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Classic Sri Lanka & the Maldives

Private Travel | General interest 14 Days & 12 Nights Lead-in price: £3495

Combine the cultural highlights of Sri Lanka with relaxation in the idyllic Maldives.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Visit Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle to see the breath-taking Sigiriya Rock Fortress
  • Watch elephants playing by water holes as the sun sets
  • Stay on a working tea plantation
  • Sample the rich delicacies on offer in Colombo’s street food market
  • Relax with a 5-night stay in a beach villa at Fushifaru
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Luxury Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Colombo

(N)

Day 2: Sigiriya

Arrive and transfer to Sigiriya for 3 nights at the Water Garden Sigiriya. (B)

Day 3: Sigiriya

Explore the 11th and 12th century ruins and the 2nd capital of Sri Lanka, Polonnaruwa. After, visit the Minneriya Tank, consisting of mixed evergreen forest and scrub areas and is a habitat for elephant, spotted deer, leopard, sloth bear and crocodile. Enjoy lunch at a family-run restaurant. (B)

Day 4: Sigiriya

Climb the iconic fifth-century Sigiriya rock fortress with rises majestically 200 metres from the scrub jungle below. Afternoon at leisure. (B)

Day 5: Elkaduwa

Travel to Ashburnham Estate, a 1930s tea planter’s house on the edge of the Knuckles mountain range with fine views of the surrounding hills and waterfalls. Stay 3 nights on this working tea estate. (B)

Day 6: Elkaduwa

Take gentle walks in the surrounding area, visit the nearby waterfalls or explore the tea estate in the company of the estate manager at Ashburnham. (B)

Day 7: Kandy

Explore Kandy and its 16th century Temple of the Tooth in time for morning prayers. After explore the vibrant street market and wonderful botanical gardens that are home to a fine collection of orchids and a stately avenue of royal palms that were planted in 1905. (B)

Day 8: Colombo

Travel to Colombo through tea plantations and jungle covered hills for an overnight stay at the boutique Maniumpathy. Colombo is teeming with delicious food stalls, this evening take a walking tour of the city to try a range of these delectable snacks. (B)

Days 9-13: The Maldives

Transfer to the airport for the short flight to the Maldives and a 5-night stay in a beach villa at Fushifaru. (B, D)

Day 14: Fly home

Transfer to the airport and fly home. (B)

Meal basis:

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important information Luxury tour:

This tour is based in luxury accommodation throughout.

Single supplement

Available on request.

Tailor-made travel:

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Luxury private tour accommodation

  • Water Garden Sigiriya
    Water Garden Sigiriya

    The luxury Water Garden Sigiriya is located in lush countryside in central Sri Lanka, just 6km from Sigiriya Rock. Villas are spacious with a large living area and private plunge pools. They are equipped with modern amenities including air conditioning. Facilities include a spa, wellness centre, fitness centre and outdoor pool. The gourmet restaurant serves local delicacies and international cuisine. Features: 30 rooms, restaurant, billiards table, swimming pool, spa, Wi-Fi. Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, safe.

  • Maniumpathy
    Maniumpathy

    Located in the heart of Colombo, Maniumpathy is set in an atmospheric manor house that dates back to 1906. Originally built by a doctor from Jaffna, the house has been extended and its interiors modernised without affecting the property's period features. The eight guestrooms are all individually designed and have their own character. This boutique hotel is within easy reach of Colombo's sights, shops, cafes and restaurants.

Luxury private tour extensions

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Dates & prices

CSM2022

Guideline Prices

Low season from £3495 per person

High season from £3775 per person

 

Vaccination Travel Policy
All clients must be fully vaccinated before travelling with us on a Cox & Kings (C&K) group tour. This means that a customer must have received their full two doses of the COVID‑19 vaccination at least 14 days before travelling with us. This does not apply to our private tours or tailor-made travel. If you have any questions please call us or visit our FAQs page on our website here

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Guaranteed Departures Where a tour date has ‘yes’ listed, this tour is guaranteed to run.

For all other departure dates, once the minimum number of people booked has been reached, this tour is also guaranteed to run. Our sales consultants will be able to advise how many people are booked for your chosen date at the time of enquiry, giving you the confidence to book safe in the knowledge your tour will go ahead.

Terms & Conditions Guaranteed departures will run except in the circumstances where travel to the destination is advised against by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) or entry restrictions relating to COVID-19 preclude travel.

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

 
  • • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
    • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
    • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
    • Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
    • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
    • Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

Destinations on this tour

  • Sigiriya

    The ancient town of Sigiriya, set within Sri Lanka's 'Cultural Triangle' is an ideal and...

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  • Kandy

    Kandy, situated at an altitude of 500m, is the cultural centre of Sri Lanka and was the capital...

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