Example trip

A Sri Lankan Honeymoon

Best for:

Honeymooners, culture vultures and beach lovers

14 nights
$6,000
All year

Itinerary highlights

  • Visit a local tea estate and learn about the tea making process
  • Indulge in massages and long swims at your boutique property in Kandy
  • Head on sunset game drives at Yala National Park
  • Enjoy candlelit dinners under starry skies and by dramatic seas
  • Wander the streets of Galle Fort, visiting the shops, bars, cafes and restaurants

Curated by Harsha

“Famed for its wonderful landscape and relaxing atmosphere, Sri Lanka is a perfect destination for newlyweds. Visit romantic misty tea plantations, historical sites and Yala National Park, and stay at the most romantic hotels on this two-week itinerary.”

Itinerary Details

Day 1
Arrival Colombo

Upon arrival, you’ll be met by a representative and privately transferred to your hotel, The Wallawwa.

After settling into your surroundings, the rest of the day will be free for you to relax.

From: $6,000 pp
Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing

Day 2
The Wallawwa

Spend today at leisure.

Enjoy time at your hotel which boasts romantic gardens and a swimming pool, gourmet cuisine, discreet service and a decadent spa.

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Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing

Day 3
Colombo - Kandy

Today you’ll be privately escorted to your next destination, Kandy. On the way you’ll have the chance to see the Millennium Elephant Foundation to observe and walk with elephants.

After checking into your hotel you’ll have the rest of the day to yourselves.

From: $6,000 pp
Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing

Day 4
The Kandy

Spend today enjoying your facilities and surroundings.

 

This is your chance to go hiking at the Hantane Range: visit Temple of the Tooth, Sri Lanka’s most sacred shrine; stroll the Royal Botanical Gardens; and trek through tea estates.

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Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing

Day 5
Kandy – Living Heritage Koslanda

This morning you’ll travel south from Kandy into Sri Lanka’s vertiginous Tea Country, so-named for the velveteen tea plantations that carpet the misty hills.

Check into your secluded boutique and spend some time settling in by going for a swim or indulging in a massage before enjoying a candlelit dinner.

From: $6,000 pp
Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing

Day 6
Living Heritage Koslanda

You can choose how you’d like to spend today. Perhaps you’d like to enjoy a picnic at a secluded spot by a secret waterfall; embark on a guided nature wall through God’s forest; or learn how to make Hoppers, a traditional Sri Lankan snack.

 

Alternatively, just chill out by the infinity pool.

From: $6,000 pp
Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing

Day 7
Yala National Park

Today you’ll be transferred from the hills to the edge of Yala National Park. On the way you’ll stop at Buduruwagala, a series of seven well-preserved Buddhist figures carved into sheer rock.

Yala National Park is the island’s premier game reserve, home to a dense population of leopards, elephants and sloth bears.

After checking into your luxury tent there’ll be time for a quick dip in the pool before dinner. We recommend eating al fresco on rocks by the water’s edge.

From: $6,000 pp
Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing

Day 8
Yala National Park

Rise early to go on a thrilling game drive in your jeep. Your guides will tell you what wildlife to look out for, and you’ll take a picnic breakfast with you to enjoy under a shady tree.

You’ll return in time for lunch and relaxation before setting out on a second game drive in the early evening.

Enjoy dinner back at the lodge and retire early for an indulgent bath and an early night.

From: $6,000 pp
Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing

Day 9
Yala National Park

Enjoy another day of morning and evening game drives looking out for elephants, wild birds, sloth bears and the elusive Sri Lankan leopard.

Fit in a soothing couples’ massage before ending your day dining-a-deux by candlelight.

From: $6,000 pp
Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing

Day 10
Galle

Today you’ll be driven along the cove-sprinkled southern coastline to Galle, famed for pretty beaches, a 17th century Dutch fort and a cosmopolitan vibe.

Your next hotel will be Kahanda Kanda. Set on its own 12-acre hilltop tea estate, this blissful couples-only boutique hotel is an ideal honeymoon choice.

Settle in and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

From: $6,000 pp
Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing

Day 11
Galle

How you choose to spend today is up to you.

Relax poolside, indulge in a spa treatment, take a guided bicycle ride through picture-postcard rice fields, head for the beach, or go on a private tour of the hotel’s own tea estate.

Your Lightfoot Travel Designer can advise on activities prior to departure.

From: $6,000 pp
Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing

Day 12
Galle

This is your time to wander the charming streets of Galle, visiting the shops, bars, cafes and restaurants, and perhaps watching the sun set by the edge of the Fort with the locals – a daily ritual.

Your Lightfoot Travel Designer can advise on activities prior to departure.

From: $6,000 pp
Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing

Day 13
Galle

Spend the final day of your honeymoon relaxing at your hotel, exploring Galle Fort, or taking a trip to one of the nearby beaches for a swim in the sea, cocktail on the sand, or an energetic surf lesson.

End your holiday with a special meal under Sri Lanka’s beautiful starry skies.

From: $6,000 pp
Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing

Day 14
Departure

Today, you’ll be transferred to the airport to catch your return flight home.

From: $6,000 pp
Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing