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

      by TimaP Online Now 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.

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      by boasnovas Online Now Oct 19, 2015 at 11:12 AM

      Can anyone recommend a car/driver and how much they should charge a day?

      5 Answers Nov 16, 2015 at 6:32 AM
    • Visa and Air Ticket

      by nomadic123 Online Now Aug 18, 2015 at 7:11 AM

      I wonder how travellers resolve the following.

      One enters into Sri Lanka in a one month visa, with a return (air) ticket.
      Then if we wish to extend our stay, we renew that visa for another month.

      What happens to the air ticket whose date of return was the previous month? I can't imagine it's lost and we must buy another.

      What do people generally do?

      8 Answers Sep 6, 2015 at 3:13 AM
    • A little knowledge please

      by Wilson202221 Online Now Jul 21, 2015 at 4:26 AM

      beruwala weather and places to visit in late august family of 5

      3 Answers Aug 12, 2015 at 1:28 AM
    • Which provider gives the best coverage?

      by Britontour Online Now Jul 2, 2015 at 5:13 PM

      I have recently subscribed to Etisalat, and the signal strength is quite weak in some parts of Sri Lanka. What's your experience? Airtel any better? BTW, I use laptop and dongle, not those 'smart' phones.

      3 Answers Sep 6, 2015 at 3:13 AM
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      Travelling in Sri Lanka

      by amarushakur Online Now Jun 30, 2015 at 10:13 PM

      Hi me and my friend - will be doing a tour from Negombo-Anuradhapura- Srigiriya-Dambulla-Kandy-Nuwara Eliya-Tissamaharama-Bentola-Colombo -Negombo for approx 8-10 days .If anyone out there would like to join us feel free to drop us a mail at We are getting a van for the tour with experience driver. If anyone of u would like to join us from any of the destination, we welcome too. Our tour starts on 5th July 2015. For more info, feel free to mail us.

      4 Answers Jul 2, 2015 at 11:14 PM
    • credit card payments

      by juliejack66hotmail. Online Now Jun 20, 2015 at 11:38 AM

      The tour company I am using has (finally) agreed to me paying for sri lanka trip via credit card. They are asking for a lot of personal information which I don't feel comfortable with, plus they want to charge me an additional 3.5% !!! Please see below and advise

      "We could take the payment from your card, however that would mean an additional 3.5% surcharge applicable on total amount payable.
      It would also mean you will need to send us a cc of the credit card (both sides), a cc of your passport, and also fill in a form (we will send this to you if you wish) for a card holder not present payment transaction which necessitates for you to give us a lot of personal details such as your mother’s maiden name etc., for example.
      This is standard procedure from the bank at our end…
      Therefore simplest would be if you could make an intermediary bank transfer, but if you are ok with the card thing as discussed above, we can arrange same.
      I shall await your advice".

      Many Thanks

      14 Answers Jun 21, 2015 at 9:36 PM
    • Tour Operator

      by juliejack66hotmail. Online Now Jun 17, 2015 at 7:47 AM

      Has anyone heard of this company

      The operator is
      Columbos Tours and the person I've been dealing with is called Vindya,
      There address is
      Columbus Tours (Pvt) Ltd
      221/2 Dharmapala Mawatha,
      Colombo 07, Sri Lanka.

      Many Thanks

      5 Answers Aug 5, 2015 at 3:43 AM
    • intermediary bank transfer

      by juliejack66hotmail. Online Now Jun 15, 2015 at 12:27 PM

      We have finally decided on our agenda for our Sri Lanka holiday in August, the tour operator we are using has asked us to pay via the above method please can anyone advise whether this is the normal method (as we normally pay via credit card which has the normal payment protection). Just a wee bit wary as you hear so many scary stories about internet payments. Many Thanks. Julie Jack

      21 Answers Jun 24, 2015 at 7:57 PM
    • Civil wedding ceremony in Colombo, Sri Lanka

      by Hanames Online Now May 27, 2015 at 10:41 AM


      My fiance and I both opted for a civil wedding in Sri Lanka. We both want a legal ceremony and it will just be the two of us not anything big. I am a citizen of the United states and he is a citizen of India. I have spoken with somewhere who is the owner of the place we will stay about having our wedding during our time there. He said that I need to stay longer than 4 days but the government officials and other websites say four days. Also we do not want a full wedding, that he is pushing. Just a small simple legal ceremony. We want to save our money and enjoy travel, but seems like the wedding part is getting costly.

      Does anyone have any experience with weddings in Sri Lanka and the length of time it took from notice of intent to marry until after the ceremony and registering at your consulate? Did you have to send copies of your documents to Sri Lanka from your home country first? Can we marry at the government building or at justice of peace?

