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Wonders of Sri Lanka & Maldives Beach Stay

from £1699

Wonders of Sri Lanka & Maldives Beach Stay

Fed up of rain, work, and no suntan? Swap the dismal British weather for the sensational sunshine of Sri Lanka and the beach break of a lifetime in the Maldives, with speedboat ride, flights and transfers! Book your trip today through Citrus Holidays and make your friends positively green with envy. Total from £1699pp

Overview

They say there is no other country in the world, like Sri Lanka. A smiling sun all year round, golden beaches, ancient cities, exciting safaris, colorful culture, adventure sport and lovely people… where else can you get all these in one place? Your last four nights will be spent in an unforgettable manner, rubbing shoulders with sea turtles beneath the aquamarine Indian Ocean in the heart of the Maldives.

During your five nights’ stay in Sri Lanka, it is safe to say you’ll be spoilt for choice. The island offers a wide range of activities for every type of traveler, whether you are somebody who likes to keep cool as a cucumber poolside with a mojito in hand, or perhaps a secret thrill-seeker at heart whose idea of a perfect holiday involves a bit of rock climbing or a splash of water sports. Our package not only includes excursions, hotels, transfers and dances, but also heritage train rides, bullock cart rides, cooking classes and massages. 

The adventure of a lifetime begins in Sri Lanka’s Capital Colombo, a port city, with a rich colonial heritage, religions and cultures. Then you will visit Sigiriya, a historical ancient city sprinkled with royal palaces, Buddhist frescoes and World Heritage Sites. Spend 2 nights’ in Kandy, one of the cultural hubs of the island which also houses the famous Temple of the Tooth, the Matale Spice Gardens as well as Kandy Lake which you will drive around in the evening. No need to fret though, after such a jam-packed day, you’ll be able to rest your weary feet at at Amaya Hills, Kandy.

Next, prepare to be whisked off on a memorable train ride in Sri Lanka’s most popular hill station, Nuwara Eliya through tea plantations, twisting and turning through the mountain tunnels high up in the fluffy clouds. Catch a flight from Colombo to Malé where you’ll be transferred to your Certificate of Excellence Hotel in true A-list style, via speedboat. 

There is no better place to relax and wind down than in one of the most stunning corners of the world, the Maldives.  In Maldives, your stay will be at Makunudu Island Resort. A 50-minute speedboat ride from Male International Airport, Makunudu Island sweeps you into the warm embrace of an original Maldivian retreat. The 6-acre Makunudu Island is a tropical beachfront getaway, steps from spectacular dive spots.

What's Included:

We take care of everything, so you don’t have to.

  • Return international flights are taken care of by us
  • We’ll greet you at the airport and be on hand for anything you may need during your stay
  • Transfer from Colombo Airport to the hotel will be calibrated as per your flight time.
  • Stay in touch with people back home in a  WiFi enabled and air conditioned vehicle
  • Be guided and advised by English-speaking chauffeur
  • 1 night in Colombo with welcome Dinner
  • Sight Seeing in Colombo*
  • 2 nights’ accommodation at a hotel in Sigiriya
  • Visit and entrance to Dambulla Cave Temple
  • Cooking demonstration and home cooked lunch in a Sri Lankan village
  • Enjoy a bullock cart ride through the village paths
  • Go canoeing on Lake Agoda Wawe
  • Visit to the UNESCO World Heritage site Sigiriya Rock Fortress**
  • A breathtaking Jeep Safari to Minneriya National Park
  • Release all that inner tension with a head and shoulder massage in Matale
  • Give Gordon Ramsay a run for his money after your cooking demonstration in Matale, Spice Gardens
  • 2 nights’ accommodation at a hotel in Kandy
  • Enjoy a glass of wine with dinner in Kandy
  • Throw some shapes at a cultural dance show in Kandy
  • Local Heritage Train experience while travelling towards Nuwara Eliya
  • Visit to a Tea Factory where you can see, smell, taste and touch the tea at every stage of the production process, and get an understanding of why certain teas taste as they do.
  • Taste a cup of pure Ceylon tea in the factory
  • Visit and entrance fee to Tea Plantation, Temple of the Tooth Relic, Cultural Dance Show
  • Never go hungry as Breakfast & Dinner are available at all the hotels throughout the tour in Sri Lanka
  • Hotel service charge & government tax  
  • Flights from Colombo to Malé
  • Enjoyable return airport transfer by Speed Boat
  • A wonderful 4-Night Stay at the Makunudu Island Resort
  • Stay connected with friends and family with free WiFi
  • One time introductory dive for beginners 
  • Enjoy a complimentary fishing trip 
  • Relax yourself with 20% off on spa menu and treatments
  • All Inclusive Board during your stay in the Maldives
  • We’ll sort out flights from Malé to the UK
Holiday Highlights:

From the extraordinary naturally gorgeous Sri Lankan vistas to the beautiful beaches of Maldives!

