I would really appreciate someone advice. We have booked our flights from the UK and will be travelling to Sri Lanka mid September 2012. We have 6 nights in Sri Lanka before we leave to travel onto Maldives.
As we have a beach holiday looming we want to spend our time travelling in Sri Lanka and sight seeing i.e. Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage and Sigiriya, or Lion Rock, caves etc. other tourist site suggestions welcomed.
We can't afford package tours which seem very expensive so need advice on DIY and how we can travel from airport to resorts. a car and driver would have been good but i believe this can be expensive. Hotels won't be a problem as I've found lots of websites where we can book inexpensive hotels but don't know where best to stay i.e. location. We will arrive in Sri Lanka at 9am and so can travel anywhere preferably central to attraction site (would welcome suggestions) We then want to make our way back to Colombo on day 5 so that we don't have far to travel on the day we leave for the airport and we can also spend time in Colombo.
All advice would be grateful received.
Thanks in advance.