Love Story – A Romantic Honeymoon Package by Life is a Trip

Holiday Highlights: Itinerary Details / Price Inclusions & Exclusions

Candlelit Dinner for two at Amaya Lake hotel Dambulla

Balloon ride over Sigiriya with a champagne breakfast

A wildlife Safari

Picnic/ Tea at Peradeniya Gardens (if requested)

Champagne PICNIC Breakfast for two at Hatton (Hill station) at a Local viewpoint

2 days spent at a pristine beach just chilling out

Last day lunch hosted by Founders/Senior staff of LIFE IS A TRIP for you.

 

Day 1 – Airport to Dambulla – Well preserved 18th Century Mural

Ayubowan Sri Lanka! We warmly welcome you to our Pearl of the Indian Ocean Island. Our Life is a Trip Representative will usher you to your chauffeured vehicle where we commence our journey.When we reach Dambulla, we visit the amazing Golden Rock temple at Dambulla.  With a complex of five caves over 200 sq. meters of Painted walls and ceilings, it is the largest area of paintings found in the world. It contains over 150 images of Buddha of which the largest colossal figure of Buddha is carved out of a rock and spanning 14 meters.Evening at leisure and we will arrange an intimate candlelight dinner for two at any location in the resort!

Overnight stay at a hotel in Dambulla - Meal Plan: HB

Day 2 – Sigiriya/ Minneriya/ Dambulla –A Balloon ride over Lions Rock of Sri Lanka and a Wildlife Safari

Good morning! After a hearty breakfast our Life is a trip Representative will proceed with you to the Sigiriya Rock Fortress…The Rock Fortress was created by King Kasyapa who reigned between 477 and 495 AD. The summit of this almost inaccessible rock is 180 m (600 ft.) above the surrounding jungle and was the setting for a courtly paradise of elegant pavilions amid gardens and pools. The Fortress was transformed into a recumbent lion by the addition of a brick-built head and foreparts of which only the paws remain. Broad moats and stone perimeter walls augmented the rock’s natural defences. In the event of an enemy approach, the outer moat was built so as to flood the entire area between the two moats. You take a Balloon ride over Sigiriya and view the striking scenery which surrounds the magnificent Sigiriya Rock Fortress at dawn after which you have a champagne breakfast once it’s all over - the old beautiful scenery makes up for spectacular photography: one you can take home to show friends and family of a most important UNESCO World Heritage Site in Sri Lanka.

After the Sigiriya Rock Fortress: we visit the Minneriya National Park for a safari.Minneriya National Park is dominated by the Minneriya tank.

It is in this Park you will find the Elephants in large numbers.  You will also find the Sambar, Spotted Deer and on rare occasions, a Leopard and Sloth Bear can be seen wading through the water in search of food. Flocks of cormorant, Painted Storks, Great White Pelican, Ruddy Turnstones and Grey Herons. The endemic birds found in this Park are the Sri Lanka Jungle Fowl, Sri Lanka Hanging Parrot, Sri Lanka Brown-capped Babbler and the Sri Lankan Grey Hornbill.One of the most spectacular wildlife events in this park is what is known as the ‘The Gathering’ (Elephants). Will Elephants come from beyond Minneriya, and at any one time it is possible to witness up to 300-400 elephants. They are not migrating, they simply ‘gather’, to socialize, bathe, feed and possibly mate.

To be an observer of the largest gathering of wild elephants in the world and we hope your honeymoon falls in this season: is truly a memorable sight, and is an unforgettable opportunity to watch the social dynamics of these great creatures. It is a unique phenomenon and only seen in Minneriya National Park. Recently, this amazing Gathering was listed as Number 6 in the Lonely Planet’s Guide to Natural Wildlife Spectacles of the World. We reach here and get our Safari tracker to view the amazing wildlife.

Overnight at Hotel in Dambulla - Meal Plan: HB

Day 3 – Dambulla/ Matale/ Kandy – Stronghold of the Sinhala Kings and a spice garden

This morning we leave to Kandy via Matale – visiting a spice garden at Matale and conducting a tour of Kandy. A tour around a spice garden and you can see many important herbs such as Sandalwood, Margosa, Cocoa, Citronella, Almond, Jasmine and Coconut. You can also experience first-hand how cloves, pepper, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon and saffron are grown in their natural surroundings.  Some of these spice gardens offer Facial Massages and heavenly head shoulder and body massages.We leave to Kandy after the Spice Garden visit ……In Kandy we make a quick visit to the Dalada Maligawa (Temple of Tooth), and take you for a drive up the upper lake view of Kandy and then for a stroll in the Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya. If you want a Picnic/Tea at the Gardens: do let us know and we can get the guide to organize one for you

Overnight at a hotel in Kandy - Meal Plan: HB

Day 4 –Kandy to Nuwera Eliya – Misty Hills and Rolling Clouds

This morning, we drive up to the Cool Climes of the Hill station of Sri Lanka: Nuwera Eliya – we hope you packed some warm cloths as temperatures are high and it can become chilly at night. Option: If you want to have a train ride experience – do let us know and we can arrange the same for you: a scenic Train ride with a view that is amazing is a true Photographic opportunity: this is an option you can choose and will be an added cost.  The Tour Guide will pick you up at Nanu Oya Train Station if you opt for the train ride.

