Honeymoon in Sri Lanka & Maldives
Discover the splendors of Sri Lanka, from Sigiriya Rock and Galle Fort, to the tea plantations in the center of the country. We can arrange special excursions for your dream honeymoon, whether your interest is in beautiful beaches, the jungle, the mountains, a bustling city or somewhere in between. Your romantic escape continues in the Maldives, a paradise for lovers with its white beaches and turquoise sea. Enjoy relaxing on the beach, snorkeling, scuba diving, boating and fishing at your island resort. The possibilities are endless...
* Price per person based on 2 participants
Inclusive / Exclusive
PER PERSON EXCLUDING INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS
- Private transport in A/C vehicle with English speaking chauffeur-guide
- Parking; highways and petrol; accommodation & meals for the chauffeur-guide
- Daily breakfast included
- Fair-trade surprise gift on arrival
- Government taxes
- 24/7 Colombo office assistance
- Overnight stays in luxury hotels
- Speedboat transfer to resort island
- Overnight in hotels in double room
- Half board in Kandy
- Half board in Dambulla
- Full board in Maldives
- Half board in Haputale
- Half board in Tissamaharama
- International air tickets
- Visa fee
- Visits and activities not mentioned in “included”
- Tips and personal expenses
- Travel insurance
- Peak season supplements
- Lunches & dinners except mentioned in "included"
- Beverages during meals
You will be greeted by your driver at the airport. Welcome to Sri Lanka, your first stop is the Cultural Triangle. Along the way, enjoy the lush green landscapes of Sri Lanka. After settling into 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. Enjoy a beautiful panorama of the surroundings from the top. Dinner at the hotel (included).
Leave early in the morning to Sigiriya to avoid the crowds and the heat of the day. Climb Sigiriya's "Lion Rock", whose massive rock overlooks the village with its 200 meter height. Your guide will bring to life the different parts of the site, the cave with the ancient frescoes of Demoiselles, the gardens and ruins of Kasyapa Palace at the top. Classified as UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is the most visited site in Sri Lanka. Lunch at your leisure, then 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 square kilometers. 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).
Head towards the mountainous region today, where you can stop in Matale to visit a spice garden. This is good opportunity to learn about local plants, fruits, vegetables and spices; their cultivation, harvest, and drying methods 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. Spend the day on your own, you could explore 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 watching a traditional Kandyan dance show. Dinner at the hotel (included).
Visit the botanical garden of Peradeniya on the banks of the Mahaweli River. This garden, which extends over 60 hectares, offers a very nice walk. Do not miss the alley of palm trees, the trees with balls of cannon, the collection of orchids, the beautiful, multicolored flower beds.
Then visit "Millennium Elephant Foundation," a center of care dedicated to elephants. After lunch on the site, meet the team of volunteers. Help one of them bathe an elephant and go for a walk by his side. We do not recommend elephant rides. Dinner at the hotel (included).
Board a train in Kandy and enjoy the most beautiful landscapes of Sri Lanka as they go rolling by. Your driver will pick you up at the Nanu Oya station and take you to Nuwara Eliya, a small town with a very British vibe, complete with Georgian houses, 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. Make a little city tour before hitting the road. Along the way to Haputale, stop to visit the Hindu Temple of Seetha Amman. Dinner at the hotel (included).
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. Take many breaks to admire the scenic views. You'll have the opportunity to walk along some parts of the road. 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. Choose whether you prefer to walk back or ride a tuktuk. With a little luck you may meet the pickers who will introduce you to their daily work. Dinner at the hotel (included).
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 break to stretch your legs. Then visit 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 its mosque, Buddhist and Hindu temples. With a little luck, you could attend a ceremony. Dinner at the hotel (included).
Early in the morning, 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 holes, where they come to drink.
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 and stilt fishermen in Ahangama. Stop at Unawatuna for a swim in the Indian Ocean before going to your hotel in Galle. Dinner at your leisure.
In the morning, discover Galle Fort, an architectural jewel with colonial influences. The fort, built in the 17th century by the Dutch, is a quiet neighborhood. It is totally disconnected from the rest of the city. You'll appreciate the ramparts, but also the lighthouse and the many churches, mosques and shops.
Drive along the west coast to Negombo, the beautiful seaside resort nicknamed "Little Rome", and one of the largest fishing communities on the island. After settling in at your hotel, time permitting, you may enjoy a walk through the city to see the colonial churches, the canal and the port. Dinner at your leisure.
Early in the morning, fly to Malé in the Maldives. You are welcomed by our representative and taken to your hotel by speed boat. Your honeymoon continues on a heavenly atoll. Lunch and dinner at the hotel (included).
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).
The Maldives offer superb sandy beaches and incredible snorkelling and scuba diving opportunities. Your hotel can organize sea excursions for you. Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the hotel (included).
Return to Male airport by speed boat. This concludes your journey with us.
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