Pure Paradise

Location
Sri Lanka, Maldives
Duration
19 Days / 18 Nights

Experience Our Pure Paradise

Our Pure Paradise does justice to its name. On this tour, you will explore the pearl of the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka, and the islands of the Maldives, a dream destination for many. You will experience many cultural and historical highlights of Sri Lanka and witness some of the most beautiful landscapes on the island before flying to the Maldives for a 5-night beach extension.

Tour itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Bandaranayke Int. Airport, transfer to Horathapola
Ayubowan! Welcome to Sri Lanka! Today you will arrive at Bandaranayke International Airport. Upon arrival, you will be met by a representative who will welcome you and you start your journey to Horathapola, which will take roughly 1,5 hours. Upon arrival, you will check-in and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Horathapola Estate

Day 2: Horathapola
After breakfast, you will spend a day at leisure at the estate. The 150-year-old frangipani tree in the middle of the front lawn enhances the serenity and beauty of the landscapes. The 50-acre estate itself with its large agricultural expanse invites you to stroll through the coconut trees or through paddy fields. One of your hosts can also take you for a guided village walk. or you can grab one of the bicycles and take a ride around the village in the vicinity of the property. It’s a great way to get a feel for rural life as you pass by temples, farmland, and plantations while you explore village trails on a bicycle. This is a unique place that makes you feel like exploring but at the same time makes you feel like doing nothing but to relax, up to you- no scripts here.

Horathapola Estate village walk

Day 3: Horathapola – Sigiriya
After breakfast, you will depart to the Cultural Triangle and check in to your hotel for the next few nights. After the drive, enjoy your lunch at the hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Sigiriya Fortress

Day 4: Sigiriya
Early morning, you will depart for a visit to Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Sigiriya, the marvelous rock fortress also known as Lion Rock is a rare jewel among the many treasures in Sri Lanka. The Sigiriya experience takes approximately 1.5 to 3 hours depending on the pace at which you wish to ascend. Afterward, proceed to your hotel for breakfast and spend the rest of the morning at leisure. After enjoying lunch at the hotel, later in the afternoon, set out on a jeep safari at either Minneriya, Hurulu Eco Park, or Kaudulla National Parks. In the evening, transfer to the accommodation for dinner and overnight.

Sigiriya Fortress

Day 5: Sigiriya – Polonnaruwa – Sigiriya
You will spend your morning hours at leisure. After lunch, drive towards Polonnaruwa and visit the ancient city on bicycles which is the best way to explore the ruins. Polonnaruwa will impress you with its remarkable sculptures and temples with intricate carvings. You’ll be surprised to see most of the ruins are still in good shape even after 800 years! In the evening, transfer back to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Polonnaruwa ancient city

Day 6: Sigiriya – Matale – Elkaduwa
After breakfast, start driving towards Matale and set out on a walk exploring an inner village of Matale. Upon arrival in Matale, you will be heading out for a village walk and go off the beaten path while listening to the stories and folklore of the village guide. After the walk, you will enjoy a delicious local lunch, served in the traditional style on a lotus/banana leaf and it’s all-you-can-eat. After lunch, you will start your drive towards Elkaduwa, where you will be staying in a beautiful bungalow on a 100-acre tea estate. In the afternoon, set out on a short walk to the waterfall located within the estate premises itself.

Elkaduwa estate

Day 7: Elkaduwa
In the morning, join Mr. Das, the superintendent of the estate to learn more about the story of tea. The experience begins by learning the art of picking tea alongside tea pickers who handpick the best shoots or "two leaves and a bud". Afterward, give a try at your tea tasting skills. Later in the afternoon set out on a short hike to One Tree Hill and enjoy a high tea at the top which literally lives up to its name. This is an easy but lovely walk partly along the road, through local villages, past temples, and along off-road tracks up to the final peak.

Tea plantation visit Sri Lanka

Day 8: Elkaduwa – Kandy – Ella
After breakfast, you will depart to Kandy where you will board the train towards Ella, which will take you 6 hours to get there. Today you will experience the most magical train journey through Sri Lanka’s hill country. Lush Tea Plantations, Mountains covered in mist, and smiling people, what more could you ask for! High up in the highlands of Sri Lanka is the little town of Ella. This is one of Sri Lanka's prime hiking destinations yet at the same time is the perfect spot to unwind for a few days, read a book, or enjoy a cup of tea. You will spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Train trip Sri Lanka

Day 9: Ella
Today you will leave before sunrise and set out on a short hike to the Little Adams Peak. This can be easily done as the hike actually starts from your hotel and takes only about one hour. The views of the valley and surrounding hills are simply stunning. After breakfast, you will set off to walk to the Nine Arch Bridge. You can take a small walk and see this from the viewpoint. If you are more adventurous, you could walk all the way down to the bridge and if you are lucky, might be able to spot a train coming through the bridge. Thereafter, return to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Nine arch bridge

