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Sri Lanka & Maldives Tour | 10 Days

Duration
10 Days
Tour Type
Honeymoon & Romantic, Leisure, Luxury & Family
Rating

Overview

HOLIDAY IN SRI LANKA AND MALDIVES

This exclusive 10-day tour is thoughtfully planned with a great balance of city and beach time, nature and wildlife, and history and culture. You will enjoy the warm Sri Lankan hospitality that comes from the heart at cozy hotels and resorts. Sri Lanka is famous as a comprehensive travel destination since it has everything that needs as a traveler, including beaches, mountains, historical monuments, wildlife, and vibrant culture. Your English-speaking tour guide, who is well-versed of all aspects of this incredible country, will take you to a number of fascinating and interesting locations and impart his knowledge of Sri Lankan history and culture. Because of this, we are confident that your vacation will be spectacular, gratifying, and full of wonderful memories.

Itinerary

We have carefully planned out each day to give you the best possible experience. From exploring historic landmarks to tasting delicious local cuisine, each day is packed with adventure and excitement. Join us as we take you on a journey through some of the most fascinating destinations in the world.

AYUBOWAN-! Welcome to Sri Lanka, wonder of Asia. Upon arrival at Colombo CMB airport, you will meet your tour leader. The first destination will be Dambulla, which is the central point of the cultural triangle in the island. Upon arrival, you’ll enjoy a wonderful cultural village tour while exploring the beautiful countryside. It will start with a Bullock Cart ride, one of the most ancient and prime transportation systems in Sri Lanka, still used in some villages. While on the tour you will have a canoeing ride across the lake and finally you will reach a farmer’s house where you will experience the typical Sri Lankan countryside hospitality.

OVERNIGHT STAY :  COZY SEA FRONT HOTEL AT NEGAMBO

ACTIVITIES:

  • Catamaran boat ride – Included in the package
  • Cultural Village Tour – Included in the package

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS :

  • STANDARD HOTELS (3 STAR)| REGAL RESEAU HOTEL & SPA OR SIMILAR
  • DELUXE HOTELS (4 STAR)      | ARIA LAGOON HOTEL OR SIMILAR
  • SUPERIOR HOTELS (5 STAR)  | HERITANCE NEGAMBO OR SIMILAR

In the morning, if you are up to it, you could enjoy an amazing hot-air balloon tour around the beautiful Sigiriya area (optional activity-it has to be pre-booked). Later on, you may visit the famous Sigiriya Lion Rock, an ancient rock fortress located near the town of Dambulla. King Kasyapa (477 – 495 BC) built his palace on the top of this rock and decorated its sides with colourful frescoes. Sigiriya today is a UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE and it is one of the best-preserved examples of an ancient architecture. On the way up, you’ll pass quite remarkable frescoes and a pair of colossal lion paws carved into the bedrock.

Thereafter, your tour leader will take you to Minneriya/Kaudulla National Park for an afternoon safari, since it is the best time to spot wild elephants on their natural habitat. If you’re up for a serious rumble in the jungle, then Minneriya/Kaudulla is your ideal destination! Spreading over 8800 hectares, this park is mainly a sanctuary for elephants, but it is also home to herds of deer, bulls, wild boars and colorful birdlife. It is always a pleasure to watch baby elephants playing with water by the main lake of the park. This place is well known as the largest elephant gathering place in the world. In the evening, if you are interested, you could experience an Ayurvedic herbal treatment before heading back to your hotel.

OVERNIGHT STAY :  COZY SEA FRONT HOTEL AT NEGAMBO

ACTIVITIES:

  • Sigiriya ancient rock fortress
  • Elephant trail jeep Safari
  • Hot-air balloon tour can be arranged
  • Ayurvedic herbal treatments can be arranged

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS :

  • STANDARD HOTELS (3 STAR)| REGAL RESEAU HOTEL & SPA OR SIMILAR
  • DELUXE HOTELS (4 STAR)      | ARIA LAGOON HOTEL OR SIMILAR
  • SUPERIOR HOTELS (5 STAR)  | HERITANCE NEGAMBO OR SIMILAR

After enjoying a delicious breakfast with a hot cup of Sri Lankan tea or a coffee, visit the Royal Cave Temple and the Golden Buddha Statue (UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE). Dambulla has the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. It has been treasured by many kings since the 1st century B.C. The rock towers 160 meters over the surrounding plains and houses 5 cave temples with some of the most unique and significant historical drawings. Thereafter, you will visit Matale Spice Garden. Afterwards, proceed towards Kandy, the capital of the last Sinhalese kingdom. It’s set on a plateau surrounded by mountains, which are home to tea plantations and bio diverse rainforests. Kandy is also famous for its sacred Buddhist sites, including the Temple of the Tooth Relic. In the afternoon, you’ll enjoy a walk around Kandy’s busy city centre, including a tour of the Central Market, before engaging with a cultural dance show which is inspired by Sri Lankan arts, traditional dance and cultural heritage.

