Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort + Tour of the Emerald Isles Combo

5 Nights in Maldives + 7 Night Tour of the Emerald Isles, Flights, Speedboat Transfers + $5000 Bonus Value

Selected dates from 4 May 2020 - 20 Sep 2020

from $... per Person
Book by April 30, 2020

Exclusive Inclusions

  • 5 Nights in a Sunset Overwater Villa in Maldives
  • 7 Night Tour of the Emerald Isles
  • Return Flights with 30kg Checked Luggage
  • Flights & Speedboat Transfers
  • Villa Host Service with In Villa Check-In

Exclusive Bonus Value

  • All Inclusive Meals & Beverages in Maldives
  • Beverages include Alcoholic & Non-Alcoholic Drinks
  • 20% Off Motorised Water Sports in Maldives
  • 20% Off Spa Treatments in Maldives
  • Villingili Eco Tour with Guide

Why We Love It

  • Unique Diving Site
  • Luxury Intimate & Authentic Hideaway
  • The Only 9 Hole Golf Course in the Maldives
  • Cool Zone Kids Area

My Maldives Package Inclusions

  • 5 nights in a Sunset Overwater Villa at the Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa

Spend your days relaxing on an overwater hammock or soak up the sun in the open-air terrace. Surrounded on all sides by turquoise waters, spend 5 nights in a Water Villa at Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa and you’ll never want to leave.

  • 7 night Tour of the Emerald Isles**

Welcome to the green paradise of Indian ocean, you are about to enjoy the beautiful tropical Sri Lankan life. Within a week you will be enjoying the Sri Lankan culture, amazing food & you will be treated with great hospitality of Sri Lankans while having the chance to enjoy rich wildlife, tea plantations and hillsides. Visit Negombo, Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Yala National Park, Galle and the capital of Colombo

Itinerary

  • Day 1 – Australia / CMB Airport / Negombo (approx. 20 minutes)
  • Day 2 – Negombo/Sigiriya/Habarana (approx. 3.5 hours
  • Day 3 – Sigiriya
  • Day 4 – Sigiriya /Dambulla / Kandy (approx. 3.5 hours)
  • Day 5 – Kandy /Pinnawala/Nuwara eliya (approx. 2 hours)
  • Day 6 – Nuwara Eliya /Ella /Yala (approx. 4 hours)
  • Day 7 – Yala Safari/Galle /Colombo (approx. 5 hours)
  • Day 8 – Colombo /Airport (approx. 45 minutes)

 

  • Return economy class flights to Gan International Airport flying with SriLankan Airlines including 30kg checked luggage & meal per person^

Avoid the stress of organising flights and luggage! With return flights planned for you and 30kg of checked luggage plus meal per person when you travel with My Maldives the only thing you will need to do is settle in and enjoy the experience!

  • Return flights & speedboat transfers plus Singapore airport transfers^^

Spend more time enjoying the beauty of the Maldives and less worrying about organising transfers! When selecting this My Maldives package, you will avoid that stress by being able to get to and from your accommodation with return speedboat transfers.

  • Villa host service with in Villa check-in at the Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives

Are you sick of waiting to check into your room when you arrive at your holiday destination? That can be avoided! Experience a guaranteed In Villa check-in when selecting this exclusive My Maldives package.

  • Complimentary access to Wi-Fi at the Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives

Stay connected with complimentary Wi-Fi access! It’s never been easier to keep in touch with loved ones back home, as well upload all your favourite holiday snaps to your social profiles!

  • Endheri Pool amenities including complimentary cold towels, chilled water and cooling spray at the Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives

Maximise your stay with this bonus inclusion! Guests at the resort can enjoy Endheri Pool amenities including complimentary cold towels, chilled water and cooling spray that is guaranteed to make your holiday stay worthwhile!

  • Use of non-motorised water sports equipment at the Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives

Jump into the water and get active with complimentary use of non-motorised water sports equipment. With stand-up paddleboards to kayaks, there is something for every water lover plus 20% off motorised water sports (excluding private tours.)

  • Complimentary use of facilities at the Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives

Experience it all during your holiday with complimentary use to the resort’s facilities including a sauna and steam bath, Cool Zone (for kids), entertainment centre (for teens), and access to two floodlit tennis courts!

  • Kids Stay & Play FREE! at the Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives

Planning a holiday can be expensive especially when children are involved. When selecting this exclusive My Maldives package, kids Stay & Play for FREE with access to the Cool Zone kids club during their stay at the resort! Taking the whole family with you will hardly cost you any extra this holiday!


