The Cinnamon Experience

Live the Sri Lanka’s wild nature

There’s always an eclectic, fun and imaginative mix of things to do in Sri Lanka and our private island destinations in the Maldives, at any time of the year and on every corner of the island. We’re big on big experiences all the way from adventure to solidtue to romance and more.

Watch the annual migration of elephants pass you by. Get a bird’s eye view of Sri Lanka’s dry zone by hot air balloon. Go rock climbing, island hopping, snorkelling, fishing, leopard watching, whale watching, and scuba diving and fall in love with our special breed of island magic.

Want more? Why not dine in a tree house, tickle a giant manta, catch your own food, go bird watching,walk among ancient trees,or get lost in the stars?

This is just the tiniest of glimpses of what a tiny island’s big trip is all about. When you stay at any of our Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts across Sri Lanka and the Maldives, we bring the magic up close and personal for you. Have a look at what each destination has on offer for you to make your trip a magical experience to remember for a lifetime.

TRINCO BLU BY CINNAMON

  • TRINCO BOAT TOURS
  • MARINE MAMMAL SAFARI
  • FISHING/TROLLING EXPEDITIONS
  • PIGEON ISLAND SNORKELLING TRIPS
  • WATER SPORTS, INCLUDING JET SKIING, WATER SKIING, SEA KAYAKING. BANANA RIDES AND TUBE RIDES
  • SCUBA AND SNUBA DIVING
  • PADI CERTIFICATIONS

HIKKA TRANZ BY CINNAMON

  • MARINE MAMMAL SAFARI
  • SCUBA DIVING
  • WATER SPORTS INCLUDING JET SKIING, WATER SKIING, SEA KAYAKING, BANANA RIDE AND TUBE RIDES
  • PADI CERTIFICATIONS
  • DISCOVER RUMASSALA - THE MAGICAL MOUNTAIN
  • RAIN FOREST TOUR - KANNELIYA RAIN FOREST PATCH
  • THE CINNAMON TRAIL
  • DOLPHIN WATCHING WITH DAYA AS YOUR GUIDE

CINNAMON CITADEL KANDY

  • SCENIC TOUR TO KNUCKLES MOUNTAIN RANGE
  • MAHAWELI RIVER BOAT RIDE & BIRD WATCHING
  • UDAWATTAKELE FORBIDDEN FOREST TREK
  • GANNORUWA HISTORICAL EXPEDITION
  • JAMES TAYLOR’S TEA TRAIL
  • DINE IN THE WOODS
  • DINE IN AT THE BELVEDERE
  • MEET THE BRASS CRAFTER

CINNAMON WILD YALA

  • BIRD WATCHING – PALATUPANA
  • BIRD WATCHING– BUNDALA NATIONAL PARK
  • DISCOVER THE SURROUNDINGS – GUIDED NATURE WALK
  • SITULPAWWA – ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE
  • YALA NIGHTS – INFRARED NIGHT VISION DRIVE
  • THREE LAKES REVISITED
  • YALA NATIONAL PARK – GAME DRIVE
  • A MORNING WITH A DAIRY FARMER
  • FULL-DAY SAFARI

CINNAMON LODGE HABARANA

HABARANA VILLAGE BY CINNAMON

  • BIRD WATCHING
  • EXPLORE THE BUTTERFLY GARDEN
  • ELEPHANT SAFARI
  • ELEPHANT RIDE
  • VILLAGE TRAIL
  • NIGHT WALK
  • PRIMATE WATCH
  • WORK WITH AN ASIAN ELEPHANT
  • COUNTRY ROADS TOUR
  • VISIT THE GATHERING

CINNAMON GRAND COLOMBO

CINNAMON RED COLOMBO

CINNAMON LAKESIDE COLOMBO

  • A PHOTOGRAPHIC CITY TOUR
  • STREET FOOD TOUR OF COLOMBO
  • SCENIC TOUR WITH CINNAMON AIR
  • CINNAMON PUB HOPPING
  • BIRDS & BUTTERFLIES - THALANGAMA TANK
  • NUGA GAMA COOKING EXPERIENCE
  • AL-FRESCO DINING WITH CHEF
  • GAMING TOUR OF COLOMBO
  • COLOMBO ON VINTAGE WHEELS
  • SPIRITUAL TOUR
  • ASK THE GENIE
  • CULTURAL DANCE AND SL PERCUSSION SESSION
  • CINNAMON CLUB PASS

CINNAMON BEY BERUWALA

  • ASPECTS OF THE SEA
  • VISIT TO PAVURUKANDA

BENTOTA BEACH BY CINNAMON

  • ASPECTS OF THE SEA

CINNAMON HAKURAA HURAA MALDIVES

  • LOVER’S DECK: OVER-WATER DINING
  • CHAMPAGNE BREAKFAST IN ROOM
  • PRIVATE DINING ON BEACH
  • TREETOP DINNER: ELEVATED ON THE BEACH
  • PRIVATE BBQ
  • HILLTOP: SPECIAL SUNSET DINNERS FOR 2
  • BODU BERU TRADITIONAL DRUMS
  • DEEP SEA FISHING/BIG GAME FISHING
  • SUNSET / SUNRISE FISHING
  • DOLPHIN WATCHING
  • ISLAND HOPPING BY SPEEDBOAT / DHONI
  • SNORKELLING SAFARI
  • CHARIOT RIDE
  • GUIDED RESORT TOUR
  • ADAM & EVE’S PARADISE (VISIT TO UNINHABITED ISLAND)
  • SCUBA DIVING
  • PADI CERTIFICATIONS
  • WATERSPORTS

CINNAMON DHONVELI MALDIVES

  • SUNSET FISHING
  • TURTLE WATCHING (THROUGHOUT THE YEAR)
  • MANTA SNORKELLING (APRIL – JULY)
  • PHOTO FLIGHT
  • MALE CITY TOUR
  • SPECIAL PVT EXCURSION: ISLAND HOPPING TOUR (HIMMAFUSHI& PARADISE ISLAND RESORT)
  • ROMANTIC DOLPHIN EXCURSION
  • MALE EXCURSION WITH SUBMARINE
  • DOLPHIN SAFARI
  • BIG GAME FISHING
  • DISCOVER MALDIVES: ISLAND VISIT
  • NIGHT FISHING
  • MALE EXCURSION WITH SUBMARINE (HAVE A SUBMARINE TO GO)
  • DHONI SUNSET CRUISE
  • MALDIVIAN CULTURAL SHOW
  • FUN TUBE
  • BANANA RIDES
  • KAYAKING (SINGLE AND DOUBLE)
  • PEDAL BOAT
  • JET SKIING
  • CATAMARAN RIDES
  • WIND SURFING
  • WAKE BOARDING
  • WATER SKIING
  • SCUBA DIVING
  • PADI CERTIFICATIONS
  • KIDS’ PLAY AREA
  • SURFING AT PASTA POINT, THE BEST SURF IN THE REGION

