Classic: Sri Lanka & Maldives Adventure (ASSM)

Countries Visited: Maldives, Sri Lanka
Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Service Level: Standard
  • Great value, reasonable prices, quality experiences
  • Comfortable and varied tourist-class accommodations chosen for location and character
  • Mix of public and private transport for the best overall experience
  • All the top highlights included, plus plenty of time to explore on your own
    Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
    Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
    Group Size: Max 8, avg 6
    Meals Included: 12 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners
    Accommodations: Not Availaible

    Highlights
    Search for wildlife on a safari, gain insight into the national heritage at a tea plantation, cruise through some of the worlds most beautiful islands, uncover isolated beaches, swim and snorkel the vibrant coral reefs of the Indian Ocean, savour local cuisine.

    Description
    This 14-day combo trip brings together the best of Sri Lankas cultural highlights and the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sail the islands of the Maldives aboard a traditional dhoni boat. Experience a safari in Yala National Park, discover cultural treasures of Negombo and Kandy, and then spend an entire week sailing from tiny and perfect atoll island to island, snorkelling in crystal-clear waters and stretching out on blazing white-sand beaches. From culture to paradise, this tours got all of it.
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    Tour Operator
    G Adventures
    Duration
    14 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1NegomboDay 1 Negombo
    There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    Day 2KandyDay 2 Negombo/Kandy (1B)
    Drive to Kandy. En route, visit a spice plantation. Later, visit Temple of Tooth and opt to enjoy the folk dances of a local cultural group. Included Activities: Spice Plantation Tour Temple of the Sacred Tooth Tour Transport: Private Vehicle
    Day 3KitulgalaDay 3 Kandy/Kitulgala (1B)
    Continue on to Nawalapitiya by train then by private vehicle to Kitulgala. Enjoy rainforest camping at an eco-lodge. With some free time, opt to hit the rapids with whitewater rafting. Included Activities: Rainforest Camping Transport: Local train Private Vehicle
    Day 4KudaoyaDay 4 Kitulgala/Kudaoya (1B)
    Drive to Udawalawe for a visit to the Elephant Transit Home before continuing on to Kuda Oya. Enjoy a nature walk before spending the night in a tented camp. Included Activities: Elephant Transit Home Visit Overnight in Tented Camp Transport: Private Vehicle Private Vehicle
    Day 5KudaoyaDay 5 Kudaoya (1B)
    In the morning, visit Kataragama and the Maligawila Temple. Enjoy an afternoon Jeep safari in Yala National Park. Included Activities: Maligawila Temple Visit Yala National Park Safari Kataragama Visit
    Day 6HikkaduwaDay 6 Kudaoya/Hikkaduwa (1B)
    In the morning travel to Galle and take a city tour. Opt to visit Hikkaduwa for some beach time. Included Activities: City Tour Transport: Private Vehicle
    Day 7ColomboDay 7 Hikkaduwa/Colombo (1B)
    Visit the capital of Sri Lanka, Colombo and get to know a bit of the city. Opt to explore with some free time. Transport: Private Vehicle
    Day 8South Male AtollDay 8 Colombo/South Male Atoll (1L, 1D)
    You will be met by airport representatives who will transfer you directly to the waterfront to meet our boat captain and crew. Once settled into our cabins, we will depart. Cruise south for 2-3 hours through the Vaadhoo Canal to a nearby island in South Male Atoll; probably Guraidhoo, a small inhabited island where the plan is to moor in (or just outside) the small harbour for the first night on board. Transport: Plane Dhoni (2.00-3.00 hours)
    Day 9AmbaraDay 9 South Male Atoll/Ambara (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Continue to the southernmost point of South Male Atoll before crossing the channel to Felidhoo Atoll. The main industry here is fishing and there is typically an opportunity to see traditional boat-building on at least one of the islands. Included Activities: Snorkelling in the Maldives Transport: Dhoni (3.00-4.00 hours)
    Day 10Fenboa FinolhuDay 10 Ambara/Fenboa Finolhu (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Cruise south for 2-3 hours, crossing to Meemu Atoll. As with the rest of the journey, stick close to shore (weather permitting) and cruise close to many of the stunning islands. Meemu Atoll has 34 islands of which 25 are uninhabited. Here more than anywhere, we are likely to experience the true Maldivian way of life. Included Activities: Snorkelling in the Maldives Transport: Dhoni (2.00-3.00 hours)
    Day 11DhiggaruDay 11 Fenboa Finolhu/Dhiggaru (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Head east towards the island of Dhiggaru, stopping along the way to snorkel on a reef, arriving in the late afternoon. Spend the evening enjoying the laid back pace and traditional way of life of the locals. With some luck, get an invitation for an evening performance of Bodu Beru (Big Drum), the traditional folk music of the country. Included Activities: Dhiggaru Bodu Beru Performance Transport: Dhoni
    Day 12Felidhu AtholhuDay 12 Dhiggaru/Felidhu Atholhu (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Head back to Felidhoo Atoll and its administrative centre, Felidhoo. Take time to wander through the village and learn something new about the lives of the islanders. Transport: Dhoni
    Day 13EboodhoofinolhuDay 13 Felidhu Atholhu/Eboodhoofinolhu (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Enjoy the longest journey of the trip back through the islands of Felidhoo and South Male atolls. There are plenty of opportunities to swim and snorkel or to explore the islands en route. The days destination is Emboodhu Finolhu, one of the northernmost islands of South Male Atoll. Included Activities: Snorkelling in the Maldives Transport: Dhoni
    Day 14MaleDay 14 Eboodhoofinolhu/Male (1B)
    In the morning, make the short crossing to Male. The tour ends on arrival at Male International Airport. Additional Notes: Your CEO can offer assistance with any onward travel you may require. Included Activities: Departure Day (Activities) Transport: Dhoni
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