Sri Lanka discovery & idleness in the Maldives

“Renowned for its landscapes and authenticity, the “Island of Jewels”, as it used to be called, blends architectural splendour and natural wonders. Discover this amazing heritage during a private tour combining Sri-Lanka’s must-see sites (Sigiriya, Kandy…) with off-the-beaten-track visits and encounters with a friendly and open population. After a lively and emotionally-rich tour, the sandy beaches and azure lagoons of the Maldives offer a welcome respite. Take time for yourself, relax and make the most of available water sports (snorkelling, kayaking…)!” Dilhani

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COLOMBO AIRPORT

Colombo is the capital city of Sri Lanka

PINNAWALA

Did you know; the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage adopted these elephants following deforestation caused by the development or abandonment of their parents.

POLONNARUWA

The city of Polonnaruwa, the ancient capital of Sri Lanka is one of the “cultural triangle” sites.

KANDY

Kandy city is well known to be an important buddhist site.

NUWARA ELIYA

Nuwara Eliya is a colonial town called “Little England”.

COLOMBO
Colombo is the largest city of Sri Lanka by population.

MALDIVES

Welcome in diving paradise!

DAY 1

Colombo : Capitale Sri Lanka

COLOMBO

 

  • Arrival at Colombo International Airport where you will meet a representative of our local agency and you will be taken to your hotel
  • Afternoon: you will visit the city of Colombo, the economic capital of Sri Lanka
  • Canoe trip in Muthurajawela, the lagoon between Negombo and Colombo
  • Late afternoon; going back to the hote

Dinner and night at the Catamaran Beach Hotel (or similar)

DAY 2

Triangle Culturel : Temple de Dambulla au Sri Lanka

NEGOMBO – PINNAWALA ET DAMBULLA

 

PINNAWALA
  • After breakfast you will head for the town of Pinnawala
  • Visit the elephant orphanage; you will see the baby elephants having breakfast then having a bath in the river

 

DAMBULLA

  • Early afternoon you will go to Dambulla to visit the cave-temple complex and see five richly-adorned caves

Dinner and night at the Sigiriya Hotel (or similar)

DAY 3

Sri Lanka : Rocher du Lion Sigiriya

DAMBULLA – SIGIRIYA – POLONNARUWA

 

SIGIRIYA
  • After breakfast you will drive to Lion Rock in Sigiriya
  • Visit a batik workshop to learn all about how these fabrics are made

 

HABARANA

  • Afternoon: you will go on an elephant ride

 

POLONNARUWA

  • Lunch with a local family to immerse yourself in Sri Lankan culture and culinary flavours
  • Visit the ancient city and stroll amid the rice paddies along the Parakrama Samudraya dam, an area strewn with historic and cultural sites

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

DAY 4

Sri Lanka : Ville Kandy

MINNERIYA – MATALE – KANDY

 

MINNERIYA

  • Early morning; elephant-watching safari
  • Road to Kandy passing through small villages along the rice paddies
  • On the way; visit Matale’s famous spice garden where you can see lemongrass, cinnamon and many other spices
  • A free Ayurvedic face or head massage will be offered
  • Free time for lunch

KANDY

  • Visit of the city and the main monuments
  • Evening; traditional dance and music performance
  • Night; ceremony at the Temple of the Tooth

Dinner and night at the 4-stars Thilanka Hotel (or similar)

JOUR 5

Sri Lanka : Eco Lanka Maussawa

PERADENIYA – MAUSSAWA

 

PERADENIYA

  • Morning; visit of the Peradeniya Botanic Gardens, the largest of their kind in Sri Lanka
  • After you will head for the verdant hills to visit a tea plantation and a tea factory

 

MAUSSAWA

  • You can go for walks and meet the villagers
  • Don’t miss the culinary tasting, where you can sample dishes made with home-grown organic products

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

DAY 6

Sri Lanka : Plantations Thé Nuwara Eliya

KANDY – NUWARA ELIYA

 

  • Morning; drive to Nuwara Eliya and the seemingly-endless sweep of tea-covered hills
  • Several stops are scheduled, in particular at a tea factory where you can see the various tea manufacturing processes and enjoy a tea tasting
  • Free time for lunch

 

NUWARA ELIYA

  • Afternoon; go on a discovery walk around town

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

DAY 7

Sri Lanka : Train Plantations Thé

NUWARA ELIYA – UDA WALAWE

 

  • Morning you will take a tuk-tuk to Nanu Oya train station
  • Travelling on a local train is a genuine experience! On your journey you will have time to admire gorgeous sceneries of tea plantations and waterfalls
  • In Ohiya; you can go for a stroll around the village
  • A driver will wait for you and take you to Uda Walawe
  • End of the afternoon, jeep safari in Uda Walawe National Park

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

DAY 8

Voyage Maldives : Hotel Adaaran

UDA WALAWE – COLOMBO AIRPORT

 

  • After breakfast; transfer to the airport
  • On the way; visit of Colombo
  • Flight to Malé from Colombo Airport
  • Malé; transfer to your hotel is by fast boat or seaplane

Dinner and night at the 4-star Adaaran Club Rannalhi (or similar)

DAYS 9 & 10

Voyage Maldives : Hotel Adaaran

MALDIVES

  • Seaside all-inclusive stay
  • You will spend three nights in the Maldives in a beachside bungalow

Dinners and nights at the 4-star Adaaran Club Rannalhi (or similar)

JOUR 11

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

MALÉ AIRPORT – RETURN FLIGHT

 

  • Transfer to Malé Airport and flight back to your country
  • Time may vary depending on your flight schedule
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 in Sri Lanka)
  • 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
  • 2 nights at the Adaaran Rannalhi 4 stars Hotel (Beach bungalow, All Inclusive 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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