Srilanka & Maldives

18 days
£4995 pp
Your hotiday is 100% tailored for you. Erice is based on two persons travelling together. Price varies according to season, accommodation and activities.

Experience the best of Sri Lanka and The Maldives on this luxury holiday. Beginning in Negombo, you’ll tour Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle, visiting its magnificent ancient temples, historic sites, and tea plantations, as well as boarding the world famous train ride from Nanu Oya to Ella. You’ll enjoy a safari in Yala National Park, before concluding your Sri Lanka trip with two nights in the coastal city of Galle. Afterwards, head to the tropical paradise of the Maldives for a week long stay in a luxury resort. Maldives is best known for sophisticated luxury where glamorous resorts sit side by side on their atoll.


DAY 1: Fly to Colombo

Board your flight to Colombo. We will work out the most efficient route for you.

DAY 2: Arrive Colombo

Arrive Colombo and your driver with assist you in transfer to the beautiful beachfront hotel in Negombo for overnight stay. Spend of the rest of the day exploring the hotel ground and or simply lounge by the pool.

DAY 3: To Cultural Triangle

Today your driver will collect you and transfer you to your accommodation in Kandalama, nestled within the island’s Cultural Triangle. After checking into the hotel, you’ll head out to enjoy a safari in Sri Lanka’s Minneriya National Park. Known for its elephant migration, the park attracts up to 300 elephants between the months of June to September, when they gather around Minneriya’s ancient water tank. First of two nights in Kandalama.

DAY 4: Explore Cultural Triangle

In the morning, climb the soaring Sigiriya Rock, a Unesco heritage site. It comes with its rewards of fantastic panoramic views of Sri Lanka’s rolling hills and emerald forests. Afterwards, you’ll visit the extraordinary Dambulla Cave Temples, a World Heritage Site and Sri Lanka’s best-preserved cave temple complex, featuring 153 Buddha statues. 

DAY 5: To Kandy

Today morning, take the scenic drive to Kandy enroute stopover at the Hulu’s Hanging Bridge. Beginning at the Knuckles ‘Mist-laden’ Mountain Range and leading to the cascading waters of Huluganga Falls, this picturesque river is an ideal place to stop off and stretch your legs enroute to Kandy. Overnight stay in Kandy.

DAY 6: To Ella

Your driver will transfer you to the train station at Nanu Oya. On the way, you’ll stop off at a tea factory in Nuwara Eliya, the heart of Sri Lanka’s hill country. Take an exclusive guided tour and tea tasting session by an in-house expert, before heading out into the fields and trying your hand at tea picking. One of the most beautiful train journeys in the world, the ride to Ella – though long – offers spectacular views of emerald hillsides, glistening waterfalls, and misty mountains. Once you’ve arrived in Ella, you’ll be met by your driver for transfer to your hotel. Overnight stay in Ella.

DAY 7: To Yala

Get up early if you prefer (as viewpoints fill up quickly) to admire Ella’s famous Nine Arch bridge. Your guide will take you to the perfect viewpoint. Go for an easy hike up the Little Adam’s Peak during late afternoon to watch glorious sunset unfold. You will be rewarded with 360 degrees views overlooking the giant Ella Rock and Ella Gap towards Udawalawe National Park, perfect for photos. Later visit Ravana falls and drive to Yala National Park. First of two nights in Yala.

DAY 8: Safaris in the park

Yala is home to a myriad of wildlife including leopards, elephants, water buffalos, and crocodiles, as well as a variety of colourful birdlife. You will go on morning and evening safari. 

DAY 9: To Galle

Today drive to Galle, a heritage city located on Sri Lanka’s southwest coast. First of two nights in Galle.

DAY 10: Explore Galle

Your time here is to do as you please, whether you want to visit Galle Fort and its lighthouse, Galle Dutch Church, the city’s boutique shops, or one of its many coffee shops and restaurants. Head to one of the nearby beaches and observe traditional stilt fisherman as they perch over the water, or sit back and watch a beautiful sunset over the Indian Ocean.

DAY 11: To Maldives

Day at leisure till time for a 2hr drive to Colombo airport to board a short flight to Male. On arrival, our authorised representative will transfer you to your resort. First of 7 nights in Maldives.

DAY 12: At the Beach

Day at leisure.

DAY 13: At the Beach

Day at leisure

DAY 14: At the Beach

Day at leisure.

DAY 15: At the Beach

Day at leisure.

DAY 16: At the Beach

Day at leisure.

DAY 17: At the Beach

Day at leisure.

DAY 18: Fly back home

Transfer to Male airport in time for your return flight home.


What's included

  • Accommodation in double room
  • Daily breakfast at hotels of stay
  • Your private chauffeur driven car for all transfers
  • All entrances to places of visit
  • 24hr destination support & concierge service

What's excluded

  • International flights as they are quoted separately
  • Expenses of personal nature, visa, medical & travel insurance gratuities & tips, single room supplement




We very much enjoyed Sri Lanka and appreciated your efforts in putting together a good itinerary in what was a really a short time and close to the planned departure date. The hotels were good and met our expectations, especially the Amaya Hills in Kandy.  Our driver was very experienced in hotel management and kept us highly informed about the places we visited and the local site guides he selected were excellent.  Qatar Airlines were excellent and our stay in Doha was superb.Mr.

Mr. & Mrs. Arnold
Tailormade Sri Lanka

Indian Odyssey organised a highly enjoyable customised tour of Sri Lanka for me. I returned home after many highly positive experiences, with lots of great insights into the country’s wildlife, culture and heritage. The accommodation that was chosen for me proved outstanding: each hotel or resort had bags of character and proved a memorable place to stay. My chauffer-guide was a reliable, safe driver who was trustworthy and able to supply both a local’s perspective and some cracking personal insights that went way beyond details I found in guidebooks. I returned having enjoyed the journey, feeling it would have been nigh impossible to have done things better.

Mr. Stuart Foster Travel Journalist
Tailormade Sri Lanka

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