A Family Adventure to Sri Lanka & the Maldives
From the seductive leafy landscapes of Sri Lanka to the icing-sugar sands of The Maldives, this journey is ideal for families in search of wildlife immersion and island adventure. Drench your souls with the richest biodiversity in Sri Lanka, being whisked away to the quietest corners of Yala National Park, and then arriving into fifteen-acres of Maldivian paradise for Robinson Crusoe-style picnics, shark diving excursions, and oodles of R&R.
Flying into Colombo, we will put you up in the best hotel in town for a good night’s rest before taking you south-east towards Yala National Park for the initial part of your adventure. Staying in a luxurious tented lodge, surrounded by popular watering holes, you are perfectly positioned to view a secret spectacle of birdlife and amphibians, whilst enjoying sundowners on your private viewing deck. We will introduce your family to expert naturalist guides, and you will be invited to attend guest lectures and private workshops, absorbing fascinating facts about the region’s flora and fauna. Study wild elephant behaviour, personality traits of the elusive leopard, and discover insights into the rich birdlife in the area and their migration habits.
Next, a short flight to Talpe, to stay at our favourite island house, set amidst a garden of tropical plants, fruits and spice trees. Jump aboard a tuk tuk to Dalawella Beach, a beautiful lagoon created by a protective reef, and set off on a guided bicycle tour around the tea plantations to meet local workers and sample local brews. Set sail on the island’s turquoise waters by catamaran to get up close and personal with resident whales and dolphins, stopping off to snorkel in the splendid Bay of Galle and enjoying a tropical lunch aboard. Evenings will be spent sampling fragrant Sri Lankan curries, and savouring private performances by local musicians, traditional dancers, and spell-binding fire breathers.
When you have collected life-long memories of Sri Lanka, it’s time to head to the quixotic island of Medhufaru. With its ivory-blanched beaches and aquamarine waters, the island will host you and your loved ones for seven nights of Maldivian magic. Fill your days with private yoga lessons on the beach and snorkelling excursions on the reef with the lagoon’s resident marine biologist. Become acquainted with friendly sea turtles and enchanting manta rays, and explore uninhabited islands in search of the perfect picnic spot. Whoosh down into the ocean from your villa’s private slide and dine beneath the stars under its retractable roof, admiring celestial forms with the island’s resident astronomer. Get your heart racing with an intimate shark diving experience with your personal dive master, followed by a coconut body massage in the spa to bring your heart rate back down to a calmer level.