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Sri Lanka and The Maldives

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TRIP SUMMARY

If you are looking to pair adventure and culture with ultimate relaxation, then a multi-centre holiday or honeymoon to Sri Lanka and The Maldives will give you the best experience. Spend the first week exploring Sri Lanka and all that is has to offer. Visit some of its best places including Sigiriya Rock, Polonnaruwa and The Yala National Park. The second week you will spend in absolute paradise. Stay on one of the islands in a classic water bungalow, where the ocean is right on your doorstep. Spend a week snorkeling, diving and sunbathing. 

time difference

TIME DIFFERENCE

4.5 hours ahead of the UK

flight time

FLIGHT TIME

11 hours direct from UK

Day 1

On arrival, you will be met by a local representative and taken to the car which will then transfer you to Colombo which takes around 30 minutes.

Once you have checked into your hotel, you will be taken on a city tour in which you will 

Visit the ancient Fort and the hustle of Pettah Market. After this you will then visit the Hindu Temple located on Sea Street. Here you can see many of the goldsmith shops scattered on the street. You will then visit the Dutch Church at Wolfendhal and the Independence Hall. Here you can see the replica of Avukana Buddha, the Independence Square and Gangarama Temple.

Recommended Accommodation:
Kingsbury Hotel 5*
Kingsbury Hotel Kingsbury Hotel
Day 2

In the morning you will be transferred from your hotel to the Cultural Triangle (drive time is approximately 3 hours).

During the drive you will take a stop at Dambulla Caves. These are the largest caves in Sri Lanka, within the caves you will see hundreds of old Buddhist statues and murals which depict Lord Buddah and his life. The cave is one of the best preserved cave complexes in Sri Lanka. 

The cave rock is around 160 metres tall, giving you breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.

After checking out these amazing caves, you will then head onto Sigiriya Rock which is a world heritage site. There used to be a giant lion statue that used to stand at the entrance to the palace which is why it is also known as Lion Rock. At the top, the remains of the palace foundations lie here, which give you a fabulous feeling of what this amazing palace was like when it was standing. When you are here, look out for The Water Gardens, Fountain Garden, Summerhouse, Boulder Gardens and the Caves, 

Recommended Accommodation:
Cinnamon Lodge 5*
Sigiriya Cinnamon Lodge Pool
Day 3

After a delicious breakfast, you will be transferred from your hotel to the ancient ruins of Polonnaruwa.

Polonnaruwa was the Capital of Sri Lanka from 11th - 13th Centuries. Here you will see some magnificent statues depicting the rich history Polonnaruwa has. You will also see Lankatilake, Tivanka and Thuparama which are the largest and most beautiful Image Houses. Rankoth Vehera and Kirivehera are well preserved large stupas which are dome shaped buildings. Whilst you are there visit Gal Vihare which is a rock shrine. It has four gorgeous Buddha statues, two seated, one standing and one reclining. 

After this, you will be taken to Minneriya National Park. Minneriya is situated close to the ancient city of Polonnaruwa and boasts the largest herd of wild elephants in Sri Lanka. Regular sightings of leopards and sambhur deer plus an abundance of bird life are also key attractions.

Recommended Accommodation:
Cinnamon Lodge 5*
Cinnamon Lodge
Day 4

After breakfast you will be driven to the old capital of Kandy. Here you will visit the Temple of the Tooth and Peradineya Botanical Gardens.

The Temple of the Tooth is Sri Lanka's most holy site and is said to house Buddha's tooth, brought to the country in the 4th century. It is now said that it was hidden in the hair of an Orissian princess to keep out of non-believer’s hands. 

The Royal Botanical Gardens covers 147 acres. It was originally created to be a pleasure garden of the Kings of Gampola and Kandy. There are more than 5,000 species of trees, plants and creepers. Whilst you are there, visit the Spice Garden and Orchid House 

Recommended Accommodation:
Mahaweli Reach 5*
Mahaweli ReachTooth Relic
Day 5

After breakfast transfer by scenic train to tea country and your driver will meet you for the onward journey to Nuwara Eliya (takes approximately 3 hours) 

Visit a working tea factory and take in the natural beauty of this beautiful part of Sri Lanka.

Recommended Accommodation:
St Andrews Hotel 4*
Day 6

An early start for the long drive down to Yala National Park (approximately 5-6 hours)

Yala National Park covers 126,786 hectares including the Strict Natural Reserve. Yala is famous for its big herds and large number of Elephants, Leopards, Spotted Deer, Sambhur, Crocodiles, Mongoose, Wild Boar, Wild Buffalo, and many other animals. More than 130 bird species are recorded which includes the resident and winter visitors.

Recommended Accommodation:
St Andrews Hotel 4*
Day 7

It is an early start this morning. You will be collected from your hotel and taken on a private Jeep Safari.

Recommended Accommodation:
Cinnamon Lodge 5*
Day 8

After breakfast proceed to Negombo

Rest of the day is at leisure.

Recommended Accommodation:
Jetwing Blue 4*
Day 9

After a final breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport where you will catch your flight to The Maldives. 

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Arrive at Male Airport in The Maldives. 

You will then be transferred (by speed boat water taxi or plane) to the island on which your hotel is located on. 

Allow yourself to completely relax and unwind. Embrace the island tropical paradise and lose yourself in ultimate decadence and comfort. 

We have a large selection of properties to choose from in the Maldives. Browse our full range of hotels in the Maldives.

Anantara Veli

This adults only resort, lets you discover an island paradise of chic simplicity in a tropical setting with soft white sand and azure waters at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort. Relax with your loved one, or friends, in the over water bungalows as a spectacular selection of sea life swims underneath. Dive into an array of water sports in the tranquil surrounds of our island resort’s crystal clear lagoon. Unwind or discover a path of wellness at the Sundari Ayurvedic Spa with a range of treatments to soothe body and mind.  

Constance Moofushi Resort

The all inclusive Constance Moofushi Resort is set on its own secluded island. It's the perfect combination of luxury and simplicity where everything is taken care of with the All-Inclusive Cristal Package - from premium drinks, exquisite cuisine to luxurious accommodation and innovative spa treatments. One of the best diving sites in the world is found around the South Ari Atoll and you can also sample Ymalia’s innovative bio marine created spa treatments at this resort too.

  

W Retreat and Spa

The W Retreat and Spa is a private island and luxury playground in a wonderland of white sand beaches, turquoise lagoons and breathtaking reefs. Go diving, enjoy one of the resorts six bars and restaurants, swim up to the pool bar or pamper yourself at the island's spa. Dream of that overwater villa, luxury facilities and a vast expanse of ocean on your doorstep - the ideal place for a romantic getaway or your special honeymoon.

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