Luxuriant jungles, an extraordinary variety of flora, tea plantations laid out like lush green carpets and palm fringed beaches blend together to make this island one of the most beautiful in the world. It is thus not by chance that it has become to be known as “Serendipity”, a rare combination of unexpected pleasures. The unique treasures of an ancient culture steeped in Buddhism and the legendary hospitality of its inhabitants offer a truly memorable experience.
Entry formalities and health advice
Passport valid at least 6 months after the return date. For visits shorter than 4 weeks, entry visa is not needed.
There are no compulsory vaccinations, however medication against malaria in reserve is recommended.
Sri Lanka enjoys a tropical climate with only slight variations in temperature during the year. The best time to travel is from November until April.
4 hours in summer, +5 hours in winter
Singhalese, English and Tamil
Currency and additional expenses
The currency in Sri Lanka is the rupee, which is divided into 100 cents.(100 rupees = approx. USD 1.00). Traveller’s cheques, Uk Pounds, Swiss Francs, US dollars or Euros can be exchanged at the airport, in hotels or banks. Credit cards such as American Express, Visa and MasterCard are generally accepted everywhere except in small local shops. Beverages, snacks, etc. are particularly inexpensive.