Sri Lanka and the Maldives

Kotugoda, Cultural Triangle, Hill Country & Maldives
11 days private tour from GBP £5,200 per personpp

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.

Sri Lanka and The Maldives
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

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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.


Price Guide: (per person based on double occupancy and excludes 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 GBP £5,400 GBP £800 plan your trip
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September GBP £5,200 GBP £800 plan your trip
October GBP £5,400 GBP £800 plan your trip
November GBP £5,500 GBP £800 plan your trip
December GBP £5,500 GBP £800 plan your trip
  • January
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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.
    GBP £5,500
    Deposit from*
    GBP £800
  • February
    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 £5,500
    Deposit from*
    GBP £800
  • March
    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 £5,500
    Deposit from*
    GBP £800
  • April
    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 £5,400
    Deposit from*
    GBP £800
  • May
    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 £5,200
    Deposit from*
    GBP £800
  • June
    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 £5,200
    Deposit from*
    GBP £800
  • July
    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 £5,400
    Deposit from*
    GBP £800
  • August
    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 £5,400
    Deposit from*
    GBP £800
  • September
    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 £5,200
    Deposit from*
    GBP £800
  • October
    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 £5,400
    Deposit from*
    GBP £800
  • November
    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 £5,500
    Deposit from*
    GBP £800
  • December
    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 £5,500
    Deposit from*
    GBP £800
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Itinerary

Fly to Colombo
Day 1-2

Sri Lanka's West Coast

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: 1 night
Day 2-5

Anuradhapura

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 Ulugalla, a charming traditional hotel nestled within 58 acres of lush verdant grounds. Take part in the hotels cooking class where you can learn how to cook as the locals do, creating sumptuous dishes filled with spices, herbs and local ingredients. Ulugalla is also the perfect location to set off and explore Sigiriya. This 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. The hotel is also only a 30-minute drive to Anuradhapura, the ancient capital of Sri Lanka is worth exploring either on foot or by bike.

Accommodation: 3 nights
Day 5-7

Hatton

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: 2 nights
Fly from Colombo to Male
Day 7-12

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: 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 3553 3512 to start planning your holiday.

Why Scott Dunn?

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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