SRI LANKA AND MALDIVES RETREAT


₹ 67,000 per person
8 Nights/9 Days
Sri Lanka and Maldives Retreat

Sri Lanka is a destination which lures the travellers with its lush green landscapes, beautiful beaches, shopping streets and versatile culture. Pinnawala Orphanage, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya,  Ella, Colombo are some of the best places to visit in Sri Lanka. The itinerary also includes the famous Adam's peak, Ravana Ella's fall and the exciting rafting experience at Ella, and the scenic train ride from Nuwara Eliya. Maldives is another destination which is an ultimate getaway for those looking for an escape to a paradise Island. Besides its breathtaking natural beauty which allures tourists in large numbers, it also consists of exciting adventure activities. This a perfect Maldives and Sri Lanka Family Tour package for 8 nights & 10 days which will take you on a ride filled with adventure, surprises and awesome memories with your loved ones.


date_range 8 Nights / 9 Days

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Kandy, Sri Lanka

Arrive at the airport and transfer to Kandy, enroute visit Pinnawala elephant orphanage, city tour of Kandy including the Temple of Tooth Relic and the Royal Botanical garden. Dinner and Overnight stay at hotel in Kandy.Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage​ – set amongst the verdant hills of Kegalle is a unique orphanage, where the tiny tots weigh 60 kg or more. This is the Pinnewela Elephant Orphanage, the world's first and only elephant orphanage established to feed, nurse and house young elephants lost or abandoned by their mothers. Other occupants are elephants displaced from their natural environs by development projects or those found wounded. Visitors could see the baby elephants being fed milk from gigantic feeding bottles or bathed in the river which flows nearby – an unforgettable sight! Established in 1975, by the Wildlife Department and National Zoological gardens which subsequently led to a breeding program through which more than 25 elephants have been born since 1984.

Day 2: Explore Kandy

Kandy, a lovely exotic city, the Hill Capital and last stronghold of the Sinhala Kings is a UNESCO World Heritage Site which retains an aura of grandeur, time has not affected. Encircled by hills, with a tranquil lake in its centre, it is the site of the renowned temple that enshrines the Tooth Relic of the Buddha and the Royal Botanical gardens – home to one of the world’s best collections of Orchids.A cultural sanctuary where many legends, traditions and folklore are still lovingly kept alive, Kandy and its satellite villages are the centre of the islands handicraft industry (items of wood, brass & silver) exquisite silver or gold jewellery and precious gems of many varieties including the world’s best blue and star sapphires. The highlight of the city’s calendar is the Esala Perahera, when a replica of the casket enclosing the Tooth is taken in procession for ten glittering nights in July / August by exotically costumed dancers, drummers and approximately 100 Elephants.​Places to be covered in Kandy -· Pinnawala elephant orphanage· Spice Garden (on the way to Kandy)· Temple of Tooth Relic· Royal Botanical Gardens· Gem Museum· City tour

Day 3: Kandy – Nuwara Eliya by Train and then Onward to Ella

Breakfast at the hotel, and transfer to Nuwara Eliya, enroute visit the tea plantation and the scenic drive – Also you can visit the Seetha Amman Temple in Seetha Elliya where as per the Hindu Mythology it’s also called the Ashok Vatika. Lunch at Good Indian Restaurant and then board the train (Sort of Toy train) to experience one of the most beautiful train journeys, the nine arch bridge is one of the most photographed bridge – Board the Train from Nanuoya and head to the hotel. Dinner and Overnight stay at the hotel – Nuwara Eliya.Tea Plantation - ​visit a tea plantation and a tea factory where one the best teas in the world is produced. You will be told all about the process of manufacturing tea and also see how tea is graded. Taste a cup of pure Ceylon tea in the factory.Nuwara Eliya​ – Sri Lanka's premier hill resort with a fine bracing mountain climate, Nuwara Eliya is also the heart of Sri Lanka's tea country, producing some of the world’s best tea. The mountain slopes and valleys are a carpet of velvety green tea plantations, interspersed with gushing streams and tumbling waterfalls. Red or green roofed plantation bungalows, English country style homes and hotels with lovely flower gardens, a fine 18 hole golf course and a racecourse gives Nuwara Eliya a decidedly British character.Places to be covered in Nuwara Eliya -· Tea Plantation (on the way to Nuwara Eliya)· Tea Factory· Sita Amman Kovil· Hanuma Bhakta Temple· Nuwara Eliya City tour· Water Falls

