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Welcome to Sri Lanka and the start of your exclusive romantic Honeymoon! Arriving into Colombo Airport, you will see our friendly local team waiting to greet you and transfer you to Giritale for check into your hotel. Spend today relaxing at leisure.
This morning we rise early and head off to Minneriya National for a jeep safari. The park consists of mixed evergreen forest and scrub areas and is home to Sri Lanka 's favourites such as sambar deer, leopards and huge number of elephants. Later, we visit to Polonnaruwa - an 11th century city of compact size. Polonnaruwa features 12th-century stone sculptures, an old irrigation system with huge tanks, and the Gal Vihara – comprising of three enormous Buddha figures - one reclining (it’s 44 ft/13 m long), one standing and one sitting.
Leaving Giritale, we drive to Sigiriya, the elevated and mysterious 5th century fortress ruins of King Kasyapa, where you view the stunning frescoes. The ‘Lion Rock’ is a citadel of unusual beauty rising 200 metres from the scrub jungle. A moat, rampart, and extensive gardens including the renowned water gardens ring the base of the rock. Next visit the impressive Dambulla Rock Temple. Dambulla is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is the most impressive of Sri Lanka’s cave temples. We continue onto Kandy for hotel check in.
Today, we visit the elephant orphanage in Pinnawela, home to around 60 elephants. Continuing, we visit the ruined temples of Embekke, Gadaladeniya and Lankatilleke, and the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens. Back in Kandy, a scenic lakeside town, we visit the lake, bazaar, gem museum and lapidary. Tonight, we visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic. After, we enjoy a cultural dance show.
Departing Kandy, we head further into Sri Lanka’s hill country surrounded by tea plantations. Situated at 6,525 ft/1,990 m, Nuwara Eliya is one of the highest towns in the region. Today, we enjoy a sightseeing tour of the town visit a working tea estate, and explore Hakgala Gardens.
Enjoy a relaxing morning. Later we drive to Ratnapura through some stunning scenery. Enjoy the afternoon in Ratnapura using a local hotel as a base. Ratnapura is the starting point for the classical route to Adam's Peak via Gilimale & Carney Estates. Your trek up begins in the late night around 2AM/3AM.
Arriving at the peak this morning, enjoy the incredible sunrise and breathtaking views. We descend and return to collect luggage and have a shower in Ratnapura. We the drive to your hotel in Embilipitiya before going wild on a jeep safari in Sri Lanka's most popular national park! Udawalawe National Park is home to large herds of elephants and deer species such as Spotted Deer, Sambhur, Barking deer and Langur, wild boar, water buffalo and jackal.
Spend the morning on jeep safari in Udawalwe National Park. After, we drive to Galle and spend the afternoon exploring the incredible Galle Fort.
According to your Male bound flight timing, we will drive you to Colombo Airport in time for your flight to Male Island Airport (The Maldives). Arriving here, the hotel rep is on hand to assist you onto the speedboat destined for your resort island destination. Arriving here, check into your Over Water Villa and relax.
Spend the day relaxing in the exclusive environs, of your over water villa.
Check out from your Over Water Villa will be advised and assisted by the hotels team, and transfer to your beach bungalow.
Enjoy the next days relaxing in what most consider true paradise!
Catch the hotels speedboat transfer to the airport in time for your flight home. Sadly your Honeymoon has come to an end.