  • Hand-picked hotels which will ensure a luxurious stay in Sri Lanka 
  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites dotted around the island 
  • Discover the mind-blowing Lion Rock in Sigiriya
  • Unearth the many UNESCO treasures of Dambulla Cave Temple
  • Breathe in the fragrant aromas within the Spice Gardens in Matale
  • Observe the magnificent Sacred Temple of the Tooth in Kandy
  • Put your dancing skills to the test at the Cultural Dance Show in Kandy
  • Feel calm and carefree on the sandy beaches of the Maldives
  • Dip into ocean water as clear as glass 
  • Explore the waters like Jack Sparrow, by paddle-boat, canoe, windsurf or catamaran
  • Catch a glimpse of baby black tipped sharks that swim around the peninsula
  • Spot dolphins and watch the golden haze of the sunset on a traditional Dhoni ride
What's Included:

We take care of everything, so you don’t have to.

  • Return international flights are taken care of by us
  • We’ll greet you at the airport and be on hand for anything you may need during your stay
  • Transfer from Colombo Airport to the hotel will be calibrated as per your flight time.
  • Stay in touch with people back home in a  WiFi enabled and air conditioned vehicle
  • Be guided and advised by English-speaking chauffeur
  • 1 night in Colombo with welcome Dinner
  • Sight Seeing in Colombo*
  • 2 nights’ accommodation at a hotel in Sigiriya
  • Visit and entrance to Dambulla Cave Temple
  • Cooking demonstration and home cooked lunch in a Sri Lankan village
  • Enjoy a bullock cart ride through the village paths
  • Go canoeing on Lake Agoda Wawe
  • Visit to the UNESCO World Heritage site Sigiriya Rock Fortress**
  • A breathtaking Jeep Safari to Minneriya National Park
  • Release all that inner tension with a head and shoulder massage in Matale
  • Give Gordon Ramsay a run for his money after your cooking demonstration in Matale, Spice Gardens
  • 2 nights’ accommodation at a hotel in Kandy
  • Enjoy a glass of wine with dinner in Kandy
  • Throw some shapes at a cultural dance show in Kandy
  • Local Heritage Train experience while travelling towards Nuwara Eliya
  • Visit to a Tea Factory where you can see, smell, taste and touch the tea at every stage of the production process, and get an understanding of why certain teas taste as they do.
  • Taste a cup of pure Ceylon tea in the factory
  • Visit and entrance fee to Tea Plantation, Temple of the Tooth Relic, Cultural Dance Show
  • Never go hungry as Breakfast & Dinner are available at all the hotels throughout the tour in Sri Lanka
  • Hotel service charge & government tax  
  • Flights from Colombo to Malé
  • Enjoyable return airport transfer by Speed Boat
  • A wonderful 4-Night Stay at the Makunudu Island Resort
  • Stay connected with friends and family with free WiFi
  • One time introductory dive for beginners 
  • Enjoy a complimentary fishing trip 
  • Relax yourself with 20% off on spa menu and treatments
  • All Inclusive Board during your stay in the Maldives
  • We’ll sort out flights from Malé to the UK
Duration:
10 Days / 09 Nights
Meal Plan:
Various
Dates Between:
-
Choose your Departure Airport:
See full availability
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*Prices from and subject to availability

They say there is no other country in the world, like Sri Lanka. A smiling sun all year round, golden beaches, ancient cities, exciting safaris, colorful culture, adventure sport and lovely people… where else can you get all these in one place? Your last four nights will be spent in an unforgettable manner, rubbing shoulders with sea turtles beneath the aquamarine Indian Ocean in the heart of the Maldives.

During your five nights’ stay in Sri Lanka, it is safe to say you’ll be spoilt for choice. The island offers a wide range of activities for every type of traveler, whether you are somebody who likes to keep cool as a cucumber poolside with a mojito in hand, or perhaps a secret thrill-seeker at heart whose idea of a perfect holiday involves a bit of rock climbing or a splash of water sports. Our package not only includes excursions, hotels, transfers and dances, but also heritage train rides, bullock cart rides, cooking classes and massages. 