Day 4: A relaxed day in the Hills around Ella – A day to explore the water falls

Morning after breakfast and some leisure, head to explore the Ella City. Visit the famous Ravana Ella Falls, Ella Spice Garden and Tea Planation, Little Adam's Peak. Overnight stay in Ella.Little Adam's Peak -​ Go for a quick hike to the top of Little Adam's Peak, an easy walk from downtown Ella in a lush picturesque setting. The mountain’s name comes from the comparison with its similarly shaped but much larger counterpart, the massive Adam’s Peak in central Sri Lanka. Enjoy the the easy going, 45-minute trek to the summit, admiring views of verdant tea plantations along the way. When you reach the top, you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of the rolling green hills and valleys below.Ella Spice Garden -​ Take a cooking class or simply savor Sri Lanka's authentic cuisine at Ella Spice Garden, a private household set in a highland village amid world-famous tea plantations. With a hands-on approach, an informative English-speaking teacher will take you on a tour of all the Sri Lankan spices cultivated in this private garden. Roam through peppers, cloves, turmeric, and chili plants, take a sample, and then roll up your sleeves to hit the kitchen. Classes, followed by a meal, are suitable for all levels of hobby chefs. Alternatively, you can just stop by for a tasty meal, mostly featuring curry-style traditional dishes. Make sure you call in advance.Ravana Ella Falls -​ See an impressive natural feature at Ravana Ella Falls, measuring 25 m (82 ft) in height. Plummeting down an uneven rocky outcrop, the cataract resembles the withering petals of an areca flower and represents the setting of several local myths and legends. With several plunge pools and multiple cascades, the area offers a popular walking route, where each of the natural tiers gives extensive views of the surrounding nature reserve, and the individual pools invite you to cool off.

Day 5: Ella with Rafting and Onward Colombo

After breakfast proceed to Colombo – Enroute we will take you for a thrilling Rafting Session - Experience White Water Rafting in the picturesque Kelani River in Kitugala. The Kelani River is popular for 1957 blockbuster movie “Bridge on the River Kwai” in which the bridge was blown when the train was crossing the river was filmed in Kithulgala. This place is worthwhile for visiting and photographing as you pass the rapids of Kalani River.Rest of the day at leisure in Colombo – Once you reach you can head to Famous “Odel” Mall where you will be able to buy authentic Sri Lankan Souveniers for your family and friends. Dinner and Overnight stay at hotel in Colombo.Colombo -​ the trade and commercial capital has long been the traditional gateway to the Orient. Sri Lanka’s largest city, it is located on the west coast and draws together all the cultures, religions and influences of foreign lands into a pot-pourri of sounds, smells and a kaleidoscope of colour. A less known but amazingly true fact is that Colombo has a superb range of high quality restaurants serving food from all over the world and some of the best shopping opportunities in Asia. The main seaport of Sri Lanka is in Colombo & adjoining it, is Pettah, a local bazaar & trading area. Other places of interest are the beautiful Buddhist temples, Hindu  temples, mosques, the historic Wolfendhal church, (1749) residential areas where you find the stately homes of the affluent, the Ceramic Corporation famous for its well-known brand “Noritake” and ODEL the renowned shopping centre.

Day 6: Colombo to Maldives via Flight

Morning after breakfast, checkout from the hotel and proceed to airport for departure to Maldives.Welcome To Maldives! Arrive at GAN International airport from where you'll be transferred to Canareef Resort through Speedboat. Check-in at your Sunrise Villa and enjoy the day at the resort. Dinner and overnight stay in the resort.