OVERNIGHT STAY : COZY MOUNT VIEW HOTEL AT KANDY

ACTIVITIES:

  • Dambulla cave temple
  • Temple of Tooth Relic visit
  • Kandy city tour (local markets/view point)
  • Organic Spice garden- Included in the package
  • Traditional dancing show – Included in the package
  • Early morning Pidurangala rock hike can be arranged

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS :

  • STANDARD HOTELS (3 STAR)| RANDHOLEE RESORT & SPA OR SIMILAR
  • DELUXE HOTELS (4 STAR)      | HOTEL TOPAZ  OR SIMILAR
  • SUPERIOR HOTELS (5 STAR)  | THE GOLDEN CROWN HOTEL OR SIMILAR

In the morning, you will visit the Peradeniya Royal Garden, which is known as one of the best botanical gardens in Asia. Thereafter, you’ll enjoy a wonderful journey through the lush green tea plantations, the scenic view of the mountains and the waterfalls towards the tea region of Nuwara Eliya. It is often referred to as “Little England” because many of the buildings in this city retain from the British colonial period, such as the Queen’s Cottage, the General’s House, the Grand Hotel, the Hill Club and the Town Post Office. Since this amazing town is located in the mountains, it is characterized by a cool climate all year long. Visit a tea plantation. Sri Lanka, tea and tourism are words which cannot be separated. Explore the cold and misty hills that host lush green blankets of tea plantations. You also have the opportunity to visit a tea factory processing the prestigious brand of Ceylon Tea, to observe a rich tradition kept alive up to date. Make sure to end your factory visit in style over a perfectly blended cup of tea.

OVERNIGHT STAY :  COZY MOUNT VIEW HOTEL AT NUWARA ELIYA

ACTIVITIES:

  • Royal botanical garden
  • Waterfalls and flower gardens
  • Nuwara Eliya city tour (Local markets / Gregory Lake)
  • Tea factory and plantation visit -Included in the package

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS :

  • STANDARD HOTELS (3 STAR)| HEAVEN SEVEN HOTEL OR SIMILAR
  • DELUXE HOTELS (4 STAR)      | THE LYNDEN GROVE  OR SIMILAR
  • SUPERIOR HOTELS (5 STAR)  | GALWAY HEIGHTS HOTEL OR SIMILAR

After breakfast, proceed to Kitulgala, which is a major ecotourism venue in Sri Lanka. It is a real paradise for those who love adventures. Upon arrival, experience white water rafting in the picturesque Kelani River. This activity is for anyone above the age of 10 years with safety gear, modern rafts, and a comprehensive safety briefing that will be given by our white water rafting instructors beforehand.

Thereafter, proceed to Bentota, a place characterized by white sands and coconut palms growing right from the edge of the sea as if in imitation of a postcard of the perfect tropical beach. Upon arrival, visit a turtle hatchery center where baby turtles learn to take their first swim and injured adults are rehabilitated back into the wild. Both locals and international volunteers are battling for the protection of sea turtles since they are endangered creatures

OVERNIGHT STAY :  BEACH RESORT AT BENTOTA

ACTIVITIES:

  • River rafting – Included in the package
  • Confidence jump into a natural pool – Included
  • Abseiling can be arranged
  • Turtle hatchery center visit- Included in the package

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS :

  • STANDARD HOTELS (3 STAR)| THE PALMS HOTEL BERUWALA OR SIMILAR
  • DELUXE HOTELS (4 STAR)      | CINNAMON BEY BERUWALA OR SIMILAR
  • SUPERIOR HOTELS (5 STAR)  | THE EDEN BERUWALA OR SIMILAR

After breakfast, you’ll visit Sri Lankan capital city of Colombo, which has an interesting history running back to the fifth century. Even in ancient times, this was an important port city in the East-West sea trade. Nowadays it has become a bustling modern town with a unique atmosphere. The colourful streets, restaurants and modern shopping malls attract hordes of locals and tourists alike. In Colombo, you have the opportunity to visit the most highlighted places in the city and also do some last-minute shopping as well. Perhaps, you may pop into a famous and internationally renowned restaurant in Colombo to end your trip over an unforgettable meal.