ELLAIDHOO MALDIVES BY CINNAMON

  • EVENING FISH FEEDING
  • LATE NIGHT FISH FEEDING FROM JETTY
  • EXTENSIVE ORGANIC VEG + FRUIT GARDEN
  • NIGHT FISHING
  • BIG GAME FISHING
  • SUNRISE FISHING
  • SUNSET FISHING
  • ISLAND HOPPING (HANGNAAMEEDHOO IS ONE OF THE ISLANDS: SOUVENIER SHOP, MOSQUES)
  • DOLPHIN WATCHING
  • SANDBANK PICNIC
  • ADAM AND EVE ISLAND (UNINHABITED ISLAND, SMALL HOUSE, DAY BED, BADMINTON COURT, PACKED LUNCH, NO ALCOHOL PERMITTED, MOBILE PHONE PROVIDED. ONLY GIVEN TO ONE COUPLE AT A TIME)
  • ISLAND HIDEAWAY
  • DOLPHIN SAFARI
  • LOVER’S DECK (HUT FOR A ROMANTIC PRIVATE DINNER)
  • SPECIAL PRIVATE DINING OPTIONS ON BEACH
  • GALA DINNER (TWICE A MONTH)
  • BUBBLY BREAKFAST
  • CANDLE-LIT DINNER, COMPLIMENTARY WINE, 5-COURSE MEAL
  • ROMANTIC BEACH DINNER (PVT BUTLER + CHEF + SPARKLING WINE)
  • DHONI DINNER (SPECIAL MEAL ON TRADITIONAL MALDIVIAN BOAT)
  • 4-COURSE LOBSTER DINNER
  • PRAWN DINNER
  • SEAFOOD DINNER
  • SEAFOOD BBQ DINNER WITH LIVE COOKING (5 VARIETIES OF FISH + OTHER SEAFOOD)
  • WET PARTY
  • MOVIE NIGHTS
  • DIVER’S NIGHT
  • 24-HOUR SCUBA DIVING AT THE WORLD’S BEST REEF
  • PADI CERTIFICATIONS
  • NIGHT SNORKELLING

There’s always an eclectic, fun and imaginative mix of things to do in Sri Lanka and our private island destinations in the Maldives, at any time of the…

There’s always an eclectic, fun and imaginative mix of things to do in Sri Lanka and our private island destinations in the Maldives, at any time of the year and on every corner of the island. We’re big on big experiences all the way from adventure to solidtue to romance and more.

Watch the annual migration of elephants pass you by. Get a bird’s eye view of Sri Lanka’s dry zone by hot air balloon. Go rock climbing, island hopping, snorkelling, fishing, leopard watching, whale watching, and scuba diving and fall in love with our special breed of island magic.

Want more? Why not dine in a tree house, tickle a giant manta, catch your own food, go bird watching,walk among ancient trees,or get lost in the stars?

This is just the tiniest of glimpses of what a tiny island’s big trip is all about. When you stay at any of our Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts across Sri Lanka and the Maldives, we bring the magic up close and personal for you. Have a look at what each destination has on offer for you to make your trip a magical experience to remember for a lifetime.

TRINCO BLU BY CINNAMON

  • TRINCO BOAT TOURS
  • MARINE MAMMAL SAFARI
  • FISHING/TROLLING EXPEDITIONS
  • PIGEON ISLAND SNORKELLING TRIPS
  • WATER SPORTS, INCLUDING JET SKIING, WATER SKIING, SEA KAYAKING. BANANA RIDES AND TUBE RIDES
  • SCUBA AND SNUBA DIVING
  • PADI CERTIFICATIONS

HIKKA TRANZ BY CINNAMON

  • MARINE MAMMAL SAFARI
  • SCUBA DIVING
  • WATER SPORTS INCLUDING JET SKIING, WATER SKIING, SEA KAYAKING, BANANA RIDE AND TUBE RIDES
  • PADI CERTIFICATIONS
  • DISCOVER RUMASSALA - THE MAGICAL MOUNTAIN
  • RAIN FOREST TOUR - KANNELIYA RAIN FOREST PATCH
  • THE CINNAMON TRAIL
  • DOLPHIN WATCHING WITH DAYA AS YOUR GUIDE

CINNAMON CITADEL KANDY

  • SCENIC TOUR TO KNUCKLES MOUNTAIN RANGE
  • MAHAWELI RIVER BOAT RIDE & BIRD WATCHING
  • UDAWATTAKELE FORBIDDEN FOREST TREK
  • GANNORUWA HISTORICAL EXPEDITION
  • JAMES TAYLOR’S TEA TRAIL
  • DINE IN THE WOODS
  • DINE IN AT THE BELVEDERE
  • MEET THE BRASS CRAFTER

CINNAMON WILD YALA

  • BIRD WATCHING – PALATUPANA
  • BIRD WATCHING– BUNDALA NATIONAL PARK
  • DISCOVER THE SURROUNDINGS – GUIDED NATURE WALK
  • SITULPAWWA – ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE
  • YALA NIGHTS – INFRARED NIGHT VISION DRIVE
  • THREE LAKES REVISITED
  • YALA NATIONAL PARK – GAME DRIVE
  • A MORNING WITH A DAIRY FARMER
  • FULL-DAY SAFARI

CINNAMON LODGE HABARANA

HABARANA VILLAGE BY CINNAMON

  • BIRD WATCHING
  • EXPLORE THE BUTTERFLY GARDEN
  • ELEPHANT SAFARI
  • ELEPHANT RIDE
  • VILLAGE TRAIL
  • NIGHT WALK
  • PRIMATE WATCH
  • WORK WITH AN ASIAN ELEPHANT
  • COUNTRY ROADS TOUR
  • VISIT THE GATHERING

CINNAMON GRAND COLOMBO

CINNAMON RED COLOMBO

CINNAMON LAKESIDE COLOMBO

  • A PHOTOGRAPHIC CITY TOUR
  • STREET FOOD TOUR OF COLOMBO
  • SCENIC TOUR WITH CINNAMON AIR
  • CINNAMON PUB HOPPING
  • BIRDS & BUTTERFLIES - THALANGAMA TANK
  • NUGA GAMA COOKING EXPERIENCE
  • AL-FRESCO DINING WITH CHEF
  • GAMING TOUR OF COLOMBO
  • COLOMBO ON VINTAGE WHEELS
  • SPIRITUAL TOUR
  • ASK THE GENIE
  • CULTURAL DANCE AND SL PERCUSSION SESSION
  • CINNAMON CLUB PASS

CINNAMON BEY BERUWALA

  • ASPECTS OF THE SEA
  • VISIT TO PAVURUKANDA

BENTOTA BEACH BY CINNAMON

  • ASPECTS OF THE SEA

CINNAMON HAKURAA HURAA MALDIVES

  • LOVER’S DECK: OVER-WATER DINING
  • CHAMPAGNE BREAKFAST IN ROOM
  • PRIVATE DINING ON BEACH
  • TREETOP DINNER: ELEVATED ON THE BEACH
  • PRIVATE BBQ
  • HILLTOP: SPECIAL SUNSET DINNERS FOR 2
  • BODU BERU TRADITIONAL DRUMS
  • DEEP SEA FISHING/BIG GAME FISHING
  • SUNSET / SUNRISE FISHING
  • DOLPHIN WATCHING
  • ISLAND HOPPING BY SPEEDBOAT / DHONI
  • SNORKELLING SAFARI
  • CHARIOT RIDE
  • GUIDED RESORT TOUR
  • ADAM & EVE’S PARADISE (VISIT TO UNINHABITED ISLAND)
  • SCUBA DIVING
  • PADI CERTIFICATIONS
  • WATERSPORTS

