Maldives and Sri Lanka 2018

  • Duration: 13 days

Flight Plan:

Algiers To Maldives:
Departure 05 August Algiers Dubai at 16h05 arrival at 01h25+ Flight number EK 758
Continuation 06 August Dubai Maldives at 04h20 arrival at 09h30 Flight number EK 658

Maldives To Colombo:
Departure 11 August Maldives Colombo at 16h30 arrival at 18h30 Flight number EK 652

Return to Colombo Algiers:
Departure 17 August Colombo Dubai at 03h15 arrival at 06h00 Flight number EK 349
Continuation 17 August Dubai Algiers at 08h45 arrival at 12h55 Flight number EK 757

Day 1

Maldives

 

The Maldives …. On its own, the name releases a cocktail of sweet images: pristine sand, bungalows with lagoon flowers, underwater magic. The archipelago of twenty-six atolls, powder islets floating off the Indian cone, evokes a coral eden, chic robinsonnade rented in the catalogs of luxury world tourism.

Famous for their beaches and their seabeds, the Maldives appear as a destination where “everything is only dream and pleasure”.
The decor is all the clichés of a tropical paradise: the turquoise lagoon, with crystal clear waters, populated by thousands of multicolored fish, the pristine beach that borders each island with its corolla sand, coral dust.

The Maldives archipelago consists of more than twenty atolls and thousands of islets with dream beaches, such as Nalaguraidhoo, the “island of the sun”, south of Ari Atoll.

Of the 1,200 Indian Ocean atolls in the Maldives, about 200 are uninhabited and about a hundred others are private islands. Turquoise lagoons, coral gardens to discover at the bottom of the water, swaying palms and beautiful white sand beaches await you in this equatorial paradise 435 miles southwest of Sri Lanka.

You will keep a delightful memory of your Maldives vacation long after your tan is gone. The inhabitants are warm and welcoming.

Transfer and installation at the Hotel.

 

 

Kaani Beach Hotel

 

Located in South Male Atoll, The Kaani Beach Hotel is 25 km south of Male International Airport. It is reachable in 30 minutes by speed boat … Surrounded by coconut palms and enjoying a beautiful sunshine, this is the perfect establishment to enjoy the Maldive Islands and its surroundings.

From here, guests can easily get around and enjoy all the benefits offered by this vibrant city. At a stone’s jetty, you will find Maafushi Island, Cocoa Thila Dive Site, Guraidhoo Island.

The ambiance of Kaani Beach Hotel at Maafushi is reflected throughout the property. Boasting private balconies overlooking the city or the sea, all extra-spacious rooms with a comfortable bed feature a 32-inch flat-screen TV, free wireless internet, and two built-in USB wall plugs. in socket 220 (no need for adapter), a minibar and a safe.

The private bathrooms come with a shower and air conditioning. The hotel provides laundry service and 24-hour room service.

The restaurant on the ground floor serves Maldivian and European dishes with cuisine: American, Indian, Asian and International. Snacks and beverages are served at the rooftop outdoor cafe where there is a barbecue.

All-you-can-eat buffet meal with the possibility to ask for table outside and closer to the beach.

The free breakfast, hearty and at will (and everything is very good and varied, whether it is breakfast or dinner). The friendly and relaxed staff who bend over backwards to help and advise you.

The staff is lovely, the entertainment offered are tops and at very competitive prices.

Throughout the day you can enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the massage, water sports (motorized), water sports (non-motorized), games room.

Scuba diving, snorkelling, island picnics and dolphin watching are also on site. You can also book a private boat for incredible trips (dives with sharks, dolphins and turtles). others) at very interesting prices.

The reception, very welcoming and multilingual is open 24/24 offers a multitude of services: Check-in / out, Luggage storage, Currency exchange.

Day trips and activities include: Beach, Water Sports Facilities on site, Entertainment Staff, Bikes Available (free), Snorkelling, Scuba Diving, Cycling, Canoeing. Kayaking Off-site, Darts, Windsurfing Offsite, Fishing. Games Room: Karaoke, Billiards.

Entertainment and family services: Outdoor games for children.

Whatever your reason for visiting Maldives, the Kaani Beach Hotel is the perfect venue for an exhilarating and exciting break away.

