Sri Lanka and Maldives vacations

A tailor made trip to both Sri Lanka and Maldives. Nine days of chauffeur driven luxury in Sri Lanka. Five days of speed boat driven luxury in the Maldives. Paradise.
Polonnaruwa Sigiriya Kandy Bogawantalawa valley Tea plantations Jeep safari Minneriya National Park Stay at iconic Geoffrey Bawa eco hotel , Sri Lanka Five nights at Angsana Ihuru, Maldives
Price
£3795including UK flights
Duration
15 Days
Countries
Maldives, Sri Lanka
Type
Tailor made
Reviews
More info
Includes flights from UK, speedboat transfers in Maldives, a/c transport with Sri Lanka Tourist Board-licensed chauffeur guide, accommodation, all entrance fees, activities & taxes.
This trip also can be booked without flights.
No group tours.
Make enquiry

Description of Sri Lanka and Maldives vacations

Price information

£3795including UK flights
Includes flights from UK, speedboat transfers in Maldives, a/c transport with Sri Lanka Tourist Board-licensed chauffeur guide, accommodation, all entrance fees, activities & taxes.
This trip also can be booked without flights.
No group tours.
Make enquiry

Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements although we do not offer trips for under 10 days

Vacation information

Our top tip:
Pack for all weathers. And eat in real places not just hotels. Street food curries are the best.
Trip type:
Tailor made.
Solos:
Not advised for solo travelers as cost prohibitive.
Accomm:
Small, family run guesthouses.
Included:
Flights, speedboat transfers in Maldives, transport, entrance fees, activities, paradise.
Meals:
Breakfasts included, although half/full board is possible. The food is delicious wherever you go.
LGBTQIA+
Our partners behind this vacation promote inclusivity on all their trips and across their business and we are all committed to ensuring travelers face no discrimination on any part of the trip they control.
Dietary requirements:
We can cater for vegetarian and vegan diets.

Reviews

6 Reviews of Sri Lanka and Maldives vacations

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Reviewed on 23 Feb 2020 by

Fantastic, and unforgettable experience. It leaves us wanting to return as soon as possible! Read full review

Reviewed on 02 Feb 2019 by

The most memorable parts of the vacation were meeting the Sri Lankan people, seeing a leopard in Yala national park, staying in very interesting unusual accommodation. Read full review

Reviewed on 23 Apr 2017 by

The highlight was staying in Ella and walking in the hill country and snorkelling in the Maldives. Very good, loved the Maldives. Read full review

Reviewed on 19 May 2012 by

The most memorable part of our vacation was snorkelling in the Maldives. It was amazing to see sharks, fish and sea turtles on the reef. It was a surreal experience...Overall, I would rate our vacation 10/10. We had a great time in all the countries we visited, the locals were very friendly and hospitable. Read full review

Reviewed on 23 Sep 2011 by

Flying in a seaplane over the Maldives and landing in the lagoon by Filitheyo Island where we spent an amazing week was the most memorable part. Read full review

Reviewed on 06 Sep 2011 by

Very happy with our vacation, certainly related to the quality of the different guest houses. Read full review

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

We actively encourage responsible and sustainable travel to Sri Lanka and Maldives. By working closely with our associate company in Sri Lanka and other partner organisations, we are endeavouring to promote cultural exchange, social awareness, self-employment and self-development.

Guides
We only employ English-speaking Sri Lankan chauffeur guides who are all licensed by the Sri Lanka Tourist Board. Experienced guides for trekking, safaris and other specialist activities are hired locally and have extensive knowledge of their chosen area of expertise.

Restaurants & accommodation
We encourage travelers to eat at traditional restaurants, roadside eateries, street vendors and market stalls in order for them to enjoy and experience authentic Sri Lankan food. We actively promote small family-run guesthouses that employ local workers, or in the case of larger hotels, locally owned establishments.

Environmental projects
Behind the success of Angsana Ihuru lies the untold story of a steely faith in the power of environmental conservation. Environmental considerations were taken into account long before the resort was actually built. It was imperative that the villas on this fascinating island surrounded by shallow crystalline waters were built without damaging the beautiful coral reefs surrounding it. The solution was to transfer thatched roofs and other pre-fabricated building materials brought in from Indonesia to small boats and barges that could navigate the shallow waters without threatening its delicate marine life.

Such dedication to eco-conservation has since extended to the many marine conservation projects initiated by Angsana Ihuru, which pioneered marine biology research initiatives including turtle and coral projects particularly well received among resort guests. The resort was honoured with the first Maldivian Environment Preservation Award in 1996 and the President of the Maldives Green Resort Award in 2002. Indeed, in every aspect of the resortís operations, the effects on the environment are given due consideration. For instance, to prevent oil spillage into the sea, fuel to power the resortís generator is pumped directly into the storage tank via a 300-m long oil pipe installed along the jetty so that oil tankers would not have to come too close to shore.

To preserve the ecological balance on the island, scarce water is not extracted from the underground water table but obtained by the ecologically friendly alternative of desalination. And instead of using environmentally harmful pesticides in the resortís thriving herb and vegetable garden, chickens are reared to control the islandís insect population. It is precisely such a holistic approach to conservation that makes Angsana Ihuru truly eco-friendly.

People

Community-led projects
The Asian Tsunami highlighted the plight of coastal communities in Sri Lanka and our initial projects were targeted at Sri Lankan individuals and communities devastated by the tsunami (please ask us for details). However, many other communities away from the coast also lack essential materials and services and our objective is to offer long-term support to such Sri Lankan individuals and communities. By channelling all donations received by Forgotten Village Sri Lanka (an independent charitable organisation) into community-based projects on the island, we hope to provide sustained assistance to these communities in their endeavour to improve their lives. We make a contribution to Forgotten Village Sri Lanka for every vacation booked.

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