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Sri Lanka to Kuala Lumpur

18-day cruise & stay from £3,890 pp incl. flights


Short description

Discover hidden wonders of Southeast Asia aboard Tradewind Voyages' all-new Golden Horizon

Flexibility Promise

Find out more about our Flexibility Promise, available on all holidays booked by 6th August 2021 for travel up to 30th November 2021.


  • Uncover hidden gems in Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Malaysia or Thailand
  • Cruise aboard the world's largest sailing ship
  • Enjoy comprehensive programme of expert-led excursions
  • Dine in style on menus designed to match your destinations
  • Bookend your cruise with included hotel stays in Colombo and Kuala Lumpur

In Brief

  • 1 Night Colombo
  • 1 Night At sea
  • 1 Night Hambantota
  • 1 Night At sea
  • 1 Night Trincomalee
  • 2 Nights At sea
  • 1 Night Sabang
  • 1 Night Banda Aceh
  • 1 Night At sea
  • 1 Night Ko Adang
  • 1 Night Langkawi
  • 1 Night At sea
  • 2 Nights Port Klang


Recommended for:
Expedition cruise | Ocean cruise

Enjoy the ultimate Asian adventure aboard the world's largest sailing ship, discovering national parks, historic towns and unspoilt beaches. It all begins with a stay in bustling Colombo, where you'll have a chance to relax, explore and look forward to the adventures to come. Then, it's time to set sail, calling into remote ports and hidden bays to discover unique cultures and rare wildlife across the islands and coastlines of Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia. Along the way, you'll be treated to a heady mix of full-board dining, inclusive drinks and a programme of shore excursions led by experts in their field. It all concludes with two nights in Kuala Lumpur, one of the most vibrant and multicultural cities on Earth.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
Depart UK

Start your holiday in style with included airport lounge access before your overnight flight to Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Day 2
Colombo, Sri Lanka

Arrive in Colombo and transfer to your hotel, spending the rest of the day relaxing and exploring at your own pace. Take in the delights of its colonial architecture and leafy boulevards, or choose to relax, perhaps with a dip in the hotel pool as you look forward to the adventures to come.

Stay: Galle Face Hotel, Colombo (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Day 3

Before setting sail this evening, you'll have a full day to explore. Sri Lanka's capital is a wild mix of modern metropolis, traditional temples and old Dutch architecture. This buzzing city has a collection of great museums, including the National Museum that explores the countrys long and varied history, and there's a host of exciting markets, cafés and bars to explore. Colombo is also a brilliant base if you want to visit some of the countrys other exciting cities or top beaches. Head down to Galle, just two hours away, where old Portuguese and Dutch architecture transports you back to another time and the seafood is some of the freshest in Sri Lanka, or head to Hikkaduwa to hit the beach. 

Stay: Golden Horizon

Meals: B D

Day 4

The port town of Hambantota is the gateway to fascinating temples and thrilling wildlife experiences. Yala is one of Sri Lankas oldest and best-loved national parks and on game drives here you could spot elephants, sloth bears, wild boar and leopards, while Udawalawe is home to the remarkable Elephant Transit Home that cares for orphaned elephants until they can be released back into the wild. For an insight into Sri Lankas religious history, climb the 500 or so steps up to the ancient Mulkirigala Rock Temples. Sitting on top of a 673-foot-high rock, temples have existed here in some form for over 2,000 years. Today, Buddha statues and intricate, hand-painted murals adorn the inside of the temples.

Stay: Golden Horizon

Meals: B L D

Day 5
At sea

Sailing to Trincomolee, you'll have a full day at sea – plenty of time to make the most of your ship's facilities, from the gym to the spa to expert lectures on the history, geography and wildlife of your next destination. Be sure to embrace life onboard the world's largest sailing ship, maybe even taking the wheel to feel the force of the winds and currents.

Stay: Golden Horizon

Meals: B L D

Day 6

Historic Trincomalee is known for its deep-water port and cultural sites. The Koneswaram temple is an ancient religious complex, which sits on top of a rocky promontory looking out to sea. The best views here can be found at Lover's Leap, a spot with a sad past that's worshipped by fishermen. Gain an insight into rural life on a trip out of the city to the small village of Hiriwadunna, passing modest huts, paddy fields and banana plantations along the way. In Polonnaruwa, see the well-preserved ruins of ancient Sri Lankan dynasties at an archaeological site, where stupas, palaces and tombs date as far back as the 13th century.

