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    • Looking for a couple people to join us the road from Airport to Tangalle

      Sri Lanka Nov 19, 2015 at 12:51 AM

      Hello everybody! We're going to visit this amazing country on November, 30th. Looking for a couple people to get from Airport to Tangalle together to reduce the price for taxi. Who wants to join us, please write me. Our arrival Dec 30, 8.30 a.m.

    • After Trinco

      Sri Lanka Yesterday

      I have planned a couple of nights in Kandy followed by Harabana and I'm thinking Trinco next, has anyone got a travel route to suggest thereafter to get to the south west area for my remaining week without returning back along the A6 highway?

    • From Wellawaya(or Ella) to Unawatuna ?

      Sri Lanka Oct 31, 2015 at 10:12 PM

      Hi I want to go to Unawatuna from Wellawaya. I know there is a bus. But I cannot find the bus time and bus station online . Is any one know the station and bus timetable? I really appreciate it !!!!

    • Nature itinerary

      Sri Lanka Nov 17, 2015 at 8:01 AM

      Hi everyone please have a look at our route, we have 12 days and our interest is birdwatching and a bit of culture. Doable? We're going to hire a driver, try and see as much as we can but don't want to be driving everyday:
      SIGIRIYA (2 nights), KANDY (1 night), KITULGALA (1 night), NUWARA ELIYA (2 nights), TISSAMHARAMA (2 nights), SINHARAJA (2 nights), MIRISSA or UNAWATUNA (2 nights).

    • itinerary,pinnawala,dambulla,sigiriya,polonnaruwa Kandy

      Sri Lanka Nov 8, 2015 at 8:48 AM

      I will be travelling from Negombo to Kandy and want to visit the elephant orphanage at Pinnawala,caves temples at Dambulla, Sigiriya rock and polonnaruwa. How much time should I allow for this. I had thought to leave Negombo early morning,stopping off at pinnawala and then heading onto dambulla and visiting the caves in the evening.staying over in Dambulla (?) then visiting the rock on the way to Kandy. I am not sure where polonnaruwa fits into this, whether i can fit this in before setting off for Kandy from Dambullal or as a day trip from Kandy.Any help would be appreciated.I will probably use taxi for transport between the main places.
      Thanks Gill

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      Bus Bandarawela to Matara

      Bandarawela Nov 4, 2015 at 7:10 AM

      Is it possible to book bus ticket in advance ? Planning trip to Srilanka during Feb . Lone traveller. Is bus journey safe ?

    • bandaranayake airport to negombo beach

      Negombo Nov 9, 2015 at 2:34 AM

      how to get to negombo beach area from bandaranayake airport by bus

    • how many steps

      Mihintale Nov 6, 2015 at 9:14 PM

      how long does it take to walk up the many steps to the rock? thanks from Leanne

    • Inquiry of visit plan

      Colombo Oct 30, 2015 at 7:42 AM

      Hi there,
      I'm visiting Sri Lanka in April 2016. My goal is visiting certain temples in Kandy and Anuradhapura and sightseeing if possible. I will arrive at BIA and spend three nights on the island before leaving it at BIA by noon on my last day.
      So, I ask you to help me make my plan. PLEASE.

      1. I will arrive at the Bandaraneiyake International Airport by 3 p.m.
      Then, I would like to go on the trip to either Kandy or Anuradhapura and stay a night there.(Visiting a te,ple in the morning)

      2. Next day to Anuradhapura or Kandy and spend a night there as well.

      3. Lastly, it's heading to Colombo or Negombo for the last night before taking a noon flight from BIA.
      I need your suggestion and more information about tranportation before booking hotels.
      Thank you so much.

    • 6 days itinerary for Sri Lanka

      Sri Lanka Oct 31, 2015 at 5:56 AM

      Hi all!

      2 of us are taking a trip to Sri Lanka in November this year for 6 days. After going through several travel blogs and reviews, I have finalised an itinerary such as this one which has a mix of nature, culture and wildlife. We do not want to stay too long at each place and would like to cover more at a reasonable pace with a rented car+driver arrangement.

