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Ancient Wonders and Romantic Delights: A Wedding Tour of Sri Lanka

Your honeymoon is destined to be a memorable trip of a lifetime, and what better way to spend it than in the colonial cities, beachside towns and tea terraces of Sri Lanka? Lead up to your wedding day with a fascinating tour of the country’s European-influenced cities, and then explore fascinating historic temples and sacred sites. Take time to relax at the beach before saying ‘I do’ in the pretty town of Dambulla, in a picture-perfect ceremony you’ll remember forever. Honeymoon in the highlands of Kandy and Nuwara Eliya before finally hitting the big city lights of Colombo.

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Explore the ancient city ruins of Anuradhapura Dive into the crystal-blue waters at Trincomalee beach Tie the knot in a beautiful ceremony in picturesque Dambulla Marvel at the spectacular views of Sri Lanka’s tea country  
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Day by Day Itinerary
Day 1

Touch down at Bandaranaike International Airport and meet your driver, who will whisk you off to Dambulla to check into your comfortable hotel. Spend the afternoon exploring the breathtaking cave temple, built by King Walagamba in the first century BC.

Day 2

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before heading off to Anuradhapura to explore the ancient city ruins. Here, you’ll find the fantastic treasures of this historic country, from second century dagabas to the vast Jetavanarama where the Buddha’s collarbone lies. Most significant of all is the Bo-Tree, planted more than 2,000 years ago from a branch of the tree under which the Buddha achieved enlightenment. After your long day, head back to your hotel to relax for the evening.

Day 3

After breakfast, it’s time to drive east to the port city of Trincomalee. Explore the bustling town and marvel at the juxtaposition between its Dutch fort and naval and air force bases and the ancient Koneswaram temple. Spend the evening at your leisure in your hotel.

Day 4

Enjoy a relaxed breakfast before hitting the beach, taking part in the action-packed program of activities on the local beaches that includes everything from surfing and scuba diving to fishing and whale watching. Alternatively, lounge on a plush beach chair and catch some rays before getting a good night’s sleep at your hotel.

Day 5

Fuel up on breakfast, looking forward to a busy day ahead. In the morning, you’ll head to Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka’s capital between the 11th and 13th centuries, where you can wander around the beautifully-preserved relic house and the Royal Palace. After lunch, plunge into nature with a visit to Minneriya safari park, where you may spot hundreds of species of exotic flora and fauna, including elephants, deer, leopards and crocodiles. Finally, make your way to Dambulla for your last night as fiancés.

Day 6
Dambulla - wedding day

Today is the big day, and there is nowhere better to spend these unforgettable moments than in the gorgeous setting of Dambulla, in beautiful Sri Lanka. Enjoy the perfect wedding ceremony and relax at your luxurious and comfortable hotel overnight.

Day 7

Enjoy your first breakfast as a married couple and get ready to embark upon your honeymoon-of-dreams. Relax as you are transported to the central highland city of Kandy and spend the afternoon savoring its historic delights. Visit the Dalada Maligawa where the sacred tooth relic of the Buddha is enshrined. Browse the bustling bazaar and take a stroll around the lush botanical gardens, returning to your hotel for the evening.

Day 8

After a hearty breakfast, proceed deeper into the highlands to the picture-perfect town of Nuwara Eliya, set amid rolling green tea plantations. Enjoy the cool, fresh air and visit some of Sri Lanka’s most famous tea estates, many of which have spectacular views of the surrounding scenery. Bed down for the night in your cozy, colonial-style hotel.

Day 9

Enjoy breakfast before saying goodbye to the green mountains and heading on a leisurely and scenic journey to the nation’s capital, the buzzing metropolis of Colombo. After checking into your luxurious hotel, take a tour of the bright lights and hidden history of the city, from the soaring skyscrapers and luxury boutiques to the sacred temples and bargain-packed bazaars.

Day 10
Departure

After breakfast at your Colombo hotel, allow your driver to escort you to the airport in good time to connect with your onward flight.

 

Suggested Accommodations

Location
Accommodation
DAMBULLA
Heritance Kandalama

Heritance Kandalama

Designed by famed Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa, the unique Heritance Kandalama hotel is set into a cliff face among dense tropical forests, flanked by the Dambulla rock temple and Sigiriya Rock Fortress. The hotel’s buildings were planned to blend seamlessly with the surrounding environment and are covered with hanging vines and flowering plants. Each of the 152 rooms faces either Kandalama Lake or the forest – even the bathrooms were planned to showcase the view – and is decorated in an elegantly simple contemporary style. The Kandalama is the first Green Globe 21-certified hotel in Asia, and the first hotel in the world to be awarded the prestigious LEED Green Building certification. There are three restaurants to choose from, including the Kanchana Café, which has won multiple awards. Among The Kandalama’s amenities are a pool, business center and fitness center, while the world-renowned Six Senses Spa has a location here that offers Asian, Swedish, aromatherapy and Ayurvedic massage.

