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Sri Lanka and The Maldives

Maldives, Sri Lanka

14 Day Itinerary

Best Time
December to April
Guide Price

£9,000pp

$10,800pp

Combine a trip to Sri Lanka and the Maldives for the perfect blend of culture and relaxation. Experience culinary delights, vast tea plantations and spectacular temples in Sri Lanka followed by the vibrant marine life and diverse atolls of the Maldives.

Highlights

  • Take the train through the rolling green hills of Sri Lanka’s tea country
  • Enjoy cultural experiences whilst in Kandy, Hatton and Galle
  • Cook up a storm with culinary classes to learn more about Sri Lanka’s local delicacies
  • Spot beautiful marine life whilst on your journey to One & Only Reethi Rah by boat
  • Unwind in one of the most award-winning spas in the Maldives

Day 1 - 3: Kandy, Sri Lanka

Day 3 - 6: Hatton, Sri Lanka

Day 6 - 9: Galle, Sri Lanka

Day 9 - 14: Baa Atoll, Maldives

Day 1 - 3: Kandy, Sri Lanka

  • Enjoy views over lush paddy fields from the infinity pool, landscaped into the hillside
  • Visiting the Temple of the Tooth, one of Sri Lanka’s most significant Buddhist relics

Situated in central Sri Lanka and set on a plateau, Kandy is encompassed by mountains and home to rainforest, tea plantations and the idyllic Kandy Lake.

Begin your adventure in Sri Lanka, where you’ll spend two nights at Kandy House, a boutique hotel set on the hillside of historical Kandy. As tempting as lounging in the tropical gardens by the pool sounds, a whole world awaits you behind the gates. Home to a fusion of craft, culture, nature and art, your local expert guide will bring the history of Kandy to life. Visit sites such as the Temple of the Tooth and the paintings and statues of Dambulla Caves and Temple, as well as hearing stories at the British Garrison Cemetery.

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Kandy - Sri Lanka

Day 3 - 6: Hatton, Sri Lanka

  • Pick your own tea leaves before learning how to make it
  • Paddle along Castlereagh Lake in a kayak with spectacular views of the surrounding tea-covered mountains

The lush-green hillside town of Hatton is set in Nuwara Eliya and famous for its tea plantations and plentiful in forest, banana plantations and waterfalls.

Travel south by train to the Tea Country where you’ll spend three nights in a boutique bungalow at Ceylon Tea Trails, nestled along the spectacular Castlereagh Lake. For a quintessential tea experience, enjoy a guided tour of Dilhmah’s tea factory before settling down for a picnic lunch in the hills of Dunkeld Bungalow. Perfect for adventurers alike, climb the heights of Adam’s Peak forest reserve, mountain bike through the beautiful valleys, or go hiking through tea garden, jungle and waterfalls.

Day 6 - 9: Galle, Sri Lanka

  • Uncover the charming coastal and colonial town of Galle by foot
  • Pedal through picturesque paddy fields

Stone sea walls surround the coastal city of Galle and its streets are lined with historical buildings and colonial architecture.

Continue to the southern coast of Sri Lanka, where you’ll spend three nights at the charming boutique Kahanda Kanda, located between swaying palm trees and tea plantations. For those seeking adventure, we can arrange for you to go whale watching off the coast and elephant spotting in Uda Walawe National Park. For a final taste of Sri Lankan culture, hop in a tuk-tuk to tour the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Galle Fort, or upgrade to boat trip on Koggala Lake to visit Kahathuduwa Temple and the Spice Garden.

Soneva Fushi

Day 9 - 14: Baa Atoll, Maldives

  • Indulge in a delicious dinner and show at Tapasake restaurant
  • Pick between the island’s 12 immaculate beaches

This tropical country is home more than 1,000 coral isles and is famous for its blue lagoons, sprawling reefs and white sandy beaches.

Swap tea plantations for beaches and fly to the paradisiacal islands of the Maldives for five nights at the Soneva Fushi. Here you’ll enjoy a larger island experience with hands-on island experiences in abundance, perfect for those not wanting to simply lie on the beach. During the days, there are an array of water sports available or take a boat to Hanifaru bay to snorkel with Manta Rays. Enjoy a sunset Dolphin cruise or just simply relax in one of the wellness facilities on site.

What is typically included

  • 10 nights Bed & Breakfast in Kandy, Galle and the Maldives
  • 3 nights fully inclusive at Ceylon Tea Trails
  • 8 days of private driver and guiding throughout Sri Lanka
  • Tea factory visit, tuk-tuk tour of Galle Fort
  • Train journey in Sri Lanka
  • Non-motorised water sports in the Maldives
  • All transfers

Sri Lanka and The Maldives

14

Day Itinerary

Best Time
December to April
Guide Price

£9,000pp

$10,800pp

$10,800pp

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