Sri Lanka Honeymoon Tour 8 Days/ 7 Nights

Summary

Day 1 :
Arrival, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Night StayKandy
Day 2 :
Kandy - Sightseeing, Shopping tour, Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya
Night StayKandy
Day 3 :
Tea Factory visit, Nuwareliya
Night StayNuwareliya
Day 4 :
Nuwaraeliya Sightseeing, Yala
Night StayYala
Day 5 :
Yala National Park visit
Night StayYala
Day 6 :
Yala Beach Resort
Night StayBeach Resort
Day 7 :
Bentota River Safari Sightseeing tours
Night StayBeach Resort
Day 8 :
Bentota - B.I.A Airport Drop

Day 1 :Airport – Arrival - Pinnawala - Kandy

Meet, greet and assisted on arrival. Thereafter Transfer clients to Kandy via visiting the famous elephant orphanage at Pinnawela, famous spice garden at Mawanella.

Sri Lanka is one of the leading romantic destinations in the whole world. The land of serendipity brings spiritual tranquility and a chance to rediscover oneself. The beauty of this tiny island is simply breath-taking. Known for its enchanting ancient ruins, endless soft-sanded beaches, imposing mountains, colorful festivals, tempting water sports, dense wild-life, and diverse ethnical groups and off the top hospitality from the local residents Sri Lanka is bound to make you come back again. Sri Lanka Travel and Tourism brings all this for you right under your fingertips so that you can discover the serene island for yourself. – Your stay in The Hill capital KANDY will give you an idea to prepare yourself to explore this beautiful country. Spend rest of the day for Leisure for own activities.

The wild life department of Sri Lanka established this orphanage in 1975, located 13 Kilometers Northwest of the Kegalle town which is a main town on the Colombo Kandy Road. Thousands of Tourists visit this Elephant orphanage every day, as this kind orphanage is one of the rare establishments in the World. Most of the elephants are bought to this orphanage from jungles or from sites where they get injured by falling into pits and wells as well with gunshot injuries created by farming communities, since these elephants go to their cultivation sites and destroy all their cultivation. Some baby elephants lose their parents and such ones are located and directly bought to this orphanage. Today there are about 65 such elephants in this orphanage thousands of tourist both local and foreign visit this orphanage every day. Check in to the booked hotel in Kandy & evening witness the famous cultural show in Kandy.

Kandy cultural show – Sri Lanka, a country rich with culture & tradition offers a very vibrant and unique show of Sri Lankan traditional dances, in the form of Kandy cultural show. The beat a dancing from "Salupliya" depicting several demons, "Theme" vibrant expression of low country rhythm, Fire and Harvest dances accompanied by Ceremonial Drums and the Drum Orchestra rising and falling to the lively tempo. As many as 12 different folk and traditional dances are performed by Kandy lake club dance troop within the span of one hour.

The highlight of the show is definitely the fire walking show, where the artists walk through a specially prepared fire pit; roughly 8 feet by 3 feet covered with red-hot charcoal, completely barefoot and emerges unharmed at the other end! Kandy cultural show leaflet describes the fire walking as having its roots in the Valmiki epic of "Ramayana", where the king of Sri Lanka Ravana abducts "Sita" the wife of Indian prince Rama and after regaining her in an epic battle with Ravana, she is made to prove her chastity by walking through fire barefoot, though the current devotees who perform fire walking in Sri Lanka seek the divine blessings of the Lord Karthekeyan & goddess Pathini

Overnight stay at - The Booked hotel in Kandy.

Day 2 :Kandy - Sightseeing - Shopping tour

After Breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed Nuwaraeliya via sightseeing in Kandy

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Kandy is one of the best tourist cities in Sri Lanka, and located 116 Kilometers from the Capital Colombo. No one will ever want to Miss Kandy in their tour Itinerary purely because of the wonderful location and of the sites and places within the city. Kandy is located on an elevation of 488 Meters above the sea level (1600 Ft) and the focal point in Kandy is the Temple of the Tooth Relic, which symbolizes of the ancient Kandayn Kings. Kandy is also the Venue for the Annual EsalaPerahera which is held during the months of July and August each year where more than 100 colorfully decorated elephants take to the street and Parade along with Drummers, Kandayan dancers, which goes up to about 2-3 Hours. This city has the capacity to meet all the demands of a tourist and well known as a shopping hub too next to Colombo, Most of the show rooms of shopping malls and branches of many local shops and banks are in this important city along with many restaurants catering to the needs of every traveler. Also visit to the famous botanical gardens at Peradeniya.

Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya Kandy

Kandy Botanical Gardens which is also known as the Peradeniya botanical gardens was a pleasure garden and covers an acre of 60 Hectares (Approximately 147 Acres) This garden has many variety of plants over 4000 Species. The orchid house, the Palm trees and pine trees are some of those popular trees within the garden. Some of the trees are planted during the visits of foreign ambassadors as a symbolic sign of their visit to this country. It takes nearly 1-2 Hours to walk along within the garden and some nice locations are within the garden for Photography. A local guide can be hired at the entrance of the park to explain more about this Garden. return back to the booked hotel.

Overnight stay at - The Booked hotel in Colombo

Day 3 :Kandy - Tea Factory visit - Nuwareliya

After Breakfast check out from the hotel in Kandy Thereafter continue the Journey to Nuwaraeliya via visiting a famous tea garden and tea plantation. After breakfast check out from the hotel in Kandy and proceed to NuwaraEliya via visiting the famous tea garden and tea factory.

Nuwaraeliya is a beautiful city and the most visited city by Tourist who flock to this country. Situated at around 2000m above sea level and known as the “Little England” this city is very famous for Tea Plantations and mountains which include some of the famous water falls in Sri Lanka. When we are in Colombo we feel the Humidity and the hot weather conditions, but in Nuwaraeliya it is completely different weather as it is very much cooler and comfortable. The city is so beautiful and blessed with excellent Nature and during the journey you will be able to stop at one of the popular tea factory to watch the whole process of Sri Lanka tea which has many varieties. You will get an opportunity to sip a cup one of the best teas produced in the World. Many Plantations were established during the British rule and most of the workers whom are from the Tamil community and were bought from Southern India, later these workers were offered Sri Lanka citizenship and today we can see a much better living conditions for them.

Overnight stay at - The booked Hotel in Nuwaraeliya.

Day 4 :Nuwaraeliya Sightseeing - Yala

After Breakfast continue with the sightseeing in NuwaraEliya, prior proceeding to Yala.

From Nuwaraeliya one can visit to many sites such as the Golf Course, Race course, Hakkala Botanical gardens, Gregory’s Lake, where it will be a suitable place to Relax or take a nice walk, there will be also activities like pony rides and boat trips. Since of the climatic conditions Nuwaraeliya is also the place where most of the dairy farms are located along with strawberry gardens. Nuwaraeliya is also is well known for vegetable growing and many vegetables are produced and distributed to all other cities in Sri Lanka. Also visit to the famous AMBEWELA FARM.

There are two farms at Ambewela and those are called New Zealand farm and Ambewela farms. New Zealand farm is at 1km from Ambewela and Ambewela farm is at before Ambewela. Rabbits, Cattles, Cows, Goats and grass lands, vegetable farm, seed potatoes producing center and nice reservoir are available on Ambewela farm. No special permission needed to enter Ambewela Farms. In 12:30 PM of every day demonstrates the get cow milk in electronic machine. Cheese factory, Goat yard and thousands of animals can be seen in Ambewela farms. Largest grass lands of Sri Lanka also a part of Ambewela farms, after the city tour of NuwaraEliya, After the long journey, Proceed to the booked hotel in Yala.

Overnight stay at - The booked hotel in Yala.

Day 5 :Yala National Park wildlife safari - afternoon at Leisure

Yala National Park visit-afternoon at Leisure.

Yala National park or called as Ruhunu National Park is located in the Southeast of the country and the second largest and most visited National Park in Sri Lanka next to Wilpattu National park. Preserved under the Wild life department, The Park consists of large herd of elephants 05 blocks in which 02 are now open for the public. The Park covers a total of 979 Square Kilometers (378 Sq Miles) and is located 300 Kilometers away from Colombo. There are Six national parks and three wild life sanctuaries in the vicinity of the Yala park and was designated as a wildlife sanctuary in 1900 along with Wilpattu national park. The Area around the Yala Park consists of important ancient civilization and two important pilgrim sites are namely Sithulpahuwa and Magulvihara are situated within the park. There are many routes to get to this park and Ratnapura and Tissamaharama routes are the most convenient and easiest. Yala Park is one of the best parks in Sri Lanka for Birdwatching as it is believed that 215 Species of birds are found here and six are endemic to Sri Lanka. There are also 44 species of mammal’s resident of the Yala Park and leopards in Yala are known to have the highest densities in the World, 25 individual leopards are known to roam in Block 1 and the elephant heard in Yala are known to be from 300-350. After the Safari, return back to the booked hotel. .

