Hi there -
We've been lurking on these boards for weeks and are ready for your thoughts. We're inclined to hire a series of drivers rather than have one for the entire time. Do you all think that it would be easier to keep one for the whole trip?
This trip runs from late May-early June
Arrive at airport at midnight
2 nights at Wallawwa in Kotugoda to unwind
Drive to Dambulla (2 hours?)
2 nights at Kandalama
Trips to Anuradharura and Dambulla Cave Temples/Sirigiya Rock
Drive to Pinnawala (1.5 hours?)
1 night at Hotel Elephant Bay
Drive to Ella (2.5 hours?)
2 nights at Mountain Heavens or Planters Bungalow
explore Ella & nearby
Drive to Arugam Bay (2 hours?)
2 night at Stardust Beach Hotel or ??
Drive to Unawatuna (4 hours?) - pros/cons vs. Mirissa?
2 nights at Secret Garden or Thabropan Beach House
Drive to Galle (10 mins)
2 nights at The Fort Printers
Drive/Train to Columbo (time?)
2 nights at Mount Lavinia Hotel
We are so excited to see Sri Lanka! Many thanks for any tips/ideas you veterans might have. Are we spreading ourselves too thin moving around this much?
-Amy & Russell