Safest Holidays to Sri Lanka and Maldives

Social Distancing in Sri Lanka & Maldives - Escape Created with you in Mind!

Safest Holidays to Sri Lanka and Maldives

£2175 per person

Here at Barefoot Traveller your safety and well-being are important to us. We understand that having endured many weeks of isolation, many of you will be keen to travel and enjoy a well-earned holiday once Government guidelines permit; or course whilst remaining mindful of protecting yourself and your family.

We have therefore carefully sourced some unique accommodation options on our exclusive Multi Centre holiday Indian Ocean experience which allow you to continue to practice safe social distancing whilst still enjoying the freedom of idyllic tropical exploration and relaxation.

 

Our Indian Ocean twin-centre destinations are Sri Lanka and Maldives where you will benefit from the best of both worlds. Firstly, staying in Sri Lanka and avoiding the crowds often found in larger hotels, we have a range of small boutique hotels, full of traditional character and providing a warm homely feel. Here we will also provide you with your own private chauffeur to transport you safely between locations and therefore avoid the need of any public transport. Once in the Maldives, the luxury villas are isolated amongst the palms for complete seclusion, whilst amenities remain within easy strolling distance.

 

As the world begins to gradually recover from the global covid19 pandemic and resumes to some normality, this carefully considered 14-night package allows you to safely travel to Sri Lanka and Maldives to explore these two stunning and diverse locations very soon.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TOUR

  • Take a trip back in time discovering UNESCO World Heritage sites including the Sigirya Rock Fortress and The Temple of the Tooth in Kandy,
  • Cuddle up in the misty foothills of the Sri Lankan highlands
  • Indulge in a private safari spotting elusive leopards and a host of migratory birds
  • Take a walk through a Dutch fort and discover some chic bargains
  • Celebrate your love in luxury with a private garden, pool and beach front terrace
  • Dip your feet in azure waters, be pampered in style and dine on some spectacular seafood
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Day 1: Departure
Depart from London Heathrow an overnight flight to Colombo.
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Day 2: Colombo
Upon arrival at Colombo airport you will be met by your personal chauffeur guide and driven to the chic boutique property known as Lake Lodge, Taru Villas(Boutique) (transfer time:approx.1hrs). In the afternoon enjoy a drive by city tour. Overnight stay in Colombo.
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Day 3: Colombo - Sigiriya
After breakfast you will head to Sigiriya (transfer time: approx. 4hrs 30min). Check in at Seerock the king’s domain (4*). Rest of the day at leisure or take an evening safari at Minneriya National Park (optional). Dinner and overnight stay in Sigiriya.
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Day 4: Sigirya & Polonnaruwa
After breakfast transfer to Sigiriya to climb the Rock Fortress all the way to the summit. The fortress was built by King Kassapa and was declared an UNESCO world heritage site, this historic monument is home to beautiful frescos and mirror walls. Return to the hotel. In the afternoon, transfer to the ancient city of Polonnaruwa. A world heritage site where you will visit the Gal Vihara known for its reclining Buddha statue and the remains of the royal palace including the rock inscriptions of Nissankamalla. Return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay in Sigiriya.
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Day 5: Sigiriya - Kandy
After breakfast travel to Kandy via visiting the amazing Dambulla cave temples en-route (transfer time: approx. 2hrs 55min). Arrive in Kandy and check-in at Amaya bungalow, Kandy (Boutique). In the afternoon visit one of the most sacred Buddhist shrines in the world – the temple which houses the Sacred Tooth Relic of the Buddha. Upon completion return to the hotel . Overnight stay in Kandy.
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Day 6: Kandy - Nuwara Eliya
Today after breakfast you will be driven to Nuwara Eliya (transfer time: approx.2hrs 30min) through the beautiful hill country of lush tea plantations. Arrive and check-in at The Oliphant (Bungalow), Nuwara Eliya. Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya.
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Day 7: Horton Plains
For some adventure today, we have arranged an early morning trek at the UNESCO site of Horton Plains and World’s End. Upon completion return to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya.
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Day 8: Nuwara Eliya - Weerawila
Today after breakfast depart to Weerawila (transfer time: approx. 4hrs), where you will be staying at the luxury tented lodges, Flameback Eco Lodge (Tented accommodation) where you can take an afternoon safari in order to spot large herds of wild elephants, deer, crocodiles, wild buffalo and peacocks and the elusive leopard. Upon completion return to the lodge. Dinner and Overnight stay in Weerawila.
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Day 9: Weerawila - Galle
After breakfast proceed to Galle via Galle fort (transfer time: approx.4hrs) and take in a tour of the Dutch fort and shop for some trinkets to take back home. Galle is home to the world famous Galle literary festival and was a former Dutch and British stronghold with its cobble stone paths and quirky cafes this boho chic town should not be missed. Upon completion proceed to the hotel for your last night in Sri Lanka. Overnight stay in Galle.
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Day 10: Maldives
After early breakfast leave for Colombo airport (transfer time: approx.3hrs) for your direct flight (1hrs 30min) to the Maldives. From Male airport a domestic flight and a seaplane you to Reethi Faru Maldives Resort (4*).
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Day 11 – Day 15: Reethi Faru Resort Resort
Reethi Faru Resort promises a relaxing atmosphere, friendly service, a comprehensive selection of activities and facilities, and a tasteful choice of cuisine. This newly built resort is situated in Raa Atoll, north-west of Male on the tiny island of Filaidhoo – measuring just 600 x 350 metres and with a beautiful house reef just 30 to 80 meters from the shore.
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Day 16: Departure
Depart by speedboat to board your return flight to London Heathrow.
  • International flights including all taxes
  Sri Lanka
  • Accommodation in 4*/boutique hotels on twin / double room for 8nights
  • Meals at Colombo, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya and Galle on bed and breakfast basis.
  • At Sigiriya and Yala meals on half board basis.
  • Private transfer by air conditioned car with your personal chauffeur/ guide
  • All entrance fees as indicated
  • Vehicle for the safari at National Parks
  • All applicable taxes
  Maldives
  • Accommodation at Reethi Faru Maldives (4*) staying in a Garden villa on bed and breakfast basis for 6nights.
  • Return airport transfer by speedboat
Sri Lanka
  • Lunch and dinner throughout stay in Colombo, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya and Galle.
  • Lunch throughout stay in Sigiriya and Yala.
  • Safari at Minneriya National Park
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Camera/video permits at Kandy Temple
  • Gratuities to guides, drivers, wait-staff, maid service, porters, telephone calls and items of a personal nature.
  • Vehicle whilst at leisure unless specified otherwise
  • Visa fee (@USD35 per person) – please refer http://www.eta.gov.lk/slvisa/ for more information and to obtain the ETA visa
  • Any other expenses not mentioned above
  Maldives:
  • Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, telephone, laundry bills etc.
  • Any other services not mentioned above
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