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18 Day Private Sri Lanka Adventure & The Maldives

18 Day Private Sri Lanka Adventure & The Maldives

A portion of this tour runs as a group tour where you will be escorted by an expert tour leader. Another portion is self-guided, whether conducted by rail, cruise or land, and you will travel between destinations on your own, with free time to explore at your own pace.

Escorted Type
Partially Escorted

This tour is conducted at a medium-fast pace. Some long travel days may be required to complete this itinerary and you will typically spend two nights at each destination, with some one night stays required. This trip includes a mix of sightseeing and free time to explore at your own pace. You will be required to move about unassisted, including getting on and off vehicles, walking up and down stairs and some activities will be conducted on uneven or steep terrain. You will be required to handle your own luggage.

Pace
Moderate Pace

Take advantage of our 7 day cooling-off period. 

Cooling Off Period
7 Days
Private Tour
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✓ Limited Time Offer - add return international airfares from only $2,299
✓ Private touring - enjoy the comfort and personalised service of a professional, private guide throughout
✓ Incredible sightseeing including a private guided game drive in Yala National Park, scenic boat ride on Madu River, tea plantation factory tour, the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Sigiriya Rock Fortress and time to unwind at a south coast beach resort
✓ Authentic travel experiences including a traditional Sri Lankan cooking class and high tea at the iconic Grand Hotel in Nuwara Eliya
✓ 14 nights in central 4 and 5-star accommodation
✓ 3 nights in the Maldives staying at the stunning Adaaran Resort
✓ Breakfast daily, 7 lunches and 6 dinners
✓ Ride the famed train from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya
✓ Fully escorted by a private, professional English-speaking chauffeur driver/guide
✓ Guaranteed late check out until 8pm on your last day in Colombo 
✓ Comfortable, dedicated transport throughout
✓ In-depth sightseeing and entrance fees as per the itinerary
✓ Airport transfers included on the first and last day of tour

What we love about this tour

Travel with the experts for a carefully curated, value-packed discovery of the world's most iconic destinations. Our tours are bursting with must-see sights, rich experiences and quality inclusions, all at an unbeatable price. Bucket list dreams are ticked off on these all-encompassing journeys.

Itinerary

Hotel
Amagi Aria or Similar

Welcome to Colombo! 

On arrival at Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB), you will be met in the arrivals hall by a local representative and escorted to your waiting private transfer who will transfer you to your Negombo hotel. Check in and relax after your international flight.

Your private chauffeur guide is at your disposal for the duration of your trip. During any free time, your private chauffeur guide is available to take you on any extra sightseeing, shopping, or to a recommended lunch or dinner. You will be given your private chauffeur guide’s mobile number at the beginning of your trip and he or she can be reached at any time during your stay. 

Hotel
SigiriyaJungles or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel then meet your private chauffeur guide who will take you on a tour of Negombo. Vist the local fish market and understand the traditional methods of catching and drying fish. See the remains of the 17th-century Dutch Fort and Negombo Lagoon, lined with fishermen’s huts which feeds into the Dutch-era Hamilton Canal.

Following your morning tour, we drive approximately 3 hours to Sigiriya arriving mid-afternoon at the beautiful Sigiriya Jungles resort. Take time to relax and unwind in the hotel grounds, take a dip in the pool or venture to the hotel lookout for incredible views of the Sigiriya Rock Fortress. 

Exclusive to Inspiring Vacations guests is a complimentary Ayurvedic treatment at the resort spa. Enjoy a relaxing 20 minute foot, shoulder or head message or upgrade to one of the indulgent treatments using traditional herbs and ancient healing methods. 

This evening, enjoy dinner overlooking the hotel gardens. 

Note: your complimentary 20 minute treatment is available for use at the Sigiriya Jungles Ayurvedic Spa. Treatment can be redeemed at any time during your stay and is subject to availability, The value can be used to upgrade to another treatment of your choice. Unused vouchers are non refundable.

Hotel
SigiriyaJungles or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner

Enjoy a relaxed breakfast at the hotel before we travel approximately an hour to visit the UNESCO site and ruins of Anuradhapura. Anuradhapura is one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka and is known for its well-preserved ruins. Visit the sacred Bo Tree, a spiritual reminder of the beginnings of Buddhism in Sri Lanka and the inspiration for Anuradhapura’s great buildings. The ruins themselves are spread over quite a large area, some in woodland settings and others appearing park-like with columns and ponds dotted about.