The adventure of a lifetime begins in Sri Lanka’s Capital Colombo, a port city, with a rich colonial heritage, religions and cultures. Then you will visit Sigiriya, a historical ancient city sprinkled with royal palaces, Buddhist frescoes and World Heritage Sites. Spend 2 nights’ in Kandy, one of the cultural hubs of the island which also houses the famous Temple of the Tooth, the Matale Spice Gardens as well as Kandy Lake which you will drive around in the evening. No need to fret though, after such a jam-packed day, you’ll be able to rest your weary feet at at Amaya Hills, Kandy.

Next, prepare to be whisked off on a memorable train ride in Sri Lanka’s most popular hill station, Nuwara Eliya through tea plantations, twisting and turning through the mountain tunnels high up in the fluffy clouds. Catch a flight from Colombo to Malé where you’ll be transferred to your Certificate of Excellence Hotel in true A-list style, via speedboat. 

There is no better place to relax and wind down than in one of the most stunning corners of the world, the Maldives.  In Maldives, your stay will be at Makunudu Island Resort. A 50-minute speedboat ride from Male International Airport, Makunudu Island sweeps you into the warm embrace of an original Maldivian retreat. The 6-acre Makunudu Island is a tropical beachfront getaway, steps from spectacular dive spots.

From the extraordinary naturally gorgeous Sri Lankan vistas to the beautiful beaches of Maldives!

  • Hand-picked hotels which will ensure a luxurious stay in Sri Lanka 
  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites dotted around the island 
  • Discover the mind-blowing Lion Rock in Sigiriya
  • Unearth the many UNESCO treasures of Dambulla Cave Temple
  • Breathe in the fragrant aromas within the Spice Gardens in Matale
  • Observe the magnificent Sacred Temple of the Tooth in Kandy
  • Put your dancing skills to the test at the Cultural Dance Show in Kandy
  • Feel calm and carefree on the sandy beaches of the Maldives
  • Dip into ocean water as clear as glass 
  • Explore the waters like Jack Sparrow, by paddle-boat, canoe, windsurf or catamaran
  • Catch a glimpse of baby black tipped sharks that swim around the peninsula
  • Spot dolphins and watch the golden haze of the sunset on a traditional Dhoni ride

Situated at the heart of Colombo's commercial business district and entertainment hub, ZMAX Fairway Colombo is a hotel designed to cater to the growing number of excitement-seeking travelers. As part of the internationally renowned, colorful and vibrant ZMAX Hotels, ZMAX Fairway Colombo offers you unique convenience & comfort. ZMAX Fairway Colombo is a unique blend between location, design, comfort, technology and affordability which we like term as "smart luxury". 

With a total of 181 designer rooms that include family rooms and suites for you to select from, it perfectly complements modern Colombo in appearance and features. Free and uninterrupted high speed Wi-Fi access, motion sensor driven room temperature control, room access through your mobile phone, settling your bills in the comfort of your room with IP-TV are just a few of the technological conveniences offered by the 'Z' Life.

Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. 4 restaurants, a 24-hour fitness center, and a bar/lounge are available at this hotel. Other amenities include a coffee shop/café, a rooftop terrace, and 24-hour room service. 

These standout features have positioned ZMAX Fairway as nothing less than the most sophisticated hotel in Colombo for the convenience seeking business traveler or the family that looks for home comforts while on vacation.

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Nestled on the shores of Lake Kandalama, Amaya Lake welcomes you to a calm and peaceful stay in the heart of Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle. Amaya Lake is surrounded by verdant trees with the cool breeze snaking throughout the property, offering a serene getaway amidst nature unique to Dambulla hotels, Sri Lanka. With a seamless blend of untouched nature and authentic Sri Lankan culture and modern conveniences, we ensure that our guests are refreshed during their stay with us – in mind, body and soul.

The property welcome you to a glorious haven of tranquility provided by our beautifully designed rooms and suite. All of our rooms, which are individual chalets, will guarantee the privacy and harmony that you so desire, help wash away the stresses of life and teach you the true meaning of relaxing. The rooms blend modern luxury with an authentic Sri Lankan touch to offer our guests an unparalleled experience as they embark on a relaxing getaway.

Embark on an unforgettable culinary adventure by dining at Amaya Lake which has the best among Dambulla restaurants. Scrumptious local and international favourites are skillfully crafted by our award-winning chefs to best suit your taste buds. Enter into a world of different cuisines and dive into flavors ranging from local to eastern to western at the outdoor restaurant Samara.

Let the gentle breeze and the sway of the green leaves take you on a soothing journey during your ultimate holiday. 

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Located in the Cultural Triangle, Amaya Hills Kandy offers a hillside retreat overlooking Heerassagala Forest. Amaya Hills Kandy sets the benchmark for stunning hotels in Kandy with breathtaking, verdant views of the surrounding mountains and the city. 

