Trust Red Dot for Getting Around in Sri Lanka
Although Sri Lanka is only roughly the size of Ireland, it is by no means an easy feat to traverse the country. Getting around in Sri Lanka is made difficult by a number of different factors: a limited number of roads, or roads of poor quality; heavy traffic, and the central position of the island’s highlands which makes crossing from east to west, or north to south, more convoluted than one might expect when first glancing at the map. When going on a full tour of Sri Lanka, you must be prepared for some long journeys, especially if you are planning on visiting the Cultural Triangle or places along the east coast.
Red Dot does not recommend driving in Sri Lanka unless you have experience driving in other Asian countries where the traffic, roads and conduct of other drivers are similar. By far the most comfortable and convenient solution for travelling in Sri Lanka is to hire a car and driver, and we firmly believe that our pool of chauffeur-guides are some of the best in the country. Internal flights via plane are a great solution for otherwise long journeys, and helicopter transfers are also widely available. Sri Lanka is also home to one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world, and we usually recommend using the railway if clients are heading to the island’s hills.