SRI LANKA AND MALDIVES TOUR PACKAGE

BEST OF SRI LANKA AND MALDIVES

14 NIGHTS AND 15 DAYS TOUR ITNERARY

-Discovery / Culture / Marine & Wildlife-

Two bucket list countries in one fantastic tour. From the colorful streets of Negombo to the ancient temples of Kandy and Dambulla, from the tea plantations of Nuwara Eliya to the sun-kissed beaches of Maldives, this 15-day package will give you a lifetime of memories to make it an amazing and fulfilling holiday. Colombo, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Galle and beyond, this dazzling discovery tour will showcase all the highlights of Sri Lanka. Explore the Rock Cave Temple of Dambulla, home to an impressive golden Buddha; discover the rich tea culture of Sri Lanka in the hillside plantation of Nuwara Eliya; spend a night in spiritual Kandy, home of the sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic; and enjoy a guided tour in the Dutch colonial city of Galle. Then, slow things down with four nights stay in Maldives. Slip into holiday mode with cozy accommodation. Spend your days swimming with a rainbow of marine life, relaxing under a palm tree with a good book, or taking advantage of the amazing optional activities offered on the island. The package also includes the international flight between Sri Lanka and Maldives.


Day 01
AIRPORT PICK-UP / WELCOME TO SRI LANKA

AYUBOWAN-! Welcome to Sri Lanka, one of the most fascinating destinations in the whole world. Upon arrival at Katunayake CMB Airport, you will meet your tour leader and then you will be transferred to your hotel. The first destination will be Negombo coastal town, which has long been known as the most popular beach in Sri Lanka, famous for its golden sandy beach, food and entertainments. For day one we haven't planned any activity, so you will have a relaxing day at Negombo beach or by the pool of your cosy hotel. Evening, you may walk along the seashore while enjoying the beautiful sun setting and the pleasant evening atmosphere of Negombo beach. Overnight stay in a seafront hotel – Negombo.


Day 02
WILPATTU NATIONAL PARK GAME DRIVE

After having a delicious breakfast at the hotel, you will have a wonderful coastal drive towards Wilpattu National Park. En-route, visit Munneshwaram Hindu Kovil. Thereafter, proceeds to Wilpattu National Park. We would like you to visit this park, rather than the more touristic Yala National Park, because we believe it is less crowded and it offers better experiences. Also, the same animals can be seen here as in Yala. Enjoy a 4x4 jeep ride searching for leopards hanging on trees or whispering through the bushes, crocodiles patrolling the river or wild elephants drinking water and playing around under the evening sunset. Overnight stay in a cosy safari resort-Wilpattu

Activities:

  • Wilpattu National Park safari
  • Munneshwaram Hindu Kovil visit

Day 03
VILLAGE TOUR / SIGIRIYA FORTRESS

After enjoying a delicious breakfast with a hot cup of Sri Lankan tea or a coffee, you will take a wonderful journey across the stunning Sri Lankan countryside towards Dambulla city, which is the central point of the cultural triangle on the island. Upon arrival, you'll enjoy a wonderful cultural village tour while exploring the beautiful countryside. It will start with a Bullock Cart ride, one of the most ancient and prime transportation systems in Sri Lanka, still used in some villages. While on the tour you will enjoy a canoeing boat ride across the lake and a plasant TukTuk ride before reaching the farmer’s house where you will experience the typical Sri Lankan countryside hospitality. Evening, you will visit famous Sigiriya Rock Fortress (UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE), since it is the best time to capture the beautiful scenery of sun setting. King Kasyapa (477 – 495 BC) built his palace on the top of this rock and decorated its sides with colorful frescoes. Overnight stay in Dambulla.

Activities:

  • Cultural village tour
  • Sigiriya rock fortress
  • Ayurvedic herbal treatments can be arranged
Day 04
CAVE TEMPLE / KANDY CITY WALK

After breakfast, visit the Royal Cave Temple and the Golden Buddha Statue (UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE). Thereafter, you will visit Matale Spice Garden. Afterwards, proceed towards Kandy, the capital of the last Sinhalese kingdom. It's set on a plateau surrounded by mountains, which are home to tea plantations and bio diverse rainforests. Kandy is also famous for its sacred Buddhist sites, including the Temple of the Tooth Relic. In the afternoon, you’ll enjoy a walk around Kandy's busy city centre, including a tour of the Central Market, before engaging with a cultural dance show which is inspired by Sri Lankan arts, traditional dance and cultural heritage. Overnight stay in a mount view hotel - Kandy.

