💧 Tap Water
Locals drink tap water, but it’s not recommended for tourists. Make sure to drink bottled water!
💇🏽 Buddha Tattoo
If you have a Buddha tattoo, make sure to hide it! There have been some tourists with Buddha tattoo arrested by the police. They consider using religious symbols and objects are considered disrespectful.
There are two official languages in Sri Lanka, including Sinhalese and Tamil, but fortunately, you can easily find English speaking locals.
Make sure to have some cash with you. Although using credit cards has become popular, especially in hotels and restaurants, small shops, and other stores in rural areas accept cash only.
In Sri Lanka, you can wear whatever you want in major cities and coastline areas; however, if you want to visit a temple, make sure to cover your head, shoulder, and knees.
🧻 Toilet Paper
Bringing toilet paper is very crucial in traveling to most Asian countries, including Sri Lanka! You don’t need to bring them from home, but make sure to buy them from local supermarkets.
Wi-Fi is available in many accommodating areas, restaurants, bars, cafes, etc. Although it’s not always reliable and fast, you can find it easily in most touristy areas.
💵 Tuk Tuk scam
Tuk Tuk scamming is common in Sri Lanka; therefore, make sure to ask locals about the costs and negotiate before getting in.
In Sri Lankan hotels, there are two types of plug sockets, one with round holes (type D / M), and the other with rectangular prongs (type G sockets). Universal adaptor is usually useless in Sri Lanka, but bringing them will assure you that you are not going to have a problem. The standard Voltage in Sri Lanka is 230 V.
🚶♂️ Walking alone
Walking alone as a single woman at night is not recommended. The crime rate, in this case, is rare, but consider precautions. If you had to go out at night alone, make sure to use Uber or Pick Me.
Pidurangala Rock: Hike on Pidurangala Rock, offering a 360-degree view over the land beauties with a view over Sigiriya Rock.
Hikkaduwa: Do not miss surfing and chilling at Hikkaduwa, a gorgeous beach for surfing with suitable waves, and the waters are for both first-timers and experts.
Udawalawe National Park: Explore Udawalawe National Park, where you can see the largest and cutest animals of Sri Lanka, the elephants.
Yala National Park: Get a close look at leopards in Yala National Park, where you can see another famous animal in Africa called Leopards!
Sigiriya Rock Fortress: Climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress, dating back to the fifth century, used to be a palace and a monastery with a very strategic defense with its unique architecture.
Adam’s Peak: Join the Pilgrims of Adam’s Peak since it has a sacred significance since many pilgrims come to visit this spot.
Diyaluma Falls: Spend Some Time at Diyaluma Falls, known as the second-highest waterfall of Sri Lanka, amidst the beautiful lush green woods.
Arugam Bay: Have fun or relax at Arugam Bay, with the soft sands that are perfect for sun-bathing and the waters that are fabulous for surfing.
Traveling with a small group of passengers, divides mutual costs such as tour guide cost, transportation, entry fees, etc. between few passengers and makes your tour more affordable. The members of small group tour could be your own family or friends, or other savvy travelers that you will meet and share a journey.
Your time is priceless and we don’t want you to spend your travel time on planning for your vacation day by day. Booking a multi-day tour to a specific destinations makes it easier for you to focus on what you love, instead of going through hundreds of different daily itineraries and plan for each day individually. Simply choose your tour based on the desired duration.
For many destinations, having a local tour guide is a necessity. A professional tour guide helps you to get the most of your travel experience, plan your tours, answers to your questions, teach you the basics of the language, and manage the timings for you and other travelers. All the tour guide fees are included in your tour package.
We carefully handpick all the tours to make sure we offer the most convenient ones that covers everything you need. This includes affordable hotels, local transports, meals, and entry ticket. We make sure to include all the main costs into our itineraries so that you pay for the whole package once, and enjoy your all inclusive tour.