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Jems Tours - Travel Sri Lanka


Day Tours

Kandy City Tour & Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.
Sigiriya & Dambulla.

Nuwaraeliya Tea Plantation.
Anuradhapura Ancient City.
Polonnaruwa Ancient City.
Vadda’s Village, Mahiyanganaya.
Scenic Railway Journey: Kandy to Ella.

Transfers & Custom Tours

We cater all your transportation needs.

Meetings & Events Transportation.

Custom Tours will be arranged as your request .

Adventure Tours

Yala National Park.
Udawalawe National Park.
Minneriya National Park.

Wilpaththu national Park.
Water Rafting at Kithulgala.

Trekking & Hikking.

Airport Transfers

Airport Transfers from /to your Hotel or any other locations.

We operate 24 x 7 in 365 days.

Tour Packages

For Three, Two or One Guests

Our friendly advice and services are scheduled to give you the maximum for your stay in Sri Lanka!
Our package will include picking you up from the airport, arranging your accommodation, transport to your holiday destinations/sites, ticketing where necessary and the food in transit. We will also arrange your train tickets to that beautiful and memorable train ride from Nuwaraeliya to Ella.
The rates for your accommodation are given with a view to give the best value for money offering comfortable ‘Home stays’ where possible and hotels at compatible and affordable rates. All accommodations will have Air conditioning, WiFi and Breakfast – Sri Lankan or Western. (The rates will be for triple sharing and double sharing)

The Tour plan for will be as follows.
We will pick you up at the Airport and drive you to Kandy where you will rest after dinner for the 1st day.
On the 2nd day morning, after breakfast you will be taken on a guided tour in the city which would include Botanical gardens and the scenic University complex and a break for lunch with the traditional Sri Lankan rice & curry. Then take you to see the wood carving, Gem museum/showrooms, Silk and Batik clothing factory and show room and the Kandy city view point. In the evening you will be taken to the entertaining Kandyan Cultural show for an hour starting at 5pm and soon after to the Sacred Temple of the tooth where the ceremonies begin at 6.30pm. After that you can end the day by having your dinner.

The 3rd day you will be taken to the Matale Historic Hindu Temple, Spice garden, Golden Temple and cave rocks at Dambulla and the Sigiriya Lion rock, Village tour (in bullock cart) and also an Elephant ride! We will stop for lunch in between the visits. After the tour you can have your dinner and rest for the evening.

The 4th day soon after breakfast you will be guided to the historic Polonnaruwa where you will visit the ruins and after lunch we will come back to Kandy, have your dinner and sleep over after a tired day.

The 5th day after breakfast you will be driven to Nuwaraeliya (little England). On the way you will have the opportunity of stopping by a tea plantation, visiting beautiful waterfalls, stopover at a breathtaking view point at Ramboda for taking some pictures, and then proceed to the tea factory where you will taste some free tea and a guided factory tour. Some time in between or after the tea factory you can have your lunch and proceed to the cold climates of Nuwaraeliya. In the evening you will have a choice of taking a walk in town, have your dinner and spend the night.

On the 6th day after breakfast you will be dropped at the Nuwaraeliya Nanuoya railway station at 9.20am to take the train ride to Ella, where you will be picked up approximately at 2pm. At Ella you will have your lunch and do the site seeing. At the end of day dinner and spend the night over at Ella.


On the 7th day after breakfast you will be taken to Udawalawe or Yala national park for the wild life tour after lunch and later after dinner stay over for the night.

On the 8th day will proceed to Mirissa beach side after breakfast and generally spend the day on the beach and relax. Lunch will be provided. Dinner will be at a beach restaurant. After spend the night at Mirissa.

On the 9th day after breakfast will proceed for Whale watching by 7am and you will be served with breakfast in the boat. Afterwards will proceed to Galle and have lunch on the way. In Galle will tour in the ‘fort’ and spend the night over with dinner.

On the 10th day will visit Colombo after breakfast and will tour the important places around and after lunch proceed to Negambo. Here again you can spend the entire evening touring Negambo and have your dinner at a beach restaurant. In Negambo there are night clubs where you can visit if you are interested. Then spend the night over in Negambo.

On the 11th day you can do your shopping in Negambo after breakfast. Later on the afternoon you can have lunch and in the evening drop you back to the Airport.

This itinerary was drawn with the idea of covering a major portion of the island cost effectively and without making you feel overtired.
However you can suggest adding or reducing visits to suit your choice and dates, and the prices can be adjusted accordingly.

