Family Trip: Sri Lanka and Maldives

“Have an unforgettable family holiday: visit ancient capitals and renowned Buddhist sites while fully embracing the wonders of nature by going on safari or canoeing… During your stay you can meet Sri Lankan people, who are very open and cheerful, while passing through villages or strolling around the typical landscape of rice and tea fields prevalent in some regions. After 12 days of intense discovery in Sri Lanka, fly out to the Maldives for 4 days and stay in a 4-star hotel. Scuba-diving and/or snorkelling are available as well as other water sports, however you can also laze around the beach or take a sunset stroll with the wonderful feeling that you’re the only people around!” 

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COLOMBO AIRPORT – NEGOMBO


Negombo is the second largest city of Sri Lanka


PINNAWALA

Did you know? The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage adopted these elephants following deforestation caused by the development.

POLONNARUWA

Polonnaruwa, former capital of Sri Lanka is one of the sites from the “cultural triangle”.

MALDIVES – PARADISE ISLAND 4*

Profitez d’un moment de détente en famille dans une villa sur pilotis, les pieds dans l’eau

MATALE

In the spice garden, discover the secrets of cinnamon, cloves, ginger, cocoa…

KANDY

Kandy is one of the sacred places of Buddhism in Sri Lanka

PERADENIYA
Peradeniya Botanical Gardens is the largest in Sri Lanka and one of the biggest in Asia

MAUSSAWA

Hello you !

NUWARA ELIYA

Did you know that Nuwara Eliya is called “Little England” because of its very strong colonial legacy?

KUDA OYA

Fully nature!

UDAWALAWE

Udalawe National Park takes its name from the large tank Uda Walawe built in the 60s on the Walawe river

COLOMBO

Colombo is the economic capital of Sri Lanka

MALDIVES

Welcome in paradise!

DAY 1

Colombo : Capitale Sri Lanka

AIRPORT COLOMBO – NEGOMBO

 

  • Arrival in Colombo
  • Meet the representative of our local agency
  • Drive to your hotel in Negombo
  • Afternoon: two-hours boat trip in Muturajawela between Negombo and Colombo
  • Discover nature reserves with specific flora and fauna and the mangrove and learn about the local fishermen and farmers’ way of life

Dinner and night at the 3-stars Club Hotel Dolphin (or similar)

DAY 2

Orphelinat éléphant Pinnawela Sri Lanka

NEGOMBO – PINNAWALA – DAMBULLA

 

PINNAWALA

  • Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage: you can watch the elephants as they get fed and have a bath in the river
  • The orphaned calves were usually abandoned by their mother or their habitat was destroyed through deforestation

 

DAMBULLA

  • Visit the cave-temple complex dating from 1stcentury BC includes five caves used as sanctuaries covered in stunning Buddhist murals
  • Walk around Dambulla’s renowned produce market

Dinner and night at the 3-star Sigiriya Hotel (or similar)

DAY 3

Sri Lanka : Rocher du Lion Sigiriya

SIGIRIYA – POLONNARUWA

 

SIGIRIYA

  • After breakfast: climbing to the top of Lion Rock where you can see the remains of the Sigiriya fortress
  • The citadel was built in the 5thcentury AD and overlooks the surrounding valleys

 

HABANARA

  • You will go on an exciting elephant ride

 

POLONNARUWA

  • Visit of the cultural site of Polonnaruwa on bicycle, since the remains extend over 15 km2
  • Polonnaruwa became the island’s capital from the 10thcentury AD and only remained so for two centuries
  • It has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1982

Dinner and night at the 3-star Sigiriya Hotel (or similar)

DAY 4

Jardin des épices au Sri Lanka

MATALE

 

  • Aarly breakfast
  • Visit of the spice garden in Matale: you will learn everything about cinnamon, cloves, ginger, lemongrass, cocoa and many other spices
  • A 2:30 walk around the pepper, cocoa and rubber plantations all the way to the Sudu Ganga river, which means “white river”

Dinner and night at the Madulkelle Tea & Eco Lodge (or similar)

DAY 5

Kandy Sri Lanka : Temple de la Dent

MADULKELLE – KANDY

 

MADULKELLE
  • After breakfast: hike to explore the plantations and villages of the region

 

KANDY

  • The city is famous for the legendary relic of the Tooth of Buddha, kept at the Temple of Dalada Maligawa
  • Evening: watch traditional dancing that will include fire walking
  • Night: temple ceremony

Dinner and night at the Spring Villas (or similar)

DAY 6

Jardin botanique Peradeniya au Sri Lanka

KANDY – PERADENIYA

 

KANDY

  • After breakfast you will attend the morning ceremony at the temple in Kandy

 

PERADENIYA

  • Visit the Royal Botanic Gardens: walking around the gardens you’ll discover a richly diverse vegetation that includes an orchid collection, a giant fig tree, cannonball trees, giant bamboos, cabbage palms, Assam rubber trees and sea coconut trees
  • You will have the rest of the day to visit Kandy

Dinner and night at The Spring Villas (or similar)

DAY 7

Sri Lanka : Eco Lanka Maussawa

MAUSSAWA

 

  • You will spend the day exploring the Maussawa Estate.
This is an idyllic place for nature lovers. After a lovely lunch prepared with local organic produce you can immerse yourself in this preserved environment: walk along the rice paddies, wander around the small streets of the village and even go for a swim in the river!

