Temples, Treasures & All-Inc. Indian Ocean - 2022 DEPARTURES

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Land in Colombo and witness breathtaking views from the top of the Lion Rock in Sigiriya. Discover the wildlife of Minneriya National Park, explore the cave temples of Dambulla and enjoy the majestic architecture and tea plantations of Kandy and Nuwara Eliya before you find your bliss on the pristine beaches of Beruwala and Seeduwa. Relax further in the All-Inclusive comforts of the Maldives.

Destinations
  • Sri Lanka
  • Maldives
  • Indian Subcontinent
  • Indian Subcontinent
  • Indian Subcontinent
  • Indian Subcontinent
  • India
  • Indian Ocean
Tour Types
  • Circuits
  • Beaches
  • Wildlife

Location: UK/Ireland - Night on board

<p>Arrival at your UK/Ireland departure airport ready to check-in for an overnight flight to <strong>Colombo.</strong> Night on board.</p> <p>* If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.</p>

Accommodation Name: The Gateway Hotel Airport Garden

Location: Colombo - Seeduwa

<p>Arrive at Colombo International Airport and transfer to <strong>Seeduwa,</strong> on the west coast of Sri Lanka. The rest of the day is at your leisure to enjoy your beautiful surroundings or take a relaxing stroll along the idyllic coastline. Known as the Pearl of the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka exudes natural beauty and tropical charms. Overnight stay in Seeduwa.</p>

Accommodation Name: Amaya Lake

Location: Seeduwa - Sigiriya - Dambulla

<p><strong>Breakfast</strong> at the hotel. Today, travel to the <strong>Sigiriya</strong> region and, on arrival, set off to visit<strong> Sigiriya Rock Fortress, </strong>also known as Lion Rock. Within its triple-moated defence, the huge rock rises to a sheer height of almost 500 feet. On its summit are the foundations of what was once a sumptuous palace and gardens complete with an ancient swimming pool. Head back down to ground level and transfer to <strong>Dambulla</strong>,<strong> </strong>a historic town in the centre of the island. Get settled at the hotel and overnight stay in Dambulla.</p>

Accommodation Name: Amaya Lake

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Dambulla - Minneriya - Dambulla

<p><strong>Breakfast</strong> at the hotel. Spend the morning at your leisure, sightseeing in the city or relaxing at your own pace. We recommend an optional excursion to the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, one of Sri Lanka's most breathtaking archaeological sites.* In the afternoon, we recomend an optional excursion to Minneriya National Park. ** Return to the hotel and overnight stay in Dambulla.</p> <p>* <strong>Optional Excursion to the Ancient City of Polonnaruwa:</strong> Drive for approx. 1.5 hours to the ancient medieval capital of Polonnaruwa, filled with timeless archaeological sites. Situated on the Parakrama Samudraya Lake, explore the fascinating ancient ruins, surrounded by beautiful natural landscapes. </p> <p>** <strong>Optional Excursion to the Minneriya National Park: </strong>enjoy an exciting jeep safari at Minneriya National Park, famous for its large population of elephants. Experience excellent game viewing as you travel through the fertile plains of Minneriya, watching for herds of elephants, water buffalo, monkeys and birdlife. </p> <p>$40 to be paid in destination in concept of entrance fee and jeep for the safari at Minneriya National Park.</p>

Accommodation Name: Amaya Hills

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Dambulla - Kandy

<p><strong>Breakfast</strong> at the hotel. Today, set off for<strong> Dambulla </strong>to visit the <strong>Golden Temple, </strong>a sacred 2,000-year-old pilgrimage site carved into the rocks. The walls and ceilings are covered with Buddhist murals and there are more than 130 Buddha statues in its interior. Next, en route to <strong>Kandy</strong>, enjoy a tour of the <strong>Spice Gardens</strong> and an authentic <strong>Batik Factory. </strong>Visit the <strong>Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic</strong> in the afternoon<strong> </strong>before arriving in Kandy, set on a plateau surrounded by breathtaking mountains. Transfer to the hotel. In the evening enjoy an entertaining cultural performance for a taste of Sri Lankan folklore. Overnight stay in Kandy.</p>

Accommodation Name: Amaya Hills

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Kandy - Nuwara Eliya - Kandy

