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Taru Villas Maia HERO

Honeymoon to Sri Lanka and The Maldives

Inspirational safari, beach and cultural honeymoon to Sri Lanka and the Maldives

Offering a mix of adventure, culture, wildlife, natural beauty and idyllic beach, this honeymoon itinerary ticks all the boxes. Explore the ancient temples of Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle, embark on a unique wildlife safari in Wilpattu National Park and luxuriate on a secluded island in the Maldives.

Begin your honeymoon with your safari in the off-the-beaten-track Wilpattu National Park, staying at Leopard Trails, a luxurious, yet rustic, African-style safari camp. Discover the area’s history and find the ancient ruins in the park, venture through the thick untouched jungle for a true wilderness safari experience and soak up the scenic landscapes blanketed in scrublands, wetlands, and thick jungle. Look out for leopard, elephant, mongoose, sloth bear and a variety of wetland bird species. Move on then to Taru Villa Maia, a private and luxurious boutique hotel, the perfect base from which to ascend the majestic Sigiriya rock fortress, one of the Cultural Triangle’s key monuments. During your time here you will enjoy a backroad cycling tour of Anuradhapura with a local historian, as well as visit the Royal ancient city of the Kingdom of Polonnaruwa and the Dambulla Cave Temple. You are also within reach of Minneriya and Kaudulla National Parks where you can spot Sri Lanka’s legendary elephants. After much sightseeing, the Maldives calls. An easy flight from island to island will see you spend the next 5 nights at Constance Moofushi Resort. When you are not lounging by the beach or the infinity pool, the South Ari Atoll is widely regarded as one of the best diving and snorkelling spots in the world.

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Bandaranaike International Airport
  • 1 night - The Wallawa, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 2 nights - Leopard Trails Wilpattu, Wilpattu National Park, Sri Lanka
  • 3 nights - Taru Villa Maia, Cultural Triangle, Sri Lanka
  • 1 night - The Wallawwa, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 5 nights - Constance Moofushi, Maldives
  • Ends - Transfer to Velana International Airport for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon Sri Lanka, Maldives
  • Nights Icon 12 Nights
  • City Icon City
  • Beach Icon Beach
  • Safari Icon Safari
  • Scenic Icon Scenic

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Guide Price

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Includes flights from JFK
Itinerary Details

Day-by-day

Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Bandaranaike International Airport

The Wallawwa Verandah
The Wallawwa Gardens
The Wallawwa Mountbatten Suite Plunge Pool
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Day 1

Arrive at Bandaranaike International Airport where you will be met and transferred to your nearby hotel.

  • 1 night

The Wallawwa
Bed & Breakfast | Garden Suite
Sri Lanka

The Wallawwa Mountbatten Suite
Leopard Trails Dinner
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Day 2 - 4

Today you will depart with your driver on the approximately 3.5 hour drive to Wilpattu National Park.

  • 2 nights

Leopard Trails Wilpattu National Park
All Inclusive | Deluxe Tent
Sri Lanka

Leopard Trails Suite Tent
Taru Villas Maia Communal Area
Taru Villas Maia Superior Room
Taru Villas Maia Pool Area
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Day 4 - 7

Today you will depart Wilpattu for your journey to Habarana in the Cultural Triangle region.

  • 3 nights

Taru Villas Maia
Bed & Breakfast | Chalet
Sri Lanka

Taru Villas Maia Premier Chalet
The Wallawwa Verandah
The Wallawwa Gardens
The Wallawwa Mountbatten Suite Plunge Pool
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Day 7

Today you will be road transferred the approximately 3.5-hours back to The Wallawwa for an overnight before your flight to The Maldives the next day.

  • 1 night

The Wallawwa
Bed & Breakfast | Garden Suite
Sri Lanka

The Wallawwa Mountbatten Suite
Constance moofushi resort swimming pool by the beach 1280
Constance moofushi resort constance spa 1280
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Day 8 - 13

Today your driver will return you to Bandaranaike Airport to catch your flight to the Maldives. From here you will connect onto a seaplane to your resort.

  • 5 nights

Constance Moofushi Resort
All Inclusive | Beach Villa
Maldives

Constance moofushi resort beach villa bedroom 1280

Day 13

Today you will return via sea plane to Male Airport for your international flight home.

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Our trips are unashamedly high-end but always deliver excellent value for money. Our guide price covers the majority of trip costs upfront, on a per person basis, including international flights and all transfers.

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Includes

  • Meals & accommodation as specified
  • Drinks as specified
  • Road and air transfers as specified
  • VIP Fast Track at Bandaranaike International Airport
  • Private guiding & chauffeuring
  • All entrance fees and excursions as specified
  • Non-motorised watersports in the Maldives
  • Carbon-offsetting with One Tree Planted
  • Conservation donation to Save the Rhino
  • Community projects contribution with Uthando
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Excludes

  • Entry visas and fees
  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Optional activities/ experiences
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ACTIVITIES

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  • Boat Trip Icon Boat Trip
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  • Canoeing Kayaking Icon Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling Icon Cycling
  • Snorkelling Scuba Diving Icon Snorkelling/Scuba Diving
  • Watersports Icon Water Sports
  • Food Experience Icon Food Experiences
  • Wellness Spa Icon Wellness/Spa
  • Markets Icon Markets
  • Temples Icon Temples
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