Habarana, but this ultimately comes down to the expense I guess. Notwithstanding these comments you did very well and for that I am truly grateful. We also aided your economy and acquired some pieces of furniture and statues from an antique dealer at Ambalagoda (I think that's where it was) who has arranged packaging and shipping for us. So, from myself, Anne, Claudia and Isabella a huge thank you. I will be recommending your company and your country to all my clients, insisting they go!



Thank you again Southernjourneys for organizing out holiday so well, it was a great pleasure meeting you and your team Best wishes


John M

Your planning was superb and we did so enjoy our driver Sarath. We are very impressed with what you did for us especially with a few changes to the hotels. I will certainly recommend southernhournyes to our friends and relatives. Sri Lanka is a must see destination. Well done and thank you AGAIN! Regards,


Harshana Madhushan

It took us a lot of time to find the ultimate tour guide, but I think we succeeded. He was the one who didn't want to force his itinerary on us, but he took ours and he adjusted it just as it was needed. You brought us too many beautiful places and always told about us the background in an interesting way, he gave us a deep insight to their life, culture, religion and history. We got a special treatment, the most important to him is our satisfaction. He always had some surprise to us to make our day. We got friendly prices everywhere just because we were his clients. In case of any complications, he immediately solved it, as it was his problem. He is a great driver also, and due to his presence, we always felt safe, anywhere we got. If you are reading this, stop searching a tour guide, you have found the perfect one. Southernjourneys, thank you for making our tour unforgettable. Your friends from Hungary.


Kamal silwa

My husband and I spent two weeks in Sri Lanka in July/August 2015. Thakshila was taking care of us for 8 days. He is a very friendly and multi-talented person. He speaks English, Arabic and Japanese. He has huge knowledge about the history of his country, religions, society and nature. Moreover, he has a great sense of humor and during our trip we were laughing a lot. Thakshila was looking after us also when we had parted and went to our beach holidays: he organised the transport from the beach to the airport in Colombo and the hotel in Colombo and he called us to check if everything was OK. We have been very impressed with his services and are pleased to recommend Thakshila to anyone who needs a professional guide, safe driver and funny friend. Thank you very much and keep up the good work, Malinga! Review by Karina and Zbyszek


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