Sri Lanka in Depth + Maldive Dhoni Cruise

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  • Cruise
  • Wildlife
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  • duration 22 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 14+ yrs
  • max group size 17
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Negombo, Sri Lanka
  • Ends Male, Maldives
  • +15
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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  • National Parks Enjoy a jeep safari with the hope of spotting a leopard, elephant and sambar deer in the wild
  • Anuradhapura Polonnaruwa, Dambulla and Sigiriya Explore ancient capitals, painted cave temples and the dramatic 'Sky Fortress'
  • Kandy and the Hill Country Explore the rich cultural heritage of the 'Hill Capital' and the lush tea plantations and colonial charm of the surrounding area
  • Horton Plains Trek amongst unique flora and fauna on this beautiful plateau, and peer down over an 880 metre escarpment at 'Word's End'
The trip "Sri Lanka In Depth + Maldive Dhoni Cruise" starts in Negombo and ends in Male. This is an active and outdoor tour that takes 22 days taking you through Negombo, Fulidhoo, Kandy, Negombo and 14 other destinations in Sri Lanka and Maldives. This is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Combine two of our favourite trips on a journey through enchanting Sri Lanka and the pristine Maldives. Our first two weeks are spent touring the cultural highlights of 'the pearl of the Indian Ocean' before cruising through paradise in the Maldives. Wildlife in Sri Lanka- Search for leopards, elephants and sambar deer on game drives in the country's national parks Culture in Sri Lanka- Walk around ancient capitals, sacred religious sites and see the 'temple of the tooth' Maldives Dhoni experience- Spend a week cruising, snorkelling and relaxing amongst crystal clear waters.
5 - Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
  • Susan
  • On Apr 01 2020
5 - Excellent
“This trip was a perfect Christmas treat - lots to see and do in Sri Lanka followed by a chilled float around the Maldives. Thank you”
  • Andrew
  • On Apr 01 2020
5 - Excellent
“A thoroughly enjoyable holiday with two very different experiences. No hesitation in recommending this trip.”
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  • Day 1 : Join trip in Negombo
  • Day 2 : Game drive in Wilpattu National Park; drive to Anuradhapura
  • Day 3 : Full day to explore the ancient citadel
  • Day 4 : Visit Dambulla's cave temples en route to Giritale
  • Day 5 : Visit Polonnaruwa and drive to Sigiriya
  • Day 6 : Climb Lion's Rock at sunrise; drive to Kandy
  • Day 7 : Discover the Temple of the Tooth
  • Day 8 : Drive to Dalhousie for an ascent of Adam's Peak
  • Day 9 : Stop at a tea plantation on the way to Nuwara Eliya
  • Day 10 : Drive to the hill town of Ella
  • Day 11 : Drive to Udawalawe, explore the National Park by Jeep and visit the elephant transit home
  • Day 12 : Stroll through the Portuguese Fort at Galle
  • Day 13 : Free time to relax on Unawatuna's quiet beaches
  • Day 14 : Early morning to relax on the beach before driving to Colombo
  • Day 15 : Fly to Male
  • Day 16 : Sail to Vavuu Atoll and explore Kuda Anbaraa Island
  • Day 17 : Snorkel in the clear waters of the Meemu Atoll
  • Day 18 : Cruise to Dhiggaru Island for a Bodu Beru display
  • Day 19 : Visit the traditional village of Felidhoo
  • Day 20 : Discover Hulhidhoo reef before sailing to Fulidhoo
  • Day 21 : Sail to Male stopping to snorkel at Embudhoo Reef
  • Day 22 : Trip ends in Male
  • 20 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 8 Dinners
  • Hotel J (1 night)
  • Lakeside at Nuwarawewa (2 nights)
  • Giritale Hotel (1 night)
  • Kassapa Lions Rock (1 night)
  • Queens Hotel Kandy (2 nights)
  • Punsisi Rest Guest House (1 night)
  • Windsor Hotel (1 night)
  • Heaven's Edge (1 night)
  • Athgira River Camp (1 night)
  • Calamander Unawatuna Beach Resort (2 nights)
  • Colombo City Hotel (1 night)
  • Aboard Dhoni (7 nights)
  • Driver(s)
  • Bus
  • Explore Tour Leader
  • Local Guide(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 Sri Lanka in Depth + Maldive Dhoni Cruise tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Sri Lanka in Depth + 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 17 November 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 17 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

Sri Lanka in Depth + 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 Sri Lanka in Depth + 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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