In this post you will find everything that I consider important to travel to Sri Lanka
Health comes first, and is as important as the Planet. Traveling to tropical countries or isolated islands is an extra in waste production because running water is a very expensive good. But there are ways to avoid this waste without putting our health at risk, and here I tell you how we travelled without buying a bottle of water.
It is one of frequently asked questions, and we are happy to answer with a big yes. Because yes, it is possible to travel plastic free to Sri Lanka. However, we would have liked to read this post before going. Therefore, we have will write about our achievements and our failures
The tuk tuk is the mean transport of local people in the country, either for transport of goods, move around or use it as taxi. It is a 3-wheeled vehicle with a motorcycle engine, and the maximum speed is 40 km / h.
This was the first stop during our trip that we made. In Tuk Tuk it takes approximately 4 – 5 hours from Negombo to Anuradhapura and it is worth spending a couple of days there to visit it completely. We did not have the time, but I will shortly write about what you can visit within one day.
We left early to Sigiriya, with the tuk tuk it took approximately 3 hours to arrive. As we arrived early, we decided to take a tour to Dambulla. Although our plans were much more extensive and we wanted to visit many places, we did not have time for everything, but we will return. Here you can read what to see in Sigiriya and surroundings in 48 hours.
Kandy is completely the opposite of the other cities we had visited before: busy, with traffic and plenty of shops where they try to sell you everything. We just arrived during Duruthu Full Moon Poya day that represents the first day that Buddha visited Sri Lanka. Is celebrated the first full moon of the year.
During this part of the route our companion almost felt into despair. She could not believe that he could go so slowly and drive so high. But we did it!
Ella has many things to see, especially if you stay a couple of days, but we really wanted to visit the Nine Arch bridge and record with the drone there. Here you can read the whole story, even the tense moments when we almos crush the drone!
Observing wild animals is always a complicated issue. But there are ways to see animals without threatening their habitat and freedom, and one of them is to go on safari.
Finally, to rest from all the road days and stop driving the tuk tuk for a few days, we made a stop in Tangalle for three days. Therefore, we had time to rest and pick up plastic waste from the beach.
As the last leg of our route through Sri Lanka in tuk tuk, we stayed one night in Bentota and another in Negombo. How about these cities we saw practically nothing, here we explain where to sleep near the airport and our express stop in Bentota.
This is a new experience that we wanted to share, since, although it is not excessively complicated, it has a series of bureaucratic steps that must be followed.