SRI LANKA

OLD WORLD CHARM MEETS NEW WORLD ADVENTURE IN SRI LANKA WITH OUT ADVENTURES GAY TRAVEL.

The Lowdown

From pristine beaches to hilltop tea plantations, Sri Lanka is laden with flavourful cuisine, ancient temples, and some of the world's most captivating wildlife. It's also home to an array of religions, ethnicities, and cultures that guarantee a memorable escape. Immerse yourself in this surreal gem before the rest of the world does.

Population: 21.5 million
Language: Sinhalese, Tamil
Currency: Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR)
Time Zone: (GMT+05:30) Sri Jayawardenepura
Electricity: D/G

The LGBT Factor

Sri Lanka generally condemns homosexuality. For this reason, it's wise to avoid public displays of affection, for the safety and security of both yourself and your fellow travellers. The island's little gay life is limited to Colombo, and select resort regions like Negombo.

The Best Time to Visit

This is a loaded question. Sri Lanka is laden with distinct micro-climates, and faces two different monsoon seasons (one on either side of the country). Daytime temperatures on the coast and lowlands hover around 27C/80F. Things get more reasonable higher up, with temperatures around 18C/65F. Rain is always possible, and the humidity can be oppressive. For this reason, bring waterproof outerwear and well-wicking layers.

The Shock Factor

When travelling to Sri Lanka, you'll see both good and bad. Poverty is widespread, but the friendly locals make up for it, even if they don't speak much English. Most meals will be at hotels and tourist-style restaurants, so rest assured proper hygiene is practiced. And finally, please respect the local customs when visiting sacred sites. In turn, we'll help make the most of your visit to this unbelievably beautiful island.

Visas

Visas are required for most tourists visiting Sri Lanka, and can be made online at http://www.eta.gov.lk/slvisa/ (please note there may be exceptions, and all visas are the responsibility of the traveller).

Vaccinations

Based on entry requirements, no vaccinations are needed for entry unless your home country, or a country you are travelling to before or after this tour, has restrictions in place. To determine if you should take preventative measures to reduce the risk of illness, consult with your doctor or a travel medical clinic. OUT Adventures cannot provide vaccination recommendations.

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TOURS

REVIEWS

RATING:

Dennis E.

Sri Lanka Serendipity

It was a spectacular trip and a beautiful country. Love the quality level of the accommodations and the food was excellent.

ACCOMMODATION RATING: 5/5

TRANSPORTATION RATING: 5/5

MEALS RATING: 5/5

GUIDE RATING: 4/5

RATING:

Craig M.

Sri Lanka Serendipity

The tour's mix of culture, food, history, nature, and relaxation was even better than we could have expected. Lodging featured some truly unique and memorable locations (Tea Factory, Kandalama). A real sense of camaraderie with fellow travelers. Always felt safe. The Out Adventures team take amazing care of their customers before, during and after the trip.

ACCOMMODATION RATING: 4/5

TRANSPORTATION RATING: 4/5

MEALS RATING: 4/5

GUIDE RATING: 4/5

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Brian Y.

Sri Lanka Serendipity

Sri Lanka is an amazing place to visit with a very diverse set of activities.

ACCOMMODATION RATING: 5/5

TRANSPORTATION RATING: 5/5

MEALS RATING: 5/5

GUIDE RATING: 5/5

RATING:

Rick K.

Sri Lanka Serendipity

Surprisingly interesting country. Well run tour.

ACCOMMODATION RATING: 5/5

TRANSPORTATION RATING: 5/5

MEALS RATING: 5/5

GUIDE RATING: 5/5

RATING:

Peter H.

Sri Lanka Serendipity

Excellent itinerary, very good tour leader combined with a beautiful island with great food and heritage.

ACCOMMODATION RATING: 5/5

TRANSPORTATION RATING: 5/5

MEALS RATING: 5/5

GUIDE RATING: 5/5

RATING:

Henry D.

Sri Lanka Serendipity

Exceeded my high expectations. Charming, friendly country.Variety of things to see & do: Temples, historic sites, nature preserves & animals in the wild, architecture, great food, great hotels.

ACCOMMODATION RATING: 5/5

TRANSPORTATION RATING: 5/5

MEALS RATING: 5/5

GUIDE RATING: 4/5

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