Travel back to Sigiriya where the afternoon is a leisure. Alternatively, you may wish to join an optional tour of Minneriya National Park.

Optional Tour - Private Jeep Safari Minneriya National Park

En route, enjoy a private jeep safari at Minneriya National Park. Located in the districts of Matale and Polonnaruwa and bordered by the 'Mahaweli' and 'Amban' rivers, this park stretches an impressive 36,948 hectares. It was declared a National park in 1984, making it the only one in the Central Province. It's a paradise for nature lovers and one of the best places to observe elephants.

Note: since elephants are migratory animals, we may substitute your visit to Wasgamuwa National Park or one of the surrounding Eco Parks to ensure we maximise your opportunity of seeing the elephants based on the elephant locations.

Hotel
SigiriyaJungles or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast, proceed to Sigiriya Rock Fortress and climb ther monolith, one of the most extraordinary artistic complexes of its time (477 – 498 AD). Declared a UNESCO heritage site in 1982, this magnificent citadel allures artistic and architectural curiosity from around the globe. 

Return to the hotel late this morning with time to relax before we head out this afternoon to visit the second ancient capital of Sri Lanka. Polonnaruwa was declared as an UNESCO heritage site in 1982. After the demise of Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa became the middle historic capital of Sri Lanka (1017 – 1235 AD). In comparison to Anuradhapura, here your private chauffeur guide will show you well preserved remains of temples and ancient homes and describe the meaning behind the relief and carvings that can still be seen today. 

Following our tour, travel back to Sigiriya in time for dinner and an evening at leisure.

Hotel
Topaz Hotel Kandy or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast, we leave Sigirya and proceed to Kandy via the Dambulla Cave Temple Built in the first century BC, It is recognized to be the largest cave sanctuaries in the world with its 2000 m2 of walls and ceilings painted more than 150 Buddha images whose largest engraved in the rock reaches 14 metres.

Following this, we visit one of the spice gardens in Matale. Enjoy a tour through the garden as you learn of the different spices that have framed Sri Lanka’s trade history. Learn of the harvesting process and the use of each spice in Sri Lankan cooking and herbal medicines. 

We enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, then continue our journey to Kandy, “The Hill Capital” (1514 – 1815 AD). Originally known as Senkadagala, the city eventually came to know as Kandy, derived from the word “Kanda” meaning “the Mountain”. Kandy was declared as an UNESCO heritage site in 1988. The style and character of the Sri Lankan civilization at the time is well articulated in the heart of the city itself, with its lake, the temples including the Temple of the Tooth Relic and the well-preserved ruins of the royal palaces. 

Arrive at the hotel late this afternoon where the rest of the day is at leisure. 

This evening, you may wish to join an optional cultural performance followed by dinner.

Optional Tour - Evening Cultural Performance & Dinner

Enjoy a cultural evening of traditional Sri Lankan dance and music. Dressed in traditional costume, see performers retell the history and folklore through dance and music.  Following the performance, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant overlooking the lake and city of Kandy.

Hotel
Topaz Hotel Kandy or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast, visit the lake and the beautiful Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. Located in the royal palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy, this venerated temple is a deeply spiritual and sacred Buddhist site that contains a fragment of the tooth of Buddha, collected from his funeral pyre.

Following our morning tour, we enjoy an Inspiring Taste as we join a local in their home to learn the art of traditional Sri Lankan cooking. Get an understanding of the locally grown spices and their importance to Sri Lankan dishes, then learn to make five different curries using traditional methods cooked over an open fire in clay pots. Afterwards, enjoy the benefits of your tuition as you enjoy lunch together. 

Return to the hotel where the rest of the day is at your leisure before enjoying dinner at the hotel.

Hotel
Mirage King's Cottage or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch

Today ascend by rail towards the British hill station of Nuwara Eliya. The train journey is truly a great local experience and an adventure in itself. Apart from the breathtaking scenery of the tea country and picturesque waterfalls, it is a chance for you to mingle with the local people. 

On arrival into Nuwara Eliya, we head to the hotel to freshen up and have a short rest.

