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  • Visit beautiful Sri Lanka on a private tour, seeing some of this amazing country's most exciting locations, and experience a wealth of unique culture along the way.
  • Stay at a range of excellent hotels as you discover this culturally rich and environmentally diverse country, for an unforgettable journey through Sri Lanka. 
  • Finish your stay with a luxury island break in the Maldives, where white sands and palm trees surround you.

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Your Destinations

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a lush, tropical island paradise, known to ancient Greek mariners as Taprobane. Arab traders called it Serendib – hence the word "serendipity", meaning discovery by happy accident. It was famously described by Marco Polo as "undoubtedly the finest island of its size in the world".

This is a culturally rich and environmentally diverse country, with 9 World Heritage Sites (the oldest dating back to the 3rd Century BC); 86 species of mammals (including elephant and leopard) and more than 400 bird species (including 26 endemics); a colorful array of flowering plants and trees, and a Hill Country famous for tea; 14 National Parks out of 100 areas protected by the government; and an Indian Ocean coastline boasting palm-fringed and sandy tropical beaches.

Maldives

Unrivalled luxury, stunning white-sand beaches and an amazing underwater world make the Maldives an obvious choice for a true holiday of a lifetime. The Maldives is home to perhaps the best beaches in the world; they’re on almost every one of the country’s nearly 1200 islands and are so consistently perfect that it’s hard not to become blasé about them.

With some of the best diving and snorkelling in the world, the clear waters of the Maldives are a magnet for anyone with an interest in marine life. The richness and variety is astonishing; dazzling coral walls, magnificent caves and schools of brightly coloured tropical fish await you when you get down to the reef. In deeper waters lurk manta rays, turtles, sharks and even the world’s largest fish, the whale shark. The best bit? The water is so warm many people don’t even wear a wetsuit.

Our Offer

11 nights
8 nights in Sri Lanka on Tour
3 nights in the Maldives at the Paradise Island Resort & Spa

13 nights
8 nights in Sri Lanka on Tour
5 nights in the Maldives at the Paradise Island Resort & Spa

15 nights
8 nights in Sri Lanka on Tour
7 nights in the Maldives at the Paradise Island Resort & Spa

Your Itinerary In Brief

Day 1: Arrival into Colombo - Negombo
Day 2: Negombo - Anuradhapura
Day 3: Anuradhapura - Dambulla
Day 4: Dambulla
Day 5: Dambulla - Kandy
Day 6: Kandy 
Day 7: Kandy - Ella
Day 8: Ella
Day 9: Ella - Maldives
Day 10 & 11: Maldives
Day 12, 14 or 16:
 Maldives - UK

Please note: The tour order may change depending on weather conditions & hotel availability.

Your Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Colombo - Negombo
As you arrive at Colombo Airport, you will be welcomed by your transfer to Negombo. Check in at your hotel and take some time to relax. The rest of the day is at your own leisure. Dinner and night at the hotel.
Day 2: Negombo - Anuradhapura
Indulge in your first included breakfast, then hit the road for a drive to Anuradhapura.

Commanding a rich Sri Lankan heritage, Anuradhapura is one of the greatest and oldest civilisations in the world spanning over 1300 years in its peak - avows being the greatest city of ancient Sri Lanka following its reign as the first capital. The sapphire of its crown is certainly the Sri Maha Bodhi - the sacred Bo sapling extracted from the tree under which Lord Buddha attained enlightenment - standing more than 2200 years in its pride. Take some time to stroll through the sacred trails of the venerated city to adore the legacy that interweaves Ruwanweliseya - the gigantic dagoba resting alongside the Basawakkulama Tank - shading the Samadhi Buddha Statue & Isurumuniya Rock Temple that empower the culture, heritage and supremacy of arguably the strongest kingdom in Sri Lankan history. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Anuradhapura - Minneriya - Dambulla
Enjoy breakfast and then take your transfer to Dambulla. After settling in the hotel, head for a Jeep Safari in Minneriya National Park where you may be lucky to see elephants or a leopard! Immerse yourself in the vegetation and observe the fauna and flora of all kinds.

Minneriya National Park is located between Habarana and Polonnaruwa. Covered an area of 8890 hectares park is an ideal place for elephant and leopard watching. The vegetation of this park is mixed evergreen and scrub areas. The important feature of this park is that 3rd century built Minneriya Tank is located in the park. During the dry season, Minneriya becomes the ideal place to observe its natural wildlife. Minneriya National Park is home to 24 species of mammals,160 species of birds, 75 species of butterflies, 9 species of amphibians, 26 species of fish and 25 species of reptiles.
Day 4: Dambulla - Sigiriya - Polonnaruwa - Dambulla
After breakfast, leave for the Sigiriya Rock Fortress where you could climb the 1200 steps and admire the fabulous frescoes on the walls of the ancient rock fortress. 

