13 Day Sri Lanka & The Maldives

$1,599
Per Person

Typically $2,999
Get the best of two amazing destinations; a guided tour of cultural Sri Lanka, followed by 4 nights in pure heaven in a Maldives Resort. This great deal has limited availability so book your spot before 31 March 2021 and don’t miss out.

the tour

Holiday to Sri Lanka and the Maldives on our 13 day tour. Sri Lanka was recently voted Lonely Planet’s #1 destination for it’s endless beaches, rich history, exotic wildlife and so on. The Maldives has long been a bucket list destination with amazing sunrises and sunsets, the bluest water you’ve ever seen and a list of must do activities a mile long!  This package includes a guided tour, accommodation, most meals and is the perfect trip to see the best of both of these amazing destinations.

Our tour starts in the coastal city of Negombo before heading to the cultural area in the centre of the country. Home of Sigiriya or ‘Lions Rock’, climb the hundreds of steps to see the ancient palace ruins at the top.  The cultural area is also home to Minneriya National Park, where the largest heard of elephants gather in the world. Enjoy an optional elephant safari through the National Park to see these majestic creatures. Next, travel through lush green hills and tea plantations to the English town of Nuwara Eliya. At a few degrees lower than the coast, you will enjoy a relaxing stay in refreshing countryside. Finally, our Sri Lanka section of the tour heads back to the west coast where you will spend a couple of nights on some of the countries finest beaches.

MALDIVES

Transit to Malé (International flight not included) where your 4 night island escape awaits! Once you arrive at your amazing 3 or 5 star island resort you can choose to do a little or a lot – massages, yoga, fishing, kayaking, diving or perhaps a hammock by the ocean or pool with a delicious cocktail in hand.  Take advantage of some amazing inclusions, such as delicious meals by award winning chefs!

INCLUSIONS

Our 13 day holiday to Sri Lanka and the Maldives comes with 12 nights accommodation, daily breakfast and airport transfers. In the Maldives all meals are provided. We provide a professional English speaking driver guide throughout the Sri Lankan land tour, as well as modern comfortable transport. Sightseeing is included as mentioned in the itinerary and we operate small groups with a maximum of 10 people! Free date changes are included as you can choose your travel date later. Please contact us for any more information! Must book by 31 March 2021!

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Itinerary

DAY 1: Arrive Colombo, Sri Lanka

On arrival at Colombo International airport, you will be welcomed by a representative and transferred to your hotel in Negombo, a 30 minute drive away.

MEALS: None

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Negombo

DAY 2: Negombo Free Day

Enjoy a day at leisure to relax after the flight and explore the beach town of Negombo. Alternatively, take our optional sightseeing tour around Colombo.

City Tour Itinerary: You will proceed to do a Colombo city tour in this throbbing city, a heady mix of cultures thrives. Here, contrasting landmarks – ancient sites, colonial masterpieces and ultra – modern skyscrapers sit side by side. Quaint old shops and wayside stalls lie under the shadows of glittering stores and sprawling shopping malls. Similarly, lifestyles and traditions old and new continue, making Colombo a unique and exciting city. Its history dates far back: the port of Colombo was influential as early as the 5th century when ships from Rome, Arabia, and China traded with Sinhalese kings for food supplies, spices and jewels.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Negombo

OPTIONAL: City Tour $20

DAY 3: Negombo ~ Pinnawela ~ Habarana ~ Cultural Hotel

After breakfast you will proceed to the Cultural Area, on your way you will have the option to visit the famous Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, while in the Orphanage you will have the chance to feed milk to the baby Elephants (09.30-11.00am) followed by river bathing (optional). The orphanage is a remarkable project that began in 1972 which was created to protect abandoned or orphaned wild elephants who would not otherwise have survived in the wild. From the banks of the river you can watch these gleeful herds of elephants splashing around freely on the river. AFter we continue to the cultural area where we check into our hotel and enjoy the afternoon at leisure.