This afternoon, enjoy an Inspiring Taste at probably the most talked about property in Nuwara Eliya, with an indulgent high tea at the iconic Grand Hotel.  The High Tea can be taken at any time from 12pm - 6pm and is included as your lunch today

Note: Sri Lanka Railway tickets can only be booked 30 days prior to departure. The 1st and 2nd class is basic but has air-conditioning. The non-air conditioned 3rd class sometimes is the only option based availability. On the rare occasion the train is fully booked we’ll conduct the route by road. Your chauffeur guide will transport your luggage to Nuwara Eliya and you will travel by yourself.

Hotel
Mirage King's Cottage or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast this morning at your hotel. 

For those adventure seekers, you may wish to join an optional hike to the incredibly scenic Horton's Plains and World's End (see below for more detail). 

Today we tour Nuwara Eliya. Often referred to as ‘Little England’, this genteel highland community we see the rose-tinted colonial-era bungalows and its beautiful gardens and lake. Also today, we visit a tea plantation and factory. Here you will enjoy an absolute tea experience, taking you from the moment young tea leaves are plucked to being processed in the factory to make a steaming cup of tea. If you are interested, the tea factory is the best place to purchase high quality tea.

Return to your hotel where the rest of the afternoon is at leisure. 

Optional Tour - Horton Plains & World’s End

At approximately 5:30am, leave for Horton Plains National Park. This park holds great importance due to the rich and unique biodiversity and being a catchment area feeding some of the main rivers of Sri Lanka. It is also known to be a 'super biodiversity hotspot' and thus declared a UNESCO site in 2010. The national park is most famous for the vista - World's End.

You will be accompanied by a private escort the entire duration of the hike - from the Horton Plains Park Park Office, to World's End (via Mini World's End) and back. Wear strong and comfortable walking shoes, a hat and sunglasses. Bring sunscreen, food and water. The weather can change very quickly on the plains – one minute it can be sunny and clear, the next chilly and misty. Bring a few extra layers of warm clothing.

Start time: 5:30am departure from hotel
End time: 12:30pm return to hotel
Distance: 7.5km round trip - 150m elevation gain
Inclusions: return transfers, entrance into Horton Plains National Park, packed breakfast, private escort

There are no safety rails available so we recommend this activity for those who are physically fit and go on long walks often. We do not recommend this if you have a difficult time walking along uneven, potentially wet, and rocky terrain. 

Hotel
Chaarya Resorts & Spa or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning after breakfast, depart for Yala National Park. Enroute, travel through incredible landscapes and make several stops at stunning local waterfalls before continuing to Ella and onto Yala. 

On arrival, enjoy lunch before proceeding into the National Park to spend the afternoon on a private guided game drive. Being one of the largest parks in Sri Lanka, it is the ideal place to possibly sight elephants, sloth bears and the elusive leopard.

Return to your hotel and enjoy dinner. 

Note: Yala National Park closes for a period between the months of September and October. The exact closure dates are made clear closer to the time. The closure is due to the prevailing dry weather prior to this time and taking into consideration the well-being of the wildlife in the reserve. For departure dates that fall over this period, Yala National park will be replaced with a visit to Udawalawe National Park, while still being able to visit Block 4 or 5 of Yala National Park.

Hotel
Chaarya Resorts & Spa or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning, enjoy another safari in the Yala National Park by private jeep to spot the diverse wildlife which calls the park home.

Return to the hotel for breakfast and enjoy a free day to relax.

Hotel
Mandara Resort or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Continue east today along Sri Lanka's picturesque coastline.

Upon arrival, check into your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day relaxing by the pool or in the sea. We recommend heading to a local restaurant or beach bar and enjoying the coastal scenery. 

Hotel
Mandara Resort or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Today is free to relax by the pool, walk along the beach or try a local cafe or restaurant for some tasty treats. 

If a day of relaxation is not your thing, your private chauffeur guide is at your disposal to show you around the local area, or to take you to one of the local restaurants or bars.

Hotel
The Heritage Galle Fort or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch

Enjoy breakfast overlooking the ocean before we head to Galle and enjoy a tour of the Galle Fort. This is a city that exudes an essence with a perfect blend of past and present. Declared a UNESCO heritage site in 1988, the presence of Portuguese, Dutch and British is evident in the fascinating architectural styles of the fort. Walk the relaxed residential streets inside the fort and keep an eye out for some great local shopping and cafes as well as some excellent photo opportunities.