The Sigiriya Rock Fortress is known as the 8th wonder of the world. This rock fortress was built by King Kasyapa in the 5th century A.D. and was a royal citadel for more than 18 years. In a sheltered pocket, approached by a spiral stairway, are the famous frescoes. The summit of the rock, with an area of nearly one hectare, was the site of the palace and the outer wall was built on the very brink of the precipice. The UNESCO sponsored Central Cultural Fund has restoredSigiriya 5th-century water gardens to their former glory.
After lunch, drive to Polonnaruwa, the former capital of the island in the 12th century where you will see the remains of this glorious past. Do not miss Gal-Vihara and its famous reclining Buddha carved into a rock. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 5: Dambulla - Matale - Kandy
After breakfast at the hotel, check out and proceed to the Golden Temple of Dambulla. Located in the north central province, this UNESCO World Heritage Site which dates back to the 1st Century BC, is an amazing complex of 5 caves. First used as a refuge by an ancient king who on regaining his throne, commissioned magnificent carved images within the living rock. Later, kings made further improvements and the caves now contain over 150 images of Buddha, of which the largest is a colossal figure spanning 15 metres.
Next, continue to Matale to visit a spice garden. Discover the lush flora and multiple varieties of aromatic herbs used in everyday cooking in Sri Lanka. For centuries, spices have been one of Sri Lanka's celebrated exports and are mostly grown in home gardens (as a home industry) and used not only to flavour food but also for medicine and cosmetics. You will then enjoy some time to relax and receive a massage. 

Thereafter, continue to Kandy for a visit to a Batik workshop and gem Museum. Batik has been an ancient art of painting cloth and today, Sri Lanka is among the world leaders in the design of batik. Batik galleries and factories offer batik from simple single-coloured designs to intricate multi-coloured masterpieces.
Kandy is a lovely city, the Hill Capital and the last stronghold of the Sinhala Kings retains an aura of grandeur, which time has not affected. Encircled by hills, with a tranquil lake in its centre, it is the site of the renowned "Temple of the Tooth". This afternoon you will visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic, a Buddhist temple in the City of Kandy. It is considered the foremost sacred place of worship in the Buddhist World. According to legend, the tooth was taken from the Buddha as he lay on his funeral pyre. It immediately became an object of great reverence and was enshrined in a series of nested jewelled reliquaries. On the outside, the temple buildings are not magnificent or elaborately decorated. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 6: Kandy
After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to the Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya for an optional visit. Following this, head back to Kandy for free time to walk around Kandy Lake and to explore the city. At the end of the day, attend a traditional dance show. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 7: Kandy - Nuwara Eliya - Ella
After breakfast proceed to 'Little England' otherwise named Nuwara Eliya. Nuwara Eliya is set in the heart of tea-country is a beautiful town where the British succeeded in creating a replica of the English countryside, with homes in styles from Georgian to Queen Anne. Well-kept lawns with hedges, an Anglican church, a famous golf course and beautiful parks give the place an air of nostalgia. Situated 6,200 feet above sea level, the air is cool and fresh – a serene retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city life.

You will stop at Ramboda to see the beautiful waterfall, then visit the tea plantations and a factory to understand how one of the most famous teas in the world is made. Weather permitting, stroll through the small town of Nuwara Eliya which has kept its colonial style before continuing to Ella. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 8: Ella
After breakfast, start your day in Ella walking around the town and taking in the beautiful scenery, where you will find sumptuous landscapes, hills and breathtaking views of the plains. Depart for your ascent of Little Adam's Peak, a hill that dominates the area and offers you a spectacular view. This small hike is of an accessible level and will take between 2-3 hours round trip. You will then follow the railway line to the Nine Arches Bridge which is almost 30 metres high, located in luxurious vegetation and stupendous landscapes. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 9: Ella - Maldives
After breakfast, it is time to take your transfer to meet an elephant owner, who takes care of these beloved animals. Learn all about these wonderful creatures, which are known as an emblem of the country. You will get to attend an elephant bath and discover the secrets making of "elephant paper". 

After lunch, you will depart for Colombo, where you will take a quick tour of the city. Visit the Independence Monument, Colonial City Centre, Gangarama Temple and Galle Face esplanade. Then take a late transfer to Colombo airport for your flight to the Maldives. Upon arrival, you will take a speedboat transfer to your hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 10 & 11: Maldives
Enjoy this paradisiac island and take advantage of the beauty of white sand beaches and crystal clear waters. The remaining duration of your stay will be spent in this beachside heaven. You will have the choice of remaining for an extra 2, 4 or 6 nights on the island. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 12, 14 or 16: Maldives - UK
Take advantage of your last breakfast in paradise, and then transfer to Male airport by speedboat for your return flight to the UK. 

