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Indian Ocean

Sri Lanka & Maldives Adventure

From €3470pp including flights
Depart From
Fly from Dublin
Departure Date
26 Apr 2019 - 09 May 2019
Alternative dates available on request
Duration
14 Days
Destination
Sri Lanka & Maldives
Price
From €3470pp including flights
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Fly from Dublin

This 14-day combo trip brings together the best of Sri Lanka's cultural highlights and the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sail the islands of the Maldives aboard a dhoni boat.

Experience a safari in Udawalawe National Park, discover cultural treasures of Negombo and Kandy, and then spend an entire week cruising from one tiny and perfect atoll island to another, snorkelling in crystal-clear waters and stretching out on blazing white-sand beaches. From culture to paradise, this tour's got it all.

Travel Style: Classic

All of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.

Service Level: Standard

Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.

Physical Rating: 3 - Average

Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 15 (land), 14 (boat).

Age requirement: 12+

All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Day 1: Negombo

Arrive at any time.

Day 2: Negombo/ Kandy

Drive to Kandy, visiting a spice plantation en route. Enjoy lunch at G Adventures-supported Sthree Craft Shop and Café. Later, explore Temple of the Tooth.

Exclusive Inclusions:  Your G for Good Moment Lunch at Sthree Craft Shop and Café

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Day 3: Kandy

Explore Kandy with a free day.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4: Kandy/ Ella

Travel by private vehicle to the historic town of Nuwara Eliya and enjoy a scenic lakeside lunch. Continue the journey to the rolling green valleys of the Ella area and spend 2 nights at the G Adventures-supported AMBA estate, an organic farm and guest house.

Exclusive Inclusions: Your G for Good Moment AMBA Estate

Meals included: Lunch | Dinner

Day 5: Ella

In the morning, enjoy a tour through the tea plantation and learn about one of the nation's most popular exports followed by a tea tasting. After enjoy free time to soak in the stunning scenery, opt to hike to Ella Rock, or visit Ella town by tuk tuk. This evening, enjoy a cooking demonstration of classic homestyle Sri Lankan dishes, a delicious mixture of savoury and sweet.

Exclusive Inclusions: Your G for Good Moment AMBA Estate

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 6: Ella/ Udawalawe National Park

Depart Amba Estate in the morning after enjoying a delicious home cooked breakfast. Begin the journey to Udawalawe National Park and visit the Elephant Transit home before enjoying an afternoon wildife safari through Udawalawe National Park. Afterwards, head to a tented camp by the lake on the boundary of National Park and relax with a BBQ dinner around the campfire.

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 7: Udawalawe National Park/ Unawatuna

After breakfast transfer from Udawalawe to Galle for a tour of the fort and city. Later, head to Unawatuna for some beach time and a final night with the group.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8: Unawatuna/South Malé Atoll

Hop on a flight to Malé for the Maldives portion of your trip. Transfer to South Malé Atoll. Settle in, and set sail on a voyage of discovery.

Meals included: Dinner

Days 9–13: South Malé Atoll/ Felidhu Atholhu

Spend the next five days cruising around the South Malé and Felidhu atolls, disembarking to visit islands and sandbars along the way. On Fulidhu, mingle with locals and experience a traditional drumming performance. Bodu Moro Island is home to idyllic uninhabited beaches – the perfect photo opt.

Aboard the dhoni, spend free time as you please – lounge on the sundecks and take in the views, relax with a good book, or socialize with fellow travellers as you enjoy delicious local seafood.

Off the boat, opt to swim and enjoy snorkelling about twice a day amongst the spectacular marine life of the Maldives. The shallow islands and amazing coral reefs make it a key feeding ground for many species of tropical fish. Keep an eye out for turtles, reef sharks, stingrays, and octopuses.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 14: South Malé Atoll/Male

In the morning, make the short crossing to Malé. The tour ends on arrival at Malé International Airport.

Meals included: Breakfast

Price is per person sharing and includes:

  • Flights and charges from Dublin
  • 14 day Sri Lanka 7 Maldives Adventure tour
  • Your G for Good Moment: Lunch at Sthree Craft Shop and Café, Kandy
  • Your G for Good Moment: AMBA Estate, Ella
  • Spice plantation visit
  • Kandyan cultural dance performance
  • Temple of the Tooth visit
  • Tea plantation visit and tasting (AMBA)
  • Cooking demonstration
  • Barbecue and camp at Udawalawe National Park
  • Elephant Transit Home visit
  • Nature walk
  • Galle City and Fort tour
  • Seven days aboard a dhoni boat (Maldives)
  • Fulidhoo Island visit and Bodu Beru performance
  • Felidhu Island visit
  • Bodu Mora Island visit
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Beach time in the Maldives
  • Internal flight
  • All transport between destinations and to /from included activities
  • Accommodation: Standard hotels/ guest houses (6 nights), tented camp (1 night), dhoni boat (6 nights)
  • Meals: 11 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 9 dinners (Allow USD135-175 for meals not included)
  • Transportation: Private vehicle, trains, 4x4, local bus, walking, plane, dhoni boat
  • Staff & experts: Chief Experience Officer, skipper, crew

Please ask us about adding great value:

  • Travel insurance
Subject to availability. Terms & conditions apply.

For more information please call us on 021 427 7094 or 01 696 5135, email info@shandontravel.ie, request a call back using the red button or submit an enquiry through the form below.

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