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    • Can anyone suggest some travel booking sites?

      Sri Lanka 18 hours ago

      Hi!

      Does anyone have a good experience with booking tours at some sites like that? http://travel2ceylon.eu/

      or at some domestic agencies placed in Sri Lanka? I found also one with good feedback here at forums: http://www.srilanka-holiday-tours.com/

      pls share some links or companies names. Thank you very much!

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    • Does this sound like a good itinerary to you? (19 days)

      Sri Lanka 9 hours ago

      Hi guys!

      We are traveling to Sri Lanka mid July 'till the beginning of August for 18 days. We just made our plan, but it still needs a some fine tuning. All help, advice, remarks, whatever is welcome!

      Day 1: arrival Colombo airport + Bus to Anuradhapura.
      Day 2: Biking around in Anuradhapura. In the evening: private driver to Jaffna
      Day 3: motorbike ride around the Jaffna Peninsula. Overnight in Jaffna
      Day 4: private driver to Trincomalee + sightseeing in Trincomalee
      Day 5: Snorkling on Pigeon Island, overnight in Trincomalee
      Day 6: drive to Ritigala Ruins (Is there a bus from Trincomalee to Ritigala?) + hiking. Overnight in the area (suggestions welcome!)
      Day 7: Sigiriya and surroundings, overnight near Knuckles forest reserve.
      Day 8 + 9: hiking and camping in Knuckles forest reserve(guide suggestions are welcome!). At the end, drive to Kandy.
      Day 10: wandering in Kandy. Overnight near Horton Plains national park.
      Day 11: morning hike to World's End. From here to the nearest train station and take the train to Ella.
      Day 12 + 13: Hiking in and around Ella. At the end drive to Pottuvil for overnight (or somewhere near, suggestions are welcome!)
      Day 14: Pottuvil mangrove tour. Overnight near Yala.
      Day 15: Yala safari morning tour (all non touristic and eco friendly safari suggestions are welcome!). drive to Rekawa beach.
      Day 16: Rekawa beach and surroundings + drive to Galle, overnight in Galle.
      Day 17: Visiting Galle
      Day 18: Visiting Galle + drive to Colombo
      Day 19: wandering around in Colombo + late night departure back to Belgium :) :) :)

      We'd love to hear your thoughts, your remarks, suggestions ... we're still looking for transport ideas and accommodation, so any advice about that is also very welcome.

      Thanks guys! :) :) :)

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    • weather in November

      Jaffna Apr 27, 2015 at 8:02 AM

      hello

      we are visiting in early November 2015 and wonder how the weather will be?

      will it be rainy all the time?

      thank you

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      Direct bus from Kandy to Trinkomalee - which bus station?

      Sri Lanka Apr 29, 2015 at 9:13 AM

      Hello, i'm planning a trip to Sri-Lanka and got some problems trying to find the bus stop and the schedule for direct buses from Kandy to Trinkomalee. There's a lot of information on different sites that the direct bus between these points exists but no one named the bus station and the number of the bus. If anyone knows the exact information, please, answer.

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    • Travelling Alone

      Hikkaduwa Apr 15, 2015 at 3:54 AM

      Hello.
      I will be travelling to Hikka this coming July.
      Is it safe for a lady to travel there alone?
      Any places and things you could recommend me in doing and going?
      is USD900 enough for 4 days?

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    • itinerary in august

      Sri Lanka Apr 11, 2015 at 8:34 AM

      would appreciate some advise on the itinerary below, think I might be squeezing too much in especially as I'm unaware of distance between places. An idea of travelling time between places would be appreciated and any recommended hotels. Thanks

      day one - Negomba (stay for 2 nights)
      day three - Kandy & Pinawela
      day four - Nuwara Ellya
      day five - Yala Reserve
      day six - Galle
      day seven - Indurawa
      day eight - Negomba
      day nine - airport for return home

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    • Shore Excursion in Colombo

      by bangles Online Now Apr 2, 2015 at 4:14 AM

      On a cruise that will be in Colombo for 1 day in June. Can anyone suggest a good tour suitable for 2 senior ladies. Found several Tour Operators offering different tours but I am unsure if they are all reliable. We were thinking of doing a city tour and found one that would pick us up from port, drive to city, then take us on a 4 hour Tuk Tuk sight seeing tour, then return us to port. We have been Tuk Tuks previously in Thailand and assume it would be similar. Is it safe in general and is it recommended to use operators from on line sites. Any help would be appreciated.

