TripAdvisor

 

Edgars (Lithunia)

Thank you very much for the trip – everything was according to plan and our wishes!

We ‘ll definitely suggest you as a travel agents if our friends decide to come to Srilanka.

Udovič (Slovenija)
Srečali smo kar nekaj Slovencev, tudi par s Primorske, ki obiskuje Šri Lanko že vrsto let, oz. na nek način tudi biznisirajo tam s svojimi izdelki. Naš mladi šofer je bil krasen fant, tako zelo odgovoren za svoja leta, zelo previden šofer in kar dobro je znal angleško. Veliko nam je tudi povedal. Da ne govorim o raftingu, to je bil pa res mega dogodek, tudi to vsakemu priporočamo 🙂 Skratka, res smo se imeli lepo in vreme nam je služilo do zadnjega dne.

Tija B. (Slovenia)
To travel with Why not getaways is like you travel with people you have known for ever. When we were planning the trip we almost asked every single details and there was no problem - we got all the answers in due course. The trip was well-organized. Despite of the bad weather, we spent a great time in Sri Lanka. The accommodations were comfortable, the staff and the driver we had were super kind and amusing. The driver was also well informed about culture and the island in general, so we acquired quite good knowledge about it. To sum up the trip was amazing! Actually, there are no words to describe it, really.

Louise (Netherlands)
We are extremely satisfied about all the things Why Not Getaways arranged for us. Before arriving in Sri Lanka we emailed many times with Anja to create the perfect tour for us. She always answered our questions within the same day! Our 8 days visit to Sri Lanka included a turtle hatchery in Kosgoda, Galle, safari in Yala NP, Ella, waterfalls, Kandy, Millennium Elephants Foundation, Matale, Dambulla, safari in Minneriya NP, Sigiriya Rock, dolphins tour near Trincomalee and snorkeling around Pigeon Island. We are sure we wouldn't have seen and done all those amazing things when we would have been travelling with the local transport. Rehan is such a friendly, happy, trustworthy and experienced driver! And he really likes to make photos! We laughed a lot during our many hours travelling in the car, learned about the Sri Lankan culture and unless the crazy Sri Lankan driving style we felt safe in our new Suzuki Wagon. We met Rusiru, also very friendly and a good driver, shortly in Kandy (we visited the Temple of the Tooth together) and during our final trip from Waikkal (Negombo) to the airport. We had an amazing time in Sri Lanka and highly recommend travelling with WNG! Anja, Rusiru and Rehan went above and beyond our expectations. Thank you, guys!

Dave (UK)
From the start Anja and Rusiru were amazing. Anja helped organise every detail with constant emails (as we asked lots of questions) and new ideas so that our trip was perfect. On arriving in Sri Lanka our luggage had been left in Doha, so we were an hour late, but Rusiru was still waiting and greeted us with a smile. We had the most amazing time and everything was executed perfectly!!! Rusiru even sorted out the return and transportation of our luggage once it finally arrived!. The hotels that we stayed in were amazing and surpassed our expectations. They were accommodating and due to poor weather we were able to adapt our itinerary, so that we could still experience Sri Lanka. We would definitely recommend Why Not Getaways, and next time we visit Sri Lanka, these will be the first people we call.

