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One week in Sri Lanka, please help me with my plan

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One week in Sri Lanka, please help me with my plan

Hello,

I will stay in Sri Lanka for about a week. I wanted to stay in Ella and Mirissa or Matara, but the problem are the long hours with public trasportation.

1st day: I will arrive at Colombo airport at 10 pm. I will take a taxi to a hotel near fort railway station.

2nd day: I will take the train to Ella. The train takes 10 hours and I will arrive at 6 pm. I heard that the train ride will be very beautiful, but I will be tired for sure.

3rd day: Explore Ella

4th day: Take the bus to Matara (5 hours, will leave around noon).

5th day: Stay at Matara

6th day: Stay at Matara

7th day: Take the evening train to Colombo

8th day: My flight leaves at 10 am, so I will have to leave very early.

Overall I will stay a lot of time in public transportation for such a short stay. Would you recommend taking a taxi from ella to matara, like "Sri Lanka Midigama Tours"? Or maybe visit other places, which are more near to Colombo?

I chose Ella beacuse I wanted to see the mountains and Matara because I wanted to surf (I am still a beginner).

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1. Re: One week in Sri Lanka, please help me with my plan

Hi there,

Sounds okay for your choices. Probably you mean Polhena beach near Matara?

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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2. Re: One week in Sri Lanka, please help me with my plan

In Ella get up early and climb Ella Rock for a beautiful view. It will take 4 hrs to get there and back if you walk along the railway line.

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3. Re: One week in Sri Lanka, please help me with my plan

Thanks a lot. For surfing I think I will go to Mirissa. I heard its beautiful and the waves have the right height for beginners

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4. Re: One week in Sri Lanka, please help me with my plan

Ella Rock looks amazing. Will I need hiking boots or is a pair of solid sneakers enough?

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5. Re: One week in Sri Lanka, please help me with my plan

Sneakers are good enough.

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