OVERNIGHT STAY :  COZY CITY HOTEL AT COLOMBO

ACTIVITIES:

  • Colombo city and shopping tour
  • Colombo highlights: Galle Face Green, Gangarama Independent Square, ect…

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS :

  • STANDARD HOTELS (3 STAR)| FAIRWAY COLOMBO OR SIMILAR
  • DELUXE HOTELS (4 STAR)      | CINNAMON RED COLOMBO OR SIMILAR
  • SUPERIOR HOTELS (5 STAR)  | MARINO BEACH COLOMBO OR SIMILAR

After breakfast, you will check-out from your hotel and you will be transferred to the airport for your short flight to Male (flight time-13.30 pm), Maldives (approx. 1.5 hours flight). After a wonderful tour around Sri Lanka now slow things down with a four-night relaxing beach stay in the Maldives. Upon arrival to Male, you will meet a hotel representative, who will transfer you to the hotel by a shared speed boat.

OVERNIGHT STAY :  BEACH RESORT AT MALDIVES

ACTIVITIES:

  • Leisure & relax in the beach

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS :

  • STANDARD HOTELS (3 STAR)| KAANI GRAND SEAVIEW OR SIMILAR
  • DELUXE HOTELS (4 STAR)      | ERIYADU ISLAND RESORT OR SIMILAR
  • SUPERIOR HOTELS (5 STAR)  | MEERU ISLAND RESORT AND SPA OR SIMILAR

After breakfast, if you are up to it, you will enjoy a full-day or half-day island hopping. Your day starts with a speed boat ride that will take you to 3 different spots, perfect for going snorkelling and dolphin watching. As you snorkel in these unbelievably beautiful reefs, you will come across an abundance of marine life and a multitude of colourful fish. Manta rays, turtles and even sharks may be the highlight of the trip. Experience the thrill of a tiny desert beach, surrounded by crystal clear waters and the coral reef with the ultimate privacy. A packed lunch and bottled drinks are served to each guest on the sandbank. NOTE: This is an optional experience, thus it can be purchased separately from the resort.

OVERNIGHT STAY :  BEACH RESORT AT MALDIVES

ACTIVITIES:

  • Dolphin watching
  • Snorkeling session
  • Swimming with sharks

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS :

  • STANDARD HOTELS (3 STAR)| KAANI GRAND SEAVIEW OR SIMILAR
  • DELUXE HOTELS (4 STAR)      | ERIYADU ISLAND RESORT OR SIMILAR
  • SUPERIOR HOTELS (5 STAR)  | MEERU ISLAND RESORT AND SPA OR SIMILAR

It’s a free day: after breakfast, you could spend your time relaxing on the beach or exploring the underwater sea life. Optional: explore the historic city of Male, capital of the Maldives, and get a sense of ordinary life for the locals. Male is one of the smallest capitals in the world with several great local and cultural attractions such as the Male National Museum, Mulee-aage Palace, Male Friday Mosque and local markets, among others. NOTE: This is an optional experience, thus it can be purchased separately from the resort.

OVERNIGHT STAY :  BEACH RESORT AT MALDIVES

ACTIVITIES:

  • scuba-diving
  • snorkelling
  • jet-ski
  • kayaking
  • Evening Fishing

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS :

  • STANDARD HOTELS (3 STAR)| KAANI GRAND SEAVIEW OR SIMILAR
  • DELUXE HOTELS (4 STAR)      | ERIYADU ISLAND RESORT OR SIMILAR
  • SUPERIOR HOTELS (5 STAR)  | MEERU ISLAND RESORT AND SPA OR SIMILAR

Today is your last day in beautiful Maldives. After breakfast, you will check-out from the hotel and you will be transferred to the airport by a shared speed boat.

Included / Excluded

To help you plan your trip, we have put together a list of what's included and what's not included in your tour package. This will give you a clear understanding of what to expect and help you make any necessary arrangements before your journey begins.

Tour Map

This simple map is designed to help you visualise an exciting journey filled with remarkable destinations and captivating experiences.

Key Notes

  • The tour can be customized (Hotels/Itinerary/Days/Meals)
  • Merge with a MALDIVES tour package (2,3 or 4 nights)
  • Sri Lanka to Maldives air tickets
  • Ayurvedic Treatments
  • B’Day/Anniversary-celebrations arrangements
  • Pre and post-tour accommodation
  • Post-tour relaxing luxury beach stay
  • Shopping Tours

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Sri Lanka.

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