Affectionately dubbed the “tear drop of India”, Sri Lanka is a utopia of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. A land where a love potion seeps through the ground and is soaked up by the people who embrace 3,000 years of culture. This gem is your dominion for the first six nights of this incredible trip! Swapping ancient empires for Robison Crusoe-esque views, you’ll finish off your last five nights on a snow-white beach, surrounded by the turquoise Indian Ocean, in the dreamy Maldives.
Fasten your seatbelts for the adventure-of-a-lifetime, with six nights discovering the mind-blowing natural beauty of Sri Lanka. Starting with one-night in the vibrant beach town, Negombo, you’ll be greeted by your private car and guide before being whisked away to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (home to around 70 orphaned elephants) and the UNESCO Dambulla Cave Temple with its 2,000-sq metres of painted walls and a 14 metre rock caving of the Buddha.
Next up is a visit to Sigiriya – with its royal palaces, Buddhist frescoes, and World Heritage Sites – staying at the aptly named Kassapa Lion Rock Resort for two nights. While there you’ll explore King Kashyapa’s imposing 5th century rock fortress and the island’s cultural heart, Kandy. Here you’ll experience the famous Temple of the Tooth, Matale Spice Gardens and an evening drive around Kandy Lake. You’ll rest city-hopping feet at the Hotel Topaz for one-night.
Next up, an unforgettable train ride takes you through tea plantations, into the clouds and weaves in and out of the many mountain tunnels to Sri Lanka’s most popular hill station, Nuwara Eliya. Here you will reside at the Avian Breeze Hotel for two nights, before heading to cosmopolitan Colombo for a flight to Malé and an unforgettable seaplane transfer to your Certificate of Excellence hotel!
Finally, it’s time to relax in a very beautiful part of the world. Blessed with powder-white beaches and turquoise lagoons, the heavenly archipelago of the Maldives is a seriously indulgent sanctuary of soul-soothing serenity. Teetering atop a sandbar island in the Ari Atoll, VOI Maayafushi Resort’s Maldivan-style villas are set amid tropical gardens or perched above the clear blue lagoon. With a private beach, all-inclusive meals, and a world-class service, this truly is paradise found. We’re sorry to say it, but you will next head back to Malé for your flight back to the UK.
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