Sri Lanka and Maldives Tour
At a glance
When to go
Any time of the year
Airport – Hotel – Tour attractions – Airport
Picture your self
Exploring historical ruins, Stupas, and Pagodas in the ancient city of Polonnaruwa
Indulging in breathtaking views at the World’s End Point at Horton Plains National Park
Bathing in sun, sand, and water on the exotic beaches of Maldives.
Check Out The Legendary Archaeological Museum In Polonnaruwa
Experience The Thrills Of Elephant Safari At Minneriya National Park
Explore The Splendor Of The Horton Plains With A Leisurely Trek
Indulge In Snorkeling In The Crystal-Clear Waters Of Maldives
At the Bandaranaike International Airport, you will meet our Blue Lanka representative who will assist you with your luggage and take you to an ultra-comfortable and luxurious vehicle which will be your ride throughout the tour in Sri Lanka. This representative will be your chauffeur cum guide and will be more than happy to help you with anything you need in Sri Lanka.
Your first stop on this Sri Lanka and Maldives Tour will be the popular town of Sigiriya, which is about four and a half hour’s drive from the airport. After the tiring flight and onward road journey, you will check in to the epitome of luxury at Heritance Kandalama Hotel and relax for the rest of the day.
After breakfast the next morning, your guide will drive you to the ancient city of Polonnaruwa (one and a half hours away), where you can explore the historical ruins and then stop for an authentic rice and curry lunch treat at the famous Priyamali Gedara. In the afternoon, you have an exciting jeep safari scheduled at the Minneriya National Park. After the one-of-a-kind exploration of Sri Lanka’s wildlife, you will be taken back to Heritance Kandalama for the night.
On day 3, finish your breakfast at the hotel and head towards the Lion’s Rock in Sigiriya. Getting to the top involves a climb of about 1200 steps and is quite easy for most people. Don’t forget to observe the engraved frescoes and beautiful paintings inside the rock. At the top are remnants of a rock fortress built by one of the ancient Kings of Sri Lanka. The rest of the day is left at leisure at Heritance Kandalama.
From Sigiriya to Kandy is a two and a half hour drive but it will take longer to reach because en-route this trip we have scheduled a visit to:
• Dambulla Rock Cave Temples (about 300-400 steps to climb)
• Ayurvedic Herbal Gardens
• Royal Botanical Gardens
It will most likely be early evening by the time you reach Kandy so you will check in to The Golden Crown Hotel to relax for the rest of the day.
After breakfast the next morning, you will visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic in Kandy and obtain early morning blessings from Buddhist Monks at the Temple. Two and a half hours later, you will reach the beautiful town of Nuwara Eliya, also known as “Little England”. En route, you will visit the beautiful Ramboda waterfalls and also enjoy a unique tea plucking experience along with a visit to a tea factory. At the end of the day, you will check in to The Grand Hotel in Nuwara Eliya.
Scheduled for Day 6 of this tour is an early morning hike at Horton Plains (9.5kms). Your breakfast will be packed to go by the hotel staff. After the hike and satisfaction of stunning views at World’s End Point, you can relax for the rest of the morning. Later that day, our chauffeur will take you on a tour of Nuwara Eliya town and bring you back to the hotel for the night.
The drive to Colombo from Nuwara Eliya is about six hours. So depending on the time you arrive, you could either opt for relaxation at Marino Beach hotel or take a city tour of Colombo, thereby ending the tour of Sri Lanka.
Your flight to the Maldives will be scheduled on Day 08. Upon landing at Male Airport, you will be transferred to Kurumba Beach Resort where you will stay in a beachfront deluxe room on an all-inclusive dining basis.
The next four days of this Sri Lanka and Maldives tour is left for ultimate relaxing, unwinding and rejuvenating at the gorgeous beach resort in the Maldives. Enjoy the beautiful sunshine, calm waters, white sands and peace and tranquil. Indulge in some snorkeling to explore the stunning marine life and opt for other water sports activities such as jet skiing, deep sea diving, surfing, and anything else that interests you.
This brings you to the end of a combined Sri Lanka and Maldives Tour. We hope this itinerary was attractive to you. Exploring two destinations in one holiday is a tempting offer indeed. Please note that this itinerary can be customized in any way required. The Blue Lanka team looks forward to hearing from you.
Trail on the ground
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Real people, real views
How they experienced it
lisasensei wrote a review Aug 2019
8 days in Sri Lanka was great
Blue lanka tours was wonderful. My husband and I toured Sri Lanka for 8 days. (July 31- Aug 7) It was a smooth trip from start to finish because Aruna (our driver and tour guide) was great. Aruna was funny, punctual, and got us from location to location in a timely manner (usually EARLIER than expected!) I was grateful for that because we didn’t hit any sort of traffic or major delays. The roads in Sri Lanka are super busy— a ton of tuk tuk cars and trucks, but Aruna was very skilled with navigating us safely to our destination. Oh and the company car was really nice. Comfortable, clean, and air-conditioned. Aruna also had bottled water readily available each day.
We really enjoyed the views at the top of Sigiriya rock, the train ride from Kandy to Ella, and the Damro tea factory (Nuwereliya.) The curry lunch at the village (Dambulla) was incredibly memorable. and speaking of food, Aruna also provided us with snacks in the car!! The ginger and lemon cookies were bomb. The turtle conservation near Galle was a fun surprise.
Our guide was really good about pickup times. He was always punctual. He provided assistance with check-in at EVERY hotel/activity. He waited at the train platform to make sure we departed Kandy safely and he was one of the first guides I saw upon arrival at the Ella train station. It’s helpful if you have an international SIM card. Aruna and i exchanged Whatsapp numbers and he checked in with us during our hotel stay. It was nice to have that security in case we had questions or if we were going to be 5-10 min late. It was super convenient. Aruna even messaged us after our trip was over to ensure we got to the Maldives safely. (Not in a creepy way, but it was out of concern. Haha) OH and Aruna also texted 30+ pictures of me and my husband. Whenever my husband and I travel, we usually do selfies because asking people to take our picture is awkward. Aruna thoughtfully took candid and posed pictures of us throughout our trip and that was a super nice.
Our experience in Sri Lanka was great. We really loved how Blue Lanka tours and Aruna made it a super easy way to travel. They provided us with our detailed itinerary at the start, but Aruna said that we could adjust it if we wanted to. We pretty much stuck to our itinerary because that’s what we wanted. I highly encourage everyone to visit this beautiful country. We will definitely recommend Blue Lanka to all our friends and family. Thank you Aruna- Ayubowan!
Not to miss in this tour
A visit to the spectacular “Baker’s Falls” while on your Horton Plains hike
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