Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka and the Maldives

Kotugoda, Cultural Triangle, Hill Country & Maldives

From £5200 per person in low season
From £5500 per person in high season

based on 11 nights inc. flights & selected experiences

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* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.

Price includes:

  • International economy flights and taxes from the UK

  • Internal flights

  • Accommodation

  • Private transfers

  • Selected experiences

  • Daily Breakfast

per person based on 2 people sharing

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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

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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.

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Itinerary

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.

  1. Fly to Colombo

  2. Days 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: The Wallawwa (1 night)

  3. Days 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: Ulagalla (3 nights)

  4. Days 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: Ceylon Tea Trails (2 nights)

  5. Fly from Colombo to Male

  6. Days 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: Baros (5 nights)

  7. Fly home from Male

Experiences

  • Colombo Night by Bike

    Cycle through the charming city of Colombo at dusk, as you visit some of its most iconic landmarks.

  • Explore the Tea Plantations

    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.

  • Explore the Tea Plantations

    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.

  • Sigiriya Rock

    The Sigiriya rock rises majestically from the jungle floor. It is famous for its ‘mirror wall’, so called because of its highly polished surface. Half-way up there are galleries with frescoes in brilliant tempera. Sigirya dates from the 5th century AD.

Location

Kotugoda, Cultural Triangle, Hill Country & Maldives

The Wallawwa is near the town of Kotugoda, 10km east of Colombo airport, and about 60 minutes' drive northeast of Colombo city centre. The beaches of Negombo are 30-minutes away. You will then head to Vil Uyana, located in Sigiriya within the cultural triangle of Sri Lanka, 169 km from Colombo. Then to the Ceylon Tea Trails situated around the Castlereagh Reservoir, near Hatton in the Bogawantalawa Valley, known as the Golden Valley of Tea. Finally it's a short flight to the Maldives to the north of Male Atoll, Baros island is a stunning reef-ringed island with white sandy shores. Just 25-minutes gentle cruise by speed boat from Male International Airport.

How to get there

10-hour 45-minute direct flight to Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo. It takes 20-minutes to drive from the airport to The Wallawwa.

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