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Asia; the largest continent in the world, has much to offer. With breathtaking national parks in Sri Lanka, pristine white, sandy beaches in the Maldives, and glassy turquoise lagoons in the Philippines, you can head across the equator on this unbeatable journey through Asia's tropical delights. Beginning in the stunning Habarana in Sri Lanka, this itinerary takes you on the most beautiful train journey in the world, before you jet off to the exclusive island paradise of the Maldives in the North Male Atoll. Afterwards, you'll be off to the Philippines to experience the enchanting wonders of El Nido and Cebu Island! 

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Itinerary includes:
  • Return flights from the UK
  • Transfers between the hotels and airports
  • All tours and activities where mentioned
  • 2 nights at the 4 star Cinnamon Lodge Habarana
  • 1 night at the 5 star Cinnamon Citadel Kandy
  • 2 nights at the 4 star 98 Acres Resort and Spa
  • 2 nights at the 4 star Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel
  • 2 nights at the 4 star Avani Kalutara Resort
  • 4 nights at the 4 star Oblu Select at Sangeli
  • 4 nights at the 5 star Crimson Resort and Spa
  • 3 nights at the 5 star El Nido Resorts Apulit Island
Day 1-2
Fly from UK to Colombo

You're off on the journey of a lifetime! As you descend into Sri Lanka, known as the 'Teardrop of India', you feast your eyes on the distant lush wilderness and glimmering water of the Laccadive Sea - you can't wait for your Sri Lanka holiday to begin! Once you've landed, you'll be met by your private chauffeur who will take you to the luxury Cinnamon Lodge in Habarana; indulge in authentic Sri Lankan cuisine as you look forward to exploring this vibrant country! 

Day 2-4
Exploring the Cultural Triangle

Set amongst lush greenery and aromatic tropical flora in the centre of Sri Lank, Habanara is in the heart of the country's cultural triangle, in easy reach of stunning World Heritage Sites and national parks, this is a must-see destination on your Sri Lanka holiday

Whilst in Habanara, you will visit the other-worldly Sigiriya Rock Fortress as part of your itinerary, a 5th century fortress once inhabited by a powerful king. Although not much of the original structure of the fortress remains, you can climb the stairs up the steep rock face and feast your eyes on a carpet of emerald trees stretching out endlessly to the horizon; the Sri Lankan landscape is simply beautiful. 

You must go on a safari in the Minneriya National Park whilst in Habanara, also included in your Sri Lanka itinerary. With an abundance of exotic wildlife, you'll have the opportunity to see majestic leopards, vivid peacocks and the colossal Asian elephants - the national park hosts the largest gathering of these elephants in the world! For a romantic Sri Lanka honeymoon, choose a sunset safari and watch the sky turn a brilliant colour of pinks and oranges! 

Day 4
Road transfer from Habarana to Kandy

After spending some tranquil nights in Habarana, you're now off on the second part of your Sri Lanka holiday to Kandy, a city great for experiencing ornate Buddhist temples. You'll be met at your hotel by a private chauffeur, who will take you to the Cinnamon Citadel hotel in Kandy. Make the most of the extraordinary scenery as you sit back and relax in the luxury of your private car transfer - before you know it, you'll have arrived in Kandy! Surrounded by trickling rivers and lush greenery, the Cinnamon Citadel is a secluded escape where you can enjoy ultimate serenity on your Sri Lanka honeymoon

Day 4-5
Culture in Kandy

Surrounded by sublime mountains adorned with lush rainforest and tea plantations, Kandy, originally Sri Lanka's capital during the era of ancient kings, is a religious city home to many notable Buddhist sites. 

Eager to immerse yourself in the Sri Lanka's cultural heritage, you can visit the symbolic Temple of Tooth on your Sri Lanka holiday, located in the royal palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy. The intricate white temple houses the relic of the tooth of Buddha, a prominent political ornament, and is decorated inside in rich colours of red and gold. 

You'll be in awe at the Dambulla Cave Temples; marked by an imposing giant golden Buddha statue glistening under the sun just a short distance outside of the cave complex, the caves are the site of hundreds of mesmersing figures of Buddha and other deities. Both these memorable cultural excursions are included on your Sri Lanka itinerary! 

Day 5
Train Journey to Ella

After an immersive stay in Kandy, you're off to your next destination, Ella. But this time you're travelling by train on what's considered to be the most beautiful train journey in the world! 

