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Day Tour Ella to Haputale

Day Tour Ella to Haputale
04 to 08 hrs
USD 95.00
Morning Trekking / walking or cycling / biking tour to world famous Lipton Seat through amazing small tea village in Haputale and&nbsp;Adisham Bungalow. Experience local tamil foods, Evening visit Sri Lanka's highest waterfall, Babarakanda waterfall. <br>Journey start at 7.00 Am (Approximate&nbsp; 04 hours Tour) <br> <strong>Price Include</strong> Hotel pickup and drop-off + Traditional tamil foods + Refreshments + Transportation + English speaking guide + 1000 ml water bottle per person + All taxes

Kitiulgala Adventure Day Trip

Kitiulgala Adventure Day Trip
1 to 6 hours
USD 110.00
2 hours drive from Colombo-Nuwara Eliya road, Kitulgala is a Rain Forest patch which attracts many resident and foreign tourists for its natural beauty. The Academy Awad-winning movie The Bridge on the River Kwai was filmed on the Kelani River near Kitulgala, although nothing remains now except the concrete foundations for the bridge Kitulgala is the base for white-water rafting in Sri Lanka but there are myriad of leisure and adventure activities that can be done in Kutulgala.<br>At Sri Lankan Expeditions, suggests following things to do if you are planning a trip to Kitulgala,

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Official Colombo Bandaranaike Airport Taxi Rates & Fares

Colombo Bandaranaike Airport taxi rates given here are in the local currency (LKR or Sri Lankan Rupee). Use our currency converter or the cheat sheet to the left if you would like to convert to your currency.

  • Bandaranaike Airport taxi fares to:


    Destination Mini van taxi (no AC) Regular taxi (no AC) Regular taxi with AC
    Colombo LKR 1490  LKR 2640 LKR 2904
    Negombo town LKR 812 LKR 1380 LKR 1518
    Negombo Beach LKR 862 LKR 1430 LKR 1568
    Beruela and Bentota LKR 4235 LKR 7170 LKR 7887
    Kandy or Galle LKR 4500 LKR 7410 LKR 8151

Colombo Taxi Payment: Cash only
Colombo Taxi Tipping Recommendation: Tipping recommended, 10%

Official Colombo Bandaranaike Airport Taxi Details

Colombo Bandaranaike Airport Taxi

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There are several options for Bandaranaike International Airport taxi service. For the cheapest option, go to the taxi counter in the Arrivals Hall at Colombo Bandaranaike Airport. They provide minivan taxis without air conditioning and for about a third cheaper than Bandaranaike Airport taxis provided by 'hotels'. It is worth noting that this service is primarily intended for the locals, so the counter staff will try to persuade you to go to one of the 'hotel taxi' counters. If you want the cheap fare, insist that you only want a minivan taxi.

Otherwise, the official Bandaranaike International Airport taxi service provided for tourists, supervised by the airport, offer taxis both with and without air conditioning.

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 Colombo Bandaranaike Airport Taxi Scams

Some first time travellers to Colombo find themselves falling victim to scams and touts. Be on guard for anybody trying to help you by giving you unsolicited directions or travel advice. Take any advice from Bandaranaike Airport taxi and auto drivers with a grain of salt, especially if they tell you the place you want to go to is closed, dangerous, etc. If you are unsure, check a map. If you have been told your hotel is closed or full, give them a call. If you are a first time visitor to Sri Lanka, do not admit it, as it will make you a mark for the scam artists.

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Last Updated: 10 May 2022