Activities:

  • Dambulla cave temple
  • Temple of Tooth Relic
  • Early morning Pidurangala rock hike
  • Kandy city walk (local markets/view point)
  • Spice garden visit - Included in the package
  • Traditional dancing show – Included in the package
Day 05-06
HILL COUNTRY TEA PLANTATIONS

In the morning, you will visit the Peradeniya Royal Garden, which is known as one of the best botanical gardens in Asia. Thereafter, you’ll enjoy a wonderful journey through the lush green tea plantations, the scenic view of the mountains and the waterfalls towards the tea region of Nuwara Eliya. It is often referred to as “Little England” because many of the buildings in this city retain from the British colonial period, such as the Queen's Cottage, the General's House, the Grand Hotel, the Hill Club and the Town Post Office. Since this amazing town is located in the mountains, it is characterized by a cool climate all year long. Visit a tea plantation. Sri Lanka, tea and tourism are words which cannot be separated. Explore the cold and misty hills that host lush green blankets of tea plantations. You also have the opportunity to visit a tea factory processing the prestigious brand of Ceylon Tea, to observe a rich tradition kept alive up to date. Make sure to end your factory visit in style over a perfectly blended cup of tea. Overnight stay in a cozy hill side hotel - Nuwara Eliya.

Activities:

  • Royal Botanical Garden
  • Nuwara Eliya city tour (Victoria Park/Gregory Lake)
  • Tea factory and plantation visit - Included in the package
  • Horton Place nature park visit can be arranged
Day 07
SPECTACULAR TRAIN JOURNEY / MINI ADAM'S PEAK

In the morning, you will enjoy a spectacular train journey from Nanu-oya station to Ella village. It is known as one of the most picturesque hill country train journeys in the world. Ella is everyone’s favorite hill country village due to the fact that it’s a wonderful nature-friendly location. The Nine Arch Bridge, a major tourist attraction in Ella, is a massive bridge built entirely of solid rocks, bricks and cement without using a single piece of steel. Ella is a great place for walking and climbing and its most famous trekking route is to “Little Adam’s Peak”. In the evening, you could chill out at the village center where there are lots of restaurants, pubs and also evening entertainments. Ella is a stunning location that anyone who is visiting Sri Lanka should not miss out. Overnight stay in a mount view hotel - Ella Village.

Activities:

  • Rawana Waterfall
  • Mini Adam’s peak trekking
  • Ella Village Tour (Nine Arch Bridge) e
  • Spectacular train journey into the mountains - Included
Day 08
SOUTH COAST / BEACH RELAX

After an amazing journey through the mountains and waterfalls, you have finally arrived at the world-famous beachside of Sri Lanka. In the morning, you will head towards Mirissa while enjoying the magnificent view of the Indian Ocean. Mirissa/Dickwella is a delightful sandy beach that was a well-kept secret in the past, but now more restaurants and pubs are opening up to visitors. Mirissa/Dickwella is also characterized by white sands and coconut palms growing right from the edge of the sea as if in imitation of a postcard of the perfect tropical beach. Upon arrival at your hotel, you could grab a towel to relax on the beach while enjoying a cocktail or a chill beer under the shade of a palm tree. In the evening, perhaps you could walk down along the seashore and you could find a seafront restaurant to try some authentic Sri Lankan seafood - a wonderful crab curry is likely to be on the menu. Overnight stay in a beach resort - Mirissa/Dickwella.

Activities:

  • Hummanaya blowhole visit
  • Leisure & relax in the beach
  • Boat tours can be arranged
  • Water sports can be arranged
Day 09
WHALE WATCHING / GALLE FORT

Early in the morning, hit back to the beautiful golden sandy beach and jump into a boat for an amazing ride on the sea to capture the Blue Whales and Dolphins. Mirissa is one of the best places in the world to spot the biggest creature on the planet. Please note that whale watching is a SEASONAL activity. Thereafter, your tour leader will drive you along the southwest coast towards Galle, a city well known for its Fort (UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE). Historical Galle Lighthouse stands proudly on the southeast tip of the fort. In the afternoon, you will enjoy a Madu river boat tour, which offers several memorable experiences such as fish therapy and cinnamon state visit. Thereafter, you’ll visit a turtle hatchery center where baby turtles learn to take their first swim and injured adults are rehabilitated back into the wild. Both locals and international volunteers are battling for the protection of sea turtles since they are endangered creatures. Overnight stay in a beach resort – Bentota.