An essential part of your Sri Lanka holiday, your eyes will be glued to the window as you take in the beauty of the Sri Lankan countryside on this 6-hour journey. You'll pass by verdant tea plantations, mountains steeped in mist and glistening waterfalls in what will feel like a romantic rural paradise, perfect for a Sri Lanka honeymoon

As you reach the end of this phenomenal train journey, you'll be met by your private chauffeur who will take you to the luxury 98 Acres Resort and Spa, nestled between emerald-green hillsides in the heart of Ella. 

Day 5-7
Serenity in Ella

Ella's landscape is comprised of majestic vistas, lush mountainsides and soothing waterfalls, ideal for a secluded honeymoon in Sri Lanka

Whilst in Ella, you'll be able to discover the iconic tea plantations that are legendary in Sri Lanka. Go on a Waterfalls and Tea Factory tour, included on your Sri Lanka holiday, and learn about the practice of tea leaf plucking, before visiting a tea factory where you can sample some of the best tea at it's source!

You'll feel enriched by your surroundings on your included excursion to Little Adams Peak; experience exceptional Sri Lankan hospitality on the quaint hillside village as you absorb breathtaking views across sublime mountains - this is an unforgettable experience on your Sri Lanka holiday!

Day 7
Road transfer from Ella to Yala

Ella was incredible, but now it's time to leave Sri Lanka's flourishing interior and head to the coast to experience exotic wildlife in Yala National Park! After being met by your private chauffeur, you can savour the scents of the Sri Lankan countryside as you head to the luxurious Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel. Located on the border of the Yala National Park, this hotel is ideal for experiencing Sri Lanka's natural wonders whilst relaxing on a golden-sand beach

Day 7-9
Yala National Park

Yala National Park is vast. Spread out over 321,000 acres of land, this colossal labyrinth of jungles, lagoons and sand dunes is home to a diverse range of wildlife that is simply unmissable on your Sri Lanka holiday.

With the largest collection of leopards in the world, you must embark on an unforgettable sunrise and sunset safari by jeep in Yala National Park to fully appreciate the incredible wildlife of Sri Lanka! Hear the shrill hoot of owls, spot a magnificent sloth bear wandering through the trees or catch the cunning eye of a crocodile lurking in a lagoon; there is no better way to spend your Sri Lanka honeymoon

Day 9
Road transfer from Yala to Kalutara

Yala National Park was everything you imagined it to be and more! After an incredible adventure experiencing some of Sri Lanka's best wildlife, you're now on your way to pure beach paradise at the luxury Avani Kalutara Resort. As you're met by your private chauffeur, you enjoy tropical views across Sri Lanka's varied landscape as you head to your stylish beachfront hotel. Once you've arrived, you can sit on the soft sand lined with exotic coconut palms and you listen to the soothing sound of the waves breaking on to the shore. 

Day 9-11
A Sri Lankan Beach Paradise

After an action-packed journey across Sri Lanka, you're pleased to have finally reached the beach for peaceful relaxation on your Sri Lanka honeymoon

Located on a peninsula where the Indian Ocean meets the Kalu Ganga River, the hotel is ideally located to experience thrilling watersports in the region; grab a kayak and explore the nearby area as you serenely glide across the water for an immersive experience of local life on the river. 

If you're itching to do some sightseeing, then there's no better way to get around Kalutara than by bike. Go on a guided cycling tour and see the cultural and natural wonders of Kalutara on your Sri Lanka holiday, such as the enchanting Thudugala Ella Waterfall or the regal Richmond Castle. A luxury travel expert can add any of these excursions to your incredible Sri Lanka itinerary! 

Day 11
Fly from Colombo to Male

Sri Lanka has been incredible. After a magnificent journey exploring the natural and cultural highlights of this country, you've encountered exotic wildlife, lush national parks and ornate temples. After being met by your private chauffeur, you'll be swiftly taken to the airport where you'll catch a plane to the exclusive island paradise of the Maldives for a romantic honeymoon! Once you've landed in Male, you'll feel like James Bond as you cruise across the dazzling Indian Ocean to the luxury Oblu Select at Sangeli in the North Male Atoll! 

Day 11-15
The Magical Maldives

The Maldives is your dream island paradise, a collection of beautiful atolls scattered in the glistening turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean

Located on the secluded Sangeli Island in the north-western tip of Male, you can enjoy ultimate serenity in your deluxe over-water villa for your perfect Maldives honeymoon. With luxury spa facilities in the resort, you can feel like royalty as you enjoy holistic treatments and wellness massages in beautiful tropical surroundings.

