Dreamy Ceylon Tours and our team of friendly consultants work tirelessly to create exciting Sri Lanka tailor-made holidays for guests who want to tour this beautiful island.

Whether you are looking to explore Sri Lanka’s beaches, wildlife, birds, greenery, history, and culture or even the warm and friendly people of the rural areas, we have just the holiday package for you. Sri Lanka is currently the number one tourist destination and is renowned for its diverse landscapes. Whilst these are specialized packages mostly focusing on a few aspects of the country, we have also lined up a few itineraries that cover all these landscapes in one tour.

If any of our prepared itineraries are not meeting your requirements, we will gladly make alterations to cater to your requests. Our intimate and personalized services have served travellers for many years while dealing with the most discerning preferences and yet managed to successfully come up with an ideal itinerary, meeting their needs. We talk to each group of travellers personally to determine what they will and will not like to do during their holiday. Depending on that, we carefully curate the best possible Sri Lanka tailor-made tour packages for them.

From pick up at the airport to each destination transfer to each tour attraction transfer to drop back to the airport, Dreamy Ceylon Tours will transport you in an ultra-comfortable, luxury air-conditioned vehicle. Road trips in Sri Lanka will be a breeze with our range of supreme vehicles available at your disposal. Depending on the number of passengers travelling with you, we will advise the type of car or van that would make your tour of Sri Lanka a smooth and comfortable journey.

Dreamy Ceylon Tours has a wide network of accommodation options for your tailor-made Sri Lanka tour. We specialize in selecting the most comfortable and luxurious holiday resorts across the country. Standard of accommodation is something we do not compromise on when preparing your holiday itinerary in Sri Lanka. So whether you are coming on a honeymoon, with your children and parents or just a group of friends and colleagues, we can assure that at the end of an adventurous day, you will have luxury at its best when you return to your hotel to relax and unwind.

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    Visa

    Nationals from 80 countries who visit Sri Lanka for tourist purposes are exempt from visa requirements and automatically receive a free 30-day visa on arrival. Those from these countries who visit for purposes other than tourism should obtain prior visas from a Sri Lankan Consular Office. For nationals of other countries there is a varying fee for the 30-day visa.

    The 30-day visa can be extended up to 90 days on the payment of a fee. You’ll need to show a return or onward airline ticket out of Sri Lanka, along with proof of funds, such as traveler’s cheques or credit card, and provide a copy of the bio-data page of your passport and 02 photographs.

    Tourist Visit Visa

    Please visit  http://www.eta.gov.lk

    Department of Immigration and Emigration,
    Ananda Rajakaruna Mawatha,
    Maradana,
    Colombo 10.

     Tel: +94-11-5329000, +94-11-5329316/20/21/25
    www.immigration.gov.lk

    When to visit Sri Lanka?

    Sri Lanka is a year round destination with an abundance of sunshine all year round. The average temperature is around 27°C – 30°C in most parts of Island. The temperature gradually drops as the land rises towards the hill country, with some parts of the highland as low as below 10°C.

    The island has two wet monsoon seasons; briefly between May and July in the south-west region and between December and January in the north-east. However, Sri Lanka has no off season per se as clear blue skied bright sunny days are the general rule even during the wet season.

    Sri Lanka is 5 hours ahead of GMT (Greenwich Median Time), 2½ hours behind Singapore and 4½ hours behind Australia EST (Eastern Standard Time).

    What to pack?

    Sri Lanka has a tropical country and cotton clothes are the most ideal to wear and of course your bathing suits are a must if you are visiting the beaches. Sun tan lotion could be very handy as it can be very hot sometimes.

    If you are visiting the cultural and religious sites, it is a must that you wear appropriate clothing. Gents are required to wear trousers to cover their knees or a “sarong” with a shirt or T-shirt. Ladies should ideally wear decent attire such as a trouser or a skirt to cover the knees and a blouse or t-shirt. It may not be advisable for ladies to wear deep necked or a sleeveless top.

    Organizing your trip

    If you are interested in booking a Round Trip program, the flight times is an important component when making the maximum use of your stay. Most travelers prefer to stay near airport in the first night (if they arrive in evenings). However most European and Middle East flights arrive early morning to Sri Lanka which is ideal for most travelers to start the tour in the same day.

