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3-4 days excursion from Dickwella/Matara district

Kiev, Ukraine
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3-4 days excursion from Dickwella/Matara district

Hi everybody,

looking for 3-4 days excursion tour (Sigiria, Candy, Yalla etc) 4 adults. We will stay at Dickwella from Aug,1 so the trip may start from Aug 1 to 5. Please advice an excursion bureau or guide with 4-7 seats minibus in Matara -Dickwella

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1. Re: 3-4 days excursion from Dickwella/Matara district

Hi there,

Adding Sigiriya might make it too packed, as Sigiriya back to Dickwella is about 8 hours even using the Expressway Kaduwela-Matara for a large stretch. Yala and Kandy are doable yes. Sorry can't help with names, these criteria

tripadvisor.com/Travel-g293961-c89412/Sri-La…

help in selecting once you got contacts through your hotel and the local tuktuk drivers and beach boys.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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2. Re: 3-4 days excursion from Dickwella/Matara district

ErikdR,

Thank you for the answer,

it seems to me, the trip may be as follows:

1st day - Yalla or Udawalawe, stay in Ella

2nd - Candy, stay in Sigiria,

3rd day - Sigiria, back to Dickwella

Does it realistic plan, please advise?

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3. Re: 3-4 days excursion from Dickwella/Matara district

Safaris are 6-9 am and 3-6 pm, so starting from Dikwella and ending in Ella will mean a very early start or a very late arrival.

Ella to Sigiriya is 5-6 hours drive, so you will hardly have time to see the sights in Kandy.

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4. Re: 3-4 days excursion from Dickwella/Matara district

Yes would definitely do the climb from the Southern Plains to Ella at daylight, as it's quite impressive with also the nice waterfall visit at the bottom. So 4 not 3 days seems almost a minimum for your plan, and even then last day Sigiriya-back is quite long as mentioned above...

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

5. Re: 3-4 days excursion from Dickwella/Matara district

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