      5 Answers Apr 19, 2015 at 12:54 AM
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      Please help me organize my plan

      by VishnuB Online Now Mar 30, 2015 at 8:43 AM

      I am planning for a 5 day visit to Sri Lanka.

      April 29th Morning 2 landing at colombo.
      April 29 Visit one of (Anuradhapura, kandy, polonnaruwa, Dambulla).
      April 30th Visit one of (Anuradhapura,kandy,polonnaruwa,Dambulla).
      May1 Visit one of (Anuradhapura,kandy,polonnaruwa,Dambulla).
      May 2nd Visit one of (Anuradhapura,kandy,polonnaruwa,Dambulla).
      May3rd early morning train or bus to Colombo..
      May3rd morning till evening 6pm --> Roaming around colombo city /negombo.. From there direct to aiport as my flight is at Midnight 12.45 (April4 th)

      Could you please help me arranage and organize the above plan. Where should i head to once i land at airport. From which place should i begin (cultural traingle ) ?

      Should i start from anuradapura,kandy or dambulla ?

      3 Answers Apr 23, 2015 at 1:18 PM
    • buying there

      by janjanben Online Now Mar 23, 2015 at 5:23 AM

      I will be travelling with only hand luggage so cannot bring liquids .Sunscreen ,mosquito repellant etc are all easily found?

      6 Answers Mar 23, 2015 at 8:51 PM
    • travelling to negombo dolphine club hotel

      by Kevin1109 Online Now Dec 3, 2014 at 4:04 AM

      I am going to Negombo dolphine club hotel so anyone tell me the correct bus route number from pettah ( colombo)
      colomobo to negombo hotel fastest bus Luxury or normal?????

      1 Answer Dec 7, 2014 at 9:44 PM
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      Entry Visa & extensions

      by akamaial Online Now Jan 24, 2014 at 10:05 PM

      How long is Sri Lanka's entry visa good for & can one get visa extensions up to a year?

      5 Answers Jan 29, 2014 at 3:59 AM
    • Renting a house / Homestay

      by Britontour Online Now Jan 9, 2014 at 1:23 AM

      Are there trustworthy agents who can help me rent out a house in/around Colombo for a short term? Who are they?
      You may know personal friends who either have used such facility or those who rent their house out to tourists. Can you pm me with their details? Thanks!

      10 Answers Jan 28, 2014 at 8:28 PM
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      Hotel as a "day room"

      by danielribo Online Now Jan 3, 2014 at 10:57 PM

      I'll be departing Colombo at about 2am and was looking to get a hotel room for the afternoon/evening.

      I'm staying in Bentota for a week and will just pass through Colombo on the way to the airport. I was after a fairly central location so I can arrive at about 3 or 4 and see the city briefly before leaving for the airport at midnight. The hotel would just be for storing bags and having a quick shower. The Shalimar is available for about $40AU which seems like a good option, but what is the location like?

      10 Answers Jan 27, 2014 at 3:12 AM
    • passengers list

      by nayaniedirisinghe Online Now Dec 29, 2013 at 8:35 PM

      what are the passengers list of 31st december 6.50pm in srilankan airlines flight

      4 Answers Dec 30, 2013 at 3:59 AM
    • Sambodhi chaitya

      by Akdharia Online Now Dec 9, 2013 at 8:55 AM

      Is it possible to climb stairs to reach the entrance? Are tourists allowed

      2 Answers Dec 9, 2013 at 7:19 PM
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      railway ticket agents

      by rberelia Online Now Nov 11, 2013 at 1:04 AM

      itickets from colombo to Trincomalee ( boarding Polgahewala ) for 2 people required. Can you suggest ant travel agents with contact details

      9 Answers Feb 7, 2014 at 8:36 AM
    • Traveling with kids??

      by scooter_t Online Now Nov 2, 2013 at 6:57 PM

      I am traveling with my wife, and two kids, ages 5, and 2. Would you recommend renting a car and self drive, or taking taxi to and from places? From what I read the buses seem to get overcrowded and the long buses only stop once maybe twice on trip. We have 1 med-large backpack, 1 suitcase, and 2 small backpacks with us. We just arrived in Colombo late last night, and have a month to explore Sri Lanka.

