Classic Sri Lanka & the Maldives

Resort: Classic Sri Lanka & the Maldives
Operator: Cox and Kings
Destination: Maldives
Price From: £3495.00

Overview

Combine the cultural highlights of Sri
Lanka with relaxation in the idyllic
Maldives.

Itinerary

Day 1: Fly to Colombo

(N)

Day 2: Sigiriya

Arrive and transfer to Sigiriya for 3 nights at
the Water Garden Sigiriya. (B)

Day 3: Sigiriya

Explore the 11th and 12th century ruins and the 2nd capital of Sri Lanka, Polonnaruwa. After, visit
the Minneriya Tank, consisting of mixed evergreen forest and scrub areas and is a habitat for elephant, spotted deer, leopard, sloth bear and crocodile. Enjoy lunch at a family-run restaurant. (B)

Day 4: Sigiriya

Climb the iconic fifth-century Sigiriya rock fortress with rises majestically 200 metres from the scrub jungle below. Afternoon at leisure. (B)

Day 5: Elkaduwa

Travel to Ashburnham Estate, a 1930s tea
planters house on the edge of the Knuckles
mountain range with fine views of the
surrounding hills and waterfalls. Stay 3 nights
on this working tea estate. (B)

Day 6: Elkaduwa

Take gentle walks in the surrounding area,
visit the nearby waterfalls or explore the tea
estate in the company of the estate manager
at Ashburnham. (B)

Day 7: Kandy

Explore Kandy and its 16th century Temple of the Tooth in time for morning prayers. After explore the vibrant street market and wonderful botanical gardens that are home to a fine collection of orchids and a stately avenue of royal palms that were planted in 1905. (B)

Day 8: Colombo

Travel to Colombo through tea plantations
and jungle covered hills for an overnight
stay at the boutique Maniumpathy. Colombo is teeming with delicious food stalls, this evening take a walking tour of the city to try a range of these delectable snacks. (B)

Days 9-13: The Maldives

Transfer to the airport for the short flight
to the Maldives and a 5-night stay in a beach
villa at Fushifaru. (B, D)

Day 14: Fly home

Transfer to the airport and fly home. (B)

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