All about the 16 Day Sri Lanka and Maldives Tour Package

16 Day Sri Lanka and Maldives Tour Package Itinerary - 16 days

  • Day 1 Welcome to Negombo
    Arrive at any time at Negombo and your guide will meet you at the airport. Settle in to our accommodation and enjoy a free day to explore the canals, the lagoons or chill on the beach. In the evening we meet as a group and hit the town for a welcome dinner and drinks. Accommodation: Topaz Beach Resort Meal(s) included : Dinner
  • Day 2 Dambulla Caves
    We start with a quick tour around Negombo’s famous market and lagoon. After, we then drive into the heart of the island, stop off for a delicious buffet lunch, before checking into a stunning hotel in Sigiriya. The afternoon is free to dip in the pool before meeting in the evening to explore the magnificent Dambulla Caves. Accommodation: Sorrowa Hotel, Sigiriya Meal(s) included: Breakfast
  • Day 3 Sigirya, The Lion’s Rock Fortress
    In the morning we head out to climb the incredible Sigiriya Rock. After descending we then head over to the quiet Buddhist monastery of Pidurangula to get an open and unobstructed shot of Sigiriya. From here you can also view the national parks of Minneriya and Kaudulla. Optional safari trips are available in the afternoon should a guest want to explore these national parks. Accommodation: Sorrowa Hotel, Sigiriya Meal(s) included: Breakfast
  • Day 4 Kandy
    We leave Sigiriya early in the morning and head towards Kandy, stopping off at a spice garden on the way. In the afternoon we head to a quiet and small village where we will learn the secret to the Sri Lankan curry with an authentic and local cooking class. After, we will explore the beautiful surrounding area and see how the locals live. In the evening we will have a sunset stroll around the lake, visiting the crazy bazaar and trying some traditional snacks. Accommodation: Clock Inn Hostel, Kandy Meal(s) included: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 5 Temple of the Tooth
    In the morning, we visit to the most important temple in Buddhist Culture, the Temple of the Tooth. After, we jump on the bus and travel through the mountainous region of the hill country. We stop by a functioning tea factory to learn how the tea is processed and ends up in your cup at home, whilst actually learning how different types of tea are made all from the same plant! By mid-afternoon we will have arrived in Nuwara Eliya, where we will be boarding the train and taking the incredible 4hr journey to Ella. Accommodation: Alta Vista Hotel, Ella Meal(s) included: Breakfast
  • Day 6 Free morning and Trek Ella’s Mountains
    We will meet in the afternoon to explore the hidden gems of Ella, we’ll view the 9 Arch Bridge, Ella Gap and then hike up Little Adam’s Peak for sunset. Accommodation: Alta Vista Hotel, Ella Meal(s) included: Breakfast
  • Day 7 Safari in Uda Walawe National Park
    Leaving Ella in the morning we take the journey down to Uda Walawe National Park. Our hosts will greet us with welcome drinks and cook us a delicious Sri Lankan buffet lunch. After lunch we jump into jeeps and go on safari, searching the wilderness for herds of elephants, buffalo, crocodiles, monkeys, eagles, hawks, peacocks, mongoose and if you’re lucky, leopards. After driving round the park, we’ll head back to camp where our hosts will cook us a BBQ dinnerAccommodation: Gandhara Campsite Meal(s) included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8 Morning Nature Walk and Transfer to Mirissa
    Start with an early morning guided walk to view the area around the campsite, we’ll then head south to the beachside town of Mirissa, check into our hotel and then have the afternoon free to explore the area. Accommodation: Randiya Beach Hotel Meal(s) included: Breakfast
  • Day 9 Whale Watching
    Early in the morning we board one of the largest boats in the area and go out into the bay to view blue whales and dolphins swimming around the boats. Once we get back to the hotel, we’ll check out, grab some lunch and head to Hikkaduwa, arriving in the late afternoon. "Seasonal changes: Due to weather conditions, whale watching will not take place between July-Sept. Instead, there will be an extra amazing safari game drive on day 3 in Minneriya National Park" Accommodation: Royal Beach Hotel Meal(s) included: Breakfast
