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- Explore the beautiful country of Sri Lanka on a fabulous mini tour
- Then relax in the gorgeous Maldives on white sand beaches
- Enjoy the best of 2 countries all in 1 amazing holiday!
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Your Destination —
Your Itinerary —
Arrival at Colombo International Airport on flight. After the formalities at the airport you will be escorted to your air conditioned vehicle. Next, transfer to your hotel in Habarana and check-in to hotel. Set on the tranquil banks of the magnificent Kandalama Lake, this showpiece resort captures the essence of Sri Lankan design, culture and tradition. Enjoy lush tropical gardens against a dramatic backdrop while uplifting, catchy raban melodies welcome you.
DINNER & OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATION CINNAMON LODGE , HANARANA or similar.
After breakfast at the hotel proceed to Sigiriya, 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 a 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 restored Sigiriya 5th century water gardens to their former glory. On completion visit Minneriya National Park. (Approx. 01 - 01 ½ hrs drive)
Located between Sigiriya and Polonnaruwa, Minneriya is yet another haven for the elephants that migrate from surrounding jungles to enjoy the lush grass fields on the banks of the Minneriya reservoir, during the dry season (July August is the best season to visit Minneriya National Park). Reports of elephant sightings range from an impressive 100 to 200. Endemic monkeys as well as many resident and migratory bird species also can be spotted along with endemic reptiles such as the painted-lip lizard. Among the reptiles that dwell here, are the saltwater crocodile, the Indian python and the water monitor.
The central feature of the park is the ancient Minneriya Tank (built in 3rd century AD by King Mahasena). This tank is generally known as a place to observe the elephants that come to bathe and graze on the grasses as well as the huge flocks of birds (cormorants and painted storks to name but a few) that come to fish in the shallow waters
On completion return to hotel and relax. DINNER & OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATION CINNAMON LODGE , HANARANA or similar.
After breakfast at hotel, proceed to visit Dambulla Cave Temple.(Approx. Transfer time: 15 - 20 Mins)
A vast isolated rock mass- it was here that king Valagambahu took refuge in the 01st century B.C. He later turned the caves into a rock temple. Dambulla is a world heritage site and is the most impressive of Sri Lanka’s cave temples. The complex of five caves with over 2000 sq. meters of painted walls and ceiling found here are over 2000 years old and is the largest area of painting found in the world. The caves contain over 150 images of the Buddha of which the largest is the colossal figure of the Buddha carved out of rock and spanning 14 meters.
On completion proceed to Kandy.
En route make a visit to a Spice Garden in Matale. (Approx Transfer time: 1 - 1.5 HRS)
Matale is famous for its batik production and spice gardens. 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-colored designs to intricate multi-colored masterpieces. For centuries, spices have been one of Sri Lanka's celebrated exports. Spices are mostly grown in home gardens (as a home industry) and used not only to flavor food but also for medicine and cosmetics. Thereafter continue to Kandy.(Approx Transfer time: 1 - 1.5 HRS)
Kandy is a lovely city, the Hill Capital and 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 center, it is the site of the renowned "Temple of the Tooth". Kandy and its satellite villages is the center of the island’s handicraft industry and its traditional dances are the most spectacular in the country.
Check into hotel. DINNER & OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATION AMAYA HILLS, KANDY or similar.
After breakfast at hotel, proceed to visit Royal Botanical Gardens. This was originally the King’s own royal pleasure garden that was later converted in to a botanic garden and opened to the public. At the Royal Botanical Gardens at ‘Peradeniya’ you could treat your eyes to an amazing, wide and rare collection of tropical and temperate, exotic and indigenous flora, and an orchid house with the largest collection in Asia.
Thereafter in the late afternoon in, make a visit to The Temple of the Tooth Relic is located in the royal palace complex which houses the Relic of the tooth of Buddha.
After that witness a Cultural Dance performance in the evening. These classical dance forms are associated with the performance of various rituals and ceremonies which are centuries old and are based on the folk religion and folk beliefs going back to times before the advent and acceptance of Buddhism by the Sinhalese people in the third century B.C. Return to the Hotel. On completion proceed to Colombo.
Sri Lanka’s commercial capital and the largest city with the highest population, Colombo is situated in the Western Province. It is a fascinating town which has a blend of eastern and western cultures where all colors of the island are drawn together. Many visitors appreciate the city’s colonial heritage and enjoy the vast range of fine shopping and dining outlets that can be located within the rush of its urban buzz.
Check into hotel and relax. DINNER & OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATION AT THE KINGSBURY, COLOMBO or similar.
