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18D17N Sri Lanka with Maldives Cruise: Spice Gardens & Seasides (ASLA)

18D17N Sri Lanka with Maldives Cruise: Spice Gardens & Seasides (ASLA)

Per Pax
From: $3339 From: €2840 From: £2425 From: RM13856 From: CAD4198 From: SGD4503 From: AUD4600 From: HKD26049
Negombo

Cities to Visit: Negombo - Kandy - Nuwara Eliya - Malé
Language: English


Tour Highlight
~Uncover isolated beaches
~Swim and snorkel the vibrant coral reefs of the Indian Ocean
~Trek through luscious green hills
~Inhale local flavors at a spice garden
~Savor local cuisine
What To Expect
Take a whirlwind tour in Sri Lanka, throw in a cruise on a traditional dhoni boat and beach time in the Maldives, and mix together for good vibes and great memories. You'll cross white sand beaches, snorkel amongst spectacular corals, discover beautiful ruins, and so much more. Join this adventure with a group of like-minded travellers and you'll head home with some new friends and new perspectives.
  • Day 1: Negombo

    Arrive at any time and welcome to Negombo, know for its lazy beach, wandering canals, and fresh seafood markets. Get to know your fellow travellers over dinner and drinks at a favourite local restaurant. Soak up the lively atmosphere as you're introduced to Sri Lankan delicacies, and cheers to new adventures and friends!

  • Day 2: Negombo - Sigiriya

    Travel to the centre of the island to explore the UNESCO World Heritage City, Sigiriya. Opt to visit the Dambulla Cave Temple or the ancient Sigiriya Rock Fortress.

  • Day 3: Sigiriya

    Spend the day freely exploring more of this ancient yet luscious region. Opt to visit the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, view elephants on a safari drive in Minneriya national park, or go back in time at the Anurhadhapura historical site.

  • Day 4: Sigiriya - Digana

    Visit a Kandy medicinal spice garden en route to the G Adventures-supported homestay in Digana. Arrive at Tamarind Gardens Farm for lunch before embarking on a guided village walk. Stop at the home of a crafter who hand-makes delicate Kandyan jewellery and the cottage of a local woman making incense. Learn how to cook Sri Lankan bread or sweets while helping out with dinner. Accommodations at Tamarind Gardens Farm homestay are simple and authentic. You and your fellow travellers will spend the night in twin and triple-share rooms. The perfect time to get to know each other and tell spooky stories.

    : Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5: Digana - Kandy

    Early birds can opt to get a productive start to the day by joining the Tamarind hosts for first-hand experience with farm life and get up close with the animals. Enjoy breakfast at the Gardens and soak in the views of the Victoria Reservoir over tea before departing for Kandy. Have an afternoon of free time to explore the sweet city, opting to visit Temple of the Sacred Tooth, view a traditional Kandyan cultural show, or root for a team at a cricket match.

    : Breakfast
  • Day 6: Kandy - Nuwara Eliya

    Enjoy a traditional breakfast prepared by women and youth living with disabilities at G Adventures-supported Sthree Craft Shop and Café. Travel on to the rolling hills and luscious forests of Nuwara Eliya. Visit a tea plantation and opt to explore the beauty on foot.

    : Breakfast
  • Day 7: Nuwara Eliya - Ella

    If you want to experience morning mist flowing through the valley, wake early and trek the serene trails of Horton Plains National Park. In the afternoon, cruise to the laid-back village of Ella and enjoy a free evening to explore or relax. If you are feeling foodie, opt to participate in a Sri Lankan cooking class.

  • Day 8: Ella

    Spend the morning trekking Little Adam's Peak to get a 360-degree view of Sri Lankan countryside encompassing the giant Ella Rock and textured green mountains. For the rest of the day, enjoy the freedom to explore scenic Ella more in-depth. Opt to trek Ella Rock, venture to the iconic Nine Arches Bridge, or hunt for some waterfalls with your fellow explorers.

  • Day 9: Ella - Hikkaduwa

    Set off towards the southern coast stopping en route to explore the indestructible Galle Fort. Finish the day's journey oceanside on the white sand beaches of Hikkaduwa.

  • Day 10: Hikkaduwa

    Enjoy a free day to bliss out on the beach sipping your favourite drink or jump on a boat in search of whales and dolphins. For your big night out, follow your CEO to the best beach bar in town, enjoy a drink on us, and dance under the stars. Perhaps take a night swim, who knows, see where the night takes you.

  • Day 11: Hikkaduwa

    Another day in paradise to recover from last nights fun. Relax on the beach, snorkel with sea creators, or wander through the bustling beach town. Pick a local restaurant with your buds and reminisce about all the awesome adventures you've experienced over a farewell dinner.