      Any help / inputs on this will be much appreciated! Also mainly want to decide between Knuckles and World's End (for a day hike, knowing the entry fee differs a lot).


      Day 1 : Negombo - arrive at dawn and head to Pinnewala (drive 2 Hrs) - spend some time, leave for Kandy (drive 1.5 Hrs), stay overnight

      Day 2: Kandy - day trips to Dambulla (drive 2.5 Hrs) Sacred Tooth Temple, Kandyan dance performance), Dambulla and Sigiriya (drive 30 mins) Rock Fortress, head to Polonnaruwa (1.5 Hrs), stay overnight

      Day 3: Day in Polonnaruwa, then head to Knuckles (drive 3 Hrs), stay overnight

      Day 4: Knuckles day hike, stay overnight

      Day 5: Leave for Mirissa (drive 6 Hrs!!!), stay overnight

      Day 6: Day trip to Galle (drive 1 Hr), move on to Colombo (drive 2 Hrs) and return to Negombo for the flight back


      Instead of Knuckles, head to Nuwara Eliya

      Nuwara Eliya - 2 days

      - Train from Kandy to Nanu Oya and then Nanu Oya to Ella

      - World’s End hike

      Thanks a ton in advance for your help!

    • Driver Hire

      Sri Lanka Nov 12, 2015 at 7:27 AM

      We are planning a 2 week trip in Feb next year and would like to hire a driver/guide. We would like to do a mix of activities i.e. some birdwatching, nature walks, and a few cultural sights. Can anyone recommend a good english-speaking driver?

    • Travelling Alone

      by iam_berns Online Now Apr 15, 2015 at 3:54 AM

      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?

      5 Answers Jun 25, 2015 at 1:49 PM
    • Most haoppening area in Hikkaduwa

      by anusinghz Online Now Oct 16, 2013 at 4:05 AM

      Which is the most happening area to stay in Hikka. Also do you know of any budget hotel in this happening /downtown area?

      2 Answers Oct 16, 2013 at 7:10 AM
    • Transport from Hikkaduwa

      by eljuwa Online Now Mar 31, 2013 at 3:27 PM

      I am staying at the Coral Sands Hotel, Hikkaduwa. I need transport from this hotel to Panadura (Old Galle Road) on 18 April morning. What are my options ? Train, Private Bus or taxi. What is the cost ? Thanks. James Peiris

      4 Answers Apr 17, 2013 at 9:59 AM
    • Funky de bar - any feedback on accommodation?

      by angela.paki Online Now Mar 10, 2012 at 11:10 PM

      Myself and a friend (2girls) are planning to stay at Funky de bar in a few weeks.
      I've only been able to find reviews on this place as a restaurant but wondered what it was like as a place to sleep? All feedback welcome. And recommendations on Hikkaduwa too :) cheers!

      2 Answers Apr 30, 2012 at 1:57 AM
    • Hi there

      by tashlansley Online Now Mar 19, 2008 at 12:03 PM

      Hello, Im coming to Hikkaduwa in a week and I read a post about a300 package deal to the maldives. Anyone know where I can find out more? Thanks, Tash x

      3 Answers Jul 17, 2008 at 2:43 AM
    • accomodation for a older family

      by Kerryovensbrown Online Now Jul 2, 2007 at 8:13 AM

      We are a family of 9, 17yrs to 60, we like more natural area, on the beach but also with shops 7 restuarant available to us, we thought of Hikkaduwa but just read ur reveiw, can you suggest somewhere else for us to look into.

      2 Answers Jul 17, 2008 at 2:43 AM
    • Hotels

      by JP5 Online Now Apr 19, 2007 at 12:32 PM


      Please could anybody tell me of a website where i can get the e-mail adresses of the hotels to contact them directly, or know a website where you can get the best deals for hotels in Sri Lanka?