Come home to luxurious and lavish spaces where modern decor complement the unique features of the Kandyan culture. Surround yourself with sweeping views of the Heerassagala Hills while observing exquisite wood carvings; elements that are part and parcel of each of our rooms. Enjoy luxurious living at one of the most sought-after Kandy hotels where stays are meant to be intimate yet inspiring.

Dining experiences with us allow you to sample a true taste of the island as our award-winning chefs present delicious delicacies at one of the most stunning restaurants in Kandy. Enjoy a spicy sambol with pol rotti or cut into a succulent steak, whether you prefer local or international cuisine. Soothe your taste buds from the flavours of our meals with a cocktail or wine paired with breath-taking views of the Knuckles Mountain range.

Experience a unique, royal treatment high up in the mountains at Amaya Hills.

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A 50-minute speedboat ride from Male International Airport, Makunudu Island sweeps you into the warm embrace of an original Maldivian retreat. The 6-acre Makunudu Island is a tropical beachfront getaway, steps from spectacular dive spots.

In a Traditional Maldivian Style the bungalow has an attached open air private garden bathroom. It is equipped with minibar, tea/coffee facilities and work desk.

Guests can visit the spa for relaxing massages, or sign up for an excursion to nearby islands and fishing villages. Makunudu Island also has a library as well as volleyball and badminton facilities.

Guests can have an early breakfast on the beach while watching the sunrise. Ara Iru Restaurant serves international dishes and seafood specialities. Wines and liquors can be enjoyed at Sand Bar.

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Day 1: ARRIVAL COLOMBO

Arrive in Sri Lanka, Bandaranayke International Airport. There you will meet one of our representatives and will be transferred to your hotel in Colombo. 

At 1430 leave on a sightseeing tour of Colombo, which like many capital cities in developing countries is fast changing its face. Colombo being the largest city in Sri Lanka has an array of attractions and activities to offer its visitors. Wander through the streets of one of Colombo’s busiest places, the Pettah market, a mix of market vendors selling anything from fresh vegetables, meats and seafood to jewellery, clothing and electronic goods. See a Hindu and a Buddhist temple, residential areas where you find the stately homes of the affluent, the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) - an outright gift to Sri Lanka from the People's Republic of China. You will also visit some of the more popular shopping destinations such as Barefoot, Odel, Paradise Road, Cotton Collection and Lakmedura.

DINNER & OVERNIGHT IN COLOMBO

Day 2: COLOMBO / SIGIRIYA / MINNERIYA / SIGIRIYA

After breakfast leave for Sigiriya, home to one of the most valuable historical monuments of Sri Lanka. En route proceed to visit the Dambulla Rock Temple which is a World Heritage site and is the most impressive of Sri Lanka’s cave temples. 

Thereafter proceed on a jeep safari to visit the Minneriya National Park - The park is famous for being the best place in Sri Lanka to get close to free-ranging elephants.

Rest of the evening at leisure.

DINNER & OVERNIGHT IN SIGIRIYA

Day 3: DAMBULLA / SIGIRIYA / LOCAL VILLAGE VISIT

After breakfast at the hotel, visit Rock Fortress, one of the most valuable historical monuments of Sri Lanka. Referred by locals as the Eighth Wonder of the World this ancient palace and fortress complex has significant archaeological importance and attracts thousands of tourists every year. It is probably the most visited tourist destination in Sri Lanka. Sigiriya rock plateau, formed from the magma of an extinct volcano, is 200 meters higher than the surrounding jungles. 

Want to try something traditional and completely different? Enjoy a delightful evening Bullock Cart Ride. It’s pretty unconventional and definitely an adventure riding in the shade of the forests. What makes this ride exceptional is that you will visit a Sri Lankan village and enjoy a cookery demonstration and home-cooked meal from the local women and then top it off with a canoe ride across a beautiful lake! This tour will make your holiday that much more unforgettable!

DINNER & OVERNIGHT IN SIGIRIYA

Day 4: SIGIRIYA / MATALE / KANDY

After breakfast you will leave for Kandy. Enroute proceed to visit the Dambulla Rock Temple which is a popular destination in the cultural triangle of Sri Lanka. With a history that dates back to the 1st century, Dambulla has historic statues and paintings in its caves that has made it a popular destination for archeological studies.

En route you will also visit Matale Spice Gardens (just 25 km from the hill capital of Kandy). Here you will be introduced to different types of spices Sri Lanka is famous for and will also be shown how some of these spices are grown and processed. Visitors may buy spices, traditional remedies and cosmetics and can even taste a herbal brew. In Matale, you will also enjoy a cooking demonstration showcasing the full flavors of Sri Lankan spices over lunch and a Herbal Massage based on natural products from the garden.

