Highlights of Sri Lanka + Maldive Dhoni Cruise

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  • duration 14 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 14+ yrs
  • max group size 17
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Negombo, Sri Lanka
  • Ends Male, Maldives
  • +8
Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Wilpattu National Park Take a jeep safari to search for leopards, elephants and sambar deer
  • Sigiriya View the colourful painted frescos on the climb up to King Kasyapa's ancient sky fortress set on the top of Lion's Rock, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Dambulla Explore incredible painted cave temples and share a meal with a local family
  • Kandy Option to explore the Temple of the Tooth
The trip "Highlights Of Sri Lanka + Maldive Dhoni Cruise" starts from Negombo and ends in Male. This is an active and outdoor trip that takes 14 days. You will travel through Sri Lanka, Maldives and India and visit Vavuu Atoll, Meemu Atoll, Male and 7 other destinations. This is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Experience the cultural highlights of Sri Lanka and combine it with a week snorkelling and relaxing in the Maldives. Spending a week in each, this trip gives a flavour of Sri Lanka's culture, wildlife and history as well as cruising remote atolls through turquoise waters in the Maldives. Sri Lanka's culture- Walk around ancient kingdoms, see Buddhist temples and visit the revered 'temple of the tooth' Sri Lanka's wildlife- Search for wildlife including leopars, elephants and sloth bears in Wilpattu National Park Dhoni Cruise- Cruise through the Maldives visiting remote fishing villages and snorkelling in idyllic surroundings looking for marine life
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Based on 1 review
  • Sarah
  • On Feb 17 2020
5 - Excellent
“Great trip. Sri Lanka probably much as I expected. Maldives exceeded my expectations- magical!”
  • Day 1 : Join trip in Negombo
  • Day 2 : In search of leopards in Wilpattu National Park
  • Day 3 : Explore cave temples and take lunch with the locals
  • Day 4 : Climb Lion's Rock at sunrise. Drive to Kandy
  • Day 5 : Learn about Sri Lanka’s tea en route to Unawatuna
  • Day 6 : Free time to explore Galle or whale watching (seasonal)
  • Day 7 : Fly to Male
  • Day 8 : Sail to Vavuu Atoll and explore Kuda Anbaraa Island
  • Day 9 : Snorkel in the clear waters of the Meemu Atoll
  • Day 10 : Cruise to Dhiggaru Island for a Bodu Beru display
  • Day 11 : Visit the traditional village of Felidhoo
  • Day 12 : Discover Hulhidhoo reef before sailing to Fulidhoo
  • Day 13 : Sail to Male stopping to snorkel at Embudhoo Ree
  • Day 14 : Trip ends in Male
  • Beacon Beach Hotel (1 night)
  • Lakeside at Nuwarawewa (1 night)
  • Acme Hotel (1 night)
  • Queens Hotel Kandy (1 night)
  • Calamander Unawatuna Beach Resort (2 nights)
  • Mookai Hotel (1 night)
  • Aboard Dhoni (6 nights)
  • 13 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches, 7 Dinners
  • Driver(s)
  • Bus
  • 4WD
  • Explore Tour Leader
  • Naturalist(s)
  • Any international flights to Negombo and from Male are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Highlights of Sri Lanka + Maldive Dhoni Cruise tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Highlights of Sri Lanka + Maldive Dhoni Cruise tour. You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 59 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 20 November 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 20 November 2021, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 59 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Highlights of Sri Lanka + Maldive Dhoni Cruise tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Highlights of Sri Lanka + Maldive Dhoni Cruise tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • The average size of this tour is just 12 people.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Various COVID-19 distancing measures have been implemented on this trip to ensure the safety of each traveller.
  • This tour has implemented COVID-19 protocols that are guided by the WTTC (World Travel & Tourism Council), UNWTO (World Tourism Organisation), the European Commission and local government regulations. It amongst others take into account personal protection, extensive disinfecting and social distancing measures.
If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.
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