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Over $5000 BONUS Value

  • All inclusive meals & beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) including daily buffet breakfast, lunch & dinner at the Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives*

A holiday can be expensive instead, experience great savings with an an all inclusive meal package with My Maldives! This bonus inclusion includes cost-free alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages, buffet breakfast, lunch & dinner!

  • 20% off spa treatments at CHI, The Spa at the Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives

Need to unwind after a busy of activities in the Maldives? Experience pure relaxation when you indulge in a rejuvenating spa treatment at CHI, The Spa with a 20% discount!

  • Villingili eco tour with guide during your stay at the Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives

Discover a million-year-old tropical rainforest when you experience this guided eco tour. Only a short walk from the Resort, get back in touch with nature this holiday when you visit the Maldives.

Valid for travel ex Sydney, Brisbane & Adelaide – 4 May 2020 – 13 June 2020; 10 August 2020 – 20 September 2020;
Add from $300 per person – 14 June 2020 – 9 August 2020;

Valid for travel ex Melbourne – 4 May 2020 – 13 June 2020; 10 August 2020 – 20 September 2020;
Add from $200 per person – 14 June 2020 – 9 August 2020;


7 NIGHT TOUR OF THE EMERALD ISLES DETAILED ITINERARY

Tour of the Emerald Isles

Day One – Australia / CMB Airport / Negombo (approx. 20 minutes)

On arrival meet and greet by Yatours airport representative at the arrival lobby, transfer to your Negombo hotel.

Negombo is the city which is close to Airport – it is a beach destination. Relax and Overnight stay at Negombo.

Optional tours and activities in Negombo

– Fish market, fisheries harbor & Negombo city tour

– Muthurajawela wetland boat safari, (A variety of mangroves and other types of flora including medicinal plants are found alongside numerous types of birds, butterflies and fish, some of which are endemic. Crocodiles, monitor lizards, and Sri Lanka’s largest snake, the python, are also native).

Day Two – Negombo/Sigiriya/Habarana (approx. 3.5 hours)

Soon after breakfast enjoy a city tour of Negombo before leaving for Sigiriya (two nights stay)

Day Three- Optional tours and activities in Sigiriya and suburbs (these are an additional cost)

–  Hiriwadunna Trekking village experience with Sri Lankan style lunch /cooking demonstration

Sight the villagers –  Initially one wades through a shallow stream and thereafter crosses a wider tributary in a catamaran of an obliging farmer to inspect Chena cultivation (slash and burn agriculture).

–  Safari at Minneriya National Park by Jeep.

–  Excursion to Royal city of Polonnaruwa (approx. 1.5 hours)

You will be able to see the ruins of Royal Palace King Parakramabahu, Audience Hall, the statue of King Parakramabahu, Watadage, the Galpotha, Parakrama Samudraya (Sea of Parakrama) which was built by King Parakramabahu I, covering an area of 5940 acres including the elegant Lotus pond built in 12th century.The Gal Vihara also known as Gal Viharaya, is a rock temple of the Buddha situated in the ancient city of Polonnaruwa in north-central Sri Lanka. It was constructed in the 12th century by Parakramabahu 0I. The central feature of the shrine is four images of the Buddha, which have been carved into the face of a large granite rock. The images consist of a large seated figure, another, smaller seated figure inside an artificial cavern, and standing figure and a reclining figure. These are considered to be some of the best examples of ancient Sinhalese sculpting and carving arts, and have made the Gal Vihara one of the most visited monuments in Polonnaruwa.

– Climb Sigiriya rock fortress

Sigiriya is treated as one of the most remarkable creations in the world, built by King Kashyapa (477-495 AD). Follow the path through the gardens along stone stairways before arriving at the Lion Gate. Only the rock carving and the brick structure of the lion’s mouth is evident today, through which millions of people have walked to admire the beauty of this magnificent citadel.

Day Four – Sigiriya /Dambulla / Kandy (approx. 3.5 hours)

Leave for Kandy.  On the way climb Dambulla Rock Cave Temple. Dambulla Rock temple was built by King Walagambahu during the 1st Century B.C. Dambulla is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are more than 80 documented caves in the surrounding area and the paintings are done on the ceiling. There are a total of 153 Buddha statues, 3 statues of Sri Lankan kings, and 4 statues of god and goddesses.