Whilst on your Maldives holiday, you must experience underwater paradise and discover the rich array of marine life beneath the surface; learn to scuba dive for an unforgettable adventure in the outer reefs of the atoll, or snorkel in the pristine water of the lagoon, home to a variety of small-reef species. 

Day 15-16
Fly from Male to Cebu

Your time in the picture-perfect Maldives has come to an end, but the excitement doesn't end here; after you've absorbed the dazzling scenery of the Maldives on your speedboat ride back to Male, you'll soon be taking to the skies as you fly to the crystal-clear waters of the Philippines. After a brief stop in Hong Kong, you'll be on your way to Cebu Island for a fully-immersive stay in the Philippines. Once you've touched down, you'll be met by a private chauffeur who will take you to the 5-star luxury Crimson Resort and Spa, Mactan Island. With it's own private beach, you can relax in ultimate seclusion as you watch the palm trees sway in the tropical breeze.

Day 16-20
Splendid Cebu

Cebu Island is the Philippines' pristine natural playground waiting to be explored. With an abundance of thrilling excursions included on your Philippines holiday, you'll be able to experience the beautiful natural wonders that make this island paradise so coveted. 

The most popular waterfall in Cebu, discover the turquoise Kawasan Falls on a specially crafted tour with a lunch included. Swim amongst the rainforest canopy in the two lagoons of the rushing waterfalls or try bamboo rafting for a unique experience on your Philippines honeymoon

You'll also have the opportunity to see the iconic Chocolate Hills on Bohol Island, one of the Philippines' most prominent natural landmarks. Stretching out endlessly to the horizon, this geographical phenomenon of perfectly-round verdant hills looks spectacular as the drying grass turns brown, making them look like 'chocolate kisses'. 

Day 20
Fly from Cebu to El Nido

After a spectacular time on Cebu Island, you're now looking forward to experiencing the paradisaical El Nido on Palawan Island. Once you've been picked up by your private chauffeur, you'll be on your way to the airport for a short domestic flight for the last stop on your adventure! After landing in El Nido, you'll be met at the airport and taken for a stunning speedboat ride to the beautiful Apulit Island at one of the luxury 5-star El Nido Resorts. With glittering views across the Taytay Bay, this is the perfect place to end your once-in-a-lifetime adventure in Asia

Day 20-23
El Nido

El Nido is the picture-perfect Philippines; with glassy turquoise water, lush tropical islands and kaleidoscopic coral reefs, this is an ideal destination for an out-of-this-world Philippines honeymoon

Based on the stunning Apulit Island, you'll be able to experience the natural wonders of this small island gem as you experience a variety of thrilling excursions. Go on a mesmersing snorkelling adventure and marvel at the rich display of marine life as you glide through the crystal-clear water on your Philippines holiday!

If you want to explore the hidden wonders of Apulit Island itself, you can discover the spellbinding caves on the island with their mesmersing limestone formations, before climbing and rappelling down a 60-meter limestone cliff! 

Day 23-24
Fly from El Nido to UK

Your time in El Nido was simply extraordinary, but now your Philippines holiday has sadly come to an end! After your speedboat ride back to the mainland, you'll catch a flight to Manila, before heading off on the first part of your long-haul journey back home. As you take to the skies, make sure to get a last look at the glistening turquoise water and lush, green islands of the Philippines before you fly to Dubai where you'll meet your connecting flight to the UK. As you sit back and relax above the clouds, you'll dream of the wonderful memories you made in Sri Lanka, the Maldives and the Philippines and look forward to your next unforgettable holiday; our luxury travel experts will be here ready to tailor-make your next exciting itinerary! 

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Itinerary includes:
  • Return flights from the UK
  • Transfers between the hotels and airports
  • All tours and activities where mentioned
  • 2 nights at the 4 star Cinnamon Lodge Habarana
  • 1 night at the 5 star Cinnamon Citadel Kandy
  • 2 nights at the 4 star 98 Acres Resort and Spa
  • 2 nights at the 4 star Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel
  • 2 nights at the 4 star Avani Kalutara Resort
  • 4 nights at the 4 star Oblu Select at Sangeli
  • 4 nights at the 5 star Crimson Resort and Spa
  • 3 nights at the 5 star El Nido Resorts Apulit Island
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