CINNAMON DHONVELI MALDIVES

  • SUNSET FISHING
  • TURTLE WATCHING (THROUGHOUT THE YEAR)
  • MANTA SNORKELLING (APRIL – JULY)
  • PHOTO FLIGHT
  • MALE CITY TOUR
  • SPECIAL PVT EXCURSION: ISLAND HOPPING TOUR (HIMMAFUSHI& PARADISE ISLAND RESORT)
  • ROMANTIC DOLPHIN EXCURSION
  • MALE EXCURSION WITH SUBMARINE
  • DOLPHIN SAFARI
  • BIG GAME FISHING
  • DISCOVER MALDIVES: ISLAND VISIT
  • NIGHT FISHING
  • MALE EXCURSION WITH SUBMARINE (HAVE A SUBMARINE TO GO)
  • DHONI SUNSET CRUISE
  • MALDIVIAN CULTURAL SHOW
  • FUN TUBE
  • BANANA RIDES
  • KAYAKING (SINGLE AND DOUBLE)
  • PEDAL BOAT
  • JET SKIING
  • CATAMARAN RIDES
  • WIND SURFING
  • WAKE BOARDING
  • WATER SKIING
  • SCUBA DIVING
  • PADI CERTIFICATIONS
  • KIDS’ PLAY AREA
  • SURFING AT PASTA POINT, THE BEST SURF IN THE REGION

ELLAIDHOO MALDIVES BY CINNAMON

  • EVENING FISH FEEDING
  • LATE NIGHT FISH FEEDING FROM JETTY
  • EXTENSIVE ORGANIC VEG + FRUIT GARDEN
  • NIGHT FISHING
  • BIG GAME FISHING
  • SUNRISE FISHING
  • SUNSET FISHING
  • ISLAND HOPPING (HANGNAAMEEDHOO IS ONE OF THE ISLANDS: SOUVENIER SHOP, MOSQUES)
  • DOLPHIN WATCHING
  • SANDBANK PICNIC
  • ADAM AND EVE ISLAND (UNINHABITED ISLAND, SMALL HOUSE, DAY BED, BADMINTON COURT, PACKED LUNCH, NO ALCOHOL PERMITTED, MOBILE PHONE PROVIDED. ONLY GIVEN TO ONE COUPLE AT A TIME)
  • ISLAND HIDEAWAY
  • DOLPHIN SAFARI
  • LOVER’S DECK (HUT FOR A ROMANTIC PRIVATE DINNER)
  • SPECIAL PRIVATE DINING OPTIONS ON BEACH
  • GALA DINNER (TWICE A MONTH)
  • BUBBLY BREAKFAST
  • CANDLE-LIT DINNER, COMPLIMENTARY WINE, 5-COURSE MEAL
  • ROMANTIC BEACH DINNER (PVT BUTLER + CHEF + SPARKLING WINE)
  • DHONI DINNER (SPECIAL MEAL ON TRADITIONAL MALDIVIAN BOAT)
  • 4-COURSE LOBSTER DINNER
  • PRAWN DINNER
  • SEAFOOD DINNER
  • SEAFOOD BBQ DINNER WITH LIVE COOKING (5 VARIETIES OF FISH + OTHER SEAFOOD)
  • WET PARTY
  • MOVIE NIGHTS
  • DIVER’S NIGHT
  • 24-HOUR SCUBA DIVING AT THE WORLD’S BEST REEF
  • PADI CERTIFICATIONS
  • NIGHT SNORKELLING
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Little Adam’s Peak

While on a boat ride along the Bentota River, break journey at the foot of Pahuru Kanda (mountain), and trek to its peak. Atop the mountain lies a small temple that holds a replica of the footprint of Lord Buddha, similar to that which is found atop the sacred Adam’s peak. During your expedition, you will meet lone fishermen, witness temporary shelters of the fishing community alongside the river, and stroll down the still waters through the mangroves. This exciting trek will be an unforgettable experience as the view of the valley below is breath-taking once you get to the top of the mountain.

DURATION OF EXCURSION:

  • 4.5 Hours Minimum

DISTANCE FROM HOTEL:

  • Approx. 4-5 km

TIME OF DEPARTURE:

  • 0630 hours (Morning) 

While on a boat ride along the Bentota River, break journey at the foot of Pahuru Kanda (mountain), and trek to its peak. Atop the mountain lies a small…

While on a boat ride along the Bentota River, break journey at the foot of Pahuru Kanda (mountain), and trek to its peak. Atop the mountain lies a small temple that holds a replica of the footprint of Lord Buddha, similar to that which is found atop the sacred Adam’s peak. During your expedition, you will meet lone fishermen, witness temporary shelters of the fishing community alongside the river, and stroll down the still waters through the mangroves. This exciting trek will be an unforgettable experience as the view of the valley below is breath-taking once you get to the top of the mountain.

DURATION OF EXCURSION:

  • 4.5 Hours Minimum

DISTANCE FROM HOTEL:

  • Approx. 4-5 km

TIME OF DEPARTURE:

  • 0630 hours (Morning) 
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EXPLORE THE BUTTERFLY GARDEN

Go on a morning walk with the butterflies as they grace the natural garden with their presence.

DURATION OF EXCURSION
45 Minutes

TIME OF DEPARTURE
MORNING HOURS (Before 1200 Hours)

LOCATION
HABARANA COMPLEX

RATES

1 – 3 PAX
USD 30.00 *PER GROUP

4 & Above
USD 45.00 *PER GROUP

*Rate includes all taxes and accompanying naturalist’s fee.
*Rates valid only till 31, March 2016

Go on a morning walk with the butterflies as they grace the natural garden with their presence. DURATION OF EXCURSION 45 Minutes TIME OF DEPARTURE MORNING…

Go on a morning walk with the butterflies as they grace the natural garden with their presence.

DURATION OF EXCURSION
45 Minutes

TIME OF DEPARTURE
MORNING HOURS (Before 1200 Hours)

LOCATION
HABARANA COMPLEX

RATES

1 – 3 PAX
USD 30.00 *PER GROUP

4 & Above
USD 45.00 *PER GROUP

*Rate includes all taxes and accompanying naturalist’s fee.
*Rates valid only till 31, March 2016

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BIRD WATCHING

25 acres of bird life, spread across the dusty greenery of the dry zone. Here, amidst the floating lotus, and the giant Kumbuk trees, winged wonders open their feathers up to the skies, welcoming you to experience them as you never have before.

DURATION OF EXCURSION
MINIMUM 1 ½ HOURS

LOCATION
CINNAMON LODGE HABARANA

TIME OF DEPARTURE
0700 hours (Morning) & 1500 hours (Evening)

RATES

1 PAX & ABOVE
USD 15.00 *PER PERSON

*Rate includes all taxes, binoculars and accompanying naturalist’s fee
*Rates valid only till 31, March 2016

25 acres of bird life, spread across the dusty greenery of the dry zone. Here, amidst the floating lotus, and the giant Kumbuk trees, winged wonders open…

25 acres of bird life, spread across the dusty greenery of the dry zone. Here, amidst the floating lotus, and the giant Kumbuk trees, winged wonders open their feathers up to the skies, welcoming you to experience them as you never have before.

DURATION OF EXCURSION
MINIMUM 1 ½ HOURS

LOCATION
CINNAMON LODGE HABARANA

TIME OF DEPARTURE
0700 hours (Morning) & 1500 hours (Evening)

RATES

1 PAX & ABOVE
USD 15.00 *PER PERSON

*Rate includes all taxes, binoculars and accompanying naturalist’s fee
*Rates valid only till 31, March 2016

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GUIDED NATURE WALK

Meet the resident naturalists at Cinnamon Wild Yala, and let them help you rediscover your surroundings. Walk through a nature trail along the resort premises to observe all the mystical creatures and breathtaking views while you trek the unpaved paths and the scrub forest. During your excursion, your very own naturalist field guide will assist you in discovering a variety of birds and animals and walk towards the beach to meet some sea crabs that scurry along near your feet by climbing down the great dunes that protected this location from the Tsunami. If you are one of the few lucky guests, you may even be able to spot a leopard on the hotel rock which is about 400m away from the hotel.