    Currency/ Money Exchange

    Foreign currency and Traveler’s Cheques may be changed at any hotel, although commercial banks offer better rates. Converting Sri Lankan rupees back to a selected foreign denomination could be done at the airport bank which is open 24 hours of the day. Please retain your money changing receipts.

    Currency notes are in 10s, 20s, 50s, 100s, 200s, 500s, 1000s, 2000s ,5000s.

    Credit Cards

    Hotels and shops accept most international credit cards. No surcharge is required for their use. Cash advances may be acquired against credit cards at certain bank ATMs. Most widely accepted cards are American Express, Visa and MasterCard.

    It is advisable to enquire if your card type is accepted by the establishment before the use of any services.

    Banks are generally open from 0900 hrs to 1300 hours Monday to Friday. Some city banks close at 1500 hrs while few offer night banking facilities. Banks are closed on Saturdays, Sundays, all public holidays and special bank holidays. ATMs are most found adjoining bank branches island-wide.

    Shops

    Most shops open at 10.00am and close at 6.00pm. Shops are usually closed on Sundays and Full moon (Poya) days. The full moon poya day has religious significance for Buddhists and alcohol is not served in hotels, bars and public recreational areas on this day.

    Customs

    You may be required to open your baggage for inspection. Refrain from carrying prohibited or restricted goods. Certain types of animal products, antiques and gold are not allowed to be taken out of the country.

    Important Retain your shopping receipts, especially for gems.

    Immigration

    Embarkation forms are available at the airport check-in counter and need to be filled and handed over to the immigration desk prior to departure.

    Water

    Filtered, mineral and bottled drinking water is available at most retail shops. Avoid drinking water from the tap.

    Electricity

    220 Volts/50 Hz Ac. Two and three pin plugs are used mostly.

    Embassies/ Consulates

    A list of embassies is given in the local telephone directory which is provided in most hotel rooms. If not, one may be obtained at the hotel concierge’s desk. Please contact us if further assistance is required.

    Medical Facilities

    If you need a doctor, please contact the hotel reception. The hotel will have a doctor within the hotel premises or nearby. Pharmacies can generally be found at the commercial centre of most towns.

    Communication

    International Direct Dialing (IDD) facilities are available at all city hotels, resorts, post offices and telecommunication centers. Postal services are provided at most hotels and at the local post office or authorized sub-post offices. Telegrams and faxes can be handed over to the hotel reception for transmission.

    Tipping

    It is customary to tip drivers, guides and hotel housekeeping/restaurant staff if the service is satisfactory. This is solely at your discretion. The average tip is 100 rupees for Housekeeping and 10% of your meal bill for restaurant staff.

    Food & Drink Tips

    Your hotel provides safe and high quality food and we, as a policy do not recommend restaurants outside the hotel. Always wash and peel fruit before consumption. Drink plenty of water during the day to avoid dehydration.

    Custom Exports

    On leaving the country you are allowed to export up to 10kg of tea duty free.

    Purchase and export without license of any wild animal, bird or reptile, dead or alive. Also the export of parts of animals, birds or reptiles, such as skins, horns, scales and feathers is prohibited. Occasional exports are, however, permitted exclusively for bona fide scientific purposes. It is prohibited to export of 450 plant species without special permits. The export of coral, shells or other protected marine products is also strictly prohibited.

    Applications for special permission to export fauna should be made to the Director, Department of Wildlife Conservation.

    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.

    Banks

    Banks are open from 0900 hrs to 1300 hours Monday to Friday. Some city banks close at 1500 hrs, while some are open on Saturday mornings. It’s easy to withdraw money across the island at ATMs using international credit cards or debit cards.

    Time difference

    Sri Lanka Standard Time is five and a half hours ahead of GMT. (Allowance should be made for summer-time changes in Europe.)

    Language

    Sri Lanka has two official languages. Sinhala and Tamil – with English as a link language. Most people have some knowledge of English, and signboards are often in English.

    Photography: Restrictions & Permits

    Sri Lanka is a tremendously photogenic island, so it’s hardly surprising that most tourists bring a camera of some kind when they visit the country. The stunning landscapes, the captivating fauna and lush flora, and the stupendous archaeological remains provide great opportunities: a bonus is that Sri Lankans love to be captured on film. So it’s easy to cap