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Sri Lanka Tour & Maldives

Tailor-Made Journey

Explore some of Sri Lanka’s cultural and scenic highlights followed by beach time in the Maldives. This 13-day tour starts in cosmopolitan Negombo, then on to Dambulla in the Cultural Triangle to explore the Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Staying inland spending time in Kandy the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings which is now a world heritage site, before moving on to Colombo. Finish your tour relaxing in the Maldives.

Locations you will be visiting

  • boat beach negombo sri lanka

    Negombo, Sri Lanka

    Negombo, north of Colombo, is a beach resort with a selection of golden sand beaches.

    1 Day

  • Sigiriya sri lanka

    Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

    Sigiriya is known for its Cave Temples and amazing rock fortress

    2 Days

  • Temple of the Tooth kandy sri lanka

    Kandy, Sri Lanka

    Kandy is a friendly city in the centre of the country.

    2 Days

  • Tea Plucking Sri Lanka

    Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

    This area is renowned as the predominant tea growing area in Sri Lanka

    2 Days

  • Colombo municipal council building sri lanka

    Colombo, Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka's capital filled with Portuguese, Dutch and British colonial architecture

    1 Day

  • aerial Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi maldives

    Maldives

    Unrivalled luxury, stunning white-sand beaches and an amazing underwater world make for a true holid...

    3 Days

YOUR TOUR ITINERARY

Sri Lanka Tour & Maldives

10 day Tour Itinerary

An overview of your trip

DAY 1 Fly to Sri Lanka

Take a scheduled flight from the UK to Colombo airport, Sri Lanka.

  • Transport: Airplane
DAY 2 Arrive Colombo and on to Negombo

On arrival at Colombo International Airport, make your way through immigration, baggage reclaim and customs to the arrivals area. Here you will be welcomed by your guide who will be waiting for you and will escort you to your vehicle for your transfer to the Amagi Aria Hotel in Negombo. Once you have checked in, the rest of the day is at your leisure to relax after your journey, or explore the local area. If time permits, you may also enjoy a visit to the local market if time permits.

  • Transport: Car
DAY 3 Negombo to Sigiriya

This morning check out after an early breakfast for your drive to Sigiriya, which is located in the Cultural Triangle of the Island. Commonly referred to as the ‘Cultural Triangle’, the central plains area boasts of temple ruins and ancient cities combined with national parks and glistening reservoirs. This makes it an enthralling visit for wildlife and culture lovers alike. On arrival check-in to your hotel and freshen up after your journey. In the afternoon, enjoy an excursion to the Minneriya National Park*. Sitting amidst Habarana and Polonnaruwa, the 8,890 hectares of Minneriya National Park consists of mixed evergreen forest and scrub areas and is home to favourites such as elephants and sambar deer. The central feature of the park is the ancient Minneriya Tank (built in 3rd century AD by King Mahasena). During the dry season (June to September), this tank is an incredible place to observe the elephants who come to bathe and graze, as well as the huge flocks of birds that come to fish in the waters.
*Depending on the elephant movement, you may visit the nearby Kaudulla National Park or Eco Park instead.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Transport: Car
DAY 4 Polonnaruwa and Sigiriya Rock Fortress

This morning is your opportunity to explore the medieval capital of Sri Lanka, Polonnaruwa. The second most ancient of Sri Lanka’s kingdoms, Polonnaruwa was first declared the capital city by King Vijayabahu I. The city is known to have been the pinnacle of the Golden Age of Sri Lanka, including the development of irrigation systems that are still utilised to this day, including the Parakrama Samudra, a tank so vast that it is often mistaken for an ocean. It circles the city like a ribbon, acting both as a defensive border against intruders as well as a lifeline for the people. In the afternoon set off to climb the magnificent Sigiriya Rock Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The most impressive facets of this unique complex are the Water Gardens, the Frescoes of beautiful maidens, the Mirror Wall with ancient graffiti, the Lion platform and the Summit, which was completely covered by buildings during the period of Sigiriya’s glory.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 5 Sigiriya to Dambulla Cave Temple and Kandy

This morning leave your hotel after breakfast, for the drive to Kandy, stopping en route at Dambulla Cave Temple. This UNESCO World Heritage Site which dates back to the 1st century BC is an amazing complex of caves, first used as a refuge by an ancient king who commissioned magnificent carved images. Later kings made further changes and the caves now contain over 150 images of the Buddha of which the largest is a colossal figure spanning 15 metres. On arrival in Kandy, check-in to your hotel for two nights. In the evening you will visit the Temple of the Tooth in time for the “Pooja” ceremony. The temple is famous for its carvings and uniquely beautiful Sri Lankan art.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Transport: Car
DAY 6 Kandy