  • Day 12: Hikkaduwa - South Malé Atoll

    Travel to Colombo to hop a flight down to the tranquil blue haven of the Maldives. Board your traditional Dhoni boat and after a brief meeting with your CEO, settle in, and set sail on a voyage of discovery.

  • Day 13: South Malé Atoll - Felidhu Atholhu

    Spend the next five days cruising around the South Malé and Felidhu atolls, disembarking to visit islands and sandbars along the way. On Fulidhu, mingle with locals and experience a traditional drumming performance. Bodu Moro Island is home to idyllic uninhabited beaches – the perfect photo opt.

    Aboard the dhoni, spend free time as you please – lounge on the sundecks and take in the views, relax with a good book, or socialize with fellow travellers as you enjoy delicious local seafood.

    Off the boat, opt to swim and enjoy snorkelling about twice a day amongst the spectacular marine life of the Maldives. The shallow islands and amazing coral reefs make it a key feeding ground for many species of tropical fish. Keep an eye out for turtles, reef sharks, stingrays, and octopuses.

    Cruise to the southernmost point of South Malé Atoll before crossing the channel into Felidhu 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.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 14: South Malé Atoll - Felidhu Atholhu

    Spend the next five days cruising around the South Malé and Felidhu atolls, disembarking to visit islands and sandbars along the way. On Fulidhu, mingle with locals and experience a traditional drumming performance. Bodu Moro Island is home to idyllic uninhabited beaches – the perfect photo opt.

    Aboard the dhoni, spend free time as you please – lounge on the sundecks and take in the views, relax with a good book, or socialize with fellow travellers as you enjoy delicious local seafood.

    Off the boat, opt to swim and enjoy snorkelling about twice a day amongst the spectacular marine life of the Maldives. The shallow islands and amazing coral reefs make it a key feeding ground for many species of tropical fish. Keep an eye out for turtles, reef sharks, stingrays, and octopuses.

    Cruise to the southernmost point of South Malé Atoll before crossing the channel into Felidhu 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.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 15: South Malé Atoll - Felidhu Atholhu

    Spend the next five days cruising around the South Malé and Felidhu atolls, disembarking to visit islands and sandbars along the way. On Fulidhu, mingle with locals and experience a traditional drumming performance. Bodu Moro Island is home to idyllic uninhabited beaches – the perfect photo opt.

    Aboard the dhoni, spend free time as you please – lounge on the sundecks and take in the views, relax with a good book, or socialize with fellow travellers as you enjoy delicious local seafood.

    Off the boat, opt to swim and enjoy snorkelling about twice a day amongst the spectacular marine life of the Maldives. The shallow islands and amazing coral reefs make it a key feeding ground for many species of tropical fish. Keep an eye out for turtles, reef sharks, stingrays, and octopuses.

    Cruise to the southernmost point of South Malé Atoll before crossing the channel into Felidhu 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.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 16: South Malé Atoll - Felidhu Atholhu

    Spend the next five days cruising around the South Malé and Felidhu atolls, disembarking to visit islands and sandbars along the way. On Fulidhu, mingle with locals and experience a traditional drumming performance. Bodu Moro Island is home to idyllic uninhabited beaches – the perfect photo opt.

    Aboard the dhoni, spend free time as you please – lounge on the sundecks and take in the views, relax with a good book, or socialize with fellow travellers as you enjoy delicious local seafood.

    Off the boat, opt to swim and enjoy snorkelling about twice a day amongst the spectacular marine life of the Maldives. The shallow islands and amazing coral reefs make it a key feeding ground for many species of tropical fish. Keep an eye out for turtles, reef sharks, stingrays, and octopuses.

    Cruise to the southernmost point of South Malé Atoll before crossing the channel into Felidhu 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.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 17: South Malé Atoll - Felidhu Atholhu

    Spend the next five days cruising around the South Malé and Felidhu atolls, disembarking to visit islands and sandbars along the way. On Fulidhu, mingle with locals and experience a traditional drumming performance. Bodu Moro Island is home to idyllic uninhabited beaches – the perfect photo opt.

    Aboard the dhoni, spend free time as you please – lounge on the sundecks and take in the views, relax with a good book, or socialize with fellow travellers as you enjoy delicious local seafood.

    Off the boat, opt to swim and enjoy snorkelling about twice a day amongst the spectacular marine life of the Maldives. The shallow islands and amazing coral reefs make it a key feeding ground for many species of tropical fish. Keep an eye out for turtles, reef sharks, stingrays, and octopuses.