      5 Answers Nov 12, 2013 at 10:25 PM
    • Evening in Colombo?

      by rach.coop Online Now Oct 30, 2013 at 10:30 PM

      I am travelling down from Kandy to Colombo by train on the 12.50 arriving 15.27. We then dep Colombo airport 00.40 the following morning. Is the station anywhere near the Galle Face and Mount Lavinia Hotels? Is it easy to catch a driver at the station to take us there? How long would that take?

      I really want to have drinks over sunset in one and a meal in the other to get to enjoy both great hotels. Is this a practical plan and which would you choose for each event?

      Thank you! Rachel

      5 Answers Oct 31, 2013 at 12:43 AM
    • Storage in Colombo

      by montini.paulusz Online Now Sep 5, 2013 at 2:37 AM

      Hi, I'm looking for a safe storage space to stack house holdings. please let me know if you know a place

      1 Answer Sep 5, 2013 at 12:26 PM
    • Places to sit and work on the laptop for long

      by StudyBuddy Online Now Aug 28, 2013 at 1:24 AM

      What are places in Colombo, or preferably places between Colpitty and Moratuwa where we could plug in a laptop, sit and work peacefully for long hours? Somewhere we could go quite often (as in, several days of the week)?

      4 Answers Feb 7, 2014 at 4:45 AM
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      Visa for 4 days on arrival

      by Mekarinkak Online Now Jun 23, 2013 at 10:53 AM

      I would like to ask about the visa or transit visa on arrival at srilanka? Is it open or we have to apply for visa from our country before coming there?

      1 Answer Jun 23, 2013 at 2:37 PM
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      Visa for 4 days on arrival

      by Mekarinkak Online Now Jun 23, 2013 at 10:53 AM

      I would like to ask about the visa or transit visa on arrival at srilanka? Is it open or we have to apply for visa from our country before coming there?

      1 Answer Jun 23, 2013 at 11:04 AM
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      First time in Colombo, Please guide.

      by Mekarinkak Online Now Jun 9, 2013 at 4:01 AM

      Hi everyone, We will be 3 or 5 guys staying in colombo for 4 days. Kindly guide for few things:

      1) How can we get to the city from Air port? Bus or Train?
      2) where we can find an adequate accmdtn but in cheaper prices? any hotel suggestion?
      3) what about food? Halal available? Cheaper or expensive? MCdnlds, Kfc Available?
      4) Places to visit specially beaches? not very far but few beaches nearer to colombo that we must do?
      5) What about night life in colombo? bars or clubs? suggestions of some bars not very expensive?
      6) Any upcoming events on 29th June to 2nd July?

      8 Answers Jun 10, 2013 at 4:50 PM
    • Can you name a good restaurant in Negombo?

      by duraiamuthan Online Now May 29, 2013 at 11:45 PM

      Hello there,
      We will be on a transit at Colombo Airport for 9 hours in the morning. We would like to visit Negombo during the break time and to do little shopping and have a brunch. Can you pl. suggest me a good restaurant to taste Srilankan food? and how much would cost for 4 people for a dishes like Kottu, Fish curry with rice.etc.,
      Thanks

      4 Answers Jun 4, 2013 at 12:55 AM
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      Sri Lanka

      by explorere Online Now Mar 31, 2013 at 9:14 PM

      I would like to inform all of my friends , that i will be in Sri Lanka from 24th to 04th April .

      Any member of VT is welcome to join.

      Cheers.
      ikki

      3 Answers Apr 2, 2013 at 8:16 AM
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      taxi to Colombo from the airport

      by u_fricaturu Online Now Feb 21, 2013 at 7:12 AM

      What is the best way to get Colombo from the international airport?

