If you notice a partial overlap with your intended stay then why not add a tour to your visit with one the knowledgeable and considerate drivers we work with? You can choose the itinerary and go for as many days as you like. Hire of an air-conditioned van with a tour guide/driver will be between US$95 and US$150 per day depending upon your group size. You just pay for fuel and accommodation along the way. Mahinda will be able to advise you regarding a range of day trips once you arrive and there is a useful guide put together by regular TripAdvisor contributors to give you a sense of what is achieveable as a day trip versus needing an extended trip.