Beach and culture holiday | Maldives
FROM: CAD $3,695 pp

Private Tour. See the best of the Indian Ocean. Grand temples, intricate ruins and a rich, intriguing culture combined with beautiful gardens and leafy wildlife parks in wonderful Sri Lanka. Breathtaking beaches and idyllic pleasures are waiting to be experienced in stunning Maldives.

Prices & Dates

Trip Highlights

Polonnaruwa - 11th century city
Dambulla - Remarkable rock temple
Relax in the beautiful Maldives
Matale - Spice gardens
Sigiriya - The famous 5th century fortress ruins
Kandy - Temple of the Tooth, city tour and cultural show and the Ceylon Tea Museum
Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya


Breakfast daily, 4 lunches and 5 dinners
Touring and excursions as per itinerary
Escorted by a licensed English speaking chauffeur guide in Sri Lanka
An airport arrival transfer days 1 and 5, and a departure transfer days 5 and 10
2 person minimum travellers applies
9 nights STANDARD hotels. SUPERIOR and DELUXE hotel options are also available upon request. Accommodation rating – See Trip Notes for details
Entrance fees to all included sites in Sri Lanka
Specialist local guides at some sites
All transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned tourism vehicles

Not Included

International flights and visas
Tipping - An entirely personal gesture
Flight from Colombo (Sri Lanka) to Male (Maldives)


Day 1

Colombo to Giritale

Colombo - Giritale. Welcome to Sri Lanka! Upon arrival at Colombo airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Giritale.
Overnight: Giritale

Day 2

Polonnaruwa & Sigiriya

Today you'll enjoy a sightseeing tour of Polonnaruwa, once a capital city of Sri Lanka, now a world heritage site. See the intricate ruins of the Royal Palace, the Lotus bath, king Parakramabahu’s statue and a beautiful artificial lake, as well as several temples. Afterwards head to Sigiriya where you can climb to the top Lion rock to see the remains of the 5th Century fortress.
Overnight: Giritale  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Dambulla Rock Temple

Giritale - Kandy. En route to Kandy, visit Dambulla Rock temple, situated in a cave and view the painted walls and ceilings comprising of over 150 images of the Buddha. See the colossal figure of the Buddha carved out of rock and spanning 14 metres. Next head to the spice garden in Matale to learn about how the spices are grown. In the evening visit the splendid Temple of the Tooth Relic, afterwards enjoy a cultural show featuring traditional Sri Lankan dancing.
Overnight: Kandy  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Kandy city tour

This morning admire the Royal Botanical gardens in Peradeniya, home to 147 acres of flowers, trees and plants. Next enjoy a city tour of Kandy, visiting the town, bazaar, arts and crafts centre, a gem museum and lapidary. There'll also be a visit to the Ceylon Tea Museum where you can learn all about the tea-picking process. Afterwards head to Colombo.
Overnight: Colombo  |  Breakfast

Days 5-9

Relaxation in the Maldives

Colombo - Male. Transfer to the airport on day 5 for your flight to Male (note: flight not included in the package). Upon arrival in Male you will be met at the airport and transferred to the resort by speedboat, the rest of the day is free for you to relax in paradise! Enjoy a further four blissful days relaxing on the white sands, swimming, snorkelling and admiring the sparkling seas. There’s so much to do - why not take a glass bottom boat ride, go reef diving, fishing, surfing or just laze about in the sun.
Overnight: Maldives  |  Breakfast x 5, Lunch x 4, Dinner x 5

Day 10


Transfer back to Male airport for your onward flight.

Upgrade your stay!

Treat yourself in the Maldives and upgrade from a 3 star to a 4 star resort on a half board basis.

Available upon request, please contact us for further information.

Prices & Dates

Prices shown are per person when there are 2 persons sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the per person price. If travelling solo, an additional ‘1-person’ supplement will apply.

Price /
Sri Lanka & the Maldives - 10 days
CAD $3695
CAD $2270

In Brief

Trip Type
Any day of the year
Hotel Rating
Our rating: Standard
Tour Guide
Yes - for all included sightseeing
Breakfast: 9, Lunch: 4, Dinner: 5
Giritale, Colombo, Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa, Kandy, Dambulla, The Maldives
A stupa in one of the Dambulla caves
Maldives Beach Couple

Extra Tour Info

The Cultural Triangle
Our guide to visiting Sri Lanka's Cultural Triangle
18th January 2018
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