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Driver and Car Hire
By Jagath Kumara
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You like a driver who goes out of his way to make your travel good. Jagath will recommend you the best spots, or help you plan so you can see all the places you want to!
This option is for travellers looking to do a round road trip. Pick your start date, the number of days you would like and you're all set! Once you have booked, we will be in touch to custom-design your perfect road trip with you. Please note that prices are based on a two-day minimum hire and return to the departure point. You can top up any additional amounts directly with the driver.
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US$ 66 11,985.56 LKR per day
No restrictions on distance travelled!
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The timing is flexible. See 'Other Notes' for more details
Anywhere in Sri Lanka
The timing is flexible. See 'Other Notes' for more details
Anywhere in Sri Lanka
Just pick the number of days you need a driver for, and the start and end point.
Trips available daily
Bookings should be made at least 10 days in advance. View the full calendar to request other dates.
Meet your guide
Jagath is an experienced driver, who is also a lot of fun. Travellers have raved about Jagath's services, and have fed back that he is knowledgeable, and shows a lot of initiative. He will help you arrange safari guides and train tickets, take wildlife photos so that you can simply sit back and relax, and go out of his way to make your trip as comfortable as possible.
7 years experience
English, Senhala, Arabic and a few words of French
What others are saying
5.0 out of 28 helpful reviews
22 Nov 2019 on TripAdvisor
We've visited Sri Lanka last februari and had the luck to have Jaggath as our tour guide. What a profesional in his job, always a smile, flexible and every minute there for you. We had a month roundtrip and big part of our journey was together. Jaggath you made your country even more beautifull and still thinking about it many times. We have so many great memories and like to thank you again by this. Will highly recomend to everybody who visit Sri Lanka to get in contact with Jagath for a unforgettable experience. We travel around the world but this man is really top class. All the best from your friends from Holland/Greece and hope to see you soon again!
Kulendran A, Australia
15 Nov 2019 on TripAdvisor
I visited Sri Lanka in 2013, 2016, 2017 and 2019. Jagath took me on tours on 3 of those visits with various groups. I have been to most parts of Sri Lanka, from North to South and from East to West. I have travelled from Colombo to Kandy, Galle, Jaffna, Mannar, Annuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Elephant Sanctuaries, Arugam Bay, Mirissa and many other places in between. Sri Lanka has a very rich history and culture that goes back to the BCE period. There are many historical monuments and archaeological sites. History buffs will be mesmerised. In addition, Sri Lanka has many animal sanctuaries. The country is fertile, green, scenic and beautiful. People are friendly, polite and helpful. Tours at various places can take the whole day or can be a short 2 hours visit. Comfortable clothing, hats, sunglasses, sunscreen and water are essential. Also essential is your camera. Jagath as a tour guide is very knowledgeable and is full of information. He has a good sense of humour and nothing is too difficult for him. He is ever mindful of your comfort and satisfaction on his tours.
29 Oct 2019 on TripAdvisor
Another exciting experience! Three of us have just returned from a fun- filled 18 days exploring Sri Lanka with the incredible, ever-surprising Jagath. Apart from the “ must do’s” such as climbing Sigiriya Rock, elephant spotting, village tour, tea plantations, Nuwara Eliya to Ella train journey, temples, waterfalls, Liptons Seat, Little Adams Peak and Yala National Park.... this time Jagath also took us off the beaten track to explore further. A couple of us have had multiple visits to Sri Lanka, so this time we journeyed to Jaffna at the northern tip of the island and enjoyed a surprise speed boat trip out of Casuarina Beach! Then 18 Hairpin Bend Rd snaking it’s way downhill on a seven km stretch somewhere between Kandy and Mahiyangana was another surprise. It also provided Jagath with another opportunity to demonstrate his exceptional driving skills! We enjoyed the natural , raw beauty of Riverston Peak , about 30 kms out of Matale on an early morning journey..... this also provided great views of the Knuckles Ranges. Testing out the relatively new Flying Ravana mega zipliner after climbing Little Adams Peak was another thrill for the three of us, as was Jagath locating the little Superfine Tea Centre ( which I had asked him to locate after seeing it on YouTube) and enjoying tea and cake with young owner Thiru. The incredible gardens and art collection in the home and grounds of reknown landscape artist Bevis Bawa was another exceptional experience. And of course we loved all the unexpected stops to either savour coffee at a five star hotel...or enjoy the wonderful hospitality of local Sri Lankan’s in their homes...such incredibly happy and generous people. I cannot speak highly enough of Jagath, he is loved and respected by everyone who comes in contact with him... from all backgrounds and all corners of the globe! Funny, witty, honest, reliable, generous , super intelligent , engaging and a true friend.Travel with him and find out for yourself!
Sandra U, Australia
25 Oct 2019 on TripAdvisor
I returned home today after 3 weeks travelling from Negombo to Jaffna, Sigriya, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Ella, Arugam Bay, Tissa, Galle and Colombo with Jagath. Jagath's professionalism, flexibility, knowledge and humour make his tours not just a tour but an experience. He takes you to local places to eat and experience the true culture of Sri Lanka and not all the expensive tourist hot spots. Jagath will create an itinerary that suits the time you have and what experiences you want to see. Each day we experienced unexpected highlights because of Jagath's local knowledge. Jagath is a true ambassador for Sri Lanka and one of the kindest, generous, most caring guides I have met. I highly recommend Jagath for any tour of Sri Lanka.
23 Sep 2019 on TripAdvisor
Our family enjoyed the most incredible two week holiday touring Sri Lanka with Jagath. We felt immediately welcomed by Jagath and at ease with his warm and professional manner. The trip was very professionally organised and planned making it a really relaxing holiday for us. There was no need to consult maps, look up train times tables and plan the details for each day as this was taken care of for us. Our tour with Jagath took in Sigirya, Kandy, Ella, Galle and Colombo. He made the journey interesting, tailored to our interests and an unforgettable learning experience for our children. Our children - aged 8 and 12- learned so much from Jagath. They have suggested he become Sri Lanka‘s new Minister for Tourism!! We all loved learning about Sri Lanka’s rich culture, environment, history, and life today in Sri Lanka. And our children enjoyed a few of Jagath’s elephant jokes and fables along the way. We highly recommend Jagath for his professionalism, knowledge and great company - he is also a real gentleman. Thank you for an unforgettable time for our family.
Other Things to Know
Cancellation and Exchange Policy
While we understand that plans change, we also have to be fair to each supplier, who needs time to prepare logistics for your trip such as manpower, food, permits, and more.
Flexible cancellation policy
As Jagath Kumara pays for your trip’s logistics in advance, full refunds will only be for trips cancelled 5 days before your trip starts.
Flexible Date Policy
You may also change your trip date once up to 3 days before your trip starts. Any date change are subject to availability.