We had a trip to Horton plains with a driver from this company.
I recommend him, since he drove safe (avoiding risky situations) and fast enough at te same time (so we didn't have to spend half a day in the car).
He also managed well with a hard terrain.
We had contact with d&d tours via WhatsApp. He responded really quickly with all the info we needed. We planned the tour to Horton Plains with him for the next morning. The ride was good with stops to take pictures and good information. He arranged everything at Horton Plains what made the entrance and walk perfect. Afterwords he dropped us of at a place to eat in Nuwara Eliya so we could eat a nice lunch. Nothing is too much for him. He takes his time, will talk about everything and makes it a perfect day. Pleas get in touch with him for a tour, daytrips or longer arranged tours.
Today we visited Horton Plains, some waterfalls en tea factories. Two days ago we contacted using mail and WhatsApp and got very quick responses, yesterday he picked us up at the train station for free. Today we had a great time seeing multiple places around Nuwara Eliya.
So really recommended if you want to see Nuwara Eliya and surroundings or you just need a pickup!
Gayan is friendly, drive safely and knowledgeable. He would like to introduce his hometown for you. He can help to organize your trip in Sri Lanka, not only in Nuwara Eliya. He's driving me to visiting a tea factory, waterfalls, and Horton Plains. Considerate of stopping for photos. Just tell him what you would like to visit and what you want. He will try the best to help you organize. He can provide tuk tuk or private van with a reasonable price. Also, he will introduce the good restaurant for you. Easily contact by Whatsapp. Highly recommend his service. Value of money!
Our holiday was booked through a tour company, but there was a chunk in the middle where we wanted to do our own thing - a bit of train travel and some tours that we had organised ourselves. I found D&D tours on Tripadvisor with great reviews and we were not disappointed.
Nil, Gayan's brother met us off the train at Nanuoya, it was all really easy and the vehicle was clean and huge - lots of space for two 6 footers like us. He dropped at us our hotel high above Nuwara Eliya, then arranged to pick us up at 5 am the next day. We were only in the area for one whole day so we were keen to fit as much in as we could.
We went to Horton Plains national park stopping on the way to see the sunrise. We arrived at the park and Nil told us everything we needed to know to gain access. We did a lovely walk through the park, featuring the amazing Worlds End with the best views in the world! We saw Elk, lizards, jungle fowl and flycatchers, it was wonderful. At 2000m it was the highest that I've ever been and the views were spectacular. It was quite busy but big enough to get away from people and not feel crowded. The viewing spot at Worlds End is always going to be busy though - selfie central :-(
We then visited a few beautiful waterfalls in the tea plantations, and did a factory tour at Oak Ray Tea Factory. We did a tea tasting and bought some black and green tea - I'm drinking some now, delicious. Then Nil took us back to the hotel for about 4pm. It was an AMAZING day and he was really knowledgable about the wildlife, the architecture, the history and culture of the area.
I would thoroughly and wholeheartedly recommend D&D tours. We had a brilliant day, we did exactly what WE wanted without pressure to do touristy things, and the service was amazing. Thank you.