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Discover the vast and varied wonders of Sri Lanka and the immaculate beaches of the Maldives on this 15-night itinerary combining an enthralling cultural adventure with a luxurious tropical retreat. Discover Sri Lanka's vibrant cities, from the capital of Colombo to the lakefront city of Kandy, as well as its spectacular natural wonders and wildlife, before finishing off with a luxury stay in the Baa Atoll in the Maldives. 

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Itinerary includes:
  • Return flights from the UK
  • All tours and activities where mentioned
  • 1 night stay at the 4.5-star Residence by Uga Escapes
  • 2 nights stay at the 5-star Goatfell
  • 2 nights stay at the 5-star The Kandy House
  • 3 nights stay at the 5-star Water Garden Sigiriya
  • 1 night stay at the 5-star The Wallawwa Hotel
  • 6 nights stay at the 5-star Soneva Fushi
Day 1-2
Fly from UK to Colombo

Your adventure across two of the Indian Ocean's most spectacular destinations begins in Sri Lanka's bustling capital city of Colombo. Upon arrival, you'll be warmly welcomed by your driver and transferred to the first stop on your itinerary. 

Day 2-3
1 night stay at Residence by Uga Escapes

Tucked away on Colombo's leafy Park Street, Residence by Uga Escapes is an elegant luxury hotel set within a colonial building situated moments away from some of the city's most notable attractions. Rejuvenate after your long flight with a refreshing dip in the outdoor swimming pool before enjoying an evening of fine dining at the hotel's Rare restaurant. 

Day 2
Colombo Street Food Walking Tour

Add a walking tour of Colombo's food markets to your itinerary and spend a day learning about the city's eclectic culinary scene, with a selection of food booths serving a variety of cuisines such as Sinhala, Muslim, Tamil, and Malay. Next, you'll discover some of the city's marvellous historical attractions, visiting incredible monuments such as Fort Station, the Red Mosque, and the Khan clock tower.

Day 3
Road transfer from Colombo to Nuwara Eliya

Following an enthralling introduction to Sri Lanka in Colombo, you'll travel to the country's spectacular tea region, travelling along scenic rural roads fringed by verdant landscapes. 

Day 3-5
2 nights stay at Goatfell

Nestled between lush tea bushes atop a secluded hill, Goatfell is an enchanting retreat promising guests a warm and luxurious stay in the heart of Sri Lanka's renowned tea country. Throughout your stay, enjoy soaking up the beautiful natural surroundings from the private garden and pool, discovering regional cuisine at the restaurant and relaxing around evening bonfires. 

Day 4
Trek Through Horton Plains National Park & Dining at The Grand Hotel

Discover the incredible wildlife that inhabits the lush terrains of Sri Lanka's hill country on a guided trek through the Hortons Plain National Park, a vibrant ecosystem of montane grassland and cloud forest that home a variety of unique species, including several species of primate such as minuscule slender lorises and toque macaques, sambar deer, leopards, and nearly 90 bird species. 

Following a riveting adventure through the park, you'll indulge in the exotic flavours and fragrances of authentic Sri Lankan cuisine with an exclusive lunch experience at The Grand Hotel in Nuwara Eliya.

Day 5
Road transfer from Nuwara Eliya to Kandy

As you check out of the hotel and meet your driver for a transfer to the lakeside city of Kandy, bid farewell to Nuwara Eliya and prepare to visit another of Sri Lanka's beautiful inland regions.

Day 5-7
2 nights stay at The Kandy House

Set amidst swaying palm trees on the outskirts of Kandy, The Kandy House is an opulent boutique hotel occupying an 18th-century house. Offering undisturbed tranquillity and exclusivity, each suite at the hotel boasts charming interiors and benefits from seamless access to the garden, pool, and on-site dining venues.

Day 5-6
Tour of Kandy, The Temple of the Sacred Tooth & Hiking the Knuckles Mountain Range

Spend your first evening in Kandy walking through bustling bazaars lined with luxury stores, arts & crafts centres, and tea farms offering Ceylon tea, all set against a beautiful backdrop of mist-shrouded hills.

