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Sri Lanka & Maldives Escape

  • Duration
    16 days
  • Tour Type
    Private Tour
  • Price From
    £6790
A tour to both Sri Lanka and the Maldives offers a balanced blend of cultural exploration, natural beauty, and relaxation. Experience Sri Lanka's diverse landscapes, historic sites, and adventurous activities, then unwind in the Maldives with its luxurious resorts, stunning beaches, and vibrant marine life. The proximity between the two countries makes it convenient, and the contrast between bustling cities and serene islands adds to the appeal. Whether for adventure or relaxation this combined tour provides a well-rounded travel experience.

What's Included

  • International flights and current taxes
  • Domestic transportation
  • 4 star accommodation
  • Meals as specified
  • Touring with guides and entrance fees
  • Visa fees for UK passport holders
This journey is a perfect fusion of culture and relaxation for any traveller wanting the best of both islands.  Explore ancient cities, lush tea plantations, and vibrant wildlife in Sri Lanka. Then, luxuriate in the Maldives with vibrant coral reefs, and secluded beaches.

Why Choose a Wendy Wu Private Tour?

Complete flexibility

Travel on any day you wish

Expertly crafted itineraries

Tailored for parties as small as one.

You choose who you travel with

A private trip just for you and your chosen travel companions.

Personalised guiding

Enjoy the undivided attention of your knowledgable private guide.

Small is beautiful

Enjoy a more intimate and authentic travel experience.

Private Tour Highlights

Our Sri Lanka & Maldives Escape tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine.

Scenic Train Journey

Travel this picturesque journey through lush tea plantations, misty hills, and charming villages, showcasing the natural beauty of Sri Lanka's central highlands. 

Authentic Experience

Visit a Tea Plantation

Visit a plantation and learn all about the process of cultivating, plucking, processing and producing that wonderful beverage, tea! There will be a taster, to keep you refreshed.

Authentic Experience

Visit Dambulla Cave Temple

Venture inside the Dambulla Cave Temple to explore the huge collection of Buddha statues, including the 14-metre long reclining Buddha. This is one of the most popular religious cultural sites in Sri Lanka.

Private Tour Itinerary

B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner

  • Days 1-2
    Fly overnight to Colombo
    Days 1-2: Fly overnight to Colombo

    Upon your arrival at Colombo Airport, you will be met and transferred to Dambulla. After check-in you have the rest of the day at leisure.

  • Day 3
    Explore Sigiriya & Minneriya B
    Day 3: Explore Sigiriya & Minneriya

    Visit the iconic Sigiriya Rock Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage site, offering breath-taking views and historical significance. Afterward, relax at the hotel before heading to Minneriya National Park, known for its elephants and diverse wildlife. Explore the park's 8,889 hectares, home to numerous bird and animal species, including rare bamboo trees.

  • Day 4
    Hiriwaduna & Polonnaruwa B L
    Day 4: Hiriwaduna & Polonnaruwa

    Head to Hiriwadunna village for an authentic local experience, gaining insight into the daily activities of the villagers, and enjoying a catamaran ride on the lake. Take a tuk-tuk ride to a village house where you will interact with a local family and learn the art of preparing an authentic Sri Lankan lunch. Continue to Polonnaruwa for some cultural immersion as you explore the vibrant village life and uncover its historical wonders.

  • Day 5
    Travel to Kandy B
    Day 5: Travel to Kandy

    Proceed to Kandy where we’ll begin with a visit to Dambulla Cave Temple. This World Heritage Site houses captivating religious paintings and sculptures. In Kandy, visit the sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic - although you can't view the actual tooth relic, you can view its casket. End the day with a mesmerising Cultural Dance show.

  • Day 6
    Scenic train to Nuwara Eliya B
    Day 6: Scenic train to Nuwara Eliya

    You have an exciting day ahead with a journey aboard the famous train to Nuwara Eliya, passing by forests and charming villages. Visit a tea estate and tea factory before spending the rest of the day relaxing.

  • Day 7
    Horton Plains B
    Day 7: Horton Plains

    Today you depart for Horton Plains the highest plateau in Sri Lanka, where you will enjoy the iconic World's End viewpoint where the land dramatically drops off into a sheer precipice offering amazing views. Rest of the day at leisure.

  • Day 8
    Negombo B
    Day 8: Negombo

    Transfer to Negombo where you have the day to explore as you wish.

  • Day 9
    Fly to Maldives B
    Day 9: Fly to Maldives

    After breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight to Male’. On arrival you will board your speedboat transfer directly to the resort.