 

Day 2

Sand Bank (EXTRA)

 

Maldives, Nation of Islands, shelters innumerable Banks of Sand (Sand Bank).

There are about 1200 islands in the Maldives. About 800 of them are still deserted, 200 are inhabited, 110 islands are hotel islands. The remaining islands are used for picnics, airports, agriculture, government, and various small scale industrial and tourist activities.

A Rare Sand.

The Maldive Islands are of coral origin. Their sand, beautiful, is an ivory white and extremely fine. The coral sand beaches are rare and represent only about 5% of the beaches of our planet, most of them being of quartz origin.

Among these islands, according to the Seasons, appear sand tongues of an ivory white.

Each year, some islands have their forms modified by Nature. The seasonal currents of the monsoons cause a movement back and forth on the islands, carrying with them and bringing with them tons of sand. This phenomenon is very noticeable with some sandbanks that can change, appear or disappear with the seasons.

The Sandbank near Maafushi Island is one of the hundred beautiful sandbanks in the Maldives. It is considered a resting place for visitors after a half-day out.

Day 3

Snorkeling (EXTRA)

 

Many hotels have excellent coral reefs. Very close to the beach, one can discover a varied and fascinating underwater life.

Rays (even manta), moray eels, turtles, scorpion fish, parrot fish, surgeons and reef sharks are usually observed. The corals are beautiful especially when the island visited is far from Male.

Day 5

Dolphin watching (EXTRA)

 

The Maldives are one of the best places in the world to see whales and dolphins. Most hotels organize excursions of this type.

Day 6

Free day

Day 7

After breakfast transfer to the airport direction Colombo “Sri Lanka”. A new adventure awaits you

 

Sri Lanka

 

Colombo

 

Colombo, which means “mango leaf” in Sinhalese, is the economic capital of Sri Lanka. It is located on the west coast of the island. A sprawling city with a population of 650,000, Colombo has had a strategic position in the maritime trade routes between Europe and the Middle East on the one hand and Asia on the other. Today, the former British colony of Ceylon is famous for its cinnamon, its clove flower, its nutmeg … and its endless traffic jams.

Transfer and installation at the Hotel.

Fair View Hotel

 

Experience an oasis in the heart of Colombo during your stay at the Fair View Hotel Colombo.

The convenient location of the Fair View Hotel in Colombo’s beach district makes it an ideal place to relax, away from work. Set 1.2 km from the excitement of the city, this 3-star hotel offers access to important city attractions and is easily accessible to its attractions.

The hotel has 50 superbly appointed, double glazed, soundproofed, air-conditioned rooms with flat-screen satellite TVs, free Wi-Fi, safes, mini-fridges and beds. King size with duck feather pillows, tea and coffee making facilities, and ironing facilities. The private bathrooms come with free toiletries.

Very good dinner and a very rich buffet breakfast with salty and sweet in the hotel restaurant.

The reception is open 24 hours a day and is staffed by very friendly, very welcoming and multilingual staff.

They offer to their clients various services including: Airport Shuttle, Concierge, Laundry Service and Dry Cleaning, Room Service, Restaurant, Bar / Lounge and Free High Speed ​​Internet throughout the hotel.

At the Fair View Hotel Colombo, the exceptional location, the excellent service and the quality facilities will contribute to make your stay unforgettable

Day 8

In the morning, Colombo city tour

How many ethnic groups have left their traces! At first, the Arabs, Romans and Chinese settled there, then were the Portuguese, the Dutch and finally the British who found their happiness there.

All have in one way or another created the history of this city where the aromas of cinnamon and spices are omnipresent.

This jewel of town planning and tradition has a rich heritage with the presidential residence, the Dutch museum, the Portuguese churches, and a large number of British colonial buildings.

Foreign influences followed one another until the independence of the city in 1948. Its natural harbor makes it one of the most developed cities of Sri Lanka thanks to its strategic location between Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

It was even the capital of the country during British rule and several instances have remained there, such as many departments, the Prime Minister’s Office and other institutional sites. The vibrant city is also home to the famous Galle Face Green promenade, the Khan Clock Tower or the Viharamahadevi Park, which tourists must visit.

Bathed by the Indian Ocean and conducive to afternoons at the beach, the city also has an interesting range of cultural establishments, restaurants and business centers.