If you are a keen photographer, please feel free to inform your naturalist and he will offer available Canon high-end camera gear or a world famous ‘Beetle Cam’ that you will be able to use during your excursion.

DURATION OF EXCURSION:

  • 1.5 HOURS

LOCATION:

  • CINNAMON WILD, YALA (HOTEL PREMISES)

TIME OF DEPARTURE:

  • 0630 hours (Morning)  1600 hours (Evening)

Meet the resident naturalists at Cinnamon Wild Yala, and let them help you rediscover your surroundings. Walk through a nature trail along the resort…

Meet the resident naturalists at Cinnamon Wild Yala, and let them help you rediscover your surroundings. Walk through a nature trail along the resort premises to observe all the mystical creatures and breathtaking views while you trek the unpaved paths and the scrub forest. During your excursion, your very own naturalist field guide will assist you in discovering a variety of birds and animals and walk towards the beach to meet some sea crabs that scurry along near your feet by climbing down the great dunes that protected this location from the Tsunami. If you are one of the few lucky guests, you may even be able to spot a leopard on the hotel rock which is about 400m away from the hotel.

If you are a keen photographer, please feel free to inform your naturalist and he will offer available Canon high-end camera gear or a world famous ‘Beetle Cam’ that you will be able to use during your excursion.

DURATION OF EXCURSION:

  • 1.5 HOURS

LOCATION:

  • CINNAMON WILD, YALA (HOTEL PREMISES)

TIME OF DEPARTURE:

  • 0630 hours (Morning)  1600 hours (Evening)
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BIRD WATCHING - PALATUPANA

Hidden some distance away from the Yala National Park lies the thrilling escapade that is Palatupana. Discover a lagoon used mostly for salt production, sand dunes that create intricate patterns under the guidance of the wind, and a plethora of marine, mammal, reptile and bird species that flaunt their magnificence when they think no one is watching. The avid bird lover will enjoy sightings of the Little Stint, the Small Pratincole, the Curlew Sandpiper, the Ruddy Turnstone and a variety of the Plover family.

DURATION OF EXCURSION
MINIMUM 2 HOURS

LOCATION
PALATUPANA SALTERN

DISTANCE FROM HOTEL
1 ½ km (10 Min from Hotel)

TIME OF DEPARTURE
0700 hours (Morning) / 1530 hours (Evening)

RATES:

2-3 PAX
USD 40.00 Per Person

4 PAX & ABOVE
USD 35.00 Per Person

*Rate is inclusive of all taxes, jeep ride and accompanying naturalist’s fee.
*Payment can be made in LKR at check-in (via cash or credit card)
*Rate valid only till 31, March 2016

Hidden some distance away from the Yala National Park lies the thrilling escapade that is Palatupana. Discover a lagoon used mostly for salt production,…

Hidden some distance away from the Yala National Park lies the thrilling escapade that is Palatupana. Discover a lagoon used mostly for salt production, sand dunes that create intricate patterns under the guidance of the wind, and a plethora of marine, mammal, reptile and bird species that flaunt their magnificence when they think no one is watching. The avid bird lover will enjoy sightings of the Little Stint, the Small Pratincole, the Curlew Sandpiper, the Ruddy Turnstone and a variety of the Plover family.

DURATION OF EXCURSION
MINIMUM 2 HOURS

LOCATION
PALATUPANA SALTERN

DISTANCE FROM HOTEL
1 ½ km (10 Min from Hotel)

TIME OF DEPARTURE
0700 hours (Morning) / 1530 hours (Evening)

RATES:

2-3 PAX
USD 40.00 Per Person

4 PAX & ABOVE
USD 35.00 Per Person

*Rate is inclusive of all taxes, jeep ride and accompanying naturalist’s fee.
*Payment can be made in LKR at check-in (via cash or credit card)
*Rate valid only till 31, March 2016

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BIRD WATCHING – BUNDALA NATIONAL PARK

The five lagoons of Bundala National Park play host to about 324 species of creatures, great and small. This vast area is ripe for exploration and filled with surprising new discoveries on every journey. It is also the home of about 197 species of bird, of which 58 are migratory.

DURATION OF EXCURSION
MINIMUM 3 HOURS

LOCATION
BUNDALA NATIONAL PARK

DISTANCE FROM HOTEL
APPROX 35km

TIME OF DEPARTURE
0530 hours

RATES:

1 PAX
USD 115.00 Per Person STANDARD
USD 125.00 Per Person LUXURY

2-3 PAX
USD 80.00 Per Person STANDARD
USD 90.00 Per Person LUXURY

4 PAX & ABOVE
USD 65.00 Per Person STANDARD
USD 75.00 Per Person LUXURY

*Rate is inclusive of all taxes and park fee.
*Payment can be made in LKR at check-in (via cash or credit card)
*Rates valid till 31, March 2016

The five lagoons of Bundala National Park play host to about 324 species of creatures, great and small. This vast area is ripe for exploration and filled…

The five lagoons of Bundala National Park play host to about 324 species of creatures, great and small. This vast area is ripe for exploration and filled with surprising new discoveries on every journey. It is also the home of about 197 species of bird, of which 58 are migratory.

DURATION OF EXCURSION
MINIMUM 3 HOURS

LOCATION
BUNDALA NATIONAL PARK

DISTANCE FROM HOTEL
APPROX 35km

TIME OF DEPARTURE
0530 hours

RATES:

1 PAX
USD 115.00 Per Person STANDARD
USD 125.00 Per Person LUXURY

2-3 PAX
USD 80.00 Per Person STANDARD
USD 90.00 Per Person LUXURY

4 PAX & ABOVE
USD 65.00 Per Person STANDARD
USD 75.00 Per Person LUXURY

*Rate is inclusive of all taxes and park fee.
*Payment can be made in LKR at check-in (via cash or credit card)
*Rates valid till 31, March 2016

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DISCOVER KANDY

Discover the last kingdom of Sri Lanka - Kandy. Stroll around the Kandy Lake built by the last king, Sri Wickrama Raja Singha in 1798, look down from the Kandy view point on the Peradeniya mountain area through Hantana and scenic view of Peradeniya University. Visit the Kandy town and Bazaar/market, photograph people, culture and the Sacred Temple of the Tooth. A visit to the tea museum will be included on all days except Mondays.       

A visit to the following sites can be arranged on request;

  • Peradeniya Royal Botanical Garden
  • UdawatteKele Sanctuary                                      

DURATION OF EXCURSION:

  • Minimum 3.5 HOURS

DISTANCE FROM HOTEL:

  • Approx. 15 KM

TIME OF DEPARTURE:

  • Anytime during 0730 Hours – 1500 Hours

Discover the last kingdom of Sri Lanka - Kandy. Stroll around the Kandy Lake built by the last king, Sri Wickrama Raja Singha in 1798, look down from…

Discover the last kingdom of Sri Lanka - Kandy. Stroll around the Kandy Lake built by the last king, Sri Wickrama Raja Singha in 1798, look down from the Kandy view point on the Peradeniya mountain area through Hantana and scenic view of Peradeniya University. Visit the Kandy town and Bazaar/market, photograph people, culture and the Sacred Temple of the Tooth. A visit to the tea museum will be included on all days except Mondays.       

