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First Visit

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First Visit

Our first visit to Sri Lanka. Hoping to tour. Can you recommend a good tour company/driver and where to visit. Would like to take in Whale watching and as many sights as possible. Hoping to stay at Thambapanni Retreat Unawatanna - any comments on the accommodation if known would be helpful also. Many thanks.

Nicky

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1. Re: First Visit

Hi Nicky,

Assume you are there during whale season, November-March? Otherwise the program changes ;-)

See the reviews about Thambapanni - generally quite positive.

Where to visit: a good inland tour takes at least 7 days and covers Cultural Triangle, Kandy area and hill country (Eliya or Haputale/Ella as basis). Plus additionally extra time for rafting, a jeep safari, Adam's Peak night pilgrimage (from mid Dec onwards) and maybe more.

Good, though maybe not the cheapest, tour companies are Aitken Spence, Tangerine, Red Dot and Walkers. Many also good smaller ones and freelance drivers are available too; browse the forum or ask for names from the DE's by personal messages.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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2. Re: First Visit

Many thanks Erik and Sandya. We are visiting during late October so perhaps Whale Watching will not be an option. Thanks for all the comments about the tours tho. A great help :)

Nicky

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