food market in Kandy, Sri Lanka
Food markets in Kandy
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Beautiful views of Colombo
cooking and dambulla cave temple, sri lanka
Cooking demos and exploring the Dambulla Cave Temple
kaudukka safari and sigiriya rock, sri lanka
Kaudukka Safari and Sigiriya Rock
sigiriya rock and temple of the tooth relic, sri lanka
Sigirya Rock and the Temple of the Tooth Relic
tea pickers and street food, sri lanka
Tea pickers and street food in Sri Lanka
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Aerial view of Sun Siyam Olhuveli Maldives
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The pools at Sun Siyam Olhuveli Maldives
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Deluxe Rooms and Deluxe Water Villa at Sun Siyam Olhuveli Maldives
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Grand Beach Villa and Grand Beach Villa with Pool at Sun Siyam Olhuveli Maldives
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Malaafay and Sunset Restaurant at Sun Siyam Olhuveli Maldives
Sun Siyam Olhuveli Maldives restaurants
Lagoon Restaurant and Maghrib Grill at Sun Siyam Olhuveli Maldives

Sri Lanka Food Tour and Maldives

11 nights from £2,999 per person Including Flights

Overview

Embark on a remarkable six-night private guided journey exploring the flavours and heritage of Sri Lanka, followed by a tranquil five-night stay in the Maldives. From the bustling streets of Colombo to the enchanting landscapes of Dambulla and Kandy, experience cultural immersion, wildlife encounters, and culinary delights. Conclude your adventure with a serene beach stay in the Maldives, or customize your journey with our expert guidance.

Highlights

  • Delicious foodie tours in Kandy and Colombo
  • Exciting attractions including Dambulla Cave Temple and the Temple of Tooth Relic
  • Embark on a safari in Kaudulla National Park
  • Cooking with the locals
  • Sip on Ceylon Tea at a lovely tea factory
  • Picturesque lagoons and pristine beaches, in the beautiful Maldives

 

Whats included?
  • Flights & taxes
  • Accommodation
  • Transfers
  • Checked baggage
  • ATOL protection
  • In resort assistance & 24 hour contact centre
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Day 1

Colombo

Upon your airport arrival, a Jetwing Travels representative will greet you, arranging a swift 40-minute transfer to Colombo. After check-in and a quick refresh, your evening in Colombo begins with a delightful food walk. Savor an array of delectable street food, featuring delights like Kottu – a flavourful blend of chopped roti, meat curry, scrambled egg, onions, and chilies, reflecting the city's diverse cultural influences.

Dinner and Overnight: Galle Face Hotel (Standard) or Shangri-La Colombo (Deluxe), or similar.

Day 2

Colombo – Dambulla

Following an early breakfast, you'll journey to a village near Dambulla for an immersive tour, offering insights into traditional rural life. Explore a family's traditional mudhouse, participate in preparing a delightful lunch featuring rice and various savoury curries. Enjoy a tranquil catamaran boat ride on the village lake and experience a charming cart ride. Later, transfer to the Jetwing Lake Hotel.

Dinner and Overnight: Jetwing Lake Dambulla (Standard) or Jetwing Vil Uyana, Sigiriya (Deluxe), or similar.

Day 3

Dambulla – Sigiriya - Kaudulla National Park

Your day kicks off early, with a 6am departure from the hotel for a 2-3 hour visit to the renowned Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Prepare for a climb involving 1200 steps, so wear suitable footwear and bring water. You can opt for a breakfast picnic or enjoy a meal upon your return around 9am.

Following lunch (paid locally) at the hotel, a one-hour journey takes you to Kaudulla National Park for an exhilarating 4x4 jeep safari. This sprawling 6900-hectare park boasts a rich array of wildlife, including the world's largest concentration of Wild Asian elephants and over 160 bird species, such as the spot-billed pelican, grey-headed fish eagle, and painted stork.

Dinner and Overnight: Jetwing Lake Dambulla (Standard) or Jetwing Vil Uyana, Sigiriya (Deluxe), or similar.

Day 4

Sigiriya – Matale – Kandy

Start your day with breakfast and then visit the captivating Dambulla Cave Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and Sri Lanka's largest and best-preserved cave temple complex. Dating back to the 1st century BC, this active Buddhist cave monastery features five caves adorned with beautifully painted Buddha statues, carvings, and murals. Accessible via 364 steps, be sure to wear comfortable footwear!

Next, head to Matale for a tour of a Spice Garden on your way to Kandy. This charming garden invites you to stroll amidst fragrant greenery while discovering the secrets of nutmeg, pepper vines, clove trees, curry, cinnamon, cardamom, and more. You'll also have the opportunity to purchase spices, traditional remedies, and cosmetics.

Travel to Kandy (approx 1hr 30 mins) and visit a local house for a cookery demonstration and late lunch, where you will learn how to prepare traditional Sri Lankan dishes  including aubergine curry, fish curry and dhal. Thereafter, check into your hotel.

Dinner and Overnight: Amaya Hills Kandy (Standard) or Earl's Regency, Kandy (Deluxe), or similar.

Day 5

Kandy

Enjoy a light breakfast, as your morning adventure in Kandy begins with a delightful food walk. Savour a variety of delicious treats, from exotic fruits and curd with treacle to king coconuts and dodol.

Following your culinary exploration, visit the magnificent Temple of Tooth Relic. This revered site houses the Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha and stands as a significant and visually stunning landmark in Kandy. Adorned with beautiful local paintings and architectural details, it offers a rich cultural experience.

Dinner and Overnight: Amaya Hills Kandy (Standard) or Earl's Regency, Kandy (Deluxe), or similar.

Day 6

Kandy – Nuwara Eliya

Following breakfast, depart for Kandy Railway Station, embarking on a picturesque train voyage to Nanu Oya. Upon arrival, you'll receive a warm welcome and transfer to a Tea Factory and Plantation. Here, you'll gain insight into the transformation of loose-leaf tea into pure Ceylon tea, with a friendly factory worker explaining the processes of withering, rolling, and fermenting. The visit concludes with a tasting session featuring various tea varieties.

Dinner and Overnight: Jetwing St Andrews Nuwara Eliya (Standard) or The Grand Hotel, Nuwara Eliya (Deluxe), or similar.

Day 7 - 11

Nuwara Eliya - Colombo - Maldives

After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to Colombo Airport for your flight to the Maldives.

Overnight on All Inclusive: Sun Siyam Olhuveli Maldives (Standard) or Emerald Maldives (Deluxe), or similar.

Day 12

Maldives

Today marks the final day of your trip. Enjoy your last few hours on the island before heading back to the Airport for your flight home.

Not ready to leave? Why not extend your stay by a few nights or enjoy a stopover in Dubai on your way home - one of our travel consultants can help you put together the perfect itinerary.

  • Accommodation on a Half Board basis in Sri Lanka
  • Accommodation on an All Inclusive basis in the Maldives
  • Transfers to and from the airport
  • Internal travel
  • Tour guide throughout your tour in Sri Lanka
  • All activities listed in the itinerary 

 

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