14 day Taste of Sri Lanka tour with all-inclusive Maldives beach break and flights

Including return international flights, all airport and seaplane transfers, all accommodation in Sri Lanka, an all-inclusive package in a Beach Villa in the Maldives, in-depth sightseeing and touring in Sri Lanka, and more.

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  • 14 day Taste of Sri Lanka tour with all-inclusive Maldives beach break and flights
  • 14 day Taste of Sri Lanka tour with all-inclusive Maldives beach break and flights
  • 14 day Taste of Sri Lanka tour with all-inclusive Maldives beach break and flights
  • 14 day Taste of Sri Lanka tour with all-inclusive Maldives beach break and flights
  • 14 day Taste of Sri Lanka tour with all-inclusive Maldives beach break and flights
  • 14 day Taste of Sri Lanka tour with all-inclusive Maldives beach break and flights
  • 14 day Taste of Sri Lanka tour with all-inclusive Maldives beach break and flights
  • 14 day Taste of Sri Lanka tour with all-inclusive Maldives beach break and flights
  • 14 day Taste of Sri Lanka tour with all-inclusive Maldives beach break and flights
  • 14 day Taste of Sri Lanka tour with all-inclusive Maldives beach break and flights
  • 14 day Taste of Sri Lanka tour with all-inclusive Maldives beach break and flights
  • 14 day Taste of Sri Lanka tour with all-inclusive Maldives beach break and flights
  • 14 day Taste of Sri Lanka tour with all-inclusive Maldives beach break and flights
  • 14 day Taste of Sri Lanka tour with all-inclusive Maldives beach break and flights
  • 14 day Taste of Sri Lanka tour with all-inclusive Maldives beach break and flights
 

Highlights

 

Get a taste for the bounty that Sri Lanka offers travellers on a 14 day Taste of Sri Lanka tour. As well as including all touring throughout Sri Lanka, this experience sees you staying in minimum of 4-star hotels. Plus making this trip even more unforgettable is an end-of-tour beach break at an award-winning resort in the Maldives.

First up is the small group tour of some of Sri Lanka’s most spectacular destinations. Move from Colombo on the isle’s west coast into the heart of the Central Province. It is here where your itinerary sees you scale to the summit of the rock fortress (Sigiriya or Lion Rock), explore the underground network at Dambulla Cave Temple, gaze upon graceful elephant herds while on safari in Minneriya National Park, and cycle around the ruins of an ancient medieval capital. Continue to Kandy, one of Sri Lanka’s most perennially popular destinations, to see its divine temple, pretty lake and bustling local markets. Continue onto beautiful Nuwara Eliya and Beruwela.

Take some time to unwind from a jam-packed sightseeing and touring itinerary throughout Sri Lanka with an end-of-trip beach break in the Maldives. Your destination is Vakarufalhi Maldives, an award-winning hotel that comes with all the bells and whistles necessary for an unforgettable escape. Your time here is based on an all-inclusive package so the trouble of having to decide where to go for lunch or dinner (or breakfast or afternoon sundowners) won’t even cross your mind. Instead, you’ll likely be preoccupied reading by the swimming pool, taking another panorama photo of the ocean views from your Beach Villa, or trying your hand at one of the water sport hire activities available through the resort.

 
 

Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff – Colombo

Fly out of Australia today on a flight headed towards Colombo. A transfer will greet you upon landing at Colombo’s Bandaranaike International Airport and take you to your hotel.

Please note: some flights may leave the night before

For those purchasing the Tour Only option, your tour starts today. Please make your own way to the hotel.

Day 2: Colombo – Pinnawala – Sigiriya (B)

Travel to Sigiriya today. Enroute there is a stop at the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, where you’ll have the chance to get up close to some of these beautiful animals.

Day 3: Sigiriya – Minneriya National Park – Sigiriya  (B)

It is an early start for the group as you travel to Sigiriya’s most famous site: its namesake rock fortress (also known as Lion Rock). This ancient citadel is one of Sri Lanka’s most recognisable sites. The afternoon takes the group to Minneriya National Park for an incredible safari experience. The park is most famous for being the location of the elephant gathering; a convergence of hundreds of elephants that congregate around the park’s main water source during the dry season (June to September).

Day 4: Sigiriya – Kandy (B)

Depart Sigiriya for Kandy this morning. Kandy is another of Sri Lanka’s former capitals and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998. It is well-known for its beautiful lake and the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic (the location of an artefact said to be one of the Buddha’s teeth). En route visit the Spice and Herbal Garden in Matale. Check in to your hotel in Kandy, before making the most of free time in the city by choosing to walk the perimeter of the lake and wander between market stalls. Visit the temple in the evening, followed by a cultural dance show.

