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Indian Ocean Magic: Sri Lanka & The Maldives

From £16,195
for 2 adults

  • Adventure


  • Beach


  • Culture


  • Discovery


  • Family


  • Wellness


Some of the most remarkable places in the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka and the Maldives are paired together on this itinerary for a journey that combines tropical beauty with cultural intrigue. As you arrive into Colombo, guests are immediately welcomed by the warmth and the hospitality of the Sri Lankan people. Take tours of Colombo and Galle that will spark the imagination and educate you on the island’s history whilst the Jeep Safari will have you spotting the native wildlife in the Sri Lankan Jungle. As you fly across the ocean to the Maldives, marvel at the beauty of the atolls below and realise that you have made it to paradise.

  • Go on a tour of the Cultural Triangle and learn about Sri Lanka’s turbulent and vibrant history
  • Embarked on a guided visit to the UNESCO heritage Anuradhapura citadel
  • Take a Jeep Safari in your own 4x4 in the Minneriya, Eco, and Kaudulla National Parks and see what native wildlife you can spot along the way
  • Learn how tea is produced in the Ceylon region on a tour of the Century old tea factories
  • Ignite the senses and experience the replenishing effects of tea with spa treatments that focus on tea and traditional practices
  • Explore the Galle Fort, spending time learning about another one of Sri Lanka’s UNESCO heritage sites
  • Learn about the history and architecture of Galle and how the fortress was so important in Sri Lanka’s story
  • Marvel at the beauty of the Maldives as you indulge in a whole host of activities at Soneva Fushi
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The Wallawwa

Standard Room | Including Breakfast | 1 Night

Set within it’s own tranquil gardens, The Wallawwa is a boutique 18-bedroom hotel that is the perfect place to start when you arrive into Colombo. Its award-winning gastronomy, jungle pool and exceptional spa are the best welcome after the long journey to Sri Lanka. Atmospheric and stylish, the 18th Century manor house is a place of tranquillity and serenity that allows guests to unwind and recover from their travels.  

Ulagalla Resort, Anuradhapura

Standard Room | Including Breakfast | 2 Nights

Nestled in 58-acres of mystical gardens, and a history that spans over 150-years, Ulagalla Anuradhapura is a place that provides luxury and sanctuary to every guest. As the place where kings once reigned, the hotel exudes aristocratic elegance that every guest can enjoy. Each villa has over 1850 square feet of space that benefit from their own private pools allowing for ultimate privacy and seclusion during your stay, something that is very welcome after a day of exploring.  

Elephant Stables, Kandy

Standard Room | Including Breakfast | 1 Night

Formerly home to Sir Cudah Ratwatte, Elephant Stables Kandy is an exceptionally restored 1930's colonial mansion that has made a name for itself as one of the finest boutique hotel’s in Sri Lanka. With only three bedrooms, three suites and one Royal Tented Suite, the service here caters to every need and is in great abundance to ensure every guest’s stay is as personal and memorable as the last. The hotels head chef has crafted dining the showcases the very best of Sri Lankan flavours and produce to create dining experiences that are famous across the island.  

Ceylon Tea Trails

Standard Room | All Inclusive | 2 Nights

Over a hundred years of history, Ceylon Tea Trails is a lovingly restored complex of tea planter residences that sit overlooking the Ceylon tea region. Magical views of the tea fields below, this hotel is in a magical destination and sets the bar for luxury stays in Sri Lanka. Each bungalow benefits from feeling like a private home that allows guests to relax and unwind at their own pace in privacy. With a host of activities available, guests can learn about the tea fields and the progress of tea production as they cycle round the region or walk through the historic factories in the region 

Cape Weligama

Standard Room | Including Breakfast | 3 Night

Just like it’s sister property, Ceylon Tea Trails, Cape Weligama sits within the Relais & Chateaux portfolio as another historic property designed to immerse guests in the region’s culture and natural beauty. As one of the most decadent properties in the southern tip of the island, this hotel offers sweeping views of the Indian Ocean from 39 private retreats that have all been designed by the celebrated Lek Bunnag. Timeless elegance across its dining and décor, the property will have you besotted as soon as you cross the threshold. 

Soneva Fushi

Crusoe Villa | Including Breakfast | 5 Nights

There is nowhere like the Maldives, and as a result you have to stay somewhere that is equally as mind-blowing. Soneva Fushi is one of the original island getaways that arrived in the Baa Atoll and remains one of the most iconic properties in the Maldives. Settled in one of the largest one-bedroom suites on properties, switch off, reconnect, unwind and spend time relishing in the beauty of the island.  

*Price shown does not include flights

*a holiday constitutes where we have used a ground supplier to put your arrangements in Sri Lanka together

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