A destination wedding is an opportunity to create magic, and what better place to say ‘I do’ than in the beautiful, magical country of Sri Lanka. On this 10-day, all-encompassing tour, relax in the lead up to your big day with time spent relaxing at the beach, exploring beautiful ancient ruins and spotting exotic wildlife on an incredible elephant ride. Enjoy your wedding day with the stunning backdrop of historic Kandy before embarking on your romantic honeymoon, visiting lush green highlands and exploring colonial tea estates. Finally, round off your trip with a city tour of the glistening capital of Colombo.
As you land at Bandaranaike International Airport, you’ll be greeted by your guide and escorted to a private car to be transported through Sri Lanka’s beautiful scenery to Kandy. After checking into your hotel, spend the afternoon exploring the historic city, from its fabulous bazaars to its sacred sites.
After breakfast, head eastwards to the coastal town of Trincomalee. Take a tour around the naval and air force bases of one of Sri Lanka’s most important seaports and explore the ancient Tamil temple of Koneswaram. In the evening, retire to your comfortable seaside hotel.
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at your hotel before you hit the beach for a day of oceanic exploits. Trincomalee’s beaches offer a smorgasbord of activities including fishing and whale watching, while the conditions are also ideal for scuba diving and surfing. Relax back at your hotel in the evening.
After breakfast, bid farewell to the coast as you head towards Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka’s capital between the 11th and 13th centuries. Here, explore the country’s well-preserved history at the Royal Palace and within the relic houses, with their beautiful carved Buddhas. In the afternoon, it’s time to visit the abundant wildlife inhabiting Minneriya National Park. Look out for elephants, wild boar, jackals and countless species of birds and butterflies, then spend a comfortable night in Dambulla.
After breakfast, take a drive to the rock fortress of Sigiriya. Climb the steps to the Lion Gate and marvel at the view, then explore the stunning ancient ruins, from the glistening water gardens to the crumbling beauty of the frescoes. In the afternoon, take a once-in-a-lifetime journey on a couple’s elephant ride, before you head back to Kandy.
Wake up refreshed and excited, ready to cherish the best day of your life. Today you’ll say your vows in the gorgeous surroundings of the ancient city of Kandy. Enjoy an unforgettable ceremony and spend the night at your elegant hotel, ready to take on the next chapter of your adventure as newlyweds.
Enjoy breakfast on your first morning as a married couple before you head deep into the highlands to the pretty town of Nuwara Eliya. Known as the 'Little England' of Sri Lanka, the town is heavily influenced by colonial architecture, and your cozy, romantic hotel is no exception.
After a hearty breakfast at your hotel, take a tour of Nuwara Eliya’s tea factories and estates. Tea exportation has been a famous and important industry in Sri Lanka since the 19th century and, as you gaze at the rolling green tea terraces, it’s easy to see why.
Enjoy your final breakfast in the highlands and get ready for the big city as you transfer to modern-day capital, Colombo. Marvel at the cultures vying for precedence as sparkling skyscrapers stand next to colonial buildings and among traditional temples. You can shop for designer goods in gleaming malls or pick up treasures in the bazaar. Then, check into your hotel for the final night of your romantic honeymoon.
Today, say goodbye to Sri Lanka as your driver escorts you to the airport for your departing onward flight, memories of your wedding and honeymoon-of-a-lifetime forever ingrained in your mind.
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.
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.