Day 5: Kandy – Nuwara Eliya (B)

Make the drive into Sri Lanka’s verdant tea country today. As you ascend into the hills you’ll immediately notice the dip in temperature (so be sure to pack appropriately for this excursion!). Visit the stunning Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, before continuing on to explore Nuwara Eliya, a city referred to as a little slice of England, and pay a visit to Seetha Amman temple, Gregory Lake and local markets.

Day 6: Nuwara Eliya – Beruwela (B)

Make the drive to Beruwela this morning, where you will have time at leisure upon arrival.

Day 7: Beruwela (B)

Today is yours to do as little or as much as you like. Spend time by the pool, relax at the beach, or explore the local Beruwela area.

Day 8: Beruwela – Colombo – airplane-takeoff– Male, Maldives (B)

A transfer takes you to Colombo in time to catch a flight to Male, the capital of the Maldives. A seaplane transfer whisks you from Male to the atoll location of Vakarufalhi.

You’ll check in to this award-winning resort and settle into your home for the next five nights: a spacious Beach Villa. These hideaways have stunning views of the ocean along with a private front deck, wooden flooring, ensuites and air conditioning. Your stay at the resort is made to feel even more indulgent thanks to the all-inclusive package that covers all breakfasts, lunches, dinners and drinks for your time here. 

Day 9: Maldives (B, L, D)

How to spend your first full day in the gorgeous Maldives? Make a beeline for the breakfast buffet and then start taking advantage of the resort’s world-class facilities and amenities, be it table tennis and beach volleyball, or the swimming pool, sauna or water sport options. There are also seemingly endless stretches of private beach that invite leisurely strolls and time spent lazing in the sun. 

Day 10: Maldives (B, L, D)

The entire day is yours to jam-pack with activities or simply relax. 

Day 11: Maldives (B, L, D)

Another perfect day in the blissfully beautiful Maldives for you to do whatever you fancy with. 

Day 12: Maldives (B, L, D)

Today is your final full day in the Maldives, so be sure to squeeze in as much unwinding time or as many activities as you can. 

Day 13: Maldives – airplane-takeoff– Australia (B)

Take a seaplane transfer back to Male and then begin the return international flight journey back to Australia. 

For those purchasing the Tour Only option, at the appropriate time please make your own way from the hotel to your next travel arrangements.

Day 14: Australia

Arrive home today.  

 

Day 1: Australia –  – Colombo

Fly out of Australia today on a flight headed towards Colombo. A transfer will greet you upon landing at Colombo’s Bandaranaike International Airport and take you to your hotel.

Please note: some flights may leave the night before

For those purchasing the Tour Only option, your tour starts today. Please make your own way to the hotel.

Day 2: Colombo – Pinnawala – Sigiriya (B)

Travel to Sigiriya today. Enroute there is a stop at the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, where you’ll have the chance to get up close to some of these beautiful animals.

Day 3: Sigiriya – Minneriya National Park – Sigiriya  (B)

It is an early start for the group as you travel to Sigiriya’s most famous site: its namesake rock fortress (also known as Lion Rock). This ancient citadel is one of Sri Lanka’s most recognisable sites. The afternoon takes the group to Minneriya National Park for an incredible safari experience. The park is most famous for being the location of the elephant gathering; a convergence of hundreds of elephants that congregate around the park’s main water source during the dry season (June to September).

Day 4: Sigiriya – Kandy (B)

Depart Sigiriya for Kandy this morning. Kandy is another of Sri Lanka’s former capitals and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998. It is well-known for its beautiful lake and the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic (the location of an artefact said to be one of the Buddha’s teeth). En route visit the Spice and Herbal Garden in Matale. Check in to your hotel in Kandy, before making the most of free time in the city by choosing to walk the perimeter of the lake and wander between market stalls. Visit the temple in the evening, followed by a cultural dance show.

Day 5: Kandy – Nuwara Eliya (B)

Make the drive into Sri Lanka’s verdant tea country today. As you ascend into the hills you’ll immediately notice the dip in temperature (so be sure to pack appropriately for this excursion!). Visit the stunning Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, before continuing on to explore Nuwara Eliya, a city referred to as a little slice of England, and pay a visit to Seetha Amman temple, Gregory Lake and local markets.

Day 6: Nuwara Eliya – Beruwela (B)

Make the drive to Beruwela this morning, where you will have time at leisure upon arrival.

