Honeymoon in Sri Lanka


Honeymoon in Sri Lanka

Nights:
14 Nights/16 Days
Board Basis:
Half Board
Destinations:
Negombo: 1 night / Tirapane: 3 nights / Kandy: 2 nights / ELLA: 2 nights / Yala: 2 nights / Bentota: 4 nights
Travel Between:
01 May - 31 Oct 2018
from £2145/pp

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Tour Highlights

  • Ruined cities of ancient kingdoms
  • See Elephant feeding and bathing
  • Sigiriya Rock Fortress
  • Polonnaruwa & Anuradhapura
  • Dambulla cave temple
  • Holy city of Kandy’s Temple of the Tooth Relic
  • Tea Plantation
  • Wildlife & Safari

Destination: Negombo: 1 night / Tirapane: 3 nights / Kandy: 2 nights / ELLA: 2 nights / Yala: 2 nights / Bentota: 4 nights

Tour Itinerary

Day 01 - UK

Depart from the UK on your overnight flight to Sri Lanka.

Day 02 - Airport/ Negombo

Upon arrive, meet & greet by our representative at Bandaranaike International Airport and proceed to Negombo.

Dinner & overnight stay at Jetwing Blue 5*, Negombo.

Day 03 - Negombo/ Pinnawela/ Tirapane

After breakfast proceed to Tirapane. En route visit popular Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage - started in 1975 to house the abandoned and the wounded, the orphanage has grown to be a big family today. A unique experience never to be missed.

Dinner & Overnight stay at Ulagalla Resort (Boutique), Tirapane.

Day 04 - Tirapane/Sigiriya/Tirapane

After breakfast visit the magnificent Rock Fortress of Sigirya. - Which is a world heritage site, built by King Kashyapa (477-495 AD). A climb to the top (only for the energetic) will reveal a spectacular view. The gallery of frescoes half way up is definite highlight. These frescoes are painted in earth pigments on plaster.

Rest of the day at leisure.

Dinner & Overnight stay at Ulagalla Resort (Boutique), Tirapane.

Day 05 - Tirapane/Anuradhapura/Wilpattu/Tirapane

After breakfast proceed to Anuradhapura is the most celebrated of Sri Lanka’s ancient ruined cities. The city’s greatest treasures are its dagabas constructed of small sun-dried bricks and hemispherical in shape. The city’s most renowned relic is the sacred Bo-Tree which is said to have grown from a branch of the tree under which the Buddha gained enlightenment. It was planted 2250 years ago and is the oldest historic tree in the world.

Late afternoon do a Jeep safari to Wilpattu National Park is one the largest and oldest national parks in Sri Lanka. Nearly sixty lakes, which are filled with rainwater, can be found throughout the park. Many species of animals can be found in park; these include elephant, sloth bear, leopard, water buffalo, spotted deer and mongoose.

Diner & Overnight stay at Ulagalla Resort (Boutique), Tirapane.

Day 06 - Tirapane/Dambulla/Matale/Kandy

After breakfast proceed to Kandy. En route visit of Dambulla rock cave temple, where some of the finest preserved ancient frescoes can be found. Dambulla is a World Heritage site and is the most impressive of Sri Lanka’s cave temples.

On arrival to Kandy commence sightseeing including the Upper Lake Drive, Market Square Arts & Crafts Centre and Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

Evening witness a cultural show featuring various dance types of Sri Lanka.

Dinner & Overnight stay at Cinnamon Citadel 4*, Kandy.

Day 07 - Kandy

After breakfast commence sightseeing including the Upper Lake Drive, Market Square Arts & Crafts Centre and Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. Thereafter visit the famous Temple of the Tooth and later afternoon visit the Royal Botanical Gardens ablaze with colourful exotic plants.

Dinner & Overnight stay at Cinnamon Citadel 4*, Kandy.

Day 08 Kandy/Nuwara Eliya/Ella

After breakfast drive toward the hill country, with a stop en route to visit a tea plantation and factory. Then travel on to Nuwara Eliya, the most celebrated of the hill stations and set in a stunning mountain valley some 6,000 feet above sea level. Afternoon sightseeing, with spectacular views of the beautiful green hillsides, rushing waterfalls and tea plantations.

Dinner & Overnight stay at 98 Acres Resort & Spa (Boutique), Ella.