Your Tour Hotels

You will stay at the below 4* hotels (or similar) in a Standard Room on a Full board basis (breakfast, lunch and dinner in the main restaurant - drinks excluded).

Negombo: Beacon Beach Hotel
Anuradhapura: Black & White 
Dambulla: Sun Green
Kandy: Thilanka Hotel 
Ella: Feelin’ Good Resort

Sleeps up to

Adults Adults Adults
3 Adults
or
Adults Adults
2 Adults
+
1 Child

Paradise Island Resort & Spa 5*

You will stay at the Paradise Island Resort & Spa (or similar), in a Superior Beach Bungalow or Water Villa, on a Full Board basis (breakfast, lunch and dinner in the main restaurant - drinks excluded).

Welcome to Paradise Island Resort and Spa, a Maldives luxury resort that puts you at the heart of the island Lankanfinolhu in North Male' Atoll. This Maldives resort is a sight to behold, come and enjoy a plethora of perks including five-star spa services, tropical water sports, and luxury accommodations that put you in the very centre of paradise.

This five-star resort is located in North Male Atoll, surrounded by azure waters and pristine beaches. Activities include water-skiing, diving, canoeing and windsurfing, as well as the relaxing environment of the full-service spa.

Your Room

Superior Beach Bungalow

Set just behind the beach treeline, in the quiet garden area of the resort, you will discover your Standard Room where white walls and ceilings provide for an airy and light atmosphere. Flowery patterns on the curtains and bedspreads complement colourful walls, and cushioned rattan sofas and a glass-topped coffee table offer a space to relax.

Superior Bungalow Sleeps Up to

Adults Adults Adults
3 Adults
or
Adults Adults
2 Adults
+
1 Child

Water Villa

Your astonishing villa will accommodate you in a luxury getaway above the crystal clear lagoon. Bright and spacious, your Water Villa will face either the sunrise or sunset and features steps down to the glittering waters below – perfect for swimming or a snorkelling adventure. 

Sleeps up to

Adults Adults
2 Adults

Please note: the bed for the 3rd/4th guest sharing is likely to be a sofa bed or camp style bed. If any of these hotels are not available, hotels of a similar standard will be found.

Your Board Basis

With an array of restaurants and bars in a range of breathtaking settings, the resort offers something for every taste and occasion, from light snacks to romantic candle-lit dinners and gourmet fare.

Please note: some dining outlets/menu items and premium, branded and international drinks may not be included and may incur a surcharge payable locally. Meals, snacks and drinks may be available at selected times only.

Your Time

As the Maldives is dotted with pearl-like islands, it an irresistible playground for water sports. For those who are more adventurous, opt for one of the numerous water sports on offer - Or for more of a relaxed time, head to the spa!

The hotel's spa is nestled in a secluded part of the island and comprises 17 treatment rooms for massages, body treatments and facials, of which four rooms are exclusively for an Ayurvedic treatment and one room for hydrotherapy treatment. 

Each private treatment room features an outdoor courtyard, shower and flower bath making it the perfect spot to forget your everyday stresses.

Your Excursions

Optional Excursions

You may choose to add the following excursions at the next stage of the booking process. 

Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya - Founded in the XIV century by King Wickramabahu III and situated in 5km from Kandy, Peradeniya Garden could be considered as one of the most beautiful botanical gardens in the world. Imagine yourselves strolling alongside the splendid Royal Palms Alley, marvelling at the gigantic Java fig tree, smelling the spices and other Sri Lankan plants in the Spice Garden and then admire an amazing Orchid House.

Your Journey

Flights: You may choose from Economy, Premium or Business class flights on sectors that they operate, at the next stage of the booking process.

The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.

You will fly into Colombo and out of Male, with an included internal flight from Colombo to Male included.

Transfers: Transfers are included. Transport in a private air-conditioned vehicle is included during the tour in Sri Lanka. An additional supplement is required for an English Speaking Guide, at the next stage of the booking process.  A return speedboat transfer from the airport to the hotel in the Maldives is included.

Hotel taxes

Weather

Jan
min : 23°C max : 30°C
Feb
min : 24°C max : 30°C
Mar
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Apr
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May
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Jun
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Jul
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Aug
min : 27°C max : 29°C
Sep
min : 26°C max : 29°C
Oct
min : 25°C max : 29°C
Nov
min : 25°C max : 29°C
Dec
min : 24°C max : 30°C

Travel Advice

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information please click here.