Day 7: Day at Leisure (Optional add on - Dolphin Spotting Cruise)

Wake up lazy morning. Have a scrumptious breakfast at the resort. The day is at leisure. You can go for Dolphin spotting Cruise (optional). Dinner and overnight stay at the resort. Maldives is home to several species of dolphins, including Spinners, Bottle-Nosed dolphins and pilot whales, they can be seen gracing the waters near the island. One of the key highlights is you can go in search of these wild yet extremely friendly dolphins around the Island while watching the sunset. Be amazed and watch them jump and perform for you while frolicking in the ocean. A definite must book tour as this is the most fun-filled and moving excursion you can experience in the Maldives.

Day 8: Day at Leisure – (Optional add on - Snorkeling and Village Tour)

Your day is at leisure. You can choose from many activities the hotel offers at additional cost or you can spend your quality time just by relaxing by the pool side. Snorkeling is one of the most exciting and must do things in Maldives. We'll be providing you a pair of snorkeling kit from our side kit through which you can explore the colorful aqua marine landscapes and enjoy the marine life surrounding the lagoon, catch eels, black tip reef sharks and different species of fishes swimming along the lagoons coast. Explore the islands of Addu City, starting with the islands of Maradhoo, which have modernized boat yards where local craftsmanship can be appreciated. The Island of Feydhoo is inhabited by the people living in the airport island of Gan. Maradhoo- Feydhoo is the smallest community in Addu, walk around the island to feel the laid-back lifestyle and then visit Gan the former RAF base before returning to the resort. Enjoy tour of Hithadhoo, the capital of Addu City. The island hosts one of the largest natural lakes in the country which is frequently by habitats as well as migrating birds.

Day 9: Back to Home

Check-out the resort after breakfast and you'll be transferred to GAN airport to board the flight back to home.

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Inclusions

Sri Lanka Inclusions -
-- Accommodation at the hotels mentioned or similar as per the itinerary
-- Daily Breakfast (5 Breakfast only)
-- Transportation in a private air conditioned vehicle with Chauffeur (with Driver cum English speaking guide)
--Train Tickets from Nuwara Eliya to Ella
--Scuba Diving in Hikkaduwa
--Train Tickets from Nuwara Eliya to Ella
-- All applicable Taxes

Maldives Inclusions -
--Accommodation on double sharing basis in Sunrise Villa
--Daily Breakfast and Dinner (3 Breakfast and 3 Dinner only)
--Return Speedboat Transfer from GAN airport to Resort and back
--All Taxes

Exclusions

· Flight fare
· Entrance fee to sites
· Toll Chargers (Airport to Colombo & Colombo to Bentota or Galle)
· Lunch / Dinner or any other meal unless specified otherwise.
· Visa Fees (please log on to www.eta.gov.lk)
· Petrol and damage to the vehicle as per the Vehicle provider policy
· Early check in or late checkout charges.
· Camera or Video permits

Accommodation
Hotel Thilanka
Hotel Thilanka
Rating
Room Type- Deluxe Double Room
Address- Sangamitta Mawatha, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Stay For
2 Nights
Meal Included
CPAI
Hotel Inroma Holiday Resort
Hotel Inroma Holiday Resort
Rating
Room Type- Standard Twin Room
Address- No:38,Church road, Nuwaraeliya, 22200, Sri Lanka
Stay For
1 Nights
Meal Included
CP
Oak Ray Ella Gap Hotel
Oak Ray Ella Gap Hotel
Rating
Room Type- Standard Room
Address- Ella - Passara Rd, Ella 90000, Sri Lanka
Stay For
1 Nights
Meal Included
CPAI
The Steuart by Citrus
The Steuart by Citrus
Rating
Room Type- Standard Room
Address- 45, Hospital Lane, Off Chatham Street, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Stay For
1 Nights
Meal Included
CPAI
Canareef Resort Maldives
Canareef Resort Maldives
Rating
Room Type- Sunrise Villa
Address- -0.624078, 73.225320, Addu City, Maldives
Stay For
3 Nights
Meal Included
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