09 Days Romantic Sri Lanka Honeymoon Tour

9 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS

Highlights of the Tour

  • Negombo Dutch Canal boat ride
  • Elephant Orphanage or Elephant freedom project
  • Temple of the tooth relic
  • Royal Botanical gardens in Peradeniya
  • Cultural dance show
  • Sceneric train journey
  • Hiking to Ella Rock
  • Trekking to a local village
  • Waterfalls & nine arch bridge
  • Jeep safari at Yala national park
  • Galle Dutch Fort
  • Turtle hatchery in Kosgoda.

Trip Summary

Day Start

Point

End

Point

Meal

Plan

Itinerary
 1 Airport Negombo BB Transfer from Airport to Negombo. Boat ride in Negombo Dutch canal and lagoon.
2 Negombo Kandy BB Transfer to Kandy via Pinnawala. Visit the Elephant Orphanage or the Elephant freedom project.
3 Kandy BB Visit temple of tooth then city tour in Kandy including upper lake drive. Afternoon visit botanical gardens and witness the cultural dance show.
4 Kandy Ella BB Train journey to Ella with a spectacular views.
5 Ella BB Hike to Ella Rock in the morning. Then village trekking excursion with lunch.
6 Ella Yala BB Transfer to Yala via Wellawaya. Afternoon safari at Yala national park.
7 Yala Kalutara BB Proceed to Kalutara via blowhole Hummanaya, Galle Dutch fort & Turtle hatchery in Kosgoda.
8 Kalutara BB Free for leisure at the hotel or by the beach.
9 Kalutara Airport Transfer to Airport for departure.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01

Airport | Negombo

Arrival at Bandaranaike International Airport. Clients will be welcomed by the Representative of Reliance Tours / Chauffeur guide and transfer to the hotel in Negombo.

Negombo is a famous fishing village North of Colombo. It is one of the famous commercial hubs in the country. Negombo is known for its long sandy beaches and centuries old fishing industry. Negombo has a large bilingual population of Roman Catholics.

The streets on either side of the Hotels are dotted with Souvenir Shops, Restaurants etc.

Boat ride in Dutch built Canal. The canal itself is a hive of activity with fishermen traveling up and down in their gaily-painted boats. On the shores of the canal you will find many homes and many species of birds including spectacular Kingfishers.

Thereafter proceed to the hotel in Negombo.

Day 02

Negombo | Kandy

Breakfast at the hotel. Proceed to Pinnawala. Visit Elephant orphanage or the Elephant freedom project by the choice of client.

Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage – Where an orphanage was started in 1975 to house the abandoned and the wounded elephants. The number of elephants has increased to more than 65 now; including Baby Elephants brought from various parts, as well as some of the more then 25 babies born, as a result of the captive breeding programme. The best time to visit is the feeding time from 0915-0945 hrs and 1415-1445 hrs and the bathing time from 1000-11.00 hrs and 1500-1600 hrs when all the elephants are taken to the river close by.

The small, family run, Elephant Freedom Project offers refuge, freedom from work and hardship to the elephant. At the project she is free from working in the riding industry and the wood logging. During the day the elephant can roam around freely inside the enclosure, go for a guided walk in the countryside and go to the river every day to be washed. Elephants are not pets. For safety purposes the mahout carries an ankus when the elephant is out of the enclosure. He will rarely use this and NEVER in an abusive way. Remember that elephants are very big and immensely strong animals.

Thereafter proceed to the hotel in Kandy.

Day 03

Kandy | Peradeniya | Kandy

Breakfast at the hotel. Visit Temple of the tooth relic then city tour in Kandy including upper lake drive, market square, arts & crafts center and the gem Museum.

Kandy is another “World Heritage Site”. It was the last stronghold of the Sinhalese Kings during the Portuguese, Dutch and British rule and finally the British in 1815.

To the Buddhist of Sri Lanka and the World, Kandy is one of the most sacred sites as it is the home of the “Dalada Maligawa” – Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha.

Today Kandy is the center of Buddhism, Arts, Crafts, Dancing, Music and Culture. Visitors can see these Dance & Music at the daily Cultural Performances held at several places in the city.

Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

Ever since 4th Century A.D, when the Buddha’s Tooth was brought to Sri Lanka hidden from sacrilegious hands in an Orissan princess’ hair, the Relic has grown in repute and holiness in Sri Lanka and throughout the Buddhist world. It is considered Sri Lanka’s most prized possession.

It is located in the royal palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy, which houses the relic of the tooth of the Buddha. Since ancient times, the relic has played an important role in local politics because it is believed that whoever holds the relic holds the governance of the country.

Then visit the botanical gardens in Peradeniya and witness the cultural dance show in Kandy by evening.

Royal Botanical Gardens – 147 acres in extent: started in 1374 as a pleasure garden of the King’s of Kandy. There are more than 5000 species of tree and plants. Some and endemic as well as flora from the tropical world, Spice garden and Orchid House are popular with Tourists.

There are 5 Palm Avenues beautifying the gardens, the earliest and tallest Palm Avenue (Royal Palm Avenue) was planted in 1905 and the Double Coconuts from the Seashells Island, with the largest seed of all plants in the world is one such avenue.

Thereafter proceed to the hotel in Kandy.

Day 04

Kandy | Ella

Breakfast at the hotel. Then proceed to Ella by train

This is one of the most beautiful train journey both among the tourists and locals. You will see beautiful green hills covered with tea plantations, mountains, lovely old bridges, waterfalls & spectacular views of small villages in between.

