Sri Lanka & The Maldives

14 days

Indicative cost incl. flights:

 

£3,250pp / £3,690pp

4 star & May / Jan

 

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Day 1
This evening you will catch your overnight flight from London to Sri Lanka.
Day 2
You will arrive into Colombo this morning where you will be met by your private chauffeur guide and car, and transferred 3.5 hours north to Sigiriya, in the heart of the 'Cultural Triangle'.
Day 3
Early this morning you will enjoy a guided tour of the spectacular UNESCO World Heritage site Sigiriya Rock. It is a bit of a climb but it is well worth it for the jungle vistas along the way and ruins of an ancient palace at the top. Afterwards you will have a jeep elephant safari in Minneriya National Park.
Day 4
You will head south to Kandy today via The Golden Temple of Dambulla, Sri Lanka's most exquisite cave temple and one of our favourite religious sights in Sri Lanka. This evening you will visit the iconic Temple of the Tooth to experience a puja ceremony.
Day 5
Today you will have a Kandy city tour, visiting Kandy Lake, the market place, the Arts and Crafts centre, and the Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens. This evening you'll have a street food tour to sample the delicious local short eats.
Day 6
Today you will take the train from Kandy station and travel 3.5 hours through the scenic hills and tea estates to Nuwara Eliya. Spot the colourful traditional tea pickers in the lush plantations, glorious mountain views, old bridges, waterfalls, and small villages.
Day 7
Today you have a highlights tour of Nuwara Eliya, dubbed as 'Little England' because of its British colonial influences and slightly cooler climate. Visit a traditional tea factory, and this afternoon you'll have 'High Tea' Sri Lankan style on the manicured lawn.
Day 8
Transfer 5 hours back towards the airport, where you’ll stay in the capital city of Colombo for your final night.
Day 9
You will be driven to the airport for your 1 hour flight to the Maldives today. From Male airport you will take a speedboat or seaplane transfer to your idyllic Maldivian island resort.
Day 10
Spend the rest of your trip completely at leisure in this absolute paradise!
Day 11
At leisure in the Maldives.
Day 12
At leisure in the Maldives.
Day 13
Final day at leisure in the beautiful Maldives.
Day 14
Today you will be taken back to the airport by speedboat or seaplane transfer for your flight home.

Everything we do is tailor-made; our itineraries are just suggestions to give you an idea of what is possible. Please contact us so we can tailor the perfect holiday exclusively for you.

Our ‘Sri Lanka and Maldives’ trip is the ideal break; it couples ancient history, local culture and beautiful scenery with relaxation and luxury to ensure you get both a real cultural adventure and the chance to rest and rejuvenate!

In Sri Lanka the journey takes in two of the country’s great ancient cities, Sigiriya and Kandy, both of which are so rare and spectacular that they’ve been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list. You will be able to climb the Sigiriya Rock Fortress, explore the Dambulla Cave Temples and see countless wild elephant in Minneriya National Park. In Kandy, the most famous site is the Temple of the Tooth where it is believed there is a relic of the Lord Buddha’s tooth kept in a casket, and for those who like to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, the Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens is a must-visit. The itinerary then traces alongside lush green tea plantations by train into the incredibly scenic Tea Country, where you’ll see the highlights of Nuwara Eliya (Sri Lanka’s highest hill town) with its British colonial influences, visit a traditional tea factory and enjoy afternoon ‘High Tea’ Sri Lankan style. Your final night is back near the airport in the capital city of Colombo, the perfect place to enjoy a delicious meal or street food.

It’s then just a short hop over to The Maldives for 5 nights, where pristine private island resorts are ringed with shimmering white sand, vibrant coral reefs and exotic marine life. There’s little to do here other than dive, snorkel, dine and relax – just what is needed after a week of busy sightseeing!

2 nights Sigiriya – 2 nights Kandy – 2 nights Tea Country – 1 night Colombo – 5 nights Maldives Beach


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