Sabrina (Germany)
We arrived - they were there. We had questions - they answered and showed us the Sri Lankan life. We wanted some special places, not full of tourists - we got them! We wanted delicious Sri Lankan food - we got it!! We wanted action - Hell yeah! We had action! We wanted nice beaches - we were in a white turquoise heaven! We wanted to go shopping - we were in our special paradise.We wantet to get to know the country and the culture. Who else can tell you better than the people who live there? We had the pleasure to get to know Rusiru and Anja, the owners. They were always frindly, pacient and very relaxed. At first, they asked us what kind of holidays we are looking for. Like relaxed on the beach, a city-shopping tour, a nature trip....... Of course we wanted everything. And abracadabra... They made everything happen. We just had the best hotels, they always organized a driver for a private car, a tuctuc or they came in person to check how we`re doing and if everything is ok. When we met we had a lot of questions about our trips, the country, the nature, the religions....They didn´t just answer, they explained and showed us everything what´s possible Psssst...I felt like they are waiting for new questions to answer. 😉 In fakt: They are really organized, know what they´re talking and planning and care about your well-feeling. You can´t have better holidays than with them. Actually I am already planning to go with them again next time. Even we were there for two weeks and our days were really ful, there was not enough time to see the colorful variety of the ful prettyness of the country. We say "thank you" for such great holidays you organized for us. See you again 🙂

Wendie, Joeri, Thor & Lio
Me, family with 2 boys, booked some trips with TA WNG and they were all great!! Safari, cooking class, local village, trip to lion rock... really worth it! no doubt about it....Anja & Rusiru are the best guides you can get to show you the real Sri Lankan way of life!... and the people who work with them also share their good vibes (: it was a real pleasure to spend time with them! we had a very nice time ... so if you want to discover Sri Lanka in a very honest, pure & unforgettable way, book with them! you won't feel like 'just another client' but you'll feel like discovering this beautiful country with very nice people you truely can rely on! .. AND they have a good sense of humor too (: why not gettaway's, you're the best!!

Stu (New Zeland)
My girlfriend and I went to a local family home for a cooking class/demonstration. We helped the family to make 6 different curry dishes. It was great to see food being made from scratch in a very traditional way. It was definitely a slice of Sri Lankan life that most tourists will not see. I would recommend it highly!

Adelita (Italy)
We traveled with agency why not getaways, it was my whole family and some friends, there was nine of us, and they made all nine of us more than satisfied with our trip, i believe most of us will be coming back on that amazing island. In a short time we were there, we've seen so much, it was perfectly organised, first few days we stayed in Kandy, went rafting, we were riding elephants, went to sigiriya, also in udawatta kelle - jungle in the middle of Kandy, and we visited some temples. For all that time we had a rented super cool van, and an amazing driver. Hotels we stayed in were also great, different than ours but still great. After kandy we went to seaside, on the way we went to safari, and then to hikkaduwa where we stayed in a beach hotel, and had few days to relax on their amazing beaches, went surfing, snorkeling, went to Galle, and so on and on, the last day we spent in Colombo - shopping. Food was great, and people are all so nice, you almost can't believe such kindness exists. For me, Anja and Rusiru did more than everything, and more than an amazing job. I highly recommend their agency, because they will organise you a trip you couldn't even dream of. Everything you ever wanted and more, so thank you Why not getaways and I will be back ! 🙂

Jan (Slovenia)
Okay, so we arrive to Colombo, Sri Lanka. No idea where we are and no idea who we are. Now, that i know how it looks like, i am even more gratefull to Anja and Rusiru (Why not get aways) for guiding us for 2 weeks all over Sri Lanka. What i loved the most about our trip was the organisation. If we wouldnt have traveled with this agency, we would maybe see only about 30% of thing that we saw and expirience even less of pure traditional Sri Lanka. They are really flexible and you can arrange your trip as you would like it to be! They provide a perfect combination of sightseing and expiriencing the traditional Sri Lanka. So Anja and Rusiru, thank you again for all the time you dedicated to make our trip a pure perfection, which i will always hold in my memory!

