Sensational private Sri Lanka tour with safari & Maldives island escape

Sigiriya, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Ella, Udawalawe National Park, Colombo & Baa Atoll

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Reethi Beach Resort, Maldives

Sigiriya

Fresco Water Villa, Sigiriya

Deluxe room, Fresco Water Villa

Fresco Water Villa, Sigiriya

Polonnaruwa

Randholee Resort & Spa, Kandy

Randholee Resort & Spa, Kandy

Kandy

Super Deluxe room, Randholee Resort & Spa

Randholee Resort & Spa, Kandy

Temple of the Tooth

Peradeniya botanical gardens

The Blackpool, Nuwara Eliya

Executive room, The Blackpool

Nuwara Eliya

The Blackpool, Nuwara Eliya

Horton Plains National Park

Hotel Alta Vista, Ella

Standard room, Hotel Alta Vista

Ella

Udawalawe National Park

Big Game Camp Udawalawe

Udawalawe National Park

Big Game Camp Udawalawe

Udawalawe National Park

Colombo

OZO Colombo

OZO Colombo

OZO Colombo

OZO Colombo

Reethi Beach Resort, Maldives

Reethi Beach Resort, Maldives

Reethi Beach Resort, Maldives

Reethi Beach Resort, Maldives

Reethi villa, Reethi Beach Resort

Reethi villa, Reethi Beach Resort

Reethi villa, Reethi Beach Resort

Water villa, Reethi Beach Resort

Water villa, Reethi Beach Resort

Water villas, Reethi Beach Resort

Reethi Beach Resort, Maldives

Maldives paradise and a journey through Sri Lanka - Lonely Planet’s top country for 2019

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Up to -26% supplier's online rate ?
You'll start your holiday with two nights in a Deluxe room at Fresco Water Villa, Sigiriya, on a half-board basis.

Then, you'll spend one night in a Super Deluxe room at Randholee Resort & Spa, Kandy, on a half-board basis.

Next, you'll spend one night in an Executive room at Blackpool Hotel, Nuwara Eliya, on a half-board basis.

Then,  you'll spend one night in a Standard room at Hotel Alta Vista, on a half-board basis.

Next, you'll spend one night in a Tent at Big Game Camp Udawalawe, on a half-board basis.

Then, you'll spend one night in a Sleep room at OZO Colombo, on a half-board basis.

Finally, you'll fly to the Maldives to spend five nights in a Reethi villa at Reethi Beach Resort, including breakfast.

A range of tours and excursions included as per the itinerary.

This offer is available for departures in March and July 2019 and is based on two adults only.

Flights are included from London Heathrow to Bandaranaike International Airport Colombo, Sri Lanka and return flight from Maldive with Sri Lankan Airlines. A 5kg hand luggage and 30kg hold luggage allowance per person is included, as well as shared transfers, speed boat transfers in the Maldives and internal flight between Sri Lanka and Maldives.

Please note, hotels are subject to change based on availability.

The discount:

We advertise this offer at up to 26% off. We calculate this discount percentage based on the rates we offer compared to the supplier's online rate. An example of our top discount is:

On 30/04/2019, leaving from London Heathrow, two people may book this holiday (inclusions as noted above) and will pay £2,199 per person, per stay, compared to the supplier's online rate of £2,979 per person, per stay. Based on this calculation, by booking with Secret Escapes, you will save 26%.

The discounts, price and availability stated above were checked on 29/10/2018.

The offer is 100% non-refundable and date changes are not possible once the booking has been made.

This holiday is supplied by THG Holidays and is ATOL protected (9528).

An extraordinary private tour of Sri Lanka, taking in some of the country’s most breathtaking cultural and natural highlights, followed by utter relaxation on a Maldivian island

Positioned just off the southern coast of India, the teardrop-shaped island of Sri Lanka is a paradise of emerald green rainforest and sugary sands. This kaleidoscopic destination boasts some of the wildest, most exotic scenery in the Indian Ocean, with elephants, sloths and leopards all residents of the island. Pack in the country’s best bits with this escape, before blissing out at a stellar Maldives retreat.

You’ll uncover the ruins of the one-time capital of Sri Lanka, Polonnaruwa, and stand in awe of staggering Sigiriya rock fortress. Explore a typical village with a guide for an insight into local life and have your senses stirred at the sublime Matale spice garden. Travel to the cultural treasure trove of Kandy, taking in the glorious Royal Botanical Gardens and the sacred Temple of the Tooth relic, as well as a traditional evening show.

