Beach, Maldives

Honeymoon in the Indian Ocean: Sri Lanka & Maldives

13 Days | USD 1670 * See details

A honeymoon in the Indian Ocean is the guarantee of an unforgettable journey, offering heavenly islands full of discoveries! Combining the culture of Sri Lanka with the romantic atolls of the Maldives is ideal for a colorful trip!
In privacy, in small charming hotels that we have chose for you, you will discover the splendor of Sri Lanka, from the Sigiriya Rock to the Galle Fort, through the tea plantations in the center of the country. Special attention will be paid to each hotel, and you will enjoy excursions specially designed for you as a couple.
Your romantic escape continues in the Maldives, a paradise for lovers with its white sand and turquoise sea. A few days of idleness to enjoy the personalized services of your resort.
Without a doubt, this honeymoon will keep its promises and will remain engraved forever in your memories, mixing images such as a sunset on the sea, a walk next to an elephant or Sri Lankan green variegated mountains...
* Price per person based on 2 participants "

Itinerary Plan

Golden Temple, Dambulla, Sri Lanka
Day
1
Arrival in Sri Lanka and road to the Cultural Triangle
Bandaranaike Airport To Dambulla

You are greeted by your driver at the airport. You have arrived in tropical land, with the first step as the Cultural Triangle. Along the way, enjoy the lush green landscapes of Sri Lanka. After settling in your hotel, you will visit the Golden Temple of Dambulla. This religious site perched on top of a rocky hill has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1991. A major pilgrimage site, this cave-like temple is composed of five caves decorated with numerous Buddha statues and covered with remarkable rock frescoes. From above you can enjoy a beautiful panorama of the surroundings. Dinner at the hotel (included).

Travel duration - 4 hours
Amaya Lake Hotel, Dambulla, Sri Lanka
Day
2
Lion Rock and ancient city of Polonnaruwa
Dambulla

Early in the morning to avoid the crowds, climb Sigiriya's "Lion Rock", whose massive rock overlooks the village with its 200 meters height. Your guide will make you discover the different parts of the site, the cave with the frescoes of Demoiselles, the gardens and ruins of Kasyapa Palace at the top. Classified at UNESCO, it is the most visited site in Sri Lanka. After lunch (at leisure), go on an excursion to Polonnaruwa. This ancient city was the royal capital of Sri Lanka during the eleventh and twelfth centuries, and extends over ten km2. Visit the ruins of palaces, temples, but especially Kalu Gal Vihara, a set of 4 statues of Buddha carved in granite. You have the opportunity to take a boat ride on Lake Parakrama Samudra. Dinner at the hotel (included).

Travel duration - 3 hours
Temple of the Tooth, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Day
3
Visit to a spice garden and exploration tour of Kandy
Dambulla To Kandy

Today, head towards the mountainous region, where you can stop in Matale to visit a spice garden, which is an opportunity to discover the virtues of plants, fruits and vegetables, country spices, cultivation methods, harvest, drying and their uses, in traditional cooking and body care.
Take the road to Kandy, the last royal capital of the island, which retains an aristocratic atmosphere. You could discover the city center on foot, starting with the visit of the Temple of the Tooth, a major Buddhist pilgrimage site and stroll around the lake (about 4km). At the end of the afternoon, we recommend you to attend a traditional Kandyan dance show. Dinner at the hotel (included).

Travel duration - 2 hours
Botanical garden, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Day
4
Botanical garden and visit to the Elephants
Kandy

This morning, visit the botanical garden of Peradeniya on the banks of the Mahaweli River. This garden, which extends over 60 ha, offers a very nice walk. Do not miss the alley of palm trees, the trees with balls of cannon, the collection of orchids, the flower beds multicolored..
Then visit the "" Millennium Elephant Foundation "", a center of care dedicated to elephants. After lunch (on the site), meet the team of volunteers. Help one of them take a bath and go for a walk by his side (we do not recommend elephant rides). Dinner at the hotel (included).

Travel duration - 2 hours
Melheim Resort Hotel, Haputale, Sri Lanka
Day
5
Train through the mountains and visit Nuwara Eliya
Kandy To Haputale

Board a train from Kandy. In front of your eyes parade the most beautiful landscapes of Sri Lanka. Your driver picks you up at the Nanu Oya station to make a stop in Nuwara Eliya, a small town with a very British vibe, with Georgian houses with manicured lawns and hedges, an Anglican church and beautiful parks. Located at over 1,800 meters above sea level, this resort enjoys very mild temperatures. You make a little city tour before resuming the road. Along the way, you visit the Hindu Temple of Seetha Amman. Dinner at the hotel (included).