If you want to go by road – we will first stop at the Mackwoods Labokellie Tea Factory, which is the first tea factory in Sri Lanka for a cup of finest Ceylon Tea and a piece of delicious chocolate cake.

In Nuwera Eliya we will do a drive around the scenic Lake Gregory, have a quick lunch and then we proceed to the Tea Trails bungalow Hatton for your overnight stay.

Overnight at a hotel in Hatton - Meal Plan: HB

Day 5 – Nuwera Eliya to Bentota – Golden Beaches

This morning, we organize a picnic breakfast for you at to enjoy at a scenic spot in Hatton before we leave to the Sun-kissed beaches in Bentota. Located in the Southern Province, many tourists take in Bentota as a combined excursion with Beruwela.It is also a popular weekend getaway for many residents of Colombo. The local population is predominantly Singhalese Buddhists and the name of the city is taken from a mythical demon 'Ben' who ruled the river banks or 'tota'.

Bentota offers you a myriad of activities like jet skiing or canoeing; it’s also possible to go on boat trips up the river and explore the Bentota Ganga's waterways. Here you'll find many different types of birds and reptiles. Let the Tour guide know if you want to do a river cruise (price not included in itinerary though) orspend the afternoon in the beach, blissfully watch the clouds float past as you dream away, watching the crested waves as they bounce off the sun-kissed sands.

Overnight at a luxury boutique hotel in Bentota - Meal Plan: HB

Day 6 – Bentota– A day at Leisure in Bentota

Spend today at leisure – it’s yours – so make it romantic. Laze away in the beach – snorkeling, swimming, or taking in an Ayurveda Spa Treatment at the Spa.Walk hand in hand on an evening stroll in one of the pristine gorgeous beaches of Sri Lanka.

Overnight at a luxury boutique hotel in Bentota - Meal Plan: HB

Day 7 – Bentota / Colombo – Capital of Sri Lanka/ Airport

If we have the time and if you have a late evening flight which we strongly recommend you to do as Life is a Trip Founders/Senior Staff would like to host you, the couple, for lunch–and you also have a chance do some shopping before we transfer you to the Airport.

Colombo is commercial hub and capital of Sri Lanka is throbbing city that reflects the trade culture of the past and showcases some historic colonial buildings. The city served as the principal seaport in the past and it continues to do so. But the historical sites replete with colonial architectural marvels and ruins constitute the major attractions drawing thousands of domestic and foreign travelers every year.

Here in Colombo, you can opt to enjoy a fair bargain by shopping at some of the reputed shopping malls such as ODEL, House of Fashion, Cotton Collection or local designer or Bangkok cloths at theArena, Romafour forclothes at bargain price.  Sri Lanka is the preferred manufacturer for foreign labels like Victoria Secret, Banana Republic, even Bebe, Mango or Zara cloths - They are either rejected shipments or a result of surplus production, a tiny anomaly, yet a bargain for any tourist who will purchase these cloths at a fraction of the price compared to abroad…

We will host you for lunch in the afternoon, it will be a pleasure to meet you.In the evening we bid farewell to you - our Royal guests – we hope you carry back pleasant memories of a land filled with helpful and smiling people and a culture rich with history and diversity and we also hope you enjoyed your first days of life together in this splendid Island – the Pearl of the Indian Ocean.

Best wishes for a wonderful married life - Ayubowan!

Inclusions

  • Accommodation on HB sharing double basis for 6 nights from Dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 7
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Services of an English Speaking Chauffeur guide and a dedicated Tour Concierge throughout your tour available on the mobile phone.
  • Fresh towels and Drink in each hotel
  • Farewell gift with logo
  • Invitation: Afternoon dinner in Colombo  with the Founders or Senior Staff of   Life is a Trip, Sri Lanka

Exlusions

  • Any airfares + VISA fees.
  • Lunch Throughout the tour
  • Any entrance fees
  • Bentota River cruise
  • Usage of vehicle beyond the given route drives after 06.00 PM, usage of guide beyond the mentioned timings or anything beyond the itinerary.
  • Early check-in & Late check-out.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as laundry, mini bar charges, beverages, liquor, telephone charges, etc.
  • Any other services not specified in above itinerary.
  • Video and Camera permits at sites.
  • Tips & Portage.
  • Your travel and health insurance
  • Discretionary tip to Safari tracker (general guideline if your satisfied with the service do give them a tip)