Advantages of booking an all-inclusive Sri Lanka holiday

Planning a trip and implementing it may sound easy but it isn’t really as simple as it sounds. During the planning stage of a holiday in Sri Lanka, one has to consider a lot of things and put in a lot of effort to make sure all travelers have an enjoyable holiday. One of the major factors that matter is that of money. When you are on holiday with friends or family, you cannot restrict people from going places, eating things and doing some shopping. But of course you can restrict them to spending unnecessarily. You cannot force them to opt for cheaper hotels while sacrificing their comfort and convenience but you cannot afford to book five star hotels at each location either. So how can you ensure that you and your family have a memorable holiday while at the same sticking to your initial holiday budget? Opt for Sri Lanka holidays all inclusive packages that will make all arrangements for you from flight to hotels to inner transport to tourist attractions. The benefits that you can avail with this option will leave you absolutely stress free.

Savings on cost

This is probably the biggest advantage with an all-inclusive package for a holiday in Sri Lanka. If you go ahead and individually book your air tickets, hotel accommodation and transport, you might end up spending much more than needed. Adding the individual costs may result in a much higher total cost compared to choosing Sri Lanka holiday all inclusive packages from travel agents such as Blue Lanka Tours. With our vast experience in the tourism field and our immense network with hotels and others in the travel industry, we can offer you the best in terms of airfare, hotel packages, rates of tourist attraction entrances, transport and a host of other things.

No stress whatsoever

By opting for Sri Lanka holidays all inclusive packages, you have absolutely nothing to worry about. Whether it is the reservation of flight tickets, checking availability for hotels, making hotel reservations, allocating vehicles for transportation, and other such services will all be handled by your travel agent. All you have to do is select your preferred package and inform the tour operator about your dates of travel and number of passengers travelling. The rest will be taken care of by them.

Sri Lanka round tour

When you are visiting a new country, regardless of how much research you have done, there could be a few important tourist spots that you don’t know about. Or you may know about these spots but may wonder if you will have enough time to cover everything while on your tour. Sri Lanka holidays all inclusive packages are designed in such a manner that all the most popular tourist attractions are covered in order to ensure customers get the most value for the money invested in these tour packages.

Avail maximum services

All-inclusive packages usually allow travellers to avail maximum services from hotels and tour companies. From the time you are picked up at the airport, taken on tour, and dropped back to the airport, you may not have to spend any money apart from your tour package cost unless you want to tip workers or want to do any personal shopping. Even at hotels, you do not have to pay separately for your meals or for using the swimming pool and gym. These extra services are all part of your Sri Lanka holidays all inclusive package.

Guaranteed safety while on tour

Blue Lanka Tours is always kept in the loop with regard to safety situations around the country. We will advise travelers in case there is a safety risk of visiting a particular tourist attraction. Also, our drivers are well informed on the safest routes to take to get customers from one place to another. If you decide to do all the planning for your trip, you will not know about the safety situation in a new country. Hence by trusting tour operators in this field, you are guaranteed a safe holiday.

Tips for planning tailor made holidays in Sri Lanka

Make your holiday planning easy, fun and stress free by choosing tailor made holidays in Sri Lanka and obtaining the benefits of a unique, bespoke and personal vacation. You get to choose your departure date, holiday duration and preferred activities while also being entitled to top notch accommodation, 24 hour support, itinerary notes and detailed maps that can up your holiday standard to a premium version.

Although the planning of your tailor made tour can seem exciting and overwhelming, there are a few points that need careful consideration when deciding what you want in your tailor made holiday.

How to make the most of your holiday time?

You have decided where you want to go, what the things you want to see are and where you want to stay. But sometimes, experiences that take you beyond the main sites are what can add a finishing touch to your trip to make it the most memorable one of all. If you are enjoying the beaches of Kalpitiya in Sri Lanka, try a kitesurfing experience that can literally take your breath away. The choice of such experiences are diverse, particularly in an island like Sri Lanka which has a wide variety of attractive landscapes to indulge in. It could be food, wildlife or an outdoor activity that may interest you. Whatever it is, make sure you incorporate it as part of your tailor made holiday in Sri Lanka.

How long would you like to holiday in Sri Lanka?

It could be either a long-3-4 day weekend or even a month long tour. Deciding the duration of your tailor made tour depends on which part of the world you are visiting Sri Lanka from and also how much of the island you can cover without getting exhausted.  2-3 weeks is recommended for travelers from the other side of the globe because getting over jetlag and long traveling hours takes a few days. For neighboring travelers, a week should suffice to cover the popular tourist attractions in Sri Lanka.

How to decide your preferred pace of travel?

Do you want to tightly schedule your days with as many site visits as possible or are you looking for a more relaxed pace where you can fit in a few site visits each day along with some time to spare for independent exploring? If your itinerary for the tailor made holiday in Sri Lanka includes attractions such as historical sites, national parks, hill country excursions and beaches, do you want to mix it up throughout your holiday or do you want to finish with the touring first and then schedule the relaxation time on the beach? The more destinations you add to your itinerary, the more time you will be spending in travelling and checking in and out of hotels. If you want a more relaxed holiday, consider visiting fewer places so you have more time to spend at each.