Dinner and night at the Eco Lanka Villa (or similar)

DAY 8

Nuwara Eliya Petite Angleterre Sri Lanka

NUWARA ELIYA – ELLA – ADAM’S PEAK

 

NUWARA ELIYA

  • Hearly breakfast before driving to Nuwara Eliya
  • On the road you will see the tea terraces and stop at a tea factory where you can learn how tea is manufactured
  • You’ll be invited to sample different tea
  • On arrival you will discover the town and its history

 

ELLA

  • You will then hop in a tuk-tuk to Nanu Oya train station, where you will board a local train going to Ella
  • You will love the epic journey across the tea-covered hills and seeing the many beautiful waterfalls
ADAM’S PEAK
  • The day will end with the ascent of Little Adam’s Peak

Dinner and night at the 4-star 98 Acres Resort (or similar)

DAY 9

Kuda Oya Sri Lanka

 KUDA OYA

 

  • After breakfast you will leave Ella and drive to the Kuda Oya nature site
  • Once the camp has been set up, you will get a bike to allow you to meander around the small streets of the village and get close to the villagers
  • Here you can discover many species of birds. With a bit of luck you can even see elephants!

Dinner and night at the Kuda Oya Camp (or similar)

DAY 10

Parc National d'Udawalawe au Sri Lanka

UDAWALAWE

  • You will leave for Uda Walawe National Park just after breakfast
  • You will go on safari in this superb wildlife reserve, which looks very much like an African reserve in terms of habitats and wildlife
  • To watch the animals more closely, particularly elephants, you will stop at a reservoir where they come to drink

Dinner and night at the 4-star Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort (or similar)

DAY 11

Rafting sur la rivière au Sri Lanka

UDAWALAWE – ANGURUWATOTA

  • In the morning: head for Anguruwatota in a canoe
  • During this excursion you will navigate on the Kalu Ganga river, making several stops on the way to admire the vegetation, the fauna and see the diamond panners at work
  • Lunch will be a picnic by the river
  • At the end of the day you can relax in your tent

The evening will be spent around a campfire and a Sri Lankan family will cook you a traditional meal

DAY 12

Femme Sri Lankaise

ANGURUWATOTA – COLOMBO

  • After breakfast: head back to Colombo. This is the economic capital of Sri Lanka thanks to its port, the largest one in Central Asia.
Discover the city’s history through the various architectural styles of each district’s buildings such as religious edifices, castles and skyscrapers, or by visiting the National Museum.
Free time for lunch.

Dîner et nuit à l'hôtel Lake Lodge 3* (ou similaire)

DAY 13

En matinée, après le petit-déjeuner, départ pour l'aéroport international de Colombo.

COLOMBO – AIRPORT

 

  • After breakfast it’s time to leave
  • Your driver will take you to Colombo International Airport
  • Arrival in Malé where one of our representatives will meet you, and transfer to your villa by fast boat

Dinner and night at the 4-star Paradise Island Resort

DAYS 14 & 15

maldives plages

BEACH HOLIDAY IN THE MALDIVES

  • Enjoy your freedom and make the most of these four days at the 4-star Paradise Island Resort and Spa
  • You and your family will stay in a superior beach bungalow on a half-board basis (breakfasts and dinners included)

Enjoy the atoll, the delicious cuisine and the various activities offered by the hotel

This Sri Lanka-Maldives combined tour is ideal for the whole family, allowing you to discover new horizons and still have time to relax on gorgeous beaches with crystal-clear waters

Dinner and night at the 4-star Paradise Island Resort

DAY 16

En matinée, après le petit-déjeuner, départ pour l'aéroport international de Colombo.

MALÉ AIRPORT – VOL RETOUR

  • Transfer to Malé Airport for your flight home
The price includes
  • Airport transfers on arrival/departure and 24/7 assistance
  • Transport in an air-conditioned vehicle for airport transfers, for the tour itself and the visit of sites with an English-speaking driver guide. This is a private tour so you will be on your own (as a couple, a family or a group of friends, etc.) and your driver guide will escort you for the duration of your stay
  • Hotel accommodation as stated in the itinerary (half board basis)
  • Entrance fees for the sites mentioned in the tour notes
  • Photography permits except at the Temple of the Tooth of Buddha
  • Airport/Hotel/Airport transfers in a rapid boat in the Maldives
  • 3 nights at the Paradise Island 4 stars Hotel (Superior beach Villa, half board basis)
The price doesn't include
  • Flights
  • Excursions and visits not mentioned in the tour notes
  • Personal spending money  and incidental expenditure
  • Insurance

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