Kandy is a major city in Sri Lanka, located in the Central Province, Sri Lanka. It is the second largest city in the country after Colombo. It was the last capital of the ancient kings’ era of Sri Lanka

Highlights: Exposure to Indigenous Industries – Ayurveda Herbal Gardens & Wood Carving, visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic, Evening Cultural Show with sounds of traditional drumming and Kandy dance.  Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a Buddhist temple located in the royal palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy, which houses the relic of the tooth of Buddha. Overnight Stay at Kandy

Day Five – Kandy /Pinnawala/Nuwara eliya (approx. 2 hours)

Soon after breakfast, take a Kandy city tour and visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, for those who want to see the tamed and semi wild elephants in close proximity. It is located northwest of Kegalle town along the Colombo ~ Kandy main road. The orphanage is in a twenty five acre coconut land near Maha Oya. The wide area of shallow water and the huge rocks of Maha Oya make the ideal place to these magnificent animals. Transfer to Nuwara Eliya in the hill country of Sri Lanka. Nuwara Eliya is located at the heart of the hill country 6182 feet above sea level. It is still very much like an old English town with styled bungalows and buildings. The cool calm climate, gorgeous rolling tea plantation (which makes the best “Ceylon tea”) and the breathtakingly beautiful waterfalls make Nuwara Eliya one of the most beautiful towns in the world. Nuwara Eliya also has one of the finest 18 hole golf courses in South Asia.  Overnight Stay At Nuwara Eliya

Highlights: Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Ceylon tea estate and tea factory, waterfalls

Day Six – Nuwara Eliya /Ella /Yala (approx. 4 hours)

Soon after breakfast, opt for scenic train ride (optional) from Nanu Oya to Ella. Transfer to NanuOya railway station before beginning your train ride, your driver will collect you from Ella railway station.

Visit Nine Arch Bridge, Little Adams Peak, Rawana falls.  Overnight stay at Tissa /Yala

Day Seven – Yala Safari/Galle /Colombo (approx. 5 hours)

Early morning safari by Jeep at Yala National Park, one of Sri Lanka’s premier eco-tourism destinations, which lies 24km northeast of Tissamaharama and 290km from Colombo on the southeast coast of Sri Lanka, spanning a vast 97,878 hectares. Home to leopard, sloth bears and elephants and over 130 birds’ species the park affords the chance to see a huge variety of wildlife.

After your safari, leave for Colombo. En-route visit the Galle Dutch Fort –  Portuguese built the first fort to withstand attack from the Sri Lankan kingdoms to the north. The Dutch entrance to the fort with it VOC with 1669 carved in the inner archway is still in use. Dutch Museum: For a peep into life in the days of the Dutch East India Company, look into this small museum at 31 Leynbaan Street. Ambalangoda is city along the south coast road is the home of devil dancing and mask making .Visit mask museum & factory. Also visits Moonstone mine. Moonstones are beautiful stones which are white and give a blue shimmer when watched from an angle. Overnight stay in Colombo.

Day Eight – Colombo /Airport (approx. 45 minutes)

After breakfast tour Colombo city by tuk tuk. Colombo is the commercial and business center of Sri Lanka located on west coast. The city blends together with old colonial buildings, high-rise commercial buildings and hotels. It is filled with shopping malls such as the Pettah bazaar – where one can shop for bargain. Finally transfer to the airport.

Tour Inclusions:

7 nights hotel accommodation in standard rooms at 4 or 5 star hotels

7 breakfasts

Private Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle

Airport meet & assist + transfers to/from Colombo International Airport

English-speaking chauffeur guide

Entrance Fees: Royal City of Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Dambulla Rock Cave Temple, Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Safari by Jeep at Yala National Park, Colombo City by Tuk Tuk

Tour departures

This tour departs daily from Colombo, however due to flight schedules from Australia to Colombo and onwards to Gan International Airport (Maldives), Monday departures from Australia are recommended.

Tour Exclusions

  • Lunch, dinner and beverages
  • Compulsory X’mas Supplement, New Year Supplement.
  • Approx USD50 per room per night supplement for accommodation in Kandy during Kandy Esala Perahera pageant period (dates not yet determined, estimated date period is 25 July – 4 August 2020)
  • Cost of ticket to view the Kandy Esala Perahera pageant. This is optional and costs approx. USD15 – USD70 per ticket
  • Tips and Porterage: Recommended tipping for your driver & guide is USD7-12 per person per day
  • Entrance fees to optional sites not mentioned above
  • Cost of beverage throughout the tour
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Any other services not specified above
  • Visas: Effective 1st August 2019 Australian passport holders can obtain a free tourist visa on arrival a stay of up to 30 days. Note, New Zealand passport holders and other nationalities may have different visa requirements, all travellers are advised to contact the Sri Lankan Embassy for up to date visa advice.
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional excursions and additional services could be provided for which we will charge additionally. Visits to wild life parks will be at client’s own risk.
  • Safari vehicles (none air-conditioned) available are very basic with basic insurance cover (not comprehensive as in the case of vehicles used for tours)

BAGGAGE POLICY

  • Each person is entitled to a strict maximum of one checked bag not exceeding 30kg, plus one carry-on bag not exceeding 5kg.
  • You are strongly encouraged to pack lightly below these limits as you will be required to carry your own bag to and from coaches, hotels and trains.

ACCOMMODATION

4 & 5 Star rated throughout, will be on a bed & breakfast basis as one of the below hotels depending on availability.

Negombo: Heritance Negombo, Jetwing Blu, Jetwing Beach, Hotel Suriya, Hotel club hotel Dolphin, Jetwing Lagoon, Gateway airport garden

Sigiriya/Habarana/Dambulla: Amaya lake, Hotel Aliya, Hotel Green paradise, Jetwing Lake, Hotel Camilia, Sigiriya Jungles, Oak Ray elephant lake

Kandy: Hotel Mahaweli reach, Amaya hills, Earl’s regent, Grand Kandyan, Ozo Kandy, The golden crown hotel, Hotel Suisse

Nuwara Eliya: Tea factory, Hill club, St Andrew’s, Araliya green hill, Araliya green city, Grand hotel, Heaven seven

Yala: Jetwing Yala, Cinnamon wild, Oak ray wild, Kithala resort, Oga reach, Elephant reach hotel, Chena huts by Uga

Colombo: The Kingsbury, Marino beach, Galle face hotel, Galadari, Jetwing seven, Cinnamon red, Colombo Hilton

Sunset Overwater Villa – Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives

Perfect for couples or small families, this 166sq. metre accommodation offers direct access to the lagoon’s turquoise waters. In this luxurious villa, you can spend each morning lounging on an over-the-water hammock while enjoying the gentle sea breeze. This beautiful accommodation is equipped with premium bedding, Wi-Fi as well as a 40” LCD TV, a minibar and an open-air terrace with sundeck and day beds. The lavish bathroom comes with a spa bath, indoor and open-air showers and vanity counters.


Ocean Tree House Pool Villa – Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives – UPGRADE from $400 per person!

This 231sq. metre accommodation, nestled in the tropical forest, is ideal for 4 guests. It offers absolute privacy, serenity as well as amazing views of the Indian Ocean and lush gardens. Truly a beautifully-appointed villa, this accommodation comes with deluxe amenities. The outdoor pavilion has a living space separate from the gorgeous infinity pool. The exquisite bathroom features indoor and open-air showers, vanity counters and an indulging spa bath with overlooking sea views. Also, enjoy modern comforts such as top-quality bedding, Wi-Fi, 40” LCD TV, tea and coffee making facilities and more.

Shangri La’s Villingili Resort & Spa

Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives along the Addu Atoll provides guests with elegant accommodation with private pools and panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. This 5-star property, surrounded by tropical gardens, also features 6 restaurants and lounge bars, a full-service spa and well-equipped gym. Book an overwater or beachfront villa and enjoy lots of sunshine while daydreaming to your heart’s content on the spacious outdoor deck.

Read more about the Shangri La’s Villingili Resort & Spa here!

Resort Facilities
Please Note: Some resort facilities may incur additional charges.

  • 3 restaurants
  • 3 lounge bars
  • 24-hour in-villa dining
  • Personal island host
  • CHI, The Spa
  • The Health Club, featuring a fully-equipped gym, steam rooms and saunas
  • The Shangri-La Eco Centre
  • Sports and leisure facilities, including 2 International Tennis Federation-grade tennis courts
  • On-site activities and water sports
  • Internet access
  • Foreign exchange
  • Safety deposit box
  • Retail shops
  • 24-hour business centre
  • On-site clinic with doctor on call
  • Nonsmoking villas with twice-a-day housekeeping
  • Babysitting services
  • Laundry facilities

Valid for new bookings only. Prices are correct at time of publication and are subject to change, cancellation or withdrawal without notice. Accommodation is subject to availability. Insurance is not included and is strongly recommended. All prices are in Australian Dollars per person twin share unless stated otherwise. Charges may apply for changes or cancellations to your holiday.

Green tax is included for all guests at the Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives.

