We may have an early arrival at the airport at 3.30 a.m. and not sure what to do at this time. We want to go to Kandy for the first few days. Should we hire a taxi and go straight there or go to Negombo? Would we have to book a hotel for the previous night or has anyone tried to book in at that unearthly hour and not waited until the usual 12 p.m. book in time as most hotels state? Would appreciate some advice.