Example Itinerary

Natural Beauties and Historic Wonders: a Sri Lankan honeymoon

Duration
10 days / 9 nights
Price Per Person
From $10,600
Interests
Amazing Landscapes, Romance
Destinations
Sri Lanka
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What better way to celebrate your most romantic holiday than in gorgeous Sri Lanka, the jewel of the Indian Ocean? Take this once-in-a-lifetime honeymoon covering the very best sights and experiences the country has to offer. Explore the ancient ruins of Sigiriya and discover the history of the Sinhalese kings at Kandy. Tour the tea estates at Nuwara Eliya and go on safari in Yala National Park, before whale watching in the waters off beautiful Mirissa Beach. Finally, walk the colonial ramparts at Galle to round off your magical, memorable journey.  

This itinerary is an example. It’s designed to inspire you and provide you with thoughtfully curated ideas. You can choose to do this exact itinerary or completely personalize it. All trips are 100% bespoke.

Highlights

  • Climb to the top of Lion Rock at the ruined fortress of Sigiriya
  • Discover the treasures of ancient Kandy
  • Drive through the natural wilds of Yala National Park, spotting leopards along the way
  • Enjoy sightings of majestic whales and glistening dolphins off the coast of Mirissa

Day-by-Day

Day 1 Riverston

Touch down in Sri Lanka and hop in your private car, bound for the first adventure of your trip. Head to your comfortable hotel in Dambulla and enjoy a sunset dinner before getting a good night’s sleep.

Day 2 Dambulla

After breakfast at your hotel, it’s time to explore the incredible rock fortress of Sigiriya. Climb the steps to the top of ‘Lion Rock’ and marvel at stunning views of the ancient ruins, including water gardens and painted frescoes. In the afternoon, enjoy a drive through gorgeous natural scenery before heading back to Dambulla for a relaxing, luxurious spa treatment for two, complete with a champagne toast.

Dambulla

Day 3 Nuwara Eliya

Enjoy a hearty breakfast at your hotel before checking out and heading to a spice garden in Matale, where you’ll see how Sri Lanka’s famous spices are grown and processed. This afternoon, it’s on to the historic capital of Kandy, a World Heritage Site in Sri Lanka’s highland heart. Take a drive around the lake, explore the gem market and marvel at ancient treasures including a temple housing a sacred tooth relic. Relax in the evening with dinner at your stylish hotel.

Day 4 Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast, take a stroll through the delightful Peradeniya Botanical Garden, taking in perfectly manicured lawns, giant fig trees and a colorful orchid house. In the afternoon, climb aboard a train bound for the highlands, enjoying sweeping scenery from the observation carriage. Alighting in the pretty town of Nuwara Eliya, check into your romantic hotel and relax for the evening.

Nuwara Eliya

Day 5 Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast in paradise, head out into tea country to tour the factories and estates that produce some of the world’s most exquisite and famous tea. In the afternoon, take a tour around the town of Nuwara Eliya, discovering its delightful colonial architecture set against rolling mountain scenery. Enjoy dinner and a relaxing night back at your hillside hotel.

Day 6 Yala National Park

Indulge in a leisurely breakfast before you say goodbye to the mountains, ready to plunge into yet more beautiful scenery. Take the picturesque drive to Yala National Park where you’ll check in to your safari hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure, exploring your incredible surroundings or relaxing in nature.

Yala National Park

Day 7 Bentota

Wake up bright and early to head out into the park and meet its wild inhabitants. Your early-morning safari will showcase the flora and fauna of Yala National Park, including elephants, buffalo, bears and leopards, as well as many rare birds and plants. Return to the hotel for a late breakfast and then begin your journey to the coast. Once at beachside Bentota, check in at your oceanfront hotel and relax in seaside luxury.

Day 8 Bentota

It’s another early morning, this time in search of aquatic creatures. Take a drive to the beautiful beach at Mirissa where you’ll hop aboard a boat and set sail to spot some of the whales and dolphins populating the waters of the Indian Ocean. After breakfast, it’s back to Bentota for a relaxing day on the beach and the option to indulge with a luxurious spa treatment at your hotel.

Bentota

Day 9 Colombo

Enjoy a beachside breakfast before taking a boat cruise inland from Bentota to Balapitiya on the Madu River. Visit river islands and a cinnamon plantation to get a glimpse of rural Sri Lankan life. After lunch, explore the 17th century city of Galle, discovering its Dutch fort and colonial architecture. Finally, make your way north to the modern capital of Colombo, where you’ll check in to a luxury hotel for one final night.

Day 10 Departure

This morning, after a delicious breakfast at your Colombo hotel, your driver will take you to the airport in time to check in for your onward flight home or to your next exciting destination.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Price is based on double or twin hotel room occupancy and includes accommodation, transfers, car/driver, English-speaking guide, activities and entrance fees, breakfasts and some casual lunches while touring. Flights and optional special activities will be quoted separately. Most personal expenses, including dinners, alcoholic beverages, spa treatments and gratuities can be paid on the spot while traveling. Prices may vary depending on season, choice of accommodation and other factors.

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With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, in the continent that our north American founders Catherine and Jay have adored and explored for decades, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.

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