Expert Leader - Ruwan Balasooriya
A multi-talented leader, Ruwan guides biking, trekking and discovery tours in his home country of Sri Lanka. He is from a small town close to Kandy and gained his guiding licence from the Sri Lanka tourist board in 2010. Two years later, he joined Exodus and has since become one of our best-loved guides. When he’s not leading our trips, you might finding him helping disadvantaged local children with their studies (he’s even opened bank accounts for several children in a tea plantation, which he hopes will help them continue their education).
Expert Knowledge in:
- Guiding cycling tours
- Sri Lankan culture
What You Say:
Ruwan was an amazing tour leader. There are some long journeys on this trip but they didn’t seem long as he made them very interesting with his informative talks on the history and culture of Sri Lanka and by regular stops for treats like bananas and Jack fruit, view points and waterfalls. He was very calm and well organised, warm and friendly and a good sense of humour – Lynda
Ruwan was the best tour leader I’ve travelled with on my many Exodus (and similar companies) holidays. Well organised, personable, knowledgeable and with a passion for his country but also willing to discuss its difficulties – Doreen
Ruwan was well organised and had a great sense of humour. He took time to explain the history and customs of the island as well as the geography and language. He took care of everyone. Any problems were quickly sorted out calmly and efficiently He gave us great tips on where to visit in our free time. We couldn’t have had a better group leader! – Virginia
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