Limitless Sri Lanka

West Coast, Hatton, Kandy and the Hill Country, Yala National Park, Maldives
14 nights private tour

Brace yourself to be blown-away by the extreme level of luxury and stunning vistas this ultimate trip to Sri Lanka and the Maldives brings. You will be in seventh heaven as you submerge in the rural beauty of Sri Lanka, exploring hill towns and colonial tea plantations, National Parks brimming with wildlife and the tranquillity of the coast. All before you jet off to one of the most prestigious water retreats in the Maldives, Gili Lankanfushi.

Limitless Sri Lanka
At a glance
  • Indulge in limitless luxury throughout, this is the perfect recipe to explore the breath-taking beauty of Sri Lanka finishing in the ultimate paradise of the Maldives

  • Beautiful boutique and remote hill country retreats ooze colonial style, attentive service and exceptional gourmet cuisine

  • Wonderfully crafted experiences throughout, from expertly guided tea plantation hikes, private walking tours and an abundance of water sports

  • Personally curated from beginning to end with private seaplane and boat transfers

Journey highlights
  • Indulge in limitless luxury throughout, this is the perfect recipe to explore the breath-taking beauty of Sri Lanka finishing in the ultimate paradise of the Maldives

  • Beautiful boutique and remote hill country retreats ooze colonial style, attentive service and exceptional gourmet cuisine

  • Wonderfully crafted experiences throughout, from expertly guided tea plantation hikes, private walking tours and an abundance of water sports

  • Personally curated from beginning to end with private seaplane and boat transfers

Our tailor made journeys include:
  • Your dedicated Travel Consultant who will take care of arrangements
  • Private international airport transfers in destination
  • Your own private, English-speaking local guides
  • Unique experiences, hand-picked by our Journeys team
  • Entrance to must-see local sites
  • Dedicated 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • Complimentary access to My Scott Dunn – industry-leading travel app providing pre-departure information and in-journey support

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From May to August the Yala monsoon brings rain to Sri Lanka's southwestern half, while the dry season here lasts from December to March. There is also an inter-monsoonal period in October and November when rain can occur in many parts of the island. Colombo and the low-lying coastal regions have an average temperature of 27°C.

The Maldives has a tropical climate distinguished by two seasons, or monsoons: the dry northeast monsoon from December to March, and the wet southwestern monsoon from May to November, with more strong winds and rain. April is a transitional period noted for clear water and heat. The temperature remains remarkably consistent at around 30°C.

Itinerary

Fly to Colombo
Day 1-2

Sri Lanka's West Coast

Plunge straight into your Sri Lankan adventure at the arrival of The Wallawwa.  A former antique colonial manor house, now the home of Sri Lanka’s most exciting and unique luxury boutique hotel.   An unrivalled secluded setting it is the perfect base for you to rest after your flight and enjoy your first night of this amazing trip.  The fabulous onsite spa and beautiful gardens are ideal for sipping a pre-dinner G&T and getting some rest before you head off to Ceylon and the Hill Country tea trails.

Accommodation: The Wallawwa ( 1 night )
Day 2-5

Hatton

Travel from The Wallawwa to Ceylon by seaplane, landing right on Castlereagh Lake by the hotel.  Ceylon Tea Trails promises the most luxurious tea experience in Sri Lanka’s Ceylon tea region, comprised of five restored historic tea planters’ bungalows, each completely unique. Boasting luxurious suites, a manager, butler service and chef. Rooms feature four poster beds, elegant bathrooms and verandas opening out onto private immaculate gardens. The food is fantastic with Sri Lankan classics and seafood grills using locally sourced ingredients some of which come from organic vegetable plots around the estate.

Follow the Tea Trail from one bungalow to the next, staying a night or two at each, or just stopping for lunch along your hiking route through the working tea plantations. A philosophy of ‘no menus, just indulgence’, this Relais and Chateux property promises an exquisite tea inspired culinary feast. The Tea Planters Picnic Lunch is a must, with delicious Sri Lanka dishes served in tiffin boxes, amidst the rolling tea plantations, with views over Castlereagh Lake beneath and the mountains above. You can be as lazy or as active as you want here, either lounging by the pool or trying some white-water rafting, riding, tennis, croquet, boating or visiting local tea estates. Excursions offered by the hotel include visits to Kandy the Hill Capital of Sri Lanka in the central highlands, Adam's Peak, Nuwara Eliya and the national parks of Horton Plains and Uda Walawe, Sri Lanka's top eco tourism destination in Sri Lanka and famous for its large population of elephants.

Accommodation: Ceylon Tea Trails ( 3 nights )
Day 5-7

Ella

A helicopter transfer will whisk you from Ceylon to Nine Skies, located a short distance to the awe-inspiring Nine Arch Railway Bridge.  A stunning colonial era resort with beautiful art pieces and artefacts working seamlessly aside modern amenities, providing a unique luxury experience and home away from home feel. Each bungalow opens on to the hotels garden terrace with stunning views across the valley with each room serviced by your very own private butler.

