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Sri Lanka in 11 days - Honeymoon in Paradise.

Enjoy a romantic journey in the most beautiful island in the world.

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A Honeymoon is probably one of the most important journeys of your life.

For this reason we have created for you newlyweds, an unforgettable journey where you will spend pleasant and relaxing moments.
In ancient temples, taking in, the nature and animal life and finally soaking up the sun with a couple of days on paradise beaches.
We assure you that this trip will leave you with the best memory you can ever have on the island of Ceylon.

1st day. Airport – Kurunegala – Sigiriya

2nd day. Sigiriya – Polonnaruwa – Minneriya – Sigiriya

3rd day. Sigiriya – Sigiriya Rock – Dambulla’s Golden Temple – Sigiriya

4th day. Spice Garden – Kandy: Temple of the Tooth and City

5th day. Kandy – Udawattakele Shrine – Peradeniya Botanical Gardens=

6th day. Kandy – Ramboda Waterfalls – Tea Factory – Nuwara Eliya Train to Ella

7th day. Ella: excursions

8th day. Ella – Yala: Safari

9th day. Yala – Galle Fort – Unawatuna

10th day. Unawatuna – Balapitiya: Safari Madu Ganga – Unawatuna

11th day. Unawatuna – Colombo – Airport

1st Day. Airport – Kurunegala – Sigiriya: rest or optional activities

Reception at the Bandaranaike international airport by our representative and transfer to Sigiriya.

Stop in Kurunegala for a walk around the lake and to enjoy a refreshing drink.

Rest in the afternoon or with the possibility to visit a rural village: canoe ride, tuk-tuk and ox cart.

Accommodation in Sigiriya

2nd day. Sigiriya – Polonnaruwa – National Park Minneriya Safari – Sigiriya

In the morning we will visit one of the old countries capital, Polonnaruwa (XI-XIII).

Founded in the X century AD, Polonnaruwa was the second capital of Sri Lanka and remained active until the 13th century.

UNESCO World Heritage Site, this city retains the remains of buildings and temples of the era.

They are highlighted for their beauty and grandeur, the statues of Buddha and that of the King Parakrama carved in the rock. Followed by an interesting visit to the University of Alahana Pirivena.

In the “Polonnaruwa era” agriculture prospered, along with commerce, teaching and healthcare. Consequently, this era is considered the greatest in the history of this country.

In the afternoon we will take a safari in the Minneriya National Park, famous for the large herds of elephants that inhabit it. 

Sometimes you can see up to 300 elephants together.

Accommodation in Sigiriya

3rd Day. Sigiriya – Sigiriya Rock – Dambulla’s Golden Temple – Sigiriya

In the morning we will visit the Golden Temple of Dambulla(I AD).

The Golden Temple of Dambulla consists of a large cave with different converted environments into temples.

In its interior you can admire 153 statues of Buddha, some statues of the Sri Lanka Kings and some Hindu gods, and the murals that cover the walls and ceilings of the cave.

The story of Dambulla goes back to the year I AC and had its greatest splendour in the twelfth century.

Even today the temple is still active, we will have the opportunity to observe the Sri Lankan Buddhists offering flowers, incense and oil lamps.

In the afternoon we will visit the Sigiriya Rock ( V century AD)

Sigiriya’s fortress is a rock with a substantially rectangular shape at 360 meters above sea level.

At its peak are the ruins of an ancient complex of palaces, it is considered one of the 8 wonders of the ancient world.

This work of King Kassapa dates back to the fifth century AD. and hides a story of betrayal and revenge.

UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sigiriya is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Sri Lanka.

Accommodation in Sigiriya

4th Day. Spice Garden – Kandy: Temple of the Tooth and City

After breakfast we will learn all the secrets of a spice garden. In this visit we will have the opportunity to see the plants and trees in which the different spices are grown and learn of their uses in cooking and in Ayurvedic medicine.

In particular we will know the vanilla, cocoa, cardamom, pepper, ginger, lemongrass, nutmeg.

Transfer to Kandy, the capital of the mountains.

In the afternoon we will visit the Sri Dalada Maligawa or Buddha Tooth Temple.