Ljuba (Slovenia)
Positive first contacts, - up to date informations, - excellent itinerary "a` la carte" for 14 days, - arrangement to meet locals in their home, - wonderfull trekking through tropical forest (leeches included), tea and rice plantations ... and much more; - accomodation in very good, clean guest houses with good position; - modern van; - we have to mention our expert driver/guide Mr. Rehan because of whom we visited both govermental and private schools. We absolutely recommend the turist agency "Why not getaway" to everybody! 5 high school retired teachers

Sanja (Slovenia)
We visited Sri Lanka (two families with four small kids) with WNG on a recommendation of a friend who also traveled with them. And we have not made a mistake! We contacted Anja (the boss) four months before the trip and she carefully organized itinerary suitable for the children. All communication with Anja was fast, friendly and inspiring. We were in contact whit Anja even during the trip and she was non-stop available for any our need. Everything went as planed and agreed. We ware a little worried before the trip mainly due to the small children, but our guide Rehan made the journey stress-less. Compliments goes to always smiling guide Rehan for his kindness, willingness to help and to continuously adapt schedules, awaiting us when children were resting and to narrate the history and characteristics of this exceptional country. The children have had very fond of him, especially the youngest 9 month old baby. Thanks also goes to the driver who kept us safe and a drove very carefully. Van was excellent and very comfortable. We are surprised and pleased by how friendly the locals are, the beauty of Sri Lanka, which has really a lot to offer and certainly we will return again. We highly recommend Agency WNG, you will not regret! 🙂

Luca (Dubai)
I was looking for a professional but convenient agency to spend 3 days visiting Sri Lanka.. WNG has by far matched all my expectations!
Itinerary was perfect and customized to my needs, welcoming was professional and full of information, trip was comfortable and fun but also helped me to discover the soul of the country. I strongly recommend this agency, probably the best I ever used in the last 10 years of travelling!! I only wish I had more days to travel the country 🙂

Bojana (Slovenia)
If you are looking for a flexible and reliable tour operator where you are a human not a number, then go with the WNG! We booked a 10 day family tour with WNG. It was definitely the best experience with tour operator ever! It was a very proactive and professional attitude from the very first contact. The plan of the tour was customized to our needs, also because of travelling with a child, and still there was something for everyone. But the real thing started when we landed in Colombo in middle of the night. Everything was as agreed, driver waiting for us and we experienced the smoothest, most trustworthy, flexible and EXCITING family tour ever. Since we are strongly convinced that the experience wouldn’t be the same without the right person being there, ask for the driver Rehan, who took care of everything and made sure that our experience was an unforgettable one! This is the right way forward and thank you Anja, Rusiri and Rehan!

Androslav
We booked 6 day trip with WNG. They were really very flexibile. Before we went to the trip, they have answered us all the questions. The answers were very extensive and truthful. Everything on the tour was as they told us and even much better. Our driver and guide Asa was one of the most kind, trustworthy and courteous man we ever met. Rusiri has a lot of knowledge and he explains us everything we want to know. Anja understand very well what the european traveler need and she really take care for us and we were not just numbers. Even a few days after the tour, she helped us with some information and reservation...Our six day trip was very exciting and fullfield with experiences and wonderfull surprises. We only wish, we had more days like that in our lives...We strongly recommend Why Not Getaways!

Catherine and Alun (France)
MY husband and I have just done a one day cooking course arranged by Rushiru. I cannot recommend them highly enough. The cooking course was far more than we imagined as not only did we get to cook lots of local dishes in a locals home but Rushiru is a fund of information about his country and his depth of knowledge was enormous. He seemed genuinely happy to share this knowledge with us and so much more. We learnt a huge amount. In just a few hours, cooking, history, places to explore on our own etc etc. Everything was extremely well arranged via e mail with tuk tuk pick up and drop off, translation, cooking lessons, receipes sent to us by e mAil post course etc and amazing value for money. Thank you for your time And answering all our questions about Sri Lanka. We will recommend you to all our friends hoping to visit your country. Carry on doing what you are doing and you will be very successful. Many thanks for a great day

MELISSA & ANDI (Germany)
We had a great holiday in Sri Lanka in June 2016! We did a 10days tour and we really enjoyed all the time. Especially loved the Millenium elephant foundation mit bathing and riding the elephant, the Sigiriya rock, Ella train ride and Rafting in Kitulugala. We were so lucky with our driver Rehan, who is so friendly, his English is also well and he always adapted to our special wishes. We really recommend doing your Sri Lanka tour with WNG! Thanks again for everything!

