Prices in Sri Lanka
Compared with South Asian countries, the price ofSri Lanka relatively high. In addition, the cost of recreation on the popular tourist resorts in two or more times higher than in rural areas of the island.
Shopping and souvenirs
If you are going for shopping in Sri Lanka for the articlesrubies and blue sapphires, it is advisable to go to the big local shops issuing state certificate (otherwise there is a risk of running into a scam).
You can bring on the memories of Sri Lanka:
- batik and cotton products, leather products,wooden crafts, masks, jewelry (earrings, bracelets, brooches, rings with precious and semi-precious stones), Lankan cosmetics, Buddha statues, carvings of elephants, leather souvenirs (belts, travel bags, briefcases);
- Ceylon tea, spices (cardamom, nutmeg, pepper, cinnamon, cloves, curry, ginger), red rum, arak.
In Sri Lanka, you can buy hand-made masks,coated with natural dyes from $ 35, local cosmetics - from $ 5, leather souvenirs - from $ 26, Buddha figures - from $ 38, Ceylon tea - from 3 $ / 1 pack of porcelain products - from $ 15, jewelry with precious stones - from $ 8 and spices - 3.5 $ / 1 kg, coconut arrack - from $ 8.
It's worth noting that Sri Lanka can not be exported corals, seashells and antiques (it is illegal and involves the imposition of a fine).
Excursions and Entertainment
If you go on a tour of "Culture of Kandy"calculated for the whole day, you will visit the Pinnawala elephant nursery, visit the Buddha Temple and garden spices. In addition, lunch can be arranged. The approximate cost of the tour for a group of 2-3 people - $ 160, and for a group of 4 people - $ 130.
If desired, you can spend the whole day rafting,go on an exciting trip to a small town Kitulgala (your alloy will be held on the river of the same name). The approximate cost of the tour for a group of 4 people - $ 130.
An entertainment program on the island can bevery extensive. So, visit the elephant nursery will cost you $ 10, the Botanical Gardens - $ 10 National Park - $ 10-25, two-hour river trip - $ 15.
Moreover, in low-cost centers, you can goAyurvedic treatments: 45-minute full body massage with medicated oils cost about $ 15, and 15-20 minute visit to a wooden steam bath with herbs - $ 10.
Getting around the city is possible on Lankana popular form of transport - a three-wheeled scooter (tuk-tuk) for 1 km of run you will pay about $ 0.2. A journey on a traditional taxi will cost you about $ 0.4-0.5 / 1 km.
The cheapest will cost you to travel on local buses - for 1 km of track, you pay only $ 0,007-0,02. But many buses are horrible and technical equipment are outdated models.
If you do not mind to save money and the right approach to the selection of housing and resort, is in Sri Lanka, you can relax at a reasonable price ($ 25 for 1 person per day).