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What did you do or not do?

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What did you do or not do?

5 weeks 5 days till our arrival.....Please people that have been ...Please tell me some must do things to make the most of our holiday and maybe even things not to waste our prescious time on...travelling with 2 teenage boys.


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1. Re: What did you do or not do?

Hi there,

Really depends on your travel plans. Solely every night in a beach hotel? Then look at the 'top questions' for popular excursions, Pinawela and a turtle hatchery are amongst the top ones. Also time for a few days inland? Cultural Triangle, Kandy and Hill Country are the top 3 destinations plus a wildlife safari.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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2. Re: What did you do or not do?

To begin with consider the options for things to do in Sri Lanka. Basically they are as follows:


Wildlife Safari

Cultural Heritage visits - Temples, Rock Fortress - need not be stuffy and 'boring'

Tea Country - ravishing scenery, mountain views, waterfalls etc.

Depending on how long you are staying, most people do a combination of these, ending up at a beach resort. The easiest way to do this is with a guide/driver who can be arranged through an agency or a recommended independent. With both these options they can arrange accommodation for you. Alternatively you can buy a package through one of the big tour operators but the former suggestion gives you more flexibility and will not be anymore expensive, possible cheaper if you want guest houses rather than tourist hotels.

Once you decide what you want, get back to us with the time you have available, and want you want to do, price ranges etc and more specific information can be given.

To help you in planning, have a look at the Red Dot Tours website which gives a very detailed over view of Sri Lankan holiday experiences and accommodation, prices, etc. You don't have to use them, of course, but the website is probably the most comprehensive around.



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