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15 days

Sri Lanka + Maldives

Sri Lanka
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From 2000 eur

Pristine beaches, the lush greenery of palm trees, the best curry on earth and the heart-warming smiles of the locals. Add the crystal clear water, alabaster-white sand and paradise-like scenery of the Maldives and you will have the best holiday in history!

Sri Lanka, the Pearl of the Indian Ocean, fully deserves its nickname. The Seductive mixture of contemporary culture and tradition dating back over 2000 years draws thousands of visitors here each year. Explore towns of monks, majestic statues, lush botanical gardens and the spiciest cuisine in the world. Then enjoy the beautiful beaches softly fringing the island together with the palm trees seemingly sprung straight out of paradise. You'll fall in love with Sri Lanka exactly as we did –- no doubt about it! Fancy some more sunbathing and swimming? Good for you, because we are also taking you to one of the heavenly islands of the Maldives!

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Travel plan

1

Departure

 

Flight from Europe transferring at one of the Asian airports.

2-6

Tangalla beach

Leżak Nurkowanie Safari

You'll spend a couple of days in a place virtually untouched by human activity or commercialism. It's the perfect place to take sunrise or sunset strolls, lounging underneath the palm trees or splashing around in natural rock pools. Discover a new meaning to the word “relaxation”, swinging in a hammock with your favourite book, munching fresh prawns and washing them down with excellent arrack liquor. Welcome to your own private paradise.

If you want a break from the alabaster-white beaches, check out the Yala National Park, where you'll see the animals in their natural habitat. You'll get a chance to ride an elephant and feel a rush of adrenaline when a leopard runs out just in front of your nose.

6-10

Mirissa beach

Leżak Nurkowanie Impreza Snorkeling Statek Surifing

After breakfast, you travel to your next beach paradise, this time Mirissa, the perfect destination to relax. Once you arrive, you'll not only be delighted by the perfect swimming conditions, but also amazed by the beaches. They are quite simply dreams of tropical heaven come true! Lay down on the sand, relax and forget about your cares - they have no place here. In the evening see the stunning sunsets or sample shark or barracuda dishes, followed by some delicious roti served in one of the beach restaurants.

If you're eager to discover some of Sri Lanka’s history, Galle is the place to visit. The small town is renowned mostly for its 300-year old fort facing the ocean. Originally built by the Portuguese, it's now on the UNESCO cultural heritage list and also the biggest European-built fortress in southern Asia. Lose yourself among the narrow streets and colonial Dutch mansions or just enjoy a cup of coffee in one of the many cafés. 

10-14

Maldives

Leżak Nurkowanie Snorkeling Statek

Early in the morning, you transfer to the airport where you catch your flight to the Maldives. From the plane you'll already be able to spot the colourful atolls encircled by turquoise water. You spend the next few days on the island, where your biggest problem is choosing lobster or prawns for that romantic dinner. During the daytime, you can laze around on the powdery sand, swim in the crystal clear water, stroll to the tropical garden or have your favourite drink in the swimming pool. Welcome to a tropical heaven on earth!

15-16

Back to Europe

 

Transfer to Colombo to catch you flight back to Europe.

 

The above travel plan is just an example of what you might expect when travelling with Planet Escape. We tailor each travel plan to the individual client’s needs and we carefully select the right beach, accommodation, activities and the length of stay to suit your individual requirements.

Hotels

Bamboo huts in Tangalla

The resort is comprised of stylish wooden huts situated in a palm tree garden. Each hut has a terrace facing the Indian Ocean and two floors – the upper one with a bedroom and the downstairs with a huge bathroom. The resort has a scooter, bike and kayak rental service so you can explore the surrounding area by means of the transport of your choice.

Mirissa

The hotel is located next to the very centre of a lively bay. Its high standard ensures a decent rest after a long active day on the beach or at an evening party. Check out the fantastic restaurant facing the ocean, the swimming pool with comfortable sunbeds, garden and the Ayurveda centre.

Maldives

A small hotel situated on one of the southern atolls. Guests have access to the swimming pool, spa, gym and of course – most importantly -– a magnificent white beach. Rooms are surrounded by tropical lush greenery ensuring you wake up everyday to birdsong.

Food

Sri Lanka’s cuisine has been strongly influenced by that of India over the years, but there is one noticeable difference - the food on the island you are going to is a good deal spicier! Watch out for the menus with the word sambol - this is how the hottest dishes are marked. The most commonly consumed grain is rice and locals usually eat with their hands - for the time you are here, forget about cutlery and enjoy simple meals! Sri Lanka is of course renowned for its curries and the seaside villages offer a wide choice of delicious fresh fish, prawns and lobsters. The local cuisine also has some traditional sweets such as halape - a culinary delight made from coconut and honey or thalaguli sesame balls. There is a huge variety of fruit growing everywhere, from mangos, pineapples, papayas to rambutans.

The cuisine of the Maldives is a blend of different culture influences: Arabian, Indian and African so you'll discover a myriad of new flavours! The island is renowned for its abundance of  lobsters, tuna fish, prawns and fresh aromatic fruit.

Price includes:

  • Round-trip flight Europe -– Sri Lanka.
  • Round-trip flight Sri Lanka -– Maldives.
  • Boat transfer from the Maldivian airport to the hotel and back.
  • Accommodation (4 nights in Tangalla, 4 nights in Mirissa, 4 nights on Maldives).
  • Breakfasts in Mirissa and Maldives, dinners on Maldives.
  • Inland transfers on Sri Lanka with a private car.
  • Insurance: Emergency Medical Expenses 30,000 EUR; Accident 4,000 EUR; lost luggage 500 EUR.
  • Escape Box including Escape Book, which is a bespoke guide book with detailed travel plans and instructions. In the Box you will also find printed flight tickets, vouchers and a surprise. 

Price does not include:

  • Meals (except for the ones mentioned above).
  • Admission tickets to tourist attractions.
  • Visa on arrival ($25 in Colombo airport).

 

The price above is only an estimate. A final will be indicated in the offer we prepare for you.

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