Alternatively you can take an optional village tour to discover Hiriwaduna Village where an Authentic Sri Lankan Lunch will be provided. Take a ride in a bullock cart swaying from side to side on an unpaved trail, enjoy a nature walk through a scrub jungle, and wade through a local stream with low hanging branches and cross a lake in an ‘oruwa’, the traditional mode of over water transport. Spend time with a farmer harvesting crops under his guidance and taste authentic village cuisine prepared by the farmer’s family with freshly picked produce and local herbs cooked in clay pots over an open hearth fuelled by firewood you are welcome to participate in the cooking process.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Cultural Area

OPTIONAL: Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage Entrance $20 / Hiriwaduna Village Tour $18

DAY 4: Cultural Hotel ~ Sigiriya ~ Minneriya

After an early breakfast in the morning you will climb the “Sigiriya”, the Lion Rock a UNESCO world heritage site, the unique icon of Sri Lanka. A testimony to the inventiveness of the ancient civilizations of the land, the once impenetrable stronghold of King Kassapa, ‘Sihagiri’ or Lion’s Rock as it was called then, is considered to be the 8th wonder of the world today. The feats of artistry, architecture and engineering at Sigiriya continue to impress visitors with their utter magnificence, even thousands of years on. Intricately landscaped pleasure gardens sprawl out below the rock, giant lion paws hewn in stone mark the entrance to the fortress at its foot and a highly polished mirror wall still carries the scrawled writings of ancient poets. A somewhat treacherous climb up the rock is well worth it to see the impressive ruins of a once glorious city at the summit – 370m high. And the 360-degree view from the top is equally astounding. (optional). You will then have a chance to have lunch.

In the evening take the option of an exclusive Jeep Safari through the Minneriya National Park which is highly famous for its elephants and wildlife. Minneriya National Park is home to one of the most spectacular natural events in the world – the Elephant Gathering, sometimes you will see up to 300 majestic Asian elephants. Visitors can also look forward to sighting of other mammals such as Sambar, and Sri Lanka’s two endemic species of monkey, the Purple-faced leaf monkey and Toque Macaque. Although rare, there have been sightings of the Sri Lankan Leopard and Sloth Bear as well as the Gray Slender Loris. The Minneriya National Park is also an ideal location for bird watchers as it attracts many endemic and migrant species. Large flocks of birds are a common sight, especially water birds such as Cormorants, Pelicans, Painted Stork and Lesser Adjutant Stork. (optional)

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Cultural Area

OPTIONAL: Minneriya Safari $60 / Sigiriya Climb $49

DAY 5: Cultural Hotel ~ Dambulla ~ Matale ~ Kandy

After breakfast you will proceed to Mahiyanaganaya via Kandy visiting the famous Dambulla Rock Temple (optional). Standing approximately 100m high, the approach to the entrance of the caves entails climbing up the face of the rock, although stone steps have now been cut to make the climb easier. Whilst climbing to the entrance of caves, take time to stop and enjoy the view of the surrounding area, which is truly breathtaking.

On the way to Kandy we visit a spice Garden in Matale, as well as also enjoy a complimentary Head massage. There are shops where you can purchase different spices of Sri Lanka.

After lunch we visit the Silk factory & Gem Museum in Kandy. Kandy is famous for precious gems where you can purchase the world-famous Ceylon Blue Sapphire worn by the British Royal family. Just north of the lake, the golden-roofed Temple of the Sacred Tooth Houses Sri Lanka’s most important Buddhist relic – a tooth of the Buddha. During puja (offerings or prayers), the heavily guarded room housing the tooth is open to devotees and tourists. However, you don’t actually see the tooth. It’s kept in a gold casket shaped like a dagoba (stupa), which contains a series of six dagoba caskets of diminishing size. The entire temple complex covers a large area, and as well as the main shrine there are numerous other temples and museums within the complex. (optional)

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Kandy

OPTIONAL: Dambulla Cave Temple $15 / Tooth Relic $15

DAY 6: Kandy ~ Nuwara Eliya

Breakfast at hotel and then proceed to Nuwara Eliya, driving through scenic lush valleys tea plantations. You have the option to take a train ride from Baudulla to Nanu Oya and meet up with your guide at the other end. We stop for lunch with a view en route to Nuwara Eliya and then visit a local Tea Factory Plantation to witness the process how the world-famous Ceylon Tea is made.