    Cruise to the southernmost point of South Malé Atoll before crossing the channel into Felidhu 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.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 18: South Malé Atoll - Malé

    In the morning, make the short crossing to Malé. The tour ends on arrival at Malé International Airport.

    : Breakfast
Whats Included
~17 nights’ accommodation
~8 breakfasts, 6 lunches & 6 dinners
~Transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
~All attractions as mention in itinerary

Whats Excluded
~International air ticket
~Travel insurance
~Optional activities
~Gratuities


Tour Highlight
~Uncover isolated beaches
~Swim and snorkel the vibrant coral reefs of the Indian Ocean
~Trek through luscious green hills
~Inhale local flavors at a spice garden
~Savor local cuisine
What To Expect
Take a whirlwind tour in Sri Lanka, throw in a cruise on a traditional dhoni boat and beach time in the Maldives, and mix together for good vibes and great memories. You'll cross white sand beaches, snorkel amongst spectacular corals, discover beautiful ruins, and so much more. Join this adventure with a group of like-minded travellers and you'll head home with some new friends and new perspectives.
  • Day 1: Negombo

    Arrive at any time and welcome to Negombo, know for its lazy beach, wandering canals, and fresh seafood markets. Get to know your fellow travellers over dinner and drinks at a favourite local restaurant. Soak up the lively atmosphere as you're introduced to Sri Lankan delicacies, and cheers to new adventures and friends!

  • Day 2: Negombo - Sigiriya

    Travel to the centre of the island to explore the UNESCO World Heritage City, Sigiriya. Opt to visit the Dambulla Cave Temple or the ancient Sigiriya Rock Fortress.

  • Day 3: Sigiriya

    Spend the day freely exploring more of this ancient yet luscious region. Opt to visit the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, view elephants on a safari drive in Minneriya national park, or go back in time at the Anurhadhapura historical site.

  • Day 4: Sigiriya - Digana

    Visit a Kandy medicinal spice garden en route to the G Adventures-supported homestay in Digana. Arrive at Tamarind Gardens Farm for lunch before embarking on a guided village walk. Stop at the home of a crafter who hand-makes delicate Kandyan jewellery and the cottage of a local woman making incense. Learn how to cook Sri Lankan bread or sweets while helping out with dinner. Accommodations at Tamarind Gardens Farm homestay are simple and authentic. You and your fellow travellers will spend the night in twin and triple-share rooms. The perfect time to get to know each other and tell spooky stories.

    : Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5: Digana - Kandy

    Early birds can opt to get a productive start to the day by joining the Tamarind hosts for first-hand experience with farm life and get up close with the animals. Enjoy breakfast at the Gardens and soak in the views of the Victoria Reservoir over tea before departing for Kandy. Have an afternoon of free time to explore the sweet city, opting to visit Temple of the Sacred Tooth, view a traditional Kandyan cultural show, or root for a team at a cricket match.

    : Breakfast
  • Day 6: Kandy - Nuwara Eliya

    Enjoy a traditional breakfast prepared by women and youth living with disabilities at G Adventures-supported Sthree Craft Shop and Café. Travel on to the rolling hills and luscious forests of Nuwara Eliya. Visit a tea plantation and opt to explore the beauty on foot.

    : Breakfast
  • Day 7: Nuwara Eliya - Ella

    If you want to experience morning mist flowing through the valley, wake early and trek the serene trails of Horton Plains National Park. In the afternoon, cruise to the laid-back village of Ella and enjoy a free evening to explore or relax. If you are feeling foodie, opt to participate in a Sri Lankan cooking class.

  • Day 8: Ella

    Spend the morning trekking Little Adam's Peak to get a 360-degree view of Sri Lankan countryside encompassing the giant Ella Rock and textured green mountains. For the rest of the day, enjoy the freedom to explore scenic Ella more in-depth. Opt to trek Ella Rock, venture to the iconic Nine Arches Bridge, or hunt for some waterfalls with your fellow explorers.

  • Day 9: Ella - Hikkaduwa

    Set off towards the southern coast stopping en route to explore the indestructible Galle Fort. Finish the day's journey oceanside on the white sand beaches of Hikkaduwa.

  • Day 10: Hikkaduwa

    Enjoy a free day to bliss out on the beach sipping your favourite drink or jump on a boat in search of whales and dolphins. For your big night out, follow your CEO to the best beach bar in town, enjoy a drink on us, and dance under the stars. Perhaps take a night swim, who knows, see where the night takes you.