Day 09 Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast visit (OPTIONAL) Horton Plains - The highest plateau at 7000ft (2134 meters) is a National Park, visited by tourists and a large number of Sri Lanka tourists. The Patnas in the lower parts, rising from the Marshes and streams extends upto the tree-line. The trees, stunted by the wind and mist, covered with ‘Spagnum moss ‘ or old man’s beard, and the jungle is full of rare and endemic plants. The red flowered Rhododendrons, or the ‘Niloos’ that blooms once in 12 years, and the Butterflies, Birds, found only in the hill areas, the ‘Bear Monkey,’ large herds of Sambhur, Leopard and other animals are found in the plains. The ‘World End’ and ‘Little World End” with sheer drops of 3000ft to the plantation below and the beautiful scenery, are not found anywhere else in the country.

Dinner & Overnight stay at 98 Acres Resort & Spa (Boutique), Ella.

Day 10 Ella / Yala

After breakfast proceed to Yala. Check in to the hotel.
Rest of the day leisure.

Dinner & overnight stay at Jetwing Yala 4*, Yala.

Day 11 - Yala

Morning & Afternoon do a safari to * Yala National Park - is 378 sq. miles in extent. Yala was established in 1938 from what originally was Sportsman s shooting reserve. This is most famous and well-developed National Park where wild animal and birds could be observed. The wild animals include Elephants in herds of varying sizes, Leopards, Wild Boar, Wild Buffalo, Crocodile, Peacocks, Jackal, Sloth Bear and other animals. The bird-life comprises of about 130 species including the resident and migrants. Painted Strokes, Paradise Flycatcher, Grey Herons, Serpent Eagle, Sea Eagle, Black-Necked Stork, Spoonbills, Pelicans add colour to the bird life in the park
Return to relax at Lodge

The drier season falls between May and August and the park closes for a short time during September and October.

* NB - The drier season falls between May and August and the park closes for a short time during September and October . (Instead you will visit Udawalawe National Park (approx. 99 KM from Yala to Udawalawe, 1 ½ hours drive).

Dinner & overnight stay at Jetwing Yala 4*, Yala.

Day12 - Yala/Galle/Bentota

Breakfast at the Hotel.
Thereafter proceed to Bentota via Galle heritage city.

Dinner & Overnight stay at Avani Bentota 4*+, Bentota.

Day 13, 14 & 15 Bentota

Leisure at the hotel.

Optional:

Go Whale watching with the pioneers and the best?

The seas around Sri Lanka offer the chance to see Blue Whales in concentrations not seen elsewhere in the world. A concentration of blue whales of this nature is something which whale watchers can only dream about.

Whale and Dolphin watching is an easy sport that you can take up during the months of December to April. All you need to take is a boat, few kilometres from the shore, which we can help you arrange from the hotel. Experienced local guides can show you a good time in watching whales and dolphins off the coast of Mirissa.

Pods of Dolphins can be seen accompanying boats frequently during the said months. Blue and Sperm Whales in large numbers frequent the coastline of Sri Lanka during this period and can be viewed near Mirissa beach. For more information please contact us

Dinner & Overnight stay at Avani Bentota 4*+, Bentota.

Day 16 Bentota/ Airport

After breakfast transferred to the airport for the flight to UK.

Extensions

You may chose to spend more time on the beach in Sri Lanka or spend a last night in Colombo. Also Sri Lanka can easily be combined with the Maldives, less than an hour’s flight away, and boasting some of the world’s finest beach resorts. Alternatively, Sri Lanka’s closest neighbour, India, offers a host of attractions, including the world famous Taj Mahal. It is also possible to combine Sri Lanka with Dubai or some of the other Gulf States and South East Asia.

Tailor Made

Our private tailor-made journeys offer complete freedom of option. The Itineraries and accommodation shown are designed to give you a flavour of what is possible and can be tailor made to suite your preferences and necessary requirements. The price may vary according to selected accommodation, flights and season. Please call us to discuss your individual requirements.

Price Include

  • Return Airfare on economy class
  • 14 Night hotel accommodation on Half Board basis
  • Transport in a private air-conditioned Car with the services of an English speaking chauffeur guide.
  • Entrance fees to: Pinnawela ,Sigiriya, Dambulla Caves Temple, Temple of Tooth Relic, Wilpattu & Yala National Parks, Anuradhapura, Peradeniya Botanical Garden
  • 01 safari to Wilpattu & Yala National Park (4x4 drive)
  • All taxes

Price Exclude

  • Visa for Sri Lanka, please visit www.eta.gov.lk for more details / submit your individual visa application.
  • Meals not indicate in the Itinerary
  • Travel Insurance
  • Optional tours and activities
  • Camera & Video permits at cultural sights
  • All expenses of personal nature
  • Tips & personal expenses
  • Tips at Restaurants during meals, drivers and Guides

Additional Prices

For alternative dates and additional prices please call our specialists on:
0203 519 2630 or Enquire