Sri Lanka Currency

Sri Lanka Currency

Currency, money. credit or debit cards

The currency is the Sri Lankan rupee, written LKR or Rs.
You can exchange euros and dollars indiscriminately at the airport or in banks and exchange offices across the country.

(There is not a big difference between the exchange offered by the airport and that of a bank or exchange agency)

When you need to change money your conductor / guide will point you to the closest place.

Currency import regulations:

Local currency (Sri Lanka Rupee-LKR) up to LKR 20,000.-.

Foreign currencies: no restrictions, however amounts in excess of USD 15,000.- (or equivalent) must be declared on arrival, with the exception of Indian and Pakistani currencies which are prohibited.

Amounts in excess of USD 10,000.- (or equivalent) must be declared if you intend to take it back.

Currency export regulations:

Local currency (Sri Lanka Rupee-LKR) up to LKR 20,000.-.

Foreign currencies up to the amounts imported and / or declared, except for Indian and Pakistani currencies, which are prohibited.

sri lanka rupiees

The currency is the Sri Lankan rupee, written LKR or Rs

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Credit cards and ATMs

Credit cards are accepted in hotels and in most establishments.

ATMs are widespread in Sri Lanka

Commercial banks have an extensive network of ATMs that accept most of them Visa (Plus), MasterCard (Cirrus and Maestro) and American Express.

sri lanka ATMs

Other options include Bank of Ceylon, NationsTrust Bank, People’s Bank, Hatton National Bank, Seylan Bank, Sampath Bank and HSBC.

ATMs have spread to all cities and major regional centres, although it can happen that they are sometimes out of order.

Each exchange office and bank changes the main currencies: USD, Euro, Pounds Sterling and Swiss Francs.

airport banks

Airport Bank

To get better exchange rates, remember to return the Rupees in a hard currency before leaving the country.

Visa and Mastercard are the most commonly accepted credit cards.

The other major credit cards such as Amex and Diners Club are also usually accepted.

Few travellers use Travelers Checks nowadays, the main banks keep changing them, Visa and Amex are the most commonly accepted ones.

Expect a small commission of around Rs 150/350

Banks in major cities and tourist areas sometimes have branches that specialize in currency exchange.

Important is to have no restrictions on payments for Asian areas, check with your issuing bank.

Currency conversion

The current approximate conversion from the Euro is 206 rupees (January 2020)

Central Bank of Sri Lanka reference

Sri Lanka is indeed the perfect place for children and for people who like animals and nature.

This country is incredibly green.

It is impossible not to find elephant herds on safari or even on the same road traveling.
It is also very easy to see leopards, macaques and other types of monkeys, giant squirrels, jackals, etc. etc

Furthermore, walking with children and adults through the Peradeniya Botanical Garden is a delight. Along with the giant trees and millions of plants, we will also find monkeys and other animals in this immense place.

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We use all the available and easy-to-use technologies to stay in touch with our customers.

Besides the email, the most used method, we are always available by phone and WhatsApp.

It is also possible to communicate via Skype or FaceTime or any other application available to the customer, but only with prior appointment.

We pay a lot of attention in being able to communicate to the customer all the necessary information to offer all the tranquility to you even while you are on Tour.

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Living and working in Kandy, facilitates access to privileged information to create new routes and itineraries to Sri Lanka.

This allows us to design exclusive and unique journeys, reaching some places that only we know.

This is why we receive an excellent score in everything related to the design of customised and on-demand trips.

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Moreover, we pay a lot of attention to everything related to the management of the booking and assistance, always in English, Spanish and Italian, of your trip to Sri Lanka.

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Meanwhile, those who love exotic beaches, full of palm trees and coconut trees, offer beaches in the west of the country such as Bentota, Ambalangoda, Chilaw and Negambo.

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You can also swim in the Indian Ocean in the east of the country on the beaches of Trincomalee, Pasikudah, Nilaveli …

If you like surfing you can practice at Arugam Bay, Weligama or Mirissa. 

And of course, we have the beaches of southern Sri Lanka such as Tangalle, Unawatuna, Galle, Ahangama, etc. etc

If you like cities, we have Kandy, Jaffna, Galle Fort and Colombo where you can walk and shop among the wonderful shops and restaurants.
In a nutshell, we have a country with a wide variety of climates, places, cultures, religions, etc. 
Where we will always find Sinhalese smiling and waiting for us with open arms.

Coming to Sri Lanka and not being surprised is absolutely impossible.

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