  • Day 11: Hikkaduwa

    Another day in paradise to recover from last nights fun. Relax on the beach, snorkel with sea creators, or wander through the bustling beach town. Pick a local restaurant with your buds and reminisce about all the awesome adventures you've experienced over a farewell dinner.

  • Day 12: Hikkaduwa - South Malé Atoll

    Travel to Colombo to hop a flight down to the tranquil blue haven of the Maldives. Board your traditional Dhoni boat and after a brief meeting with your CEO, settle in, and set sail on a voyage of discovery.

  • Day 13: South Malé Atoll - Felidhu Atholhu

    Spend the next five days cruising around the South Malé and Felidhu atolls, disembarking to visit islands and sandbars along the way. On Fulidhu, mingle with locals and experience a traditional drumming performance. Bodu Moro Island is home to idyllic uninhabited beaches – the perfect photo opt.

    Aboard the dhoni, spend free time as you please – lounge on the sundecks and take in the views, relax with a good book, or socialize with fellow travellers as you enjoy delicious local seafood.

    Off the boat, opt to swim and enjoy snorkelling about twice a day amongst the spectacular marine life of the Maldives. The shallow islands and amazing coral reefs make it a key feeding ground for many species of tropical fish. Keep an eye out for turtles, reef sharks, stingrays, and octopuses.

    Cruise to the southernmost point of South Malé Atoll before crossing the channel into Felidhu 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.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 14: South Malé Atoll - Felidhu Atholhu

    Spend the next five days cruising around the South Malé and Felidhu atolls, disembarking to visit islands and sandbars along the way. On Fulidhu, mingle with locals and experience a traditional drumming performance. Bodu Moro Island is home to idyllic uninhabited beaches – the perfect photo opt.

    Aboard the dhoni, spend free time as you please – lounge on the sundecks and take in the views, relax with a good book, or socialize with fellow travellers as you enjoy delicious local seafood.

    Off the boat, opt to swim and enjoy snorkelling about twice a day amongst the spectacular marine life of the Maldives. The shallow islands and amazing coral reefs make it a key feeding ground for many species of tropical fish. Keep an eye out for turtles, reef sharks, stingrays, and octopuses.

    Cruise to the southernmost point of South Malé Atoll before crossing the channel into Felidhu 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.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 15: South Malé Atoll - Felidhu Atholhu

    Spend the next five days cruising around the South Malé and Felidhu atolls, disembarking to visit islands and sandbars along the way. On Fulidhu, mingle with locals and experience a traditional drumming performance. Bodu Moro Island is home to idyllic uninhabited beaches – the perfect photo opt.

    Aboard the dhoni, spend free time as you please – lounge on the sundecks and take in the views, relax with a good book, or socialize with fellow travellers as you enjoy delicious local seafood.

    Off the boat, opt to swim and enjoy snorkelling about twice a day amongst the spectacular marine life of the Maldives. The shallow islands and amazing coral reefs make it a key feeding ground for many species of tropical fish. Keep an eye out for turtles, reef sharks, stingrays, and octopuses.

    Cruise to the southernmost point of South Malé Atoll before crossing the channel into Felidhu 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.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 16: South Malé Atoll - Felidhu Atholhu

    Spend the next five days cruising around the South Malé and Felidhu atolls, disembarking to visit islands and sandbars along the way. On Fulidhu, mingle with locals and experience a traditional drumming performance. Bodu Moro Island is home to idyllic uninhabited beaches – the perfect photo opt.

    Aboard the dhoni, spend free time as you please – lounge on the sundecks and take in the views, relax with a good book, or socialize with fellow travellers as you enjoy delicious local seafood.

    Off the boat, opt to swim and enjoy snorkelling about twice a day amongst the spectacular marine life of the Maldives. The shallow islands and amazing coral reefs make it a key feeding ground for many species of tropical fish. Keep an eye out for turtles, reef sharks, stingrays, and octopuses.

    Cruise to the southernmost point of South Malé Atoll before crossing the channel into Felidhu 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.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 17: South Malé Atoll - Felidhu Atholhu

    Spend the next five days cruising around the South Malé and Felidhu atolls, disembarking to visit islands and sandbars along the way. On Fulidhu, mingle with locals and experience a traditional drumming performance. Bodu Moro Island is home to idyllic uninhabited beaches – the perfect photo opt.

    Aboard the dhoni, spend free time as you please – lounge on the sundecks and take in the views, relax with a good book, or socialize with fellow travellers as you enjoy delicious local seafood.

    Off the boat, opt to swim and enjoy snorkelling about twice a day amongst the spectacular marine life of the Maldives. The shallow islands and amazing coral reefs make it a key feeding ground for many species of tropical fish. Keep an eye out for turtles, reef sharks, stingrays, and octopuses.