Please note that the advice can change and consumers should continue to check it until they travel.

Visa Information

Sri Lanka

You will need a visa to enter Sri Lanka. You can get a short stay visa online at Electronic Travel Authority (ETA). Tourist visas are normally issued for a maximum period of 30 days. Although it’s still possible to get a tourist visa on arrival, it’s better to get one before you travel. If you arrive in Sri Lanka without a visa, you could face delays. For the most up-to-date advice on visas check with the Sri Lankan High Commission in the UK. If you experience any difficulty with the ETA System, or if you’re travelling for paid or unpaid work, you should get a visa from the Sri Lankan High Commission before you travel.

Overstaying your visa will attract a fine and possible detention and deportation. If you have overstayed your visa, you must report to the Department of Immigration & Emigration

Visas on arrival have been suspended for all travellers arriving from Sierra Leone and Guinea.

Passport validity
Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry to Sri Lanka.

In More Detail

Please find practical information about the property and your trip: 

What's Included

  • Standard Room in 4* accommodation in Sri Lanka
  • Full Board
  • Superior Beach Bungalow or Water Villa in 5* accommodation in the Maldives
  • Half Board
  • Entrances to the sites mentioned in the program in Sri Lanka: Polonnaruwa, Anuradhapura, Temple of the Tooth, Lion Rock, Dambulla Caves, Minneriya National Park
  • Spice Garden Visit in Matale
  • Safari in Minneriya
  • Transportation by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel taxes
  • Airport-hotel-airport speedboat transfer to Maldives
  • Internal flight from Colombo to Male
  • Return Flights to Colombo, from Male

Not Included

  • Drinks and other meals not clearly mentioned
  • Surcharge for special requests on food, and meals.
  • Visits, entries to sites not mentioned
  • Entrance fees, permits and guide service during free time.
  • Insurance, gratuities and personal expenses
  • Surcharge for public holidays

At the Paradise Island Resort & Spa

This property is not accessible to people with reduced mobility. 
The number of rooms at this property: 282
Check-in time: 3 pm
Check-out time: before 12 pm

Our price doesn’t include a city/accommodation/tourism tax payable locally (this price is a guideline and is subject to change without prior notification).

Please Note: 
Check-in outside the hotel's standard times may incur additional fees. Check out times are subject to change, please check these with the hotel upon arrival.
Schedules and prices are subject to change. 
If the property is accessible to people with reduced mobility, this is subject to availability. To book a room for reduced mobility, please contact our Customer Services Team. 

Hotel Facilities

  • Free WIFI Internet in all rooms, main Lobby, main Bar, Farumathi Restaurant, Lagoon Restaurant, Cofee shop, Italian Restaurant, Diving Centre, Water Sports.
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Jewellery Shop
  • Photo Shop
  • Electronic Shop
  • Private photo shooting & Album service
  • Convention Centre
  • Conference Room
  • Wedding Ceremonies

Room Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Fan
  • IDD Phone
  • Safe
  • Minibar
  • Satellite TV
  • Beach Towel
  • Hairdryer
  • DVD / CD Player
  • Terrace/Balcony
  • Separate Shower and Bathtub
  • Bathrobes
  • Seating area

Restaurants

  • 24 Hours Room Service
  • Bageecha (Main) Restaurant
  • Dhaavani Coffee Shop
  • Fukuya Teppanyaki
  • Hulhangu Bar
  • Athiri Bar
  • The Lagoon
  • Farumathi Restaurant
  • Ristorante al Tramanto

Leisure Facilities

  • Araamu Spa
  • Aromatherapy
  • Thai Massages
  • Body scrub & facials
  • Manicure & Pedicure
  • Indian Ayurvedic Therapy
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Steam Bath
  • Reflexology
  • Day and Evening entertainment
  • PADI accredited Diving centre –Dive Oceanus.
  • Diving courses and Trips
  • Billiard
  • Table Tennis
  • Indoor Badminton
  • Daylight & Floodlit Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Gymnasium
  • Football
  • Indoor Squash
  • Water Sports including Boat Hire, Canoeing, Catamaran sailing, Fun tubing, Glass bottom boat, Kneeboard, Para-Sailing, Snorkeling, Wakeboard and more.

Your Contract

If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider.

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday.

Important Information

If booking as a single traveller, room occupancy is not guaranteed. You may be placed in either a single, double or twin room, based on the availability of the property at the time. 

The location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ.

Your contact details may be passed on to the hotel so that they can make contact with you to discuss your booking in advance of your arrival.

You may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods.

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel.

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