The best method to explore Sri Lanka and its natural beauties is to go on a round trip through the country. Depending on the available time, this can either concentrate on the southern and central parts, or go around the entire country including the far North. You may consider hiring a car and organising everything yourself, but this is not really recommended due to difficult driving conditions in Sri Lanka. Traffic is chaotic and dangerous, road signs are scarce, and road conditions can change unexpectedly. You also need to register your international driver’s license with the authorities in Colombo. A much better and safer way is to hire a minivan with a good driver. According to your preferences, I can just drive you to places you name, or I can also arrange your overnight stays in hotels matching your preference. If you want, I can propose to you suitable itineraries. I have already been virtually everywhere in Sri Lanka.
In a week, you can see already quite a lot of the major touristic places, take the following just as an example (pickup and return Negombo or Colombo):
- day 1 – Galle and Unawatuna
- day 2 – Kataragama and/or Yala National Park
- day 3 – Horton Plains and Nuwara Eliya
- day 4 – Polonnaruwa
- day 5 – Sigirya and Dambulla
- day 6 – Anuradhapura
- day 7 – Colombo
Don’t forget that Sri Lanka is a tropical country. The above example schedule should be accompanied by a couple of days of rest before and after, especially if you come from Europe or America or Australia.
For all tourist sites in Sri Lanka, I have good connections with many hotels in all price categories. I can give recommendations and also arrange a booking for you. If you let me book the hotels, they will also provide budget driver accommodation at now extra cost. In case you want to do your own booking, please make sure that driver accommodation is available.
The tour price is calculated at a fixed daily rate, including driver and all vehicle cost, provided the driver accommodation is settled. I can also give you a total package price, including your accommodation and all entrance fees. I usually get the best prices from hotels. Please let me know your plan and ask for a quotation.
Why not drop me a line with your expectations, and I see what I can do for you.