Following are the structure of pricing according to the above tour plan.
The total package cost for three guests will be $ 2,150.00
The total package cost for two guests will be $ 1,720.00
The total package cost for one guest will be $ 1,400.00

We can also arrange group or custom tours on request.


Best ride & impressions ever

Ann Christin, Germany

inka p aus dem Deutschen Wir würden Jems Tours jedem empfehlen, der Sri Lanka mit jemandem erkunden möchte, der die schönsten Orte des Landes kennt. Außerdem haben wir sehr viele Informationen über Kultur, Essen usw. bekommen. Wir konnten jederzeit alles fragen und haben uns sehr wohlgefühlt. Jack ist unglaublich freundlich, offen und nett. Ohne ihn hätten wir das Land nicht so facettenreich kennenlernen können. Dabei ist er aber nie aufdringlich, sondern respektiert die Wünsche seiner Gäste. Wir würden ihn jederzeit weiterempfehlen und sind froh, ihn kennengelernt zu haben. Er hat unsere Reise zu einem ganz besonderen Erlebnis gemacht.

Holidays with Jack

Zygimantas J - Lithuania

Jack is an amazing person! I celebrated my mother's anniversary in Sri Lanka. Without Jack I cannot imagine that we would have fell so much in love with Sri Lanka. Jack also helped to orgazine a surprise cake to my mother that she will remember all her life! Moreover, Jack showed the best spots and acted as an amazing guide! Thanks for an amazing week and I am going to recommend Jack as the best guide in Sri Lanka to my friends!.

A genuine guy, who we’d highly recommend

Uppence, Crawley, United Kingdom

What can we say about our driver Jack? He was a star! We were a little worried about hiring a driver for our tour as we had heard stories from others who had problems with their drivers (not from Jems Tours), so we were quite nervous at first. But these fears were laid to rest as soon as we met Jack at 6am on our first morning wearing the biggest smile possible! We had planned a two-week itinerary, moving from the west cost to the central island, before heading north east to the coast and then coming back again. We agreed a set price for the trip with a rough itinary that my partner and I created. What my partner and I found invaluable was his local knowledge and the local way of like which are things you would never really learn about unless you speak with a local. Jack was very knowledgable regarding many topics such as the government, cooking, history, Buddhism and Hinduism. Travelling with a guide made life a lot more stress free. We would ask to go to the supermarket or the pharmacy, to buy train tickets etc, and being with Jack he was often able to translate. It took all the worry out of finding places. Through our two weeks Jack never complained, and my partner would often ask to stop to have a cigarette and a coffee. He’d always find us somewhere lovely to stop. One place was on the side of a mountain overlooking another mountain where the railway line ran. We then sat having our coffee watching the train meander around the mountain, it was beautiful. And a little gem we never would have found on our own. Another place was a little bakery on the side of the road. We paid about $2 for a lot of pastries and drinks. It was these types of places that really added to our experience of the country. Jack was also able to suggest sights and attractions that we hadn’t heard of which was much appreciated. Jack is not just a driver he is also a tour guide. He kindly came with us as we walked along railway lines to the bridge and he also came into temples with us. A big part of our trip was getting the train from Ella to Nuwara Eliya, jack took our suitcases and dropped us at the train station in Ella to meet us in Nuwara Eliya (about 4 hours away). We completely didn’t realise we had arrived at our station. Thankfully Jack was waiting for us on the platform so managed to get our attention before the train pulled away. Saving us from paying a heavy fine and being rather lost. Because of moving across the country we stayed in multiple hotels, some a lot worse than we had anticipated. By having Jack with us at times he reassured us that we would be fine and to stick it out, and others when we decided to find another hotel he was there ready to help us move. It’s also the small things we noticed, such as each morning when we got back into the car the car mats were cleaned and everything made pristine again. He also kept a cloth in the car so when it stopped raining he would wipe the outside down to make sure it stayed nice and clean. I would highly recommend Jack as a driver and guide. We found it made our trip a lot more stress free as we always had someone to ask for advise or help. The only thing I’d suggest is be sure you have data on your phone in Sri Lanka to be able to use WhatsApp. It’s s lot easier to buy a tourist SIM card from the airport when you arrive. We didn’t get it at the airport and it was a lot more difficult getting it later. It is the best way of communicating between yourself and the driver for pick ups etc. We had heard that some drivers will take you to restaurants and hotels that they get commision on and often ignore requests from their passengers. We must say we never witnessed this. We would sometimes ask Jack where he could recommend to eat, but he always let us take the lead. As with hotels we changed at last minute a couple of times but Jack left it to us and said he could recommend places if we were struggling but never pushed anything which we respected him for. Wishing you the best of luck Jack and thank you for everything (hope the car is ok and recovered from our heavy load.

