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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Tours

Sri Lanka, is a tapestry of culture and nature. Explore its rich heritage of past colonisation and its spiritual roots while wandering through spectacular city ruins and amongst the recumbent Buddhas dating back to the 1st century BC. Visit the world’s only elephant orphanage or race through the jungles of the Yala National Park on a jeep safari in search of the elusive leopard. This pearl drop boasts picturesque tea plantations and mile upon mile of palm fringed beaches.

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Glossary: tayavura saydhih means Please in Sinhalese language used in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Tours Lists

Good to Know

Sri Lanka
19 million
Languages spoken
Sinhalese, Tamil, English
Currency used
Sri Lankan Rupee
Area (km2)
66,000 sq kms
Visa Formalities
UK citizens do not require a visa
GMT +6 hours
230V, 50Hz cycle

When to go

December to March is considered the best time, being the driest season on the west and south coasts, in the cultural triangle and the hill country.

The east coast is best from May to September, when many of the beaches along the west and south coasts are experiencing the monsoon.

Even in the monsoon months it is possible to travel around for it does not rain all the time. The temperatures are high throughout, staying close to an average of 27 degrees Celsius (or 80 degrees Fahrenheit).

What to Wear

If you want to keep yourself cool in the Indian sun, a good supply of cotton clothing is essential along with a comfortable pair of open sandals. An effective pair of sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat will protect you against the strong rays, and it is advisable to use a high factor sun cream. In the cooler months, you will require some warm clothes such as light sweaters, jackets or shawls for the evenings. If your tour takes you to the mountain regions, then you will require warmer clothes. As it can sometimes warm up during the days, layers are always a good option along with comfortable walking shoes. For visits to the Game Parks, we recommend wearing light woolens and a windcheater as the early morning excursions can be quite chilly, with heavier clothing during the winter months of November to February. Khakis, browns or olive greens are best for blending into the environment.

When visiting places of worship and mausoleums there are certain religious customs to be observed. As a token of respect, it is customary to remove your footwear before entering all temples (a pair of light socks is useful if you prefer not to go barefoot), and dress should be fairly conservative, i.e. shorts are not really acceptable. In Jain and Hindu temples leather goods such as belts, shoes and bags will not be permitted.

Visa & Permits

British tourists do not require a visa for stays of up to 30 days – it is issued free on entry.

For information about requirements for other nationalities, see Department of Immigration and Immigration Sri Lanka website.

Travelers must have a passport valid for at least six months from the date of entry and a return ticket.


There are no compulsory vaccinations for travel to Sri Lanka, although it is strongly recommended that you protect yourself against the following: Polio, Tetanus, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Cholera and Malaria. We advise you to consult your Doctor allowing at least 4 weeks before the date of travel for all medical advice. Some areas in Sri Lanka may be at high altitudes so please check with our staff before confirming your itinerary. An inoculation against Yellow fever is required if you have visited any infected areas within 5 days prior to your arrival in Sri Lanka.

We strongly recommend that you carry mosquito repellent lotions / cream.

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