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Honeymoon to Sri Lanka and The Maldives

Kotugoda, the Tea Plantations & the Maldives

From $4500 per person in low season
From $5200 per person in high season

based on 11 nights & daily experiences

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Price includes:

  • Accommodation

  • Private transfers

  • Boat transfers

  • Daily experiences

  • Daily Breakfast

  • Ceylon Tea Trails Included in the itinerary on an All-Inclusive Basis

Per person price based on two people sharing.

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At a Glance

  • A leisurely itinerary combining Sri Lanka and the Maldives

  • Explore the city of Kandy which was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1988.

     

  • Learn all there is about tea in the Hill Country

  • Relax for five nights on a beautiful Maldives island 

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From May to August the Yala monsoon brings rain to Sri Lanka's southwestern half. The southwest has the highest rainfall – up to 4000mm a year. There is also an inter-monsoonal period in October and November when rain can occur in many parts of the island. Colombo and the low-lying coastal regions have an average temperature of 27°C. The sea stays at around 27°C all year. Climatically speaking, the driest (and best) seasons in Sri Lanka are from December to March for the west and south coasts.

The Maldives has a tropical climate distinguished by two seasons, or monsoons: the dry northeast monsoon from December to March, and the wet southwestern monsoon from May to November, with more strong winds and rain. April is a transitional period noted for clear water and heat. The temperature remains remarkably consistent at around 30°C.

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 020 3993 8476 to start planning your vacation.

Itinerary

This honeymoon itinerary offers a plentiful mix of culture and beach. Take in the stunning scenery of Sri Lanka's tea country, combining luxury and activity, followed by the romance and relaxation of the Maldives. A luxurious honeymoon which will leave couples feeling refreshed and relaxed.

  1. Days 1-3: Colombo

    Spend your first two nights in Sri Lanka at the Wallawwa, a delightful boutique hotel just 20-minutes from Colombo airport which is set in beautiful gardens, where you can play croquet on the lawn, relax with a book on a sun lounger or spend time in the outdoor swimming pool. A couples' massage in the Z spa will ensure you are completely relaxed after your flight. If you can drag yourselves away from the peaceful gardens, you may like to visit Negombo fish market or head into Colombo where you can visit various cultural sites.

    Accommodation: The Wallawwa (2 nights)

  2. Days 3-5: Kandy, Kandy and the Hill Country, Sri Lanka

    Following your stay in the coastal region you will head inland towards Kandy where you will spend the following two nights at Clingendael. Kandy is located 40 minutes away and has an abundance of activities from cycling, walking and various day tours. Kandy itself is a perfect town to meander through and has a wide choice of shops and some of the best restaurants in the country. The hotel itself is Dutch colonial in style and has been kitted out with all modern comforts and has lots of personal touches. The hotel has an impressive infinity swimming pool along with a jacuzzi for relaxing in and the scenery is so spectacular that the spa is even located outside.

    Accommodation: Clingendael (2 nights)

  3. Days 5-7: Hatton

    Moving on you'll travel by car to the beautiful Hill Country for a two night stay at the  famous Ceylon Tea Trails, where you can relax in colonial splendour, discover the history of the country's greatest export and trek through the lush plantations. The next two nights are yours to do as you wish but we highly recommend the properties Tea Experience tour, the tour will provide a deeper understanding of the working tea plantation, perfect for tea lovers. Couples can enjoy their impressive spa which have an array of tea inspired treatments and your personal butler can help arrange all of this for you.  Ceylon also includes all your meals including the heavenly afternoon tea.

    Accommodation: Ceylon Tea Trails (2 nights)

  4. Days 7-12: Maldives

    From the hills of Sri Lanka, fly to the pristine atolls of the Maldives for five nights of pure indulgence and some luxurious time spent on the beach. Baros offers beautiful beaches, fantastic dive sites nearby and an indulgent spa - there is plenty to do at this luxury resort before heading home.

    Accommodation: Baros (5 nights)

Experiences

  • Colombo - Mark Forbes Walk

    Enjoy a guided tour of Colombo's hidden corners. Mark Forbes or one of his team will take you on a tour of the city's historic buildings before visiting the Pettah Market. This tour lasts around two to three hours.

  • Colombo - Tuk Tuk Safari

    Enjoy this four hour tour of Colombo by tuk tuk. A fun way to get around, this tour is an interactive immersion into local life, culture and a chance to sample Sri Lankan food and of course tea. Heading to famous landmarks including the Dutch Hospital.

  • Colonial Colombo by Vintage Car

    Colonial Colombo by Vintage Car is a fabulous way to explore this evolving city as the sun sets. Cruise around in your chauffeur driven vintage car and retrace Colombo's colonial past.

  • Complimentary Guided Snorkelling Tour

    Enjoy a complimentary guided snorkeling tour in the crystal clear shallow lagoon and discover a whole new underwater world at Velassaru.

  • Explore the Tea Plantations

    During your stay in the Hill Country, explore the tea plantations where you can see the tea pluckers at work, visit a tea factory, or go for a walk through the rolling green hills.

  • Guided Tour of Kandy: Gods, Kings & Men

    Today head to the center of Kandy, once known as the Kingdom of Kandy. Take some time to visit the famous UNESCO protected Temple of the Tooth. Next wander around the colorful market followed by some tea at the historic Queen's Hotel.

  • Kandy Royal Botanical Gardens

    The Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya, Kandy, is renowned for its wide variety of plant species

    and beautiful flowers. Of particular note is the collection of a variety of orchids.

  • Train from Kandy to Hatton

    The 2 hour train journey to Hatton is a glorious way to see the rolling countryside from your observation car, as you climb into the hills and tea plantations.

  • Visit to an Artist's Home in Kandy

    Meet with Ranju the artist during an intimate visit to his studio in Kandy. Gain an intimate insight into Sri Lanka's budding art scene and the artist behind some extraordinary pieces.

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 020 3993 8476 to start planning your vacation.

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