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2 week trip to Sri Lanka - suggestions please!

Muscat, Oman
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2 week trip to Sri Lanka - suggestions please!

Hi, we are two (mature) but young at heart females planning a 2 week trip to Sri Lanka Nov/Dec.

As a very rough guide we are planning 2 nights Negombo, Pinnawela en route to Kandalama (Dambulla) for perhaps 2 nights (is it a good place to go to Sigiriya from?). From there down to Kandy, Horton Plains, Nuwara Eliya for a night or two each. From there we thought down to Tangalle for maybe 3 nights before heading back up to Colombo for an early evening flight back home. Does anyone have any suggestions or advice? Any must not miss places in or around the vicinities mentioned?

Thanks in advance for any comments or suggestions.

Lorna.

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1. Re: 2 week trip to Sri Lanka - suggestions please!

Hi Lorna,

Sounds okay! Yes Kandalama to Sigiriya is about 75 mins hence well feasible. Most people would prefer not to stay in Eliya (it's nice for a few hours) but in Ohiya, Haputale or Ella; the first two are good for a Horton Plains early morning visit also. Plan a safari either in Habarana (near Dambulla) or Yala (between hills and Tangalle).

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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2. Re: 2 week trip to Sri Lanka - suggestions please!

Nov/Dec is in the 2nd inter monsoon season with quite unsettled weather.

You may experience 3 types of days:

- Fully clouded with the odd shower, light or heavy

- 3-4 hours sunshine after 8 am and clouds building up in the afternoon with hefty thundershowers late afternoon, evening and night

- sun-clouds-rain-sun again and so on with the sunny spells lasting at least an hour and minimum 4 hours per day.

Hans

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3. Re: 2 week trip to Sri Lanka - suggestions please!

Thank you for the message Erik. Will take your advice on Eliyia and stay in Ella or Haputale as you suggested.

Thanks again.

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Thank you Hans.....forecast duly noted and will pack the waterproofs!

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5. Re: 2 week trip to Sri Lanka - suggestions please!

If you love animals you can add a national park to this itinerary..may be Yala or Wilpattu. If you are in to elephants either udawalawa or 3 parks around Habarana would do.

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6. Re: 2 week trip to Sri Lanka - suggestions please!

Hi Lorna,

Negombo one night yes its nice and drive to day 2nd Pinnawala to see elephant orphanage. The feeding of orphan After visit of the orphanage drive to Dambulla via kurunaga to see the historical cave temple at Dambulla.

Over Night stay in a hotel

3day/After breakfast journey to sigiriya to see the world heritage site of Sigiriya take a rest and you can drive to Polonnaruwa was established as the capital after Anuradhapura had been invaded in the late 10th century. Under King Parakramabu, who ruled in the late 11th century, Polonnaruwa became a magnificent walled city. He built the vast reservoir, Parakrama Samudra (the Sea of Parakrama) still in use today, and ordered the construction of monasteries, temples, palaces, bathing pools and Buddhist statues, all set in a forested park surrounded by moats. Over Night stay in a hotel 4th day/Habarana and jeep safari,Village life cart tour in sigiriya.Day 5th journey to kandy and day 6 also kandy day 7 and 8 day you can visit Nuwaraeliya to see the tea factory & tea plantation, Also Stunning beauty of the water fall with hills.Day 9 Yala safari 10 day 11 day its nice to stay in Mirissa or Unawatuna day 12 visit the world heritage Galle fort which still in good shape day 13/ Colombo & sight seen of Colombo on the way to Negombo beach resort.

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