here's a new kid in town and it's called the Maldives and Sri Lanka combo. Okay, so maybe the destinations aren't exactly news, but we'll tell you what they are: They are freaking hot. Combining the paradise beaches of the Maldives with the stunning, historical and adventureous Sri Lanka, you'll have the perfect combination of fun, culture and relaxation for your next adventure.
To make it easy for you we've put together a package of our all time favorit activities in the two destinations and thrown in the flight tickets, so you don't have to worry about where to go, what to see and how to get there. How does braving the waves at a surf camp in Sri Lanka sound? Followed by island hopping in the local and less touristy islands of the beautiful Maldives? Did your heart just skip a beat? In that case, read on!
Day 1: Once you've landed in Colombo, get yourself to Ahangama and check yourself in at the surf camp. After a short tour of your home for the next 7 days, it's time to go for a dip in the ocean and relax after your long journey.
The camp's tuk-tuk is used when transporting the surf boards to nearby beaches
Day 2: It's time to get your surf on! Being a surfer means always being dictated by the weather conditions. Some days you'll start off with a big breakfast and then hit the beach for your surf and other days, you're gonna go straight to the beach after a light snack.
On the first day you'll be divided into groups based on your previous experience and then given your surfboards. You'll spend the day learning about the equipment and safety in the water, followed by paddling and pop-ups on the sand if you are a beginner. After the lessons you can hang around and practice some more or go explore the island on your own, before dinner is served back at the camp.
Enjoy beautiful sunsets from the beach in Ahangama.
Day 3-6: Another day, another surf lesson. You'll start your days with surfing and spend you afternoons and evenings hanging out by the camp pool with the others or exploring the island on your own. You'll also be able to join yoga classes to strech those sore muscles of yours if that's what you're in to. In brief; days 3-6 will fly by while you're working on your tan and surfskills!
Day 7: It's time to hand in the surf boards and pack your things - your next big adventure awaits you! Once you've said your goodbyes and exchanged phone numbers with all your new friends, it's time to hit the road, go to the airport and fly off to the Maldives.
Tip: Is one week in Sri Lanka simply not enough? We understand - you can easily spend two or three weeks in this wonderful place. We can easily extend your stay in Sri Lanka for a week or two, so you can venture out on your own or try some of our many tours. It's up to you - we'll create the adventure that fits you the best!
A local beach on your second island stop, Thulusdhoo.
Depending on what time you arrive to Male Airport you'll either spend a night in Male (not included in the price) or be greated by a guide who'll assist you to your local ferry transfer to your first island stop Dhiffushi.
Day 8-9: You'll start your first real day on the island Dhiffushi with a nice breakfast and then head out for a morning of snorkeling near Turtle Point, which is a local reef close to Dhiffushi. The island itself is a rather small North Male Atoll, roughly 1 km long and just about 250 m broad. A few local cafes, restaurants and dive shops make up the island life and days are well spend relaxing on the beach or floating in the ocean, which is exactly what you'll do once you're done taking in all the beauty the island waters has to offer.
Day 10-13: You'll spend your next few days in the Maldives enjoying the sun, relaxing by the beach or maybe visiting a nearby resort island. If you're feeling a bit adventurous you can also book a a snorkel or dive excursion.
After a few relaxing days, you'll go on a short transfer by public ferry to your next local island, Thulusdhoo.
Thulusdhoo is another very local island in North Male Atoll, known for its surf breaks and a great vibe across the island.
Once arrived leave your luggage at your guest house by the beach and head out for a second round of breakfast, go explore the local island life or spend a quiet morning in one of the hammocks by the beach with your favorite book or music.
Take a walk around the island and meet the locals.
Day 14-15: If you haven't already done so, spend the next couple of days exploring the island. Thulusdhoo is significantly bigger than Dhiffushi and is a great place for a great introduction to local island life. You can also try out the surf breaks.
On your last day in paradise you'll head out for a sunset kayaking tour in the Indian Ocean. The tour takes you through a beautiful lagoon to a nearby sandbank, from where you can watch the sun set.
Day 16: Once packed, you'll take the local ferry back to Male and make your way to the aiport.
Experience the beauty of the Maldives on this 8 days' / 7 nights’ tour across two local islands in the North Male Atoll.