      Our date is set for July 27, 2015 tentatively but we arrive in the 23rd.

      Thank you. Any advice from couples or those who have knowledge about this would be great!


      2 Answers May 29, 2015 at 12:19 PM
    • What is the cost of living like? Eg food, accommodation

      by hererangi Online Now May 21, 2015 at 1:02 AM

      Hi guys was wondering how much the cost of food, accommodation - mid range, drinks cost, bus fare, train fair cost??

      Also please, I read somewhere about tipping? Can someone explain the etiquette surrounding tipping.

      Kindest regards

      6 Answers May 21, 2015 at 2:57 AM
    • Best attractions to see in Sri Lanka ?

      by hererangi Online Now May 12, 2015 at 8:44 PM

      Hi guys
      Me and my partner a travelling for two weeks approx 26th June until 10th July 2015. What tourist attractions would you recommend. One main destination we definitely want to visit is Arugam Bay for surfing and also the national park. Itinery request? :) :)

      9 Answers May 15, 2015 at 7:43 AM
    • Surfing yoga trip itinery two 30yr olds

      by hererangi Online Now May 12, 2015 at 6:32 PM

      Hi guys me and my partner are travelling to Sri Lanka for the first time at the end of June 2015 for 2.5wks.
      Would like to go to Arugam Bay Hikkadawa. Could you please suggest some accommodation and ways to travel around on a limited budget! :)
      We've left organising this really late and am hoping for a little advice!
      Very appreciate

      7 Answers Aug 5, 2015 at 3:43 AM
    • Exporting personal items from China to Sri Lanka

      by Britontour Online Now May 8, 2015 at 7:39 AM

      I am a UK citizen and would like to send by surface mail used personal items such as e-bike (battery- operated motor cycle), clothes and kitchenware to Sri Lanka to an address of my friend in Sri Lanka.

      My question is, will I have to pay any customs duty on any of these items?

      If yes, how much?

      Thank you in advance for your replies!!

      20 Answers May 10, 2015 at 11:26 PM
    • Can anyone suggest some travel booking sites?

      by outlander2015 Online Now May 4, 2015 at 6:13 AM


      Does anyone have a good experience with booking tours at some sites like that?

      or at some domestic agencies placed in Sri Lanka? I found also one with good feedback here at forums:

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

      3 Answers Jun 3, 2015 at 6:31 AM
    • itinerary in august

      by juliejack66hotmail. Online Now 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

      15 Answers May 8, 2015 at 12:22 AM
    • What to pack for family tour of Sri lanka

      by Linnet1968 Online Now Mar 17, 2015 at 1:51 PM

      We are doing a family tour 27/3-12/4 2015
      Starting in Negumbo, sigriya, then off to Kandy, Newara eliya then off to coast.
      What are the essential items and clothes likely to need.
      As much info as poss appreciated

      5 Answers Apr 8, 2015 at 12:04 PM
    • Finding Bus from Colombo Int'l Airport (CMB) to Kandy or Cultural Triangle after Midnight

      by herblai Online Now Mar 4, 2015 at 4:11 AM

      I will be arriving CMB at 23.30h next Monday (9 March) and would like to go straight to Kandy or the Cultural Triangle area.

      There is a free shuttle from the airport to the nearby Averiwatte Bus Station. Will there be buses going to Kandy this late at night (say 00.30h)?

      I will be carrying only hand luggage and will have entry Visa and rupee ready so as not to waste time in leaving the airport.

      A second best option will be to make my way to Colombo and find a bus from there. I understand buses from Colombo to Kandy go as late as 02.00h.

      Thank you in advance!!

      2 Answers Apr 7, 2015 at 12:54 PM
    • Sri Lanka Itinerary Help Needed

      by TravellerLee Online Now Feb 18, 2015 at 12:52 PM

      Hello there!

      I need your advice on the itinerary below, any suggestions are very much appreciated. Does this itinerary look okay? Is there anything else you would suggest in addition or in place of the below?

      Day 1 Arrive Colombo noon travel straight to Kandy - 3 Nights Kandy

      Day 2 Explore Kandy

      Day 3 Day trip to Polonnaruwa

      Day 4 Day trip to either Anurahadpura or Sigirya due to limited time which of these places would you recommend

      Travel from Kandy to Matara - 2 nights stay Matara

      Day 5 Matara Day trip Yala National Park - would you recommend a nearest National Park which is good for safari?

      Day 6 Matara Day trip whale watching in Mirrisa

      Travel from Matara to Colombo for a 1 am flight.

      Thank you!

