Sri Lanka & the Maldives Honeymoon
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Experience the best of Sri Lanka and the Maldives on this luxury holiday itinerary. Beginning in Negombo, you'll tour Sri Lanka's Cultural Triangle, visiting temples, historic sites, and tea plantations, as well as boarding the renowned train from Nanu Oya to Ella. You'll enjoy a safari in Yala National Park, before concluding your Sri Lanka trip with two nights in the coastal city of Galle. Afterwards, you'll head to the tropical paradise of the Maldives, staying at the luxurious The Residence Maldives at Falhumaafushi. 

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Itinerary includes:
  • Return flights from the UK
  • Transfers between the hotels, and to and from the airport
  • All tours and activities where mentioned
  • 2 nights at the 4.5-star Heritance Negombo
  • 2 nights at the 5-star Heritance Kandalama
  • 1 night at the 4.5-star Earls Regency Hotel
  • 1 night at the 4.5-star 98 Acres Resort & Spa
  • 2 nights at the 5-star Jetwing Yala
  • 2 nights at the 4-star Fort Bazaar
  • 7 nights at the 5-star Residence Maldives at Falhumaafushi
Day 1-2
Fly from UK to Colombo

Upon arrival in Colombo, you'll be collected by private car transfer and taken to the first accommodation of your Sri Lanka itinerary. 

Day 2-3
1 Night at Heritance Negombo

Set on a beautiful beachfront with golden sands, Heritance Negombo draws inspiration from Sri Lanka's rich cultural heritage, its interiors both bright and modern. The resort features a rooftop spa, three dining venues, and an expansive outdoor swimming pool.

Day 3
Road transfer from Negombo to Kandalama

Today your driver will collect you and transfer you to your accommodation in Kandalama, nestled within the island's Cultural Triangle. This scenic route stretches for 140km along the interior's rural roads, which wind through the island's verdant, undulating countryside. 

Day 3
Minneriya National Park Safari

After checking into the hotel, you'll head out to enjoy a safari in Sri Lanka's Minneriya National Park. Known for its elephant migration, the park attracts up to 300 elephants between the months of June to September, when they gather around Minneriya's ancient water tank. As well as elephants, on a jeep safari here you'll also have the opportunity to spot peacocks, toque macaque monkeys, and wild buffalo.

Day 3-5
2 nights at Heritance Kandalama

Overlooking rolling hills and sprawling forest, Heritance Kandalama seamlessly blends into its natural environment, its exterior cloaked in a verdant greenery. Spend your time at the resort dining in the five bars and restaurants, unwinding at the spa, or relaxing in the lake-facing outdoor pool. 

Day 4
Dambulla Cave Temples

You'll begin the day with breakfast at Pidurangala Rock, where you'll enjoy panoramic views of Sri Lanka's rolling hills and emerald forests, as well as the soaring UNESCO site of Sigiriya Rock. 

Afterwards, you'll visit the extraordinary Dambulla Cave Temples, a World Heritage Site and Sri Lanka's best-preserved cave temple complex, featuring 153 Buddha statues. You'll visit the five main caves, viewing the myriad of paintings and statues that not only depict Buddha but Sri Lankan kings and gods and goddesses. 

Day 5
Road transfer from Kandalama to Kandy

Your driver will collect you from the hotel for the scenic drive to Kandy. On the way, you'll stop off at Hulu's Hanging Bridge, lying just beyond a local village and rice paddies. Beginning at the Knuckles 'Mist-laden' Mountain Range and leading to the cascading waters of Huluganga Falls, this picturesque river is an ideal place to stop off and stretch your legs en-route to Kandy. 

Day 5-6
1 Night at Earls Regency Hotel

Situated within the historic city of Kandy, Earls Regency Hotel is a luxury hotel that draws its inspiration from the rich history and traditions of the region. The hotel features a spacious outdoor swimming pool, four restaurants and bars, and a rejuvenating spa with a strong focus on Ayurvedic rituals.

Day 6
Nuwara Eliya Tea Factory

You'll be collected by your driver for the journey to the train station at Nanu Oya. On the way, you'll stop off at a tea factory in Nuwara Eliya, the heart of Sri Lanka's hill country. You'll enjoy an exclusive guided tour and tea tasting session by an in-house expert, before heading out into the fields and trying your hand at tea picking. 

