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.
We came across D&D Tours on Trip Advisor and arranged for them to take us on various drives/tours over the three days we were in Nuwara Eliya. This included a transfer from the train station to our hotel - Heritance Tea Factory (which was outside Nuwara Eliya), on a tour around Nuwara Eliya and local tea plantations and for the long drive from Nuwara Eliya to Weligama (7 hour drive).
Communication was great and very easy via WhatsApp and their prices were reasonable. Our driver was an incredibly safe and cautious driver so we felt comfortable even during the long drive. They were also very flexible and willing to change our booking and tour length at short notice. The driver was knowledgeable and very helpful, always offering to stop at different attractions etc.
We highly recommend D&D Tours and thank them for the wonderful service, we will certainly pass their details on to our friends.
First rate experience, Gayan was friendly and easy to contact to arrange several days touring in the area, visiting a tea factory, waterfalls, and Horton Plains. He also drove us to Yala area, a beautiful journey via Ella. Considerate of stopping for photos, restbreaks, and cups of tea! We would recommend his service, he also offered us a free pickup from Nanuoya train station, which made our arrival from Colombo easier.
My husband and I booked two tuk tuk tours with D&D Tours - one was a tea factory and waterfalls tour around Nuwara Eliya, and the other was a trip to Horton Plains National Park so that we could hike to World’s End. Both were fantastic!
From start to finish Dhanushka was professional and kind, and looked after us really well. We initially contacted him via WhatsApp (his number is on his website) and he was very quick to respond. He was a careful and safe driver, and encouraged us to take as much time as we liked each time we stopped. He was very knowledgeable about the area, and took us to two great tea factories - Damro and Blue Field (Blue Field was my favourite!). He also gave us lots of tips about other things we could see and do in the area, and even picked us up from the train station for free!
I’d definitely recommend D&D tours to anyone visiting Nuwara Eliya.
Me and my friend had a great time in Nuwara Eliya! First we were at the tea factories, waterfalls and we did a tour to Nuwara Eliya. The next day we went to World end! Also the 3th day he was our taxi driver to a place at the sea. Thats was his idea. Very good! Thanks for your time and youre nice stories!