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Sri Lanka & Maldives Adventure



This 14-day combo trip brings together the best of Sri Lanka's cultural highlights and the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sail the Maldives islands aboard a dhoni boat. Experience a safari in Udawalawe National Park, discover cultural treasures of Negombo and Kandy, and then spend an entire week cruising from one tiny and perfect atoll island to another, snorkelling in crystal-clear waters and stretching out on blazing white-sand beaches. From culture to paradise, this tour's got it all.

Duration: 14 days
Start/Finish City: Negombo to Male

Physical Grading: 3 - Average
Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.

Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; a mix of public and private transport.

Travel Style: Classic

All of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.

Trip Type: Small Group

Group trips average 12 travellers per departure, depending on the adventure. The maximum is usually no more than 16, but some can be smaller or bigger, depending on the trip. Check individual trips for details.

Merchandising: Book Your Bubble

The Book Your Bubble Collection is a collection of 80 G Adventures tours that give travellers and their hand-picked crew the safety of travelling with people they know, combined with extra benefits for booking private travel.


Search for wildlife on a safari, spend the night at a local tea plantation and estate, cruise through some of the world's most beautiful islands, uncover isolated beaches, swim and snorkel the vibrant coral reefs of the Indian Ocean, and savour local cuisine.

Sri Lanka is a one-of-a-kind destination where you will discover an inspiring cultural heritage, savour exquisite cuisine and amongst the world's finest beverages, explore mangrove forests and Buddhist temples, and enjoy sublime holiday experiences with your family and friends.


Brief itinerary

Day 1 Negombo

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Negombo/Kandy

Drive to Kandy, visiting a spice plantation en route. Enjoy lunch at G Adventures-supported Sthree Craft Shop and Café. Later, explore the Temple of the Tooth.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3 Kandy

Explore Kandy with a free day.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4 Kandy to Ella area

Travel by private vehicle to the historic town of Nuwara Eliya and enjoy some free time. Continue the journey to the rolling green valleys of the Ella area and spend 2 nights at the G Adventures-supported AMBA estate, an organic farm and guest house.

Meals included: Dinner

Day 5 Ella area

In the morning, enjoy a tour through the tea plantation and learn about one of the nation's most popular exports followed by a tea tasting. After enjoy free time to soak in the stunning scenery, opt to hike to Ella Rock, or visit Ella town by tuk tuk. This evening, enjoy a cooking demonstration of classic homestyle Sri Lankan dishes, a delicious mixture of savoury and sweet.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6 Ella/Udawalawe National Park

Depart Amba Estate in the morning after enjoying a delicious home cooked breakfast. Begin the journey to Udawalawe National Park and visit the Elephant Transit home before enjoying an afternoon wildlife safari through Udawalawe National Park. Afterwards, head to a tented camp by the lake on the boundary of National Park and relax with a BBQ dinner around the campfire.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 Udawalawe National Park/Unawatuna

After breakfast transfer from Udawalawe to Galle for a tour of the fort and city. Later, head to Unawatuna, on the south coast.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8 Unawatuna/South Malé Atoll

Hop on a flight to Malé for the Maldives portion of your trip. Transfer to South Malé Atoll. Settle in, and set sail on a voyage of discovery.

Meals included: Dinner

Days 9-13 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. Snorkel ship wrecks and reefs, and 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 socialise 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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14 South Malé Atoll/Male

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

Meals included: Breakfast.

Price Details

Price includes:

  • Your G for Good Moment: Lunch at Sthree Craft Shop and Café, Kandy
  • Your G for Good Moment: AMBA Estate, Ella
  • Your G for Good Moment: Maldives Plastic Clean Up
  • Your Welcome Moment: Welcome Meeting - Meet Your CEO and Group. Spice plantation visit. Temple of the Tooth visit. Tea plantation visit. Cooking demonstration.
  • Safari in Udawalawe National Park. Elephant Transit Home visit. Galle City and Fort tour. 
  • Seven days aboard a dhoni boat (Maldives). Fulidhoo Island visit and Bodu Beru performance.
  • Felidhu Island visit.
  • Bodu Mora Island visit.
  • Snorkelling equipment.
  • Beach time in the Maldives. Internal flight.
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

    Price per traveller 2404.65 EUR.

    2 Travellers (Adult) 4808 EUR

Meals Included

11 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 9 dinners

Allow USD145-190 for meals not included.

Optional Services

Colombo Airport to Hotel Transfer:
1 to 4 travellers 50.00 EUR
5 to 20 travellers 85.00 EUR
Departure Transfer: N/A

(Per Room)
(Per Night)
Standard - Single 65.00 EUR
Standard - Twin/Double 70.00 EUR

Accommodation Details


  • Standard hotels/guest houses (6 nts),
  • tented camp (1 nt),
  • dhoni boat (6 nts).

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Sri Lanka, Maldives
  • 14 Nights, every 2 weeks
  • €2404
  • Depart From: DUBLIN
  • Departure Date: 01 Oct 2023 - 14 Oct 2023
  • Duration: 14 Nights, every 2 weeks
  • Destination: Sri Lanka, Maldives
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