With its vibrant orange sunsets, endless beaches, abundant wildlife, and spiced curries, tales of adventures in Sri Lanka will linger on your lips for years to come. From the golden beaches of Bentota and marvellous marine life in Mirissa to the colonial charm of Galle and the rocky ruins of Sigiriya, there's something for everyone. Whether you're after a romantic honeymoon or a backpacking escapade, for 3 days or two weeks, the Teardrop of India is warm and welcoming. Don't miss the budget-friendly safaris at Yala and Udawalawe, or the most scenic train ride of your life from Kandy to the lush green highlands of Ella!
The cost of your holiday to Sri Lanka depend on whether you choose to stay in budget or luxury accommodation, what activities you'll be doing, and how long you're visiting for. On average, tours with Ticketplan start from $40 per person per day.
|Currency||The local currency is the Sri Lanka Rupee (LKR)|
|Best time to visit||between November and March|
|Peak tourist season||December and January|
|Language||The national languages are Sinhalese, Tamil and English. In addition, English is used as a commercial and educational language and is used very frequently.|
|Time difference||The time difference compared to Switzerland is +4.5 hours in winter and 3.5 hours in summer.|
|Current & mains voltage||The mains voltage is 220 volts, alternating current. We recommend that you take an adapter with you. Some regions have direct current. Power outages must be expected.|
|Tipping||A tip for good service is always appropriate. Hotels and restaurants charge a service surcharge of 10%, which is then passed on to the staff.|
|Check in/out||Please note that the hotel rooms are usually available from 3 p.m.|