      10 Answers Apr 19, 2015 at 9:47 PM
    • Negumbo - How to spend one day/evening

      by Linnet1968 Online Now Feb 5, 2015 at 9:32 AM

      My wife and I with 2 x 12yr olds will spend one whole day and an evening in Negumbo. We arrive 9am and leave early the next morning. We will need a bit of rest! Any ideas of how to enjoy the day/evening. This is our first trip to Sri Lanka.
      We generally enjoy wandering and experiencing our surroundings. we enjoy good food and drink to!

      4 Answers May 13, 2015 at 12:05 AM
    • Dressing for evening dinner

      by Linnet1968 Online Now Feb 3, 2015 at 1:25 PM

      My wife and I are traveling to South west Sri Lanka and central (tea plantations etc), with our two 12 yr olds, last week March first week of April. We will be taking practical cool clothes for the day. we are staying at smaller hotels. We intend to eat there or out at restaurants/cafes. Wondering what we should pack for evening/dinner clothes. Is it smarter shorts and t-shirts or smarter casual?
      Any other advice on clothes and luggage welcome. we are travelling with a driver.

      2 Answers Feb 4, 2015 at 7:05 PM
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      trip tangalle-airport bandaranaike

      by Julaherz Online Now Feb 2, 2015 at 7:39 AM

      hey out there!!
      we´re going to see the island 9-25.feb and plan to rest our last days at some nice beach- calm and relaxed at the south of sri lanka, we thought about east of Tangalle...
      1. Is there a recommendation about a nice place to stay for 4-6 days at the beachside- small and private with nice people would be lovley!
      2. how much time do we have to consider to come back to the airport on our last day- flight is in the night 3.00am - flight or car with driver? is there a lot of traffic on the highway A18 and A4??

      Thank you so juch for your help
      can´t wait to get there...;))

      6 Answers Feb 4, 2015 at 7:21 PM
    • ayurveda hotel

      by alikip Online Now Jan 28, 2015 at 4:36 PM

      hello!!!! can you suggest any hotel offering ayurveda treatments. no touristy big hotel please.thank you

      5 Answers Mar 4, 2015 at 11:48 AM
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      Sri Lanka Tour

      by ingap25 Online Now 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!!

      5 Answers Sep 23, 2015 at 9:04 PM
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      Is is safe to travel alone as a 21 girl

      by meilanlin.sherry Online Now 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.




      11 Answers Jan 18, 2015 at 11:14 PM
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      3 days in Sri Lanka

      by nattybabe Online Now 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

      3 Answers Oct 18, 2015 at 2:43 PM
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      SRI LANKA, 14 days in January

      by massot Online Now Nov 26, 2014 at 4:25 AM

      Probably from 10 to 24 January. Arriving from Qatar, our first visit (we live in Barcelona).
      Also we wont to stay a few days (5-6) in Maldives, and it seems than the best way is a return trip from Colombo.
      What visits do you advice in SLanka? Cities, NP or nature, people, temples,...
      Going around the country, is a good idea to rent a car? IIs it better the train and bus and some taxi or that is too hard (I am 70, in good condition!, travelling with my wife, also fit for the age).
      Do you know a good agency, just to ask for a private travel, and to know prices?
      Thanks, my friends, for any help
      Dr. Roma Massot. Barcelona.
      26th November 2014

      26 Answers Dec 1, 2014 at 1:30 AM
    • Christmas in Sri lanka with kids

      by Rosapow Online Now Nov 22, 2014 at 3:47 PM


      We are going to Srilanka for three weeks with kids (8,10) where would be a good place to send Christmas? Mirissa?

      We were thinking beach, mountains, wildlife park and elephants. What order woud you suggest from a transport point of view? considering a mix of budget and more expensive.

      Any tips really/recommendations would be very gratefully received.


      1 Answer Nov 22, 2014 at 11:20 PM
    • Christmas in Sri lanka with kids

      by Rosapow Online Now Nov 22, 2014 at 3:47 PM


      We are going to Srilanka for three weeks with kids (8,10) where would be a good place to send Christmas? Mirissa?

      We were thinking beach, mountains, wildlife park and elephants. What order woud you suggest from a transport point of view? considering a mix of budget and more expensive.

      Any tips really/recommendations would be very gratefully received.


      1 Answer Nov 22, 2014 at 10:44 PM
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      Seamstress / Tailor for ladies casual dress

      by squash05 Online Now Sep 30, 2014 at 10:37 AM

      Hi all VT - Travelling to SIr Lanka ans was hoping to get a dress copied . Any suggestions on where to get fabric - cheese cloth - Lycra - cotton knit for a ladies dress also any suggestions on who can make it. Many thanks

      2 Answers Mar 21, 2015 at 11:35 AM