Hotel Madulkelle ecolodge, Kandy, Sri Lanka

Romantic Honeymoon in Sri Lanka

13 Days | USD 1855 * See details

Sri Lanka is a destination for a romantic honeymoon or wedding anniversary getaway, and you will experience a unique and unforgettable experience as you travel through the island's historic sites, from the mountainous region to the more arid areas, ending at the seaside: Sigiriya Lion Rock, ancient city of Polonnaruwa, Dambulla Caves, Temple of the Tooth, botanical garden, traditional dance show, hiking through tea plantations, safari and beach stay.
* Price per person based on 2 travelers

Itinerary Plan

Hotel Suriya Resort, Negombo, Sri Lanka
Day
1
Arrival in Sri Lanka
Bandaranaike Airport To Waikkal

Upon arrival at the Bandaranaike Airport, your driver welcomes you. You are greeted by the tropical air of this magical island, and for your first destination your drive to Waikkal, to a seaside resort near the airport and therefore ideal for resting after a long flight. Dinner at leisure.

Travel duration - 0.5 hour
Seerock Hotel The King's Domain, Dambulla, Sri Lanka
Day
2
Visit the fish market and road to the Cultural Triangle
Waikkal To Sigiriya

In the morning, discover the Negombo fish market, very famous in the whole country. Negombo includes one of the largest fishing communities of the island. Walking near the shore where they moor their catamaran and the beaches where the fish is salted and dried, Negombo is ideal for a first immersion with the local population.
You then take the road to the Cultural Triangle. You could make a stop at Kurunegala to climb to the top of the gigantic Athagala Buddha. Take the opportunity to enjoy a local crepe called "rotti"! Check in to your hotel in Sigiriya. Dinner at the hotel (included).

Travel duration - 4 hours
Lion Rock, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
Day
3
Lion Rock and ancient city of Polonnaruwa
Sigiriya

Early in the morning to avoid the crowds, go to climb Sigiriya's "Rock of Lion", whose massive rock overlooks the village with its 200 meters height. Your guide will make you discover the different parts of the site: the gardens, the Natural caves, including the frescoes of the Demoiselles, the ruins of the 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 by bike. 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. Dinner at the hotel (included).

Travel duration - 1 hour
Hotel Madulkelle ecolodge, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Day
4
Golden Temple and road to the mountains
Sigiriya To Madulkelle

Your last stop in the Cultural Triangle is Dambulla, where you will visit the Dambulla Golden Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its Buddhist caves perched on top of a hill, where you can see murals. statues of Buddha and dagobas, all scattered in 5 caves. From the mountain top you can enjoy a beautiful panorama of the surroundings.
You can then take the road to the Knuckle Mountains to reach your ecolodge, located in an exceptional setting. Enjoy the quiet surrounding and a moment at the pool to relax. Dinner at leisure.

Travel duration - 3 hours
Tea pickers, Madulkelle, Sri Lanka
Day
5
Excursions to the tea plantations
Madulkelle

Have breakfast with breathtaking views of the Knuckle Mountains. Then go for a walk through the plantations to meet the tea pickers. Many activities are offered by the hotel: trekking, fishing, swimming in fresh water, visit of a tea factory, traditional course of cuisine. In the afternoon, go to meet the "Children's Club" association to discover the extraordinary work that volunteers do for the community. Dinner at leisure.

Temple of the Tooth, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Day
6
Kandy & surroundings…
Madulkelle To Kandy

Today take the road to Kandy, the last royal capital of the island, which preserves an aristocratic atmosphere. After settling into your hotel, you will discover the city center on foot, starting with a visit to the Temple of the Tooth, a sacred Buddhist temple. The site, which is richly decorated, houses the relic of the tooth of Buddha. You could continue by a walk around the lake (about 4km) and end with the market. Next, visit the 60-hectare Peradeniya Botanical Garden on the banks of the Mahaweli River. Do not miss the royal palm alley, the cannonball trees, the orchid collection, the multicolored flower beds. This garden offers a very nice walk of about 2 hours. At the end of the day, attend a show of traditional dances. Dinner at leisure.

Travel duration - 1 hour
Hotel 98 Acres Resort & Spa, Ella, Sri Lanka
Day
7
Train through the mountains
Kandy To Ella

Today embark in a spectacular train journey. In front of your eyes parade the most beautiful landscapes of Sri Lanka. Your driver will pick you up at the Nanu Oya station to continue to Ella. Dinner at leisure.

Travel duration - 5 hours
Little Adam's Peak, Ella, Sri Lanka
Day
8
Hiking in Ella
Ella

Many hikes are possible around Ella according to your physical level. We recommend the ascent of Little Adam's Peak, accessible to all. Count 2 hours round trip. For the more athletic, you have the opportunity to climb the Ella Rock. Count 4 good hours round trip. Enjoy the magnificent panorama from each summit. Then go to the Halpewatte tea factory where you will learn more about the work of the pickers and the making of this national beverage so appreciated in the world. Dinner at leisure.

Safari, Udawalawe, Sri Lanka
Day
9
Safari at Udawalawe National Park
Ella To Udawalwe

Today take the road south to the more arid area of Udawalawe. After settling at your hotel, enjoy the quiet surrounding to relax. In the afternoon, you will go for the jeep safari through this grassy park, which is worth seeing for its elephant population and abundance of birds. You can also see crocodiles, bears, sambars, monitor lizards, and even leopards for the lucky ones. Dinner at leisure.

Travel duration - 2 hours
Hotel Villa Eraeliya, Weligama, Sri Lanka
Day
10
Explore the South Coast
Udawalwe To Weligama

Before heading out for your seaside holiday, you could visit the Elephant transit home where they care for elephants before releasing them to the Udawalawe National Park. Afterwards, take the road along the south coast where you can admire many hidden beauties. Your driver will drop you off at your villa near the beautiful Weligama Bay. Dinner at leisure.

Travel duration - 3 hours
Hotel Villa Eraeliya, Weligama, Sri Lanka
Day
11
Day at leisure by the beach
Weligama

Enjoy the beautiful surroundings of your hotel and the beach directly accessible from the hotel to relax. Dinner at leisure.

Whale, sea excursion, Sri Lanka
Day
12
Whale watching cruise
Weligama

Wake up at dawn to reach Mirissa Harbor from where you set out on an exceptional excursion: a blue whale watching cruise from Sri Lanka. This walk takes about 4 hours. A snack will be served on board. You return to the hotel for an afternoon of relaxation or activities. Do not miss to enjoy a good fresh fish or seafood with your feet dipped in the sand. Dinner at leisure.

Travel duration - 1 hour
Galle, Sri Lanka
Day
13
Galle City Tour - Drop off at the Airport
Weligama To Bandaranaike Airport

Before reaching the airport, you can make a stop at Galle, an architectural jewel with various colonial influences. Totally disconnected from the rest of the city, the fort, built in the 17th century by the Dutch, looks like a peaceful and welcoming village. You will appreciate the ramparts, but also the lighthouse, the churches as well as the numerous small shops. Take the opportunity to stock up on souvenirs before heading to the international airport. Drop off at the Airport, Your journey ends here.

Travel duration - 3 hours

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