Stay: Golden Horizon

Meals: B L D

Days 7-8
At sea

Enjoy two full days at sea, enjoying more time on board where you'll have time to make use of the spa, pools and gym between delicious meals designed to reflect the destinations of your itinerary.

Stay: Golden Horizon

Meals: B L D

Day 9
Sabang, Indonesia

Sabang, also known as Pulau Weh, is a paradise island of forested hills, bright white beaches and clear, warm waters. The highlight here is the underwater world, which you can explore with a snorkel or diving gear. With exceptional visibility and a variety of subaquatic geography – think deep canyons, rock pinnacles and fabulous marine life. Indeed, with everything from manta rays and sharks to eels and all sorts of colourful fish and corals, getting under water here is a must. On land, take a motorcycle tour of the island starting from the Kilometre Zero monument, which marks the beginning of the Indonesian archipelago.

Stay: Golden Horizon

Meals: B L D

Day 10
Banda Aceh

Banda Aceh was struck by a devastating tsunami in 2004. The poignant and incredibly moving Tsunami Museum is an essential stop, with towering waterfalls that mimic how the waves would have felt and rolling footage of the event. The stunning and ornate Mesjid Raya mosque is also worth a visit. Beyond this northern city lies an under-the-radar natural wonder: Gunung Leuser National Park. Here, the thick rainforest is home to exciting wildlife, such as tigers, elephants and even rhinos. A rhino sighting is rare, but on a day hike you'll see monkeys and orangutans swinging from the branches within this leafy ecosystem.

Stay: Golden Horizon

Meals: B L D

Day 11
At sea

Enjoy another day at sea as you sail towards Ko Adang.

Stay: Golden Horizon

Meals: B L D

Day 12
Ko Adang, Thailand

With tales of pirates and sea gypsies, and thick jungle interiors teeming with wildlife, Ko Adang and neighbouring Ko Rawi are a charming pair of islands in the far south of Thailand. Sitting within the Tarutao National Marine Park, near the Malaysia-Thailand border, these two isles have superb beaches, sparkling warm seas for snorkelling and scuba diving, and stunning views all-round. There's also a sea gypsy village on the eastern side of the island, where you can learn about this unique culture. South of Ko Adang, Tiny Ko Lipe is equally beautiful. Pattaya is the island's main beach and this sheltered bay has chilled-out beachfront restaurants and bars, plus great snorkelling straight from the shore.

Stay: Golden Horizon

Meals: B L D

Day 13
Langkawi, Malaysia

Langkawi has miles of shimmering, silver sands and fabulous beach resorts. But there's plenty more appeal on this Malaysian island. Take the cable car over the virgin rainforest that cloaks Gunung Machinchang, the island's second tallest peak where viewing platforms offer exceptional views over to southern Thailand on a clear day. At the highest point, the Sky Bridge is a thrilling walkway above the forest canopy. The Telaga Tujuh Waterfall is just a 20-minute walk from the bridge and offers a refreshing place to dip your toes before returning down the mountain. For wildlife watching, head to Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, a mangrove forest where you can spot pythons, otters, monitor lizards and bonnet macaques.

Stay: Golden Horizon (Superior)

Meals: B L D

Day 14
At sea

Enjoy another day at sea as you sail towards Port Klang and your journey's end. It's a final chance to enjoy the ship, perhaps taking the helm or simply relaxing and swapping stories of your adventures with your fellow travellers.

Stay: Golden Horizon

Meals: B

Days 15-16
Port Klang/Kuala Lumpur

Arrive in Port Klang this morning where you'll disembark and transfer to your luxury hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia's vibrant capital. An intoxicating mix of cutting edge modernity and ancient tradition, it's a delight to explore. Explore the sights over two memorable days, taking in everything from grand mosques to the remnants of the city's British-colonial past. Discover rich culture and delicious food in Chinatown and Little India, and shop 'til you drop in the numerous mega-malls.  

Stay: Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Days 17-18
Depart for UK

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your overnight flight to London.

Meals: B



Any element of this cruise can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.


Accommodation rating: Superior

18-day cruise & stay from £3,890 pp incl. flights

Departure: 15 April 2022


  • Scheduled flights UK to Colombo and return from Kuala Lumpur in economy class (upgrades available)
  • All transfers as shown in the itinerary
  • One night pre-cruise 5-star hotel in Colombo with breakfast
  • 14 night cruise on full boar basis, with fine-dining with beers and wines with meals
  • Two nights post-cruise hotel 5-star hotel in Kuala Lumpur

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