    Cruise to the southernmost point of South Malé Atoll before crossing the channel into Felidhu 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.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 18: South Malé Atoll - Malé

    In the morning, make the short crossing to Malé. The tour ends on arrival at Malé International Airport.

    : Breakfast
Whats Included
~17 nights’ accommodation
~8 breakfasts, 6 lunches & 6 dinners
~Transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
~All attractions as mention in itinerary

Whats Excluded
~International air ticket
~Travel insurance
~Optional activities
~Gratuities
★★★☆☆

331 Lewis Pl, Negombo 11500, Sri Lanka

Hotel J in Negombo, a chic budget hotel on Sri Lanka’s buzzing northwestern coast, and part of the legendary family of Jetwing Hotels, otherwise known as the home of Sri Lankan hospitality.

★★★☆☆

Bulagala Junction, Habarana Road, Dambulla 21120, Sri Lanka

Overlooking lush paddy fields and surrounded by large trees that spread their branches over the property, this eco-friendly Resort is always kept cool despite the humid weather. Wild blossoms, vines that trellis over, canopies of flowering plants adorning the thatched hut built outdoors for seating, all add to its irresistible charm.

★★★☆☆

No.291 Peradeniya Rd, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka

Founded in the year 2002, the Oak Ray Group specializes in Hotel & Restaurant management, and the development of indigenous crafts. With a mission to create a complete Sri Lankan experience for travelers, today it owns a number of Hotels and Resorts across the beautiful landscapes of Sri Lanka.

★★★☆☆

109, Upper Lake Road, Nesby Road, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

Only 3.00 Km from the city center, the hotel's strategic location ensures that guests can quickly and easily reach many local points of interest. A haven of rest and relaxation, the hotel will offer total renewal just steps away from the city's numerous attractions such as Lake Gregory, Lake Gregory Water Sports, Gregory Lake.

★★★☆☆

Ella - Passara Rd, Ella 90000, Sri Lanka

Oak Ray Ella Gap a popular Ella hotel welcomes guests with luxury rooms, an outdoor swimming pool and restaurant / bar. The property also provides free Wi-Fi. The property is located at the Ella city centre and is in close proximity to the scenic Ravana Waterfalls, Nine Arches Bridge Little Adam’s Peak and the famous Ella Rock.

★★★☆☆

No.340 Galle Rd, Hikkaduwa 80240, Sri Lanka

Coral Rock by Bansei located on the fantastic Beaches of Hikkaduwa offers comfortable and well serviced rooms at very competitive prices.

Hotel, Flight & Transfer option

★★★☆☆

331 Lewis Pl, Negombo 11500, Sri Lanka

Hotel J in Negombo, a chic budget hotel on Sri Lanka’s buzzing northwestern coast, and part of the legendary family of Jetwing Hotels, otherwise known as the home of Sri Lankan hospitality.

★★★☆☆

Bulagala Junction, Habarana Road, Dambulla 21120, Sri Lanka

Overlooking lush paddy fields and surrounded by large trees that spread their branches over the property, this eco-friendly Resort is always kept cool despite the humid weather. Wild blossoms, vines that trellis over, canopies of flowering plants adorning the thatched hut built outdoors for seating, all add to its irresistible charm.

★★★☆☆

No.291 Peradeniya Rd, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka

Founded in the year 2002, the Oak Ray Group specializes in Hotel & Restaurant management, and the development of indigenous crafts. With a mission to create a complete Sri Lankan experience for travelers, today it owns a number of Hotels and Resorts across the beautiful landscapes of Sri Lanka.

★★★☆☆

109, Upper Lake Road, Nesby Road, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

Only 3.00 Km from the city center, the hotel's strategic location ensures that guests can quickly and easily reach many local points of interest. A haven of rest and relaxation, the hotel will offer total renewal just steps away from the city's numerous attractions such as Lake Gregory, Lake Gregory Water Sports, Gregory Lake.

★★★☆☆

Ella - Passara Rd, Ella 90000, Sri Lanka

Oak Ray Ella Gap a popular Ella hotel welcomes guests with luxury rooms, an outdoor swimming pool and restaurant / bar. The property also provides free Wi-Fi. The property is located at the Ella city centre and is in close proximity to the scenic Ravana Waterfalls, Nine Arches Bridge Little Adam’s Peak and the famous Ella Rock.

★★★☆☆

No.340 Galle Rd, Hikkaduwa 80240, Sri Lanka

Coral Rock by Bansei located on the fantastic Beaches of Hikkaduwa offers comfortable and well serviced rooms at very competitive prices.

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