Magical Honeymoon

13 DAYS MAGICAL ISLAND HONEYMOON TRIP

If you want to spend your honeymoon in a magical tropical island, then there is no better place than Sri Lanka. With breathtaking landscapes and awe-inspiring sightseeing opportunities, you and your soul mate will have the perfect relaxing opportunity to make your union of love together. During this tour you will cover some beautiful destinations in Sri Lanka that provides you the maximum opportunity to enjoy your most important holidays in the life.

DAY 1: AIRPORT / BENTOTA

Arrive in Sri Lanka in the style you deserve, greeted by your chauffeur guide with orchid garlands and transferred directly to Bentota, where you can relax and unwind on one of the island’s world-class beaches. Start your honeymoon at a luxurious setting in our beachside accommodations to bask in the sun, splash in the water, and let the waves wash over your feet (Approx. 2 hrs. 30 mins. drive).

 

Spend overnight at a 4* hotel in Bentota on Half Board basis.

DAY 2: BENTOTA / BENTOTA

Enjoy a free day to bliss out on Bentota beach!

 

Bentota beach is one of the major exotic beaches in Sri Lanka. It is a rich tourist destination which meets clients’ expectations for Ayurveda treatments and other health and beauty treatments. Not only relaxing here is a prominent place offer watersport including swimming, water skiing on the rivers or estuaries, snorkeling, scuba diving, windsurfing, parasailing, and fishing.

 

Spend overnight at a 4* hotel in Bentota on Half Board basis.

DAY 3: BENTOTA

Enjoy another half day of leisure to relax on the beach!

 

Evening you will be able to enjoy a scenic boat ride through massive Mangrove caves along with the natural fish therapy.

 

BALAPITIYA BOAT RIDE (MADU GANGA) – Balapitiya is famous for the unique beauty of Madu Ganga & the nature on a boat trip. It is in Mangrove vegetation lines the river beds and occasional islets emerge as the river flows into the sea. Further upstream, you can see kraal-fishing constructions and fishermen making their way in rowing boats to collect their day’s catch. The occasional blue kingfisher flies in the vicinity of the kraal, a pond heron stands tall in the water and other wetland birds have arisen from their slumber. This site is an ecological asset that harbors many wetland vegetation types as well as a variety of fauna, including a number of globally and nationally threatened or endangered species.This ride gives you several memorable experiences and the natural fish therapy from hundreds of fish, is one of them.

 

Late evening you will enjoy a romantic candlelight seafood dinner by the river.

 

Spend overnight at a 4* hotel in Bentota on Bed & Breakfast basis.

DAY 4: BENTOTA / SINHARAJA

After a good night’s sleep and an early breakfast, you will be taken to your next destination – Sinharaja – which is the only UNESCO World Heritage Rain Forest in Sri Lanka with bio diversity and a vegetation of tropical evergreen (Approx. 3 hrs. drive).

 

On arrival, you can check-in to your hotel in Sinharaja & spend rest of the day at leisure relaxing & enjoying the hotel facilities.

 

Late evening you will be able to enjoy a candle light dinner in an outside location.

 

Spend overnight at a 4* hotel in Sinharaja on Half Board basis.

DAY 5: SINHARAJA

You will get your wakeup call that give you the message to get ready for the morning trekking tour that will start at 5:30am. This early morning trails will provide maximum opportunity to witness the beauty of the rainforest.

 

Sinharaja rain forest is a UNESCO world heritage site. This Tropical Wet Evergreen Forest is undoubtedly a rich treasure trove of nature with a great diversity of habitats and a vast repository of endemic species. Bird Watching in this ecosystem is particularly interesting because it is home to 95% of the endemic birds of Sri Lanka. This lowland evergreen rain forest is steeped in deep legend and mystery. The word ‘Sinharaja’ means, Lion (Sinha) King (Raja), and it is popular belief that the legendary origin of the Sinhala people is the union between a princess and the lion king who once lived in the forest. You will be privileged to learn of geology, plant lives & animal lives during the trekking with a naturalist.

 

On completion of the trek, make your way back to the hotel and spend the rest of your evening at leisure.

 

Spend overnight at a 4* hotel in Sinharaja on Half Board basis.