Day 6
Train Journey from Nanu Oya to Ella

One of the most beautiful train journeys in the world, the ride to Ella - though long - offers spectacular views of emerald hillsides, glistening waterfalls, and misty mountains. Once you've arrived in Ella, you'll be met by your driver who will take you to your next accommodation. 

Day 6-7
1 night at 98 Acres Resort and Spa

Set within Sri Lanka's verdant hill country, 98 Acres Resort and Spa is situated on a 98-acre tea estate and offers spectacular views across the surrounding landscape. During your stay, you can dine on exceptional Sri Lankan cuisine, enjoy tea-inspired treatments at Spa 98, or explore the local area on dedicated hiking trips. 

Day 7
Little Adam's Peak & Ravana Falls

Today you'll be collected by your driver and will begin the journey to Yala National Park. On the way, you'll stop off for a hike to Little Adam's Peak, where you'll enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding mountain scenery. Afterwards, you'll visit Ravana Falls, one of the widest waterfalls in Sri Lanka and named after the demon King Ravana who, according to legend, kidnapped Princess Sita and hid her in the caves behind the waterfall. 

Day 7-9
2 nights at Jetwing Yala

Set within Yala National Park on the coast, Jetwing Yala is a contemporary resort boasting a selection of rooms, an outdoor swimming pool, and a revitalising spa. The resort offers daily jeep safaris into the Yala National Park, as well as birdwatching in Bundala National Park. 

Day 8
Yala National Park Safari

During your stay at Jetwing Yala, you'll enjoy a morning and evening safari into Yala National Park. Spread across 321,000 acres, the national park is home to a myriad of wildlife including leopards, elephants, water buffalos, and crocodiles, as well as a variety of colourful birdlife. 

Day 9
Road transfer from Yala National Park to Galle

Your private driver will collect you from Yala National Park and take you to your next accommodation in Galle, a heritage city located on Sri Lanka's southwest coast. 

Day 9-11
2 nights at Fort Bazaar

Fort Bazaar is a boutique property ideally situated in Galle, moments away from the city's top attractions. Set within a UNESCO-listed 17th Century fort, the hotel features a beautiful courtyard dining area, bright and minimalistic rooms, and a restaurant that serves a variety of aromatic cuisines. 

Day 10
Galle

Your time here is to do as you please, whether you want to visit Galle Fort and its lighthouse, Galle Dutch Church, the city's boutique shops, or one of its many coffee shops and restaurants. Head to one of the nearby beaches and observe traditional stilt fisherman as they perch over the water, or sit back and watch a beautiful sunset over the Indian Ocean. 

Day 11-12
Road transfer from Galle to Negombo

Today your driver will transfer you to Negombo, where you will enjoy one final night at Heritance Negombo. The following day, you will be taken back to the airport for your flight to the Maldives. 

Day 12
Fly from Colombo to Male

You'll board a short flight to Male, the capital of the Maldives. Once landed, you'll reach your resort by taking a domestic flight and speedboat transfer to the island. 

Day 12-19
7 Nights at The Residence Maldives at Falhumaafushi

Situated in the Gaafu Alifu Atoll, The Residence Maldives at Falhumaafushi is a five-star luxury resort combining modern accommodation with traditional Maldivian influences. The resort features luxurious water and beach villas, a selection of world-class dining venues, and the only spa by Clarins in the Maldives. 

Day 13-18
The Maldives

During your stay in the Maldives, you'll enjoy watersports such as kayaking, snorkelling, and stand-up paddle boarding, experiencing the island's beautiful turquoise lagoon and wealth of marine life that resides there. For those looking for some relaxation and rejuvenation, make sure to visit the Spa by Clarins, offering a variety of signature treatments and therapies. Other experiences include sunrise and sunset yoga, movies on the beach, and romantic beach dinners. 

Day 19
Fly from Male to UK

Your holiday has come to and end. After travelling back to Male airport by a speedboat transfer and domestic flight, you'll board your flight back to the UK. 

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Itinerary includes:
  • Return flights from the UK
  • Transfers between the hotels, and to and from the airport
  • All tours and activities where mentioned
  • 2 nights at the 4.5-star Heritance Negombo
  • 2 nights at the 5-star Heritance Kandalama
  • 1 night at the 4.5-star Earls Regency Hotel
  • 1 night at the 4.5-star 98 Acres Resort & Spa
  • 2 nights at the 5-star Jetwing Yala
  • 2 nights at the 4-star Fort Bazaar
  • 7 nights at the 5-star Residence Maldives at Falhumaafushi
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