I have arranged and booked a tour with a private driver for June 2013 but unfortunately my friend has had to drop out so I have a spare place or 2 if anyone is interested..
The tour is as follows:
1st June - Collection from airport to Kandy. Can pick up in Negomba and Colombo too.
2nd June - elephant orphanage, view point, kandy city and the tooth relic.
3rd June - Travel to Sigiriya
4th June - Safari at Minneriya National Park
5th June - Travel to Uppuveli/Nilavlei/Trincomalee
The cost of the car/driver etc is285 USD which can be shared between up to 3 of us. This doesn't include accommodation and entrance fees.
I am planning to stay on East Coast for 10 nights doing some scuba diving and chilling on beach and then heading back to Colombo. I am waiting for cost to travel back to Colombo.
If anyone is interested just let me know :)