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Sri Lanka's temples & the Maldives
15 days from £4,820pp
Explore Sri Lanka's heritage.
Search for wild Indian elephants.
Find out where your tea comes from.
Pamper yourself in a stunning resort.
Submerge in the underwater world of the Maldives.
- Nuwara Eliya
- Maldive Island
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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Day 1 International outbound flight
International outbound flight
Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Colombo.
Day 2 Sigiriya
Day 3 Sigiriya
Day 4 Sigiriya
Your driver will meet you at your hotel and take you for a visit to the Sigiriya Rock Fortress followed by an excursion to see the fascinating ancient city of Polonnaruwa. For three centuries this was the royal capital of both the Chola and Singhalese kingdoms. You will be able to climb Sigiriya Rock, which can be a bit tiring, but we are sure you will appreciate the spectacular views of the surrounding area! Later in the afternoon you will proceed to the Minneriya National Park for a safari searching for the wild Indian elephant.
Day 5 Kandy
You will drive south towards the hill country, stopping en route to see the atmospheric cave temples at Dambulla. After your arrival in Kandy you will attend an early evening performance of traditional Kandyan dance.
Day 6 Kandy
Day 7 Hatton
You will take the morning train through fantastic mountainous scenery to the hill station town of Nuwara Eliya, where you can stop for lunch (not included) at one of its very British-style colonial establishments. You will then continue to Hatton by car. En-route you will visit a tea factory in the area. After your arrival at your Tea Trails bungalow you have some time at leisure to enjoy the outstanding services and amazing location.
Day 8 Hatton
Today is a day to relax and to unwind. Let yourself be spoilt by the unrivalled service and excellent food and enjoy what is possibly the most beautiful part of Sri Lanka. Feel free to ask the manager to show you the tea estate that you are in. Your stay here may well be the highlight of your time in Sri Lanka.
Day 9 Colombo
The drive from the Tea Country today is a long one, but it is a scenic drive out of the hills and back to the coastal plains and Colombo. Here you will spend one last night in a nice property north of the city and not far from the airport.
Day 10 Maldive Island
Colombo , Male , Maldive Island
An early start as your driver will meet you for the last time and drive you to the airport. The flight to Male is a short one and after your arrival you will meet the resort representative who will bring you to the speedboat that takes you to the resort.
Day 11 Maldive Island
Today is free to relax. You might like to snorkel out to the house reef just off shore, which tends to get visited by turtles and manta rays.
Day 12 Maldive Island
To explore the clear Maldivian waters around the island, you might like to join a boat excursion. It's a wonderful place to dive - if it's your first time, fully qualifies instruction is available.
Day 13 Maldive Island
You might like to make the most of the spa facilities today or try a spot of yoga or meditation. It's possible to book a treatment in your on room or on a secluded section of the beach.
Day 14 Maldive Island
To make your last day special, you might like to book a private dinner on the beach, surrounded by torches. A private chef can be on hand to cook your dinner on a beachside barbecue.
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