[斯里兰卡]这篇既是斯里兰卡的游记集汇,亦是介绍司机导游Janakakumara Serasinghe(Sera)的推介文。This post i...o so. Just give him your camera and you will get satisfying photos!
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旧 斯里兰卡包车司机首选 - Sera - 2019-02-19, 22:55
这篇既是斯里兰卡的游记集汇,亦是介绍司机导游Janakakumara Serasinghe(Sera)的推介文。
This post is both some tips about how to plan your trip to Sri Lanka and recommendation of a excellent driver-guide Janakakumara Serasinghe (Sera).

First, I put Sera’s contact at the very beginning, everyone going to Sri Lanka should reach him at:
WhatsApp, Line: +94 71 344 5067
Wechat ID: seraaaaas
Email: janakasera@gmail.com

我俩原本有打算自己坐车到处玩,但斯里兰卡的巴士跟火车有点随性,Goggle Map找不到班次又没有公司网页,所以最后决定包车。刚巧有朋友迟一阵子会到斯里兰卡,她已经约好了Sera,我们问她取了Sera联系电话,就Whatsapp Sera跟他谈行程。我们在背包客栈上找到Sera的好评如潮,刚好他又有9天时间可以接待我俩(他前后一天也恰好有Tour),谈了价钱就立马Book他!
At first, we plan to go around on our own by public transport, but we find it quite difficult to figure out how train and bus companies run in Sri Lanka. We couldn’t find the schedules as well as websites of them, hence we turned to hiring a car for the whole trip. We know a friend is going to Sri Lanka later, and she has already reserved Sera. After getting Sera’s contact, we whatsapped him and come up with our itinerary. We read Sera’s good comments on the internet, and luckily Sera would get 9 days for us (in between other two tours), we made the deal right away.

Well done! Sera!

收费相宜 Reasonable fee

I was not the one responsible for coming up the itinerary, but what I know is just telling Sera where we must go, Sera helped us to plan the route, joining dots into lines. The itinerary changed when we travelled, maybe we changed our mind to try something new, or Sera suggested ways to streamline our trip. Anyway we talked and made things work.

Sera offered US$440 for 9-day tour, fee included:

Unlimited kilometers,
Parking fees,
Express way tolls,
All government taxes,
Passengers insurance,
Air conditioning Japanese car,
My meals.
If hotelsnot provide driver's accommodation, need to pay additional 8 USD per each night

简单说,就是全包了。我们有问过其他司机报价,是按公里收费,超出预算公里数另外收费,而Sera就是无限距离。除非酒店没有提供司机房,就要另给Sera US$8(我们8晚中有3晚要付)。 我们第一天先付US$200,余额可以最后一天才全数给他。我们觉得他做得实在很好,最后一天付他10% Tips他也十分高兴。
Simply speaking, everything is included. We had quotations from other drivers, some of them charged according to milages, that means extra money would be needed for exceeding certain amount of travelling distance. But Sera covers unlimited kilometers. And unless our accommodations do not provide driver’s room, US$8/night is needed to give Sera (there was no driver’s room in 3 nights out of total 8 nights). We paid US$200 to Sera on the first day, and the balance could be paid on last day. We really thought Sera did an excellent job so we gave him 10% tips and he was very satisfied.

食住安排妥当 No worries for food and accommodation

很有才的康堤小孩 Talented kids in home stay in Kandy

在康堤他带我们住在他朋友的家, 那里的几个小孩找我们倾谈和玩游戏,又为我们表演唱歌跳舞,很是难忘。
Except the first night, we didn’t book any accommodation (Our plane took off at 11pm and host of homestay called a Uber to pick us up). Sera recommended the rest. He would gave us suggestions for accommodation for that night, then told us the price, and if we said we could consider that, he drove us there and let us check the room, if everything was alright then he would leave.
In Kandy, Sera took us to a house of his friend. Kids there were lovely and we played and chatted, they even gave us a unforgettable performance: guitaring, singing and dancing.

而吃饭也如是, 如果住宿处不包早餐,他就带我们去简单的餐厅吃;午餐的话,他也会介绍餐厅给我们,当然餐厅的收费因应旅游点而有高低,但总的来说他介绍的餐厅是挺划算,他会等我们安顿好才到别处自己吃饭。所以那9天我的脑就没有放在头上,Sera安排得很妥当。
And so was the arrangement for getting food . Sera took us for breakfast if accommodation did not provide any. For lunch, he brought us to restaurants. Of course some restaurants locating at popular tourist spots were more expensive, but overall the restaurants he recommended were worth to go. He had us ordered food and settled down, then he went somewhere to eat. In those 9 days, I didn’t bother to think so much and Sera took care of us very well.

专业服务态度 Professional services

皇帝椰子初体验 First taste of king coconut

Sera斯文有礼,干净整洁,友善好客,工作时总是穿着恤衫西裤示人 。他英文也说得很好,因此很多香港或台湾旅客都会找他。 第一天见面,他就给我们买了King Coconut做Welcome Drink,又试过把车泊在路边买水果请我们吃。
Sera is polite, tidy and friendly. When he works, he wears neatly. He speaks fluent English, Hong Kong and Taiwan people are easy to communicate with him. First day we saw him, he pulled-overed his car and bought us king coconuts as welcome drinks. And he stopped by fruit stalls and let us taste local fruits.
When we arrived tourist spots (especially Buddhist temples), Sera accompanied us and toured us the sightseeing. If he had to be in his car, he explained clearly what to pay attention about the tourist spots: for example avoiding some asking-for-money guides, giving tips to people keeping ours shoes, buying flowers for us to give temples.

舒适车安全驾 Comfy car, safe drive

Sera’s driving skill is nice, despite the traffic is chaotic in Sri Lanka, he manages to drive steadily and safely. When we moved along winding roads, we still felt good, at least my partner slept very well. Sera’s car is a 5-seater (including driver 5 ppl), I think it fits 3 persons with one luggage per head, the boot may not be suitable for 4 persons’ luggages. But! Sera knows some friends who own a larger van, so if you are going to Sri Lanka, do not hesitate to reach Sera first and let him introduce his friends to you.

原帖地址: 背包客栈自助游论坛 https://www.bbkz.com/forum/showthread.php?t=10242641
Air con in the car is acceptable. Sri Lanka day time is super hot, there needs certain extent of patience and tolerance inside the car. We have visited the beach and we brought sands on the car, the next day we got back to the car and it was clean again.

Sera’s photography skill is better than most of the boyfriends, I guess!


Sera is good at taking nice photos, and he loves to do so. Just give him your camera and you will get satisfying photos!

原帖地址: 背包客栈自助游论坛 https://www.bbkz.com/forum/showthread.php?t=10242641

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旧 回复: 斯里兰卡包车司机首选 - Sera - 2019-02-20, 21:34
我上期六WhatsApp and wechat Sera,很快就回复。 我们先问他我们在斯里兰卡的日子他有没有空给我们包车。 晚上我们已经confirm booking了
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