DAY 6: SINHARAJA / BELIHULOYA

After a good night sleep and breakfast, journey to the lush jungle and into the verdant green of Sri Lanka’s one of the most beautiful regions – Belihul Oya

 

On arrival, check—into your hotel in Belihul Oya & enjoy the surrounding of the hotel and spend couple of hours at leisure.

 

Late afternoon, you will start your walking trail to the ancient Buddhist temple in the village with your guide. The temple has a history that runs back to 1521-1581 A.D. and the walk to the temple is through beautiful paddy fields and the friendly welcoming breeze that blow through. (Unpaved muddy path and possible leech bites can be expected)

 

Arrive back at your hotel refresh with worm water shower before enjoying your BBQ dinner at roof terrace or by the river.

 

Spend overnight at a 4* hotel in Belihul Oya on Half Board basis.

DAY 7: BELIHULOYA / BELIHULOYA

Wakeup early in the morning and experience the sunshine over the mountains whilst discovering the wonder of nature surrounded by the hotel.

 

After enjoying your breakfast at the hotel restaurant, your guide will take you through another memorable walking trail to Pahantudawa Falls, a marvelous creation of nature in a mini canyon like geographical setting nowhere can be seen in Sri Lanka, located about 1.5 km from the hotel (Involves a somewhat adventurous, challenging short climb walks).

 

Spend the evening at leisure relaxing & enjoying the hotel facilities.

 

Spend overnight at a 4* hotel in Belihul Oya on Half Board basis.

DAY 8: BELIHULOYA / ELLA

After an early breakfast, you will be driven to Ella – what promises to be a fairy tale-like honeymoon experience.

 

On arrival you will do a guided tour to visit 9 arch bridge by tuk-tuk. Located between Ella and Demodara railway stations, the nine-arch bridge is one of the most iconic bridges in Sri Lanka. This 99 feet high massive bridge has been built entirely of solid rocks, bricks, and cement without using a single piece of steel. When one stands underneath it and looks up there is a beautiful sight of ‘nine skies’ through the nine arches, hence it is also called as “Nine skies bridge” and “The Bridge in the sky”. Guards allow you to walk along the rails and enjoy the beauty of the surrounding environment. You will be so lucky if you get a chance to see a train traveling over the bridge. Taking a TukTuk ride to this wonderful place is one of the sightseeing activities that a tourist will rarely skip in Ella.

 

Evening you will proceed to do a trekking in Little Adam’s peak. Trekking to Little Adam’s Peak is the most famous tourism activity in Ella. As there is a similarity to the peak of the sacred Adams Peak where the foot print of Lord Buddha is preserved, this was named as the Little Adam’s Peak. You will walk through lush green tea plantations, and paddy fields while enjoying the sceneries. Witness the people who are plucking and collecting tea leaves in their estates. After 45-50 minutes easy hike, you will enjoy the panoramic view of the entire southern plain from the summit.

Spend overnight at a 4* hotel in Ella on Half Board basis.

DAY 9: ELLA

After breakfast, you will board the train from Ella Railway for a scenic train journey to Haputhale station.

 

On arrival to Haputale town, start the walk to the Adisham Bungalow. You will walk by passing the tea plantations, jungles and villages who are selling the strawberries long the way. Adisham is a monastery run by Benedictine Monks. It is also named as St. Benedict’s monastery. The pages of history reveal that the creator of this enthralling place is Sir Thomas Lister Villiers. Sir Thomas was born in 1869 in Adisham, an ancient village which lies in the hollow of the Kent country side. Wrapped in the tranquility of the misty hills, Adisham Bungalow attracts every eye that falls on it.

 

In the afternoon, you will be walk back to Haputale station for your ride back to Ella.

 

Late evening, you will be able to enjoy a candle lit dinner in an outside location.

 

Spend overnight at a 4* hotel in Ella on Half Board basis.

DAY 10: ELLA / NUWARA ELIYA

Following breakfast at the hotel, you will be moved to country side of Nuwara Eliya (Approx. 2 hrs. drive); surpassing misty blue hills, ever green mountains, tea carpeted valley, beautifully cascaded waterfalls breaking down into a series of mini waterfalls, silvery clouds capping the mountain peaks designs unique and magical scenery through your window seat.

