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    • Sleeper bus/train to Tricomalee,ella&galle

      Trincomalee Yesterday

      Hello! May I ask if there's any sleeper bus/train from Kandy to Trincomalee and from ella to galle?? Thanks

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      Need help for itinerary for 12 days and transportation time

      Sri Lanka Nov 25, 2016 at 7:54 PM

      Day 1 I will be arriving late at 11pm. I plan to go Negombo (overnigh at Negombo)
      Day 2: Negombo morning by bus to Anuradhapura (overniight at Annuradhapura)
      Day 3: Anuradhapura afternoon by bus to Polonnaruwa (overnight at Polonnaruwa)
      Day 4: Polonnaruwa (overnight at Polonnaruwa)
      Day 5: Polonnaruwa by bus to Damublla (overnight at Damublla)
      Day 6: Sigiliya, Pidurangala Rock(overnight at Damublla)
      Day 7: Damublla by bus to Kandy (overnight at Kandy)
      Day 8: Kandy by train to Nuwara-Eliya old train station (overnight at 住Nuwara-Eliya)
      Day 9: Nuwara-Eliya (overnight at Nuwara-Eliya)
      Day 10: Nuwara-Eliya by bus to Delhousie (overnight at Delhousie)
      Day 11: early morning climb Adam's Peak, Delhousie by bus to Galle (overnight at Galle)
      Day 12: Galle afternoon by train to Colombo and then to Negombo (overnight at Negombo)
      Day 13: early morning flight

      1. Is that arrangement workable? I can take out Adam's Peak so as to give way to a more reasonable itinerary instead of rushing.
      2. I notice that most people go Delhousie from Kandy. To fit into my friend's schedule as he will not do that, I will go from Nuwara-Eliya. Is there direct bus/transportation from Nuwara-Eliya to Delhousie?
      3. If I take out Adam's Peak, what place should I stay longer?
      4. Beside Days 8 & 12 that I am pretty sure to take train, for other days, is bus better than train?
      5. How frequent is the bus in Sri Lanka? If there is only one or two a day, is my plan feasible?
      Thank you.

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      Hotel recommendations??

      Sri Lanka Nov 25, 2016 at 5:23 AM

      Hi everyone,
      We are leaving on the 6 th next month and super excited
      Needed some advice on hotels
      Has anyone stayed in the Kala bongo lake resort or the oasis villa in Hikkaduwa??? They are both around 70 dollars for the night ( including breakfast) . If not, can someone recommend me another hotel around the same budget??
      In Kandy, we are planning to book villa 49 which has got good reviews in both booking and trip advisory. Has anyone stayed there before??
      Would be great to get some answers
      Thank you so much

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      Child Friendly beaches in Sri Lanka

      Sri Lanka Nov 21, 2016 at 3:20 AM

      I will be traveling to Sri Lanka in January 2nd week. We are 2 couples with kids of about 3.5 years of age. Are the beaches safe to take the kids into (with us of course)? This means we will be playing a lot on the beach and wetting our knees in the sea. We wanted to stay either south or west coast as I believe the east coast may be rained out?

      Any thoughts will be most useful.

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    • December 2016 Holiday

      Sri Lanka Nov 16, 2016 at 7:27 AM

      Hi,

      My partner and I are traveling around Sri Lanka for 2 weeks in December (16 December to 03 January) and we are SO excited, but very unfamiliar with the country. We need help with suggestions for accommodation that is both convenient, nice and not too expensive. We have looked online but want a more personal opinion / recommendations.

      We are staying in the following places:
      1. Kandy (1 night)
      2. Sigiriya (1 night, after a day in Dambulla)
      3. Kandy (2 nights)
      4. Nuwara Eliya (2 nights)
      5. Ella (2 nights)
      6. Tangalle (3 nights)
      7. Unatawuna (3 nights, day trip to Galle)
      8. Bentota (3 nights)

      We aren't sure how much time to dedicate to Ella and Nuwara Eliya, but at the moment those are our plans.

      Any suggestions for decent accommodation in those cities would be much appreciated. And even suggestions for our itenerary.

      Thanks so much. We are really looking forward to our holiday!

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    • Travelling Alone

      by iam_berns Online Now Apr 15, 2015 at 3:54 AM

      Hello.
      I will be travelling to Hikka this coming July.
      Is it safe for a lady to travel there alone?
      Any places and things you could recommend me in doing and going?
      is USD900 enough for 4 days?

      6 Answers Mar 15, 2016 at 11:48 AM
    • Most haoppening area in Hikkaduwa

      by anusinghz Online Now Oct 16, 2013 at 4:05 AM

      Which is the most happening area to stay in Hikka. Also do you know of any budget hotel in this happening /downtown area?

      2 Answers Oct 16, 2013 at 7:10 AM
    • Transport from Hikkaduwa

      by eljuwa Online Now Mar 31, 2013 at 3:27 PM

      I am staying at the Coral Sands Hotel, Hikkaduwa. I need transport from this hotel to Panadura (Old Galle Road) on 18 April morning. What are my options ? Train, Private Bus or taxi. What is the cost ? Thanks. James Peiris

      4 Answers Apr 17, 2013 at 9:59 AM
    • Funky de bar - any feedback on accommodation?

      by angela.paki Online Now Mar 10, 2012 at 11:10 PM

      Hello
      Myself and a friend (2girls) are planning to stay at Funky de bar in a few weeks.
      I've only been able to find reviews on this place as a restaurant but wondered what it was like as a place to sleep? All feedback welcome. And recommendations on Hikkaduwa too :) cheers!