      6 Answers Jul 17, 2008 at 2:38 AM
    • Scuba Diving

      by JP5 Online Now Apr 19, 2007 at 10:22 AM

      Travelling to Sri Lanka in December, Possibly staying in Hikkaduwa and wondering if there is many places to scuba dive and much to see? If not anywhere else around hikkaduwa area to dive?

      2 Answers Jul 17, 2008 at 2:44 AM
    • trip with 2 small children

      by rosjeal Online Now Mar 23, 2007 at 8:11 AM

      We are planning our first trip to sri Lanka next Jan with our 2 children who will be 4 and just under 2 and are planning to stay in Hikkaduwa for the main part of it. Can anyone tell me what the mosquitos are REALLY like? I've read all the official travel advice and it all sounds a bit worrying - especially as the repellants with DEET in are not recommended for use on under 2s.
      Also, we'd love to break our journey back up to Colombo and the airport somewhere - to see a bit of inland Sri lanka. i'm particularly interested in a place called Ella and a guesthouse called Ambiente Guesthouse. Firstly, can anyone give me a rough idea of how long it would take to drive from Hikkaduwa to Ella and then from ella back to negombo / Colombo? Secondly, has anyone got any better / more suitable alternatives?
      ANY advice about a holiday to Sri lanka with two little ones would be really appreciated too!
      Thanks ever so much

      1 Answer Apr 15, 2007 at 12:33 PM
    • Golden Sands Hotel

      by adam_surf Online Now Jan 29, 2007 at 5:20 AM

      Hi, I'm going to Hikkaduwa in March and have been recommended the Golden Sands Hotel. Has anyone stayed there and how much did you pay? Oh and how much is the taxi from Colombo?


      1 Answer Jan 29, 2007 at 6:04 AM
    • Surfing Excursion

      by krobson123 Online Now Jan 3, 2007 at 6:30 AM

      I am getting married at the Mt Lavinia Hotel on the 2nd of March. On the 27th of Feb, myself and several of the guests would like to go on a surf trip down to Hikkaduwa.

      We are looking for a relaxed, no frills hotel/guest house that is close to a good surfing spot. We only intend to stay for one night and leave midday on the 28th. Can you think of any places that would match our criteria? Should we book in advance or just head down the coast and look for a place to stay when we get there or will this open us up to disappointment?

      Secondly, we wish to leave Mt Lavinia early on the 27th to make our way down to Hikkaduwa. What would be our best option for transport?

      Any suggestions will be most appreciated

      7 Answers Jan 5, 2007 at 3:26 AM
    • Hikkaduwa - Top Secret or Vibrations

      by clipper24 Online Now Oct 3, 2005 at 3:56 AM

      Hi there !! I'm planning a visit (December) to Sri Lanka costal region in particular Hikaduwa ., can some one tell me the current situation with regard to nightlife and beach area in Hikaduwa .. last time (1998) I was there , I went to this great night club/pub "Top Secret" .. can any one tell me whether it's still functional ??

      Appreciate very much

      1 Answer Oct 4, 2005 at 5:28 AM
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      A Place to stay in Hikkaduwa

      by iainmitchell Online Now Sep 26, 2004 at 2:26 PM

      I've been to Hikkaduwa 5 times. The first 3 times were at Hansa Surf Hotel and the last two times was at a Place 2 doors or next door to Hansa. I'm trying to remember what the place is called and how to contact them as I want to stay there over xmas 2004. I'm sure it was something like Moonlight hotel, can anybody help me? Also has anybody met Garmony a Sri Lankan guy that can get you anything? I would like to get in touch with him

      6 Answers Jul 17, 2008 at 2:42 AM
    • is it safe from shark attack to surf in Sri Lanka?

      by pimon Online Now Feb 6, 2004 at 7:42 PM

      I'm worried about shark attack. anyone knows about this? anyway how many days I should spend in Sri lanka for? i love to see some hill too and go surfing and see some other ancient. does anyone know there's cheap package from Colombo to Maldives? how much would it cost and where can I find it in Colombo? thank u very much

      4 Answers Mar 20, 2014 at 8:47 PM