I am in Nuwara Eliya at the moment, i came in from Kandy in 2nd class on the train today and had to stand the whole way as the train was so packed. I believe it is Sri Lankan school holidays so it is busier than usual. Standing doesnt bother me it is just i could not enjoy the views. My understanding is the trip to Ella is very scenic and i know i wont be able to enjoy it / see anything on the train. I asked about first class tickets but was told there are none avaliable for over a week…
My boyfriend and I spent about a month in Sri Lanka in July, so I figured I'd share our itinerary and budget in case it might help anyone planning a trip!
We are budget travellers, so we avoid big restaurant, preferring local eateries, and used public transport as much as possible. Also, we've been traveling for 6 months so our pace is slower than a normal vacation.
Here's for the itinerary:
Negombo (2 nights) much cheaper than Colombo, but easy to access and closer to airport
Dear all who travel from Colombo airport to Tangalle or to the south/east cost of Shri Lanka.
A pair (57 and 44) is looking for the travel companions on a taxi/minibus on 4th October 2016 started at 10-12 a.m.
We leave Tangalle 16th October, at 2-3 a.m., so if anybody would join us, it'll be very much the way.
Is it possible to go into a travel agent in Colombo and book a trip to Maldives leaving within a few days? I have 8 free days while in Sri Lanka in October so thinking about Maldives.
If anybody needs the address of a really beautiful ,immaculately clean & welcoming guesthouse in Negombo send me a private message as I believe I cannot post the address here, I stayed in a lovely quiet ,brand new location, two minutes from the beach,lovely charming hosts & great breakfast, uninterrupted wi fi! everything is brand new!
Its on airbnb so I suggest book early its the perfect place to both begin & end your tour of Sri Lanka, only 25 minutes from the airport in a tuk tuk (I paid…
I have just tried to apply for my ETA online and the payment keeps failing. It says it is the banks verification/authentication process, but I have called the bank (Barclays in the UK) and they say there is no problem their end. Is anyone else having any problems??
Secondly, I am taking my three year old son with me. His fathers name is on his birth certificate but we have absolutely zero contact with him and I have no way of contacting him. Additionally, my sons name has been…
Hey guys, be aware that the immigration office in Colombo is moving and is closed this Friday 26th. Here is the link if you need more info.
Hi there :)
My friend and I are planning to visit Sri Lanka in Septebmer this year for 2 weeks.
We will be starting in Negombo / Colombo, then direction to Kandy and later on in the south (beaches).
Can anyone recommend me a good and interesting two week route (including sightseeeing, train rides, beaches)?
Thank you guys!
My girlfriend and I are looking for others to share a taxi to Arugam bay from the airport. We arrive on the 25th of august at around 15:20pm and were hoping to travel to Arugam bay that evening. If anyone is interested in joining us we can be contacted either by email at email@example.com or at whatsapp (+44) 07704264233
I have 2 full days in Dambulla (leaving on the 3rd day morning) and would like to visit Sigiriya.
Shall I engage a driver or i can take a tuk-tuk or public bus there?
If I need to engage a driver, how much shall I estimate?
I'm solo traveller.