Day 7: Beruwela (B)

Today is yours to do as little or as much as you like. Spend time by the pool, relax at the beach, or explore the local Beruwela area.

Day 8: Beruwela – Colombo – – Male, Maldives (B)

A transfer takes you to Colombo in time to catch a flight to Male, the capital of the Maldives. A seaplane transfer whisks you from Male to the atoll location of Vakarufalhi.

You’ll check in to this award-winning resort and settle into your home for the next five nights: a spacious Beach Villa. These hideaways have stunning views of the ocean along with a private front deck, wooden flooring, ensuites and air conditioning. Your stay at the resort is made to feel even more indulgent thanks to the all-inclusive package that covers all breakfasts, lunches, dinners and drinks for your time here. 

Day 9: Maldives (B, L, D)

How to spend your first full day in the gorgeous Maldives? Make a beeline for the breakfast buffet and then start taking advantage of the resort’s world-class facilities and amenities, be it table tennis and beach volleyball, or the swimming pool, sauna or water sport options. There are also seemingly endless stretches of private beach that invite leisurely strolls and time spent lazing in the sun. 

Day 10: Maldives (B, L, D)

The entire day is yours to jam-pack with activities or simply relax. 

Day 11: Maldives (B, L, D)

Another perfect day in the blissfully beautiful Maldives for you to do whatever you fancy with. 

Day 12: Maldives (B, L, D)

Another perfect day in the blissfully beautiful Maldives for you to do whatever you fancy with. 

Day 13: Maldives (B, L, D)

Another perfect day in the blissfully beautiful Maldives for you to do whatever you fancy with. 

Day 14: Maldives (B, L, D)

Today is your final full day in the Maldives, so be sure to squeeze in as much unwinding time or as many activities as you can. 

Day 15: Maldives – – Australia (B)

Take a seaplane transfer back to Male and then begin the return international flight journey back to Australia. 

For those purchasing the Tour Only option, at the appropriate time please make your own way from the hotel to your next travel arrangements.

Day 16: Australia

Arrive home today.  

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return international flights, plus one-way flight from Colombo to Male
  • All transfers throughout Sri Lanka and return seaplane transfers in the Maldives
  • Small group experience with a maximum of 20 people
  • 7 nights’ accommodation in 4 star hotels throughout Sri Lanka
  • 5 nights’ accommodation in a Beach Villa at Vakarufalhi in the Maldives, including an all-inclusive package covering breakfasts, lunches, dinners and drinks
  • Delicious daily breakfast
  • Dedicated air-conditioned transportation with English-speaking guides throughout
  • All sightseeing and monument entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Option to extend your stay in Maldives 
  • Exclusive offer! Book now and get $100 spending money for your trip when you open an HSBC Everyday Global Account*, visit our Promotions page for more detail

Highlights:

  • Visit the UNESCO site of Sigiriya Rock Fortress 
  • Witness the elephant gathering at Minneriya National Park
  • See the mountain town of Kandy by Tuk Tuk
  • Enjoy a visit to a spice garden 
  • Travel by seaplane to your luxurious Maldives resort
 

Fine Print

 

How to book:

  • Bookings essential
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Must book minimum 65 days prior to departure
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Deposit information:

  • A deposit of $499 per person is due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date
  • All peak season surcharges, interstate surcharges (if applicable) and single supplements (if applicable) are also due at the time of purchase and will be reflected at the checkout stage
  • Final payment is due 120 days prior to travel. If you book within 120 days of travel, you will be sent an invoice within 7 days for final payment
  • Up to 12 Months Interest Free available: https://exclusives.webjet.com.au/up-to-12-months-interest-free/ 
  • Invoices will be emailed to you in advance and it is your responsibility to ensure payments are made prior to the due date
  • All payments received are strictly non-refundable and non-transferable 
  • Should payment not be received by the due date, your booking will be cancelled and all prior payments will remain strictly non-refundable
  • Your package is subject to availability at the time of your booking. We advise you to book early to avoid disappointment

Documentation: 

Documentation will be provided after final payment is complete and within 2-3 weeks of travel, including E-Ticket instructions, hotel confirmation, itinerary extension & optional tour confirmation (where applicable) and destination travel tips.

Excludes: 

  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned in the itinerary 

Group Size: 2 – 20

Triple Share: Not available

Single Supplement: 

14 day package – $1,299 per person in addition to the twin share price.
16 day package – $2,099 per person in addition to the twin share price.

You can purchase your Single Supplement by clicking here.

