BUDDHA & THE BEACH

From Sri Lanka to the Maldives: the jewels of the Indian Ocean

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€ 814 x 10 Nights

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Hanging like a tear on the southern tip of India, Sri Lanka is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. It is a small exotic island characterised by an intoxicating mix of colonial culture, wonderful landscapes and friendly inhabitants. Keep reading

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Discover the legs of the journey

1

Colombo

Many old and new cultures for an ever-changing capital

1 Night

Colombo at night
Seema Malaka temple
Jami Ul Alfar mosque
A temple in Colombo
Buddha's statues
Skyscrapers in Colombo

Portuguese, Dutch, and English colonists have passed along its coasts and now it's your turn: Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, welcomes you with its blend of colonial buildings and new skyscrapers, fortresses on the sea and the Gangaramaya Temple.
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Recommended activities

  • City Tour by Tuk-Tuk from Colombo
  • Colombo city museums and memorial tour
  • Colombo Ayurvedic spa treatment
2

Dambulla

Among sacred caves and pink quartz mountains

2 Nights

Golden Temple of Dambulla
Sigiriya's fort
View of Sigiriya
The Iron Wood Forest
Golden Temple of Dambulla

Located in the Matale district, the city of Dambulla is famous for the Temple of Caves, a complex comprising five shrines and a cave monastery inserted in caves covered with paintings and sculptures depicting the Buddha.
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Kandy

The fog hides sacred relics

1 Night

Kandy lake
Temple of the Tooth
Temple of the Tooth
Buddha statues
The train of Kandy

Founded in the 14th century, central Kandy was the capital of the kingdom of Sri Lanka from 1592, before the British arrived in the early 1800s.
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Recommended activities

  • Kandy tour by tuk tuk
  • Cooking class with a local family in Kandy
  • Kandy Temples and Galmaduwa Craft Village Tour
4

Nuwara Eliya

The "Little England" of Sri Lanka

1 Night

The railroad
Plantations in Nuwara Eliya
Plantations in Nuwara Eliya
Locals in the tea plantations
Train in Nuwara Eliya

A trip to Sri Lanka must always include this part of Hill Country located at almost 2,000 metres above sea level.
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5

Colombo

1 Night

We know: you have already been here.
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6

The Maldives

A paradise between atolls and splendid islets

4 Nights

Bungalows in Maldives
Resorts in Maldives
Walkway over the ocean
White beaches in Maldives
An atoll in Maldives

When you think of an earthly paradise, you probably imagine the Maldives.
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