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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 10, 2017
Katunayake Airport Development Work  (2 Answers)

My travel company advises me to be at the airport 5 hours before the departure time. What was your experience when flying out?



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 27, 2016
Trip April 8 to 15  (1 Answer)

I'm planning to travel some where in Sri Lanka between APRIL 8th to 15 (2017).

I'm 39 male and working with government.

I have my own vehicle ( 4x4) if anyone interested pls PM or call +9471 095 8358

Nature , heritage camping lovers are most welcome. I have all the equipments (camp, cooking items , recovery, chargers, etc) with my SUV.

I'm non smokers and no alcohol

Will have a talk and see...


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 24, 2016
transport driver  (2 Answers)

Going to Aragum Bay in July. Can anyone recommend a driver to drive 2 people plus a couple of surfboards down to A-Bay & the going rate. Also maybe pick us up for the return journey 10 days later. Thank you.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 19, 2016
Where's best fun?  (1 Answer)

I love this comfy guesthouse near Jetwing beach, Poruthota Ethukala and not moving out! Which hotel or club or beach area has the best fun on New Year's Eve around here?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 16, 2016
Beaches along Poruthota Road, Negombo  (2 Answers)

I found a guesthouse for 12 USD a night near Jetwing beach, Negombo. How would you rate these beaches?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 15, 2016
Nuwara Eliya vs Haputale  (4 Answers)

How to choose between the two? I like to visit the Horton Plains, Lipton's Seat, the tea garden. After this I will head to Galle. which place is better? I plan to spend 2-3 days for N-E and/or Haputale. Advice much appreciated!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 13, 2016
travel agent  (4 Answers)

What are the recommended travel agents to assist in planning a holiday in Sri Lanka


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 12, 2016
nilaveli to arugam bay  (2 Answers)

hi, when i depart nilaveli how much will i need to pay for a safe reliable driver to take me to arugam bay?....mark


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 25, 2016
Need help for itinerary for 12 days and transportation time  (3 Answers)

Day 1 I will be arriving late at 11pm. I plan to go Negombo (overnigh at Negombo)
Day 2: Negombo morning by bus to Anuradhapura (overniight at Annuradhapura)
Day 3: Anuradhapura afternoon by bus to Polonnaruwa (overnight at Polonnaruwa)
Day 4: Polonnaruwa (overnight at Polonnaruwa)
Day 5: Polonnaruwa by bus to Damublla (overnight at Damublla)
Day 6: Sigiliya, Pidurangala Rock(overnight at Damublla)
Day 7: Damublla by bus to Kandy (overnight at Kandy)
Day 8: Kandy by train to Nuwara-Eliya old train station (overnight at 住Nuwara-Eliya)
Day 9: Nuwara-Eliya (overnight at Nuwara-Eliya)
Day 10: Nuwara-Eliya by bus to Delhousie (overnight at Delhousie)
Day 11: early morning climb Adam's Peak, Delhousie by bus to Galle (overnight at Galle)
Day 12: Galle afternoon by train to Colombo and then to Negombo (overnight at Negombo)
Day 13: early morning flight

1. Is that arrangement workable? I can take out Adam's Peak so as to give way to a more reasonable itinerary instead of rushing.
2. I notice that most people go Delhousie from Kandy. To fit into my friend's schedule as he will not do that, I will go from Nuwara-Eliya. Is there direct bus/transportation from Nuwara-Eliya to Delhousie?
3. If I take out Adam's Peak, what place should I stay longer?
4. Beside Days 8 & 12 that I am pretty sure to take train, for other days, is bus better than train?
5. How frequent is the bus in Sri Lanka? If there is only one or two a day, is my plan feasible?
Thank you.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 25, 2016
Hotel recommendations??  (3 Answers)

Hi everyone,
We are leaving on the 6 th next month and super excited
Needed some advice on hotels
Has anyone stayed in the Kala bongo lake resort or the oasis villa in Hikkaduwa??? They are both around 70 dollars for the night ( including breakfast) . If not, can someone recommend me another hotel around the same budget??
In Kandy, we are planning to book villa 49 which has got good reviews in both booking and trip advisory. Has anyone stayed there before??
Would be great to get some answers
Thank you so much


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 21, 2016
Child Friendly beaches in Sri Lanka  (4 Answers)

I will be traveling to Sri Lanka in January 2nd week. We are 2 couples with kids of about 3.5 years of age. Are the beaches safe to take the kids into (with us of course)? This means we will be playing a lot on the beach and wetting our knees in the sea. We wanted to stay either south or west coast as I believe the east coast may be rained out?

Any thoughts will be most useful.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 16, 2016
December 2016 Holiday  (23 Answers)

Hi,

My partner and I are traveling around Sri Lanka for 2 weeks in December (16 December to 03 January) and we are SO excited, but very unfamiliar with the country. We need help with suggestions for accommodation that is both convenient, nice and not too expensive. We have looked online but want a more personal opinion / recommendations.

We are staying in the following places:
1. Kandy (1 night)
2. Sigiriya (1 night, after a day in Dambulla)
3. Kandy (2 nights)
4. Nuwara Eliya (2 nights)
5. Ella (2 nights)
6. Tangalle (3 nights)
7. Unatawuna (3 nights, day trip to Galle)
8. Bentota (3 nights)

We aren't sure how much time to dedicate to Ella and Nuwara Eliya, but at the moment those are our plans.

Any suggestions for decent accommodation in those cities would be much appreciated. And even suggestions for our itenerary.