Beira Lake and the canals that entangle the city are also among the city’s most famous natural beauties.

 

Evening,heading off Kandy

 

Kandy

 

Former capital of the Sinhalese kings, coffee center then tea under English rule, Kandy, the “capital of the mountains”, is nestled in the hills at an altitude of 488 m, and located at a distance of 115 km from Colombo.

It is surrounded by mountains and green hills. Its very special character and history make it the island’s rare pearl. It is also the largest religious center and capital of Sinhala Buddhism because the city is home, in a temple, the sacred tooth, relic linked to the history of the country.

Transfer and installation at the Hotel.

 

The Golden Crown Hotel

 

Surrounded by lush rice fields and lush greenery, The Golden Crown is a 5-star hotel located in Ampitya, Kandy, Sri Lanka.

There is no better way to get the most out of Kandy, as the Golden Crown Hotel.

From here, guests can easily get around and enjoy all the benefits offered by this vibrant city. Thanks to its excellent location, the property offers easy access to the city’s must-see sights, especially the famous Temple of the Tooth which is a 10-minute drive away.

The 90 rooms of the hotel, very spacious with a comfortable bed, have air conditioning, a 32-inch flat-screen TV with satellite channels, free wireless internet, a minibar, A kettle, a safety deposit box and a seating area are provided. The private bathrooms come with a bidet, shower, bathrobe, slippers and free toiletries.

The Golden Crown Hotel has an outdoor pool with an “INFINI” bar by the infinity pool on the 2nd floor, where you can relax and enjoy picturesque jungle views while savoring an exotic drink. The hotel also offers 3 restaurants: BRIX, a contemporary Irish restaurant, LONG BAR, a welcoming Irish pub-style venue, and TREATS, where breakfast, lunch and evening snacks are served. All serve dishes of local, European, American, Indian, Asian and international cuisine. Meals and an all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast are served in the restaurant.

On-site fitness facilities include a gym, sauna or spa, which offers a wide range of treatments.

An upscale nightclub, the Lavo, is located on the top floor.

 The hotel provides laundry service and 24-hour room service.

A reception high standing where you will be greeted by a multilingual staff very smiling animated with great availability. The entire staff of the hotel is lovely and very helpful.

Welcome to Sri Lanka’s Capital Hill, KANDY and the GOLDEN CROWN HOTEL! Located in a suburb 2 km from the city center, and is a sanctuary for hearts seeking peace and luxury.

Day 9

In the morning, Kandy city tour

Kandy, a major tourist destination, is also known as the cultural capital of Sri Lanka. Kandy has a rich history, it was the fief of the Sinhala kings, who promoted and protected the local culture until the city fell to the British in 1815.

Today, busy commercial city, Kandy is famous for the Kandy Perahara, a huge cultural show that takes place in the months of July or August. This is one of the most colorful processions in the world. Thousands of drummers and dancers accompany a parade of ornate elephants in the streets of Kandy. The first defender bears the relic of Lord Buddha’s sacred tooth, while the spectators pay tribute to him. The procession moves along the streets for seven consecutive nights and ends on the day of the August full moon.

the Temple of the Tooth:
Also known as Dalda Maligawa, it is one of the most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage sites in the world. Here, one of the Buddha teeth is preserved. The temple was built in the 17th century. Canopy has been added recently. Daily rituals are performed three times a day – at 4:30 am, 10:30 am and 6:30 pm, respectively.

Gadaladeniya Temple:
Built in 1344, the temple is located on a perched at a distance of 15 km from the city. The temple is inspired by Dravidian architecture and gives a spectacular view of the surrounding countryside.

Peradeniya Gardens:
A paradise for nature lovers. It was built in the 14th century, during the reign of King Vikrama Bahu III. The most famous attraction of the garden is the beautiful orchid, there are in Peradeniya more than 300 wonderful varieties.

As it is also a garden of spices. There is a very large variety of trees and plants used both in traditional medicine and local cuisine.

Embekke Temples:
Dating back to the 14th century, the temple is famous for the magnificent and intricate wooden sculpture dedicated to the God Katargama.

All the structures of the wooden buildings are decorated with dancers, musicians, legendary wrestlers, animeux and birds.

Nearby are the ruins of an old rest house with the same pillars carved in stone.

