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Stilt Fishermen Sothern Sri lanka

Travelling with Us

We are excited that you are choosing to travel to Sri Lanka, we are deeply passionate about the island, with its natural beauty and the many facets it offers travellers. Sri Lanka's  strategic location at the centre of the trade routes that connected the East to the West has made it a magnet for travellers, traders and colonisers over the eons, all whose footfalls have contributed to the unique culture, architecutre and cuisine of the island

About Us

A family owned business, we have always been keen travellers starting out as backpackers, graduating to sharing the joys of travel with our daughter and now with a love for a little bit of luxury in our travels!  Our passion for Sri Lanka stemmed from our heritage (we are both Sri Lankan's at birth) and the many years we have spent travelling and living on the island.  We believe our two loves are serendipitous* in helping us curate holidays for travellers of all types to Sri Lanka. 


* The island was known in ancient times as Serendib and is believed to be the legendary isle that is spoken off in the ancient Persian poem and therefore the root of the word serendipity : )   

Cars & Drivers

Your transport will be in your vehicle with a dedicated English-speaking personal chauffeur and resident expert to assist you on your travels.  Your vehicle will be a late model sedan or people mover depending on your group size or luggage requirement e.g. Surfboards. All our vehicles are equipped with a fire extinguisher and first aid kits, all vehicles are serviced before each new journey. Your chauffeur is an accredited expert with extensive knowledge of the country, its culture and off-the-beaten-track hidden secrets that can only be found with local knowledge.  They will be on call 24 hours a day to provide advice to you on highlights, arrange guides for specific sites e.g. safari or historical sites, make any bespoke arrangements you may wish and ensure your comfort at all times.

When to go

The ideal time to visit Sri Lanka climatically speaking is between November and March, however, this period is when most Europeans head to Sri Lanka to escape the northern winter, this also makes it the most expensive time to travel to Sri Lanka due to the high demand for airfares and hotel rooms as a result prices climb significantly at this time of year. Travelling just before or after this period means you can still enjoy the cooler and drier weather at a more competitive price.

Visa requirements

Australians need a visa to visit Sri Lanka. It is a revenue raiser for the country and the current cost is $25 USD per person.  You can apply for the visa online and normally receive approval within 24 hours, alternatively, you can pay for the visa on arrival. Use this link http://www.eta.gov.lk/slvisa/ Please Note: Some companies on the internet offer “paid” assistance to apply for your Visa, they are also deceptive as they look like they are the official visa site.  It is totally unnecessary to use their services and is a waste of your money.

Medical

Please consult your medical doctor on the recommended vaccinations well before travelling to Sri Lanka. 

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is very important and Footfalls strongly encourages all travellers to take an appropriate level of insurance before their travel to Sri Lanka.

What to Pack

The following is a list of must-haves in your luggage when visiting Sri Lanka: Sunscreen & Sunglasses, Insect Repellent, light summer clothing & warm clothing (a light jacket) if you are visiting the hill country.  Strong walking shoes if you intend on trekking in the countryside. Leech-proof socks or repellent if you intend on visiting the rainforest areas 

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