Include a visit to The Temple of the Sacred Tooth, one of the most revered religious sites in Sri Lanka, and marvel at the temple's extraordinary interior, with expansive rooms adorned in exquisite carvings and gold-embossed designs. 

If time allows it, you can also include an excursion to the majestic Knuckles Mountain Range to your itinerary and explore the rugged landscapes of the UNESCO World Heritage Site on a guided tour showcasing the range's breathtaking peaks, secluded waterfalls and rolling hills. 

Day 7
Road transfer from Kandy to Sigiriya

Enjoy one final breakfast in Kandy before meeting your driver for a transfer to Sigiriya, located in the northern Matale District.

Day 7-10
3 nights stay at Water Garden Sigiriya

Overlooking Sigiriya Rock, Water Garden Sigiriya is a contemporary-style luxury resort residing within Sri Lanka's highly sought-after Cultural Triangle. With a host of excellent amenities such as an expansive pool, communal veranda, and restaurant, the resort provides everything you may need throughout your stay.

Day 8-9
Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Sunset at River Bunt & Minneriya National Park Safari

Visit the region's crown jewel on an excursion to the sublime Sigiriya Rock Fortress, an ancient structure dating back thousands of years. You'll ascend the UNESCO World Heritage Site's winding stairway up to the peak, where you'll be rewarded with spectacular views of the surrounding scenery.

Later that evening, you'll settle around River Bunt for a delightful BBQ beside the river in the company of spellbinding views and the natural symphonies of the riverbank. 

On your final day in Sigiriya, you'll go on an exhilarating safari through Minneriya National Park, a vast expanse teeming with animals such as Asian elephants, leopards, wild pigs, and purple-faced monkeys.

Day 10
Road transfer from Sigiriya to Colombo

Once you've checked out of the hotel, you'll be greeted by your driver and transferred to Colombo, the final stop of your itinerary. 

Day 10-11
1 night stay at The Wallawwa Hotel

Ideally located a short distance from Colombo International Airport, The Wallawwa Hotel is a charming luxury hotel set amidst a gorgeous tropical garden. The hotel, which features an authentic Sri Lankan restaurant, a pool, and a private garden, is the ideal place to relax before continuing on to the next leg of your adventure. 

Day 11
Fly from Colombo to Male

Meet your driver for a transfer to the local airport before departing to Male in the Maldives. Upon arrival, you'll be collected from the main island and transferred to your accommodation via seaplane.

Day 11-17
6 nights stay at Soneva Fushi

Situated within the Maldives' pristine Baa Atoll, Soneva Fushi is an extraordinary luxury resort residing amidst lush tropical forestry mere moments away from a dazzling white-sand beachfront. Crafted in harmony with the surrounding environment, your suite at the resort benefits from breathtaking views of the ocean, as well as seamless access to the on-site spa, restaurant and outdoor cinema. 

Day 12-15
Snorkelling, Outdoor Cinema & Island Hopping

A visit to the Maldives wouldn't be complete without a snorkelling excursion through the crystal clear waters that characterise the region. Explore the marine life-rich seas at your leisure, encountering bright coral reefs and a diverse range of aquatic creatures along the way. 

Spend an evening under the stars at Cinema Paradiso, the resort's resident outdoor cinema, where you'll enjoy viewing a film on a comfortable hammock or sprawling veranda. 

Add a private sandbank dinner to your itinerary and soak up the breathtaking Maldivian sunset while dining on delectable cuisine. On a speedboat ride across the turquoise waters, discover the beautiful islands that surround the resort, a truly unforgettable experience.

Day 17-18
Fly from Male to UK

Following an incredible stay on the Baa Atoll, you'll return to Male by seaplane and depart back to the UK.


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Itinerary includes:
  • Return flights from the UK
  • All tours and activities where mentioned
  • 1 night stay at the 4.5-star Residence by Uga Escapes
  • 2 nights stay at the 5-star Goatfell
  • 2 nights stay at the 5-star The Kandy House
  • 3 nights stay at the 5-star Water Garden Sigiriya
  • 1 night stay at the 5-star The Wallawwa Hotel
  • 6 nights stay at the 5-star Soneva Fushi
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