Overnight stay at - Booked hotel in Yala

Day 6 :Yala - Beach Resort

After Breakfast check out from the hotel, and proceed to The beach resort.

The unspoilt sea fronted City on the beautiful south coast of Sri Lanka. At your own leisure you can discover the abundant stunning white sand beaches, such as Tangalle Bay Beach- Beautiful Lagoons with Luscious green Mangroves, take a peaceful river safari and watch the abundant bird life - watch Turtles, Dolphins and Whales all in their natural habitat. The world famous Blow Hole is located near Tangalle as is the tranquil Buddhist Rock Temple of Mulkirigalle. Tangalle has its own accommodation styles with most of the Hotels and villas are situated right on the beach front and this is an advantage for every traveler.

Unawatuna is still remains as one of the most popular beach destination for every traveler to Sri Lanka and also for the local community. The golden sandy beach which is still protected by Coral reefs, safe swimming, reefs diving and some surf points making Unawatuna a more and more popular travel destination, the city is located about 7 Kilometers from the Dutch city of Galle. This city was badly affected by the 2004 Tsunami and many Guest houses and hotels were completely destroyed and today one can see how the building process had taken place mainly due to the income source of the people living in these areas as their income purely relied on tourism. Many Locals flock to the beaches on Unawatuna during the long weekends and Holidays and also considered as one of the safest place for sea bathing. proceed to the booked hotel

Overnight stay at - The booked beach hotel.

Day 7 :Bentota River Safari - Sightseeing tours

After Breakfast proceed for the River Cruise in Balapitiya.

There are two places you can take a river safari in the general area of South West Sri Lanka.  We chose Balapitiya and the Madu Ganga (with Ganga meaning river in the local language) over Bentota and the river that ends up there.  Despite tours from Balapitya being more expensive and nature being about the same as only a few kilometers separate the two, apparently the Madu Ganga river boat safaris are better to Benota's as the islands you get to visit are more interesting and the trips longer.

A bridge spans the mouth of the river and we noticed signs for a few operators offering boat rides.  Our driver choice for our safari was Gangabada Asiriya.  The place was a little cheesy with a fake "Pizza Hut" sign and a swimming pool.  A bearded captain in a khaki uniform and naval hat greeted us and as two large groups, one Sri Lankan and one French were already waiting their turn to board, we sat under the shade of trees until the dock cleared.  your boat will headed upstream on the placid waters of Madu Ganga. thereafter proceed for the visit to the famous turtle farm in Kosgoda

Bentota is a charming city and considered to be one of the relaxing tourist spots in Sri Lanka and also known to be a popular city for water sports activities. Many tourists choose bentota to be their beach stay destination, as of the activities surrounding the city. One of the popular is the Maduganga river safari which goes along the Maduganga River in Balapitiya.

Bentota is famed as the prime beach resort of the south-western and southern coastal belts of Sri Lanka South of the city of Colombo, the city of Kalutara with its fine beach is the gateway to south western and southern bay beaches. Kalutara is the next popular beach after Bentota. The Beruwala Bay Beach that is found just before reaching Aluthgama at the Bentota Bridge and Bentota Bay Beach just over the bridge are the most popular twin beaches along the coast. The coast towards the further South too is replete with lovely topical beaches making it ideal for a perfect beach holiday with the sun and sand.

However, the Bentota Bay Beach, being encompassed within the Bentota National Holiday Resort Complex that features a fully-fledged support and serve infrastructure, is the most popular beach resort of Sri Lanka. With an array of luxury hotels, facilities and amenities for the foreign tourists, Bentota provides the perfect location for extended holidays by the beach. Furthermore, for the lovers of water sports, Bentota, in addition to its pristine palm fringed beaches, brings in more pleasures nowhere else to be found. Return back to the booked hotel.

Overnight stay at - The booked beach resort

Day 8 :Bentota - B.I.A Airport Drop

After Breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed to the Airport for the departure.

END OF THE TOUR

This is all the Beauty of the “Land Like no other”.

On your flight back you will watch this tiny island disappear but we hope that you carry lasting memories of OUR friendly people and a beautiful country. We look forward to welcoming you back another day not as tourists, but as old friends.