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Luxury Honeymoon to Sri Lanka and Dubai

Inspirational cultural honeymoon to Sri Lanka and Dubai

This honeymoon is for lovers of culture. Tick off Sri Lanka’s main heritage spots in Colombo, Sigiriya and Kandy, chug through the island’s exquisite hill country on a vintage train and then jet off to cosmopolitan Dubai.

This colorful itinerary begins with an exciting evening street food experience through Colombo, culminating with drinks and a cheese platter at the Grand Oriental Hotel offering a memorizing view of Colombo city and the harbor. From here you will travel to Sigiriya where you will have the chance to climb this UNESCO World Heritage rock fortress, as well as go on a unique backroad cycling tour around Anuradhapura with a historian. Staying at the watery wonderland Water Garden, you will return after busy sightseeing to a tranquil retreat. A night in the Buddhist hill city of Kandy offers the chance to take in the Dambulla cave temple and to visit the Temple of the Tooth which houses the relic of the tooth of the Buddha. From here you will depart on a vintage train and pass through the Tea Country’s forests, villages, waterfalls, and tea estates. Staying in a historic tea planter’s bungalow, Ceylon Tea Trails, you will be transported back in time enjoying afternoon tea, butler service and lawn croquet with a cold Pimm’s. Discover the intricate art of making tea and venture on walks and bike rides. The honeymoon then concludes in Dubai. Aside from the beaches, deserts and shopping, Dubai offers many opportunities to learn more about Emirati culture and heritage. We suggest taking a cultural tour of the Grand Mosque, riding on an Abra on the Dubai Creek, visiting the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding, and haggling with the locals at the Spice and Gold Souks.

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Bandaranaike International Airport
  • 1 night - Maniumpathy Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 2 nights - Water Garden Sigiriya, Cultural Triangle, Sri Lanka
  • 1 night - Kings Pavilion, Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • 3 nights - Ceylon Tea Trails, Tea Country, Sri Lanka
  • 1 night - The Wallawwa, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 3 nights - The Ritz Carlton, Dubai
  • Ends - Transfer to Dubai International for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon Sri Lanka, United Arab Emirates
  • Nights Icon 11 Nights
  • City Icon City
  • 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

Maniumpathy Interior 2
Maniumpathy Ultra Suite Bathroom
Maniumpathy Pool
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Day 1

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

  • 1 night

Maniumpathy Hotel
Bed & Breakfast | Ultra Room
Sri Lanka

Maniumpathy Ultra suite 2
Water Garden
Water Garden Deluxe Room
Water Garden Deluxe Villa
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Day 2 - 4

Today you will be driven to the approximately 3.5 – 4-hour drive to Sigiriya.

  • 2 nights
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Water Garden Sigiriya
Half Board | Superior Room With Plunge Pool
Sri Lanka

Water Garden Superior Deluxe Room
Kings Pavillion Suite
Kings Pavillion Junior Suite Bathroom
Kings Pavilion Deluxe Room 2
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Day 4

Today’s journey to Kandy will be around 2.5-hours.

  • 1 night

Kings Pavilion
Bed & Breakfast | Junior Suite
Sri Lanka

Kings Pavilion Deluxe Room
Ceylon Tea Trails Owners Cottage Afternoon Tea
Ceylon Tea Trails Dunkeld Bungalow Infinity Pool and Jacuzzi
Ceylon Tea Trails Kayaking on Castlereagh Lake
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Day 5 - 8

Today you will journey by scenic train ride to Hatton and then be collected and driven to your next hotel.

  • 3 nights
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Ceylon Tea Trails
All Inclusive | Garden Suite
Sri Lanka

Ceylon Tea Trails Owners Cottage Bedroom
The Wallawwa Verandah
The Wallawwa Gardens
The Wallawwa Mountbatten Suite Plunge Pool
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Day 8

Your driver will today take you back towards the airport to the area of Kotugoda which is approximately a 4-hour drive.

  • 1 night

The Wallawwa
Bed & Breakfast | Garden Suite
Sri Lanka

The Wallawwa Mountbatten Suite
L the swimming pool
T fresh breakfast buffet
B vitality and spa area
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Day 9 - 12

Today you will return to Bandaranaike Airport to catch your flight to Dubai. From here you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

  • 3 nights

The Ritz Carlton Dubai
Half Board | Deluxe Room
United Arab Emirates

A club garden view room

Day 12

Return today to Dubai Airport to catch 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 rail transfers as specified
  • VIP Fast Track at Bandaranaike International Airport
  • Private guiding & chauffeuring
  • All entrance fees and excursions as specified
  • 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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  • Golf Icon Golf
  • Hiking Icon Hiking
  • Tennis Icon Tennis
  • Watersports Icon Watersports
  • Food Experience Icon Food Experiences
  • City Sights Icon City Sights
  • Wellness Spa Icon Wellness/Spa
  • Museum 2 Museum
  • Tea Plantations Icon Tea Plantations
  • Markets Icon Markets
  • Temples Icon Temples
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