Sri Lanka

Captivating wildlife, ancient temples, majestic mountainscapes and diverse treasures, Sri Lanka is somewhat of an untouched gem that revels in authenticity and beauty.

Captivating wildlife, ancient temples, majestic mountainscapes and diverse treasures, Sri Lanka is somewhat of an untouched gem that revels in authenticity and beauty.

The stunning tropical island of Sri Lanka, has long been an undiscovered paradise; sitting in the shadows of other SouthEast Asian countries that have dominated tourism over the last century. With landscapes ranging from pearl white beaches, lush rainforests and hilltop towns, to sacred cities, tea plantations and legendary temples: Sri Lanka is finally getting the love it deserves.

Boasting charm, culture and diversity, this small country houses eight Unesco World Heritage Sites. Therefore, if culture is what you're after, you will have the privilege of exploring the ancient kingdoms that only ruled over the lands and discovering glorious temples, including the magisterial Golden Temples of Dambulla. However, if adventure is more up your street, you'll have the freedom to get lost in the incredible rainforests that shadows its core, climb your way to the top of Knuckles mountain or the mysterious hilltop gardens of Sigiriya and race across the national parks that protect elephants, leopards, rhinos, sloth bears and more.

Our Personal Travel Experts know Sri Lanka really well. If you want to find out more about this stunning country, get in touch with one of our experts and we’ll tailor your perfect holiday.

Fact Sheet

When To Travel

The weather in Sri Lanka is somewhat hard to predict. This is mainly due to the country being affected by two different monsoons.

The west coast of the country is the wettest in April to June (generally speaking), and the east coast is its wettest from November to March. Therefore, (historically), it’s best to visit the west coast in December to March and the east coast May to September.

The temperature, however, is around the same all year round and can easily go up to mid-high 30s in the afternoon, so make sure to pack your suncream.

Visa

Visas are the responsibility of the individual traveller. Entry requirements into Sri Lanka change all the time, so it's important that you check for the latest information. For now, most nationalities will require a visa to visit Sri Lanka. The fee is approximately $35 USD and an E-Visa can be obtained at the following website: www.eta.gov.lk

For the most up to date information on visa requirements, we recommend you contact the Sri Lankan embassy in your country or visit the official website.

Health

Some vaccinations may be required depending on where you are going, when and what you’re doing.

There is a risk of Malaria in some areas so it is worth seeking your GP before you travel (see GP before travelling so you have all up to date information).

Make sure you pack good mosquito repellent, wear long sleeves in the evenings and sleep under a net if one is provided at your accommodation.

Travel insurance is mandatory for all our trips so please ensure you show evidence of your policy before travelling. We recommend that you carry a First Aid kit and hand sanitizers / antibacterial wipes as well as any personal medical requirements.

Travel Restrictions & Covid-19

As it stands, travellers are allowed to enter Sri Lanka (within restrictions).

Travellers must take a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival in Sri Lanka. The test must be taken within 72 hours before departure. The test result must be in English.

You need an Electronic Travel Authorization(eTA). You must get an eTA before your flight. An eTA is delivered electronically, and is tied directly to your passport. It can be obtained online before travelling to Sri Lanka. Additionally, travellers are required to complete a health declaration form before arriving in Sri Lanka.

Mandatory Quarantine: All travellers must stay at Certified Safe & Secure L1 hotel/s for up to 14 days on arrival in Sri Lanka. Travellers who test negative on their COVID-19 test on arrival are allowed to stay at any number of level 1 hotels, use all hotel facilities and visit approved tourist sites in a bio bubble. Travellers staying more than 14 days must take a test between days 11-14 of their stay and they can leave the tourism bubble with a negative result. Click here to see list of approved accommodation options.

Travellers must pay for COVID-19 insurance on their booking for a stay at a level-1 Safe & Secure certified hotel. Insurance is $12 USD with coverage of up to USD $50,000 for up to 1 month.

Travellers must wear masks in public places such as on public transportation, in businesses, and in public buildings.

Sri Lanka: An Adventure Like No Other

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