Sri Lanka – Maldives in style…

13 days in Sri Lanka for a fairly comprehensive tour of the famous island, followed by 2 days of pure relaxation along the pristine lagoons of the Maldives in a 5-star hotel! Does it sound like a dream? This combined tour offers amazing contrasts and an ideal pace: you will enjoy great discoveries and unforgettable moments meeting the people of Sri Lanka, then fly to the Maldives for scuba diving, beach, sun and sweet idleness!” Dilhani

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COLOMBO AIRPORT

Colombo is the biggest city in Sri Lanka in term of population.

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 “cutural triangle” sites.

KANDY

Kandy is well known to be an important Buddhist site.

PERADENIYA

At Peradeniya, a suburb near Kandy, there is the largest botanical garden in Sri Lanka.

NUWARA ELIYA
 
The area of “green gold”; tea plantations.

UDA WALAWE

In Uda Walawe National Park, we suggest you to stop at the Elephant Transit Home to attend the meal of orphaned elephants.

RATNAPURA

Ratnapura is the city of precious stones; you can buy some stones at the specialized and visit the mines.

COLOMBO

Sri Lanka capital

MALDIVES

The Royal Island is renowned for its lagoon ideal for snorkeling.

DAY 1

Colombo : Capitale Sri Lanka

COLOMBO AIRPORT – NEGOMBO

 

  • Arrival at Colombo International Airport, where you will meet a representative of our local agency and you will be taken to your hotel in Negombo
  • Free time for lunch
  • Afternoon you will go on a three-hour canoe trip on Muthurajawela Marsh, the lagoon between Negombo and Colombo

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

DAY 2

Triangle Culturel : Temple de Dambulla au Sri Lanka

NEGOMBO – PINNAWALA – DAMBULLA

 

PINNAWALA

  • After breakfast; drive to Pinnawala
  • Visit of the elephant orphanage; You can watch the baby elephants getting fed and hving their bath in the river

 

DAMBULLA

  • Afternoon; visit the cave temple in Dambulla
  • Visit of the sanctuaries adorned with extraordinary Buddhist murals

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

DAY 3

Sri Lanka : Rocher du Lion Sigiriya

DAMBULLA – SIGIRIYA – POLONNARUWA

 

SIGIRIYA

  • 7.30 a.m.; drive to Sigiriya
  • Visit of the Lion Rock and
  • Visit of the Sigiriya fortress, which overlooks the valley

 

POLONNARUWA

  • Afternoon; drive to Polonnaruwa
  • Exploration of the site

Visits;

  • The former Royal Palace
  • The relic room
  • The statue of King Parakramabahu
  • The Gal Potha, the temple dedicated to Shiva and Gal Vihara, with the four statues of Buddha

 

MINNERIYA

  • Safari in Minneriya National Park to watch wild elephants

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

DAY 4

Sri Lanka : Ville Kandy

POLONNARUWA – MATALE  – KANDY

 

  • After breakfast; departure for Kandy
  • On the way you will discover  the region’s exceptional scenery
  • Visit a spice garden and a batik workshop in Matale
  • Free time for lunch
KANDY
  • Afternoon; you will see the famous Relic of the Tooth of Buddha at the Temple of Dalada Maligawa
  • Evening; traditional dancing
  • Night; ceremony at the Temple of the Tooth

Dinner and night at the Spring Villas (or similar)

DAY 5

Jardin botanique Peradeniya au Sri Lanka

PERADENIYA

 

  • Visit of the Peradeniya Royal Botanic Gardens, these former royal gardens are the largest of their kind in Asia

Dinner and night at the Spring Villas (or similar)

DAY 6

Sri Lanka : Plantations Thé Nuwara Eliya

KANDY – NUWARA ELIYA

  • Breakfast and free morning
  • 1 p.m.; board a local train in Nawalapitiya to go to the village of Nanu Oya
  • The rest of the journey will be done by road and end in Nuwara Eliya
  • On arrival you will visit the town and its lovely park

Dinner and night at the Ferncliff Hotel (or similar)

DAY 7

Vallées de thé au Sri Lanka

NUWARA ELIYA – UDA WALAWE

 

  • Morning; walking around the village of Haputale, surrounded by tea plantations
  • End of the day; safari at Uda Walawe National Park. There you will have the opportunity to see wild animals such as elephants, buffaloes, mongooses, foxes and crocodiles

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

DAY 8

Mine à Ratnapura, Sri Lanka

UDA WALAWE – RATNAPURA – COLOMBO

 

RATNAPURA:

  • “The City of Gems”; visit a small mine and a market specialised in precious stones including diamonds
  • From the top of the hills you can see Adam’s Peak and the northern mountain ranges
  • Ratnapura also has an old English fort

 

COLOMBO

Afternoon;  visit of Colombo

  • The Fort and the Pettah areas
  • AHindu temple
  • A Buddhist temple
  • The Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall
Free time for dinner

Night at the 3star Lake Lodge (or similar)

DAY 9

Plage transparente Sri Lanka

COLOMBO AIRPORT – MALÉ

 

  • After breakfast; drive to Colombo International Airport to catch a flight to Malé
  • Arrival in Malé, where you will take a seaplane and later land on the crystal-clear waters bordering the beach of the Royal Island Hotel
You can now truly relax: you’re in paradise!

Dinner and night at the 5-star Royal Island Hotel

DAYS 10 to 12

Plage transparente Sri Lanka

MALDIVES

 

  • 2 nights you will make the most of this exceptional resort in a beach bungalow on a half-board basis (breakfast and dinner included)
  • A variety of water sports such as scuba diving, kayaking and many others are available

Dinner and night at the 5-star Royal Island Hotel

DAY 13

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

MALÉ AIRPORT

 

  • In the morning you can enjoy lazing around for a little longer
  • Towards the end of the day you will get transferred back to the airport to fly 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 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 seaplane in the Maldives
  • 2 nights at the Royal Island 5 stars Hotel (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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