MOJCA, BRANKO, TATJANA, ORLANDO, MARIJA, IZTOK, METKA IN DANILO (Slovenia)
We liked the way you handle things calmly. We also felt safe in the hands of our driver and of course Rusiru is also a great driver. We could never handle Srilanka’s traffic on our own. He also explained a lot of things to us regarding the country, Buddhizem, politics, history…We like they way you two young people are trying to get better and better all the time. We wish you lots of success with Why Not Getaways. We”ll surely recommend you to our friends if they decide to visit Sri Lanka

LIDIJA & SLAVKO (Slovenia)
Nicely organized and interesting journey. In just 6 days they included a lot, actually everything we wanted to see and what had left many beautiful memories of the land of friendly people and beautiful nature. We recommend the company and thanking Anja for all her hard work and good organization

ANITA & IGOR (Slovenia)
An excellent and unforgettable experience with the travel agency WNG. It was a safe, fun and very interesting trip around Sri Lanka. We are returning home with a lot of new impressions and nice memories. WE WOULD RECOMEND IT TO EVERYBODY!

Romana & Gašper (Slovenia)
A wonderfully organized trip. We visited the stone temple in Sigiriya, temple in Anuradhnapura, Dambulla, Kandy city and had the chance to observe a leopard in the Yala national park. Rusiru tried very hard while we were exploring and sightseeing, and he was happy to answer all of our many questions. The journey ended to fast, but it will remain in our memory as a wonderful once in a lifetime experience.

Mojca & Patrick (Slovenia)
MOJCA: An excellent 9 days trip with the agency Why Not Getaways. All communication before arriving with Anja was flawless. They work in a very professional, correct and flexible way. From our guide (and owner of the agency) Rusiru we got priceless advice and tips for the rest of our around Sri Lanka (Which you can’t find in a book like Lonely Planet). 🙂 The accommodation was great. I strongly recommend them. I would like to thank the whole WNG team for an unforgettable experience.   PATRICK: I was able to experience many wonderful things under the guidance of Rusiru our guide. He always did his best to make sure that we saw as much as possible and let us feel the real Sri Lanka. One of the highlights of our trip was the SAFARI where I was able to see more than 100 elephants.  I also need to mention the visit of a local village where I ate the best rice and curry in Sri Lanka which was highlighted by the happy family. Thank you Rusiru for an exceptional adventure and pleasant company. 🙂

Zdenko & Company (Slovenia)
An interesting adventure in a nice and beautiful country. I would like to thank you for all your efforts, patience and cooperation with the organization of the trip already before arriving to Sri Lanka. During the trip the country was introduced to us in a way we imagined… Not just the statistic and history but also people, habits, local food, local lifestyle, schools and more and more. We were able to get answers to all that since our guide/driver was a local.

Petra B. (Slovenia)

If you don`t have any plans, you are bored, or you just want more and feel the connection with the locals and local culture, than this agency is the right decision. If you need a transfer, good guiding or trips adjusted to your own wishes, I definitely recommend them!!

Nataša (Slovenia)

I wanted to thank you again for making our trip around Sri Lanka so enjoyable! Everything was planned as we wanted or even better. We had a wonderful  time and Budikka was the best driver we could get. On our last day it was really hard to say goodbye.

 Your agency does an excellent job, and I would certainly recommend it to anyone planning on visiting your beautiful country!