A visit to the following sites can be arranged on request;

  • Peradeniya Royal Botanical Garden
  • UdawatteKele Sanctuary                                      

DURATION OF EXCURSION:

  • Minimum 3.5 HOURS

DISTANCE FROM HOTEL:

  • Approx. 15 KM

TIME OF DEPARTURE:

  • Anytime during 0730 Hours – 1500 Hours
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EXPLORE GANNORUWA

Famed for not only its unique ecosystem but also for the fierce battle of Gannarowa against the Portuguese that took place here in 1638, the Gannoruwa “Dividos Gala Forest” is truly an adventure-filled location.

 Trek through the rocky outcrops of the remnant forest patch to witness various endemic flora and fauna and explore the area where the historical figure King Rajasinghe II secured the country’s independence from the Portuguese invaders. And when the exploring and the learning end, the relaxing boat ride begins… Hop on a boat for a relaxing stroll down the great Mahaweli River for some bird watching – a perfect combination of activities with the assistance of the in-house naturalists.

 Other excursions include:

  1. Scenic Tour to the Knuckles Mountain Range
  2. The Sunrise at Adams Peak (Early Morning Climb)

DURATION OF EXCURSION:

  • 2- 3 HOURS

LOCATION:

  • GANNORUWA, KANDY

DISTANCE FROM HOTEL:

  • Approx. 10 KM

TIME OF DEPARTURE:

  • 0700 Hours / 1500 Hours

Famed for not only its unique ecosystem but also for the fierce battle of Gannarowa against the Portuguese that took place here in 1638, the Gannoruwa…

Famed for not only its unique ecosystem but also for the fierce battle of Gannarowa against the Portuguese that took place here in 1638, the Gannoruwa “Dividos Gala Forest” is truly an adventure-filled location.

 Trek through the rocky outcrops of the remnant forest patch to witness various endemic flora and fauna and explore the area where the historical figure King Rajasinghe II secured the country’s independence from the Portuguese invaders. And when the exploring and the learning end, the relaxing boat ride begins… Hop on a boat for a relaxing stroll down the great Mahaweli River for some bird watching – a perfect combination of activities with the assistance of the in-house naturalists.

 Other excursions include:

  1. Scenic Tour to the Knuckles Mountain Range
  2. The Sunrise at Adams Peak (Early Morning Climb)

DURATION OF EXCURSION:

  • 2- 3 HOURS

LOCATION:

  • GANNORUWA, KANDY

DISTANCE FROM HOTEL:

  • Approx. 10 KM

TIME OF DEPARTURE:

  • 0700 Hours / 1500 Hours
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FORBIDDEN FOREST TRAIL – UDAWATTA KELE SANCTUARY

Just half an hour away from the luxury of Cinnamon Citadel Kandy, is a luscious forest reserve with high canopies and bio-diversity that tells you a story of the ancient Kandyan royalty. Once a Royal Park forbidden to commoners, the Udawattakele Sanctuary was exclusively for the use of aristocrats. The various treks offered ranges from a short and sweet Lovers’ Walk to Lady McCarthy's drive, Lady Torrington's road, or Lady Gordon's road. Trek through the semi-wilderness to experience the wet zone winds against your face while you witness much of its endemic bio-diversity.

During the trek, you will discover medieval rock shelter dwellings of Buddhist monk hermits, Garrison Cemetery – A British military burial ground and a variety of over 400 plant species, 70 bird species, 32 species of butterflies and various mammal species.

DURATION OF EXCURSION:

  • MINIMUM 2 HOURS

DISTANCE FROM HOTEL:

  • Approx. 6-7 KM

TIME OF DEPARTURE:

  • 0700 Hours / 1500 Hours

Just half an hour away from the luxury of Cinnamon Citadel Kandy, is a luscious forest reserve with high canopies and bio-diversity that tells you a story…

Just half an hour away from the luxury of Cinnamon Citadel Kandy, is a luscious forest reserve with high canopies and bio-diversity that tells you a story of the ancient Kandyan royalty. Once a Royal Park forbidden to commoners, the Udawattakele Sanctuary was exclusively for the use of aristocrats. The various treks offered ranges from a short and sweet Lovers’ Walk to Lady McCarthy's drive, Lady Torrington's road, or Lady Gordon's road. Trek through the semi-wilderness to experience the wet zone winds against your face while you witness much of its endemic bio-diversity.

During the trek, you will discover medieval rock shelter dwellings of Buddhist monk hermits, Garrison Cemetery – A British military burial ground and a variety of over 400 plant species, 70 bird species, 32 species of butterflies and various mammal species.

DURATION OF EXCURSION:

  • MINIMUM 2 HOURS

DISTANCE FROM HOTEL:

  • Approx. 6-7 KM

TIME OF DEPARTURE:

  • 0700 Hours / 1500 Hours
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SCENIC TOUR TO KNUCKLES MOUNTAIN RANGE

Begin your trek beneath the Knuckles Mountain Range and all the way up to the Riverstone Radio Tower, and beyond. Your journey promises to be a vision of butterflies, birds and endemic plant species, all part of the Knuckles National Heritage and Wilderness Area.

DURATION OF EXCURSION
8.5 HOURS (Approx) will vary

LOCATION
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS, KANDY

DISTANCE FROM HOTEL
APPROXIMATELY 50KM

TIME OF DEPARTURE
0700 HOURS – FROM CINNAMON CITADEL

RATES

Minimum 2 – 3 PAX
USD 95.00 Per Person

4 PAX & Above
USD 85.00 Per Person

*Only valid till 31st March 2016.
*Inclusive of accompanying naturalist’s fee, transport, light snacks and a bottle of water.

Begin your trek beneath the Knuckles Mountain Range and all the way up to the Riverstone Radio Tower, and beyond. Your journey promises to be a vision…

Begin your trek beneath the Knuckles Mountain Range and all the way up to the Riverstone Radio Tower, and beyond. Your journey promises to be a vision of butterflies, birds and endemic plant species, all part of the Knuckles National Heritage and Wilderness Area.

DURATION OF EXCURSION
8.5 HOURS (Approx) will vary

LOCATION
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS, KANDY

DISTANCE FROM HOTEL
APPROXIMATELY 50KM

TIME OF DEPARTURE
0700 HOURS – FROM CINNAMON CITADEL

RATES

Minimum 2 – 3 PAX
USD 95.00 Per Person

4 PAX & Above
USD 85.00 Per Person

*Only valid till 31st March 2016.
*Inclusive of accompanying naturalist’s fee, transport, light snacks and a bottle of water.

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Dive School

There is a world beneath the water that only a diver knows is better in diversity and colour than the one we live on. Also, ourMeemu Atoll has been known for its unusual reef formation and endemic marine life. Feel an adrenalin rush as a giant manta glides by, or encounter a whale shark on a hunt at night. For those of you who think otherwise, rest assured that they are harmless species going about their business as you dive into their waters. We organize two daily boat diveexcursions at 9:00 am and 2:30pm thatvisitgiris, thilas, channels, out reefs and drop-offs in the surrounding area. 2-tank dives, full day trips and night dives are all regular weekly activities. Should you wish to be certified as a diver, we also offer PADI open water courses at Dive & Sail.