Today after breakfast you will be transferred to the Colombo Airport to catch your flight to continue to your beach stay in Maldives accompanied with all the happy memories of the tropical isle; Sri Lanka. On arrival to the Airport of Maldives you will be transferred to your hotel by sea plane. (45 minutes minimum per way).
* Sea plane transfers only operate between 0600hrs & 1600hrs.International flights arriving to Male should be able to be connecting with these times accordingly. Check into hotel and relax. DINNER & OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATION AT CINNAMON HAKURAA HURAA MALDIVES or similar
Day 06 - 10 or 11: MALDIVES
Enjoy the All Inclusive facilities at hotel. Spend rest of the day at leisure by the beautiful beach or pool and enjoying the other facilities of the hotel. DINNER & OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATION AT CINNAMON HAKURAA HURAA MALDIVES or similar
Day 10 or 12: MALDIVES
After enjoying All Inclusive facilities at hotel, you will be transferred to the Maldives Airport to catch your flight back home with the happy memories.
Your Hotels —
A haven for the time traveller, the nature lover, the escapist, and the explorer, Cinnamon Lodge Habarana is a 5-star resort nestled in nature’s serenity right in the heart of Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle. A place that soothes the soul, rejuvenates the senses, and awakens the mind with heavy doses of nature’s tranquillity and centuries-old hospitality.
Just 4 hours from the airport, located in the Dry Zone of Sri Lanka’s North Central Province, the Cinnamon Lodge Habarana is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of life. Built on a replica of the foundations of the nearby Ritigala ruins, an ancient palace-turned-monastery, the resort brings the original concept of a royal retreat to the 21st century, with luxurious private cottages and suites all fitted with ultra-modern amenities.
Enjoy a 1 night stay at Amaya Hills Hotel 4* in a Superior Room on a half board basis.
Nestled in the picturesque hill tops of Kandy, Amaya Hills offers guests a breathtaking retreat that peers into the verdant mountains of Hanthana. Built along the lines of a Kandyan Palace, a Maligawa as locals would call it, this four-star hotel is a tasteful mingling of Kandyan culture paired with the trimmings of contemporary luxury.Amongst the eco friendly resorts in Sri Lanka, this Kandyan hotel is a tasteful mingling of the essence of Kandy's culture with the trimmings of contemporary chic and four-star luxury. Rooms offer a feast for the eyes of distant hills, valleys below and far beyond, while the interiors include entertainment systems, balcony sit outs and more.
The Kingsbury is a lovely hotel set in a prime location in the centre of Colombo. Local tourist attractions such as Bank of Ceylon Tower, Colombo World Trade Center and Pettah Market are not far from the hotel.
Daily breakfast is provided in the hotel cafeteria or as room service. The entire hotel is comfortably air-conditioned, with a lovely swimming pool, spa and wellness facilities and high-speed wi-fi. All rooms boast modern amenities, a private bathroom and all necessary comforts for a relaxing stay.
Pristine white tent-roofs, a layered blue ocean and half a kilometer long jetty greet you as you land on Hakuraa Huraa, a destination designed for the intimacy of romance and the quiet kind of rejuvenation. To attempt to describe this island’s many breathtaking elements wouldn’t do them justice – get here, breathe in the magic and let it put a spell on you.
Meaning ‘reef above water’, Hakuraa Huraa in the Meemu Atoll and about 145km from Malé welcomes you with layers of colour from the lagoon, reef and deep blue sea surrounding this romantic destination. While getting to the island may take you a 45-minute seaplane ride, you’re going to realize that it’s more than worth the journey, the very moment your eyes first settle on the resort from the skies above. The seaplane will dock at the edge of our long, winding pier leading you from the ocean right into our 6-acre island. The perfect setting for romance and harmony, you’ll know why Cinnamon Hakuraa Huraa is considered to be among the best hotels in the Maldives. Undoubtedly this little island holds a world of magic within its shores from its succulent seafood to its many comforts.
Step inside the water bungalow and notice the glass-bottom floor in the living area for viewing the marine life in the ocean beneath your feet. Chances are you’re bound to spot a shoal or two of multi-coloured fish settle there at night or pass you by. These white and wooden themed bungalows are the epitome of island comfort, melding perfectly with its tropical surroundings. Take in the breeze on your own private sun deck or take the staircase leading down to the lagoon for a quick dip without ever having to leave your room!
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
Some services may incur additional charges, payable locally.
Your Journey —
Flights: 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.
Transfers: shared transfers are included in this offer as per itinerary.