A scenic overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya is next up on your agenda. Dubbed the “Little England of Sri Lanka”, you’ll be staying amidst the luscious tea country, surrounded by rolling emerald-green hills. Trek in the glorious Horton plains before the sun’s too high in the sky and make your way to Ella - a similarly serene and green destination on the way to the extraordinary Udawalawe National Park. On the edge of this renowned reserve, you’ll sleep under canvas at a safari camp, and set off at dusk for an evening Jeep drive to observe the many wild elephants that roam the grasslands.

After spending the final night of your tour in Colombo, you’ll be met with white sand and crystal-clear water in one of the most beautiful regions on earth. Reethi Beach means "beautiful" in the local language, and it won’t take long to see why in this remote Baa Atoll location. Whether right out on the beach or on the private terrace of your traditional Maldivian-style villa, stunning scenery is in ready supply here. There are also five restaurants and five bars offering al fresco dining and cooking demonstrations, plus a PADI five-star dive centre and a beachfront spa with an extensive treatment menu to help tailor your time in paradise.

Itinerary

Day one:
Arrive in Sri Lanka and transfer to Sigiriya for a stay at Fresco Water Villa.
Day two: Head to the ancient capital of Polonnaruwa, stopping at Sigiriya rock fortress on the way, with the option to have lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, take a village walk with an expert guide.
Day three: Travel to Kandy, visiting Matale spice garden en route, where you’ll be treated to a 10-minute express head and shoulder massage. Option to stop for lunch at a local restaurant before reaching Kandy and checking in to Randholee Resort & Spa. In the evening, explore Peradeniya botanical gardens and the Temple of the Tooth relic, before enjoying a cultural show.
Day four: Transfer to Nuwara Eliya for a stay at The Blackpool.
Day five: Set off early for trekking in the Horton plains. Later, travel to Ella by train and stay at Hotel Alta Vista.
Day six: Transfer to Udawalawe and check in to Big Game Camp Udawalawe. Venture out on an evening Jeep safari in Udawalawe National Park.
Day seven: Travel to Colombo, where you’ll check in to Ozo Colombo after a drive around the city.
Day eight: Proceed to the airport for your flight to the Maldives.

Fresco Water Villa, Sigiriya (two nights)

Located a 10-minute drive from the dramatic lion-shaped Sigiriya rock fortress and 30 minutes from Dambulla Cave Temple, the peaceful Fresco Water Villa is a green oasis set around a trickling waterway. With an outdoor swimming pool and a lily pond either side, this relaxing retreat is perfect for time out between sightseeing stints. The smart Deluxe rooms, accented with bright Sri Lankan colour, each have a private balcony and complimentary Wi-Fi. Facilities include a bar and a restaurant with an al fresco terrace.

Randholee Resort & Spa, Kandy (one night)

Culture, cuisine and comfort is the order of the day at Randholee Resort & Spa, which sits peacefully high up in the Kandy hills, within easy reach of the Sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic. Dining is a sumptuous buffet affair where you can dine around the world, tasting the authentic flavours of Sri Lanka as well as Italy, the Middle East and more, all in a welcoming setting. When it comes to wellness, there’s an infinity pool with breathtaking views above the clouds, a luxurious spa with an array of indulgent treatments and an inviting Jacuzzi, plus a fitness room. Guest rooms sport a traditional vibe with warm colour palettes and dark wooden touches.

The Blackpool, Nuwara Eliya (one night)

Located in the heart of Nuwara Eliya, The Blackpool offers an excellent base in this scenic part of Sri Lanka. The hotel takes ancient colonialism as inspiration for its design, coupled with contemporary conveniences. You can enjoy home-grown vegetables in the restaurant, and rooms come complete with air conditioning, Wi-Fi and a flatscreen TV.

Hotel Alta Vista, Ella (one night)

With a prime spot in the heart of hilltop Ella, Hotel Alta Vista is true to its name with its views, and being just 500 metres from Ella train station, you’re perfectly placed to experience an iconic train journey high up in the hills. There’s a modern feel throughout the hotel, from the striking whitewashed exterior to the minimalist interiors. On-site, you’ll find a restaurant serving a selection of eastern and western fare, while a coffee shop is on hand for all your caffeine-related needs. Guest rooms carry on the modern, simple style, with wooden floors and large beds, plus views lovely views.