Tour Only: To purchase this tour without return international flights, click here. By selecting this option, all airport transfers including an internal flight from Colombo to Maldives (if applicable) will be forfeited. Please refer to the live calendar to view and select Tour Only start date.

Accommodation: 

The accommodation listed below may be subject to change but will remain of a similar or higher standard. Any changes remain beyond our control and all efforts are made to communicate these as soon as possible. We endeavour to always book non-smoking rooms however these cannot be guaranteed.

Colombo: Fairway Colombo or similar
Sigiriya: Kassapa Lions Rock or similar
Kandy: Hotel Topaz or similar
Nuwara Eliya: Heaven Seven or similar
Beruwela: The Palms  or similar
Maldives: Vakarufalhi 

Vakarufalhi: Retreat in style in one of our private villas perched on a white-sand beach above a turquoise shoreline. Each features traditional Maldivian architecture, designed with your comfort in mind. The luxury of space brings a coastal-chic, beach house vibe to the Maldives. Enjoy local village tours, diving, spa sessions, and excursions during your visit. Delight in mouthwatering dishes served at any of our restaurants. Then cap a full day off with nightly entertainment for a full island experience.

Beach Villa – Imagine waking up to the sound of the waves crashing against the shoreline and the palm trees swaying with the wind. The Beach Villas allow you to appreciate the natural beauty of the Maldives at every available moment. Each area in a garden atmosphere facing the beach, the perfect starting point for exploring the wonders of the island. The surrounding lagoon and direct beach access make it easy to fall in love with this idyllic retreat. Each Villa has a timber deck with day bed.

Bedding Configuration: 1 x king bed or 2 x single beds

Please note, all bedding configurations are on the request basis only and cannot be guaranteed.

Maximum Room Capacity: 2 people

An all-inclusive meals and drinks package at Vakarufalhi Maldives:

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Ilaa Restaurant.
  • Beverages: Bottled water (500 ml non-carbonated, house brand), Soft drinks (Coke, Diet Coke, Fanta Orange, Sprite, Bitter Lemon, Tonic Water, Soda Water and canned fruit juice), Draught beer, Coffee tea, iced coffee, iced tea (freshly brewed), House wine (red, white & rose), House brand spirits portioned at 2 cl  (Gin, Vodka, Rum and Whisky) & selected cocktails at Illa Restaurant & Ihaa Bar.
  • All-inclusive drinks are offered from 10:00-23:00hrs. You can view a full list of beverages here. 
  • Any drink orders after 23:00hrs will be charged at normal tariff rate.
  • The beverage is for your own personal consumption, served one glass at a time-ordered while at Ilaa Restaurant & Ihaa bar alcoholic beverage will be not served for anyone younger than 18 years.
  • All-inclusive package benefits may be enjoyed until the time of your check out, latest by 12 noon.

Maldives Transfers: Seaplane operates to a limited schedule and has a maximum capacity of 15 passengers.  Should seaplane transfers be unavailable, a domestic flight plus speedboat transfer will be used instead. Speed boat journey is approximately 20 mins. Baggage allowance is 20 kg per person. Excess baggage is chargeable at USD 4 per kilogram. Additional fees should be paid directly at the seaplane terminal counters.

Tipping:

If you have enjoyed the knowledge, service and expertise of your tour guide and driver a tip (while not compulsory) is appropriate towards the end of your tour. While it may not be customary in Australia, tipping is entrenched into many cultures especially within the tourism industry globally. It helps reward and inspire excellent service. The following is provided to assist our guests, but we leave the decision to provide a gratuity entirely at their discretion:

Driver/Guide: Our past guests have left gratuities based on their overall service of LKR 500 per day/ per person.

Gratuities aren’t compulsory on your trip, but they can make a big difference to locals employed in the tourism industry.

Health/Fitness Requirement: Accessible to most people with an average level of fitness and average mobility. Tours may involve sightseeing on foot, some climbing of stairs and getting on and off boats. It remains each passenger’s responsibility to inform Webjet Exclusives of any health or mobility issues that may impact the running of the tour, both for the safety of the passenger concerned and for other travellers in the group.

Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that all customers purchase Travel Insurance as soon as they make a purchase on our website. Help cover yourself for the unexpected with great value Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote.

Visas: Visas are not included. It is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure they meet the visa requirements for the country they are visiting. Webjet Exclusives is unable to provide visa advice.

