As a well traveled mature Australian i came to Ceylon with modest expectations having originally planed an African Safari which was canceled. Upon meeting Nemo my sprits were lifted as this young man exuded maturity with a can do attitude. No is not in Nemo's vocabulary, everything is a solution no a problem.
I was escorted across country to the challenging peaks of the Knuckles, Haputale, and Nuwara Eliya. I'm 65 with over 40 years experience on road and dirt, Let me assure you some of this tracks were extremely challenging, Smiling Nemo told me that he also has a range of tracks subtitle for the beginner,
I chose the up to 4**** accommodation option as at my age roughing is a distant memory. I have atated in 5 star accommodation across the world. This resorts were right up there in quality with the best.
Before you think XR250 Honda would't be up to the challenge, I can assure you on Sri Lankan roads it's the fastest thing there. I'm a Honda man and the bike performed flawlessly a miner break fluid issue was a quickly repaired problem.
I will award Nemo and the crew at Ceylon Max Travels Motorcycle safaris 100% in terms of satisfaction for the experience of seen this wonderful country on 2 wheels.
Just returned from a 17 day jeep trip with Nemo and I honestly cannot recommend highly enough. Im not the hugest fan of sticking to the tourist trail so when a friend suggested off-roading with Nemo I jumped at the opportunity... and boy did ths little venture pay off. Nemo is a fantastic guy absolutely buzzing with hot tips and insider info (we probaby saved about $150 Aus dollar on conversion costs alone). We were able to tick off every single destination we had hoped to visit but also got to expereience some places that not even Google knows about. It was these little things off the tourist trail that really made our trip. Rather than being cramped in a public bus or having to organise a different driver each time we needed to go long distances, we were greated every morning by the smiling face of Captain Nemo. Our travel days were filled with rolling green hills, exceptional views and delicious local cuisine....all from within our open air'd jeep (motorbikes are an option too). 100% the best way to travel around Sri Lanka!!
Hiden virgin beaches, colorful streets, rush cities, bright green teaplants, wild majestic elephants, ancient temples, picturesque villages and extremly tasty food. This is just a small mosaic of the most spectacular island I have visited so far.
Sri Lanka was home for me for 2 lovely weeks. For me it was love at first sight. Thanks to the best tour guide in Sri Lanka I felt more than welcome there. He was not only tour guide but also our mechanic, driver, storyteller but mostly our friend! He is doing his job with whole his heart. If you would like to explore Sri Lanka in the most authentic way, Nemo is the best option for you. Everything was well-organised without any problems or stressful situations.
While sitting in front of the window, watching falling snowflakes and drinking delicate green tea from Sri Lanka I can still feel the spirit although it’s minus 15 degree outside.
Nemo, thank you for everything! This trip stays in my memory forever!