This incredible Sri Lanka & Maldives twin-centre holiday consists of 7 nights half board in Sri Lanka followed by 7 nights All-Inclusive at the incredible 4* Chaya Reef ellaidhoo in the Maldives.
Start your twin-centre holiday with a direct overnight flight from London to Colombo with Sri Lankan. Stay 7 nights half board, arriving by transfer.
Then fly direct to the Maldives with Sri Lankan before catching your Speed Boat transfer to your hotel for 7 nights all-inclusive and pure sun and relaxation.
We are currently offering £300 off per person and FREE transfers in Sri Lanka and Speed Boat transfers in the Maldives. All prices include discount.
We are delighted to let you know about a number of excursions that we can offer which will not only save you up to 50% off the local ticket prices, but save you valuable time during your stay.
You can call us free of charge on 01737 646416 to book any of these trips & tours.
Full Day Galle Day with Balapitiya River - £39 per person - Get an adventurous experience whilst riding by boat to a river island , proceeding witness the master craftsman chiseling away pieces of wood to bring out masks , in Ambalangoda there after visit the majestic Galle Fort. An important piece of history from the period of Dutch rule, the Galle Fort is one of the best preserved examples of 17th century coastal fortifications that can be found anywhere in the world. Despite being credited as a Dutch structure it was actually the Portuguese who started construction, but they were usurped by the Dutch, who proceeded with the foundation that they inherited. It is today the largest fort created by this Empire in Asia.
Situated in the town of Galle, the Fort faces the Indian Ocean and played an important role during the period of its construction. Visiting this fort presents an exciting insight in to the past and presents an idea of what life would have been like in that time. It might be expected that this magnificent site be in tatters, but in actuality it has been well maintained by the people who reside there. Despite its age, the fort even today looks extremely new and maintains a polished look.
The fort of Galle is actually more of a small city constructed within a wall. Various structures are located inside, many of which are houses but there are also attractions of interest. Cultural Museum is located here which houses various artifacts that showcase the culture of the Southern Province. Also located here is the National Maritime Museum of Galle offers visitors a diverse array of flora and fauna related exhibits as well as various models of whales, fish and other marine life.
Visitors will need approximately one hour to indulge in a very basic exploration of the inside of the Fort while more time can most certainly be spent doing a detailed walk through. The best time to stroll in to the fort is during the evening as the sun is no longer overhead which provides the most pleasant experience.
This historic area provides a rich part of history and a beautiful landscape that helps gain an insight in to the life of people during the time of the Dutch in Sri Lanka. When in the island, visitors should most not pass up the chance to visit this monument.
If the thirst for adventure persists visit a precious stone mine and a Turtle Hatchery it is a great experience to see a baby turtle hatched in front of your eyes.
Full day river safari - £35 per person - Cruise the majestic Madhu River and enjoy a day full of adventure surrounded by nature and spirituality. Glide through mangrove ‘tunnels’ and see dozens of species of birds flying freely in this natural wonderland before visiting a secluded Buddhist monastery for lunch and then exploring a cinnamon plantation and a turtle hatchery. More than a river safari, this is a voyage of discovery.
The Madhu River is barely a few kilometres long but it packs a universe of sights, sounds and experiences along its winding course as it flows into Lake Maduganga. Between river and lake, there are more than 60 islands, some of which are inhabited by small fishing communities. As the boat drifts downriver, observe the riverbank and island dwellers go about their daily live and maybe catch a glimpse of their ancient fishing techniques. See the dozens of bird species that inhabit this precious wetland such as cormorants, egrets and kingfishers as well as other animals such as lizards and monkeys.
The outstanding feature of the Madhu is the mangrove forests, which form tunnels that completely cover the water. Sailing through these with just the sounds of the wildlife and the rustling of the vegetation is a dreamlike experience. As the river flows into the lake, sail for the tiny island of Koddhuwa to visit the Buddhist temple and to feast on a sumptuous lunch. Continue your odyssey to see the cultivation of cinnamon, watching the locals painstakingly peel this fragrant spice.
Full day Udawalawe Day Tour - £99 per person - Come face to face with the wonders of nature at the Udawalawe National Park in southern Sri Lanka. Here you will see herds of elephants, water buffalo, sambar deer, monkeys and even the occasional leopard as well as many species of birds and butterflies. This is rare opportunity to explore the wild side of Sri Lanka from Bentota.
The park is located less than three hours’ drive from Bentota in grasslands and some mountainous area at the foothills of the central highlands. This creates a mixed wet and dry climate zone, which is perfect for maintaining habitats for such diverse species; there are marshes, forests and grasslands. An elephant orphanage, Ath Athuru Sevana, is located within the park. It was founded to help protect the endangered Sri Lankan elephant, whose numbers are steadily increasing after decades of decline. It is not unusual to see whole herds of adults and calves, feeding or bathing and frolicking in the Walawe River and the surrounding wetlands. At the orphanage, you can see calves being bottle fed. As many as 250 elephants are believed to live permanently in Udawalawe.
With luck, you’ll also see flocks of colourful birds and flights of butterflies. Birds such as painted storks, Sri Lankan spurfowl, red-faced malkoha, white wagtail, cormorants, and black-headed ibis are often spotted, while more than 130 species of butterflies have been counted. There are also reptiles like mugger crocodiles, water monitors and snakes. Among the mammals are buffalo, boars, deer and many others.
Day by day
Day 1 London to Sri Lanka
Fly overnight direct from London to Sri Lankan with Sri Lankan airlines. Once you arrive in Sri Lanka you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel where the remainder of the day is free to explore at your leisure.
Day 2 Sri Lanka
Once you arrive in Sri Lanka you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel where the remainder of the day is free to explore at your leisure.
Day 3 – 7 Sri Lanka
The rest of your weeks stay at your resort is yours to simply relax in a tropical oasis. If you are looking to venture away from the resort at any point during your stay there are several excursions that you can book locally through the hotels concierge. These include – Night Fishing, a Lover’s Cruise, trips to neighbouring resorts, a deserted Island picnic, elephant Safaris and many more.
Day 8 Sri Lanka to Maldives
This morning you’ll be collected from your Sri Lanka hotel and transferred to the airport to catch your flight to the Maldives. Upon arrival you’ll need to catch your speed boat transfer to the Chaya reef Ellaidhoo where the rest of the day is yours to relax and unwind.
Day 9 - 14 Chaya reef Ellaidhoo, Maldives
The rest of your weeks stay at the All-Inclusive resort is yours to simply relax in a tropical oasis. If you are looking to venture away from the resort at any point during your stay there are several excursions that you can book locally through the hotels concierge. These include – Night Fishing, a Lover’s Cruise, trips to neighbouring islands, a deserted Island picnic, Coconut Safaris and many more.
Day 15 Maldives - London
Today you’ll take the speed boat transfer back to Male airport before joining your Sri Lankan airlines flight to London via Colombo.
Day 16 London
Arrive back in the UK after enjoying what was hopefully a fantastic holiday!