The Boutique Itinerary: Maldives & Sri Lanka
Bespoke Holiday Itinerary / Experience Tour

Info : The Boutique Itinerary: Maldives & Sri Lanka

Combine the cultural highlights and natural wonders of Sri Lanka with the laid-back luxury of the Maldives on this classic trip, featuring some of our favourite boutique hotels.

With your private guide in Sri Lanka, you’ll have the chance to encounter elephants in their natural habitat, explore ancient cities and fortresses, kick-back and soak up the views in the beautiful hill country and discover the hidden architectural secrets of Colombo. A short flight will then take you to the azure reefs and white sandy beaches of the Maldives, where you can relax and unwind in privacy and peace.

Highlights include:

  • Climb Sigiriya Rock and take a bullock cart ride through the surrounding countryside
  • Spot Asian elephants at one of Sri Lanka’s national parks
  • Follow pilgrims and worshippers as they pray at the Temple of the Tooth
  • Take a scenic train journey through tea-swathed hills and visit a tea factory
  • Stroll through Colombo in the afternoon in the company of a local photography, history and architecture expert to discover hidden corners of the city
  • Stay in beautiful boutique hotels with plenty of local character 

Pricing & Inclusions

An indicative price for this holiday in high season is £4,395 per person inclusive of flights from the UK. An indicative price in low season is £3825. Prices may be less in low season and higher in peak season.

Call our Sri Lanka experts on 020 7924 7133 for an inclusive, personalised quotation for your preferred dates.   

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Your personalised quotation with Experience Travel Group will include:

  • International Flights (which can be omitted from your quotation if you prefer)
  • Accommodation as described
  • Privately guided tours and transfers
  • Original Experience Travel Group "Signature" experiences
  • Full financial protection (full ABTA and ATOL bonding)
  • Meals as described
  • 24 hour in-country backup whilst away
  • Your own dedicated travel expert in the UK

For more on our pricing policy read here.

Day-to-Day Itinerary : The Boutique Itinerary: Maldives & Sri Lanka

Day 1 – Depart the UK

Leave the UK.

Day 2 – Horathapola

Your private guide will meet you when you arrive at Colombo and transfer you to your first hotel – the gorgeous Horathapola Coconut Estate.

Day 3 – Horathapola

Enjoy a full day at leisure at Horathapola. You can take a tour of the hotel's working coconut planation and beautiful tropical garden, or a bullock cart ride around the local village with a member of staff. Or, you can simply relax by the pool or in the gardens.

Day 4 – Cultural Triangle

Today you will drive through the countryside to the region known as the Cultural Triangle. You’ll check in to your next hotel, and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 5 – Cultural Triangle

With your private guide, you will first visit the ancient city of Polonnaruwa and explore the ruins and ancient art work. After lunch you will then visit one of Sri Lanka’s national parks to take in the beautiful scenery and see plenty of wildlife – including Sri Lankan elephants.

Day 6 – Cultural Triangle

Rise early this morning and climb the mysterious Sigiriya Rock and marvel at the rock fortress built on top. The views over the Sri Lankan countryside from here are simply breath taking. After the climb you will take a 20 minute bullock cart through the paddy fields surrounding Sigiriya and visit a small, local village.

Day 7 – Rosyth Estate

Drive from the Cultural Triangle to Kegalle, a town close to Kandy and the lush tea country region. You’ll check in to Rosyth Estate and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 8 – Kandy from Rosyth Estate

This morning you drive to Kandy, home to one of the most revered monuments in the Buddhist world, the famed Temple of the Tooth. You’ll also have the chance to visit Kandy’s beautiful botanical gardens and the Kandy Garrison Cemetery, before taking a scenic train ride to Polgahawela, to enjoy the captivating landscapes of the hill country.  

Day 9 – Rosyth Estate

Enjoy a day at leisure today. You can relax by the pool or explore the working tea and rubber estate that the hotel is built on. There are also hiking and biking trails and a small waterfall nearby.

Day 10 &11 Colombo

Transfer to Colombo this morning, Sri Lanka’s up-and-coming capital city. You’ll be staying at a beautiful boutique hotel in the heart of the city. Explore the undiscovered corners of Colombo on a Colombo City Walk. Led by Mark Forbes, a local history, photography and architecture expert, you will discover the secrets of Colombo’s past and enjoy a drink looking over the city docks.

Day 12 – Fly to the Maldives

Transfer to the airport and take a short flight to Male, the capital city of the Maldives. From here you will transfer to your speedboat and cruise to Makunudu, your home for the next four nights.

Days 13, 14 and 15 – The Maldives

Enjoy three full days at leisure relaxing in the Maldives.

Day 16 – Fly Home

Transfer to Male airport by speedboat to catch your flight home. 

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