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Sri Lanka Honeymoon - Culture, Wildlife and Coast

Inspirational safari, beach and cultural honeymoon to Sri Lanka

For honeymooners who like to pack it all in, this itinerary will do just that. Sri Lanka is an exotic island offering a diverse range of experiences from wildlife safaris and ancient kingdoms to palm-fringed beaches and tea-scented countryside. When you are not sun soaking on the coast, you will be wandering through temples in Kandy, climbing the famous Sigiriya Rock Fortress, sipping tea in the picturesque hill country, and discovering unique wildlife in a far-flung jungle.

There are 5 stops on this honeymoon exploration starting with a stay at the water wonderland retreat Water Garden Sigiriya. It will act as a base for explorations of Sigiriya, the monkey kingdom of Polonnaruwa and the Dambulla cave temple, as well as a visit to Minneriya National Park to see elephants. Next up, Kandy, the Buddhist hill city, staying at The Kandy House. Here you will truly get to grips with the culture, enjoying a cultural dance show and cooking lesson. Not to be missed is the Temple of the Tooth housing the relic of the tooth of the Buddha. Then, it’s an off-the-radar safari in the rarely-visited Gal Oya National Park. A complete digital detox, your days will be spent on boat trips, game drives and walks in search of unique wildlife such as langur, leopard, sloth bear, wild boar, water buffalo and deer. Journey next to the Hill Country, an area of beautiful mountains, rolling tea plantations and epic waterfalls, making it perfect for hiking. During your stay at Nine Skies, you will learn all about the tea production process by visiting one of the local tea factories. Any active honeymoon should end with a relaxing stay at the beach. Malabar Hill, on Sri Lanka’s south-west coast, offers villas with private infinity pools and is a serene sanctuary with nature trails, yoga, and an Ayurvedic Spa.

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Bandaranaike International Airport
  • 3 nights - Water Garden Sigiriya, Cultural Triangle
  • 2 nights - The Kandy House, Kandy
  • 2 nights - Gal Oya Lodge, Gal Oya National Park
  • 2 nights - Nine Skies, Tea Country
  • 3 nights - Malabar Hill, Galle & South Coast
  • Ends - Transfer to Bandaranaike International Airport for your international flight home

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  • Nights Icon 12 Nights
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  • Beach Icon Beach
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Itinerary Details

Day-by-day

Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Bandaranaike International Airport

Water garden
Water garden deluxe room
Water Garden Sigiriya Superior Deluxe Room 2
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Day 1 - 4

Arrive at Bandaranaike International Airport where you will be met and transferred with an approximately 4.5-hour drive to Sigiriya.

  • 3 nights
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Water Garden Sigiriya
Half Board | Deluxe Villa
Sri Lanka

Water Garden Superior Deluxe Room
The Kandy House Bathroom 2
The Kandy House Exterior
The Kandy House Pool
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Day 4 - 6

Today’s journey will be to Kandy which is approximately a 3-hour drive away.

  • 2 nights

The Kandy House
Half Board | Deluxe Room
Sri Lanka

The Kandy House The Sunbeam Room
GO bedroom verandah
GO pool
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Day 6 - 8

Today your driver will take you on the approximately 3.5 – 4-hour drive to Gal Oya National Park.

  • 2 nights

Gal Oya Lodge
Half Board | Bungalow
Sri Lanka

Gal Oya Lodge Bungalow
Nine skies ella rock suite
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Nine skies pool
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Day 8 - 10

Today you will depart for Ella in the Hill Country. The drive will take around 3 – 3.5-hours.

  • 2 nights

Nine Skies
All Inclusive | Demodara Room
Sri Lanka

Nine Skies Ella Rock Suite 2
Malabar Hill
Malabar Hill pool
Malabar Hill breakfast
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Day 10 - 13

Today you will journey to the coastal town of Weligama which is around a 3 – 3.5-hour drive.

  • 3 nights
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Malabar Hill
Bed & Breakfast | Villa With Pool
Sri Lanka

Malabar Hill pool villa

Day 13

Today you will take the approximately 2.5-hour drive back to Bandaranaike Airport to catch your international flight home.

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  • Drinks as specified
  • Road transfers as specified
  • Private guiding & chauffeuring
  • VIP Fast Track at Bandaranaike International Airport
  • 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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  • Train Journeys Icon Train Journeys
  • Tea Plantations Icon Tea Plantations
  • Markets Icon Markets
  • Temples Icon Temples
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