Opening Hours:

  • Morning – 8:00 am to 12:00 noon
  • Afternoon – 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

For more information, please visit:
www.alfonsstraub.com

There is a world beneath the water that only a diver knows is better in diversity and colour than the one we live on. Also, ourMeemu Atoll has been known…

There is a world beneath the water that only a diver knows is better in diversity and colour than the one we live on. Also, ourMeemu Atoll has been known for its unusual reef formation and endemic marine life. Feel an adrenalin rush as a giant manta glides by, or encounter a whale shark on a hunt at night. For those of you who think otherwise, rest assured that they are harmless species going about their business as you dive into their waters. We organize two daily boat diveexcursions at 9:00 am and 2:30pm thatvisitgiris, thilas, channels, out reefs and drop-offs in the surrounding area. 2-tank dives, full day trips and night dives are all regular weekly activities. Should you wish to be certified as a diver, we also offer PADI open water courses at Dive & Sail.

Opening Hours:

  • Morning – 8:00 am to 12:00 noon
  • Afternoon – 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

For more information, please visit:
www.alfonsstraub.com

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Water Sports

Our extensive water sports centre at Cinnamon Hakuraa Huraa is designed for those of you who love the constant action of the ocean that surrounds us. In fact there seem to be no end to marine ventures here as we offerfishing, diving, snorkeling, dhoni rides, island hopping, offshore weddings, catamaran rides, jet skiing, wind surfing, stand up and paddle, canoeing, kayaking and paddle boating. If the quiet of the island gets a little too much, belt up and head out for some exciting water action.

Opening Hours:

  • Morning – 8:00 am to 12:00 noon
  • Afternoon – 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Our extensive water sports centre at Cinnamon Hakuraa Huraa is designed for those of you who love the constant action of the ocean that surrounds us.…

Our extensive water sports centre at Cinnamon Hakuraa Huraa is designed for those of you who love the constant action of the ocean that surrounds us. In fact there seem to be no end to marine ventures here as we offerfishing, diving, snorkeling, dhoni rides, island hopping, offshore weddings, catamaran rides, jet skiing, wind surfing, stand up and paddle, canoeing, kayaking and paddle boating. If the quiet of the island gets a little too much, belt up and head out for some exciting water action.

Opening Hours:

  • Morning – 8:00 am to 12:00 noon
  • Afternoon – 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
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DOLPHIN WATCHING By speedboat

The Meemu Atoll is an undoubtedly great place for Dolphin Watching. Our resident experts will take you out racing through the ocean on a speedboat and right into the heart of action as schools of dolphins cut through the water, perform back-flips and more. This is one boat trip you don’t want to miss out on!

  • 10:00 am – 11:30 am or 4:00 pm – 5:30pm
  • Minimum 06pax          
  • Rate: US$ 75/-P.P

The Meemu Atoll is an undoubtedly great place for Dolphin Watching. Our resident experts will take you out racing through the ocean on a speedboat and…

The Meemu Atoll is an undoubtedly great place for Dolphin Watching. Our resident experts will take you out racing through the ocean on a speedboat and right into the heart of action as schools of dolphins cut through the water, perform back-flips and more. This is one boat trip you don’t want to miss out on!

  • 10:00 am – 11:30 am or 4:00 pm – 5:30pm
  • Minimum 06pax          
  • Rate: US$ 75/-P.P
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Dive School

One of the great things about Cinnamon Dhonveli is its location, not merely in terms of proximity to the mainland but also because it neighbours some of the greatest dive sites in this part of the world including HP Reef & Banana Reef. Run by Meredis Dive & Relax, a member of the PADI Internation Resort Association and a PADI 5-Star Gold-Palm Resort. Located close to the entrance of the resort, Meredis offers a host of snorkeling and diving options for newcomers and certified divers alike. The discovery of colour, shape, form and species underwater is an indescribable thing. The best possible way to attempt to explain what it is like would be to tell you that you’d probably find the rest of the world an absolute bore once you’ve been down there.

 Here’s a quick look at the diverse range Meredis has on offer at Cinnamon Dhonveli:

  • A choice of 25 dive sites
  • Night Diving
  • All PADI courses from Open Water to Assistant Instructor
  • Special training programmes for children
  • Underwater Photo and Camera Service
  • Daily “ free try dives” in the lagoon
  • Guided Snorkeling Trips
  • Guided sunset and night snorkeling trips
  • Complete range of PADI courses from Open Water Diver to Assistant Instructor

Opening Hours:

8:30 am – 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm (Daily)

For more information, please visit:
www.meridis.de

One of the great things about Cinnamon Dhonveli is its location, not merely in terms of proximity to the mainland but also because it neighbours some…

One of the great things about Cinnamon Dhonveli is its location, not merely in terms of proximity to the mainland but also because it neighbours some of the greatest dive sites in this part of the world including HP Reef & Banana Reef. Run by Meredis Dive & Relax, a member of the PADI Internation Resort Association and a PADI 5-Star Gold-Palm Resort. Located close to the entrance of the resort, Meredis offers a host of snorkeling and diving options for newcomers and certified divers alike. The discovery of colour, shape, form and species underwater is an indescribable thing. The best possible way to attempt to explain what it is like would be to tell you that you’d probably find the rest of the world an absolute bore once you’ve been down there.

 Here’s a quick look at the diverse range Meredis has on offer at Cinnamon Dhonveli:

  • A choice of 25 dive sites
  • Night Diving
  • All PADI courses from Open Water to Assistant Instructor
  • Special training programmes for children
  • Underwater Photo and Camera Service
  • Daily “ free try dives” in the lagoon
  • Guided Snorkeling Trips
  • Guided sunset and night snorkeling trips
  • Complete range of PADI courses from Open Water Diver to Assistant Instructor

Opening Hours:

8:30 am – 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm (Daily)

For more information, please visit:
www.meridis.de

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Water Sports

Dive head first into paradise with the wide selection of watersports activities we have on offer here at Cinnamon Dhonveli. Living on a remote island most certainly has its benefits and you won’t feel landlocked for long if you get on a jetskii and rip through the ocean for a mad rush of adrenalin. Maldives has been consistenly famous for the great selection of water sports activities and here on our island, we have it all.

 Here are some of the watersports you can indulge in while you’re with us:

  • Fun Tubing
  • Banana Boating
  • Kayaking (Single & Double)
  • Pedal Boating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Stand Up & Paddle
  • Catamaran Rides
  • Wind Surfing
  • Wake Boarding
  • Water Skiing
  • Zayaking

Dive head first into paradise with the wide selection of watersports activities we have on offer here at Cinnamon Dhonveli. Living on a remote island…

Dive head first into paradise with the wide selection of watersports activities we have on offer here at Cinnamon Dhonveli. Living on a remote island most certainly has its benefits and you won’t feel landlocked for long if you get on a jetskii and rip through the ocean for a mad rush of adrenalin. Maldives has been consistenly famous for the great selection of water sports activities and here on our island, we have it all.

