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Combined trip Sri Lanka + Maldives, 10 nights

Who wouldn’t want to explore the wonderful Sri Lanka with its magnificient vegetation and unique beauty? Imagine yourself immersed into the beautiful blue waters of Maldives.


from £ 3,950


*The offer is valid for travels from 10/01/2023 until 28/02/2023 departures from major UK and Ireland airports. Seats subject to availability and until end of stock. The price of flights is subject to changes in the operation of the own company or variation of rates established by aviation. The order of the visits may vary by organizational reasons, always keeping the full content of the program *
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The trip includes:

 

avion International flights from United Kingdom and Ireland (maximum one stopover).

alojamiento 6 nights in Sri Lanka in the superior half board hotels.

traslados Transfer throughout the route of the tour, in private car with driver/guide of English-speaking (intermediate language).

 All the entrance tickets of the visits are included.

 Extras: Vehicles with free WiFi connection (if this is not possible, a SIM card with data will be provided). and two bottles of water per day.

avion Connection flight to Maldives in economy class with SriLankan Airlines

Our staff assistance at destination on arrival to Maldives and transfer Airport/Resort/Airport by domestic flight + speed boat.

alojamiento 4 nights in Maldives at Cora Cora Maldives 5*, Lagoon Villa room in All Inclusive regime.

tasas All Maldives taxes and service charge.

seguro Assistance and healthy insurance.

 

 

Because with this offer you can enjoy Sri Lanka in a Tour of 6 nights in half board regime with guide and driver included, as well as other 4 nights on the white sands of Maldives, in a beautiful resort such as Cora Cora Maldives Resort.

With the superior 6 nights tour of Sri Lanka you can see more strategic Sri Lankan points, combining cultural visits and excursions related to nature. In this tour you can travel from the North to the South of the island where although the distances are not great, the roads slow them.

These visits are included: Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa, Dambulla Temple, garden of spices of Matale (includes massage of neck and back), Kandy, Temple of the tooth of Buddha Dalada Maligawa, ceremony Pooja, Royal Botanical Garden, Nuwara Eliyatea factory, Ravana falls, Buduruwagala, Safari in Yala Park, Weligama, Galle and Colombo.

After Sri Lanka, you will be transferred to Maldives to the resort Cora Cora Maldives Resort 5*,  where you can rest and relax. You can enjoy aquatic activities, excursion in Dhoni (typical boat of Maldives) and enjoy an Ayurvedic massage as well.

Don’t miss this mixture of culture and rest! We have limited places!

 

£ 4,350 per person

£ 3,950 per person

Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Colombo - Dambulla (visits + massage)
Arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport and welcome by your private guide who will be waiting for you at the exit door after passing the immigration control and collecting the luggage. Presentation of the guide, accommodation in the vehicle and start of the tour, transferring us to Dambulla (140 km, about 3 hours). Depending on the arrival time and how tired you get on the flight, you can stop or not to refresh, eat and whatever you need. Arrival in Dambulla and check in at hotel. We will visit the Temple in the caves of Dambulla (10 km, approx. 15 min), built by King Walagambahu in the 1st century BC. Dambulla is heritage and the most impressive temple-cave of Sri Lanka. The complex of five caves of over 2000 m2 of murals and painted ceilings is the largest area of paintings of this type found in the world. At sunset, we will enjoy a full-body Ayurvedic massage (approx. 45 min), which will help us recover from the fatigue that we have accumulated while we load energy to get into the Buddhist culture.  
Day 2
Dambulla - Sigiriya - Polonnaruwa - Dambulla

AM: Visit to Sigiriya.

Breakfast at hotel and departure to Sigiriya. We will ascend to the impressive fortress of the rock of Sigiriya, one of the most important archaeological points in Asia, heritage. Built by King Kashyapa (477 – 495 ad) on a large monolith of Red stone, 180m above the jungle, it is a Citadel of extraordinary beauty that rises 200 metres above the jungle. The rock was the most hidden fortress of a city of 70 hectares. There is a moat, a wall and enormous gardens including the famous irrigation system that surrounds the base of the rock. We will visit the famous frescoes of the “divine ladies” of Sigiriya in a nook protected from the rock, which is accessed by a spiral staircase. Considered one of the eight wonders of the ancient world, there are sufficient remains to impress visitors with a sweeping view of the ingenuity and creativity of the builders.

PM: Visit to Polonnaruwa.

