Secrets of Sri Lanka & Maldives


Journey through tropical lowland rainforests, rolling tea plantation-covered mountains and discover pristine white-sand beaches in the east of the island.
After 7 nights exploring in Sri Lanka fly over to the Maldives, only 60 minutes away, and spend 4 nights snorkelling or diving among stunning coral reefs, taking part in watersports or simply lying back on the pristine white sand beach and relaxing after your tour.

Tour route

  • Mount Lavinia: 1 night
  • Sinharaja: 2 nights
  • Nuwara Eliya: 1 night
  • Passikudah: 2 nights
  • Waikkal: 1 night
  • Maldives: 4 nights


Prices from £1,828 per person for 11 nights including flights and transfers.


  • Beautiful beaches of the East in Passikudah
  • Explore Sinharaja Rainforest
  • Tea plantations in Nuwara Eliya
  • Sigirya Rock fortress
  • Tour of charming colonial Galle
  • Stay at historical Mount Lavinia
  • Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

Is this the right tour for you?
This is the tour for you if you are looking for a short tour of Sri Lanka featuring some of the more off the beaten track destinations such as the east coast and Sinharaja Rainforest as well as the iconic sights of Sigiriya Rock, colonial Galle and the tea plantations whilst staying in comfortable 3-4* hotels.

Private Tour Upgrade to a private tour with local guide on the same itinerary departing on the day of your choice, please call for details.

Good to Know
Group Size
The minimum number of travellers in your group will be 6, and the maximum will be 16. If in the unlikely event there are less than 6 people booked on your tour date, we will endeavour to reduce any disruption to your holiday and try to operate your tour with lower passenger numbers. If we are not able to operate your departure date then you may be asked to change to a different date and a full refund will be made available to you should this alternative not be suitable.

Tour Guide
This is a fully escorted tour with local guides throughout ensuring that you have first-hand knowledge at all times.

Tour Dates:
08 Jan, 22 Jan, 19 Feb, 05 Mar, 19 Mar, 30 Apr, 14 May, 28 May, 11 Jun, 03 Sep, 17 Sep, 15 Oct, 12 Nov, 26 Nov

Hotel information

  • Colombo (1 night): 4★ Mount Lavina Hotel
  • Sinharaja (2 nights): 3★ plus Rain Forest Eco Lodge
  • Nuwara Eliya (1 night): 4★ Araliya Green Hills Hotel
  • Passikudah (2 night): 4★ Amethyst Resort
  • Waikkal (1 night): 4★ Suriya Resort

Prices from £1,828 per person for 11 nights including flights and transfers.

Tour itineraries may be subject to change. For alternative Maldives hotels or to upgrade your room to a water bungalow please Contact Us.

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Day 1: Mount Lavinia
On arrival you will be transferred to the Mount Lavinia hotel. Dating back to 1806 when it was the British Governor’s residence, the hotel exudes colonial charm, has its own private beach and beautifully positioned pool and terrace. Enjoy a welcome dinner at the hotel. Dinner

Day 2: Mount Lavinia to Sinharaja
Depart the capital to travel down to the South of the island to visit the colonial town of Galle, without doubt Sri Lanka’s foremost urban attraction. Your guided city tour will explore Galle Fort, a walled town built by the Dutch in the 18th Century, and now a world heritage site. Inside the walls you will find the old Colonial traders’ houses transformed into a lovely mix of boutique art galleries, shops and bohemian cafes, infused with the scents of spices and the tropics. After enjoying lunch in Galle you will travel to the Sinharaja Forest Reserve, the last major undisturbed area of rainforest in Sri Lanka, where you will spend the next two nights at the award-winning Rainforest Eco Lodge. Each of the architecturally designed 16 chalets has its own living room and private deck to enjoy the breath-taking views of forest canopy, rice paddies and tea gardens. Enjoy a gentle and relaxing introductory walk around the tea estate and surrounding grounds. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: Sinharaja
Enjoy an early morning walk around the forest on a bird and butterfly trail discovering many species of flora and fauna endemic to the forest. After a well-deserved breakfast there will be further opportunity to explore this UNESCO heritage recognised rainforest on a guided walk. Dinner will be prepared with ingredients from the lodge’s own gardens. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: Sinharaja to Nuwara Eliya
Today your group will leave the tropical lowlands of Sinharaja and travel up into Sri Lanka’s mountainous interior to Nuwara Eliya, the city of light. En route visit the inspirational Elephant Transit Home in Udawalawe, which is a rehabilitation project for injured elephants nursed back to health so that they can be released back into their natural environment. On arrival in Nuwara Eliya enjoy a visit to a tea estate and factory nestled up in the hills to see the entire manufacturing process. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5: Nuwara Eliya to Passikudah
This morning enjoy a tour of Nuwara Eliya passing British red post boxes, pretty Victoria Park, the 18 hole golf course and the pink bricked Victorian post office. The group will then travel to Passikudah via the small village of Mahiyangana . On arrival in Passikudah check into your hotel for your next two nights. The largely undiscovered east of the island boasts the best beaches in Sri Lanka, with pristine white sands and turquoise shallow waters. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6: Passikudah
Enjoy a full day at leisure relaxing on the beautiful Passikudah beach. Dive and snorkelling enthusiasts may choose to explore the healthy coral gardens teeming with colourful fish whilst others may take this opportunity to recharge their batteries lounging with a good book. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7: Sigiriya to Waikkal
Depart early this morning to visit the stunning Sigiriya Rock fortress, a world heritage site dating back to the fifth century. Climb up steps carved into the rock face to the summit or enjoy the spectacular views of ancient citadel and jungle from the lily-pad-covered moats that surround the rock. Journey to Innamaluwa where you will visit a spice garden and enjoy a relaxing foot massage. After, proceed to Waikkal for your overnight stay, stopping in Dambulla for lunch on the way. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8: Colombo to the Maldives
After breakfast transfer to Colombo airport for your flight to Male

Day 8 to Day 11: Maldives
On arrival in Male, transfer 45 minutes by speedboat to 4* Adaaran Club Rannalhi for 4 nights of pure bliss in a standard room, All Inclusive. Enjoy spectacular views of the bluest seas from all directions whilst you unwind and relax on this island of paradise.

Day 12: Maldives to the UK
Transfer by speedboat back to Male for your flight back home to the UK.