Activities:

  • Madu river boat tour can be arranged
  • Whale watching boat tour can be arranged
  • Galle Fort and city tour
  • Observe the traditional Sri Lankan fishing styles
  • Turtle hatchery center visit – included in the package
Day 10
COLOMBO CITY TOUR

After breakfast, you’ll visit the capital city of Colombo, which has an interesting history running back to the fifth century. Even in ancient times, this was an important port city in the East-West sea trade. Nowadays it has become a bustling modern town with a unique atmosphere. The colourful streets, restaurants and modern shopping malls attract hordes of locals and tourists alike. In Colombo, you have the opportunity to visit the most highlighted places in the city and also do some last-minute shopping as well. Perhaps, you may pop into a famous and internationally renowned restaurant in Colombo to end your Sri Lanka visit over an unforgettable meal. Overnight stay in Colombo.

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Activities:

  • Colombo city and shopping tour
  • Colombo highlights: Galle Face Green, Gangarama Independent Square, ect...
Day 11
TRANSFER TO MALDIVES

After breakfast, you will check-out from your hotel and you will be transferred to the airport for your short flight to Male (flight time-13.30 pm), Maldives (approx. 1.5 hours flight). After a wonderful tour around Sri Lanka now slow things down with a four-night relaxing beach stay in the Maldives. Upon arrival to Male, you will meet a hotel representative, who will transfer you to the hotel by a shared speed boat. Overnight stay in a cozy beach resort.

Activities:

  • Leisure & relax in the beach
Day 12
OPTIONAL FULL OR HALF-DAY TOUR

After breakfast, if you are up to it, you will enjoy a full-day or half-day island hopping. Your day starts with a speed boat ride that will take you to 3 different spots, perfect for going snorkelling and dolphin watching. As you snorkel in these unbelievably beautiful reefs, you will come across an abundance of marine life and a multitude of colourful fish. Manta rays, turtles and even sharks may be the highlight of the trip. Experience the thrill of a tiny desert beach, surrounded by crystal clear waters and the coral reef with the ultimate privacy. A packed lunch and bottled drinks are served to each guest on the sandbank. NOTE: This is an optional experience, thus it can be purchased separately from the resort.

Optional activities:

  • Dolphin watching
  • Snorkeling session
  • Swimming with sharks
Day 13
UNDERWATER MARINE LIFE / LEISURE DAY

After breakfast, if you are up to it, join a snorkeling trip. It is a fun and relaxing way to view the colorful and fascinating world just beneath the ocean’s surface. Snorkelers use a clear plastic mask and a short tube to breathe while floating face-down on the surface of the water. This way you can observe coral and marine life without scaring away the fish with your movements and without having to come up for air every minute. Just floating and being immersed in the underwater scenery is enough to escape the hurdles we encounter in everyday life. There are different locations where you can see a totally different environment with different fishes and sea creatures. NOTE: This is an optional experience, thus it can be purchased separately from the resort.

Optional activities:

  • Scuba-diving
  • Sorkelling
  • jet-ski
  • kayaking
  • Evening fishing
Day 14
LEISURE DAY

It's a free day: after breakfast, you could spend your time relaxing on the beach or exploring the underwater sea life. Optional: explore the historic city of Male, capital of the Maldives, and get a sense of ordinary life for the locals. Male is one of the smallest capitals in the world with several great local and cultural attractions such as the Male National Museum, Mulee-aage Palace, Male Friday Mosque and local markets, among others. NOTE: This is an optional experience, thus it can be purchased separately from the resort.

Optional activities:

  • Leisure day on the beach
  • Male city tour
Day 15
AIRPORT DROP-OFF

Today is your last day in beautiful Maldives. After breakfast, you will check-out from the hotel and you will be transferred to the airport by a shared speed boat.

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Inclusions:

  • Sri Lanka to Maldives air tickets.
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off.
  • Star class accommodation as per your request.
  • 1Lt Complimentary bottle of water per person each day.
  • Nuwara Eliya city tour.
  • Private modern vehicle (air-conditioned).
  • Kandy city tour.
  • Colombo City Tour.
  • Sri Lanka cultural dance Show.
  • Organic Spice Garden.
  • Turtle Hatchery Center.
  • A visit to a tea factory.
  • English Speaking driver for the entire journey.
  • 24 hours emergency contact.
  • Fuel & local passenger insurance for the vehicle.
  • Government taxes & no hidden charges.