In this sacred place we find the relic of the tooth of the Buddha.

Since ancient times, this heirloom played an important role in Sri Lanka’s life, as it was believed that those who possessed it had power.

Again we will see how Sri Lankan Buddhists gather in this temple with flowers and offerings to worship Buddha.

For the rest of the afternoon we will take a stroll though the city and the lake surrounding the Temple of the Tooth, the market. …

Accommodation in Kandy

5th Day. Kandy – Udawattakele Shrine – Peradeniya Botanical Gardens

An early morning walk in the Udawattakele reserve.

This visit takes a couple of hours in which we can admire the towering trees and tropical vegetation that amazes everyone, residents and tourists alike.

The origin of this forest was for the joy of the Royal Court and for fuel (wood), for the kitchens. 

Even today it is a place of relaxation for the inhabitants of Kandy, located in the heart of the city.

Later we will visit the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens.

The Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya also known as the Royal Gardens, their origins go back to the fourteenth century. 

This vast expanse of trees and plants is one of the best travel sites in Sri Lanka. 

We will admire the ancient trees and palms with the strangest shapes, Ayurvedic plants and the famous orchid collection.

This vast area of 60 hectares is a place of relaxation and leisure for the Sri Lankans where they come to stroll and spend the day with their loved ones.

Accommodation in Kandy

6th day. Kandy – Ramboda Waterfalls – Tea Factory – Nuwara Eliya Train to Ella

Transfer to Nuwara Eliya.

On the way to the mountain station of Nuwara Eliya (1,868 mt.), we will admire the vast tea plantations, we will stop at the Ramboda waterfalls and visit a tea factory.

In Nuwara Eliya, little England, so called by British settlers, here we can see the old buildings and take in the atmosphere of that time.

An example is the Golf Club or Club Hill.

Travel by train from Nanu Oya station of Nuwara Eliya to Ella.

Over 3 hours of winding road through the mountains and the forest, a time to relax and take in the breathtaking scenery.

The railway network in Sri Lanka started operating in 1968 and still runs perfectly preserving the old trains of the time.

Accommodation in Ella

7th day. Ella: excursions

Once arrived in Ella there is a choice between the following excursions:

A visit to Ella Gap to enjoy the wonderful view of this chain of mountains that surround Ella.

If not too tired, we can continue on to the Little Adam’s Peak.

It is a simple climb bordering the tea fields, to enjoy the immensity of the mountains on this part of the island.

The other option is to have the day off to take advantage of the cool temperatures of this area.

Accommodation in Ella

8th day. Ella – Yala: Safari

Transfer to Yala to participate in the Safari.

The Yala National Park is the most visited Nature Reserve in the country and the second in extension.

You can see deer, pelicans, wild boars, crocodiles, magpies, wild buffaloes, kingfishers, elephants, royal peacocks, bears … and with a little luck, even the elusive leopard.

Accommodation in Yala

9th day. Yala – Galle Fort – Unawatuna

Transfer to the Galle Fort.

Galle is the third most important city after Colombo and Kandy.

It was a Portuguese city in the 16th and 18th century, a moment of maximum apogee; even the British lived there in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

All these colonisers left their mark, which is why it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

The Galle Fort is the best preserved colonial historical centre in the country, where Buddhists, Muslims, Catholics and Hindus live together in perfect harmony.

It is a pleasure to get lost in its shady colonial streets and squares.

Transfer to the hotel in Unawatuna

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10th day. Unawatuna – Balapitiya: Safari Madu Ganga – Unawatuna 

Canoe excursion among the mangroves of the Madu Ganga river. 

Short visit to a Buddhist temple; visit the cinnamon island with explanation of the process of preparation from the tree to our table.

Rest of the day free.

Accommodation in Unawatuna

11th day. Unawatuna – Colombo – Airport

If there is still time before taking the plane, transfer to the capital Colombo, for a retrospective visit: Independent Square, a walk thought Galle Face and the colonial area of Colombo Fort.

Transfer to the airport at the agreed time, where we will arrive 3 hours before the flight departure.