^Flights are based on promotional economy class fares with checked luggage allowance per person. Prices are correct at time of publication and are subject to change. Flights are via Colombo and overnight stay is required. Flights may not be direct and may not operate daily. Subject to promotional fare availability. Air surcharges apply during Australian school holidays and peak travel periods.

Effective August 2019, Australian passport holders can obtain a tourist visa free of charge upon arrival in Sri Lanka for stays of up to 30 days. All other passport holders and stays longer than 30 days are advised to contact the relevant embassy for up to date visa information. Visa requirements are subject to change at any time.

**7-night Tour of the Emerald Isles

Tour Inclusions:

7 nights hotel accommodation in standard rooms at 4 or 5 star hotels

7 breakfasts

Private Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle

Airport meet & assist + transfers to/from Colombo International Airport

English-speaking chauffeur guide

Entrance Fees: Royal City of Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Dambulla Rock Cave Temple, Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Safari by Jeep at Yala National Park, Colombo City by Tuk Tuk

Tour departures

This tour departs daily from Colombo, however due to flight schedules from Australia to Colombo and onwards to Gan International Airport (Maldives), Monday departures from Australia are recommended.

Tour Exclusions

  • Lunch, dinner and beverages
  • Compulsory X’mas Supplement, New Year Supplement.
  • Approx USD50 per room per night supplement for accommodation in Kandy during Kandy Esala Perahera pageant period (dates not yet determined, estimated date period is 25 July – 4 August 2020)
  • Cost of ticket to view the Kandy Esala Perahera pageant. This is optional and costs approx. USD15 – USD70 per ticket
  • Tips and Porterage: Recommended tipping for your driver & guide is USD7-12 per person per day
  • Entrance fees to optional sites not mentioned above
  • Cost of beverage throughout the tour
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Any other services not specified above
  • Visas: Effective 1st August 2019 Australian passport holders can obtain a free tourist visa on arrival a stay of up to 30 days. Note, New Zealand passport holders and other nationalities may have different visa requirements, all travellers are advised to contact the Sri Lankan Embassy for up to date visa advice.
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional excursions and additional services could be provided for which we will charge additionally. Visits to wild life parks will be at client’s own risk.
  • Safari vehicles (none air-conditioned) available are very basic with basic insurance cover (not comprehensive as in the case of vehicles used for tours)

BAGGAGE POLICY

  • Each person is entitled to a strict maximum of one checked bag not exceeding 30kg, plus one carry-on bag not exceeding 5kg.
  • You are strongly encouraged to pack lightly below these limits as you will be required to carry your own bag to and from coaches, hotels and trains.

ACCOMMODATION

4 & 5 Star rated throughout, will be on a bed & breakfast basis as one of the below hotels depending on availability.

Negombo: Heritance Negombo, Jetwing Blu, Jetwing Beach, Hotel Suriya, Hotel club hotel Dolphin, Jetwing Lagoon, Gateway airport garden

Sigiriya/Habarana/Dambulla: Amaya lake, Hotel Aliya, Hotel Green paradise, Jetwing Lake, Hotel Camilia, Sigiriya Jungles, Oak Ray elephant lake

Kandy: Hotel Mahaweli reach, Amaya hills, Earl’s regent, Grand Kandyan, Ozo Kandy, The golden crown hotel, Hotel Suisse

Nuwara Eliya: Tea factory, Hill club, St Andrew’s, Araliya green hill, Araliya green city, Grand hotel, Heaven seven

Yala: Jetwing Yala, Cinnamon wild, Oak ray wild, Kithala resort, Oga reach, Elephant reach hotel, Chena huts by Uga

Colombo: The Kingsbury, Marino beach, Galle face hotel, Galadari, Jetwing seven, Cinnamon red, Colombo Hilton

^^Transfer includes return shared speedboat transfer from Gan to the resort.

*All inclusive meals & beverages at Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives

  • All Inclusive meals & beverages including daily buffet breakfast, lunch & dinner in Javvu Restaurant (credit is available for dinner at Fashala or Dr Ali’s Restaurants
  • Beverages include a selection of white, red wine, beer, spirits and selected cocktails and non–alcoholic beverages between the hours of 10am and midnight, from all-inclusive beverage menu at restaurants and bars only. in Villa dining, mini bar and special events such as Dine by Design are excluded
  • Meal plans are not valid from 31 December at 6pm until 1 January at 6am

Kids Stay & Play FREE! at the Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives – Max two kids per room – must share room with parents (Age 0-11.99 years). Child meal charges apply and will be added to your booking.

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