More help/ advice on our trip please. Back in May, we posted a request on TA for advice and got excellent feedback. We then booked a Mercury 14 day trip to Marawila, the last 2 wks August. Since then we have been reading TA and the guide books and we now have a list of places we want to see.
So here is the trip:
Anuradhapura?? Mihintale, Ritigala, Polonorua, Dambulla, Sirigaya (early Morning).Habarama for elephant ride. Kandy (temple & Gardens), Pinnewale or MEF for more elephants? Train from Nanu Oya to Ella. Then stay in Ella (at Tea Garden Guesthouse) for some walks and Tea plantations. Back to Marawila.
Now more questions please: How long should we allow for this trip (we do want some rest as well)? Equally, we would rather cut down the itinerary, we want to enjoy the places we visit. Should we do this in 2 shorter trips from Marawila? Would it be practical to take a 1 day trip to say Anuradhapura & Mihintale from Marawila and cut these from the main itinerary? Have we got the order right? Should we do the Hill area before the Cultural Triangle?
Thanks in advance (when we get back we will post feedback)