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Buy the entrances tickets for all MONUMENTS, NATIONAL PARKS, SAFARI and VISITS of the circuit at a price of USD 270

the Pack sri Lanka in 11 days, Honeymoon in Paradise includes :
  • Visit to Polonnaruwa and surroundings
  • Safari in the Minneriya National Park by 4×4
  • Visit to the local workshop products, like carpentry, batik…*
  •  Sigiriya Rock
  • Dambulla Golden Temple
  • Spice Garden*
  • Tooth Relic Temple – Sri Dalada Maligawa
  • Udawattakele Sanctuary
  • Gems Museum* 
  • Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya
  • Train from Nanu Oya to Ella
  • Safari in Yala National Park by 4×4
  • Galle Fort*
  • Madu Ganga Canoe Safari in Balpitiya
  • Colombo city tour* 

 *Free optional visits offered by purchasing this activities package

 

Inclusions

  • Accommodation and breakfast at the indicated hotels.

  • Private transport with english spoken chauffeur/escort.

  • Reception and escort service at the airport upon arrival and departure

  • The entrance tickets to the monuments, National parks and the temples of the itinerary.

Exclusions

  • Soft drinks, lunches and diners

  • The visits not contemplated in the route.

  • Tips.

  • International flight

  • Travel Insurance

  • Visa entry fees to Sri Lanka ($ 35)

to issue it, follow the steps described in our article:

https://srilankaedentravels.com/visa-and-passport/

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This question is very easy to answer. 

On all our routes in Sri Lanka we have a special visit that sets us apart from other travel agencies.

We firmly believe in making fair and responsible tourism in Sri Lanka. 

For this reason, we create special circuits in which you are the protagonist and everything we do to satisfy your needs.

We are a specialised agency in Sri Lanka. Only and exclusively that. 

We do not do Maldives or India. 

We are here in Sri Lanka and here we put all our energy into making travel to Sri Lanka unique and unrepeatable.

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Well, our itineraries in Sri Lanka are designed so you can get to know this country during your holidays. 

From the Cultural Triangle and the mountains from the centre to the coast, without forgetting the magnificent Fort of Galle.

If you don’t know what to see in Sri Lanka, read our classic circuits.

Now, if you are a restless person that you like to discover, look at our “exceptional itineraries” to learn about Sri Lanka outside of conventional routes.

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Sri Lanka is indeed the perfect place for children and for people who like animals and nature. 

This country is incredibly green.

It is impossible not to find elephant herds on safari or even on the same road traveling.

It is also very easy to see leopards, macaques and other types of monkeys, giant squirrels, jackals, etc. etc

Furthermore, walking with children and adults through the Peradeniya Botanical Garden is a delight. 

Along with the giant trees and millions of plants, we will also find monkeys and other animals in this immense place.

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If you like monuments, you need to know Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, the Golden Temple of Dambulla and the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy. 

Without forgetting other less important ones such as Mihintale or the temples of Lankatilekka and Ambakke.

If you like nature, this is Sri Lanka’s strong point. 

You can’t miss the safaris in the Yala nature reserve, Minneriya National Park, Wilpattu National Park and Uda Walawe. 

In addition to Sinharaja and the marine parks of Pigeon Island National Park and Hikkaduwa.

If you like trekking or hiking you can walk in the Horton National Park, Haputale, Nuwara Eliya, the Knuckles and the Kandy tea mountains.

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Meanwhile, those who love exotic beaches, full of palm trees and coconut trees, offer beaches in the west of the country such as Bentota, Ambalangoda, Chilaw and Negambo. 

You can also swim in the Indian Ocean in the east of the country on the beaches of Trincomalee, Pasikudah, Nilaveli … If you like surfing you can practice at Arugam Bay, Weligama or Mirissa. 

And of course, we have the beaches of southern Sri Lanka such as Tangalle, Unawatuna, Galle, Ahangama, etc. etc

If you like cities, we have Kandy, Jaffna, Galle Fort and Colombo where you can walk and shop among the wonderful shops and restaurants.

In short, we have a country with a wide variety of climates, places, cultures, religions, etc. where we will always find Sinhalese smiling and waiting for us with open arms.

Coming to Sri Lanka and not being surprised is absolutely impossible.

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