Enjoy lunch at one of the local colonial styled restaurants before you check into your beautiful heritage property situated in the heart of the city of Galle inside the historic Dutch Fort. 

The rest of the afternoon and evening is at leisure to wander the narrow streets of this beautiful heritage town filled with museums, boutiques, cafes and antique stores.

Hotel
The Fairway Colombo or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast  head north towards Colombo. Along the way, visit the small town of Balapitiya where you will take a boat trip on the Madu River and its 64 scattered islands. Cinnamon Island, locally known as “Kurundu Doowa” is one of the islets you’ll visit to get an informative experience of cinnamon production. Sri Lanka is the largest producer of pure cinnamon in the world.

On arrival into Colombo, check into your hotel located in the heart of the Galle-Face district and enjoy some time to relax and wander the local streets. 

This evening, tour the capital of Sri Lanka, whose long history as a port on the ancient east-west trade route, was ruled by the Portuguese, Dutch and the British. This heritage is reflected in its architecture, mixing colonial buildings with high-rises and shopping malls. 

Enjoy a final dinner to celebrate your time in Sri Lanka.

Hotel
Adaaran Club Rannalhi or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner

At the appropriate time, transfer to Colombo airport to board your flight to Male. 

Welcome to Paradise! A visit to the Maldives is truly a dream come true. This stunning tropical nation lies within the Indian Ocean and is composed of 26 colourful coral atolls composed of hundreds of idyllic islands. The Maldives is world famous for its beautiful beaches, sapphire blue lagoons and extensive coral reefs. Upon arrival you will be welcomed and then transferred to your hotel by speed boat. After checking in, the rest of the day is yours to spend at leisure, taking in the gorgeous tropical landscape.

Your all inclusive package includes:

  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner daily - snacks & cakes are available outside main mealtimes.
  • Tea, coffee, iced tea, cordials & water are available from 7.30am to midnight.
  • Whisky, brandy, gin, vodka, rum, draft beer, house wines, soft drinks, selected cocktails & mocktails beverages are served until midnight (no alcoholic beverages for guests under 18 years of age). Additional cost may apply during excursions.
  • Meals and drinks are included until midday on the date of departure.

Hotel
Adaaran Club Rannalhi or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning enjoy a delicious breakfast while admiring the surrounding low-lying islands that make up the utopian Maldives. Every atoll here is formed by centuries of coral reef growth, and each is encircled by a shallow lagoon, protected by the surrounding reef systems. The islands here have tropical castaway qualities: tall coconut palms, white sandy beaches and crystal clear lagoons. Today you may enjoy an entire day of leisure, participating in some of the many exciting activities that the islands have to offer.

Our hotel offers some phenomenal snorkelling opportunities, where you can explore the shallow oases at the island's edge. You may also choose to enjoy some exciting optional water sport activities, such as catamaran sailing where you can experience the thrill of riding the winds and speeding through the crystal waters. Canoeing may also appeal to those who seek tranquillity while they enjoy the surrounding natural beauty. Windsurfing is also an activity available to the more adventurous. There really is no end to the adventures you may seek as you explore the wonderful Maldives - jet-skiing, parasailing, and scuba diving may also be on your list.

Hotel
Adaaran Club Rannalhi or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Following another delicious breakfast this morning, you may enjoy yet another day of leisure in the dreamy Maldives. Enjoy any number of the incredible activities available to you, and make the most of your fantastic adventure here. Alternatively, relax on the beach and take in the picture-perfect surroundings while dipping your toes in the warm, luscious waters of the Indian Ocean. You will have never known true relaxation until you set foot on this luxurious white sandy beach.

Meals
Breakfast

Unfortunately, today marks the end of your incredible tour through Sri Lanka and The Maldives.

At the appropriate time, you will be transferred by speed boat to Male Airport in time for your departure flight.

Departure transfers are included as part of your package. You will be collected from your hotel at the appropriate time and transferred to the airport to meet your flight.

If Inspiring Vacations has not provided your international airfares, please ensure you provide your flight details via your Traveller Hub portal no later than 90 days prior to travel so that your transfers can be confirmed.