 
 
ANURADHAPURA
Ulagalla Resort

Ulagalla Resort


Escape to a lush jungle of pure luxury at the incredible Ulagalla Resort in Sri Lanka. Located on 58 acres of land - once the estate of local Anuradhapura nobility - this five-star hotel, noted as one of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, consists of a 150-year-old mansion and 20 private chalets, featuring glass walls allowing guests to view the stunning grounds all day and night. The hotel prides itself on its commitment to the environment, boasting its own solar farm, a LEEDS green certificate and all ecologically-built chalets, and it offers activities such as nature walks, organic garden tours and jungle kayaking to showcase the best of the surroundings. Guests can enjoy off-site excursions, such as a visit to Wilpattu & Minneriya National Parks, or they can kick back and relax at the outdoor pool or private spa. In the evening, there’s fine dining in the Liya Wela Restaurant or a private table on their terrace, by the pool or in the paddy fields.


 
 
TRINCOMALEE
Nilaveli Beach

Nilaveli Beach


From the cozy Nilaveli Beach property, guests can gaze out to the pristine white sands and azure waters stretching far into the distance. Those looking for a blissful tropical heaven, far away from the cares of everyday life are guaranteed a slice of undisturbed paradise at this hotel. The hotel offers water sports, an outdoor pool, a secluded garden and beach and easy access to the vibrant city's must-see destinations. The well-appointed, light and airy rooms feature hardwood furnishings, a mini bar, DVD/CD player, air conditioning, fans and toiletries. The in-house restaurant serves a variety of local Indian and Western Halal dishes. a private barbeques on the beach can also be arranged.


 
 
KANDY
Earl's Regency Hotel, Kandy House

Earl's Regency Hotel

Located in the centre of Kandy, just a short drive from the railway station and the famous Temple of the Tooth, Earl's Regency Hotel is a luxurious property with splendid views of the mountains around Kandy. All its rooms are air-conditioned and come with a minibar, tea- and coffee-making facilities and a TV with satellite channels. Free WiFi is available in the public areas. The hotel also has a 24-hour coffee shop, as well as the sumptuous Far Pavilions restaurant, which offers local and international cuisine. The spa has massage rooms, a sauna and steam room, and there are also tennis and badminton courts.
 

Kandy House

This historic dwelling was once the ancestral home of a Kandyan family and was restored to its former splendor in 2005 by Channa Daswatte, Geoffrey Bawa’s protege. The two-story main house is surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens, which have avocado, jackwood, papaya, Sri Lankan orange and Kithul trees - the perfect setting for afternoon tea complete with Kandy House’s desserts made with treacle from Kithul blossoms. Each of the nine guest rooms is furnished with stunning Dutch antique furniture, many with a four-poster bed. The modern en-suite bathrooms provide a washed concrete-style double vanity area and shower area, and a stately Victorian bath. The Verandah rooms - Peacock Royal and Red Spot Duke - are the hotel’s most spacious rooms which open onto a wide wrap-around verandah, dotted with cane chaises lounges, reading chairs and antiques. Although there is no Internet connection and cell phone service is patchy, guests will find plenty to do here with yoga classes, Ayurvedic treatments and hikes through Kandy’s flora and fauna. The restaurant serves Western and Sri Lankan fare, all prepared with seasonal produce fresh from the Kandy market, and homemade cakes and cookies are available at teatime.
 
 
NUWARA ELIYA
Grand Hotel

Grand Hotel

The former residence of Sir Edward Barnes, Governor of Sri Lanka from 1830 to 1850, the Grand Hotel is a Tudor-style mansion set amidst boxwood and fir trees overlooking the calm waters of Lake Gregory. Hunting and fishing trophies decorate the walls, infusing the property with the tranquility of times past. The hotel has 156 elegantly furnished rooms including three presidential suites and three deluxe suites that overlook the property's magnificent, award-winning gardens filled with beautifully laid out flower beds. Rooms in the new golf wing overlook the golf course and present a soothing view of the rolling greens, and junior suites are equipped with fireplaces and well-appointed bathrooms. The main restaurant, Barnes Hall, is located on the ground floor of the hotel and overlooks the gardens, and offers a wide choice in both Western and Eastern cuisines. There is also a coffee shop, an Indian restaurant, supper club and three bars on the grounds. Other amenities include three lounges, a small shopping arcade, fitness center and sauna, spa, wood-paneled bar and billiard room with three tables. There is no Internet access at the hotel.
 
 
COLOMBO
Tintagel

Tintagel

The dramatic and sultry Tintagel property is located in central Colombo, close to Colombo Town Hall, National Art Gallery and Sinhalese Sports Club. The hotel was previously home to three of Sri Lanka’s political leaders, making it an important structure of national heritage. This unique and intimate hotel boasts ten high-ceilinged suites with timber floors, lavishly decorated with a unique blend of color, texture and atmosphere. The spacious bathrooms feature rain showers, bathtubs and large vanities. All rooms include complimentary WiFi, LCD TV screens with DVD/CD players, a minibar, tea- and coffee-making facilities and Egyptian cotton bedding. Selected suites come with a private courtyard or a balcony. There are a range of dining facilities including an alfresco restaurant, a chic indoor restaurant offering international cuisine, a private dining room and a bar with black leather lounges and bronze tables. Other facilities and services of the hotel include a spa with optional in-room service, swimming pool, gym, steam room, library and courtyard.

 
 
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