Thanks so much. We are really looking forward to our holiday!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 07, 2016
Independent driver recommendation  (3 Answers)

Hi everyone,
Need help again. Can anyone recommend me a good and safe driber?? To take us around for 6 days?? I had contacted boutique srilanka but it's a little beyond our budget. Read somewhere that independent drivers charge you little less not to mention that it goes straight to their pocket instead of the company. So any suggestion?? Thanks again


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 07, 2016
First Time in Sri Lanka, Help with 10 day itinerary  (4 Answers)

Hi, after months of planning and changes me and the wife will be finishing our Asia n Oz travels in Sri Lanka.
This will be our first time here. We will have about ten days here and want some help with a possible itinerary or suggestions where to visit.
Ideally we would love to spend four complete days by the beach, where snorkelling is good, plenty of beach bars and a variety of restaurants.
for the remaining six days, we would like to experience the real Sri Lanka.
We enjoy chilling out (beach bit) ,, wildlife conservation and spectacular scenery.
travelling distances is no problem for us.
We fly into Colombo and leave the same route.
Many thanks in anticipation..
poepat


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 05, 2016
travel in october  (7 Answers)

Hello, me and my husband will came to Sri Lanka on 11 october to 20 october. We wil be in Koggala. Shoud i been woried because of weather. We are reserved hotel and cards. I realy sceard because of flood? I don t care about sea, it s our honeymoon.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 02, 2016
Itinerary for 6 nights  (10 Answers)

Hi everyone,
I will be traveling to srilanka from Dubai with my hubby and 5 year old on the 5 th of sec for 6 nights. I would like to cover the triangle and a nice beach if possible. And then I would like to end it with Colombo for shopping. So can anyone suggest me an itinerary ??? So that I do the maximum in 6 days. Where can I stay ( Kandy or dambulla)from where I can cover 2-3 places???i have heard that heritage kandalama is beautiful so would like to stay there ideally but is it central to all these places??i am pretty confused now
Thank you so much


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 18, 2016
Kandy / Dambulla in October weather  (2 Answers)

Hi. Is it advisable to go to these areas last week of October with young kids? We plan to visit Kandy, Sigiriya, pinnawala and so on for a week.
How bad is the rainy season end of October? Some people are discouraging us from going to that area at that time.

Thanks for help


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 16, 2016
Colombo to Hatton  (2 Answers)

train from Colombo to Hatton how long will the journey take....weather in December/January

Many Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 13, 2016
First visit to Sri Lanka  (4 Answers)

Hi,

I am planning a trip to Colombo with my family in Nov'16 for 3-4 days. So as far, we have decided to stay in Colombo city for 2 day (12-14 Nov) and will leave to Bentota on 14th Nov and return would be on 15th Nov and we have a flight back to India on 15th. Is our plan feasible, also which area is best to in Colombo?

Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 31, 2016
Sri Lankan Embassy in Mexico  (4 Answers)

Is there a consulate in Mexico? If yes, where is it located?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 26, 2016
Send money to UK. Possible?  (4 Answers)

Can one send money to UK from Sri Lanka freely, using agents such as Western Union?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 23, 2016
From Colombo to Tangalle 4-16 October  (1 Answer)

We (57 and 44) are looking for travel companions on a taxi/minibus transfer from Colombo airport to Tangalle 4 October 2016 at 10-12 a.m. Who goes to the south and/or the east coast is welcome to join!
The same on the return to the airport on October 16 at 8 am. Will anybody join us?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 23, 2016
Sri Lanka Itinerary  (7 Answers)

Hi ,

We are a group of 5 adults and 3 kids travelling to Sri Lanka from the 18th of December to the 2nd of January.

At the moment our itinerary is :

• Negombo
• Galles
• Mirissa
• Yala national park
• Ella
• Syguiria
• Colombo

Does this sound right ? I am getting mixed feedback as some people recommend doing it this other way around as nicer to finish with the beach stuff before coming back ?

Any advice or recommendations on itinerary ?

Many thanks ,
E


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 16, 2016
First time here  (6 Answers)

Hi it's the first time to Sri Lanka we are stopping in Trincomalee, how much cash money should we take??


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 15, 2016
Bus from Trincomalee to arugam bay  (1 Answer)

I understand that in order to get to arugam bay from here we need bus to baticaloa and from there bus to putuvill, anyone knows where I can find what times are the bus? Both of the rides, thanx


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 14, 2016
Airport in Colombo  (6 Answers)

Hi,
I need some advice please. As my return flight from Colombo to the UK is very early in the morning I am thinking to stay the last night in the hotel near the airport. Any suggestions please. I am assuming there is only one international airport in Colombo?
Thank you,
M


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 11, 2016
Tampons in Trincomalee,need girls help  (5 Answers)

Hi , my girlfriend need some tampons and apparently they sell those anywhere in Sri Lanka, we checked all shops and pharmacy, if any one here and can help contact please. [email]


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 10, 2016
Rolling Tobacco  (4 Answers)

Is rolling tobacco and paper available in Sri Lanka, and if yes, where?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 09, 2016
From Colombo to Habarana  (2 Answers)

Hi,
I need some advice please.
I will be arriving in Colombo International Airport at 7 am. I would like to get to Habarana. I understand that from the airport to Habarana is about 5.5 h by taxi? Is there any interesting places to stop on the way as I think I will struggle with 5,5 h taxi drive following 14 h flight :-). Also can I get a taxi from he airport to Habarana and how much is it please?
Thank you,
M


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 09, 2016
Early November  (7 Answers)

Hi,
we plan a trip for 2 weeks early November. Family with children. May someone suggest south or east or north as we are focused on beachside holiday to enjoy sea and sun? Thank you



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