Ingrid P. (Slovenia)

My daughter awaited me in Sri Lanka and she organized an unforgettable trip for me in the cooperation with Rusiru. hiring a driver made it possible to visit many different places, which I couldn’t otherwise. A tea factory that is not that touristic and therefore felt more real, visiting tea plantations, trekking in a jungle, visiting Millennium Elephant foundation, beautiful beaches and unforgettable shopping time. We discovered all the small hidden places of Sri Lanka. It was easy to travel big distances, not like the first time when I came and we traveled in buses, that was tiring… What can I say? It was great, magical and unforgettable, so thanks to the agency and all their co workers to make this happen.

Meta & Lana (Slovenia)

Russa and Lokka are the best! If you want to experience the best of Sri Lanka, travel with why not getaways! You won’t regret it! =))

Family Šlebnik (Slovenia)

I have a message for everybody who wants to travel to Sri Lanka: Don’t hesitate, book your ticket today! Take your time; choose the Why not get a way-s? Travel agency and we can assure you, you won’t regret it! Top agency with a top offer, which is adjusted to your wishes, plans and budget. An agency that is sensitive towards children and knows how to adjust also during your travels to make your wishes come true!!!

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Samo T. (Slovenia)

We were looking around a lot for a good value for money tour of Sri Lanka arrangement before finding Why Not Getaway-s almost by chance. All communication with mr. Rusiru was prompt and highly professional, with a lot of welcome advice in planning our tour. The decision was obvious.

The professional attitude continued throughout our entire 8 days / 7 nights tour and beyond, until we left Sri. Lanka. Mr. Buddika was a very good, safe and attentive, although not very eloquent driver, which was what we were looking for. The accommodation choice was good and the tour was planned in such a way, that we visited all the major attractions. We had a unforgettable experience traveling around Sri Lanka as a family with two small kids (age 2 and 4), as well as in spending our last week just to relax on the beach in Unawatuna, enjoying the 'cabana' accommodation chosen by Why Not Getaway-s.

Although mr. Rusiru seems specialized in Slovenian guests, we would like to highly recommend him and his company to anyone who wants to spent a stress-free holiday in Sri Lanka.

Mitja & Family (Slovenia)

Anja was a big help to us while organizing our trip and we had a really understanding driver. Our kids enjoyed a lot.

Impression as a parent: It was great!

Aleš R. (Slovenia)
Everything was OK, all the problems were solved in a minute, and despite the confusion on the roads I felt safe. Include a cricket game in your itinerary, for Slovenians it an exotic game!

Group from Slovenia

»Positive and warm land of smiling people!«

»A fantastic gift for my birthday! Great fun. Very very positive experience. I would like to move there! (Lea, 10 years)«

»We were extremely satisfied with the organization management, excellent driver and the bus. Anja and Rusiru were deserving for all the information available and interpretations, so I would recommend to all who want at least a little taste of Sri Lanka to travel with WNG.«

»If I went again to Sri Lanka I would travel again with WNG!«

Impressions of parents:

»The organized trip isn’t tiring and perfect for children. (Child 10 years)«

»My impressions are very positive. (Child 9 years old)«

»We traveled with an adolescent daughter, who had no special requirements. I thought the program was very appropriate. (Teenage girl 14 years)«

Nika (Slovenia)

While traveling around Sri Lanka, my friend and I spend 3 very interesting days with Rusiru. The tour was shot but very intense, tailored to our requests – we wouldn’t have been able to cover everything with the local transport. Together we visited the heritage sites in the Cultural Triangle, spice garden, woodcarving and tea factories, Millennium Elephant Foundation, and safari in Kaudulla NP. We were really lucky as we saw about 200 elephants there – it was amazing!!

Rusiru told us about local culture and habits, some (historical) facts, and stories. However, I appreciated even more his patience answering all kind of my (sometimes funny) questions. This tour gave a touch of local flair to our holidays and it was great fun. In addition he helped us organise some other things for the journey we did on our own. Isthuti!!

Aleš & Urška (Slovenia)
A very good and trustworthy agency. If it’s the only shock you would like to experience a cultural shock then you should travel with a good and repayable agency and that is for sure Rusirus Why Not Getaway-s!