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    • A travel itinerary for a 6 day vacation

      Sri Lanka Jan 16, 2015 at 6:44 AM

      Hi!!

      My 70 yr old parents in law are travelling to Sri Lanka in March 2015. Any recommendations for an easy paced holiday? I'm considering a beach resort (3/4 star) and a city.

      The hotel/resort should have some restaurants/shopping at walking distance. I'm only aware of Bentota as a beach resort, can you recommend any others that fit the bill?

      Also the other city break- Colombo or Kandy? Pros and cons of both would be much appreciated.....

      Thanks so much, in advance!

      Cheers!
      Sangeeta

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    • Taxi Fare And Rent A Car And Driver

      Sri Lanka Dec 27, 2014 at 3:08 AM

      Can anyone tell me the taxi fare from the international airport to Shinagawa Beach? I will be staying there in January.
      I would also like to rent a car and driver for day trips. Can anyone suggest a reliable driver or travel agent. What's the rate.

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    • Esala Perahera Festival

      Sri Lanka Yesterday

      How much time should one give to seeing this festival? Is the last day 'a must see', or are the other days just as eventful. I am limited on the time in Sri Lanka as I plan to go to Nepal after.

      Any opinions and advice are greatly appreciated.

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      Sri Lanka Tour

      Sri Lanka Jan 19, 2015 at 7:44 AM

      I'm planning a 10-days tour of Sri Lanka. Which place should I visit and how to travel from place to place?
      Thank you!!

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    • Finding a driver/guide for Cultural Triangle trip

      Sri Lanka Jan 14, 2015 at 1:12 PM

      How to find a reliable and honest driver/guide for pick up in Kandy (3 adults), then 3 nights based at Habarana for touring to Sirigiya/Dambulla, Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa before returning to Kandy on day 4. We are happy to book our own accommodation. Need someone with good English, and a knowledgeable and safe driver who can take us to the 'must see' places please. Thanks for any advice.

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      3 days in Sri Lanka

      Sri Lanka Jan 4, 2015 at 3:33 AM

      Hi all,

      My boyfriend and I are heading to Sri Lanka in a couple of weeks but are unsure as to where to go in that time. I have been to Kandy etc but he's never been before. We were thinking the South East Coast but are unsure which part. Do we have time to go as far south as Galle or Bentota? We will have 3 days ie landing at 4am on the Friday morning and departing 7pm on the Sunday night.

      I would love to see the fishermen on the stilts as well as the turtle hatchery etc. No strict must sees though as we'll just be there to relax, eat and soak up the culture.

      Many thanks, Natalie

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      Colombo To Sigiriya and Back?

      Sigiriya Jan 20, 2015 at 8:44 AM

      Hi can anyone advise me, how much I should expect to pay for a driver from Colombo to Sigiriya and back on the same day? Leaving at about 5am in the morning. I was told it is doable and was quoted, 13,500 Rupees. I was also quoted 5000 Rupees for a driver for a day by someone else but the Sigiriya trip may be considered a bit longer than a standard "day". How does the price sound? Too expensive or reasonable?

      Thanks.

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    • Transport Colombo-Mirissa(Matara)

      Mirissa South Dec 28, 2014 at 11:17 AM

      HI,i will visit Sri Lanka in feb2015.What is the best transport between towns (price,time)(bus train taxi)????We are 4people :)

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    • Hotel near the airport in Colombo

      Sri Lanka Jan 12, 2015 at 2:00 PM

      Upon our arrival in Sri Lanka I would like to book a hotel near the Colombo airport for the first night and the night before we depart. Any recommendations, and are there any hotels that provide free transportation from the airport to their hotel?

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    • travel to Kandy

      Sri Lanka Jan 18, 2015 at 2:46 PM

      is there an inexpensive minivan shuttle, or way to share a taxi from the airport near colombo to Kandy ?

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    • Finding accommodation

      Sri Lanka Jan 15, 2015 at 2:51 AM

      We are travelling to Sri Lanka in February and have accommodation arranged in Colombo for the first couple of nights. We like to keep our options open when travelling rather than book accommodation in advance. This worked well for us in Costa Rica last year. Is it easy to find guest houses at short notice whilst travelling around? We will probably use public transport where possible and maybe hire a car and driver for more remote places. Thanks.

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      Is is safe to travel alone as a 21 girl

      Sri Lanka Jan 12, 2015 at 8:05 PM

      Hello everyone,

       

      I would like to travel 3 weeks in sri lanka from jan. to feb. alone.

      I have seen this kind of question before but it was asked in 2004.

      I would like to have some updated news, thank you so much!

      Generally, during the day (i don't go out alone midnight), is it safe for public transportation, tourist places,,,etc.

