Let’s go through the basics before you meet us on your big adventure to Sri Lanka. You are about to set off into one of the most spectacular places on the planet and we want to make sure you’re all ready! If you still have further questions after reading through this section then please get in touch with one of the friendly OLA team.
Where do we spend our first night on tour in Negombo?
We stay at the stunning Beacon Beach resort:
If we arrive 1 day early – can we have an airport pickup?
Unfortunately not. Air port pick ups are on day 1 of the tour only. We do however give you very simple instructions on how best to get from the airport to Beacon Beach in your information pack so you shouldn’t have any trouble!
I’m arriving 1/2/3 days before the tour – can you arrange some pre nights of accommodation?
Yes! We can arrange dorm beds at the place we stay during the tour. These nights would be paid in cash on arrival.
Can I upgrade to a twin/double room with my partner closer to the date?
Yes, though this of course depends on availability. Do I require a visa? Most countries will get a free 30 day tourist visa in Sri Lanka upon arrival. Please check with your local consulate or embassy for the most up-to-date information.
How much spending money should I take?
You will get a spending guide in your info pack, but around $30-$40 AUD per person per day will easily be enough.
Do I need hiking shoes?
Ideally yes, sandals and some trainers/running shoes would be fine.
Is it okay for me to bring a 25kg suitcase?
While we really don’t recommend bringing such a large or heavy suitcase, we can make it work. It will be a bit awkward or uncomfortable at times but if it’s absolutely necessary for you to have it the we can make it work. Our recommendation is to bring a backpack no more than 20kg.
Do I need any shots or vaccinations before travelling?
We would always recommend speaking to a healthcare professional and following their advice.
Can you cater for my dietary requirements?
We always do our best to cater for most dietary requirements. Vegetarians and vegans are welcome but please make us aware of your requirements before your tour so we can best prepare.
I’m doing the Maldives add-on, are flights included?
No we don’t include any flights for the add-ons.
Which flights should I get for the Maldives?
Emirates or Sri Lankan airways are the operators who fly the route.