TRAVEL to SRI LANKA
You will need a 30 day Visa to attend the training. It is only possible to obtain a 30 day visa prior to arrival or on arrival at the airport in Sri Lanka.
You can obtain your 30 day entry visa in two ways:
1. Obtain a 30 day visa prior to arrival in Sri Lanka online here. Extendable for 90 days.
2. Visa on Arrival: 35US$, 30 days valid, extendable for 90 days.
PASSPORT MUST BE VALID FOR A LEAST SIX MONTHS AFTER YOUR DATE OF ARRIVAL.
HOW TO GET THERE…
Try to find a flight that doesn’t arrive to late on the start date. Our beautiful home to kick of this experience is a 4 hour drive from Colombo Airport and 1.5 hour drive from Mattala Airport.There are two airports you can choose to fly into, options are as follows:
Mattala - Rajapaksa International Airport (airport code MRIA) - From Matalla Airport, the journey takes around 1 1⁄2 hours.
Colombo - Bandaranaike International Airport (airport code CMB) - From Colombo Airport, the journey takes around 4 hours.
An Air Taxi runs a convenient service from Colombo – close to the International Airport and stops in Dickwella, less than 20 minutes from the resort. Please contact Cinnamon Airlines directly to make an online booking - http://www.cinnamonair.com/destinations.html
Best to book your flight departing from Colombo, about a 3 hour drive. Please, book your flight to depart at night on the last day of your experience. If you would like to arrive a day early or stay on longer this can be arranged directly with your experience accomodation or feel free to contact Casey on firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
We can arrange a transfers for you from airport to our experience locations. The transfers will be at an additional cost, depending on how many people are in your shuttle. This can be arranged with you at least a week prior to the experience start date, so you know exactly how much cash to bring and who you will be sharing a shuttle with. Once you arrive in Sri Lanka you’ll be greeted just outside the airport terminal by your friendly driver with a The Help Experience sign and then set out on a ride to our experience location.
If you need any help booking your flight, please let us know and we will connect you with our Help Experience trusted travel consultant Kym Lamberger - SHE IS AMAZING!
Please let us know you specific dietary requirements, allergies and intolerances and we will do our best to accommodate. The food in Sri Lanka is both western and traditional and sometimes vegans and vegetarians, but not always. When eating at our locations we advise the chefs of your requirements and will always let you know if it is not possible, endeavouring to help out as best we can.
HOW SHOULD I PACK?
It is mainly dry and warm across Sri Lanka, with an average temperature of about 29°C. As the north-east monsoon starts to creep in towards the end of the month, you can start to expect a bit more rain. Pack light, leaving room for shopping and your weaving to return home with you.
IT IS ADVISABLE TO TAKE ALONG:
Comfortable runners or similar are advisable for the walks and bike rides. A hat and of course don’t forget your swimmers and sunscreen.
A laundry service at each location can be arranged at an additional cost.
The currency is Sri Lankan Rupee. Most shops take Credit Card, however some restaurants, all buses, and tuk tuk don’t. Cash and coins are required.
Whilst it is not a marathon, an average level of fitness is required for the sunrise.