Great friendly treat

Rskmcg, Kottayam, India

Our family had the privilege of being guided by Mr. Jack for five days for a round the country road tour. He not only helped us plan, but also gave us good tips on many occasions. Also suggested good routes and resturants on the way. He was also a good driver who knows the nooks and corners and also how to manipulate them. Was very accommodative to our requests and even deviations from previous plans. Helped our old grandmother a lot with his affectionate behaviour... Well.. recommend him for always for an affordable but lovely trip.

Not only a great guide but also a great friend!

Haraldur P, Iceland

We had an amazing time with Jack and Jems Tours. Jack took us to places that we did not even plan going to before we arrived in Sri Lanka and didn´t even know existed! Tell Jack what you like to see or experience and he will take you there! It was such a pleasure spending time with him and the trip would not have been the same without him. He is not only a great guide, he is also a really good friend and a nice person. I highly recommend to every traveler visiting Sri Lanka to contact Jack and Jems Tours because it is totally worth it - You get so much more out of your trip with a guy like him as a guide! 100% 5 star!.

inka p, aus dem, Deutschen

Wir würden Jems Tours jedem empfehlen, der Sri Lanka mit jemandem erkunden möchte, der die schönsten Orte des Landes kennt. Außerdem haben wir sehr viele Informationen über Kultur, Essen usw. bekommen. Wir konnten jederzeit alles fragen und haben uns sehr wohlgefühlt. Jack ist unglaublich freundlich, offen und nett. Ohne ihn hätten wir das Land nicht so facettenreich kennenlernen können. Dabei ist er aber nie aufdringlich, sondern respektiert die Wünsche seiner Gäste. Wir würden ihn jederzeit weiterempfehlen und sind froh, ihn kennengelernt zu haben. Er hat unsere Reise zu einem ganz besonderen Erlebnis gemacht.

Excellent service- Highly recommended

Barrington Anderica, Surrey, United Kingdom

We went to Sri Lanka for our honeymoon September 2017 and used Jems Tours. Jack our tour guide was amazing. He was polite, very friendly, speaks perfect English and not only took us to the places we wanted to see, but somehow managed to take us to places along our routes that we hadn't considered. He was with us for 10 days and we would not have enjoyed our honeymoon as much as we did had he not been with us. It was like visiting a friend. We can't wait to go back to Sri Lanka as there is still much more to see. We will definitely be asking Jack to accompany us again. If you want to have a great Sri Lankan experience without the worry of being ripped off or dealing with a language barrier, give Jack a call or send him an email +94 76 621 9048 |

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Nastia K., Rusia

Hi everyone!
We had a rest in couple
At first the plan was to stay in Kandy no more than 2 days, but we were lucky to meet Jack
He showed us all and even more :national dances, restaurants, temples, Dambula, Sigiriya, Elephant Reserve and even village of ancient people - veda people about which we knew nothing though we insistently prepared for a travel

If you still think whether to take the car with the driver, here couple of pluses to choose not only the driver, but Jack:
- You will quickly move
- You will be busy with sights, food, a dream, and you will forget about the road
- You will go where you want!
- Jack will meet where and in time you choose
- Do you want to put on a sari? Jack will show where
- Do you want to purchase this tree furniture? Jack will show where
- Did not manage to change money? Jack will help also with it
- Do you think that well planned a travel? Trust in Jack better.

This person will become not just the conductor to the amazing and unique world of Sri Lanka, but he will become your friend!

I want to express huge gratitude for our rest and for a unification on this trip, to me everything was comfortable, warm and cheerful, and it is enough to become happy!

Thanks, Jack that made us happy!


Excellent service

David Dennison, England

Jack is a good English speaking tour guide .and His good  driver he was very informative and knowledgeable of Sri Lanka. We had a hotel problem and he helped us sort it. We would recommend his services with confidence. Satisfied clients.


Contact Us

Jems Tours

Adress: 66/2, Pujapitiya Road, Bamunupola, Kandy, Sri Lanka

Phone: +94 76 621 9048