Why Travel to Sri Lanka
From time-honored ruins and splendid landscapes to beautiful beaches and wildlife, Sri Lanka has them all. On a private trip to this tropical island, you'll soon find out why it is called the Pearl of the Indian Ocean: spectacular historic sites in Dambulla and Sigiriya, rolling tea plantations in the misty highlands of Kandy, wonderful wildlife in Yala National Park…See what's waiting for you on your next island getaway with our suggested Sri Lanka itineraries and savor the unique experiences this island treasure has to offer.
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Sri Lanka Travel FAQs
- How many days do I need in Sri Lanka?
The tour length for a Sri Lanka vacation depends on where you want to visit and what you want to experience. In general, our most popular itineraries are concentrated in 8-15 days, combined with cultures, heritages, safaris, and beaches. You can just choose one of our sample itineraries to inquire about or contact us to customize one to fit your needs and time schedule.
- Can I combine my visit to Sri Lanka with another country?
Yes, of course. A multi-destination tour can enrich your travel experiences to the utmost. With our tailor-made service, it is easy to extend your Sri Lanka tour to other countries, such as India, Nepal, Bhutan, and the Maldives - which is the most popular destination to combine with Sri Lanka. Get inspired by our sample multi-country tours to South Asia including Sri Lanka, or contact us to customize a dreamy itinerary based on your needs.
- Is it a common practice to give tips in Sri Lanka?
In Sri Lanka, tipping is common, but not mandatory. Typically, we suggest to tip USD 5-10 per traveler per day for your chauffeur guide. In restaurants, bars, and cafes, tipping around 10% of your bills would be appropriate.
- Is it common to use credit cards in Sri Lanka?
Credit cards are widely accepted in Sri Lanka, especially Visa and MasterCard. In big hotels, shopping malls, and restaurants, you can freely use them for purchasing. When traveling to some rural areas and at small shops or stalls, cash is more recommended.
- Can I take pictures of the people, streets, during my tour?
Yes, street and people photography are allowed in Sri Lanka. But you should always show your politeness and respect. Remember to ask permission before you take pictures of others and notice the signboards in some particular places.
- What electricity supply used in Sri Lanka? What kind of plugs are used?
Sri Lanka operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz, and the power plugs and sockets are of type D, M and G. As the voltage differs from country to country, you may need a converter or adapter whilst in Sri Lanka.
- Is it safe to visit Sri Lanka?
Sri Lanka is generally a safe country to visit. Attracted by its fascinating culture and hospitable local people, millions of international tourists come to Sri Lanka for a vacation every year. As with any international travel, keep your street wits and remain alert to your surroundings when you are in public areas.
- Is English widely used in Sri Lanka?
Sinhalese and Tamil are the two official languages in Sri Lanka. As for English, you will find that in major tourist cities, many Sri Lankans who work in shops, hotels, restaurants, and public transportation are able to speak or understand some basic English. But in the countryside of Sri Lanka, people rarely use English and can't understand it.