Located in South East Asia and best known as the “Pearl of the Indian Ocean”, Sri Lanka is an island country with amazing landscapes, diverse wildlife and an interesting mix of cultures. From remote beaches to ancient temples and tropical forests, Sri Lanka has something to offer to everybody. 

Why Visit

CULTURE: Sri Lanka is characterized by its multicultural society, that mixes modern with old and a variety of people from different religions. This elements can be seen on their cuisine, tasteful and unique, their architecture, with remarkable ancient temples and its festivals, an opportunity to bring everybody together and advocate for tolerance and respect. 

WILDLIFE: Sri Lanka’s wildlife is as diverse as its population. From elephants and leopards to marine wildlife and a variety of birds, the island is also home to hundred of endemic species, with one of the highest rates of biological endemism. 

LANDSCAPES: Scenic views are something you will find everywhere in the island country. Remote beaches, rainforests, plains, waterfalls, highlands, savannahs and much more we couldn’t describe with just words. 

CUISINE: As we mentioned above, and thanks to its multicultural society and heritage, Sri Lankan cuisine has something unique to it, with a lot of spices and strong flavours and special focus on their wide range of dishes that include rice and curry. 

Sri Lanka Postcards

Located in South East Asia and best known as the “Pearl of the Indian Ocean”, Sri Lanka is an island country with amazing landscapes, diverse wildlife and an interesting mix of cultures. From remote beaches to ancient temples and tropical forests, Sri Lanka has something to offer to everybody. 

Sri Lanka Postcards

Why Visit

CULTURE: Sri Lanka is characterized by its multicultural society, that mixes modern with old and a variety of people from different religions. This elements can be seen on their cuisine, tasteful and unique, their architecture, with remarkable ancient temples and its festivals, an opportunity to bring everybody together and advocate for tolerance and respect. 

WILDLIFE: Sri Lanka’s wildlife is as diverse as its population. From elephants and leopards to marine wildlife and a variety of birds, the island is also home to hundred of endemic species, with one of the highest rates of biological endemism. 

LANDSCAPES: Scenic views are something you will find everywhere in the island country. Remote beaches, rainforests, plains, waterfalls, highlands, savannahs and much more we couldn’t describe with just words. 

CUISINE: As we mentioned above, and thanks to its multicultural society and heritage, Sri Lankan cuisine has something unique to it, with a lot of spices and strong flavours and special focus on their wide range of dishes that include rice and curry. 

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What to expect

LANGUAGE: Several languages are spoken in Sri Lanka, with the most popular being Sinhala and Tamil. English is used as well, specially in tourist areas, but as only 15% of the population speaks it, it would be a good idea to learn some basic words on their main languages.

ELECTRICITY: In Sri Lanka the standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. That’s the standard voltage in the UK, Europe, Australia and most of Asia and Africa; If you are traveling from the US you will need an adaptor.

CURRENCY: The Sri Lankan Rupee is the official currency of Sri Lanka. 1 USD equals 188 Sri Lankan rupees. Any bank or exchange bureau will exchange foreign currency, (especially USD, Euros and Pounds). Credit cards are also widely accepted, even in smaller towns.  

SAFETY: Sri Lanka is a safe country to travel. It was known as a dangerous country (Due to a civil war and terror attacks), but the government put some policies on place to try to reactivate the tourism industry. Nowadays, petty crime, wildlife and traffic are the major risks. 

CLIMATE: Extremely close to the Equator line, Sri Lanka’s climate is tropical with dry and wet seasons. Depending on the region of the island, the seasons vary. Dry season on the south-western part of the island goes from December to March, while rain season is from May to September. In the north and eastern coastal regions, is the opposite, with rain from October to January and summer from May and September. A year round destination.

PASSPORT: As a measurement to increase tourism in the country, the Sri Lanka’s government  announced a plan to allow citizens from the EU, US, UK, Ukraine, Thailand, Switzerland, South Korea, Russia, Philippines, Norway, New Zealand, Malaysia, Japan, Israel, Indonesia, India, Iceland, China, Canada, Cambodia and Australia to enter the country with a visa exemption. 

Visitors from Maldives, Seychelles, Singapore, South and Central America and Mexico can get a visa on arrival to enter Sri Lanka.

Citizens of the following 20 countries must obtain a visa in advance: Afghanistan, Cameron, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Myanmar, Nigeria, North Korea, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Syria and Uganda.

How to get around

By plane: Sri lanka has a limited network of domestic flights, with only 12 airports in the country. It is a good option if you are limited in time and want to travel to specific destinations fast.

By Car: Car rental is an option in Sri Lanka, although hiring a car and a driver is more common thanks to the craziness of Sri Lanka’s traffic and drivers. The prices of the rental with driver vary tremendously depending on the company, while self-drive car hire prices start at $30/day, which is quite affordable. Distances are relatively short in the island country, and you will need a special permit to drive.

By foot: Some towns in Sri Lanka are small enough you can walk it entirely. 

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