VISA: (www.eta.gov.lk), please print out your visa and get it ready for check-in in. After arrival to Sri Lanka, you will be asked to fill in an arrival card.
TICKETS: Print out the flight info and boarding passes, please ensure the data and information are all correct, and make sure the dates correspond with the contract.
GENERAL INFORMATION: General information you can find on our website.
AFTER ARRIVAL: After passing through the checks and collecting your entire luggage, you will be greeted by your driver in the arrival hall.
You will also find numerous bureaux de change and ATMs in the arrival hall. Ask your driver to assist you with getting your Euros, Pound Sterling or US dollars changed for Sri Lankan Rupees. It is advised that you calculate the amount of Rupees you will require for entrance fees and personal expenses before you arrive in Sri Lanka. The lunch cost is on average $10 per person per day. Additional expenses are around $5 per person per day. . Along the tour it will be possible to exchange money, but banks and exchange offices are closed on weekends and during public holidays.
ATM can be found in every major city.
EXCHANGE RATE: Roughly about 128 Rs/1 USD and Rs 165/1 EUR.
PHONE CALLS: It is a good idea to get a Sri Lankan SIM Card at the airport. We recommend getting a SIM from DIALOG, which has excellent connectivity. Local Calls within Sri Lanka: 1 RS/min.
Calling Abroad: 27 RS/min. SMS from Sri Lanka: 6 RS
INTERNET: SMS abroad You can buy a Data SIM for any unlocked Wi-Fi-Dongle. A dongle costs around 3500RS, and you then purchase as many GBs as you require (pre-paid data charges are cca. 100Rs/100MB). Dongles and Data packages can be purchased at the airport as well. Do not hesitate to ask your driver for help.
ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT: Voltage here is standard 230-240 volts. Yet there are three different plug socket types (UK square 3-pin, old UK round 3-pin and German round 2-pin). It is best to buy an adapter that fits all three sockets (can be bought in Sri Lanka).
Do not forget your sunscreen, first aid kit, ibuprofen, and mosquito repellent!
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION: We recommend vaccination for Hepatitis A and typhoid. Please consult your doctor with regards to any other vaccinations that may be required.
It is common practice to offer drivers and guides a small tip of roughly $5 per day of the tour as a thank you for their hard work. If you hire a hall porter to carry your bags in the room, it is customary to give them Rs 100 for their service.
TICKETS: at the beginning of January 2012 was canceled public entrance to the Cultural Triangle. Admission prices can be found here.
PRICES for water bottles is on average 70 per Rs 1.5 l for bottle, for beer is around Rs 180 / large beer at the store, fresh juice costs around Rs 350.
On your journey don’t forget to TASTE Sri Lanka‘s traditional drink – King Coconut Water, which will refresh you.
Take some virgin coconut home; which is healthy for can be used for your hair, body, and salads and for cooking. Sandalwood oil is very good for the skin. Red and green oils are good for migraines, joint pain and muscle pain, varicose veins, and rheumatism. Samahan – natural drink to treat fever and emerging influenza. Siddhalepa Balm, which is similar to Tiger Balm and is suitable for migraines, joint pain and rheumatism, colds and fatigue in the legs.
Enjoy Sri Lanka with all your senses!!!
We believe that travel around Sri Lanka will be a great experience for you. Please contact us if there is anything more we can do during the journey to complete your satisfaction !!!