How to choose your accommodation

In addition to what you do on each day while on vacation, it is very important to decide where you will stay each night. Tailor made tours in Sri Lanka offer the best possible accommodation to suit your budget. The higher your budget is, the better the standard of your hotel will be. Think about whether you want swimming pool, gym and spa facilities while on holiday to give you an opportunity to relax, or just a comfortable place to sleep is sufficient. Consider adding a camping night in Yala to your tailor made tour itinerary to give you that unique and memorable experience mentioned above.

How to choose appropriate transport options

Getting from one place to another is a vital part of planning your tailor made holiday in Sri Lanka. Because the island is small in size, getting to different tourist attractions take a maximum of 3-4 hours at a time. Hence tourists prefer to travel in a private vehicle and tour the entire country. When exploring the city of Colombo you could choose to experience a tuk-tuk, train or bus ride to add to your list of unique experiences.

At Blue Lanka Tours, we provide luxurious and comfortable vehicles with drivers for transporting tourists planning a tailor made holiday in Sri Lanka. With a private vehicle at your service, you can customize your holiday to the maximum because you are not restricted to committing to depart at a certain time every day. Alterations such as adding one more night stay at a preferred location can be done with flexibility and ease. Our drivers are all English spoken and will act as a guide as well throughout your tailor made tour. We take all measures to make your holiday a rejuvenating one for mind and body alike, while also catering to your requests for adventure, discovery, and indulgence experiences.

Sri Lanka’s Beautiful Collection of Flora

Sri Lanka is a green country which experiences year round tropical weather, allowing plant growth to flourish. Types of plants vary depending on the different regions of the country. So if you want to explore all the available vegetation in the island, a Sri Lanka round tour would be most apt. in the dry regions of the southeast and northwest, you will find tropical thorn forests. Moving on to the central highlands, there are the montane temperate forests and then the mangroves stretching through some parts of the southwestern coast.

Hill Country Plantations

You can find the most widespread range of Sri Lanka’s flora in the montane forests of the hill country. The hills in the center of the island have the ideal climate for the cultivation of tea, which is why majority of the hill country is dedicated towards the growth and manufacturing of this product. In addition to tea, the cool hills also account for the agriculture of vegetables for commercial use. These include carrots, peppers, tomatoes, cabbage, lettuce and cucumbers.

Coastline Plantations

When visiting the coastal lines while on your Sri Lanka round tour, you will see low scrubs, grasslands and plenty of tall coconut plantations along the roads. Also found along the coast are the sago or fish-tail palms, also known by the locals as ‘kitul’. This plant is commonly used by locals in cooking, alcoholic beverages, as well as in brushes and bristles. Other tropical fruits such as papaya, mango, banana, avocado, cashew nut, breadfruit and jackfruit grow in the gardens of those living in suburban areas. Some of these seasonal fruits are then sold on roadsides and are sought after by locals and tourists alike.

Other countrywide Flora

Plants that produce beautiful flowers are often grown in parks, gardens and on roadsides. Frangipani flowers are a popular one, white, yellow or pink in color, have a sweet-smelling fragrance, and are well interweaved into the culture of Sri Lanka. Frangipani is a plant very commonly found outside homes and temples around the country. The universal Bougainvillea, lovely Hibiscus, and striking Orchids are also a major part of the Flora collection in the country.

Blue Lanka Tours are popularly known in Sri Lanka for our top notch services in providing Sri Lanka round tours. With a luxurious and comfortable vehicle, our driver cum guide will take you around Sri Lanka to explore the extraordinary variety of flora in the country. During your Sri Lanka round tours, make sure you include a stop to the Botanical gardens in Peradeniya and Hakgala where you will find an amazingly beautiful landscape of Flora.

Many decorative plants surrounding homes and temples in Sri Lanka are not a nationality of the Indian sub-continent but yet they are so familiar that the actual origins are often disregarded. The Lantana, a native of the Americas, is a very popular shrub with clusters of red and orange blossoms found in every corner of the island.

Famous Coconut Trees

The popular coconut palms are lined up in a cluster on most of the coastal regions of Sri Lanka. A quote goes on to say that the uses of a coconut are as many as the number of days in a year. Coconut palms have high levels of salt tolerance and their origins are from the South Pacific and Americas. You won’t have to look hard for these trees on your Sri Lanka round tour because they are now widely popular around the tropical coastlines of the globe. Coconut trees grow taller than 100 feet and have a life of more than 100 years. Their most productive years are between the ages of 12 and 40, during which they have the capacity of producing approximately 60 coconuts a year. Juice from these nuts is used for palm wine fermentation, for the making of arrack, coconut liquor, coconut oil, coconut vinegar and much more. Liquid from green and orange coconuts is safe and healthy to drink organically. When the nuts are dried, the flesh from inside can be eaten raw or can be used in cooking, baking, cosmetics and margarine.

Unique Tea Plantations

Driving by luscious tea estates on your Sri Lanka round tours is a common sight. Tea has been successfully cultivated in Sri Lanka for over 100 years. Initiated by the British, tea exports are now a profitable business for the country. Tea grows on small miniature trees that are just 3-4 meters tall and have leaved that are dark, pointed and slightly toothed. The plant also has small yellow-white flowers that look like mini decorative camellias. The short height of the plants make them convenient for plucking and tea plucking experts will tell you that it is the tips and top-most leaves of the plant that produce the best tea. An average tea plucker can pick 20kg of leaves which in turn produce only 4kg of dried tea. Numerous companies are now manufacturing and exporting tea worldwide, making Ceylon Tea a world famous product.