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Sri Lanka

Endless beaches, timeless ruins, welcoming people, oodles of elephants, rolling surf, cheap prices, fun trains, famous tea and flavorful food make Sri Lanka irresistible.


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Best Things to Do

From finding the best surf to trying the ultimate local dishes, here are the top things to do in Sri Lanka

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Things to Know

Here's what you need to know about health, safety and etiquette for a trouble-free trip to Sri Lanka.

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Our guide to transportation can help you plan the best way for your travels around Sri Lanka.

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Visa Requirements

Here’s our guide to navigating the entry requirements for visiting Sri Lanka as a tourist, with information on visa types, costs and how to apply for one.

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Money and Costs

With travel experiences that don't break the bank and incredible hospitality, Sri Lanka is a great place to visit for those on a budget.

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Traveling with Kids

Whether you're traveling with toddlers or teenagers, we give you tips on where to stay and what to do for an unforgettable family adventure in Sri Lanka.

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Best Road Trips

Hire a car and driver or rent a motorcycle and explore the best of Sri Lanka with these road trip routes.

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