Inclusions

  • Private touring - enjoy the comfort and personalised service of a professional, private chauffeur guide throughout 
  • Private chauffeur guide at disposal to a maximum 10 hours per day 
  • Incredible sightseeing including a private guided game drive in Yala National Park, scenic boat ride on Madu River, tea plantation factory tour, the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Sigiriya Lion Rock fortress and time to unwind at a south coast beach resort
  • Authentic travel experiences including a traditional Sri Lankan cooking demonstration and iconic high tea at the Colonial Grand Hotel in Nuwara Eliya
  • 14 nights in comfortable, central 4 & 5-star accommodation
  • Breakfast daily, 8 lunches and 8dinners
  • Daily breakfasts, lunch and dinner, including alcoholic drinks & soft drinks during your stay at Adaaran Resort
  • Ride the famed train from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya
  • Fully escorted by a private, professional English-speaking chauffeur driver/guide
  • Comfortable, dedicated transport throughout
  • In-depth sightseeing and entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Airport transfers into CMB Airport
  • International flight from Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) to Velana International Airport (MLE) in econmy class
  • Return speed boat transfers from Velana International Airport to your Maldives accommodation

  • Sigiriya - Climb the magnificent rock fortress of Sigiriya, also known as Lion Rock
  • Polonnaruwa - Visit the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Dambulla - Explore the stunning cave paintings at Dambulla 
  • Anuradhapura - Enjoy a guided city tour of one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka
  • Kandy - Visit the spiritual Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
  • Kandy - Enjoy a cooking class learning to make traditional Sri Lankan curries 
  • Nuwara Eliya - Travel by train through the lush mountains to Nuwara Eliya
  • Nuwara Eliya - Learn about the process behind the region’s renowned tea at a tea plantation and factory
  • Yala National Park  - Embark on guided game drives to discover the dynamic wildlife in this epic national park
  • Galle - Tour the iconic Galle Fort and the old stone fortifications that surround this historic coastal town with an included lunch 
  • Marisa South Coast - Enjoy time on an idyllic beach to relax and enjoy the tropical surrounds
  • Colombo - Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Colombo, the commercial capital of Sri Lanka
  • The Maldives - Relax on one of the 1000 blissful islands that make up the Maldives

Fine Print

Secure your trip with a $99.00 deposit per person.

Once we receive your deposit, we will send you an invoice with your remaining balance and payment options.

Instalment Schedule:

  1. At the time of booking pay a $99.00 deposit per person.
  2. Pay a 1st installment of $4,392.00 per person within 28 days.
  3. Pay a 2nd installment of $2,069.00 per person within 90 days.
  4. You will then be invoiced for final payment 120 days prior to departure.

This package is a flight add-on package

This package has the option of adding international airfares to your booking when selecting your departure city. Select your departure city after clicking ‘Book Now’ and a cost will be stated next to your selected departure city. This cost will then be added to your booking and international flights will be added to your booking.

Visit our Flight Hub for more information on terms and conditions, amending your flights and information on luggage allowances.

It is the traveller's responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport. The passport must be valid for a minimum of six months from the intended date of return. Visas may be required for your destination. For further visa information, click here.

Fitness Requirements
While the tour itinerary should give you some guidance and overview to the expected requirements, to determine if this tour is right for you we categorise each of our tours in terms of their intensity. These guidelines are to ensure that each tour group is conducted as expected and to ensure the overall satisfaction of all Inspiring Vacations customers.

As a general rule, porterage is not included, therefore at all times you are expected to handle your own luggage where help may not be available.

This particular tour is categorised as a”3”

Moderate Tour: A good level of fitness and mobility is required, as this tour includes a moderate level of physical activity and is considered a medium-fast paced tour. You should be able to walk up and down stairs, get on and off the coach and able to walk reasonable distances of approximately 2 kilometres per day or more with ease. Any physical ailments you may have must be disclosed at the time of booking to determine your suitability. If you have any form of walking aids, other than a walking stick or hiking poles, then this tour is not suitable.

Tipping
A friendly reminder that tipping is not included in your package. At the commencement of your tour you will be asked to provide tipping to your guide towards a ‘kitty’, which is then used towards the guide tipping for the services of helpers, hotel staff, restaurants and airport porterage. You will be asked for LKR7000 per person. Please note that this tipping is not for the guide or driver, merely for the guide to tip the services of other local workers during your tour. Tipping towards the kitty is compulsory. Your cooperation in this instance is most appreciated.  

