Island Odyssey

This tour gives the traveller a real taste of the heart of Sri Lanka exploring the cultural centres of Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa and Kandy. Add a safari, experience the fun of the Pinnawela Elephants, and delve into the soul of Buddhism at the Temple of the Tooth, then throw in a vibrant Kandyan Dance and Cultural Show to feel the vibrancy of the history. Finally relax on the shores of a tropical Maldivian Island paradise with stunning turquoise waters and startling white gold sands.

Prices
The Cost From Per Person on a Double/ Twin share basis £3,275.00

Single room supplement £1,025.00

Route

Colombo • Negombo • Kandalama • Sigiriya & Polonnaruwa • Dambulla Cave Temple & Minneriya Safari • Kandy • Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage & Temple of the Tooth • Nuwara Eliya • Negombo • Maldives

Highlights

  • Learn the art of traditional Batik painting
  • Explore the jungles around Kandalama on top of an Elephant
  • Swim with Manta rays in the Maldives
  • Learn to meditate at an ancient Temple in Polonnaruwa

Cost Includes:

  • International flights in economy class.
  • Accommodation with en-suite facilities.
  • Daily breakfast in Sri Lanka. Full board meals whilst in the Maldives.
  • Services of English speaking guide during sightseeing.
  • Transfers as per the itinerary by air-conditioned vehicles including sea plane transfers in the Maldives.
  • Excursions, sightseeing and entrance fees as per the itinerary.

Cost does not include:

  • Visa Fee.
  • Any optional Excursions.
  • Any expenses of a personal nature.
  • Travel Insurance.

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Itinerary

Day 1. To Colombo
Fly from London on a scheduled flight to Colombo.

Day 2. To Negombo
Met on arrival and transfer to Jetwing Beach.

Day 3. To Kandalama
After breakfast transfer to Kandalama. Afternoon elephant ride around the nearby lake and jungle to see the flora and fauna. Three nights at the The Heritance.

Day 4. Excursions to Sigiriya & Polonnaruwa
After breakfast, visit the Rock Fortress of Sigiriya built by the patricidal King Kasyapa in the 5th C. AD. See the magnificent frescoes of ‘Heavenly Maidens’, and wander the summit with its bathing pools, pavilions and stunning views. Afternoon guided tour of Polonnaruwa the Medieval capital of Sri Lanka including: the ruins of the once magnificent King’s Council Chamber, Royal Pavilion and the outstanding sculptures of the Buddha at the Gal Vihara.
Day 5. Dambulla Cave Temple & Minneriya Safari
Visit the spectacular Buddhist Cave Temples of Dambulla with its vibrant frescoes and evocative Buddha statues. Afternoon game drive to Minneriya National Park home to vast herds of elephants.

Day 6. To Kandy via Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage
After breakfast drive to Kandy via the Elephant Orphanage at Pinnawela. Later, visit the Temple of the Tooth followed by a pulsating Cultural Show. Overnight the Amaya Hills.

Day 7. To Nuwara Eliya
Early morning drive to Nuwara Eliya. A delightful journey, climbing ever higher through undulating hills dotted with Tea Plantations. Overnight the St Andrews Hotel.

Day 8. To Negombo
After breakfast drive to Negombo. Overnight at the Jetwing Beach.

Day 9. To the Maldives
Early morning transfer to Colombo airport to board your flight to the Maldives. Met on arrival and transfer by sea plane for seven nights to the Palm Beach Resort and Spa.

Day 10 – 15. Maldives
Relax, perhaps unwinding in the care of the Spa, be tempted by the delicious cuisine or sip a cocktail by the gorgeous pool. Try some of the many activities on offer including: windsurfing, water skiing and big game fishing. Learn to dive and gain a PADI certificate.

Day 16. To London
Morning sea plane transfer to Maldives Airport to board your scheduled flight back to London.

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