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Yala/Nuwara Eliya/Kandy

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Yala/Nuwara Eliya/Kandy

I am wondering how much time I should spend at each place.

We are a group of 6 (including 2 kids) and plan to arrive at Yala in time for the afternoon safari. We will hire a driver and car.

Day 1 Arrive Yala around 1 p.m. Afternoon Safari.

Day 2 Morning safari, then leave for Nuwara Eliya. Arrive around 6 p.m.

Day 3 Spend morning at Nuwara Eliya, then take afternoon train to Kandy.

Day 4 Kandy

Day 5 Kandy to Sigiriya

My questions are:

1. Is doing just afternoon safari enough? If so, we can leave Yala the following morning and spend more time at Nuwara Eliya.

2. If we stick to our original schedule, then we will only have half a day at Nuwara Eliya since we don't arrive until early evening the previous day. Is it too rushed? Although Nuwara Eliya doesn't seem to have much to do.

3. Should I allow at least 1 full day at Kandy? We do want to see the dance show.

Thanks!

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Central Province, Sri Lanka
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1. Re: Yala/Nuwara Eliya/Kandy

1. I think it's one half day safari is enough, Usually not repeat in the same park unless you have a special reason. Leave morning Yala. Then you can spend time at Rawana Ella (near Ella) & Sita Amman kovil (near Hakgala flower gardens) on the way & can hang around Lake Gregory at Eliya in evening.

3. Second half of the day is enough if you only visit Temple and 5 pm cultural dance at Kandy.If you visit Peradeniya gardens then better full day.

BRgds

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2. Re: Yala/Nuwara Eliya/Kandy

Thanks!

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