I am planning to book to go to Sri Lanka for 2 weeks in July and stay at the Mermaid hotel. I am debating whether to go to this hotel for 14 nights and do a few day trips or book a 4 night tour and then stay 10 nights at the hotel. The tour goes to Sigiriya Rock, Buddhas, Kandy, Tooth Temple, Botanical Gardens, Tea Factory and elephants. The difference in price is going for the tour is £150 more per person.
Basically I am wondering whether I could get to see all these sights cheaper if I just book some day trips when I get there or is this quite a good deal?
Any advice on whether these are the best sights to see or anything key we'd be missing would be appreciated.