We will be self driving in Sri Lanka, flying to Colombo early morning & immediately driving to the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.
After that we will spend a couple of days visiting Sigirya, Dambulla, & hopefully Polonnaruwa, (possibly rafting next) then heading to Yala National Park, then on to the beach.
We will probably need 2-3 nights accommodation in the Cultural Triangle area. What is the best place / town to stay after seeing the elephants? . . Are we best to drive to Dambulla cave temples first and then next day Sigirya, or vice versa.. We maybe quite tired from flight.. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
We are used to back packing accommodation with family rooms, 2 adults and 2 older teens in the same room. We love local accommodation in-expensive, but clean, with local good food on premises or nearby.