Travel duration - 5 hours
Tuk-tuk safari, Haputale, Sri Lanka
Day
6
Tuk-tuk safari through the hills
Haputale

Haputale is a small town nestled in the mountains that offers great views of the valley. In the morning, go on an excursion with a typical Sri Lankan means of transport: the tuk-tuk. This 4-hour ride takes you to the heart of the tea plantations. You take many breaks to admire the different points of view. You have the opportunity to walk some parts of the road. You take a picnic break at Lipton's Seat, a breathtaking viewpoint, one of the most beautiful on the island. It is here that the genius of tea loved to sit and contemplate its lands. You have the possibility to go back on foot. With a little luck you will meet the pickers who will introduce you to their daily work. End of the ride tuk-tuk, a beautiful experience to live in love. Dinner at the hotel (included).

Kithala Resort Hotel, Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka
Day
7
Visit to a tea factory and road to the South
Haputale To Tissamaharama

Go to the Dambatenne tea factory. A specialized guide will explain the manufacturing process, from the ripening of the tea leaf to the harvest, ending with a tasting. Leave the mountainous region and take the road to the south of the country. On the way, make a stop at the Buduruwagala Temple to admire the splendid Buddhas carved into the rock. This walk in the cool of the surrounding jungle is pleasant to stretch your legs. Then visit the Kataragama Temple, which is one of the main pilgrimage sites in the country. Take advantage of this stop to visit the sacred multi-religious city and discover these various sites, mosque, Buddhist and Hindu temples. With a little luck, you could attend a ceremony. Dinner at the hotel (included).

Yala, National Park, Leopard, Sri Lanka
Day
8
Safari at the Yala National Park and Exploration of the coast
Tissamaharama To Galle

Early in the morning, you go on a jeep safari in Yala National Park. The territory of this huge park is home to a variety of animals such as leopards, elephants, crocodiles, bears, mongooses, monkeys, deer and various birds. The spots where you are most likely to observe the animals are often the water points, where they come to drink.
Then take the road along the coast where you can see many hidden beauties such as the lighthouse of Dondra, the beautiful bays of Mirissa and Weligama or stilt fishermen of Ahangama. Stop at Unawatuna for a first swim in the Indian Ocean before joining your hotel in Galle. Dinner free.

Travel duration - 3 hours
Galle, Sri Lanka
Day
9
Visit of the Galle Fort
Galle To Negombo

In the morning, discover Galle Fort, an architectural jewel with various colonial influences. The fort, built in the 17th century by the Dutch, is a peaceful village. It is totally disconnected from the rest of the city. You will appreciate the ramparts, but also the lighthouse and the many churches, mosques and shops.
You take the road and go along the west coast to get closer to the airport. Negombo, beautiful seaside resort nicknamed "Little Rome". After settling at your hotel and according to the time of your arrival, you have the opportunity to walk through the city to discover the colonial churches, the canal, the port, which includes one of the largest fishing communities of the island. Dinner at leisure.

Travel duration - 3 hours
Beach House, Adaaran select hudhuranfushi Hotel, Maldives
Day
10
Arrival at the Maldives
Negombo To Maldives

Early in the morning you fly to Malé in the Maldives. You are welcomed by our representative and are taken to your hotel by speed boat. Your honeymoon continues on a heavenly atoll. Lunch and dinner at the hotel (included).

Travel duration - 2 hours
Adaaran select hudhuranfushi Hotel, Maldives
Day
11
Day at leisure in the Maldives
Maldives

Your hotel, nestled in lush vegetation and surrounded by an exceptional reef, offers an intimate setting for relaxation. Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the hotel (included).

Scuba diving, Maldives
Day
12
Day at leisure in the Maldives
Maldives

The Maldives offer superb sandy beaches and incredible snorkelling and scuba diving spots. Your hotel will organize for you your sea excursions rich of discoveries and emotions... Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the hotel (included).

Beach , Maldives
Day
13
End of your romantic honeymoon
Maldives To Malé Airport

You are taken to Male airport by speed boat. Your honeymoon ends here.

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