 

Spend the Afternoon enjoying sightseeing in Nuwara Eliya. Known as Little England, the town of Nuwara Eliya enjoys spring-like weather throughout the year. A favorite retreat of the British during colonial times, the town is dotted with English country style houses and half-timbered bungalows. During this tour you will visit Victoria Park, Gregory Lake, 19th century Golf Club and drive around the city.

 

Late evening, you will be driven to Calamander Gregory Lake Hotel to enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner by Gregory Lake.

 

Spend overnight at a 4* hotel in Nuwara Eliya on Half Board basis.

DAY 11: NUWARA ELIYA / KANDY

After a truly Sri Lankan yet personalized breakfast at the hotel, add a splash of colors to your honeymoon with a trip to the unique hill capital of Kandy (Approx. 3 hrs. drive).

 

En route you can visit a Tea Factory and Tea Plantation at Labookellie where you may also have an opportunity of tasting a factory freshly brewed cup of tea.

 

TEA FACTORY AND TEA PLANTATION – Nuwara Eliya is the heart of the tea industry, where tea bushes cover rolling hills. If you are travelling on a working day, you will never mis the scenery of tea pluckers working in the tea fields, like butterflies in their colorful sarees. Tea had been one of the main exports in Sri Lanka for by-gone decades. On your way, you will see acres & acres of greenery, tea plantations all around.  Step in to a tea factory and experience the glimpse of Ceylon tea making process and taste a cup of pure Ceylon tea.

 

Afternoon, just to spice up your experience, hop on a Tuk-Tuk this afternoon & explore the last capital of Sri Lanka. Blessed by a cool yet calm and soothing climate!

 

Doing a city tour by a Tuk-Tuk is the most interesting and easiest way to enjoy the sightseeing in the historical city of Kandy. Kandy, also Known as the hill capital or Hill country, is the last stronghold of Sinhalese kings after Portuguese, Dutch and British ruling periods. To the Buddhists of Sri Lanka and the World, Kandy is one of the most sacred sites as it is the home of the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha. The Bahirawakanda Buddha stature that is known as big Buddha is one of the most scenic places in the city. This tour covers both these historical temples and reach Kandy Lake. The Kandy Lake that was built by king Sri WickramaRajasinghe in 1807 is one of the major highlights in the city. Doing an upper lake drive by a Tuk-Tuk is a scenic and memorable ride. Today Kandy is the center of Buddhism, Arts, Crafts, Dancing, Music and Culture. At the end of the tour you can witness a cultural show in one of the many theaters available in the Kandy city.

 

Spend overnight at a 4* hotel in Kandy on Half Board basis.

DAY 12: KANDY

Today after breakfast you will experience a special elephant encounter which is Suitable for those who really value & care about the largest Land mammal on the earth.

 

This is your chance to get a memorable impression of a day in the life of lucky Sri Lankan captive elephants who are not being used for working nor riding. Starting from 8.30am to 4.30 pm you can spend the whole day only loving and caring the elephants. Your day starts with being welcomed by the local Sri Lankan family or coordinator in their beautiful house with a nice cup of tea. You will enjoy washing, feeding and taking the photographs with Elephant.

 

You day will be so memorable as you can enjoy an authentic Sri Lankan cooking lesson by the local family followed by a Sri Lankan Lunch.

 

Afternoon visit Royal botanical garden in Peradeniya – for an introduction to tropical flora and fauna.

 

Located at the edge of Mahaweli river, Peradeniya Royal botanical garden was started as a pleasure garden in the British colonial era. Today it is renowned for bundles of varieties of plants including orchids, spices, medicinal plants and palm trees. A map is not required, just wander through the paths of green lawns. You will witness the flower arches which are waiting to welcome you! Don’t by-pass the giant Javan tree, which is a nice place to have a sit & take a snap! The suspension bridge is also a highlight in this garden & you can walk on it too. It’s not a surprise that this flourishing garden will leave sweet memories for you!!

 

Late evening, you will be able to enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner in an outside location at your hotel in Kandy.

Spend overnight at a 4* hotel in Kandy on Half Board basis.

DAY 13: KANDY / KATUNAYAKE

After enjoying your honeymoon at the fullest, you will be driven to Airport for your flight back home having sweet memories of the tour with Beyond Escapes!!(Approx. 3 hrs.30 mins. drive)

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