Proceed to Kandy to visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic in the evening and thereafter witness a cultural show featuring traditional Sri Lankan dancing. 


DINNER & OVERNIGHT IN KANDY

Day 5: KANDY / NUWARA ELIYA / KANDY

Following Breakfast proceed to Peradeniya railway station to board on a local train to experience the locomotives in Sri Lanka up to Gampola Railway station – proceed to Nuwara Eliya en route visit a tea plantation and a tea factory, which reportedly produces the best tea in the world! You will be told all about the process of manufacturing tea including how it is graded. Finish your tour by tasting a cup of pure Ceylon tea.

On arrival in Nuwara Eliya proceed on a sightseeing tour, the city is tucked away within the hill country of the Central Province. The town is renowned for its lush tea plantations, waterfalls, red-roofed English country style houses, a golf course and a manmade lake. Nuwara Eliya is nicked named “Little England” because it was established by the British in the 1840s as a base for the colonists and still retains some distinctive English features, like the red post box and the Queen’s Cottage. Once completed return to Kandy.

DINNER & OVERNIGHT IN KANDY

Day 6: KANDY - COLOMBO - SPEEDBOAT- MALDIVES ALL INCLUSIVE

After breakfast, proceed on a sightseeing tour of Kandy which is a major city and last Royal Capital of Sri Lanka. The name Kandy conjures visions of splendour and magnificence. Many of the legends, traditions and folklore are still lovingly kept alive. Drive around the beautiful Kandy Lake built by the last Sinhala king Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe in 1798. Visit Kandy town and Bazaar. Kandy is synonymous with arts and crafts of Sri Lanka. It is probably the best place to buy most of the handicrafts produced in Sri Lanka because there are number of shops catering to tourists.

After your return to you will start your once-in-a-lifetime voyage to the Maldives with an air-conditioned transfer to Colombo airport, from where you will board your direct flight to Malé. Upon arrival at the airport, you will enjoy a speedboat transfer.

As you reach the hotel, expect the warmest of greetings from the hotel staff.

OVERNIGHT IN MALDIVES

Day 7: MALDIVES ALL INCLUSIVE

Today is dedicated to relaxing on your own paradise on earth! You can also spend the entire day relaxing at the hotel enjoying All Inclusive Board Basis.

OVERNIGHT IN MALDIVES

Day 8: MALDIVES ALL INCLUSIVE

This day will be at leisure. You can either choose to visit the spa for relaxing massages, or sign up for an excursion to nearby islands and fishing villages.

OVERNIGHT IN MALDIVES

Day 9: MALDIVES ALL INCLUSIVE

Enjoy another day dedicated to your desires. You may choose to join an excursion such as the whale shark full-day trip. If you are lucky, you will discover during your time on board these beautiful giants of the sea (remember to bring a mask and flippers!) You can also join a trip to the south Ari Atoll, where you can see white tip sharks, nurse sharks, manta rays, turtles and stingrays.

OVERNIGHT IN MALDIVES

Day 10: MALDIVES - UK

Check-out from the hotel. If there's time, end your holiday on this wonderful paradise by relaxing on the beach, strolling around the island or bidding farewell to the friendly baby whale sharks.  Then it is time to head home via speedboat to Malé airport for a hassle-free flight back to the UK. 

END OF TRIP 

  • Colombo sight seeing will be possible if the flight from UK to Colombo reaches before 12 PM*.
  • It is always our endeavor to offer the best price however due to the frequent changes in flight prices the package price might vary at the time of making the booking.
  • Our endeavor will always be to confirm the hotels listed in the package chosen, however in rarest of cases where we are not able to confirm certain hotel(s), like for like alternatives will be provided.
  • We recommend that you buy a travel Insurance as any costs incurred due to mishaps, strikes, political unrest etc. are not included and will be passenger’s responsibility.
  • The package is non-refundable for any inclusion items not used/taken
  • Anything not included in the package will be chargeable
  • There can be an additional supplement applicable for Xmas and New Year's period
  • There will be an an entrance fee of £30 per person if you would want to climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress.

EXCLUSIONS

  • Tips, bar, laundry, telephone calls and other personal expenses not specified above.
  • Optional excursions
  • Early Check in / Late Check out.
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Price per adult :from £1699
Product Code : CMBMLE01G
Duration:
10 Days / 09 Nights
Meal Plan:
Various
Dates Between:
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Choose your Departure Airport:
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*Prices from and subject to availability
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