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3 days trip to Negombo

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3 days trip to Negombo

Hi we are travelling to Negombo in Feb for 3 days. Plz advise:

Which all places to see near Negombo.

How much will it cost to and fro Pinnewala Elephant orphanage? Are there any group tour options? Or bus services from Negombo? If yes; please provide contact details.

How will be the weather in Negombo in Feb.

Where all can we visit to relish authentic Srilankan food at reasonable price?

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1. Re: 3 days trip to Negombo

Hi there,

There's a few agencies offering group tours but only 1-2 x per week to a destination. E.g. Thursday Pinawela and Monday Anuradhapura. Might fit might not...

You'd have to inquire locally if, and if so how frequent, there are buses Negombo-Kegalle-Kandy. If so that fits and would be 2.5 hours one way. Most buses to Kandy however will follow a different route (Kurunegala-Kandy) and that does not come close enough to Pinawela. Remains a private cab for the day; cost around Rs 9,000-10,000 including wait time.

Other nice places are the marshes and Dutch canal (boat tour), and Colombo for shopping. Weather in Feb is generally amongst the best, with a swimmable sea. No experience with food but any 'hotel' (local restaurant) will have local prices and authentic food, unfortunately also sometimes with authentic hygien :-(

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

Edited: 1:12 pm, January 29, 2013
2. Re: 3 days trip to Negombo

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