"Fantastic hotel, fantastic location, right in the rainforest, the monkeys are everywhere!!! Top food, top flight - great honeymoon!"
     -- Tina & Dan

 

"Just to thank you for arranging our week at the Sofitel in Agadir. We had a great time. Hotel is superb and there were hardly any people around. We loved the hammocks and sunbeds, pool and beach. Played four rounds of golf on two good courses. Had good meals in restaurants. We did not like our friends' hotel, thank goodness you didn't let us go there! Good value week for good rest and a suntan with a short flight."
     -- Linda

 

"Just to say a big thank you for your flawless holiday arrangements... The standard of the hotel was outstanding and the location perfect. Really one of the best spots on the whole island. We had a really lovely holiday and would like to thank you very much for your assistance."
     -- Nicci & Rory

 

"Once again Twirltour Travel has excelled itself in send us on the perfect holiday... You have always sent us in the right direction, your ability to provide us with that well good time is unsurpassed."
     -- Mr. & Mrs. Lawton

 

"Just thought you would like to know the the hotel was absolutely lovely. Gorgeous garden which was a real bonus as we had good weather... I would definitely stay here again."
     -- Anne


Sri Lanka & Maldives the perfect combination

Wildlife, culture, adventure, Ayurvedic spa holidays in Sri Lanka. Peace, tranquility and the world's best diving in the Maldives.

SRI LANKA

A jewel in the Indian ocean, Sri Lanka will embrace you in its warmth, beauty and diversity

Combine excellent hotels, including the new boutique hotels with wonderful service, revitalise in one of the many Ayurveda Spas, stroll along white sandy beaches and explore the beautiful and diverse countryside experiencing a culture which will interest and excite you.

Visit the elephant orphanage near Kandy and watch them play in the water-hole while you relax with a fresh king coconut drink or the local arrack if you feel like something stronger! You may also see monkeys, flying squirrels and several species of reptile.

A tea plantation a tea factory or a temple, there is plenty to see and do for the more adventurous.

  • Beach Holidays:
    • from £599.00
  • Culture Tours (there are seven World Heritage Sites in Sri Lanka):
    • from £879.00. 6 days/5nts Sri Lanka Highlights - includes Colombo, Kandy, Dambulla and wildlife safar
    • Colombo - the Capital, busy and bustling, amazing shopping (many designer labels are made here), great restaurants and nightlife
    • Kandy - picturesque lakeside town, Temple of the Tooth, Kandyan Dancers, Royal Botanical Gardens, near the elephant orphanage, Victoria Golf Course
    • Dambulla - visit the beautiful Kandalama Lake and Dambulla Caves
    • Sigiriya - the ancient Sigiriya Rock Fort, one of the Wonders of the World, see the gallery of frescoes
    • Anuradhapura - founded in 4th century BC, famous for its immense dagabas (Buddhist shrines)
    • Pollonaruwa - 12th century capital and Sacred city, dagabas and statues from the great Buddhist civilisation
    • Nuwara Eliya - 6,000 ft above sea level, stunning views, rushing waterfalls and tea plantations
    • Galle - ancient town and fortress with old colonial atmosphere, see the stilt fishermen on the southern coast
    • Adams Peak - the Sacred Mountain
  • Sport & Adventure Holidays:
    • Diving - see shipwrecks, galleons, 138 species of coral, exotic tropical fish, dolphin and whales. Go skin diving (snorkel & flippers or scuba gear): Hikkaduwa, Unawatuna, Galle, Tangalle are some of the best spots.
    • White water rafting
    • Hot air ballooning
    • Mountain biking & cycling tours
    • Sailing
    • Golf
  • Mind, Body & Soul Holidays:
    • Ayurvedic spa-dedicated resorts - Ayurveda meaning science of life, traditional medicines reliant on natural plants herbs and oils contribute a great deal to the general well being of body and mind. You only have to notice many Sri Lankans live to a ripe old age in good physical condition. Many of us from the Western world are now waking up to the benefits of this holistical approach.
    • Meditation
    • Yoga
  • Nature Holidays:
    • National parks and rainforests - Jeep safaris spotting leopards, wild elephant, wild boar, porcupine and monkeys. There are 92 species of mammals in Sri Lanka, 14 of which are endemic
    • Birdwatching - an orchestra of 435 recorded species, 23 endemic to the Island
    • Butterflies - 242 known species, 42 endemic to the Island
    • Fishing - game fish, marlin, barracuda, yellowfin or grouper as well as the many tropical fish

We have visited many of the hotels throughout Sri Lanka and can recommend with your personal requirements in mind. We can direct you to websites or send you individual brochures of our favourite hotels.

