Combined Sri Lanka - Maldives

Trip description

This trip will allow you to discover Colombo, its region and part of the cultural aspect of the island in Kandy, Dambulla and Sigiriya. Then, direction the archipelago of the Maldives to rest on paradise beaches.

Day 1: Negombo and its beach

Day 2: Colombo

Day 3: Kandy and the Tooth Temple

Day 4: Meeting the elephants

Day 5: Et and Sigiriya

Day 6: Relax...

Day 7: ... and shopping

Day 8: Idleness

Day 9: Diving and water sports

Day 10: Spa

Day 1 : Negombo and its beach

Day1 : Negombo and its beach ©Cali - Iconotec

Arrival at Colombo airport, located about an hour and a half by car from the capital. Start your stay with a day in Negombo, 20 minutes from the airport. The beach is not extraordinary, but there is a wide choice of hotels.

Day 2 : Colombo

Day2 : Colombo ©Author's Image

Early visit to the picturesque fish market. Leave for Colombo by train or taxi at around 8:30 am, count from one hour to one and a half hours of driving depending on traffic. You can take a day tuk-tuk to visit the capital by determining the price in advance. You can stroll through the incredible maze of Pettah Bazaar's alleys. Take a walk under the Cargills arcades and around the Clock Tower President Houseand Clock Tower. At noon, you can have lunch in one of the restaurants of the Dutch Hospital, then head for the National Museum, which is well worth a two-hour visit for its masks and splendid Buddhist sculptures. At the end of the day, take a dip in the swimming pool of the Galle Face Hotel, the most beautiful colonial palace in the city where you can choose to dine facing the sea on a splendid terrace.

Day 3 : Kandy and the Tooth Temple

Day3 : Kandy and the Tooth Temple ©Author's Image

Leave Colombo for Kandy. By train, allow 2 hours 30 to 3 hours of travel, or 4 to 5 hours by bus or car. Visit of the temple of the Tooth. It will take you almost half a day to complete the tour.

Day 4 : Meeting the elephants

Departure in the morning for the elephant orphanage of Pinnawela. Go back to the Botanique botanical garden, the most beautiful of the Island.

Day 5 : Et and Sigiriya

Day5 : Et and Sigiriya ©Eric Martin - Iconotec

Departure early in the morning for Cave's Cave Temple and Buddhist sculptures, and then Forteresse fortress. Take 4 to 5 hours to arrive at Sigiriya.

Day 6 : Relax...

Day6 : Relax... ©Author's Image

Departure from Sigiriya and return to the capital. Take 6 hours of road. You can stay in Mount Lavinia, a pleasant seaside resort with many good restaurants on the beach.

Day 7 : ... and shopping

Day7 : ... and shopping ©Author's Image

Shop in Colombo and return to the airport. Departure for Maldives and Malé. Then transfer to your hotel island.

Day 8 : Idleness

Rest, tan and good book in the program!

Day 9 : Diving and water sports

Discovery of underwater funds or water sports in the program.

Day 10 : Spa

Day10 : Spa ©François JANNE DOTHEE

The spa has been very popular in recent years in the Maldives and it is almost no longer a resort that does not have one.

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