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From 1982 we have been at the forefront of travel in Sri Lanka as a tour operator providing the very best of destination management services to diverse clientele from around the globe. Whether you are looking for the perfect tour package to Sri Lanka, seek a special interest itinerary or simply to reserve accommodation or arrange ticketing and transportation, we have a range of services at very competitive rates for you to choose from. Find sri lanka tours packages we offer.
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Foreign Currency Regulations

Visitors to Sri Lanka bringing in more than US$10,000 should declare the amount to the Customs on arrival. All unspent rupees converted from foreign currencies can be re-converted to the original currency on departure as long as encashment receipts can be produced
02

Currency Exchange

It is recommended to change currency at reputed banks and currency exchange centers. You driver will be able to assist you
03

Dress Code at sites

At most religious establishment’s proper attire is compulsory. Shorts and sleeveless tops/t-shirts are not permitted. In most non-religious sites casual wear is permitted. Please consultant your driver during tour for further details.
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What to wear

Weather conditions change in Sri Lanka in matter of a few hours. Eg- Temperature in the hill country (Nuwara Eliya / Bandarawela etc.) drops to 10-15 C on many evenings. Therefore warm clothing is recommended if stays are in the hills. In general temperature in Sri Lanka is between 25-35 C in most parts of the country. Please consultant your driver for more details.
05

Meals

It is recommended to have meals at reputed restaurants. It is best to avoid eating from local eateries if you have a sensitive stomach. Please consult with your driver. Also beware, Sri Lankan food is Spicy but tasty.
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Hotel Bookings

The peak season is between December and March as many European travelers prefer the warm sunshine and the golden beaches of Sri Lanka to their winter cold. Hotels in popular tourist destinations, such as the west coast beach resorts, Kandy and Nuwara Eliya should be booked in advance to secure desired accommodation. July and August could be also considered a peak period, especially in Kandy due to the famous Perahera which is a “must-see” for visitors.
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Organizing your trip

When booking a Round Trip Tour of Sri Lanka, the flight arrival time is an important component to make maximum use of your stay. Habarana is a central point when visiting cultural sites such as Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, and Dambulla and is approximately three hours away from the airport. Most travelersprefer to drive up to Habarana directly from the airport which is possible when your flight arrives in the morning. For flights that arrive in the evening, the best option is to stay in Colombo (about 40 minutes drive to the center via the new expressway from the airport) for the first night or longer.
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Guides & Travel Companies

Be aware there is an alarmingly high rate of unauthorized DMC’s & Guides working in Sri Lanka. These ventures are operated without any proper legal registration / guiding license, To avoid any embarrassment and inconvenience during your tour we sincerely requests all tourist to be very careful when choosing your guide / tour company to arrange your tour. Tourist Police & the Dept. of Immigration & Emigrations will conduct on the spot raids on DMC’s / tour groups involved in unauthorized activities.

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Tangerine Tours (PVT) Ltd
236, Galle Road, Colombo – 03
Sri Lanka.

Tel: 0094 11 4885274 / 0094 11 2422518
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