Just some of our favourites:

  • The Beach Hotel, Negombo - for its luxurious rooms and excellent cuisine. Ideal for combining with culture tours because of location
  • Mt. Lavinia Hotel - for its colonial atmosphere on the beach and close to Colombo city and an excellent beach restaurant
  • Club Villa, Bentota - a small boutique hotel, highly recommended for personal service
  • Saman Villas - pure unadulterated luxury
  • The Privilege, Wadduwa - an all suite hotel with a Sri Lankan family feel
  • The Lighthouse, Galle - one of the small leading hotels of the world. Spectacular location, wonderful rooms
  • Riverina Hotel, Beruwela - very reasonable and has one of the best spas in Sri Lanka in the Ayurvedic Villa.
  • The Galle Face Hotel, Colombo - Sri Lanka's oldest hotel. The new wing is amazing. Try a jacuzzi villa overlooking the sea.
  • Amaya Lake Hotel, Dambulla - calming and peaceful, perfect base for touring
  • Colours of Angsana Deer Park - luxury in a unique jungle location, ideal for wildlife exploration and nature lovers
  • Elephant Corridor Hotel - 21 tranquil and luxurious suites with uninterruped views of the jungle. Overlooks Sigiriya Rock Fort
  • Hotel Kandalama, Dambulla - if you like swimming with monkeys swinging from the trees above your head - this is the hotel for you
  • Mahaweli Reach Hotel, Kandy - overlooking Mahaweli River an ideal base, tranquil atmosphere and excellent food choices

Our clients are all met on arrival and you have the services of our representatives locally. Transfers are in air-conditioned vehicles with an English speaking chauffeur-guide.

CLIMATE: Sri Lanka's tropical climate shows little seasonal variation. The coasts hover between 26°C (78°F) and 28°C (82°F). Inland average temperatures are very much cooler.

For more information please call 01932 787469.

THE MALDIVES

The Maldives are made up of over 1000 islands and each atoll consists of a group of small coral islands. Described as the closest place to Heaven, the islands vary significantly in their size and facilities.

Before booking a holiday we recommend you consider which type of island will give you the holiday you are looking for.

Some are small romantic getaways with few facilities, others are much larger with swimming pools, and choices of restaurants and entertainments. No news no shoes is the expression frequently heard, but some islands are much more sophisticated and more commercial.

Good advice is imperative, so give us a call before making any decisions.

Some of our favourites:

  • Paradise Island - one of the larger islands, good choice of restaurants, villas on the beach and good low key entertainments. Ideal for families
  • Laguna Beach - excellent facilities - stunningly beautiful - retaining a Maldivian atmosphere
  • Velavaru - peaceful, unique and unspoilt with beautiful beaches
  • Baros - a beautiful deluxe island retaining a friendly atmosphere. Excellent for diving and snorkelling
  • Bandos - excellent for families with an amazing range of sports facilities and activities
  • Hilton Maldives Resort & Spa - a deluxe resort with superb standard of accommodation. The new spa village here and restaurant - amazing!
  • Reethi Beach - elegant but simple first class resort in an unspoilt BAA atoll. Very good facilities
  • Taj Coral Reef - this tropical hideaway has a house reef with exotic species and its own shipwreck. Good service and exceptional attention to detail
  • Meerufenfushi - ideal setting for relaxation, great excursions, excellent snorkelling and a variety of cuisine
  • Soneva Fushi Resort & Spa - unique blend of Robinson Crusoe in splendid isolation with modern facilities, a deluxe resort

CLIMATE: The Maldives' temperature is constantly between 26 - 30°C

Two distinct seasons divide the year: The North East monsoon runs from December to April. This is the tourist high season when there is little rainfall, wide blue skies and and endless hours of sunlight. The South west monsoon runs from May through to November. During this period it is generally dry and sunny though there is sporadic rainfall and cloud cover(rarely prolonged enough to spoil a holiday). At the turn of the monsoon winds it is rough and rainy for a couple of weeks.

For more information please call 01932 787469.

 

  

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