 Here are some of the watersports you can indulge in while you’re with us:

  • Fun Tubing
  • Banana Boating
  • Kayaking (Single & Double)
  • Pedal Boating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Stand Up & Paddle
  • Catamaran Rides
  • Wind Surfing
  • Wake Boarding
  • Water Skiing
  • Zayaking
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Surfing with Atoll Travel

It isn’t a secret that we are the best resort in the Maldives for surfing – in fact Pasta Point is one of the top surfing locations in the world. The world class surfers we attract and the international surfing competitions that find a home at Dhonveli are more than testament to this fact. Add to that, Pasta Point at Dhonveli was a favourite location of the Father of Surfing, Tony Hinde who discovered the location when shipwrecked here in the 70s. As a result, it now brings in a great group of surfers who keep coming back every year. Atoll Travel, our partner who manages and runs the surfing operation at Cinnamon Dhonveli also maintain a strict sustainable surfing policy, allowing no more than thirty surfers on the island at a given time. Atoll Travel organizes a complete service including boat transfers to the island and surfing guides during the long surfing season on the island. The warm waters, clean environment and imcomparable rush of adrenalin combine to make Pasta Point the most coveted surf in the world.

Kindly be advised that Surfing related packages at Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives are booked exclusively by Atoll Travel who provide a complete surf and accommodation package for all surfing guests. 

Atoll Travel (Pte) Ltd
International Phone: + 61 3 5682 1088
International Fax: + 61 3 5682 1202
Toll Free: 1 800 622 310 (Australia)
Email: info@atolltravel.com
Web: www.atolltravel.com

It isn’t a secret that we are the best resort in the Maldives for surfing – in fact Pasta Point is one of the top surfing locations in the world. The…

It isn’t a secret that we are the best resort in the Maldives for surfing – in fact Pasta Point is one of the top surfing locations in the world. The world class surfers we attract and the international surfing competitions that find a home at Dhonveli are more than testament to this fact. Add to that, Pasta Point at Dhonveli was a favourite location of the Father of Surfing, Tony Hinde who discovered the location when shipwrecked here in the 70s. As a result, it now brings in a great group of surfers who keep coming back every year. Atoll Travel, our partner who manages and runs the surfing operation at Cinnamon Dhonveli also maintain a strict sustainable surfing policy, allowing no more than thirty surfers on the island at a given time. Atoll Travel organizes a complete service including boat transfers to the island and surfing guides during the long surfing season on the island. The warm waters, clean environment and imcomparable rush of adrenalin combine to make Pasta Point the most coveted surf in the world.

Kindly be advised that Surfing related packages at Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives are booked exclusively by Atoll Travel who provide a complete surf and accommodation package for all surfing guests. 

Atoll Travel (Pte) Ltd
International Phone: + 61 3 5682 1088
International Fax: + 61 3 5682 1202
Toll Free: 1 800 622 310 (Australia)
Email: info@atolltravel.com
Web: www.atolltravel.com

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Scuba Diving in Hikkaduwa

The depths of the Indian Ocean hold as many mysteries as the land above it. Venture into the dark corners of the ocean floor and witness moments of history — reef and wreckage alike — that have been swallowed whole into a life aquatic.

DURATION OF EXCURSION
VARIES ACCORDING TO ACTIVITY

LOCATION
HIKKADUWA – Hikka Tranz by Cinnamon

TIME OF DEPARTURE
TO BE DISCUSSED WITH THE INSTRUCTOR

*All divers should hold the PADI certification.

RATE
Per Diver/ Per Person: USD 50

The depths of the Indian Ocean hold as many mysteries as the land above it. Venture into the dark corners of the ocean floor and witness moments of history…

The depths of the Indian Ocean hold as many mysteries as the land above it. Venture into the dark corners of the ocean floor and witness moments of history — reef and wreckage alike — that have been swallowed whole into a life aquatic.

DURATION OF EXCURSION
VARIES ACCORDING TO ACTIVITY

LOCATION
HIKKADUWA – Hikka Tranz by Cinnamon

TIME OF DEPARTURE
TO BE DISCUSSED WITH THE INSTRUCTOR

*All divers should hold the PADI certification.

RATE
Per Diver/ Per Person: USD 50

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Cinnamon Trail - Dodandoowa

An enormous and picturesque lagoon, speckled with mangrove islands, the Rathgama Lagoon sits just 5 kilometres away from Benthota. Begin your journey on a catamaran boat (canoe) and experience a traditional method of transportation on water. During this boat ride you will travel back in time to a 200-year old Buddhist temple and understand the Buddhist way of life. You will also get a glimpse of traditional livelihoods such as the segregation of the coir fibre from the coconut husks to make ropes; the harvesting and complex preparation of Sri Lanka’s legendary spice, Cinnamon; and traditional fishing methods. Moreover, the lagoon presents an excellent opportunity for bird watching. During your excursion, you will visit the Cinnamon Peeling Centre and meet the Cinnamon peelers.

DURATION OF EXCURSION:

  • MINIMUM 3.5 HOURS

DISTANCE FROM HOTEL:

  • Approx. 5 KM

TIME OF DEPARTURE:

  • 0630 hours (Morning) / 1500 hours (Evening) 

An enormous and picturesque lagoon, speckled with mangrove islands, the Rathgama Lagoon sits just 5 kilometres away from Benthota. Begin your journey…

An enormous and picturesque lagoon, speckled with mangrove islands, the Rathgama Lagoon sits just 5 kilometres away from Benthota. Begin your journey on a catamaran boat (canoe) and experience a traditional method of transportation on water. During this boat ride you will travel back in time to a 200-year old Buddhist temple and understand the Buddhist way of life. You will also get a glimpse of traditional livelihoods such as the segregation of the coir fibre from the coconut husks to make ropes; the harvesting and complex preparation of Sri Lanka’s legendary spice, Cinnamon; and traditional fishing methods. Moreover, the lagoon presents an excellent opportunity for bird watching. During your excursion, you will visit the Cinnamon Peeling Centre and meet the Cinnamon peelers.

DURATION OF EXCURSION:

  • MINIMUM 3.5 HOURS

DISTANCE FROM HOTEL:

  • Approx. 5 KM

TIME OF DEPARTURE:

  • 0630 hours (Morning) / 1500 hours (Evening) 
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REDISCOVER TRINCO ON BOAT

Explore the forgotten nooks and corners of Trincomalee. Catch a sailboat ride with one of our naturalists and let the exploration begin. Observe the pilgrims as they gather for worship on Swami Rock, where the sun brings to life the handcrafted statue of the Buddha, as you glide into a moment of history at the old fortress. You’ll know your journey is done when you’re sailing into the sunset.

DURATION
MIN. 2 HOURS

LOCATION
TRINCO BLU BY CINNAMON

DISTANCE FROM HOTEL
2 KM (APPROX)

TIME OF DEPARTURE
1500 HOURS

WHAT YOU MAY SEE

  • Salli Kovil
  • Swami Rock/Koneswaram Temple/Lover’s Leap
  • Fort Fredrick
  • Fish Market and Fishing Village

RATES

2-3 PAX
USD 50.00 Per Person

4-5 PAX
USD 25.00 Per Person

*Only valid until 31, March 2016.
*Inclusive of boat ride and taxes.

Explore the forgotten nooks and corners of Trincomalee. Catch a sailboat ride with one of our naturalists and let the exploration begin. Observe the pilgrims…

Explore the forgotten nooks and corners of Trincomalee. Catch a sailboat ride with one of our naturalists and let the exploration begin. Observe the pilgrims as they gather for worship on Swami Rock, where the sun brings to life the handcrafted statue of the Buddha, as you glide into a moment of history at the old fortress. You’ll know your journey is done when you’re sailing into the sunset.