Big Game Camp Udawalawe, Udawalawe National Park (one night)

Set on the eastern border of Udawalawe National Park, Big Game Camp Udawalawe offers a safari-style experience in tented rooms. Overlooking a lake, this TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence awardee is ideally placed for wildlife adventures. This protected expanse of grasslands and bush forest is one of the best places in the world to observe elephants, as well as exotic birds, deer, macaques, water buffalo and monitor lizards. Breakfast and dinner are served outdoors under tarpaulin all tents feature a private bathroom and efficient fan.

OZO Colombo (one night)

This contemporary hotel is a fresh and zesty environment, perfect to kick off your first morning in Sri Lanka. You'll find a rooftop pool and fitness centre for a spot of post-flight leisure, plus an inviting lounge and an EAT2GO Breakfast Boost. Rooms are bright and contemporary and some overlook the Indian Ocean owing to the hotel's enviable Marine Drive address. OZO Colombo Sri Lanka scored a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

Reethi Beach Resort (five nights)


Perched atop a tiny sandbar island in the Baa Atoll, it’s easy to see why Reethi Beach Resort took its name from the local word for "beautiful". Its traditional Maldivian-style villas are built from natural materials and set amid tropical foliage or on stilts over the clear blue lagoon. The resort houses five restaurants and five bars, which offer beachfront alfresco dining, cooking displays and international flavours, from tandoori and fusion to wood-fired pizzas. Additional facilities include a PADI five-star diving school, watersports centre and beachfront spa, where skilled Balinese therapists tailor massages, body treatments and facials to your needs – this truly is paradise found.

Reethi Beach Resort, Fonimagoodhoo Island, Baa Atoll, Maldives (your final destination)

Travel is included in this offer - see below for details.

Details

Flights are included from London Heathrow to Sri Lanka and return flight from Maldives with SriLankan Airlines.

A 5kg hand luggage and 30kg hold luggage allowance per person is included, as well as shared transfers,  speed boat transfers in the Maldives and internal flight between Sri Lanka and the Maldives.

Outbound from London Heathrow to Colombo:
  • Departing from London Heathrow at 21.30, arriving Colombo at 12.45  (the following day)
Connecting flight between Colombo and Maldives:
  • Departing from Colombo at 07.25 or 13.35, arriving Maldives at 08.15 or 14.30

Inbound flight from Maldive to London Heathrow, via Sri Lanka
:
  • Departing from Maldive at 09.25, arriving Colombo at 11.20
  • Departing from Colombo at 13.05, arriving London Heathrow at 20.00


Your outbound is overnight, so please bear this in mind when planning the time you'll be away for.  The date you select as your check-in date will be the day you'll fly out from the UK and you'll arrive in Sri Lanka the following day to commence your 12-night holiday.  Since your outbound flight is overnight, you'll be away for a total of 13 nights.

Please note that your inbound flight might be overnight, so please bear this in mind when planning the time you'll be away for.

Within seven days of confirming your booking with us, you'll receive an email from our supplier, THG Holidays, with your final booking confirmation detailing the exact flight times confirmed for your specific reservation. The flight time will be within the time parameters and possible airlines detailed in this offer.

The flights inclusive offer shown on this page is ATOL Protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Secret Escapes is acting as an agent for THG Holidays with ATOL number 9528 and your contract is with that company. THG Holidays booking conditions are available from http://www.thgholidays.co.uk/terms.phtml

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We like

  • Splitting your time between captivating Sri Lanka and the tropical Maldives in one trip
  • Visiting the phenomenal Sigiriya rock on the first full day of the tour
  • An evening safari drive in Udawalawe National Park, where elephants abound
  • Sleeping in absolute tranquility in a traditional Maldivian villa that sits right on the sands

Second opinion

  • To find out more about Fresco Water Villa, Sigiriya, please visit their website or read guest reviews on TripAdvisor
  • To find out more about Randholee Resort & Spa, Kandy, please visit their website or read guest reviews on TripAdvisor
  • To find out more about The Blackpool, Nuwara Eliya, please visit their website or read guest reviews on TripAdvisor
  • To find out more about Hotel Alta Vista, Ella, please visit their website or read guest reviews on TripAdvisor
  • To find out more about Big Game Camp Udawalawe, please visit their website or read guest reviews on TripAdvisor
  • To find out more about OZO Colombo, please visit their website or read guest reviews on TripAdvisor
  • To find out more about Reethi Beach Resort, please visit their website or read guest reviews on TripAdvisor
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