Ella is on the leeward side of the central mountains. The view from Ella Gap is one of the most spectacular scenic sights in Sri Lanka – the landscape falls away in a dizzy drop of 3000ft to the eastern plains.

The Ella rock is famous for the cave of Ravana a legendary king of Sri Lanka ruled during the pre-historic times. The 1080-foot high waterfall few miles from the Ella Rest

House is one of the most beautiful falls in the country.

Evening leisure at the hotel in Ella.

Day 05

Ella

Breakfast at the hotel. Trekking and hiking tour to Ella Rock.

Ella rock located in Ella town is a great attraction to the travelers who are enthusiast for small adventures. This tour is covered with hiking, nature, panoramic views, train tracks, tea plantations as well as waterfalls. You can explore a large area during the excursion. Spectacular views surrounding country side of Ella and the splendid view of the mountain range and the valley are worth the effort.

It is not just a trekking experience and it is an epic lifetime experience. You will hear folktales about Great King Ravana and Epic Love story. Ella Rock situated over 1000 meters above the sea level.

Then visit to an authentic village in Ella.

Ella village tour will give a unique experience to the tourists for its tradition agriculture. Chena cultivation is the main experience of the tour and you can enjoy the life of wild Chena. Hence, the village has surrounded by a preserve, wild animals live around the village. The elephant, peacock, Sri Lankan monkey are some of them. There is a gorgeous lake in the village with lot of reptiles and birds. You will have a boat journey around the lake followed by traditional lunch. The tour will fulfill with Sri Lankan village hospitality.

Evening transfer to hotel.

Day 06

Ella | Yala

Breakfast at the hotel. Then proceed to Yala. Afternoon jeep safari at Yala national park.

Yala National Park– the Ruhunu National Park covers 126,786 hectares including the Strict Natural Reserve (Block II). The most familiar is Block I (14,101 hectares) and this were established in 1938.

Yala is famous for its big herds and large number of Elephants, Leopards, Spotted Deer, Sambhur, Crocodiles, Mongoose, Wild Boar, Wild Buffalo, and many other animals.

More than 130 bird species are recorded which includes the resident and winter visitors.

Thereafter proceed to the hotel or camping site.

Day 07

Yala | Galle | Kalutara

Breakfast at the hotel. Then transfer to Kalutara via Galle. Visit Galle Dutch fort and the turtle hatchery in Kalutara.

Galle – Sri Lanka’s most historically interesting town is Galle. It was a major port until about 100 years, but today still handles shipping and sailing boats in the natural harbour. Oldest landmark is the massive Portuguese and Dutch Fort which is a “World Heritage Site” in which the central city is contained. But the city may be much older. Some scholars believe it to be the “Tarshish” of the Old Testament, to which King Solomon sent his merchant vessels, and to which Jonah fled from the Lord.

Today, the 90-acre Galle Fort shows no evidence of the Portuguese founders. The Dutch incorporated the Portuguese northern wall in a great rampart in 1663. A second, taller wall was built inside of it. Between the two walls, a covered passage connected the central bastion with the Fort’s two half bastions overlooking the sea.

The Dutch also installed a sophisticated drainage system, complete with brick-lined underground sewers that were flushed twice a day by the high and low tides. The original gate to the fort was by the harbour. It is still there, marked by the British Coat-of-arms on the front and the Dutch V.O.C. (Vereenigde Oost Indische Compagnie) with the Coat-of-arms with a rooster crest, on the inner side of the Fort.

Turtle Hatchery Where you can see five species of turtles-Green Turtles (Chelonia mydas), Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), Loggerhead Turtle (Caretta caretta), Leatherback Turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) and Olive Ridley Turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea).

The eggs collected by the Villagers and Fishermen are purchased by the Kosgoda Hatchery and kept in sandy pens until they are hatched. The newly hatched ones are kept in seawater tanks and released to the sea in the night. This Hatchery alone has released more then 1,750,000 young turtles to the sea. An endowment by the Hasselblad Estate was responsible for the establishment of this hatchery.

Thereafter proceed to the hotel in Kalutara.

Day 08

Kalutara

Breakfast at the hotel. Thereafter free for leisure at the hotel or by the beach.

(Optional excursions or activities can be booked in advance or by locally).

Day 09

Kalutara | Airport

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for departure.

Cost & Terms

Cost: – Staring from USD 495 per person

Sharing double room on BB basis including the excursions and entrance fees (Conditions apply)

Above price Includes

  • Welcome service at the airport on arrival by private chauffeur / driver.
  • Accommodation with breakfast at hotels based on standard room category.
  • Transportation from arrival to departure in an Air conditioned vehicle.
  • Service of an English speaking chauffeur / driver guide.
  • Breakfast at the hotels from day 02 to day 09.
  • Excursions / sightseeing to the places included in the program
  • Entrance fees / tickets to the places mentioned in the program

Value added services from Reliance Tours on FOC

  • Mobile phone with emergency contact details
  • Portable Wi-Fi device with a pack of data
  • 02 bottles of mineral water per client per day (500ml)
  • Binocular, umbrella and other travel related equipment’s
  • Printed photo gallery of the travelers and a gift of gratitude before departure

Above price Excludes

  • Lunch & Dinner
  • Early check-inn or late check-out at hotels
  • Optional supplements, sightseeing & excursions
  • Tips & Portage
  • Camera / video permits if any
  • Air Tickets, train tickets and Visa fees
  • Sudden festive or Cricket event supplements
  • Government tax imposition change

Additional services offered by Reliance Tours (Surcharges apply)

  • Cool box in vehicle
  • Baby seat
  • Camera / Lenses
  • Other equipment’s related to travel

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