CLASSIC SRI LANKA & THE MALDIVES


13 Days / 12 Nights

SRI LANKA & THE MALDIVES

Sri Lanka packs in an extraordinary wealth of diversity between its coasts, from long stretches of pristine beaches to the wilderness of the hill country and mystical ancient ruins. Whether your interest lies in wildlife, adventurous activities or historical sites, Sri Lanka has it all. And with relatively short travel distances between regions, you are never far from your next exciting adventure. Saffron can offer an array of authentic experiences to enhance your stay in Sri Lanka.


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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 historical sites of Polonnaruwa and the Minneriya Tank, known for its population of elephants. Enjoy lunch at a family-run restaurant. (B)

Day 4: Sigiriya
Climb the mighty rock fortress of Sigiriya. 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.

Day 7: Kandy
Explore Kandy and its Temple of the Tooth, vibrant street market and wonderful botanical gardens. (B)

Day 8: Colombo
Travel to Colombo through tea plantations and jungle covered hills for an overnight stay at the boutique Maniumpathy. Enjoy a walking tour and street food tour of Colombo. (B)

Days 9-13: The Maldives
Transfer to the airport for the short flight to the Maldives and a 5-night stay at the all-inclusive OZEN by Atmosphere. (B, L, D)

Day 14: Fly home (B)

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