      14 Answers Mar 19, 2013 at 8:04 AM
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      party at colombo on 26th night

      by AvinashS Online Now Jan 22, 2013 at 5:46 AM

      what are the happening places in colombo to party on a sat night ? and what are the best casino s to visit any idea ??

      3 Answers Mar 19, 2013 at 5:49 AM
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      visiting colombo on 26th morning at 8 30 am . anyone wants to share a can to city ?

      by AvinashS Online Now Jan 22, 2013 at 5:30 AM

      me and my wife will be visiting colombo on 26th SAT at 8 30 am , if any one wants to share a cab let me know . Thanks ;)

      2 Answers Feb 10, 2013 at 7:40 AM
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      4days, 3nights in Colombo What to do???

      by Gypsygirlondmove Online Now Jan 21, 2013 at 9:38 PM

      Hi guys.:) Going to colombo 2nd wk of March, will stay in Zylan villa. I need to map out the places so I can plan our itinerary. I need help. Thanks much.

      4 Answers Mar 19, 2013 at 8:04 AM
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      Share a City Tour

      by AlicenWateverLand Online Now Jan 4, 2013 at 5:55 PM

      Hi,
      Am on transit to Colombo on Jan 14-15 2013.
      Anyone interested in sharing a city tour with me on Jan 15, 2013? The more the cheaper!!! No worries, am harmless! Besides am travelling alone, so it's me who should be worried. ;p
      Check out this site for the price city-discovery.com/colombo/t...

      2 Answers Mar 19, 2013 at 8:04 AM
    • I'm sure its been asked

      by rockdoc_india Online Now Dec 4, 2012 at 6:10 AM

      I want to get away for the weekend (Bangalore) and was interested in flying to Columbo. Is it worthwhile for 2-3 days? What would anyone recommend? I would go further afield if I had more time Kashmir, Thailand, etc....but thought Columbo would be interesting? Any other recommendations for direct flights from Bangalore?

      11 Answers Mar 19, 2013 at 8:04 AM
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      VT meet in Colombo.

      by cachaseiro Online Now Nov 13, 2012 at 10:24 AM

      I am coming to Colombo next week and if anyone is interested then let us meet up for a drink and a chat at The Brewery By O, thursday next week at 7pm.

      More info and signup for the meet on this link:

      meetings.virtualtourist.com/...

      7 Answers Nov 29, 2012 at 1:49 AM
    • On a shoe string budget to Kathirgama

      by sjayanand Online Now Nov 2, 2012 at 11:44 AM

      Hi.. Am travelling from India to visit the Kathirgama temple. Wanted to know how to get around once I land in Colombo. Planning to arrive on 6-Nov-2012.

      Need to know where to stay and how to go and come back from Kathirgama temple.

      Any help would be appreciated.

      Regards,

      Sherin

      12 Answers Nov 18, 2012 at 9:35 AM
    • Never been to SRI LANKA

      by oppsrozzana Online Now Oct 22, 2012 at 7:23 AM

      Hi everyone, I really need your help. I know nothing about sri lanka and we heading to Colombo. Please help me and enlightened me the specialty of Colombo Sri Lanka. Are they English speaking? Food? Is it safe for two girls only to travel there? What good itinerary can we follow and any recommendation transportation and hotel. Thank you. Appreciate alot

      7 Answers Mar 19, 2013 at 8:04 AM
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      Bus from airport to Colombo Fort in early morning

      by Mali_05 Online Now Oct 13, 2012 at 9:17 PM

      Hi,

      I will arrive colombo late night and will go to Anuradhapura in the morning.
      (First Train from colombo fort to Anuradhapura is start at 0545am)

      So, how can i go from the airport to Colombo Fort. Is there the bus service for all night? or is there anyone know morning timetable of the bus? please advice

      Thanks in advance.

      7 Answers Oct 21, 2012 at 11:29 PM
    • Where to Stay in COlombo in worldcup twenty20?

      by DRK007 Online Now Aug 20, 2012 at 12:15 PM

      hello
      i will really appreciate, if somebuddy sort my problems regardings staying in colombo in worldcup twenty20 tournament in october this year? waiting for your reply...

      3 Answers Aug 21, 2012 at 11:16 AM