Exclusions:

  • Entrance / excursions fees not stated as included
  • Meals not stated as included
  • Air fare and travel insurance (on request)
  • Any personal expenses
  • Late check-out & early check-in charges

Optional Extras:

  • The tour can be customized (Itinerary/Number of days/Activities)
  • B'Day/Anniversary-celebrations arrangements
  • Pre and post-tour accommodation
  • Shopping
  • Yoga and Ayurvedic spa treatments

Accommodation:

BH Lanka Tours has exclusive partnerships with all the best and well-reputed accommodations in Sri Lanka & Maldives. We are offering two categories of accommodation options on the Tour Brochure (request at “price inquiry” button). Hence, the travels can select the package according to the desire and the budget.


Guide:

A professional tour leader in Sri Lanka tasked with ensuring the smooth operations of the tour, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the entire trip. His role primarily includes assisting with accommodation and transportation between locations while sharing the knowledge about social and cultural splendor of Sri Lanka. Our customer support team will be there to provide 24/7 support during & after your trip, as well as help with all of your onward travel. A guide will be allocated for the half-day tour by the hotel in the Maldives.


Meals:

Daily breakfasts, 5 dinners and 1 lunch are included in Sri Lanka. Daily breakfasts and all dinners are included in Maldives. This tour offers Vegetarian, Vegan and Halal food options on request. Simply let our Customer Support team know the food option that you prefer.


Tranport:

Private transportation in an air-conditioned modern vehicle in Sri Lanka. Speed boat island transfer in Maldives.


Flight:

Transfer flight from Sri Lanka to the Maldives - Included. Other International flights - NOT included. You can arrange them separately at any point. Free airport pick-up and drop-off on the first and last day of the tour. Note: airport transfer times (boat time table from your resort to Male airport) – 9.15 am / 12 Noon / 16.00 pm / 19.30 pm. A private boat can be arranged anytime, but additional costs will apply.


HOW TO BOOK THE TOUR:

  • Step 1: Send us a request through “price inquiry” button
  • Step 2: Few tour brochures will be emailed to you with accommodation options and prices
  • Step 3: Request for any changes or if not proceed with the down payment of USD 100
  • Step 4: You will receive a tour confirmation email with tour voucher, and receipt for the payment
  • Step 5: We will assist you in obtaining visa for Sri Lanka
  • Step 6: Settle the balance payment on arrival at the airport, or the payment can be settled before arrival (payment method negotiable)
  • Step 7: Enjoy your tour

Payment Details:

Our easy payment plan! Just confirm the tour with USD 100 deposit and then settle the balance payment only 15 days prior to the arrival date (payment method negotiable).


Payment Methods:

  • Bank to bank transfer
  • Online secured payments with any credit or debit card
  • Payment can be done in any currency
  • Transfer money with XboomPayPal/ Western Union or any other money transfer services

Child Policy:

  • Children below 5 years are free of charge
  • 50% discount on tour price for children between 5 and 11, sharing a room with two adults.
  • 25% discount on tour price for one child between 12 and 16, sharing a room with two adults.

Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellations received earlier than 12 days prior to the departure date are fully refundable.
  • Cancellations received 12 days or less prior to the departure date: 50% from the payment or postpone tour with travel credits.
  • Cancellations received 07 days or less prior to the beginning of the tour are non-refundable,but the tour can be postponed to a later date.

Important Note:

  • Most entrance and activity fees are paid in local currency. We suggest you keep some Sri Lankan rupees with you while on the tour. You can exchange money at the airport or the tour leader can assist you to exchange money at local banks.
  • Religious places have a strict protocol when it comes to clothes and people should cover themselves up. However, usually you can wear almost anything that goes with the warm climate.
  • In tropical countries the weather is always unpredictable, so it will be handy to bring a rain jacket.
  • Sun protection, mosquito repellent, sunglasses and a hat can be very useful during your tour.
  • The official check-in time at all hotels will be at 02:00 pm.
  • The official check-out time at all hotels will be at 11:00am.

Climate And Average Temperatures:

Sri Lanka is a year-around holiday destination with two monsoon seasons, so there is a lot of confusion about when it is the best time to visit. The weather doesn’t run like clockwork here! The temperature is constantly around 27°C on the coast, while on the hill side it always stays below 20°C.


Terms And Conditions:

  • Please note that local conditions prevalent at the time of travel may result in modifications to tour contents without prior notice.
  • Hotel early check-in, late check-out, connecting or adjoining rooms are subject to availability and are not guaranteed.
  • Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old or over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.
  • No refund for unused services.


Please feel free to inquiry about any further information, our travel consultant team will responde to you within few minutes