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NINE ARCH BRIDGE

GUIDE OF SRI LANKA : 15 DAYS TRAVEL ITINERARY WITH JETWING HOTELS

Sri Lanka is one of the destinations to be seen in 2019.

An island to discover with temples to admire and waterfalls to explore, not to mention the many safaris you can do.

For us it is the second time and for this reason we have decided to create GUIDE OF SRI LANKA 15 DAYS ROAD TRIP, where we will give you the best practical advice and what route to follow so as not to miss anything.

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GUIDE OF SRI LANKA

GUIDE OF SRI LANKA :WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT THE AIRPORT IN COLOMBO

VISA for two people $75, enter the airport and go straight to do it, and then remember to fill out the form you find before putting yourself in the queue for immigration.
The passport must be valid for 6 months after the trip to be accepted

SIM CARD we advise you to do it as soon as you leave the airport, the best company is definitely DIALOG. There are many plans to choose from we use the one from 949 rupees with which we have 7 gb, outside you can find offers at the same price for 15 gb.

TRAVEL TIP: every time you buy a SIM, never throw it away, if you truncate it in that place you can reuse it with a simple recharge.

MONEY CHANGE we always change part of the money we just leave the airport with. During our trip € was worth 196. 50 rupees, always look for the most favorable exchange and always let yourself make the receipt.

DAY 1-2 : NEGOMBO AT JETWING BLUE

Our guide of Sri Lanka start after many hours of  flight we are headed to Negombo, which is about 20 minutes from Colombo. It is the best choice to make if you want to move inland in the following days.

Negombo is a town by the sea, long beaches with palm trees and calm waves where you can swim and relax. In the main street by the sea there are many restaurants, bars and local shops.

TIPS PUB/RESTAURANT: we recommend you go to the LORDS RESTAURANT, live music and very welcoming place.

WHERE TO STAY : Jetwing Blue

GUIDE OF SRI LANKA
GUIDE OF SRI LANKA

DAY 3-5 : DAMBULLA AT JETWING LAKE

After a 3 and a half hour drive we arrived in Dambulla, in the centre of Sri Lanka. Here we stopped 3 nights, to have time to visit Dambulla Cave Temple , Habaran Elephant Eco Park and visit a typical Sri Lankan village, for this reason is inside the guide of Sri Lanka.

Read WHY DISCOVER DAMBULLA CAVE TEMPLE, SRI LANKA

Read BEST 2 NATIONAL PARKS OF SRI LANKA

WHERE TO STAY : Jetwing Lake

GUIDE OF SRI LANKA
GUIDE OF SRI LANKA

DAY 6-8 SIGIRIYA AT JETWING VIL UYANA

The guide of Sri Lanka continues, just half an hour from Dambulla is the area of Sigiriya, in this area the ideal is to stay 3 nights to have time to do all the excursions that this area offers: Sigirya Lion Rock, Pidurangala, Sri Lanka Village Tour.

Read DISCOVER THE WORLD FAMOUS SIGIRIYA LION ROCK, SRI LANKA

WHERE TO STAY: Jetwign Vil Uyana

GUIDE OF SRI LANKA
GUIDE OF SRI LANKA

DAY 9-11 WELLAWAYA AT JETWING KADURUKETHA

About 5 hours from Sigiriya lies Wellawaya, an area surrounded by greenery in the mountains. From this area you can easily reach two very famous places, and this is inside the guide of Sri Lanka: NINE ARCHES BRIDGE in Ella and Diyaluma Falls.

Read 7 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT NINE ARCHES BRIDGE , SRI LANKA

Read RELAX ON TOP OF DIYALUMA FALLS, SRI LANKA

WHERE TO STAY: Jetwing Karuduketha

GUIDE OF SRI LANKA
GUIDE OF SRI LANKA

DAY 12 MAHAMODARA AT JETWING KURULUBEDDA

After 4 hours by car, the guide of Sri Lanka continues, from Wellawaya we arrived in Mahamodara, a small village a few kilometers away from Galle. This place surrounded by greenery is perfect for taking a little break to relax.