Day 10: Ella – Weerawila – Yala – Weerawila
After breakfast, you will drive towards Weerawila for an unforgettable wildlife experience! Upon arrival, you will check-in at your hotel and enjoy lunch before you set off for an afternoon safari into Yala National Park. Yala National Park is Sri Lanka's most famous National Park and with good reason, it is home to an amazing range of wildlife. Its magnificent sights of majestic elephants, fine-feathered peacocks, great black bears, and agile leopards that steal away into the shadows of the thick foliage are unparalleled to any of the national parks in the country. In the evening head back to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Yala National Park

Day 11: Weerawila – Yala – Weerawila
Early in the morning, you will leave for a bird-watching nature trail with the in-house naturalist along with the Weerawila Bird Sanctuary which attracts over 200 bird species including the Majestic Junglefowl, Ceylon Woodshrikes, Great Cormorants, Egrets, Swallows, Barbets, and many more colorfully chirpy winged species. As you go along, the naturalist will show you what to look for while regaling you with noteworthy facts and stories from the bush-walks. After lunch at the lodge, you will depart for another afternoon safari into Yala National Park. In the evening return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Yala National Park

Day 12: Yala – Galle
After breakfast, check out and start driving towards Galle. After check-in and some time spent at leisure, you will go out and explore Galle Fort on a walk with your guide. Perhaps one of the most remarkable things about the Fort is that it is a living monument, families that have lived for generations continue to inhabit the fortified streets. If you visit Galle today you will still get a chance of seeing it as a small Sri Lankan microcosm where Buddhists and Muslims live together yet in a couple of years this might change and it will become a place full of hotels and tourist restaurants. In the evening you will head back to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Galle Fort

Day 13: Galle
After breakfast, you will spend some time at leisure. In the evening you will head out to a local home where a quintessentially southern family awaits to host you for a farewell dinner that is prepared with love, care, and hospitality Sri Lanka is famous for. Apart from Fish (baked or curried) and the Kadey Paan (Bread), Coconut will be the star player of the menu ranging from the Coconut Roti and the Coconut Sambol to the dessert which will be stuffed crapes with Pani Pol (mix of Coconut & Treacle). Rules of engagement here would be that you have a good time with the family and for you to experience the southern blend of hospitality which stands as a time-tested testament. After a delicious dinner, you will head back to the hotel for leisure and overnight.

galle

Day 14: Galle - Maldives
Today you will wave goodbye to beautiful Sri Lanka, we will transfer you to the airport, where you will catch your departure flight to the Maldives. Upon arrival, you will be met by a representative who will welcome you, and you will start your journey to your resort, this can either be done by seaplane or boat transfer. You will spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Maldives beach holiday

Day 15: Maldives
Today you will spend a free day at leisure at your resort. Additionally, we can book any activities for you.

Kaafu Atoll

Day 16: Maldives
Today you will spend a free day at leisure at your resort. Additionally, we can book any activities for you.

Maldives diving

Day 17: Maldives
Today you will spend a free day at leisure at your resort. Additionally, we can book any activities for you.

Maldives activity

Day 18: Maldives
Today you will spend a free day at leisure at your resort. Additionally, we can book any activities for you.

Maldives holiday

Day 19: Departure Maldives
Today you will be picked up from your resort and transfer to Male International Airport for your departure flight.

Tour Overview

Included in this Package

  • Transportation by private air-conditioned cars

  • English speaking driver-guide

  • Accommodations under full board

  • Unlimited water

  • Services of various local guides

  • All entrance fees and government fees

  • Local activities at Horathapola Estate

  • Visit and Climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress

  • Afternoon Safari at Minneriya or Kaudulla National Park

  • Explore Polonnaruwa Ancient City on Bicycles

  • Trails of Matale: A Walk exploring a Hidden Village

  • Story of Tea at Ashburnham Estate

  • Hike to One Tree Hill followed by High Tea at the top

  • Scenic Train Ride from Kandy to Ella

  • Short hike to Little Adams Peak and walk to 9 Arch Bridge in Ella

  • 2 Afternoon Safaris into Yala National Park (Private Jeep)

  • Bird Watching Walk at Weerawila

  • Walk around Galle Fort with Chauffeur Guide

  • Supper with a Southern Blend: A Farewell Seafood Dinner at a local home

  • Accommodations under B&B/Half Board/Full Board or All Inclusive in the Maldives

  • Transfers either by seaplane or private boat

  • Co2 Compensation

Excluded in this Package

  • International Airfares and Airport taxes

  • Travel and personal insurance

  • Visa, passport, vaccinations, medicines

  • Personal expenditures and meals and beverages

  • Gratitude

  • Optional excursions/activities not detailed in the itinerary

  • Any additional services requested

  • Wire Transfers Fees (sending & receiving)

Kindly note: the Maldives extension can be of any duration.

Sri Lanka and Maldives beach holiday

Why book with us?

Great value for money

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Customised itineraries

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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) is a tropical island, with landscapes ranging from sandy beaches to lush forests to cool hill towns dotted with tea plantations, temples and Buddhist traditions and of course the amazing food.

Maldives

The Maldives is a destination many people dream of. With its fine white sand beaches and crystal blue waters with an amazing diverse underwater world. It is just a picture-perfect paradise.

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