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Planning trip In September for 3 weeks...help with itinerary

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Planning trip In September for 3 weeks...help with itinerary

Interests include...hiking, wildlife, cultural sites, beaches and laid back less travelled areas. And of course good weather is important too. Is it very wet in September? If so where? Also for travel from location to location is bus/train fairly reliable and convenient. We would like to spend more time in less places if possible as we like to get familiar with an area to really enjoy it and its people.

Any help appreciated...

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1. Re: Planning trip In September for 3 weeks...help with itinerary

Hi there,

Well first a few top questions for you to walk through:

tripadvisor.com/Travel-g293961-c176578/Sri-L…

For the climate. East coast will have best beaches.

and

tripadvisor.com/Travel-g293961-c195051/Sri-L…

For bus/train. Not as reliable nor convenient as in e.g. India but for backpacking it does the job.

And there's a third one maybe useful, about booking accomodation.

* Hiking: Haputale-Ella-Ohiya area and Knuckles Mountains near Kandy

* Wildlife: most is in Cultural Triangle, but real safari parks are scattered also over other parts of the country - e.g. Yala and Yala East/Kumana (this one near Arugam Bay), Wilpattu, Udu Walawe. Expensive though.

* Cultural sites: mainly in Triangle, and Kandy

Hope this gives some idea,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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2. Re: Planning trip In September for 3 weeks...help with itinerary

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