WHERE TO STAY : Jetwing Kurulubedda

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DAY 13-14 GALLE AND JETWING LIGHTHOUSE

Just 5 minutes from Mahamodara we moved to Galle, famous for the lighthouse and the tourist district that is located nearby. From Galle you can reach several beaches where you can spend a relaxing day in the shade of a palm tree. The most famous beaches are those of UNAWATUMA, DALLAWELLA BEACH and MIRISSA (the farthest one).

WHERE TO STAY: Jetwing Lighthouse

GUIDE OF SRI LANKA
GUIDE OF SRI LANKA

DAY 15 :COLOMBO AT JEWTING COLOMBO SEVEN

2 hours away from Galle, the guide of Sri Lanka finish, we arrived at our last stop in Colombo. The capital of Sri Lanka, a modern and chaotic city, but at the same time rich in history.

One night or two nights are enough in this city, we recommend to do it either when you arrive or before leaving, as it is where the airport is located.

WHERE TO STAY: Jetwing Colombo Seven

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This guide of Sri Lanka 15-days road trip is ideal for getting the most out of this island and discovering its unique places. We had to come back a second time to appreciate this land even more.

HOW TO MOVE:

RENTING A CAR can be convenient if you want to choose your stops. Remember that here you drive to the left and remember to take out accident insurance, because they drive like crazy.

PERSONAL DRIVER if you decide to organize this trip with Jetwing Hotels we recommend that you ask for a driver to accompany you throughout the trip as we have done.

BUS and TRAINS if you love adventure and immerse yourself in the local culture at 360 degrees then these two options are for you. In every main city there are bus stations, they are very cheap but also very crowded. We recommend these means to those who travel only with a backpacker.

12 Comments

  • Reply
    Sarah
    May 26, 2019 at 10:27 am

    So glad I found this, we have been trying to put together a trip in Sri Lanka and had no idea where to start. I wasn’t even aware that I’d need a visa lol. Seeing your photos make me even more keen to get organised.

    • Reply
      DG TRAVEL
      May 26, 2019 at 10:45 am

      Thank you! Yes is not easy organise a good trip in Sri Lanka beacuse there are to many things to see, for us this is the best trip for see everything.

  • Reply
    Katie Hughes
    May 26, 2019 at 11:07 am

    An amazingly detailed travel guide – Sri Lanka is on my wish list to visit for sure!

    • Reply
      DG TRAVEL
      May 26, 2019 at 2:05 pm

      Thank you so much 😊. Sri Lanka is an incredible island.

  • Reply
    Linda (LD Holland)
    May 26, 2019 at 6:03 pm

    Sri Lanka is still on the travel wish list. There are so many great practical tips in your guide that I have saved this for planning. It was good that you got to stay in places for a few days on your tour. It is a good tip to look at getting a driver for touring. I am sure we would see much more that way.

    • Reply
      DG TRAVEL
      May 26, 2019 at 7:15 pm

      We are happy that this guide is interesting and pratise to you. 😊

  • Reply
    Sharon
    May 27, 2019 at 2:08 am

    15 days is such a nice long time to stay in Sri Lanka. There’s so much to explore. I love the swimming pools, too!

    • Reply
      DG TRAVEL
      May 27, 2019 at 9:38 am

      You can do 1 week too but you should to decide wich part visit the south coast ( beaches… ) or the inside ( temple, waterfall…) 😊

  • Reply
    Sarah
    May 27, 2019 at 12:19 pm

    Great guide! What time of year did you go? Everything look remote/quiet/uncrowded. In other words, my favorite kind of place! I would love to see the elephants.

    • Reply
      DG TRAVEL
      May 27, 2019 at 1:08 pm

      Thank you! We have been the first time in September and the second time in February.

  • Reply
    Sid
    May 29, 2019 at 12:19 pm

    Last year I went here and truly Srilanka is one of my best experience. Lush green and clean air make me want to go again

    • Reply
      DG TRAVEL
      May 31, 2019 at 4:16 pm

      Yes Sri Lanka has something magical

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