Today, tour the city including the British Garrison Cemetery and a drive around the beautiful Kandy Lake. In the evening, experience an exhilarating show of traditional cultural dances and impressive performances, before returning to the hotel and relax.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 7 Kandy to Nuwara Eliya

This morning, continue to explore the island on your journey to Nuwara Eliya. The sleepy city, often shrouded in mist, is considered to be the capital of tea country. You have the option of taking the scenic train journey to Nanu Oya, slowly winding its way up through vast tea plantations– must be pre-booked (1st class AC cabin or 2nd Class reserved cabin). Check-in at The Blackpool Hotel and spend the evening at leisure.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Transport: Car
DAY 8 Nuwara Eliya

After a leisurely breakfast visit a tea plantation and a tea factory where one the best teas in the world is produced. You will be told all about the process of manufacturing tea and also gain first-hand experience of the manufacture of some of the best teas in the world. If you’re lucky you may be invited to taste a cup of pure Ceylon tea which begins its journey as raw green leaves in the hills and ends up as a final golden-brown graded product which we all know. Continue your day’s activities with a quick tour of the Nuwara Eliya and in the afternoon enjoy High Tea at Grand Hotel.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 9 Nuwara Eliya to Colombo

Today, check out and make your way to the commercial capital of the country – Colombo, for a night at The Galadari Hotel. Upon arrival, you have the option, at no additional cost, of going on a City Tour. Sites include the fort and Pettah areas and a drive past the 100-year-old clock tower, old Parliament Building, Town Hall, Independence Square, a Buddhist Temple, a Hindu Temple, the famous red mosque, the Dutch Hospital shopping precinct, a Church and view some buildings built when Sri Lanka was under British rule.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Transport: Car
DAY 10 Fly to UK or Extend to the Maldives

Having reached the end of your tour of Sri Lanka, you will be transferred to the airport for flight to the UK or to the Maldives.

For those opting for the Maldives extension, on arrival in Male you will be transferred via speedboat (shared) to your resort for a 3-night beach stay.

  • Meals included: Breakfast (Dinner)
  • Transport: Airplane (Speedboat)
DAY 11 Maldives

Spend your day at leisure relaxing on the beach, or making use of the hotel facilities.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 12 Maldives

Another day at leisure to explore the islands, or maybe enjoy some snorkelling or scuba-diving in the crystal-clear waters.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 13 Fly to UK

Today transfer to Male airport for your flight to the UK.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Transport: Airplane
Optional Extras - Cultural Experiences

There is some free time in your itinerary for you to explore on your own, or treat yourself to an excursion. Use the links below to create a to-do list, or, if you’d prefer us to book you onto one of these or any other excursions, please let us know when booking your tour.

  • Fruit and vegetable M Sri Lanka
    Sri Lanka & The Maldives

    Sri Lanka: Cookery Lesson in a Spice Garden

    A fragrant cookery class in a beautiful spice garden

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  • Train Journey Hill Countr ySri Lanka
    Sri Lanka & The Maldives

    Sri Lanka: Scenic Train Journeys

    Admire Sri Lanka's stunning scenery from the comfort of a train

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  • Sri Lanka Cricket Match Sri Lanka
    Sri Lanka & The Maldives

    Sri Lanka: Attend A Cricket Match

    Take in a local cricket match during your time in Sri Lanka

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  • hot air balloon sri lanka
    Sri Lanka & The Maldives

    Sri Lanka: Hot Air Balloon Rides

    Enjoy a romantic journey across the Sri Lankan countryside in a hot air balloon

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Sample Accommodation

4★ Amagi Aria, Negombo

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4★ Habarana Village by Cinnamon, Habarana

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4★ Cinnamon Citadel, Kandy

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4★ The Blackpool Hotel, Nuwara Eliya

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5★ The Galadari Hotel, Colombo

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4★ Cinnamon Dhonveli, Maldives

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What's included:
  • International flights in economy class
  • Accommodation on twin share basis
  • Transfers
  • Transport in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking chauffeur / guide
  • Meals as specified
  • Tours as stated
  • Airport taxes
  • Local tips
  • Personal spending
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance

10-Day Sri Lanka Tour only Was from £2,395, NOW £1,995 per person, SAVING £300

13-Day Sri Lanka Tour & Maldives extension Was from £3,086, NOW £2,786 per person, SAVING £300

Prices are for minimum 2 passengers, sole passenger prices on request.

Prices and products are subject to availability at the time of booking.

The deposit for these arrangements is £300 per person. Balance is due 12 weeks before departure.

When making an enquiry or reservation we will request your contact details, however no payment will be required at this stage. We will contact you for payment details and to confirm your booking, your details and the details of those travelling with you along with any extras you’d like to add.

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