Nine Skies is an all-inclusive property so all meals and drinks including alcohol are already taken care off. The breakfast at Nine Skies is a highlight of anyone's stay and of course includes the traditional Sri Lanka pancake, hopper. Ask your private butler for snacks throughout the day and all butlers are more than happy to mix up your favourite cocktails to enjoy in your sitting room or veranda. At the front of the property with views over the valley is the infinity swimming pool which is perfect to cool off in after a few hours trekking.  During your stay in the Hill Country, explore the tea plantations where you can see the tea pluckers at work, visit a tea factory, or go for a walk through the rolling green hills.  

Or head into Kandy for a private walking tour of this fascinating hill town, famous for its precious Buddhist relics.  Taking you through the town centre, you will visit the busy markets and the quaint shophouses, have tea at the historical Queen's Hotel before heading to a prayer session at the Temple of Tooth, home of Sri Lanka's most important Buddhist artefact - Buddha's tooth relic.

Accommodation: Nine Skies ( 2 nights )
Day 7-9

Yala National Park

Your final leg in Sri Lanka will take you further south to the coast on the edge of the Yala National Park. The luxurious Wild Coast Tented Lodge is made up of luxury cocoon tents surrounded by incredible wildlife, renowned as being the home of Sri Lanka's elusive leopard, offering some of the best wildlife sightings in Sri Lanka. The lodge itself sits in the small town of Palatupana, where jungle meets beach along Sri Lanka's rugged coastline.

The gorgeous Cocoon tents have been designed around five waterholes in a clever layout of a leopard's paw. Watch the wildlife flock here from your very own private viewing deck. Inside each tent has air conditioning and understated earthy tones and your very own private plunge pool. Food here is bound to surpass expectations, especially with it being a Relais & Chateaux accredited property. Expect gourmet safari cuisine with a Sri Lankan flair. Enjoy a feast of dishes in the chic bamboo open-air dining pavilion or alternatively ask for a private dinner under the stars in the beach garden. During the day enjoy private guiding around the park, before heading back for a spa treatment at the Sanctuary Spa. Onto sundowners and dinner followed by some star gazing, a truly blissful experience and the perfect way to round off your stay in Sri Lanka before heading on to even more exceptional beauty in the Maldives.

Accommodation: Wild Coast Tented Lodge ( 2 nights )
Day 9-15

Maldives

Next stop, paradise! From Yala you will take a private plane to Colombo airport before your flight to Male, the capital of the Maldives, and then your private boat transfer to the most exquisite, beautiful and luxurious resort, Gili Lankanfushi.  A stunning over-water resort combing barefoot luxury oozing sophistication, bringing an intimate feel with diverse and experiential dining options and extremely high levels of service.

All the villas are crafted in a traditional style from natural materials and offer roof-top and over-water sundecks, featuring open air bathrooms, luxurious daybeds and a personal entertainment centre. Some of the villas at Gili Lankanfushi are accessed by walkways and for the ultimate privacy others can only be accessed by personal boat. Gili Lankanfushi has a casual atmosphere, the food is superb and nothing is too much trouble for your personal Man Friday butler service. 

Being surrounded by the clearest calm azure blue waters this is most definitely where you will spend the majority of your time. You can tailor your activities from a selection of water sports like water skiing or wakeboarding, snorkelling, dolphin cruises, sunset cruises, diving, fishing trips or any of the island-based activities which seem endless. The Ocean Paradise Dive Centre is PADI certified and is equipped with the latest equipment with many renowned dive sites including world famous Manta Point which is within a 10-minute boat ride.

Accommodation: Gili Lankanfushi ( 6 nights )
Fly home from Male
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 holiday.

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From May to August the Yala monsoon brings rain to Sri Lanka's southwestern half, while the dry season here lasts from December to March. There is also an inter-monsoonal period in October and November when rain can occur in many parts of the island. Colombo and the low-lying coastal regions have an average temperature of 27°C.

The Maldives has a tropical climate distinguished by two seasons, or monsoons: the dry northeast monsoon from December to March, and the wet southwestern monsoon from May to November, with more strong winds and rain. April is a transitional period noted for clear water and heat. The temperature remains remarkably consistent at around 30°C.

Limitless Sri Lanka
Limitless Sri Lanka

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itineraryis 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 holiday.

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At Scott Dunn, we live and breathe travel. An insatiable appetite to discover the world runs through everything we do. We relish the planning and revel in the detail. We know it’s the smallest touches that make the biggest difference, and we stop at nothing to make every trip not only exceptional but totally unique.

  • Every itinerary is crafted from scratch, based around exactly what’s important to you
  • Packed full of unique experiences, hand-picked by our journeys team
  • Expert local guides enrich your experience in every destination
  • Your own dedicated Travel Specialist who will take care of every detail of your trip
  • We have a 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • We offer flexibility and financial protection to give you total peace of mind

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