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Ultimate Indian Ocean: Maldives, Sri Lanka and the Seychelles

Male Atoll, Kandy, Hill Country & Mahe

Think of the Indian Ocean and imagine palm-fringed, white sandy beaches with turquoise waters beyond. Combine the Maldives, Sri Lanka and the Seychelles for the ultimate Indian Ocean experience blending amazing beaches with some adventure in Sri Lanka.

At a Glance

  • A new flight between Colombo and the Seychelles which began in November 2013 makes this itinerary possible for the first time

  • Combine the two great Indian Ocean beach destinations with a splash of culture and adventure in Sri Lanka

  • An ideal honeymoon itinerary, yet could be adapted for families

  • Possibly add on a city break in Dubai on the way out or on the way back

  • Choose from a range of hotels in the Maldives or Seychelles depending on your tastes and budget

Beach, Couples, Diving, Honeymoon

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation.

Description

Begin your journey by flying to the Maldives via Dubai. As everything we do is tailor made, you could make a stop off in Dubai or Abu Dhabi for a few days before flying onto the Maldives. Each hotel in the Maldives is set on its own private island, surrounding by a picture-perfect turquoise lagoon, surrounded by reefs swarming with tropical fish and just waiting to be snorkelled. We feature a range of resorts in the Maldives, and can suggest the hotel that is perfect for you. Here we suggest Velassaru with easy access of Male Airport and an ideal stop for your first five nights of Indian Ocean indulgence.

Fly only an hour to Colombo to explore the delights of Sri Lanka, said by Marco Polo to be 'finest island of its size in all the world' and we couldn't agree more. As you will top and tail the itinerary with relaxing beach time, we suggest heading inland to explore the ancient former capital of Sri Lanka, Kandy, and then head up to the Hill Country. Kandy is home to the Temple of the Tooth, said to house the Buddha's Tooth. There is a gorgeous boutique hotel there called Kandy House - a perfect bolt-hole from where to explore the city. Take a train that winds through tea plantations to the Hill Country where you will stay in colonial tea bungalows at Tea Trails. Spend a few days walking, exploring and naturally sipping freshly brewed local tea whilst admiring the spectacular views. We can of course offer a range of experiences in Sri Lanka, whether you want to spend longer, see more culture or even just spend time on the Sri Lankan beaches on the south coast. Anything is possible.

Next, take the 4-hour non-stop flight to the Seychelles where you spend your finale on this most fantastic of exotic archipelagos. We have suggested the Banyan Tree, but there are a range of hotels we can provide for you depending on what you are looking for in the Seychelles.

You then take the Emirates or Etihad flight back to the UK via the Middle East, ending your quite epic adventure through the Indian Ocean.

Itinerary

Stay

Location/route

Overnight

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Fly to the Maldives
5 nights

Maldives

Velassaru
Dayflight to Colombo Dayflight
2 nights

Kandy

The Kandy House
2 nights

Hill Country

Ceylon Tea Trails
Dayfight to the Seychelles Dayflight
5 nights

Mahe

Banyan Tree Seychelles
Fly home from Mahe (via Dubai)

Location & Directions

Male Atoll, Kandy, Hill Country & Mahe

When to go

Generally, the Maldives weather is pretty consistent all year around, slightly better from January to April, Sri Lanka's south coast receives a monsoon during the summer months but it is generally drier in Kandy and the Hill Country. The Seychelles is slightly windier and wetter from December to March.

Best time to Visit

Good time to visit

Average time to visit

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation.

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