  • Days 10-15
    Sun Siyam Olhuveli B L D
    Day 10-15: Sun Siyam Olhuveli

    The Maldives is a tropical paradise renowned for its pristine white sandy beaches, crystal-clear turquoise waters, and vibrant marine life. Sun Siyam Olhuveli is a luxurious island resort situated in the South Malé Atoll. With stunning overwater villas and beachfront suites, you will experience the ultimate tropical escape. Indulge in delectable dining options, relax at the Sun Spa, and enjoy a range of water sports.

  • Day 16
    Depart Maldives B
    Day 16: Depart Maldives

    An early transfer by shared speedboat back to Male' International Airport for your onward flight.

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Sri Lanka & Maldives Escape  map

Places Visited: Dambulla - Sigiriya - Minneriya - Hiriwaduna - Polonnaruwa - Kandy - Nuwara Eliya - Horton Plains - Negombo - Maldives

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Tour Dates & Prices

Depart UK
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Depart UK: Friday 07 Jun 2024
Return UK: Saturday 22 Jun 2024
Price: £6,790pp
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Depart UK: Friday 14 Jun 2024
Return UK: Saturday 29 Jun 2024
Price: £6,790pp
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Depart UK: Friday 05 Jul 2024
Return UK: Saturday 20 Jul 2024
Price: £6,890pp
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Depart UK: Friday 19 Jul 2024
Return UK: Saturday 27 Jul 2024
Price: £6,890pp
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Depart UK: Friday 02 Aug 2024
Return UK: Sunday 17 Aug 2025
Price: £6,890pp
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Depart UK: Friday 16 Aug 2024
Return UK: Saturday 31 Aug 2024
Price: £6,890pp
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Depart UK: Friday 13 Sep 2024
Return UK: Saturday 28 Sep 2024
Price: £6,790pp
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Depart UK: Friday 27 Sep 2024
Return UK: Saturday 12 Oct 2024
Price: £6,790pp
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Depart UK: Friday 04 Oct 2024
Return UK: Saturday 19 Oct 2024
Price: £6,790pp
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Depart UK: Friday 11 Oct 2024
Return UK: Saturday 26 Oct 2024
Price: £6,790pp
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Depart UK: Friday 18 Oct 2024
Return UK: Saturday 02 Nov 2024
Price: £6,790pp
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Depart UK: Friday 25 Oct 2024
Return UK: Saturday 09 Nov 2024
Price: £6,790pp
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Depart UK: Friday 01 Nov 2024
Return UK: Saturday 16 Nov 2024
Price: £7,190pp
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Depart UK: Friday 08 Nov 2024
Return UK: Saturday 23 Nov 2024
Price: £7,190pp
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Depart UK: Friday 15 Nov 2024
Return UK: Saturday 30 Nov 2024
Price: £7,190pp
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Depart UK: Monday 02 Dec 2024
Return UK: Tuesday 17 Dec 2024
Price: £7,190pp
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Depart UK: Saturday 07 Dec 2024
Return UK: Sunday 22 Dec 2024
Price: £7,190pp
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Sample Hotels

We draw from a wide range of hotels on our holidays, each one is chosen to suit the tour you are travelling on meaning your accommodation can range from a smart business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. Here are some examples of the type of hotel you can expect to find on this tour.

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City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Kandy
22°c
79mm
Negombo
26°c
89mm
Nuwara Eliya
15°c
101mm
Sigiriya
24°c
109mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Kandy
23°c
74mm
Negombo
26°c
69mm
Nuwara Eliya
15°c
78mm
Sigiriya
26°c
87mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Kandy
24°c
71mm
Negombo
27°c
147mm
Nuwara Eliya
16°c
72mm
Sigiriya
27°c
84mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Kandy
25°c
188mm
Negombo
28°c
231mm
Nuwara Eliya
17°c
158mm
Sigiriya
28°c
169mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Kandy
24°c
144mm
Negombo
28°c
371mm
Nuwara Eliya
17°c
176mm
Sigiriya
28°c
97mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Kandy
24°c
132mm
Negombo
27°c
224mm
Nuwara Eliya
16°c
172mm
Sigiriya
28°c
55mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Kandy
24°c
128mm
Negombo
27°c
135mm
Nuwara Eliya
16°c
165mm
Sigiriya
27°c
70mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Kandy
24°c
113mm
Negombo
27°c
109mm
Nuwara Eliya
16°c
161mm
Sigiriya
27°c
71mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Kandy
24°c
155mm
Negombo
27°c
160mm
Nuwara Eliya
16°c
179mm
Sigiriya
27°c
99mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Kandy
24°c
264mm
Negombo
26°c
348mm
Nuwara Eliya
16°c
227mm
Sigiriya
26°c
267mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Kandy
23°c
296mm
Negombo
26°c
315mm
Nuwara Eliya
16°c
222mm
Sigiriya
26°c
298mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Kandy
22°c
196mm
Negombo
26°c
147mm
Nuwara Eliya
15°c
196mm
Sigiriya
24°c
258mm