<p><strong>Breakfast</strong> at the hotel. Leave for<strong> Nuwara Eliya </strong>for an afternoon of sightseeing. Nuwara Eliya is known as the 'Little England' of Sri Lanka and is a beautiful region, filled with lush-tea plantation and typical farmlands. Visit a traditional<strong> tea plantation</strong> to learn about the production process and savour the flavour of authentic Sri Lankan tea, which makes up for around 25% of global tea exports! Enjoy <strong>sightseeing in Nuwara Eliya</strong> to admire its typical colonial architecture and cool climate before heading to the train station to take a <strong>scenic train ride</strong> back to <strong>Kandy.</strong> One of the most popular experiences in Sri Lanka, take in the amazing countryside views as the train weaves its way through plantations and mountains. Arrive in Kandy and spend the evening exploring this charming city at leisure. Overnight stay in Kandy.</p>

Accommodation Name: Cinnamon Bey

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Kandy - Beruwala

<p><strong>Breakfast</strong> at the hotel. Leave the highlands behind for the idyllic shores of <strong>Beruwala</strong>, a famous resort town with a large number of hotels, providing first-class facilities and stunning beaches. Beruwala is also famous for water sports such as sailing, water-skiing, para-sailing and water scooters. The rest of the day is at your leisure to relax on the beautiful beaches and soak up the tropical landscapes. Overnight stay in Beruwala.</p>

Accommodation Name: Cinnamon Bey

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Beruwala

<p><strong>Breakfast</strong> at the hotel. Spend the day at your leisure, enjoying the facilities of your hotel or relaxing on the beach. We recommend an optional excursion to Galle Fort and a Turtle Hatchery.* Overnight stay in Beruwala.</p> <p><strong>* Optional Excursion to Galle Fort &amp; Turtle Hatchery: </strong>Head to Galle, a major city of Sri Lanka's south coast, to explore the huge Galle Fort, dating back to the 17th-century. With elements of Dutch and Portuguese architectural influences, learn about this period in the island's history. Afterwards, head to the Ahungalla Turtle Hatchery, where visitors have the unique opportunity to watch newborn turtles preparing to be released into the wild. </p>

Accommodation Name: Malahini Kuda Bandos

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Beruwala - Colombo - Maldives

<p><strong>Breakfast</strong> at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to Colombo airport for your flight to <strong>Mal&eacute;,</strong> the capital of the Maldives. Enjoy an exciting <strong>speedboat transfer</strong> to your hotel, passing paradise atolls and admiring the landscape. Arrive at the hotel and settle in, ready for an idyllic <strong>All-Inclusive </strong>stay. Overnight stay in the Maldives.</p>

Accommodation Name: Malahini Kuda Bandos

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Maldives

<p><strong>All-Inclusive.</strong> Spend the day at your leisure and take the opportunity to snorkel in the turquoise waters or simply unwind with a beachside massage. Overnight at your hotel.</p>

Accommodation Name: Malahini Kuda Bandos

Location: Maldives

<p><strong>All-Inclusive.</strong> Enjoy a day at your leisure in the Maldives. We recommend relaxing on the idyllic beaches or getting your adrenalin pumping with some watersports such as windsurfing or kayaking. Overnight stay in the Maldives.</p>

Accommodation Name: Malahini Kuda Bandos

Location: Maldives

<p><strong>All-Inclusive.</strong> Relax at your leisure and enjoy another day in paradise. Be sure to snorkel in the clear waters of the Indian Ocean, which are teeming with marine life, and end the day with a sunset cocktail. You deserve it! Overnight stay in the Maldives.</p>

Location: Maldives - Night on board

<p><strong>Breakfast</strong> at the hotel. It's time to bid farewell to paradise and take your <strong>speedboat transfer</strong> to the airport for a flight back to the UK/Ireland. Night on board.</p>

Meals: Breakfast

Location: UK/Ireland

<p>Arrive in the UK/Ireland and end your trip.</p>

Included
  • -International flight: Colombo - Male.
  • Meals
    -7 breakfasts in Sri Lanka & All-Inclusive in the Maldives. ***
  • -Speedboat transfers in the Maldives.
  • -Transfers in air conditioned vehicle in Sri Lanka.
  • -Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.
  • -All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • -Scenic train ride from Nuwara Eliya to Kandy. **
  • -Departures from main UK/Ireland airports.
  • -International flights: UK/Ireland - Colombo, Male - UK/Ireland. *
  • -English-speaking guide.
  • -Garden Room in the Maldives.
  • -11 nights accommodation in Superior and Luxury category hotels.
  • -ATOL Protection.
  • -11 nights accommodation in Deluxe and Luxury category hotels.

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