Sri Lanka and Maldives

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Sri Lanka and Maldives

£3225 per person

“Discover the best of both worlds with a twin-centre holiday to Sri Lanka and the Maldives. Experience Sri Lanka’s vibrant culture and stunning landscapes, then unwind in the luxurious, serene paradise of the Maldives. Perfect for adventure and relaxation seekers alike.”

This Sri Lanka and Maldives holiday package offers a truly unique and unforgettable experience. Begin your Sri Lanka and Maldives adventure in Sri Lanka, where you’ll explore the island’s rich heritage with visits to its renowned UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the ancient city of Sigiriya, the sacred city of Kandy, and the historic Galle Fort. Each site is steeped in history and cultural significance, offering a deep dive into the island’s storied past.

Next, venture into the misty foothills of Sri Lanka’s central highlands, where you’ll be captivated by the lush tea plantations, cascading waterfalls, and verdant landscapes. Enjoy the cool, refreshing climate as you explore charming towns like Nuwara Eliya and Ella, known for their picturesque scenery and tranquil ambiance.

For wildlife enthusiasts, the adventure continues with private safaris in some of Sri Lanka’s premier national parks, such as Yala or Wilpattu. Here, you’ll have the thrilling opportunity to spot exclusive leopards, majestic elephants, and a diverse array of exotic birds and other wildlife in their natural habitats. These intimate encounters with nature will leave you with lasting memories and a deep appreciation for Sri Lanka’s biodiversity.

After your exhilarating experiences in Sri Lanka, it’s time to transition to the Maldives for the ultimate in relaxation and luxury. Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted by the stunning sight of crystal-clear turquoise waters and pristine golden sandy beaches. The Maldives is the perfect sanctuary to unwind, offering a range of luxurious resorts and private villas that cater to your every need.

Spend your days basking in the sun, snorkeling in vibrant coral reefs teeming with marine life, or indulging in rejuvenating spa treatments. Whether you’re lounging by the pool, exploring the underwater world, or enjoying romantic sunset cruises, the Maldives provides an idyllic setting for complete relaxation and bliss.

Undoubtedly, this Sri Lanka and Maldives holiday package combines a perfect mix of history, culture, and beach relaxation. It’s an active yet enjoyable holiday that’s hard to beat, offering an ideal blend of adventure and serenity for travelers seeking the best of both worlds. From the cultural riches and natural wonders of Sri Lanka to the luxurious tranquility of the Maldives, this holiday promises a diverse and enriching experience that will leave you rejuvenated and inspired.

Highlights of the Sri Lanka and The Maldives

  • Take a trip back in time discovering UNESCO World Heritage sites including the Sigiriya 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 7 night stay in a beachfront room on bed and breakfast basis
  • 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 to Colombo, Sri Lanka on an overnight flight.
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Day 2 Colombo:
Upon arrival at Colombo airport you will be met by your personal chauffeur guide and driven to Cinnamon Lakeside Hotel (4*+) (transfer time: approx. 1hr). Relax and later in the evening take a tour of the city including the Pettah Bazaar, the bustling Fort area and the local park.
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Day 3 Colombo - Sigiriya:
After breakfast you will head to Aliya Resort and Spa (4*) on route stopping at the Pinnawala elephant orphanage to watch a bottle feeding session as well as observe these gentle giants take in a well-deserved dip in the local river (transfer time: approx. 4h30m). Check in at Aliya Resort. Rest of the day at leisure or take an evening safari at Minneriya National Park (optional).
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Day 4 Sigirya & Polonnaruwa:
Immerse yourself in a day of culture as you discover the sacred ancient capital of Polonnaruwa and the architectural marvel that is the Sigiriya rock fortress. Afterwards retire to the hotel where you may wish to enjoy its amenities or enrich your stay with a visit to a local village.
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Day 5 Sigiriya - Kandy:
After breakfast travel to Kandy via Matale where a visit to a spice garden is a must, catch a cookery lesson and learn why this island is so famously known as the spice island (transfer time: approx.2h30m). Arrive in Kandy and stay at the Radisson Kandy (4*). Take in a tour of the city of Kandy and the sacred Temple of the Tooth and return to your hotel to spend the rest of your day at leisure.
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Day 6 Kandy - Nuwara Eliya:
Today take a scenic train journey to Nanu Oya (Nuwara Eliya) (transfer time: approx. 2h 30m) visiting a Tea plantation and factory en route. Your driver will meet you in Nanu Oya for your short transfer to the beautiful Langdale by Amaya (luxury boutique) where you can simply relax amidst the stunning scenery.
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Day 7 Nuwara Eliya - Yala:
Today depart to the edge of Yala National Park (transfer time: approx.5h), where you will be staying in nature at the Cinnamon Wild Hotel (4*) where you can take in an afternoon safari in order to spot large herds of wild elephants, deer, crocodiles, wild buffalo and peacocks, the elusive leopards and sloth bears.
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Day 8 Yala - Galle:
After your morning safari and breakfast proceed to Jetwing Lighthouse (5*) (transfer time: approx. 2h). Check in at the hotel and late afternoon 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. Return back to the hotel for an overnight stay.
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Day 9 Maldives:
Leave for Colombo airport (transfer time: approx.2h) for your direct flight (1hr30) to the Maldives. From Male airport a speedboat will take you to the stunning Kurumba Resort (5*) for a 7 night stay on bed and breakfast.
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Day 10 – Day 15 Kurumba Resort:
Staying in a superior room on bed and breakfast basis. It is located in North Male Atoll where all your requirements will be expertly attended to.
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Day 16 Departure:
Depart by speedboat to board your return flights to London Heathrow.
  • International flights including all taxes with Sri Lankan Airlines
  Sri Lanka
  • Accommodation in 4* / luxury boutique hotels in a double room on half board basis for 8 nights
  • Private transfer by air conditioned car with your personal chauffeur/ guide
  • All entrance fees as indicated
  • Vehicle for the safari at National Parks
  • Honeymoon courtesies
  • All applicable taxes
  Maldives
  • Accommodation at Kurumba Resort in a superior room for 7 nights on bed and breakfast basis
  • Honeymoon courtesies
  • Return airport transfers by speedboat
 

– All prices are subject to availability and excluding peak periods

Sri Lanka
  • Meals and beverages when not mentioned above
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Camera/video permits at the Elephant Orphanage and 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 fees
  • Any other expenses not mentioned above
Maldives:
  • Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, telephone, laundry bills etc.
  • Any other services not mentioned above
– All prices are subject to availability and excluding peak periods