Honeymoon Tour of Sri Lanka

Or perhaps that tour of a lifetime to celebrate a momentous event!

Highlights of Sri Lanka Itinerary

  • Plenty of beach time overlooking the fabulous Indian Ocean

  • Some of the best hotels that Sri Lanka has to offer and time to enjoy each

  • Historical and cultural sites, wildlife and superb scenery

Prices start from : £2000.00

Description

Your honeymoon is a once in a lifetime experience, and The Unique Travel Company are specialists in arranging unforgettable honeymoons on this beautiful island. We know Sri Lanka inside out and back to front, so whether your ideal honeymoon is lazing by a pool or exploring the countryside and viewing the wildlife, we can provide everything you need for this most special holiday.

Sri Lanka offers everything to make your honeymoon the ultimate romantic escape. It is a truly magical Island often called “The Pearl of the Indian Ocean” or “The land like no other…” with fabulous palm fringed beaches, wide rivers and waterfalls, thick rainforest and misty mountains. It is steeped in history and travellers have been drawn to it over the centuries. The wildlife is abundant with animals such as elephant, leopard and sloth bear. The food and the people are as amazing as the country.

All this together makes Sri Lanka one of the best honeymoon destinations, with memories that will last forever.


Itinerary

Day 1

Drive to your beach hotel overlooking the stunning Indian ocean.

Overnight Anantaya Resorts & Spa, Chilaw


Day 2

Free day to relax on the beautiful beach and its quiet location.

Overnight Anantaya Resorts & Spa, Chilaw


Day 3

Drive to Dambulla (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and visit the fascinating DAMBULLA CAVE TEMPLE – this is the largest painted cave temple in the world and dates from the 1st century BC. There are 5 caves containing about 200 statues of Lord Buddha.

Free time to enjoy this beautiful hotel and its fabulous location.

Overnight at Vil Uyana, Sigiriya


Day 4

Jeep tour of Polonnaruwa. You take the back roads to see the real Sri Lankan life & feel the pulse of the people. You stop at shops & fields to get familiar with village life.

Do the HIRIWADUNNA TREK (this is a bullock cart ride through the villages, then crossing a lake on an “oruwa”(canoe with outrigger) to a banana plantation and then have lunch in a traditional mudhouse in the local village.

Free time.

Overnight at Vil Uyana, Sigiriya


Day 5

Visit POLONNARUWA (UNESCO World Heritage Site) – this was the second capital city of Sri Lanka and dates from 10th – 12th century AD- it contains some of Sri Lanka’s most famous monuments including the Gal Vihara and the Rankot Dagoba.

Do a GAME DRIVE INTO MINNERIYA NATIONAL PARK to see the “Gathering” of elephants (can be up to 300) that takes place between June and September but there are still large numbers to be seen at other times of the year. There are many birds to be seen as well as other animals.

Overnight at Vil Uyana, Sigiriya


Day 6

Visit the iconic ROCK FORTRESS AT SIGIRIYA (UNESCO World Heritage Site) – this was once the capital of Sri Lanka and dates from 5th century AD. The rock is 650ft high and from the top there are breath-taking views of the surrounding plains and the mountains in the distance. There is much to see here including water gardens, frescoes, lions paws and of course the palace on the top.

Drive to Kandy. On the way, visit a SPICE GARDEN to see how Sri Lankan herbs and spices are used.

KANDY was the last Royal capital city of Sri Lanka and is said to be its most picturesque city as it nestles in the hills with the lake at the bottom.

Overnight at Elephant Stables, Kandy (Vanilla or Citronella Suite)


Day 7

Do a peaceful walk in the isolated Udawatthakele nature reserve for about
two hours.

On the way to the town you do a guided tour of the Garrison war
Cemetery
In town visit a Hindu temple & the St. Paul`s church.

You can have lunch at
a local restaurant if you wish.


Day 8

Visit the TEMPLE OF THE TOOTH (UNESCO World Heritage Site) by the lake – this is said to house “Lord Buddha’s Tooth”- you would visit at the time of the Puja (ceremony of offerings).

Drive to Nuwara-Eliya up through the mountains covered in thousands of acres of TEA PLANTATIONSpassing Ramboda Falls.

Visit a TEA FACTORY to see how tea is produced.

Have time to explore the old colonial town of NUWARA ELIYA also known as “little England”. This is the heart of the tea growing area and at about 6500ft, is much cooler.

Overnight at Warwick Gardens (Jetwing), Nuwara Eliya


Day 9

Drive to Yala.

Do a late afternoon GAME DRIVE INTO YALA NATIONAL PARK where it is likely you would see elephants, spotted deer, water buffalo and many birds and if you are particularly lucky, a leopard (you have the best chance here of anywhere in the world of seeing a leopard) or even more lucky a sloth bear

Overnight at Cinnamon Wild, Yala


Day 10

Drive to your fabulous hotel on the South-west coast near Bentota. On the way,

Visit a TURTLE HATCHERY to see 1, 2and 3 days old turtles.

Visit the DUTCH FORT AT GALLE which was used to house the spices.

Overnight at Rock Villa, Bentota (Superior


Days 11 – 13

Free days to relax at this fabulous small boutique hotel where there is lots of privacy, a beautiful pool and a stunning beach with golden sands backed by swaying palms.

Overnight at Rock Villa, Bentota (Superior Deluxe)


Day 14

Drive to your hotel near the airport which will make your departure as relaxed as possible as this is only 15 minutes from the airport.

Overnight at The Wallawwa, Ekala


Day 15

Transfer to the airport.

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Hotels


Jetwing Vil Uyana, Dambulla


Area :

Cultural Triangle


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Elephant Stables, Kandy


Area :

Central & Kandy


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Cinnamon Wild, Yala


Area :

National Parks


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Rock Villa, Bentota


Area :

South West Coast


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The Wallawwa, Ekala


Area :

Colombo and its Environs


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