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Sri Lanka

Pristine beaches, ancient royal cities and exhilarating adventure...Sri Lanka is bound to charm you.

Bathing in the Indian Ocean, south of India, the exotic island of Sri Lanka offers you pure and a magnificent coastline, age-old cultural heritage, stunning mountain scenery and jungle. 

There are elephant and sea turtle nurseries, even tigers who roam the national parks. The local cuisine is delicious and the population smiling and hospitable. Sri Lanka; a dream destination within reach! 

Hotels & Meals

Dishes include rice and curry, pittu, Kiribath, wholemeal Roti, String hoppers, wattalapam (a rich pudding of Malay origin made of coconut milk, jaggery, cashew nuts, eggs, and spices including cinnamon and nutmeg), kottu, and hoppers. Jackfruit may sometimes replace rice and curries. Traditionally food is served on a plantain leaf.

Middle Eastern influences and practices are found in traditional Moor dishes, while Dutch and Portuguese influences are found with the island's Burgher community preserving their culture through traditional dishes such as Lamprais (rice cooked in stock and baked in a banana leaf), Breudher (Dutch Holiday Biscuit), Bolo Fiado (Portuguese-style layer cake), and Gumbo Lillas (Dutch style honey coated sweet treats).

(Wikipedia)

Insurances

Have a safe and carefree trip: travel fully insured with our Protections travel insurance! Our Protections insurance policies offer various formulas in order to offer you the widest possible cover (with even a fly-on-time, natural catastrophes and epidemics) for both single journeys or for the entire year.  We guarantee you the best protection at the best price. 

Travel Documents

  • All Belgian nationals* travelling on a Belgian passport (children and babies included) must be in possession of an international e-passport (electronic) containing min. 2 blank pages,  valid for at least 6 months on arrival and a tourist visa. This visa must be purchased beforehand via the official site http://www.eta.gov.lk/slvisa/. Price: 35USD. For travel to The Maldives an international passport suffices. 

  • Travelers with a non-Belgian nationality and / or travelers travelling on a foreign passport are invited to spontaneously report this matter to the Connections travel consultant and shall contact their respective embassy (s) or Consulate (ate) to obtain the latest updates concerning all current travel requirements and documents.

     

Health

No mandatory vaccinations. To verify the latest updates on health requirements, please surf to http://www.itg.be

Time Zones

+ 4h30 (Winter), +3h30 (Summer)

Currency

Currency

Sri Lankan Roupee; 100 LKR = 0.48 EUR - 1 EUR = 207.98 LKR 
Maldives: Rufiyaa 100 MVR = 5,71 EUR - 1 EUR = 17,5 MVR

Payment Methods

Credit cards may be accepted are widely accepted as form of payment. In tourist centres it is posible to use ATM machines

Climate

Tropical climate. Colombo and the coast have average temperatures of 27 °, 20 ° Kandy, Nuwara Eliya 16 °. Cooler in the central, higher areas. The southwest monsoon occurs between May and September, the northern and eastern monsoon between October and January.

Average Temperatures (in °C):

Destination J F M A M J J A S O N D
Colombo 30 30 31 31 30 30 29 29 29 29 29 30
Malé 30 30 30 31 31 30 30 30 30 30 30 29

Highlights

  • Polonnaruwa
In a distant past, this remarkable town was the royal capital of Sri Lanka.
Well-preserved and elaborate site with dagoba , shrines, statues of Lord Buddha and remains of the royal palace. Tip: explore the site by bike!!
  • Sigiriya
The lion rock!
A strenous climb up the many stairs leads from the lion's paws to the top of the rock and the magnificent view from there.
  • Beach stay
Unwind on one of the many beautiful beaches of the south or the pristine Trincomalee coast.
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