Sri Lanka and Maldives
Sri Lanka and MaldivesBetween Nature, Culture and crystal clear waters
Sri Lanka Tour of 8 nights / 9 days in Standard Hotels
Maldives 5 nights / 6 days in Resort
Sri Lanka accommodation and breakfast / Maldives full board
All visits and safaris on the tour are included in Sri Lanka
Valid only in the months of September and October
15 day combo tour
We will start from the incredible Pearl of the Indian Ocean with its most emblematic places and finish immersed in wonderful crystal clear waters
day 1. Aeroporto di Bandaranaike - Roccia di Sigiriya - Sigiriya
(Approximate transfer duration : 2 hours and a half)
Welcoming at the airport by our representative and transfer to the accommodation in Sigiriya.
Location strategically located to carry out the visits and activities of the next few days.
We will claim to Sigiriya fortress
This huge magma rock hides the ruins of noble buildings and a breathtaking view on the top
We will pass through the Lions Gate and admire the state of conservation of the frescoes on the walls of the cave
day 2. Habarana – Polonnaruwa - Minneriya - Habarana
Habarana - Polonnaruwa: Approximate transfer duration 1 hour)
Among the ruins of Polonnaruwa (10th – 13th century AD) We will find gigantic sculptures of Buddha and Kings up to 15 meters high, old ponds and remains of what was once the royal palace.
All this enlivened by friendly macaques playing in the jungle that has always surrounded the old temples of Sri Lanka.
Founded in the 10th century AD, Polonnaruwa was the second capital of Sri Lanka and remained active until the beginning of the 13th century.
In the afternoon mounted on a four wheel drive, we will participate to this amusing Safari,
famous for the large herds of elephants that inhabit it.
Sometimes you can admire up to 300 elephant specimens
day 3. Habarana - Anuradhapura - Mihintale - Habarana
(Habarana - Anuradhapura: Approximate transfer duration 1 hour)
We will visit the enchanting ancient city with its Stupas and Temples (4th century BC – 10th century AD).
World sacred Buddhist pilgrimage site.
The city, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has been the center of Theravada Buddhism for many centuries and is part of the so-called “cultural triangle”.
We will see, above all, how the Sinhalese visit and venerate this sacred enclosure, their offerings to the oldest tree in the world (the Bo tree) and many other things!
Then we will visit Mihintale, the cradle of Buddhism in Sri Lanka. According to ancient chronicles, Buddhism entered Sri Lanka through Mihintale in 237 BC. At the top of this mountain we will find a stupa with incredible views.
day 4. Habarana – Tempio d’oro di Dambulla – Tempio del Dente - Kandy visita alla città
(Approximate transfer duration : 3 hours and 20 min)
In the morning we will visit the Golden Temple of Dambulla
This complex of caves converted into a temple where inside we will encounter a rich decoration of statues and frescoes on the life of Buddha, of ancient Sinhalese kings and of Hindu Sinhalese deities still revered today with flowers, incense and oil lamps …
In the Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple we will find the relic of the Buddha’s tooth.
For this reason we will always meet Buddhist pilgrims with flowers and offerings.
Since ancient times, this relic has played a very important role in the life of Sri Lanka, as it was believed that whoever possessed it wielded power.
We will walk around the lake surrounding the Temple of the Tooth and visit the typical market and traditional shops of the city
day 5. Kandy – Nuwara Eliya – Treno da Nanu Oya a Ella - Ella
(Transfer to Nanu Oya station about 20 min; Journey duration by train about 3 hours)
On the way to Nuwara Eliya we will stop to admire the Ramboda waterfalls and learn about the production of tea by visiting a factory.
We will then contemplate the British colonial style buildings of Nuwara Eliya and stroll around Lake Gregory
Once we reach Nanu Oya station, just a few minutes from Nuwara Eliya (8 km), we will board the train carriage to Ella.
The train is subject to availability
day 6. Ella – Yala : Safari – Yala
(Ella - Yala: transfer about 2 hours and a half)
Yala National Park has the highest concentration of leopards in the world, as they have no predators.
In addition, you will be able to observe many elephants, crocodiles, buffaloes, black bears and many other animals.
day 7. Yala – Galle – Unawatuna
(Yala - Unawatuna : about 3 hours and a half)
Galle is the third most important city after Colombo and Kandy.
It was a Portuguese city in the 16th century and a Dutch city in the 18th century, the British also lived in the 19th and 20th centuries.
All these colonisers left an imprint, which is why it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Transfer to the hotel in Unawatuna.
We will take advantage of the free time in this coastal town, where you can enjoy the beach and finally rest.
day 8. Unawatuna - Colombo - Negambo
(Unawatuna - Negombo : transfer about 2 hours)
We will take advantage of the morning for a bit of beach.
After lunch we will head to Colombo.
On the way to Negambo, we will pass through Colombo, for a retrospective visit of the capital, Independence Square, a walk in Galle Face and the colonial area of the Fort of Colombo.
day 9. Negambo - Aeroporto internazionale di Bandaranaike - Malé - Resort
(Negambo - Airport: transfer of 20 minutes)
Seaside resort just 20 minutes from the airport
Once we land in Malé we will be received by the Resort representative who will accompany us to the stopover to board the seaplane with destiny to the heavenly Resort
day 10 > 13. Maldives Resort
Relaxing days on the crystalline Maldives beaches
day 14. Resort - Malé International Airport
(Resort - Malè : about 30/40 minutes seaplane)
We will reach Malè airport where we will embark on the return flight
In Sri Lanka
- Bed and Breakfast in the selected Hotels
- Private transport with guide/driver english speaking
- Welcoming at the Airport on arrival and escorting service in all Tour till departure
- All the tickets to entry monuments, temples and safari of the itinerary
- Customer support 24/7 for all the Tour duration
- Full board in the selected Resort
- Seaplane A / R Male Airport
In Sri Lanka
- Soft drinks and water, lunches and dinners
- Visits or activities not covered in the Tour
- The International flight
- Travel insurance and PCR
- Visa entry fees for Sri Lanka ETA
to obtain it follow the link and the steps described in our article in Travel Guide > Visa and Passport
- Alcoholic drinks and cocktails
- Nautical / underwater activities
- The international flight
- Travel insurance
- Payment is 10% or 20% depending on the season (low or high), by bank transfer.
- The remaining 90% or 80% is always paid in cash or by credit card upon arrival in Sri Lanka or by bank transfer.
Up to 30 days before the start of the trip, 100% of the deposit is refunded if a trip cancellation occurs,
withholding the amount of $100 per person for agency fees.
Between 29 days and 15 days before the start of the trip there is a penalty of 50% of the deposit amount.
In case of cancellations in the 14 days preceding the trip, no deposit will be refunded.
Note on cancellations:
- All cancellations have an additional administrative cost of 100 USD per person.
- In case of cancellation due to COVID-19, cancellations will not suffer any penalty.