May to September
Holidays in Sri Lanka from May to September are one of the travel industry’s best kept secrets, but it can be tricky to know where to go. In the north, central and east of the island the weather can be superb and a well-crafted itinerary will mean you’ll have plenty of sunshine. The timing makes it ideal for a family summer holiday, and the quieter season means it’s perfect for a honeymoon.
This itinerary will show you the main highlights of Sri Lanka as well as something a little different with our unique cultural experiences. You’ll also have the chance to explore the beautiful and largely undiscovered eastern coast of the country before flying off to the Maldives to relax in style for four nights. For more ideas, don’t hesitate to give us a call.
- Climb Sigiriya Rock and take a bullock cart ride through the surrounding countryside
- Spot Asian elephants at one of Sri Lanka’s national parks
- Follow pilgrims and worshippers as they pray at the Temple of the Tooth
- Relax on a paradise island in the Maldives
As every holiday is unique to you, prices vary. To give you an indication, two-week holidays range from roughly £2,500 to £8,000 per adult, with an average price of £3,300. We also offer substantial child and seasonal discounts.
- Return flights from the UK
- All accommodation and meals as stated.
- Private vehicle with driver and airport transfers
- All taxes and surcharges.
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Please note that the price of this itinerary is based on mid- season travel and may be more expensive during peak travel periods.
DAY 1 – DEPART THE UK
Leave the UK.
DAY 2 – HORATHAPOLA
Your private guide will meet you when you arrive at Colombo and transfer you to your first hotel – the gorgeous Horathapola Coconut Estate.
DAY 3 – CULTURAL TRIANGLE
Today you will drive through the countryside to the region known as the Cultural Triangle. You’ll be staying at the beautiful Ulagalla Resort in a naturally stunning and peaceful location.
DAY 4 – CULTURAL TRIANGLE
With your private guide, you will first visit the ancient city of Polonnaruwa and explore the ruins and ancient art work. After lunch you will then visit one of Sri Lanka’s national parks to take in the beautiful scenery and see plenty of wildlife – including Sri Lankan elephants.
DAY 5 – CULTURAL TRIANGLE
Rise early this morning and climb the mysterious Sigiriya Rock and marvel at the rock fortress built on top. The views over the Sri Lankan countryside from here are simply breath taking. After the climb you will take a 20 minute bullock cart through the paddy fields surrounding Sigiriya and visit a small, local village.
DAY 6 – JUNGLE BEACH
Drive from the Cultural Triangle to the beautiful and largely undiscovered beach destination of Kuchchaveli on Sri Lanka’s east coast. The weather at this time of year is fantastic on the east coast, and you will be staying in the stunning Jungle Beach resort. It has an eco-Robinson Crusoe style that is sometimes referred to as like staying in a luxurious tree house!
DAYS 7, 8 AND 9 – JUNGLE BEACH
Spend three days at leisure at Jungle Beach, relaxing on the beach, by the pool or exploring the surrounding jungle.
Drive from the Cultural Triangle to Kegalle, a town close to Kandy and the lush tea country region. You’ll check in to Rosyth Estate and spend the rest of the day at leisure.
DAY 10 – KANDY
Today you will drive through stunning natural scenery to Kandy, the capital of the last Sinhalese Kingdom. You can stop en route at local villages and sites of beauty to take pictures to break up this long yet enchanting journey.
DAY 11 – KANDY
Take a full day to explore Kandy, including a walk through the Royal Botanical gardens, Garrison Cemetery and St. Paul’s Church. After lunch walk through the alleys and the streets around the lake to get a closer look at the lives of the locals and the beauty of Kandy and its famous local crafts.
DAY 12 – FLY TO THE MALDIVES
Transfer to the airport and take a short flight to Male, the capital city of the Maldives. From here you will transfer to your speedboat and cruise to Baros, your home for the next four nights.
DAYS 13, 14 AND 15 – THE MALDIVES
Enjoy three full days at leisure relaxing in the Maldives.
DAY 15 – FLY HOME
Transfer to Male airport by speedboat to catch your flight home.