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trip to sri lanka

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trip to sri lanka

i would love to go to Sri Lanka for 7 days i don't know where to go and where to stay i hate to spend too much time going from place to another so i prefer to go to 2 or 3 places like 2 days in each ending by colombo.

thank you very much :)

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1. Re: trip to sri lanka

When do you intend to go?

2-3 nights in Cultural Triangle (Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa, Minneriya, Dambulla) and 2 nights in Kandy could be an idea.

Do you have any special reasons for ending up in Colombo City? Colombo is mainly for shopaholics and not very interesting for the average tourist. Negombo (20 mins from the airport) could be a better idea.

Hans

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Hi

Very good plan. Most of the people who visit SRI LANKA want to travel 6 -7 places in 5 -6 days. That is very tired and took lot of money.

You can either go to the country side or beach side. If you want both come and stay in Kandy for two days and another two days in Sigiriya or Dhambulla. Come to Colombo or Negombo for other days.

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thank you very much i like kandy,but what interested in the second two cities and do u have an idea how lond it will take to go from place to another??

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thank you for ur idea, i dont know why i wanted to end in colombo but i was thinking for it, what can i find in negombo please?? Thank you again

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5. Re: trip to sri lanka

Sigiriya/Dambulla is about 2.5 hours by car from Kandy - 3-3.5 hours by bus.

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thanks am going next week wed ill be there, and dhambula to negombo?? Is it easy to deal with taxies or how is it?

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7. Re: trip to sri lanka

Dambulla to Negombo: about 5 hours.

A roundtrip car with driver would be best for your plans, as cost is based on Rs 40-45/km. For one-way taxis you pay Rs 70-75/km. Roundtrip cars have a daily minimum mileage but that won't hurt in your case, and require accomodation with Drivers Quarter (e.g. most hotels) or a small extra fee per day for you for a guesthouse room/food for the driver.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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