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A tour to both Sri Lanka and the Maldives offers a balanced blend of cultural exploration, natural beauty, and relaxation. Experience Sri Lanka’s diverse landscapes, historic sites, and adventurous activities, then unwind in the Maldives with its luxurious resorts, stunning beaches, and vibrant marine life. The proximity between the two countries makes it convenient, and the contrast between bustling cities and serene islands adds to the appeal. Whether for adventure or relaxation this combined tour provides a well-rounded travel experience.
Days 1-2 – Fly to Colombo
Upon your arrival at Colombo Airport, you will be met and transferred to Dambulla. After check-in you have the rest of the day at leisure.
Day 3 – Explore Sigiriya & Minneriya
Visit the iconic Sigiriya Rock Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage site, offering breath-taking views and historical significance. Afterward, relax at the hotel before heading to Minneriya National Park, known for its elephants and diverse wildlife. Explore the park’s 8,889 hectares, home to numerous bird and animal species, including rare bamboo trees.
Day 4 – Hiriwaduna & Polonnaruwa
Head to Hiriwadunna village for an authentic local experience, gaining insight into the daily activities of the villagers, and enjoying a catamaran ride on the lake. Take a tuk-tuk ride to a village house where you will interact with a local family and learn the art of preparing an authentic Sri Lankan lunch. Continue to Polonnaruwa for some cultural immersion as you explore the vibrant village life and uncover its historical wonders.
(Breakfast and lunch)
Day 5 – Travel to Kandy
Proceed to Kandy where we’ll begin with a visit to Dambulla Cave Temple. This World Heritage Site houses captivating religious paintings and sculptures. In Kandy, visit the sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic – although you can’t view the actual tooth relic, you can view its casket. End the day with a mesmerising Cultural Dance show.
Day 6 – Scenic Train to Nuwaru Eliya
You have an exciting day ahead with a journey aboard the famous train to Nuwara Eliya, passing by forests and charming villages. Visit a tea estate and tea factory before spending the rest of the day relaxing.
Day 7 – Horton Plains
Today you depart for Horton Plains the highest plateau in Sri Lanka, where you will enjoy the iconic World’s End viewpoint where the land dramatically drops off into a sheer precipice offering amazing views. Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 8 – Negombo
Transfer to Negombo where you have the day to explore as you wish.
Day 9 – Fly to the Maldives
After breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight to Male’. On arrival you will board your speedboat transfer directly to the resort.
Day 10 – 15 – Sun Siyam Olhuveli
The Maldives is a tropical paradise renowned for its pristine white sandy beaches, crystal-clear turquoise waters, and vibrant marine life. Sun Siyam Olhuveli is a luxurious island resort situated in the South Malé Atoll. With stunning overwater villas and beachfront suites, you will experience the ultimate tropical escape. Indulge in delectable dining options, relax at the Sun Spa, and enjoy a range of water sports.
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Day 16 – Depart Maldives
An early transfer by shared speedboat back to Male’ International Airport for your onward flight.
You’ll spend 15 nights in 4* accommodation
Scenic Train Journey
Travel through lush tea plantations, misty hills and charming villages as you coast through Sri Lanka’s central highlands.
Visit one of Sri Lanka’s tea plantations and learn about cultivation
Dambulla Cave Temple
Enter the immense Dambulla Cave Temple to explore its huge collection of Buddha statues
– International flights
– Domestic transport
– 4* accommodation
– Selected Meals: 15 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 5 dinners
– Touring with guides and entrance fees
At Sun Siyam Olhuveli Resort (Day 10 – 15)
– Buffet breakfast at Sunset Restaurant/Malaafaiy.
– Buffet lunch at Sunset Restaurant/Malaafaiy.
– Afternoon tea at Lagoon Bar and Dream Bar.
– Buffet dinner at Sunset Restaurant/Malaafaiy or an à la carte dinner with 40% discount on the food bill at Siyam Orchid, Namaste and Maghrib Grill (reservation is required).
– A selection of beverages including spirits, wine, beer, cocktails/mocktails, soft drinks, fruit juice, tea and coffees. Plus, a complimentary mini bar, replenished once per day.
– Non-motorised water sports.
– Daily selected activities:
– One hour per day: kayak, paddle board, hydro bike (terms and conditions apply – guided activities will be charged accordingly).
– Half an hour group snorkelling lesson and wind surf lesson per person per stay (minimum number of people required).
– Choice of one complimentary excursion per adult per stay.
A private tour follows a pre-defined itinerary but with the benefits of your own personal guide. Perfect for couples and families that want greater flexibility on when they travel and the style of accommodation. Most of our group tours can operate on a private basis.
Private tours are available for groups of between 2 and 8 people.
This itinerary has a physical rating of 2. A reasonable fitness level is required, but it’s more about spending time on your feet rather than covering large distances. You’ll get on and off boats and planes, walk around the sites, and climb some steps
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