Sri Lanka and the Maldives

Kotugoda, Cultural Triangle, Hill Country & Maldives
11 nights private tour from GBP £6,000 per person

An exciting, varied and in-depth twin country adventure that will whisk you away to the best that Sri Lanka, a truly tropical paradise has to offer. This includes the Cultural Triangle which boasts an array of ancient Buddhist sites and exploring the beautifully scenic highlands where you can immerse yourself in the breath-taking tea plantations. Finally, you will end up on a stunning Maldivian island for some well-deserved relaxation below the swaying palm trees.

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Sri Lanka and The Maldives
At a glance
  • One of the best twin country itineraries offering a perfect mix between culture, nature and beach

  • Baros is a stunning Maldivian island and only allowed for over 12 year olds, making it the perfect couples getaway

  • Stay at fantastic boutique hotels in Sri Lanka that are located in idyllic settings and have a beautiful design as well as charming staff – the perfect combination

Journey highlights
  • One of the best twin country itineraries offering a perfect mix between culture, nature and beach

  • Baros is a stunning Maldivian island and only allowed for over 12 year olds, making it the perfect couples getaway

  • Stay at fantastic boutique hotels in Sri Lanka that are located in idyllic settings and have a beautiful design as well as charming staff – the perfect combination

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

When to visit

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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

Kotugoda, Sri Lanka

Just minutes from Sri Lanka's airport, the beaches of Negombo and the city of Colombo is The Wallawwa. This boutique gem is a destination with stylish rooms, mouth-watering food and an exquisite atmosphere, the perfect way to start your epic adventure.

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

Sigiriya, Ancient Cities, Sri Lanka

You will be whisked away to the Cultural Triangle in the heart of the island, the gem in the crown of Sri Lanka. You will be staying at the Water Garden Sigiriya, an oasis of natural beauty in the heart of The Cultural Triangle, inspired by the ancient water gardens of Sigiriya, you will find luxurious villas nestled in 35 acres of beautiful grounds waiting to be explored on foot, by bike or in the comfort of a resort buggy. The hotel is also the perfect location to set off and explore Sigiriya, including the Sigiriya Lion Rock, Dambulla Cave Temple or head off on an exhilarating Jeep Safari. The imposing rock is best to be summitted at dawn, as you reach the peak the hazy sun will begin rising over the stunning landscapes below and onto the jutting hills in the distance.  

Accommodation: Water Garden Sigiriya ( 3 nights )
Day 5-7

Hatton, Sri Lanka

Next you will be whisked away to the Hill Country to stay at Ceylon Tea Trails, consisting of five old colonial bungalows which have been converted into luxurious accommodation. The scenery is spectacular, and spend your days leisurely walking between the bungalows meeting the locals or simply relax in the beautiful gardens. 

Sri Lanka is famous for its tea plantations so we have included a tour of the verdant farmland surrounding the lodge, watch as the pickers carefully and quickly pick the tea before it begins its journey around the world. There is also some delicious tea to sample so you can pick your favourite brew!

Leaving here is always bittersweet, you will be glad you have experienced first-hand this stunning area of Sri Lanka where the misty clouds descend on the undulating clouds, but it is never an easy goodbye. However, as you head back to the airport the next part of this adventure is just beginning. 

Accommodation: Ceylon Tea Trails ( 2 nights )
Fly from Colombo to Male
Day 7-12

North Male Atoll, Maldives

Baros is an idyllic island retreat located in the North Malé Atoll only a 25-minute speedboat journey from Malé Airport. With a variety of villas to choose from, these very stylish surroundings make this the ideal retreat for you to sit back and relax in this Maldivian paradise. Let us book you in for wellness treatments at the Serenity Spa or spend your days enjoying the azure waters and pristine white beaches. For those who would rather keep a little more active then there is an array of sailing excursions, romantic evening cruises or even a dolphin and whale watching experiences, what a perfect way to end this epic trip.

Accommodation: Baros ( 5 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 020 3468 1971 to start planning your holiday.

Price Guide: (per person based on double occupancy and includes international flights)

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  • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
  • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
  • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
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July 2024 GBP £6,200 GBP £900 plan your trip
August 2024 GBP £6,200 GBP £900 plan your trip
September 2024 GBP £6,000 GBP £900 plan your trip
October 2024 GBP £6,200 GBP £900 plan your trip
November 2024 GBP £6,400 GBP £1,000 plan your trip
December 2024 GBP £6,400 GBP £1,000 plan your trip
January 2025 GBP £6,400 GBP £1,000 plan your trip
February 2025 GBP £6,400 GBP £1,000 plan your trip
March 2025 GBP £6,400 GBP £1,000 plan your trip
April 2025 GBP £6,200 GBP £900 plan your trip
May 2025 GBP £6,000 GBP £900 plan your trip
June 2025 GBP £6,000 GBP £900 plan your trip
  • July 2024
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    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £6,200
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    GBP £900
  • August 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £6,200
    Deposit from*
    GBP £900
  • September 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £6,000
    Deposit from*
    GBP £900
  • October 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £6,200
    Deposit from*
    GBP £900
  • November 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £6,400
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,000
  • December 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £6,400
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,000
  • January 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £6,400
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,000
  • February 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £6,400
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,000
  • March 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £6,400
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,000
  • April 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £6,200
    Deposit from*
    GBP £900
  • May 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £6,000
    Deposit from*
    GBP £900
  • June 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £6,000
    Deposit from*
    GBP £900
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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.

Sri Lanka and the Maldives
Sri Lanka and the Maldives

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 020 3468 1971 to start planning your holiday.

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