For Visa assistance, please visit Webjet’s Travel Visa Service page

$100 spending money offer valid for any Webjet Exclusives tour or resort booking made at www.exclusives.webjet.com.au. Eligible bookings will receive a unique account application link from Webjet Exclusives via email within 72 hours of making a booking. Any HSBC Everyday Global Account applications not made via this link or if the booking is cancelled, the offer will not be fulfilled/paid. One (1) offer will be paid per booking. The offer is a 100 AUD deposit into the newly opened HSBC Everyday Global Accounts and the activated Visa Debit card. The offer may take up to 6 weeks to be fulfilled/paid. Webjet Exclusives reserves the right to withdraw this promotion at any time. The email address entered at the time of booking will be used as the primary contact. Webjet Exclusives’ standard booking terms and conditions apply. For more information go to www.hsbc.com.au/accounts/offers/everyday-global/webjet/

 

Travel Dates

 

2020:

20 January
27 January 
3 February 
10 February 
17 February 
24 February 
2 March
9 March
16 March
23 March
30 March
6 April
13 April
20 April
27 April
4 May
11 May
18 May
25 May
1 June
8 June
15 June
22 June
29 June
6 July
13 July
20 July
27 July
3 August 
10 August 
17 August 
31 August 
7 September
14 September 
21 September 
28 September
5 October 
12 October 
19 October 

Peak season surcharge will apply to some date, please refer to the calendar for more details.

Availability on departure dates listed in Fine Print is subject to change. Live availability is shown on the availability calendar after clicking on the ‘BOOK NOW’ button.

Tour Only option – Navigate to the Fine Print tab and proceed to “click here” for Tour Only option to view live availability.  Note, Tour Only option commences on Day 1 of the flight-inclusive itinerary.

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure.

 

Flight Information

 

Airline Information:

  • Return economy flights departing Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane with Sri Lankan Airlines, Singapore Airlines and their codeshare partners or similar full service carrier 
  • Adelaide and Perth customers – A $250 interstate surcharge per person applies 
  • Please note: some flights from Colombo to Maldives may be an evening departure
  • Flights include one piece of checked-in baggage per person weighing no more than 20kg
  • Once your booking is confirmed, no further changes can be made, and your booking will remain non-refundable, non-changeable and non-transferable

 Flight Conditions:

  • Note that the total length of the package includes time spent in flight as specified in the itinerary
  • Some flights may depart a day before/after, involve up to 3 transits, stopover or a substitute airline
  • Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided at the time of booking. Names cannot be changed once booked.
  • One-way flights cannot be accommodated. All flights within the package must be utilised, any flight intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being cancelled
  • All flights have been booked to meet minimum connection times as per airline policy and fare rules
  • Flight itineraries will be provided with final documentation
  • Airline schedule changes can occur and are beyond our control. If you have received your documents an updated itinerary will be provided

Flight Options:

Date/Itinerary Variations:

  • Flights will be ticketed as per the dates and itinerary of the tour unless otherwise advised at the time of completing the booking form
  • If we can accommodate your request at no additional cost flight tickets will be issued as per the request on the booking form and acknowledgement will be sent via email
  • If your flight variation incurs additional airfare and taxes, a request for payment will be sent via email. If payment is not received by the date and time advised, Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book flights as per the dates of the tour
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport

Cabin/Class Upgrades (where applicable):

  • Please select your preferred cabin class from the drop-down box on the booking form at the time of making your purchase
  • The quote will be sent via email only. Failure to pay by the stipulated date and time will result in the quote expiring, by which Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book the economy airfare included in your package
  • A flat fee of $350.00 per person for this service, plus any additional airfare and taxes will be quoted if choosing to upgrade your flights to another cabin class
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport

Tour Only:

  • Tour only options may be available on selected deals, please refer to the fine print tab of the deal for specifics
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport
  • All tour only bookings remain strictly non-refundable, non-changeable and non-transferable from the time of purchase. Webjet Exclusives will not be able to assist with flight change requests/schedule changes for airfares not booked by Webjet Exclusives

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Return international flights, plus one-way flight from Colombo to Male
  • All transfers throughout Sri Lanka and return seaplane transfers in the Maldives
  • Small group experience with a maximum of 20 people
  • 7 nights’ accommodation in 4 star hotels throughout Sri Lanka
  • 5 nights’ accommodation in a Beach Villa at Vakarufalhi in the Maldives, including an all-inclusive package covering breakfasts, lunches, dinners and drinks
  • Delicious daily breakfast
  • Dedicated air-conditioned transportation with English-speaking guides throughout
  • All sightseeing and monument entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Option to extend your stay in Maldives 
  • Exclusive offer! Book now and get $100 spending money for your trip when you open an HSBC Everyday Global Account*, visit our Promotions page for more detail

 

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