Hidden away high in the central mountains at an altitude of over 6000 feet, Nuwara Eliya is the resort capital of the hills – and a world away from the hot tropical beach atmosphere of the coast, not just in climate but in its character too. The British planters who flocked to the region to grow tea in the mid-19th century developed Nuwara Eliya as their summer retreat. Created as an exact replica of an English town it is often called ‘Little England’; and with its primarily colonial architecture, the stately Victoria Park, golf course, racing track, boating lake and grand period style hotels – and the cold, frequent showers of rain adding to the illusion, you could well be in an old English country town. This is the heart of the tea country, and is also a good base for excursions to discover other attractions of the hills.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Nuwara Eliya

OPTIONAL: Train ride from Baudulla to Nanu Oya $18

DAY 7: Nuwara Eliya ~ Bentota

After breakfast at the hotel you will drive to the west coast for your last couple of nights in Sri Lanka. On arrival, you will check into the hotel and spend the day at your leisure.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Bentota

DAY 8: Bentota ~ Free Day

Enjoy a full day at leisure to relax and soak up the sun at this stunning destination. There is an optional tour for the Balapitiya River Cruise where you are able to see beautiful small uninhabited islands and also visit Kosgoda turtle hatchery.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Bentota

OPTIONAL: Balapitiya River Cruise & Turtle Hatchery $30

DAY 9: Bentota ~ Colombo ~ Malé ~ Maldives Resort (International flight not included)

After breakfast at the hotel, you will transfer back to the Colombo airport for your onward flight to Malé, Maldives (please note International flight not included). Once you arrive in Malé please make your way to the resort transfer desk to catch a speedboat (3 star package) or domestic flight and speedboat (4 star package) to your Maldivian Resort – (transfer included). Upon check in, the remainder of the day is there to relax and enjoy the paradise you have entered for the next 4 nights.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 5 Star Resort, Maldives

DAY 10: Maldives Free Day

Wake up to your first morning in the picturesque Maldives! You may like to use today to explore the beautiful resort and plan any activites!

3 Star Package ~ Fun Island

Our Maldivian resort, Fun Island, offers a wonderful blend of fun and sun. The island’s beautiful lagoon represents the natural beauty and simplicity of a Maldivian tropical paradise. And when the sun goes down, you can dance the night away at the disco or simply gaze at the stars with your drink of choice in hand. We offer a choice of Beach Front Rooms and Deluxe Beach Bungalows. Both have direct access to the beach and feature everything you need for a relaxing stay. At Fun Island Resort & Spa, you can indulge in a wide range of fabulous cuisine. Sample dishes from the Maldives and beyond in Farivalhu Restaurant and enjoy late night drinks in our beachfront bar as you watch the sun go down.

4/5 Star Package ~ Sun Island

Our spectacular 5 Star Maldivian Resort partner, Sun Island, a flowering jewel among Maldives hotels – every moment is free to shape into your personal version of paradise. Cruise along our stunning sapphire lagoons by jet-ski, canoe or catamaran. Explore the spectacular local scenery and unique culture with excursions to neighbouring islands. Or, simply let the ocean breeze caress you to sleep as you sway gently in your hammock. From invigorating activities to precious tranquillity, our Maldivian resort will captivate the heart with extraordinary experiences and unforgettable memories. All rooms have mainstream amenities and accessories and are conveniently equipped for the modern tourist. Wake up to the sounds of birds and simply take a few steps before plunging into the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. Sun Island Resort & Spa offers one buffet and four à la carte restaurants offering everything from delicious Italian dishes to authentic local cuisine.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 5 Star Resort, Maldives

DAY 11: Maldives Free Day

Paradise Awaits! Massages, Spa Treatments, Yoga! or for the more energetic travellers why not head out on a private island excursion where you can swim, snorkel and relax on your own private isle! Don’t forget the champagne! or take a leisurely stroll or bike ride around the island – perhaps a few sunset cocktails at Fun Island’s Beach Bar or a latte oceanside in Sun Island’s Vani Coffee Shop (with free wifi so you can pop your pics on instagram!)

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 5 Star Resort, Maldives

DAY 12: Maldives Free Day

Another beautiful day in Paradise! How will you spend it? Did you know the Maldives is famous for its pristine snorkelling and diving – you can take dive courses on Fun Island and then head out to a number of world renowned sites and witness the beautiful colours of the marine life yourself. If you’re staying on Sun Island why not visit the Migratory Bird Sanctuary or dine at the Farm to Fork Zero Restaurant where everything you eat is locally grown! Or pull up a lounger by the pool or oceanside and relax, rest and recharge!

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT:3 or 5 Star Resort, Maldives

DAY 13: End of Tour ~ Departure

After breakfast return via speedboat (Fun Island) or domestic flight (Sun Island) to Malé – where you will then catch your flight home. Thank you for choosing to tour with MyHoliday2 and we hope to see you again soon!

