Pearl of the Indian Ocean

From €4405 per person

Sri Lanka is a beautiful land of ancient ruins, balmy rainforests and colourful reefs. Discover the history, culture and stunning natural beauty of the island on this 12 night tour, before relaxing in the Maldives for 3 nights on the way home, surrounding yourself with soft white sands, swaying palm trees and glittering turquoise waters.

• Arrive in Sri Lanka where your chauffeur will bring you to Negombo. The following morning head to Sigiriya.

• Stay for 3 nights in Sigiriya and after breakfast on day one, ascend Sigiriya Rock Fortress. In the afternoon, visit Polonnaruwa to tour the great ancient Sri Lankan architecture which is interwoven with many Buddhist monasteries and monuments. The next day explore the Ritigala Strict Natural reserve with the option of doing a village tour including a catamaran ride.

• On Day 5, drive to Kandy, the cultural centre of Sri Lanka and the capital of the last Singhalese kingdom. You can enjoy a visit to Dambulla Cave Temple and the famed ‘Temple of the Tooth for the traditional evening ‘Pooja’. The next morning visit the Peradeniya Botanical Garden and the Gadaladeniya temple. Stay in Kandy for 2 nights.

• On Day 7, embark on a train journey from Kandy to Nanuoya and enjoy scenic views of tea plantations and small waterfalls throughout the ride. Here you will stay 2 nights and explore Little Adam’s Peak in Ella and the Demodara Nine Arches Bridge.

• The next stage of your superb Sri Lankan adventure sees you head to Tissamaharama. Rise early the next morning for a safari of the Yala National Park home to wildlife such as leopards, elephants and crocodiles, as well as hundreds of bird species.

• On Day 11, head to Mirissa for the last two nights of your Sri Lanka adventure and relax in your Ocean View Suite at Imagine Villa before jetting off the Maldives.

• Fly to the Maldives and spend your final 3 nights in a Beach Villa on an all-inclusive basis in the intimate, adults-only Centara Ras Fushi Resort.

• The crystal waters are the ideal playground for water sport enthusiasts. Choose from a range of exhilarating activities including snorkelling, scuba diving, kayaking or wind surfing.

Terms and Conditions

Price is based on 2 adults sharing for 12 nights of the Columbus Sri Lanka private tour. Price includes return flights with Etihad Airways including one checked bag each, 12 nights’ accommodation in Sri Lanka- 1 night at Arie Lagoon Hotel in Negomboon on a B&B basis, 3 nights at Camelia Resort & Spa in Sigiriya on a half board basis, 2 nights at Thilanka Hotel in Kandy on a half board basis, 2 nights at Mountain Heavens in Ella on a half board basis, 2 nights at Chaarya Resort by Hotel Chandrika on a half board basis, and 2 nights at the Imagine Villa in Mirissaand on a HB basis. Price includes transportation in an Air Conditioned private vehicle including English speaking Sri Lanka Tourist board qualified chauffeur guide and a number of excursions/activities included. Price includes 3 nights at Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa in the Maldives in a Beach Villa on an All-inclusive basis. Depart from Dublin on 26th January 2024.

From €4405 per person

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