Duration:5 Nights 6 Days
Best Time:All Season
Min. Group Size:40
The Maldives is a tropical nation in the Indian Ocean composed of 26 ring-shaped atolls, which are made up of more than 1,000 coral islands. It’s known for its beaches, blue lagoons and extensive reefs. The capital, Malé, has a busy fish market, restaurants and shops on the main road, Majeedhee Magu, and 17th-century Hukuru Miskiy (also known as FridayMosque) made of carved white coral.
Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) is an island nation south of India in the Indian Ocean. Its diverse landscapes range from rainforest and arid plains to highlands and sandy beaches. It’s famed for its ancient Buddhist ruins, including the 5th-century citadel Sigiriya, with its palace and frescoes. The city of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka's ancient capital, has many ruins dating back more than 2,000 years.
- 3 nights' stay in Maldives
- 1 night's stay at Kandy
- 1 night's stay at Colombo
- Daily Breakfast
- Daily Dinners in Maldives Only
- Return Airport transfer in Colombo
- Return Airport transfer by speed boat in Maldives
- City tour of Kandy
- Visit the Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya
- The Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage
- Cultural show at Kandy
- International Airfare
- Entrances at Sri Lanka
- Travel insurance
- Government service tax
- Any Other services not mentioned above
On your arrival at Bandaranaike International Airport Colombo, our local representative will meet you and transfer you to Kandy (116 Kms from Colombo, which is about 2 hrs drive). Where you will visit the Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya. The Royal Botanical Gardens were first built as a pleasure garden by a Sinhala king and was expanded by the British. The garden spreads over a vast area of 147 acres which has an amazing variety of trees, plants and flowers. After the Botanical Gardens, do a city tour of Kandy. Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings and is a World Heritage Site. The name "Kandy" conjures visions of splendor and magnificence. Many of the legends, traditions and folklore are still lovingly kept alive. Drive around the Kandy Lake built by the last Sinhala king, Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe in 1798. Visit the Kandy town and bazaar, the arts and crafts centre, a gem museum and a lapidary. Also visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy. Thereafter witness a cultural show. Overnight stay in Kandy.
After breakfast, transfer from Kandy to Colombo via Pinnawala. The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage was established in 1975, commenced with seven orphans. Today some of these orphans enjoy the fortune of seeing their grand children born in the same location. The original objective of establishing the orphanage inclined more towards tourism, but is soon became a conservation and educational centre. With the help of local and foreign elephant experts, Pinnawala started a scientific captive-breeding programme for elephants. The free movement of the herd enhanced the chances for respective individuals of both sexes to get together and mate. The nearby river played a dominant role in this regard, and in 1984, the first baby of Pinnawala was born. The success story of Pinnawala has drawn the attention of scientists from all over the world. A considerable number of books and research articles on Pinnawala have been published in several languages. The members of the Pinnawala herd have been filmed, videoed and photographed thousands of times by professionals. After reaching Colombo, you will go for Morning city & shopping tour of Colombo, where like many other capital cities in developing countries, you will see that Colombo is also fast changing its face. Almost overnight, skyscrapers arise from where old buildings once stood. Yet in some parts, the old world charm is retained with several British built colonial buildings. Other places of interest are a Hindu and a Buddhist temple, residential areas where you find the stately homes of the affluent, the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall and the old parliament. Also visit House of Fashions, ODEL, Noritake ceramic shop & a local souvenir shop. Evening free at leisure. Overnight stay in Colombo.
After breakfast check out from hotel and take a transfers to Colombo airport for your onward flight to Maldives.
On arrival at the Maldives international airport, you will be met and transferred by our local representative to your hotel by speedboat. Check in at the Resort and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Unspoilt palm - fringed tropical islands with white beaches, turquoise lagoons, fantastic coral reefs and marine life are only part of the appeal of the Maldives. It is a remote and historically fascinating string of low lying coral islands in the Indian Ocean, a paradise for water sports enthusiasts and sun seekers alike. Overnight at hotel.
This morning after breakfast, move out to explore the beautiful island beach resort. Maldives is a paradise for adventures and sports lovers. Go for water skiing, jet skiing, windsurfing, water surfing, snorkeling, sailing and parasailing or enjoy beach volleyball and basket ball (on personal expenses) OR why not take our optional tours. Enjoy an island Hopping tour or choose from a morning line-fishing excursion, big game fishing in a speed boat or a night fishing trip, finishing up with a barbeque at the resort to enjoy the catch of the day. Later in the evening return back to the resort for an overnight stay.
This morning after breakfast, take an optional tour and wander around Males National museum, located in Sultan's park, which possesses a superb collection of artefacts, including Sultanese thrones and palanquins. Another sight worthy to see is the beautiful century Hukuru - Friday Mosque, the Islamic center topped with a magnificent golden globe. Enjoy browsing through the fish and local markets. Later in the evening return back to the resort for an overnight stay.
After Breakfast transfer to Airport to connect the departure flight.
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