Thanks for checking out my first post on here.
I am very excited to be travelling to Sri Lanka with my partner in March.
During a 2 week visit we'll be making the following journeys:
Colombo --> Dambulla
Dambulla --> Kandy
Kandy --> Nuwara Eliya
Nuwara Eliya --> Yala
Yala --> Mirissa
Mirissa --> Colombo
Our budget will stretch to a driver where its needed, but not to renting one for the whole trip. Therefore I was wondering how much we should expect to pay for these journeys. Are reliable drivers easy to find in each of these locations or should we try and book in advance? If yes, where would we find them? And is it worth doing any of these journey's by train? I've heard Colombo --> Kandy by train is beautiful, so thought about taking the train from Colombo to Kandy as part of our journey to Dambulla, and then finding a car for the remainder. I've also heard that Kandy --> Nuwara Eliya is possible by train, but the drive is meant to be more spectacular. Would we be wasting money by not taking the train?
Many thanks in advance for your help and suggestions!