DURATION
MIN. 2 HOURS

LOCATION
TRINCO BLU BY CINNAMON

DISTANCE FROM HOTEL
2 KM (APPROX)

TIME OF DEPARTURE
1500 HOURS

WHAT YOU MAY SEE

  • Salli Kovil
  • Swami Rock/Koneswaram Temple/Lover’s Leap
  • Fort Fredrick
  • Fish Market and Fishing Village

RATES

2-3 PAX
USD 50.00 Per Person

4-5 PAX
USD 25.00 Per Person

*Only valid until 31, March 2016.
*Inclusive of boat ride and taxes.

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DISCOVER THE CITY BY THE SEA – CITY TOUR

The beaches of Trinco are full of serene surprises for the eyes to behold. Go on an expedition that will take you through the Hot springs, Commonwealth War Cemetery, Harbour Mouth, Fish Market, Fort Fredrick, Koneswaram Temple, Lovers Leap and Swami Rock.

DURATION
3 HOURS

DISTANCE FROM HOTEL
30 KM (APPROX)

TIME OF DEPARTURE
0900 HOURS / 1500 HOURS

RATES

1-3 PAX
USD 40.00 Per Person

4 PAX
AboveUSD 30.00 Per Person

*Only valid until 31, March 2016.
*Inclusive of transport and accompanying naturalist’s fee.

The beaches of Trinco are full of serene surprises for the eyes to behold. Go on an expedition that will take you through the Hot springs, Commonwealth…

The beaches of Trinco are full of serene surprises for the eyes to behold. Go on an expedition that will take you through the Hot springs, Commonwealth War Cemetery, Harbour Mouth, Fish Market, Fort Fredrick, Koneswaram Temple, Lovers Leap and Swami Rock.

DURATION
3 HOURS

DISTANCE FROM HOTEL
30 KM (APPROX)

TIME OF DEPARTURE
0900 HOURS / 1500 HOURS

RATES

1-3 PAX
USD 40.00 Per Person

4 PAX
AboveUSD 30.00 Per Person

*Only valid until 31, March 2016.
*Inclusive of transport and accompanying naturalist’s fee.

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Dive School &Water sports Centre

It’s no secret why Ellaidhoo is the most popular diving resort in the Maldives. Even for a first timer, this is a great way to first discover the Technicolor world that exists beneath the blue surface of the ocean. And that’s not all – Dive & Sail who have been operating the dive and water sportscentre at Ellaidhoo since 2006 also offer canoeing, snorkeling, boat dives and all levels of PADI certification courses. This fully equipped centre comes with excellent dive instructors and guides who will lead you to the caves and colours that exist just off our resort decks. Jump in, dive down and discover our house reef, an altogether different kind of paradise. You’ll find that turtles, mantas, shark and whales are a constant sight, giving you a mad rush of adrenalin as they pass you by. Dive & Sail is open 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. Drop by if you’re staying at Ellaidhoo and indulge in a free trial dive!

For more information visit: www.alfonsstraub.com

It’s no secret why Ellaidhoo is the most popular diving resort in the Maldives. Even for a first timer, this is a great way to first discover the Technicolor…

It’s no secret why Ellaidhoo is the most popular diving resort in the Maldives. Even for a first timer, this is a great way to first discover the Technicolor world that exists beneath the blue surface of the ocean. And that’s not all – Dive & Sail who have been operating the dive and water sportscentre at Ellaidhoo since 2006 also offer canoeing, snorkeling, boat dives and all levels of PADI certification courses. This fully equipped centre comes with excellent dive instructors and guides who will lead you to the caves and colours that exist just off our resort decks. Jump in, dive down and discover our house reef, an altogether different kind of paradise. You’ll find that turtles, mantas, shark and whales are a constant sight, giving you a mad rush of adrenalin as they pass you by. Dive & Sail is open 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. Drop by if you’re staying at Ellaidhoo and indulge in a free trial dive!

For more information visit: www.alfonsstraub.com

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Sports Complex

While everyone who comes to Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon won’t be an avid diver, we do understand the need to be active even when you’re here for lazy days under the sun. Being on holiday doesn’t mean that you have to give up on your regular workout routine. Work out at our full service gym, pick up a racket and make good use of our tennis, badminton or squash courts. Pick up a book from our library or play a game of pool. You can even join us for an impromptu game of football or cricket at our extensive grounds. We’re an active island and we provide everything you need to be up and going whenever you want to. At Ellaidhoo, the magic is always in the action.

While everyone who comes to Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon won’t be an avid diver, we do understand the need to be active even when you’re here for lazy…

While everyone who comes to Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon won’t be an avid diver, we do understand the need to be active even when you’re here for lazy days under the sun. Being on holiday doesn’t mean that you have to give up on your regular workout routine. Work out at our full service gym, pick up a racket and make good use of our tennis, badminton or squash courts. Pick up a book from our library or play a game of pool. You can even join us for an impromptu game of football or cricket at our extensive grounds. We’re an active island and we provide everything you need to be up and going whenever you want to. At Ellaidhoo, the magic is always in the action.

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Water Sports

The sun and sand are only made better by the action that gets your heart racing now and again. Join in the fun and get down to some water sports when you feel like taking a break from your break.

DURATION OF EXCURSION
VARIES ACCORDING TO ACTIVITY

LOCATION
HOTEL PREMISES | Bentota Beach hotel

TIME OF DEPARTURE
ANY

  • Jet skiing
  • Water Skiing
  • Sea Kayaking
  • Banana Ride
  • Tube Rides

RATES
USD 10 per rider / per person upwards

The sun and sand are only made better by the action that gets your heart racing now and again. Join in the fun and get down to some water sports when…

The sun and sand are only made better by the action that gets your heart racing now and again. Join in the fun and get down to some water sports when you feel like taking a break from your break.

DURATION OF EXCURSION
VARIES ACCORDING TO ACTIVITY

LOCATION
HOTEL PREMISES | Bentota Beach hotel

TIME OF DEPARTURE
ANY

  • Jet skiing
  • Water Skiing
  • Sea Kayaking
  • Banana Ride
  • Tube Rides

RATES
USD 10 per rider / per person upwards

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Little Adam’s Peak

While on a boat ride along the Bentota River, break journey at the foot of Pavuru Kanda (mountain), and trek to its peak. Atop the mountain lies a small temple that holds a replica of the footprint of Lord Buddha, similar to that which is found atop the sacred Adam’s peak. During your expedition, you will meet lone fishermen, witness temporary shelters of the fishing community alongside the river, and stroll down the still waters through the mangroves. This exciting trek will be an unforgettable experience as the view of the valley below is breath-taking once you get to the top of the mountain.

DURATION OF EXCURSION:

  • MINIMUM 3.5 HOURS

DISTANCE FROM HOTEL:

  • Approx. 4-5 km

TIME OF DEPARTURE:

  • 0630 hours (Morning) 

While on a boat ride along the Bentota River, break journey at the foot of Pavuru Kanda (mountain), and trek to its peak. Atop the mountain lies a small…

While on a boat ride along the Bentota River, break journey at the foot of Pavuru Kanda (mountain), and trek to its peak. Atop the mountain lies a small temple that holds a replica of the footprint of Lord Buddha, similar to that which is found atop the sacred Adam’s peak. During your expedition, you will meet lone fishermen, witness temporary shelters of the fishing community alongside the river, and stroll down the still waters through the mangroves. This exciting trek will be an unforgettable experience as the view of the valley below is breath-taking once you get to the top of the mountain.

DURATION OF EXCURSION:

  • MINIMUM 3.5 HOURS

DISTANCE FROM HOTEL:

  • Approx. 4-5 km

TIME OF DEPARTURE:

  • 0630 hours (Morning) 
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