  • Day 10 Bike Tours Around Galle
    After breakfast, we will make the 30-minute journey south to meet up with our bike tour guide who will take us on a relaxing bike ride around the rice fields and Galle area. In the afternoon we’ll stop by the incredible Galle Fort for lunch and souvenir shopping, arriving back at the hotel in the late afternoon. Accommodation: Royal Beach Hotel Meal(s) included: Breakfast
  • Day 11 Travel to Colombo
    Enjoy a free morning in Hikkaduwa to lounge on the beach or take a surf lesson on the famous breaks close by. After lunch, we will begin our 2 hour journey to Colombo where we’ll stop off on the way at a nearby Turtle sanctuary and view the moving Tsunami memorial. After checking in to our hostel in Colombo, you’ll have the afternoon to explore the Pettah markets or the museums close by. In the evening we’ll head out for our final evening together and explore the nightlife Colombo has to offer Accommodation: Bunkyard Hostel, Colombo Meal(s) included: Breakfast
  • Day 12 Travel to the Maldives
    Inform your guide of your flight time and they will ensure that they will aid you in booking transport back to the airport to catch your flight (not included) to the Maldives to start your self-guided package. After arrival at Male International Airport (Velana International Airport), take a speedboat to Maafushi Island and check in to your beach-front hotel. Accommodation: Arena Beach Hotel Meal(s) included: Breakfast
  • Day 13 Snorkelling trip
    Experience some of the clearest water on the planet! Today you will be taken by boat for half a day around some of the best snorkel sites in the area. Prepare to be surrounded by colourful fish and coral reefs to really see why the Maldives is so famous for its' sea life. Accommodation: Arena Beach Hotel Meal(s) included: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Day 14 Resort Visit
    No visit to the Maldives would be complete without a visit to one of the beautiful resort islands. In the morning a boat will pick you up and take you to a stunning beach resort for you to spend the day. Use the resort pool and facilities, have lunch at the restaurant (included), and soak up the tropical vibes. Meal(s) included : Breakfast, Lunch
  • Day 15 Free Day
    This is your chance to make your own choices about what you'd like to do. Fancy doing a scuba dive? Want to go paddle-boarding over the clear waters? Or maybe you would prefer to just relax and have a few cocktails by the beach. Today is your day to do whatever you like! Accommodation: Arena Beach Hotel Meal(s) included : Breakfast
  • Day 16 Departure day
    It's time to say goodbye to the Maldives. After breakfast, you will be picked up by speedboat and taken to Male International Airport to catch your flight to your next destination.
16 Day Sri Lanka and Maldives Tour Package Price information AUD per person

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Tour code: 16SMT
$2645
Multi-share Dorm Sri Lanka / Twin Maldives (minimum 2 people booking and travelling together)
$2875
Multi-share Dorm Sri Lanka / Single Maldives
$2905
Private Double/Twin (minimum 2 people booking and travelling together)
$3575
Private Single

Departure information

Starts

Start: Colombo Airport or Negombo (pre-tour accomm)

2019
Jan 7 14 21 28
Feb 4 11 18 25
Mar 4 11 18 25
Apr 1 22 29
May 6 13 20 27
Jun 10 24
Jul 8 22 29
Aug 26
Sep 9 16 23 30
Oct 7 14 21 28
Nov 4 11 18 25
Dec 2 9 16 23 27

Ends
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Important Notes

Things you need to know about this tour

Flights to the Maldives must be pre-booked before arrival in Sri Lanka. All bookings must be reconfirmed 24-48 hours in advance.

* If you are booking flights to the Maldives for our add-on, the arrival and departure times from Male airport must be between 9am-5pm local time or you will be liable to pay for your own transfers at a cost of USD$150

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