SRI LANKA TOUR PACKAGE
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For a relatively small Island, there are a truly amazing variety of attractions for the visitor to see on a holiday to Sri Lanka. From the sleepless and fast developing capital, Colombo, to the ancient cities of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa with their imposing Dagoba’s, to the rolling tea plantations and green hills of the Hill Country region, to the well preserved national parks inhabited by elephants, leopards, crocodiles and rare birdlife, there really is something for everybody in Sri Lanka. Add to all of this the thousands of kilometres of coastline, studded with idyllic palm-lined beaches, the delicious food and the friendly, welcoming people and it is little surprise that Sri Lanka has earned itself a reputation as one of the world’s best holiday destinations.
Having shrugged off its turbulent past, it is now possible to travel freely throughout the whole country, including the less visited north and east coast regions, which have some of the Island’s most untouched beaches and can be the surprise highlight of a tour to Sri Lanka.
Please note: this is one of our tailor-made itineraries – all elements can be fully customized to suits your requirements
Colombo – Galle – Yala National Park – Ella – Nuwara Eliya – Horton Plains National Park – Kandy – Dambulla – Sigiriya – Polonnaruwa – Minneriya National Park – Trincomalee – Minneriya National Park – Trincomalee – Anuradhapura – Wilpattu National Park – Alankuda Beachread more
Colombo – Dambulla -Polonnaruwa – Sigiriya – Minneriya National Park – Kandy – Nuwara Eliya – Horton Plains National – Ella – Yala National Park – Galle – Kotugodaread more
Colombo – Anuradhapura – Wilpattu National Park – Jaffna – Nainativu Island – Delft Island – Kuchchaveli – Trincomalee – Passekudah – – Polonnaruwa – Habarana – Kotugodaread more
Colombo – Kegalle – Kandy – Knuckles Mountain Range – Kitulgala – Mirissa – Galle – Kogalaread more
Colombo – Negombo – Dambulla – Habarana – Sigiriya – Minneriya National Park – Polonnaruwa – Pinnawala – Kandy – Pinnawala – Kandy – Horton Plains National Park – Ella – Yala National Park – Galleread more
Colombo – Kandy – Hatton – Galle – Bentotaread more
Colombo – Kandy – Dambulla – Sigiriya – Minneriya National Park – Dambulla – Polonnaruwa – Colombo – Male – Bandos Islandread more
Colombo – Pannala – Cultural Triangle – Anamaduwa – Alankuda Beachread more
Colombo – Habarana – Dambulla – – Anuradhapura – Mihintale – – Sigiriya – Minneriya National Park – – Polonnaruwa – Passekudah – Trincomalee – Kuchchaveliread more
SRI LANKA TRAVEL GUIDE
All essential information about Sri Lanka that you’d need to know prior to your Sri Lanka tour with Avada Travel Sri Lanka.
Population: 21 million
Capital City: Colombo (population 1 million)
People: Buddhism (70%), Hinduism (12%) Islam (10%) and Christianity (8%)
Currency: Sri Lankan Rupee.
Time Zone: UTC + 05:30
International Dialing Code: +94
SRI LANKA VISA AND PASSPORT
It is a requirement of the Sri Lankan Government that British visitors to Sri Lanka possess a valid 10 year passport and that the passport has at least six months validity left after your return from holiday. Please check that your passport complies with this decree well in advance of travel.
The Sri Lankan Government requires British passport holders to have a visa for entry into Sri Lanka and you can obtain this by visiting their ‘Electronic Travel Authorization’ website and following the online instructions prior to your holiday: www.eta.gov.lk. You will need to refer to your passport when completing the online form and have access to a printer so that you can print the confirmation details. You will be charged US$35 for the online confirmation letter, which will then allow you to obtain your visa on arrival in Sri Lanka. Visas can also be obtained on arrival at a cost of US$40 without the online confirmation, but we recommend obtaining this confirmation in advance to avoid any delays on arrival in Sri Lanka.
Health requirements for Sri Lanka
For travel to Sri Lanka it is essential that you are up to date with Typhoid, Tetanus, Polio and Hepatitis. Sri Lanka also has a risk of Malaria in some parts and if travelling in the northern state of Jaffna you will need to take anti-malaria precautions. For competitively priced Malarone visit www.travelpharm.com who are an online pharmacy that offer online consultations. However as we are not trained to give specific health advice, we strongly recommend that you visit your GP surgery or a travel clinic for professional advice well in advance of your travel date. Some immunisations need to be given well in advance of departure, so seek advice at least 2 months before you depart. For further information MASTA operate travel clinics across the UK and provide a free travel
health brief on their website www.masta-travel-health.com or get in touch with the Hospital for Tropical Diseases via their website www.thehtd.org.
Please note if you are arriving from an area in the Yellow Fever zone (currently only South American & African countries) you will be required to show that you have been inoculated against the disease.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT SRI LANKA?
Sri Lanka’s tropical climate generally offers warmth and sunshine throughout the year. Temperatures average between 27-30 °C in Colombo and on the coasts, peaking in April. In the hill country, they are around 10°C cooler. The east coast is best visited between March and September, whilst the south coast is at its peak between November and March. The north and east of the island represent the dry zone, while the western slopes of the central highlands are wettest.
Sri Lanka lies 400 miles north of the equator and is affected by two monsoon seasons caused by the winds originating from the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal. The sout west monsoon (Yala) originates from the Indian Ocean and brings most rain to Colombo and the south and west coasts during May and June. The north east monsoon (Maha) brings rain from the Bay of Bengal and affects the far north and east between December and February. In this dry zone, the monsoon makes up the vast majority of its rain for the year.