MEALS: Breakfast

Description

Holiday to Sri Lanka and the Maldives on our 13 day tour. Sri Lanka was recently voted Lonely Planet’s #1 destination for it’s endless beaches, rich history, exotic wildlife and so on. The Maldives has long been a bucket list destination with amazing sunrises and sunsets, the bluest water you’ve ever seen and a list of must do activities a mile long!  This package includes a guided tour, accommodation, most meals and is the perfect trip to see the best of both of these amazing destinations.

Our tour starts in the coastal city of Negombo before heading to the cultural area in the centre of the country. Home of Sigiriya or ‘Lions Rock’, climb the hundreds of steps to see the ancient palace ruins at the top.  The cultural area is also home to Minneriya National Park, where the largest heard of elephants gather in the world. Enjoy an optional elephant safari through the National Park to see these majestic creatures. Next, travel through lush green hills and tea plantations to the English town of Nuwara Eliya. At a few degrees lower than the coast, you will enjoy a relaxing stay in refreshing countryside. Finally, our Sri Lanka section of the tour heads back to the west coast where you will spend a couple of nights on some of the countries finest beaches.

MALDIVES

Transit to Malé (International flight not included) where your 4 night island escape awaits! Once you arrive at your amazing 3 or 5 star island resort you can choose to do a little or a lot – massages, yoga, fishing, kayaking, diving or perhaps a hammock by the ocean or pool with a delicious cocktail in hand.  Take advantage of some amazing inclusions, such as delicious meals by award winning chefs!

INCLUSIONS

Our 13 day holiday to Sri Lanka and the Maldives comes with 12 nights accommodation, daily breakfast and airport transfers. In the Maldives all meals are provided. We provide a professional English speaking driver guide throughout the Sri Lankan land tour, as well as modern comfortable transport. Sightseeing is included as mentioned in the itinerary and we operate small groups with a maximum of 10 people! Free date changes are included as you can choose your travel date later. Please contact us for any more information! Must book by 31 March 2021!

DEPARTURE DATES

 

DEPARTURE DATES 2021:

May: 11, 18, 25

June: 1, 8, 15

July: 6, 20, 27

August: *3, *17, *24

September: 7, 14, 21

October: 5, 12, 19

November: **2, **16

December: **7

 

Dates marked with * and ** incur the following surcharges:

*3 Star Package – $100 per person

*4 Star Package – $100 per person

**3 Star Package – $200 per person

**4 Star Package – $300 per person

INCLUSIONS

 

9 Day guided tour of Sri Lanka

8 nights Hotel accommodation in Sri Lanka

4 nights extension in The Maldives

Daily breakfast on tour in Sri Lanka

Full Board (Breakfast, lunch & dinner) in Maldives

See Negombo, Kandy, Bentota, Nuwara Eliya & More

Marvel at the impressive Sigirya “Lions’ Rock”

Visit Matale Spice Garden

Complimentary Head massage

Sightseeing tour around Nuwara Eliya

Visit a Tea Factory for Famous Ceylon Tea

Relax on stunning beaches in Bentota

All car expenses such as fuel, toll, taxes etc

Enjoy 4 blissful days on a Maldivian Island

Resort transfers via speedboat and/or plane from Malé to the resort

Professional English speaking guide

Airport transfers

A/C Transportation throughout

Small groups – Maximum 10 people

 

EXCLUSIONS

 

International airfares (including airfare from Colombo to Malé)

Sri Lanka visa fee

Maldives visa fee

All drinks alcoholic and non-alcoholic

Meals not mentioned in itinerary

Optional tours

Spa treatments and Massages

Personal expenses

Tipping (Not mandatory but recommended $5 per day)

Travel insurance

HOTELS

 

3 STAR HOTELS:

Negombo: Paradise Beach Hotel

Cultural Area: Saunter Paradise Hotel

Kandy: Skyloft Kandy Hotel

Nuwara Eliya: Ashley Hotel

Bentota Area: Arena Hotel

Maldives: Fun Island Resort and Spa

 

4 STAR HOTELS:

Negombo: Amagi Aria Hotel

Cultural Area: The Deer Park Hotel

Kandy: Earl’s Regent

Nuwara Eliya: Ripon Grand Hotel

Bentota Area: Earl’s Reef Hotel

Maldives:  Sun Island Resort and Spa (5 Star)

 

In the unlikely event that the listed hotels are fully booked, alternative hotels of the same standard will be used.