Further, tipping for your guide and driver will be collected at the conclusion of their services.  To remove the uncertainty and stress of not knowing how much is appropriate to tip we recommend LKR1200 per person per day for your guide and LKR600 per person per day for your driver to be paid in local currency. The amount you wish to contribute is dependent on the services received and at the complete discretion of the guest. Thank you for your understanding.

Accommodation
The accommodation listed is subject to change. Any changes will be of an equal or higher standard. Bedding configurations (double or twin) are requests only. All efforts will be made to meet your preferences, but we can’t guarantee your request will be available at all properties.

Single travellers
When booking this tour, solo travellers will be presented with two options:

1 - Single Supplement
By paying an additional $1,691.00 per person, in addition to the twin-share price, you guarantee the privacy of your own room throughout the entire trip.

2- Shared Room with a known friend
If travelling together with a friend, you can opt to share your room with him/her and avoid paying a single supplement. 

You and your friend can create a unique booking each. Creating a unique booking, gives each of you the flexibility of making different travel arrangements (such adding extra accommodation, flights, etc), make separate payments and have individual access to our Traveller’s Hub

During the purchase path, you will need to provide your friend’s booking ID (if known) or at a minimum, your friend’s full name.

Triple Share
Not available.

Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is compulsory for this tour to protect yourself against the unexpected. In addition to the support that a policy may provide, you may be asked to present a copy of your travel insurance documentation while traveling.

Group Size
Minimum of 1 and Maximum of 2 people

Children
Children must be 5 years old or above and share a room with parents at all times. Children are charged the same price as adults.

Tour Style
To meet the needs of various types of travelers, we choose to operate various types of tours, and depending on your selected package will mean different services are provided throughout your trip. The following descriptions of each tour style we hope will ensure that each traveller has appropriate expectations before they start their travels: 

  • Partially Escorted - A portion of these packages runs as a group tour where you will be escorted by an expert tour leader. Another portion is independent, whether conducted by rail, cruise or land, and you will travel between destinations on your own, with free time to explore at your own pace.

All participants must be in good physical condition to fully engage in this journey. For the safety and welfare of yourself and fellow travellers, if you are feeling unwell prior to departure, we advise staying home and contacting us to arrange alternate plans.

Prior to selecting your trip, carefully review the itinerary to assess your ability to comfortably manage our travel style. Please be aware that if, based on evaluation by our leader or local representative, a participant is deemed unable to safely complete the itinerary, we retain the right to exclude them from all or part of the trip without reimbursement.

It is advisable to consult your physician for current medical travel advisories and any required vaccinations before embarking. We recommend carrying a first aid kit and any necessary medications in their original packaging, as they may not be readily available during travel. For those carrying medication, it's essential to check your government's foreign travel guidelines for local restrictions or regulations.

Upgrade your three nights in The Maldives from a standard to a water bungalow for an extra NZ$574 per person in a double/twin room or NZ$1149 per person in a single room.

To enhance your journey, we are offering guests a choice of the following optional activities (prices are per person):

  • Private Jeep Safari Minneriya National Park (Day 3) - $94 per person
  • Evening Cultural Performance & Dinner (Day 5) - $40 per person
  • Horton Plains & World’s End (Day 8) - $105 per person

Optional tours can be selected once you have finalised your tour purchase and paid your deposit. When completing your Passenger Booking Form, you will be asked if you would like to add Optional Tours, where any applicable cost will be added to your final balance. If you choose not to select them at this time, you can choose to add them later by logging in to your Account online.

Please note that you must select your Optional Tours no later than 70 days before departure, after which you will be required to purchase them on tour. Please keep in mind that anything purchased on-tour is subject to availability and prices may vary as you will be paying in local currency. We appreciate your understanding.

You can enhance your holiday by arriving or departing before or after the tour. On this tour you can choose from the following options:

Pre Tour Accommodation

  • $138.00 per room, per night for double and twin share
  • $138.00 per room, per night for solo travellers

Please select the number of extra nights required in the 'Additional Nights Accommodation' field when making your purchase. The additional cost for these arrangements will be added to your final payment invoice and are subject to availability.

Arrival transfers are only included if you arrive on day 1 of the itinerary. If you arrive the day before your tour commences, you will need to book a transfer via your Traveller Hub.

  • International airfares to Sri Lanka
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance 
  • Tipping
  • Optional activities
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned in the itinerary

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