Tour through the city of Polonnaruwa. Medieval capital of Sri Lanka from the 11th century to the 13th A.d., the ancient city is considered to be the “Renaissance jewel” of Sinhala architecture. Currently protected by Unesco as a world heritage site for its archaeological and historical interest. There are large monuments scattered in the jungle on the shores of a vast swamp, such as the colossal figure sculpted in rock King Parakramabahu, the Royal Palace, the halls of hearings, the formidable Temple of images of Thuparama, etc. Visit the fabulous statues of the Gal Vihara which are three great Buddhas carved into a limestone wall. Finally we will see the new Museum where remains from all places in the area are kept. Return to the hotel in Habarana. Dinner and overnight at the hotel
Day 3
Dambulla - Kandy
Breakfast in the hotel. Departure for Kandy (70 km, approx. 2 hours), visiting en route the garden of spices from Matale*, where you can enjoy a small massage in your neck (10 min.) with the ancient Ayurvedic techniques and buy spices and seasonings.*** These visit is optional and free. In the afternoon we will ride a tuk tuk through the city of Kandy. Kandy was the last capital of the Kings of Sri Lanka and is heritage. The name “Kandy” conjures up visions of splendor and magnificence. Many of the legends, traditions and folklore are still alive in this city. We will pass around Kandy Lake built by the last Sinhalese King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe in 1798. You can also visit the Bazaar, a crafts Center, a Museum of precious stones, etc.  * * These visits are optional and free. At sunset we will visit the Dalada Maligawa, Temple of the holy tooth of Buddha. About 19.00 h we will attend the ceremony Pooja, religious tradition which is performed daily by the Maligawa. Finally, we will visit Raja Wasala, complex of the Royal Palace, whose wooden pillars hall dates from the year 1784. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Kandy.
Day 4
Kandy - Peradeniya - Nuwara Eliya (transfer by train)
Breakfast in the hotel. We will visit the Peradeniya Royal Botanical Garden. This Botanical Garden was originally built as a garden of enjoyment by a Sinhalese King and was extended  by the British. Its extension is almost a 60-hectare, offering an incredible variety of trees, plants and flowers, around 4000 species. In the middle of the garden, we find one of the largest collections of orchids in the world. Transfer by car to the train station to catch the train towards Nuwara Eliya. The guide will accompany you to the platform to continue the route by road with your luggage and wait for you again at the platform of the Nanu Oya train station to visit the Nuwara Eliya tea plantations. Nuwara Eliya, due to its healthy climate of mountain and landscape, is the most famous place in Sri Lanka for a mountain holiday. Nuwara Eliya is also the heart of Sri Lanka tea production; a green mantle completely covers these mountains. You can taste a cup of tea from the very heart of Sri Lanka. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Nuwara Eliya.  
Day 5
Nuwara Eliya - Buduruwagala - Yala Park
Breakfast in the hotel. Departure to Buduruwagala (95 km, 2 hours 30 min approx). En route we will contemplate the Ravana falls (8 meters). The falls take their name from a former King who, according to legend, ruled Sri Lanka. On our route to the south we will visit Buduruwagala where you can see a group of 7 colossal Buddhist figures facing the cliff; standing in the middle of the thick jungle, carved into the rock between the 8th and 10th B.c.. Its central figure is 16 meters. Continuation of the route to Yala (80 km, 1 h 30 min approx). Registration at the Yala hotel. At about 15.00 depart on jeep to enjoy a safari in the National Park of Yala (Ruhuna). Yala is the best preserved natural park of Sri Lanka. There you can see all the flora and fauna of the place, the only place where you can see leopards. There are several families of leopards, large numbers of elephants, wild boar, crocodiles, hippos and a great variety of birds. The peculiarity of its coastal geography makes this park a special place, combining all the uniqueness of the jungle with kilometers and kilometers of uninhabited coastline. The safari will last throughout the afternoon, enabling us to see plenty of animals and wonderful landscapes. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Yala.
Day 6
Yala - Galle - Colombo
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Galle on the coast road (170 km, 3 hours and a half). Along the way, we will visit Weligama to observe the arts of these famous fishermen. The days of very hot during the intense hours of sun usually retire of the sticks until the evening falls and it refreshes. Arrival in Galle where we will visit the Portuguese Fort of Galle a city located in the southwest of Sri Lanka 119km from Colombo. It is believed that the present city of Galle was the port of the ancient Tharsis to which the Hebrew king Solomon sent for ivory and the peacocks indicated in the Bible. The city of Galle was known as Gimhathiththa (then Ibn Battuta in the fourteenth century referred to it as Qali) before the arrival of the Portuguese in the sixteenth century when it was the main port of the island of Ceylon. Galle had its apogee in the eighteenth century before the arrival of the British who boosted the development of Colombo. We eill continue the route to Colombo by motorway (120 km, 1 hour and a half approx). Depending on the time of arrival in Colombo, we will tour the city of Colombo, where we will see the Independence square, the Fort, the Bazaar, the Hindu Temple, the Cinnamon Gardens and the Old Parliament. Colombo like many capital cities in developing countries is changing rapidly although in some places the old-world charm still remains. Check in at hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Colombo.  
Day 7
Colombo - Maldives
Breakfast at the hotel (or on the way to the airport) and transfer to Colombo airport where we will take the flight to Maldives (flight duration: 1 hour). Arrival at Male International Airport. You will be received by one of our representatives who will welcome you and accompany you to take the transfer that will take you to the resort. Check-in at the resort.
Day 8
Maldives - all inclusive 2
Maldives are a paradise and there is nothing better than discovering them in Kayak, moving among the reefs and the crystalline waters of the Indian Ocean. All inclusive at the resort and accommodation
Day 9
Maldives - all inclusive 3
Diving in Maldives means going into a world of unknown species where you can now see personally what you have already seen on major thematic reports. Its warm waters and ocean floors make them have the best conditions for diving, in crystal water and clear coral reefs. Accommodation and all-inclusive at the resort.
Day 10
Maldives - all inclusive 4
No doubt Maldives is the perfect place to relax so nothing better than having a good massage and feel as if you were reborn. One of the most famous massages in the Maldives is Ayurvedic massage. Ayurveda which means "Science of life" is a techinque of Hindu origins that has been carried out for long and now is used to prevent diseases and restore the physical and mental balance of the organism. Ask your agent for more information on optional activities. Accommodation and all-inclusive at the resort.
Day 11
Maldives-output (Malé International Airport)
Bed and breakfast in the resort. Transfer to the airport and flight departure from Malé.

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