      2 Answers Apr 30, 2012 at 1:57 AM
    • Hi there

      by tashlansley Online Now Mar 19, 2008 at 12:03 PM

      Hello, Im coming to Hikkaduwa in a week and I read a post about a300 package deal to the maldives. Anyone know where I can find out more? Thanks, Tash x

      3 Answers Jul 17, 2008 at 2:43 AM
    • accomodation for a older family

      by Kerryovensbrown Online Now Jul 2, 2007 at 8:13 AM

      We are a family of 9, 17yrs to 60, we like more natural area, on the beach but also with shops 7 restuarant available to us, we thought of Hikkaduwa but just read ur reveiw, can you suggest somewhere else for us to look into.
      thanks
      Kerry

      2 Answers Jul 17, 2008 at 2:43 AM
    • Hotels

      by JP5 Online Now Apr 19, 2007 at 12:32 PM

      Hi,

      Please could anybody tell me of a website where i can get the e-mail adresses of the hotels to contact them directly, or know a website where you can get the best deals for hotels in Sri Lanka?

      Thanks

      6 Answers Jul 17, 2008 at 2:38 AM
    • Scuba Diving

      by JP5 Online Now Apr 19, 2007 at 10:22 AM

      Travelling to Sri Lanka in December, Possibly staying in Hikkaduwa and wondering if there is many places to scuba dive and much to see? If not anywhere else around hikkaduwa area to dive?

      2 Answers Jul 17, 2008 at 2:44 AM
    • trip with 2 small children

      by rosjeal Online Now Mar 23, 2007 at 8:11 AM

      Hi
      We are planning our first trip to sri Lanka next Jan with our 2 children who will be 4 and just under 2 and are planning to stay in Hikkaduwa for the main part of it. Can anyone tell me what the mosquitos are REALLY like? I've read all the official travel advice and it all sounds a bit worrying - especially as the repellants with DEET in are not recommended for use on under 2s.
      Also, we'd love to break our journey back up to Colombo and the airport somewhere - to see a bit of inland Sri lanka. i'm particularly interested in a place called Ella and a guesthouse called Ambiente Guesthouse. Firstly, can anyone give me a rough idea of how long it would take to drive from Hikkaduwa to Ella and then from ella back to negombo / Colombo? Secondly, has anyone got any better / more suitable alternatives?
      ANY advice about a holiday to Sri lanka with two little ones would be really appreciated too!
      Thanks ever so much
      Ros

      1 Answer Apr 15, 2007 at 12:33 PM
    • Golden Sands Hotel

      by adam_surf Online Now Jan 29, 2007 at 5:20 AM

      Hi, I'm going to Hikkaduwa in March and have been recommended the Golden Sands Hotel. Has anyone stayed there and how much did you pay? Oh and how much is the taxi from Colombo?

      Thanks
      Adam

      1 Answer Jan 29, 2007 at 6:04 AM
    • Surfing Excursion

      by krobson123 Online Now Jan 3, 2007 at 6:30 AM

      I am getting married at the Mt Lavinia Hotel on the 2nd of March. On the 27th of Feb, myself and several of the guests would like to go on a surf trip down to Hikkaduwa.

      We are looking for a relaxed, no frills hotel/guest house that is close to a good surfing spot. We only intend to stay for one night and leave midday on the 28th. Can you think of any places that would match our criteria? Should we book in advance or just head down the coast and look for a place to stay when we get there or will this open us up to disappointment?

      Secondly, we wish to leave Mt Lavinia early on the 27th to make our way down to Hikkaduwa. What would be our best option for transport?

      Any suggestions will be most appreciated

      7 Answers Jan 5, 2007 at 3:26 AM
    • Hikkaduwa - Top Secret or Vibrations

      by clipper24 Online Now Oct 3, 2005 at 3:56 AM

      Hi there !! I'm planning a visit (December) to Sri Lanka costal region in particular Hikaduwa ., can some one tell me the current situation with regard to nightlife and beach area in Hikaduwa .. last time (1998) I was there , I went to this great night club/pub "Top Secret" .. can any one tell me whether it's still functional ??

      Appreciate very much

      1 Answer Oct 4, 2005 at 5:28 AM
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      A Place to stay in Hikkaduwa

      by iainmitchell Online Now Sep 26, 2004 at 2:26 PM

      I've been to Hikkaduwa 5 times. The first 3 times were at Hansa Surf Hotel and the last two times was at a Place 2 doors or next door to Hansa. I'm trying to remember what the place is called and how to contact them as I want to stay there over xmas 2004. I'm sure it was something like Moonlight hotel, can anybody help me? Also has anybody met Garmony a Sri Lankan guy that can get you anything? I would like to get in touch with him

      6 Answers Jul 17, 2008 at 2:42 AM
    • is it safe from shark attack to surf in Sri Lanka?

      by pimon Online Now Feb 6, 2004 at 7:42 PM

      I'm worried about shark attack. anyone knows about this? anyway how many days I should spend in Sri lanka for? i love to see some hill too and go surfing and see some other ancient. does anyone know there's cheap package from Colombo to Maldives? how much would it cost and where can I find it in Colombo? thank u very much

      4 Answers Feb 11, 2006 at 12:24 PM