Lankatilaka Temple:
The Lankatilaka Temple dates back to the 14th century. It was built on the top of a rock called Panhalgala. The temple offers a magnificent panoramic view of the surrounding hills, rice fields and the great diversity of vegetation all around.

«The Jaw Of Mountains: (I did not find anything for that)
The Fingers of the range is about 90 square miles in extent and is detached from the central highlands block separated from the main highlands by the Dumbara Valley. There are peaks reaching 35 over 3000 feet (915 m) in the Fingers of the range. It has a rich variety of flora and fauna ”

Hanthana Mountains:
The Hanthana Mountains are spread out on the outskirts of Kandy and are a source of many streams and streams. They are an ideal destination for hikers.

Udawatte Kele:
Udawatte Kele is a primary forest located above Maligawa dalada.

It is also known as “The Forbidden Forest of Kandy’s Kings”.

It contains a wide variety of trees such as: Tallipot, cinnamon, olive, rattan, betel, bo-trees, kitul palm, jak, mara, betelnut and walnut.

Hindu Sanctuaries:
In Kandy There are four Hindu shrines dedicated to the Gods Vishnu and Natha and the Goddess Patthini. Three of them are located next to the Temple of the Tooth, while the fourth is towards the city.

Buddhist temples:
There are many Buddhist temples around Kandy. The most famous of these are Malwaththa and Asgiri, temples located on the shores of the lake.

Evening,heading off Dambulla

 

Dambulla

 

Located in the center of the Cultural Triangle, Dambulla is a shrine of pilgrimage of Sri Lanka for twenty-two centuries, as it is also one of the holy places of Buddhism and one of the most beautiful sites of the country.

Transfer and installation at the Hotel.

 

Jetwing Lake Hotel

 

Nestled in the heart of Dambulla, in the district of Matale, Jetwing Lake is a very design hotel, Opened recently, the hotel realized by an architect, friends of the famous Geoffrey Bawa is sublime! Ideal for exploring Sigiriya. This 5-star property is easily accessible from the airport.

Thanks to its excellent location, the hotel offers easy access to the city’s must-see sights.
New hotel, very well equipped, quiet, luxurious without excess with a staff, very kind, welcoming, considerate and multilingual provides upscale services.

The air-conditioned rooms at this hotel, with their “upscale” promise and even more, include a flat-screen satellite TV, free Wi-Fi, bathrobes, free toiletries and slippers. provided. Shower, bathtub, gigantic bed, quality materials, work on colors and moods, brightness and seen on the garden and the pool! The garden and the pool are breathtaking! Simple but so chic and contemporary! We would spend long hours watching the landscape and the horizon.

Jetwing Lake offers a beautiful outdoor pool, a Spa and Wellness Center, a Bar, a restaurant with a rich buffet dinner and a delicious breakfast.

Jetwing Lake features free WiFi throughout the property.

Jetwing Lake is a more than superior category hotel.

Day 10

Dambulla and Sigiriya city tour

This rock-cut monastery, perched on a hilltop and containing five shrines, is the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. It is particularly remarkable for its Buddhist murals covering an area of 2,100 m2 and its 157 statues.

Located between Kandy and Sigiriya, the golden temple of Dambulla and its caves (The Golden Temple in Dambulla) is an essential step of the cultural triangle.

 

Sigiriya

 

Locally classified as the “8th Wonder of the World”, Sigiriya is a UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sri Lanka’s major archeological site, located 67 km from Polonnaruwa and home to the Fortress Palace. King Kassyapa, who took refuge there at the end of the fifth century after killing his father and driving his brother out of the kingdom, perched on top of a gigantic red monolith, 200 meters high, this fortress served as a backdrop at one of Indiana Jones’s scenes …

Discover one of the most valuable historical monuments in Sri Lanka during a visit to the Sigiriya Rock Fortress of Kandy.

Day 11

Free day

Day 12

Departure to Colombo

 

Day 13

After breakfast transfer to the airport direction Algiers and return to the country.

Date of the trip: 05 August to 17 August 2018         (13 days)

 

What is included in the rate:

  • round trip ticket.
  • All transfers.
  • Accompanist for the entire duration of the trip.
  • Accommodation with breakfast in the hotels listed below.
  • Colombo city tour.
  • Kandy city tour.
  • Dambulla a Sigiriya city tour.

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