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Experience SRI LANKA
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Because we live in Sri Lanka, we can offer you first hand experience in planning your private, Sri Lanka tour. You’ll get:
OUR TRUSTED ITINERARIES DESIGNED BY EXPERTS
Browse our sample tours below, get in touch with us, and we will customize it for you!
BEST OF SRI LANKA
– 11 DAYS –
You’ll enjoy the sea washed villages of the south with incredible food, a wildlife safari and glamping experience that will not be forgotten. Next, you will be swept into the hill country experiencing the places that inspired the tea baron Thomas Lipton before spending a final night ocean side. This trip is recommended for anyone wanting a comfortable paced experience with sun, sand, mountains and diverse picturesque views!
ESSENTIAL SRI LANKA
– 12 DAYS –
Enjoy 12 days experiencing the “must see” sites of Sri Lanka. Highlighting the most popular destinations in a relaxing experience immersed in culture. You will go from the exciting city life, to the Kingdom of Kandy, ancient civilization ruins, a wildlife safari where you will see wild elephants and then relax at pristine beaches on luxury resorts. You may choose to add diving or golfing to this adventure and wish you had more time to spend in this paradise.
HEAD FOR THE HILLS
– 12 DAYS –
From the capital, you’ll head toward the Kingdom of Kandy, with its Royal Botanical Gardens and the Sacred Temple of the Tooth. Get ready for an unforgettable train ride to Hatton in the hill country. In the area surrounding Hatton, Nuwara Eliya and Haputale, you’ll be amazed at the natural beauty of the country. Finally, you’ll experience a wildlife safari with a variety of animals including the majestic Asian elephant. This itinerary is a staff favorite!
– 10 DAYS –
As the name suggests, you’ll be taken in by the former kingdoms of Sri Lanka with this itinerary. You will also experience a “glamping” experience in one of the nations’ less visited national parks giving you solitude with the nature around you. After considering how the kings and queens lived and ruled in this ancient territory you’ll spend one night in “Little England” high up in the tea country of Nuwara Eliya before you wrap things up in the capital city.
– 11 DAYS –
Starting in the capital, you’ll move through the former kingdom of Sinhalese Kings enjoying important and sacred sites. Then your itinerary reaches the seldom traveled former war zone that is now open for business and reminding travelers what they’ve missed out on over the past two decades! Finish your trip with a wildlife safari and a sure to impress “glamping” experience that you’ll take home with great memories. Come and see the north!
– 11 DAYS –
Enjoy a longer experience in the capital of Colombo to dive deeper into the cultural history of what was once called Ceylon. What follows is an adventure taking you to the former kingdom of Sinhalese Kings & Queens. You’ll experience the Sacred Temple of the Tooth, cave temples, the ancient ruins of Lion Rock and other ruins. A few nights on the Eastern Coast will also expose you to a charming bygone era with one final nod to culture in the ancient city of Anuradhapura.
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Helpful travel information and tips for a perfect trip.
Pack travel documents and any medication you take. We suggest packing comfortable outfits that are ideal for walking around and sightseeing. You will also want to bring one or two nicer outfits for dinners out or at the hotel. Pack comfortable walking shoes and a swimming suit. For the beautiful beaches, remember to bring plenty of sunscreen and a pair of sunglasses. For the mountains, a light jacket will be nice.
Quick Checklist For Women:
- Loose tunics are common here and very comfortable
- Cardigan or light jacket if heading to the higher country
- Jeans (or any pants you are comfortable in longer than knee-length)
- A long skirt that you can dress up for dinners or wear to be cool
- Comfortable shoes
- Swimming Suit
- A light scarf (for sun protection)
Quick Checklist For Men:
- Long pants or shorts, depending on weather
- Polos or button ups for dressier occasions
- Comfortable shoes
- Swimming trunks
- Light Jacket for higher elevations
The easiest way to get the local currency is to bring a bank card and withdraw cash as needed. You will be able to find Banks and ATMs in every major Sri Lankan city. Sri Lanka is mainly a cash society. Hotels, larger restaurants, and some more touristy businesses in main tourist cities will accept major credit cards, but most smaller stores do not. We recommend that you keep a ready supply of cash, including small change for taxi fare and miscellaneous tipping on hand during your stay in Sri Lanka. If you do pay by credit card, we recommend that you double check the receipt before signing, as working in an unfamiliar currency can allow you to be charged more than you expected, either intentionally or inadvertently. A currency conversion app on your phone would be a helpful tool.
Please let us know if you have any allergies or dietary restrictions! We will do our best to serve you and will certainly communicate this to your driver and hotels. However, we also want you to be aware of a few things. We have no control over “traces” of nuts or any other allergens in containers, or bags, or kitchens. Sri Lanka does not have the same food standards as the United States and other countries. If you have a member of your tour who has a serious condition, you may want to bring food with you based on the seriousness of the allergies. We also have no control over what insects you may come into contact with. If you are in any questionable circumstances, you will want to be extra careful.
Our drivers are licensed to give tours of Sri Lanka. Your driver will guide you throughout Sri Lanka assisting in any way needed as he makes sure you enjoy the journey and arrive safely at your destination. Your driver will be your “eyes” into the culture of Sri Lanka as he is very knowledgeable about the sights and history of Sri Lanka. All of the drivers that we work with are fluent in English, so that they are able to communicate well with you. Drivers typically stay in lodging near your hotel and are available when needed.
Sri Lankan electrical sockets/outlets have all been standardized to the type G plug. If your appliance’s plug doesn’t match the shape of these sockets, you will need a travel plug adapter in order to plug in. Most hotels will have adapters, but we advise travelers to bring their international travel adapter.
Electrical sockets/outlets in Sri Lanka supply electricity at between 220 and 240 volts AC. If you’re plugging in an appliance that was built for 220-240 volt electrical input, or an appliance that is compatible with multiple voltages, then an adapter is all you need.
IMPORTANT: Travel plug adapters do not change the voltage, so the electricity coming through the adapter will still be the same 220-240 volts the socket is supplying. North American sockets supply electricity at between 110 and 120 volts, far lower than in most of the rest of the world. This being the case, North American appliances are generally built for 110-120 volts. That doesn’t mean that your specific appliance isn’t already compatible with the higher voltage or that you won’t be able to use your appliance in Sri Lanka…you will just need to make sure that your appliance will be able to facilitate 220-240 volts and that you have the appropriate adapter plug.