       

      cheers,

      sherry

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      avani hotel

      by RuthP12 Online Now Jan 27, 2014 at 1:44 PM

      Hi we are coming in August to Sri Lanka for the first time staying at the Avani. Does anyone know is there a shuttle boat that takes people to Kalutara? What are the top things to do and see in the area??

      Thanks
      Ruth

      5 Answers Mar 24, 2014 at 8:07 AM
    • plenty to do outside of hotel complex?

      by maccymaccy Online Now Oct 27, 2013 at 7:21 AM

      Hi

      Me and my girlfriend like to get out of the hotel complex to do day trips and est in lical restaurants. Are there a lot of activities to keep us engaged for a weeks stay?

      Andy

      1 Answer Oct 27, 2013 at 8:57 AM
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      The ICE Colombo/Kandy train - is it possible from Kalutara?

      by ukbill Online Now Oct 19, 2010 at 7:47 AM

      I'm staying at the Mermaid in Kalutara early November and I'd really like to try the train from Colombo to Kandy with the observation car. I know this might mean a crazy early morning start way down in Kalutara, but that doesn't worry me.
      So my questions:-
      1. Is is possible to do this journey there and back in just one day, spending several hours wandering around Kandy?
      2. The Srilankan rail timetables I've looked at on-line seem to suggest it is possible, but seem to tell me that there's 3rd class only early mornings from Kalutara to Colombo - is the really early train likely to be uncomfortably crowded?
      3. If it is possible - can I book this all in advance, with a reserved 1st class window seat (both ways) on the ICE train (I think it leaves Colombo at 7am??)
      4. How much will it cost? (if it is possible)
      Thanks for any replies

      3 Answers Oct 20, 2010 at 2:05 AM
    • Woo Hooo holiday booked to Kani Lanka

      by glg105 Online Now Jul 18, 2010 at 12:38 PM

      Hi there,

      I have just booked a 12 night stay in the Kani Lanka resort and spa for the end of August and beginning of September. This will be my first real experience holiday as i have to say up until now i have been guilty of the whole go and holiday and lay on a beach for a fortnight!! I am really looking forward to visiting Sri Lanka and i have been doing my research on places i would like to visit whilst there. I want to ensure i do not miss anything amazing though as i have had to save hard for this holiday and wont be in a position to go back any time soon so any info would be much appreciated. Also, does anyone know any info about the Perahera festival?? and how far it is from Kani Lanka?

      Also...one more thing...sorry so many questions....what is the currency i should take?

      Many Thanks
      Gem :) x

      7 Answers Jul 19, 2010 at 1:22 PM
    • first trip to sri lanka

      by sophiag Online Now Feb 28, 2010 at 8:15 AM

      hi going to kani lanka in march.can you please help,have been told that we can only take in 5000 currency in with us and have just read that you cannot take cigarettes in.would be most grateful for replies ta

      4 Answers Mar 1, 2010 at 5:13 AM
    • kalutara, sri lanka

      by rhogan Online Now Oct 16, 2006 at 4:25 AM

      is it posible to book return flights to ireland from Sri Lanka and which is the best travel agent to contact. Thanks.

      3 Answers Oct 17, 2006 at 11:32 PM
    • About Kalutara

      by ramsab Online Now Jan 6, 2006 at 8:25 PM

      I need to know the exact location, better with address the place of the Tree top Hotel in Kalutara,

      please send your reply to rameez_cool007@yahoo.com

      1 Answer Jan 7, 2006 at 4:13 PM
    • Hotel&smth to do

      by NOKS Online Now Nov 3, 2004 at 4:59 AM

      Good day, We are going to visit Sri Lanka on NY holidays (approx 28.12 - 09.01) with my girlfriend. Unfortunately just found this forum after the decision was made :( We choose the Golden Sun Resort in Kalutara (asked our travel agent to suggest smth - we need not expensive, good beach, smth to go aroun the hotel (disco, bar etc.) and was informed that Kalutara is the best place...Suppose our agent never have been in Sri Lanka at all... Would be grateful if somebody could tell me about the place (Kalutara)-beach, disco (not in hotel), bars etc and hotel (Golden Beach Resort). Thanks in advance

      3 Answers Nov 3, 2004 at 3:18 PM
    • coming to kalutara on monday.....

      by milo71 Online Now Jun 26, 2003 at 2:37 AM

      hi there...we arrive in kalutara on monday for 16 nights...since i've booked i've read lots about the weather and the area and wish i'd come on this forum before...can anyone tell me about the area at thius time of year?...is the weather really bad all day or just storms then fine again?...is the sea really brown from the river...and if so...where should i go instead nearby...thanks for your help milo

      5 Answers Sep 30, 2003 at 5:20 AM