Sri Lanka Honeymoon
Hill Country, Sri Lanka
Hill Country, Sri Lanka
Galle is Sri Lanka’s major coastal city located on the southwestern tip, facing the Indian Ocean. Its known for the 16th-century Galle Fort, built by the Portuguese, then fortified by the Dutch. Walk along Galle ramparts, once blistering with 109 cannons, Lighthouse, Clock Tower and "Dungeon". Nearby, is Dutch Warehouse, once used to store spices and other commodities. The Old Gate, the fortification’s main entrance bears the Coat of Arms of Great Britain.
This romantic holiday to Sri Lanka, starts in Colombo, the vibrant capital city. Travel to the Hill Country with verdant tea gardens, then transfer to Gale, on the western sea coast. Stay in the heart of the Galle Fort’s historic district at Amangalla. Visit its 17th century Dutch Fort, the nearby sea turtle hatchery, and the private country estate of Geoffrey Bawa. Next transfer to Tangalle (Tangalla) known for beautiful beaches and Yala National Park.
TRAVEL UNTAMED ON THIS 9-DAY SRI LANKA HONEYMOON TOUR…
And, experience its tea gardens, colonial-era towns and wildlife.
This Sri Lanka tour is with the most exclusive and luxurious resorts in Sri Lanka: Tea Trails, Amangalla and Amanwella. It includes iconic Sri Lanka experiences such as visiting a tea plantation, exploring the country’s most interesting colonial-era town, a private game drive in a top wildlife park, and optional trips to an important Buddhist cave temple and other cultural attractions. This tour is recommended for romantic couples.
Begin in Colombo, the vibrant capital of Sri Lanka, a city of contrasts. Opt to sleep in an elegant colonial mansion or a suite at the Hilton, feast at gourmet restaurants or on irresistible street foods, shop at chic boutiques or barter in chaotic Pettah market, pray at holy… you get it. The list goes on and on.
Venture into the Hill Country, where verdant tea plantations cover rolling mountains. Stay at a luxurious Relais & Chateaux-affiliated hotel in a renovated tea planter’s cottage. Learn about tea picking and processing during a tour of a historic tea factory, and sample different types of high-quality Sri Lankan tea. During leisure time, hike through the tea fields or relax by the pool.
Continue to Galle, one of Sri Lanka's most cosmopolitan cities. Famous for its 17th century Dutch Fort, it is possibly the best example of a fortified city built by Europeans in south and southeast Asia, showing the interaction between European architectural styles and south Asian traditions. Stay in the heart of the Galle Fort historic district at Amangalla, one of the finest and most romantic luxury resorts in Sri Lanka. Also, enjoy flexible private excursions to regional highlights such as a sea turtle hatchery, a traditional mask workshop, a lace-making workshop, and the private country estate of Geoffrey Bawa, Sri Lanka’s most acclaimed modern architect.
Next transfer to Tangalle (Tangalla) located just after the jungles of Yala National Park. Relax for a couple of days at Amanwella, an exclusive ultra-luxury resort overlooking a palm tree-shaded beach on the southern coast of Sri Lanka outside Tangalle. If you are travelling between January and July, you can see giant sea turtles coming ashore at night to lay their eggs (esp. Rekawa and Kahandamodara beaches). If you have a free day, then visit Mulkirigala, a fascinating ancient rock temple about 30 minutes inland.
One day, take a private wildlife safari in Yala National Park or another nearby game reserve to look for wild elephants, colourful birds and elusive leopards. During leisure time, swim in your private plunge pool, the infinity-edge main pool or the sparkling water of the Indian Ocean. Or, enjoy optional activities such as whale watching, nature walks, private surfing lessons, and excursions to Buddhist cave temples and other cultural sites.
Return to Colombo to connect with your onward flight.
Romance in Sri Lanka Visit tea plantation, colonial-era towns, wildlife safari and Buddhist cave temples.
(9 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Colombo, Hill Country, Galle, Tangalle, Yala National Park
Day 1 – Arrive
Colombo Private transfer to hotel for 1 night.
Afternoon flexible private city tour.
Day 2 – Transfer
Hill Country Private transfer to hotel for 2 nights with touring en route.
Day 3 – Tour
Hill Country Morning tea factory tour. Afternoon at leisure.
Day 4 – Transfer
Galle Private transfer to resort for 2 nights.
Afternoon private tour.
Day 5 – Explore
Galle At leisure or optional touring.
Day 6 – Transfer
Tangalle Private transfer to resort for 3 nights with touring en route.
Day 7 – Yala National Park
Tangalle Private safari in Yala National Park or Udawalawe National Park.
Day 8 – Experience
Tangalle Morning private cooking lesson.
Afternoon at leisure.
Day 9 – Depart
Tangalle Private airport transfer.
Check In: 14:00h
Check Out: 12:00h
Make this your holiday
When to go Sri Lanka is a year round destination with a tropical climate. However the best time to go is between December and April when there are less rains and the climate is cooler. It is also the peak time for whale-watching in the south of the island where both blue and sperm whales can be seen. Rains arrive in May and stay until September during which it is hot and humid in the cultural triangle and the west coast. However, the hill country around Nuwara Eliya, Horton Plains and Bandarawela remains cooler. June is a good time to visit the eastern port of Trincomalee, where blue and sperm whales are observed closer to land. Try and avoid travelling between September and November when cyclones may occur with heavy rains.
Getting There Sri Lankan Airlines flies twice daily from Heathrow to Colombo. Sri Lanka airlines and BMI fly direct to Colombo while other International carriers like Emirates fly via Dubai and Jet Airways via India. Direct flights take 10 hours. If your itinerary includes India, then you can take domestic carrier (Indian Airlines or Jet Airways), which operates daily flights to Colombo from a number of southern Indian cities. The airport Colombo airport is located 32 km north of capital. You should leave at least an hour and a half for the drive to/from the city centre.
Passport/Visa UK Passport holders travelling to Sri Lanka for business or tourist purposes are required to get the Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) Visa. ETA holders are issued a 30 day short visit visa at the port of entry in Sri Lanka. Upon arrival, you are required to produce your passport to the immigration officer to obtain the necessary clearance. It is advisable that you keep a copy of the ETA approval with you. Passports should have one blank page and be valid for no less than six months from the date of arrival.