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Sri Lanka & Maldives

Best time to travel
Dec - Jun
Ideal length
12 nights
From (incl flights)
€3,499 pp
Perfect for
Tweens & Teens

At a glance

  • Return flights to Colombo, Sri Lanka and home from Male, Maldives, and your inter-island flight
  • All transfers, driving and guiding requirements in Sri Lanka and seaplane transfers in Maldives.
  • Seven nights’ accommodation in Sri Lanka in the best accommodation for your family. Enjoy colonial tea plantations and jungle escapes or perhaps luxury leopard safari camping is what you would like.
  • Allow us to bring your family to an ethically run elephant orphanage and to arrange superb dining and discovery experiences.
  • Five nights’ accommodation at your magical resort in the Maldives, with fantastic family activities and dining.
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Leopards roam the countryside
A young elephant plays
A young elephant plays in the waters of Yala National Park.
Tropical bird
Tropical birds can be spotted throughout Yala National Park.

Sri Lanka and the Maldives is one of the best twin-centre luxury holidays you can take. It is only a short flight from Colombo to the Maldives, so you can easily combine Sri Lanka’s vibrant culture and stunning lush scenery with the beautiful beaches and turquoise blue lagoons of the Maldives.

Trip Overview

An island paradise with lush rainforests, wonderful temples and white-soft beaches Sri Lanka stimulates the senses and the tropical paradise of the Maldives soothes the soul.

Depart from Dec - Jun
Fly from Dublin to Dubai and on to Colombo. Sri Lanka. You will be privately transferred to an OROKO recommended hotel in Colombo.
Sri Lanka
Your colonial style hotel will be situated in the heart of Colombo.
The perfect place to explore Colombo. This quintessentially cosmopolitan city is busy and bustling, tuk tuks and people everywhere. The Fort, Cinnamon Gardens and Pettah, one of the older districts, are particular historical highlights, while the Beira Lake, and green parks and canals that interject the city provide a contrasting natural beauty.
Colombo Sri Lanka
You will then be transferred to Kegalle.
Allow us to arrange a visit to the Millennium Elephant Foundation. Meet an authority on Sri Lankan elephants to learn about the real story behind elephant captivity. You will visit the Millennium Elephant Foundation (MEF), an organisation with eight elephants in residence.
Kegalle Sri Lanka
Your host will take you through the efforts of the foundation, give you an opportunity to walk the elephants and bathe them.
This experience allows you to get up-close-and-personal with the elephants whilst understanding the complex issues that affect their conservation within Sri Lanka.
Elephants in the beautiful landscape
Allow us to arrange a tea experience at a local tea factory.
Learn and understand how the tea is grown and turned into a product for export. Many concur that Sri Lankan tea is the best in the world.
Tea Factory Sri Lanka
You will then stay in a l hotel with views of the eighth wonder of the world - the rock fortress of Sigiriya.
Allow us to arrange a guided excursion, where you will climb the rock fortress.Depending on the speed at which you like to climb, the duration of the experience takes approximately 1.5 to 2.5 hours.
Sigiriya Rock Sri Lanka
We can also arrange a visit to the Dambulla Cave Temples.
Your guide will meet you at your hotel and drive you to Dambulla Caves. The climb from the base is not strenuous. Accompanied by your guide, the climb can be done at a leisurely pace, taking around 30 minutes. There are approximately 200 steps.
Dambulla Cave Temples
Allow us to take you to Wilpattu National Park.
You will stay in a a first-class campsite, surrounded by nature. In the evening, you will meet your guide and begin your 2.5 to 3 hour game drive from Hunuwilgama, the main entrance to the National Park. The park plays host to approximately 30 species of mammals including the Sri Lankan Elephant, Sri Lankan Leopard, Sloth Bear, Spotted Deer, Buffalo and Mongoose.
Wilpattu National Park
Spend the rest of your holiday at the magical family resort of Anantara Dhigu Maldives.
This resort is ideal for a relaxing Maldivian escape. Set on its own lagoon it has plenty of water-sports on offer, including jet skiing and windsurfing.
Maldives Anantara Dhiju
Depart from Malé.
Arrive in Dublin airport.

Tailoring your holiday

OROKO Itineraries are created with you in mind and no two are the same. These can be used to help plan your trip - or we can design a completely different itinerary to suit you.

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Where to rest your head

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Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort

Anantara Dhigu is an island ideal for families looking for a relaxing Maldivian escape. Anantara Dhigu’s kids’ club is open to children from the age of three, while most other islands’ kids’ clubs are open from the age of four. Set in its own lagoon, Anantara Dhigu has lots of watersports, including jet skiing, kayaking, sailing, windsurfing and parasailing. Villas and Suites are on the beachfront or dotted in the Indian  Ocean.

View our suggested itinerary to the Maldives.


Niyama Private Islands, Maldives

If exclusivity is your goal, then the private island resort of Niyama in the Maldives is perfect. Spread over two islands – ‘Play’ and ‘Chill’ – enjoy long private stretches of sandy beaches, coconut palms and turquoise lagoons. Each villa has a personal butler, who can arrange boat trips and water sports. Dining at Niyama is also at the next level. We are the only Irish travel company with exclusive access to this Indian Ocean retreat.

View our suggested itinerary to the Maldives.

What people are saying

“The OROKO experience was genuinely special. Hotels and experiences were very carefully chosen to match our expectations and tastes. Ten out of ten to all concerned.”

Aidan and Eileen – Puglia, May 2018


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