Did you know in 2019 Lonely Planet named Sri Lanka as a star destination? Really how couldn’t it when Sri Lanka has a lot of reasons to fall in love with, from its beautiful landscapes, incredible beaches, delicious food, the hospitality of its first-class citizens and all for a cost that will not leave you broke if you spend a vacation of at least 3 full weeks. If you are thinking about it, this is the best time to prepare for the most adventurous trip you could ever imagine.
What makes Sri Lanka the best destination for the holidays?
It is the incredible nature of Sri Lanka that makes it one of the best countries to visit during the holidays. You can make different tours through the mountains or you can also enjoy the beach of Mirissa, take walks in the National Park of Yala to observe the life of the leopards closely. You can also visit Pigeon to observe the great diversity of turtles in the area, or if you like to snorkel you can see hundreds of fish and even sharks there. Besides, this wonderful island is full of beaches with crystal clear waters and excellent landscapes that will take your breath away.
Quick Guide for Brazilian to apply for an E-visa to Sri Lanka
Due to recent agreements between the two countries, Brazilians can travel with an electronic travel authorization also called e-visa to Sri Lanka, which only requires you to have a valid passport with an available blank page, a credit card that allows you to make online payments and a device such as tablet, laptop or computer with an internet connection.
The Brazilian citizen must then fill out a form where you will be asked for the information that will be used to approve the application. In the end, you must cancel the service charges and just wait by e-mail for the e-visa to Sri Lanka approval decision.
As a Brazilian, the permit authorizes you to visit Sri Lanka for 30 days, only if the reason for your trip is tourism or business. If it is for a business you may need to attach the invitation letter from the company in question. However, you will have an excellent team that will help you in the process of your application in case you still have doubts.
A place for every Brazilian taste
Once you have been approved for your e-visa to Sri Lanka, you have no limitations, as a Brazilian, you can enjoy all the dazzling places of this beautiful country has to offer.
If you are a Brazilian history lover and you like to explore the ancient cities, you should visit the first cities of the Sinhalese dynasties, located on the coast. There are 4 cities and all of them are declared heritage by UNESCO. These cities are Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, and Pidurangala.
For Brazilians who love animals, you can see them free if you visit the National Parks of Uda Walawe, Kumana, and Minneriya where every year you can see herds of elephants in its full habitat, for example. On the other hand, you can visit the Yala National Park to learn about the leopards, a subspecies other than the eight recognized. Also, if you enjoy observing birds, the island has approximately 233 different species to watch.
If you are a Brazilian whos fascination is to explore new flavors, the gastronomy in Sri Lanka is quite spicy but you will like it. You should know in Sri Lanka all meals are accompanied by rice with curry. In the buffets, you can choose between white, yellow or red rice and combine it with chicken or fish. Also depending on the chef, it is possible that rice includes bittersweet eggplant, banana flowers, beet to curry or marinated beans.
We cannot say goodbye without mentioning options for Brazilian sports enthusiasts. Due to its geographical location, the sports that stand out most within the island are diving and snorkeling, surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing, boat and fishing tours, and whale watching. However, you can also do cycling, hiking, cricket, and even soccer. Sports activities in Sri Lanka are one of the best ways to explore the country while having fun to the fullest.