Quick visit to Sri Lanka - do we need a driver in Galle?
Replies: 2 - Last Post: Aug 13, 2012 5:32 AM Last Post By: sandramarkkalage
Aug 13, 2012 12:13 AM
We are travelling to Sri Lanka for a week at the end of the month (with our 22 month old son), and I was just after some advice. As we are planning on going back, we don’t need to squeeze too much into this trip, and we want to put the emphasis on relaxing (as much as that is possible when travelling with a toddler!)
We are flying into Colombo and spending the day/night there, then we are going to Galle from Monday through to Friday. We then have 2 nights in Negombo and we fly out early Sunday morning.
We have arranged airport transfers on either end of the trip, but I was just wondering what the best way to get too and from Galle would be? We are considering hiring a driver for 5 days to get us to and from Galle and to take us around each day for an explore. Is this worth doing? Or are we better off arranging a driver each day, depending on what we want to do?
Does anyone have any recommendations on drivers and what sort of cost we should expect? We don’t want to do a tour as such, but we would like to be able to get around and see things while we are there.
Does anyone have any recommendations on things to do/see in Colombo, Galle and Negombo?
Thanks for your assistance :-)
Aug 13, 2012 4:24 AM
1I think it is better to get a driver to colombo to galle and then for the airport transfer. Get a driver for all your days waste of your money as well. You can find too many good drivers from the Southern once after you came.
Aug 13, 2012 5:32 AM
2Always is good to have car and driver for your traveling with your 22 month old baby.
From Negombo to Galle travel by car one way will cost you about 75-85us then the returns also the same.
Per day basic you can have car with driver for 50-55us$
On the way to Galle you can have boat ride at Madu Ganga River Balapitiya.
Day trip Kottawa rain forest and low grown tea plantations.
Day trip to Mirissa beach and blowhole.
You can organize this trips day by day from your hotel or out side.
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