Triple share rooms are available

UPGRADES & OPTIONS

 

UPGRADES:

Upgrade to 4 Star Hotels in Sri Lanka and a 5 Star Resort in Maldives for $400 per person

 

ROOM UPGRADES:

Rooms in this package are based on standard lead in category. Contact us for room upgrades. Water Bungalows available for the upgrade package

 

ALL INCLUSIVE DRINKS PACKAGE:

Upgrade to an all inclusive drinks packages in the Maldives

(Includes beers, wines, spirits, selected cocktails, soft drinks, bottled water, tea & coffee, afternoon tea & snacks)

3 Star Package – $240 per person

4 Star Package – $280 per person

 

OPTIONAL TOURS:

DAY 2: Colombo City Tour – $15

DAY 3: Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage – $26

DAY 3: Hiriwaduna Village Tour w Lunch – $25

DAY 4: Climb Sigiriya – $55

DAY 4: Minneriya Safari – $65 (Inform MyHoliday2 Staff prior to travel so we book the Jeep)

DAY 5: Dambulla & Tooth Temples – $15

DAY 8: Balapitiya River Cruise – $30

 

Our optional tours are priced in AUD per person and payable on arrival in Sri Lanka. These rates are subject to change with currency fluctuations.

 

EXTRA NIGHTS:

Extend your time in Sri Lanka with extra nights pre/post tour

 

PRE-TOUR

3 Star Hotel Negombo – $190

4 Star Hotel Negombo – $210

 

POST-TOUR

Contact us for extra night rates for the Maldives

 

Prices are based per room per night and include breakfast. Pre-Tour extra nights include airport transfers.

TOUR INFORMATION

 

VALIDITY:

Voucher valid on selected dates until 19 October 2021

Voucher valid for 1 person based on twin/double share

Bookings must be made at least 60 days prior to departure

Bookings are subject to availability

 

RATES:

13 Day Sri Lanka Maldives 3 Star Package –  $1599 per person

13 Day Sri Lanka Maldives 4 Star Package – $1999 per person

 

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT:

Single traveller surcharge applies for solo travellers

3 Star Package (Beach Front Room Maldives) – $1100 per person

3 Star Package (Deluxe Beach Room Maldives) – $1150 per person [contact MyHoliday2 to purchase]

4/5 Star Package (Sun Villa Maldives) – $1200 per person

4/5 Star Package (Water Bungalow Maldives) – $1500 per person  [contact MyHoliday2 to purchase]

 

GROUP SIZE:

Minimum of 2 people

Maximum 10 people

 

CHILDREN POLICY:

Children aged 2-11 require a child voucher: Please contact MyHoliday2 for prices

Children aged 12+ require an adult voucher

Child vouchers only apply if in addition to two full paying adults

Maximum room capacity is 2 adults and 2 children (1 in existing bedding, 1 in extra bed)

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Travel insurance is recommended. MyHoliday2 takes no responsibility for any travel issues that may arise

If your preferred room is not available you may be required to pay an upgrade for the next available room category

For stays over the Christmas and New Year period you will be required to attend and pay for a compulsory Gala dinner

For transfers, final amendments of arrival and departure flight number, time and transfer mode should be noticed to us no less than 72 hours before arrival into Malé

If the price of aviation fuel changes by more than US$2.5 per litre from base price, the carrier will impose a surcharge of US$2 per person per return flight for every increase of 2.50 cents per litre from base rate. The base rate for the purpose of calculation is 80 cents. The fuel price refers to the price published by the Maldivian Airports Company.

Baggage allowance is 25kg for checked baggage and 5kg hand luggage. Excess baggage to be borne by clients and settled at the Flyme counter directly at the rate of US$2 per kg plus taxes

It is the customers responsibility to obtain the correct visa for their destination and cover all fees associated

It is the customers responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport for travel and must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the period of intended stay.

We offer a 21 Day Money Back Guarantee. See Refund policy for details

After 21 days from purchase, travel vouchers/tour packages are non refundable

Travel vouchers are non-redeemable for cash

Travel vouchers cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer/promotion

Travel vouchers must be redeemed within the validity period or will be deemed void

MyHoliday2 pricing reflects current market rates, so package prices may fluctuate from day to day. This is the nature of the tourism industry, and MyHoliday2 is not obliged to refund you to match any subsequent price reductions after purchase

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