1 Seasons

Sri Lanka is a year-round destination with the beaches on the west coast being best between October and April, and on the east coast between May and September. Colombo and the interior enjoy a benign climate year-round. However, except in the arid northern part of the country, tropical showers can be expected at any time.

BEACH SEASON

South, South west : Nigambo, Bentota, Unawatuna, Mirissa and Tangalle –> October to April

Northwest Coast   : Kalpitiya –> December to April

East Coast                : Naively, Passikuda, Kalkuda and Arugambay –> May to September

There are many festivals in Sri Lanka; perhaps the most famous is in Kandy Festival, temple of tooth relic which takes place in July/August. It lasts for 10 days and honors the sacred tooth relic of Lord Buddha.

More on Festivals In Sri Lanka

2 Weather

The average temperature is around 27°C – 30°C in most parts of island. The temperature gradually drops as the land rises towards the hill country, with some parts of the highland as low as below 15°C at night.

The island has two wet monsoon seasons: briefly between May and July in the south-west region and between December and January in the north-east. However, clear blue skies and bright sunny days are usual even during the wet season, when tropical showers and storms don’t last long.

3 Safety

It is very safe to travel in Sri Lanka and you can go everywhere without fear of being molested. Sri Lankan are very friendly and welcoming to visitors with a stable and democratically elected government.

The island including the North and East is safe to visit. (a special tourist police set up to look after the needs of the tourists. Contact telephone Number + 94 11 2382209.)

4 Language

While Sinhala and Tamil become the official languages in Sri Lanka, English is widely spoken in all parts of the country with few exceptions. Travelling around the country is very convenient since most of the signboards and shop names are both written in native languages and in English.

Apart from that if a need arise we can assign guides for the entire tour who are fluent in English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese and Italian languages, ensuring a smooth holiday in Sri Lanka.

5 Visas

When visiting Sri Lanka, all travelers who are on business travel or on holiday must obtain an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA). For Business Purpose Visa you may apply at the Head Office of the Department of Immigration & Emigration and the Sri Lankan Overseas Missions.

The ETA is an authorized body for Short Visits to Sri Lanka and is issued through its on-line system.

An ETA is needed if your intention is to visit Sri Lanka as a Tourist, for Business or on Transit. No documentation, photographs or passport copies needed to apply and obtain for the same. The applicants will be given a “30 day short visit visa” at the port of entry in Sri Lanka.

To apply and gain more information visit: www.eta.gov.lk/slvisa/

6 Preparation

Cotton clothes are useful at any time of the year but you will need light woolens for the hills and waterproof clothing or an umbrella. Modest dress for women is advisable especially off the beach and when visiting religious sites.

Don’t forget comfortable shoes, sandals or trainers and cotton socks. If you are planning to trek and climb go prepared with suitable gear. Water sports enthusiasts would do well to take their snorkels and diving equipment along.

As little as possible! Sri Lanka is a tropical country and cotton clothes are ideal and, of course, swimwear if you are visiting the beaches. Casual but not provocative dress is acceptable everywhere. You should bring your favorite brand of sun tan lotion as it might not be available in local shops.

Wi-Fi is available at all hotels so bring your essential gadgets to keep in touch. If you wear glasses, pack a Spare pair in case of loss or damage.

Bring enough of your prescription medicines too as the brand might not be stocked by local pharmacies.

7 Reservation

Simply, call Tour Planners Lanka on +94 (0)12723544 or send us an email support@tourplannerslanka.com and a representative will discuss your requirements with you.

Yes. Reservations are required for guaranteed spots on all tours. Reservations help us determine the number of guides we need to ensure that our groups remain manageable and enjoyable, and they allow us to notify you of changes to the tour due to weather or anything that could disturb the tours.

8 Payment

Please contact us to get the latest information on your desired trip.

You will pay when you arrive in cash in dollars, sterling or euros.

No, we do not charge any extra fees or fuel surcharges. The listed price is the price you pay including tax.