12 Days Sri Lanka Honeymoon Itinerary
12 Days 11 Nights
Negombo - Dambulla - Sigiriya - Minneriya - Matale - Kandy - Nuwara Eliya - Ella -Yala - Mirissa- Bentota - Galle - Colombo
Our 12-day honeymoon tour in Sri Lanka comprises 11 nights. Starting from Negombo, you and your partner will visit the most famous tourist attraction in Sri Lanka. You both will participate in sightseeing activities, cultural place visits, hiking activities, beach activities, and wildlife safaris within this tour. We are sure that this tour will make your honeymoon unforgettable.
Places to visit;
- Dambulla Cave Temple
- Sigiriya Rock Fortress
- Minneriya National Park
- Temple of the Tooth Relic
- Ramboda Falls Waterfall
- Ella Little Adams Peak
- Nine Arch Bridge
- Yala National Park
- Coconut Tree Hills
- Galle Fort
Tour Itinerary (Short Version);
- Day 1: Arrival and Booking into a hotel in Negombo
- Day 2: Negombo to Sigiriya through Dambulla
- Day 3: Sigiriya to Minneriya and Back to Sigiriya
- Day 4: Sigiriya to Kandy through Matale
- Day 5: Kandy City Tour
- Day 6: Kandy to Nuwara Eliya
- Day 7: Nuwara Eliya City Tour
- Day 8: Nuwara Eliya to Ella
- Day 9: Ella to Yala
- Day 10: Yala to Mirissa
- Day 11: Marissa to Bentota
- Day 12: Departure
*Hotel/accommodation for this tour will be chosen based on the needs of the guests.
Our representative will meet you at Bandaranaike International Airport when you arrive for your 12 days Sri Lanka Honeymoon Itinerary. Then you will be driven to the beautiful beach city of Negombo to your hotel, where you will be spending a relaxing night.
Day 1 Highlights;
On day two, you will be journeying to the city of Sigiriya. On the way to Sigiriya, you can go sightseeing in the city of Dambulla. We will be visiting the Dambulla Golden Temple, officially named Rangiri Dambulla Cave Temple. It is the largest preserved cave temple in Sri Lanka; the structure is created by five caves. The walls are covered with mural painting within a 2100 m2 area. The temple contains 157 statues in total. The roof is a gigantic 150m tall rock, making the existence of the temple a geological wonder. The giant 15-meter golden statue and the pagoda were built following a conservation project. The temple is also a UNESCO listed heritage site. After visiting the temple, we will be heading to your hotel in Sri Lanka for dinner and the night.
Day 2 Highlights;
On day three of your 12 days Sri Lanka Honeymoon Itinerary, you will get to enjoy some mountaineering activities. Sigiriya is famous for its rock fortress. The Sigiriya, meaning “lion rock”, was the location of King Kashyapa’s fortress and was his capital. The rock has a height of 180 m. The story behind the name Sigiriya is that halfway up the rock, King Kashyapa built a gateway resembling an enormous lion. This structure was the reason it was called the lion rock (Sigiriya). The fortress was abandoned after the death of the King, and up until the 14th century, it was used as a Buddhist monastery. The ruins of the fortress are protected today and are a UNESCO-listed world heritage site.
Also, there is the Pidurangala rock, which is more natural and offers a panoramic view of the Sigiriya rock and the surrounding greenery. As tall as the Sigiriya, it is less famous but offers a more adventurous climb. It is believed that King Kashyapa moved the monks who were meditating on the Sigiriya rock before he took over Sigiriya, to the Pidurangala rock. You can choose to climb either one of the rocks or both.
After the adventure, you will be driven to the village of Hiriwadunna. The rural village is located near Habarana Town. This beautiful, tiny village is a time portal, with a small population of 2500 people. It is a captivating way to spectate the lives of the villagers. In addition, you can enjoy bullock cart rides and canoe rides, and taste a delicious traditional Sri Lankan lunch. After that, you will be driven back to the hotel.
Day 3 Highlights;
On day four, you will journey to Kandy via Matale. On the trip, we will be visiting a few places like Nalanda Gedige temple, a spice garden, and Matale Muthumariamman Hindu temple.
The Nalanda Gedige temple is located near Matale; it is an ancient stone temple. The building was constructed between the 8th and 10th century A.D. The structure of the Dravidian architecture was built in the Pallava style. The temple was believed to be used by Buddhists and was later confirmed after a pillar was unearthed at the site. The ruins are believed to be the site that is considered the geographical center of Sri Lanka.
After that, we will be heading to the spice garden, which is a magical land of aroma and greenery. You will also get a chance to learn about the uses of spices in cooking and medicine.
Afterward, we will be heading to Muthumariamman Temple located in Matale. The name Muthumariamman is a grouping of three names: Muthu, meaning pearl, Mari, meaning rain, and Amman, meaning mother It is a temple devoted to the Hindu goddess Mariamman, the goddess of rain and fertility. The temple is a beautiful location to visit. People visit the temple often for weddings and for worship. In the month of March, the main religious event in the temple takes place, the chariot festival, which is a celebratory event. Then we will be heading directly to Kandy for your dinner and overnight stay.
Day 4 Highlights;
On day five of your Sri Lanka 12 Day Sri Lanka Honeymoon Itinerary, you will be able to see the great Kandy city; we will visit many spots around Kandy. After your morning meal, our vehicle will get you from your hotel. The areas we will visit are the Temple of the Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa), which is one of the most visited vacation destinations in Sri Lanka. It is a highly consecrated and significant location for any Buddhist person on the planet.It is the enshrined temple of the left canine tooth of Gautama Buddha. It was named a world legacy by UNESCO in 1988.
Then, at that point, the following area is Kandy Lake, which is referred to by local people as the Kiri Muhuda (“Sea of Milk”). It is in the core of the city, which was built by King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe in 1807. It is a counterfeit lake. In the long term, the size has diminished; be that as it may, it is a safeguarded lake where fishing is restricted. You can have a relaxing stroll around the lake. A while later, you will make a trip to the Bahirawakanda Temple, which is likewise a vacation destination situated on the Bahirawakanda hill, well known for its incredible Buddha sculpture.
A while later, we will be going to the Kandy viewpoint, which gives an all-encompassing perspective on Kandy city. The following area is the nearby market, where you can purchase different things, from organic products to gifts. Afterward, we will be at the National Gems and Gemmological Museum, which is an instructive objective where you can find out about the gems in Sri Lanka. It also gives beginning-to-end information about the Sri Lankan archeological history, tracing all the way back to 4.6 billion years. Also, the exhibition hall comprises some of the most extraordinary minerals on the planet. The following objective is the tea plant, where you can find out about the tea-production process.
A while later, we will head to the Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens. It is 147 acres of land of magnificence, with over 4000 kinds of plants. It is arranged around 5.5 km away from Kandy city. It is a serene and quiet real estate parcel with the incomparable Mahaweli River running through it. Then, at that point, we will head to the Kandy Cultural Dance Show. It is a staggering stimulation of Sri Lankan dance, expressions, and social legacy. It is a show you shouldn’t miss; it is coordinated by the Kandy Lake club dancers since around 1982. Its fundamental objective is to bring each of the Sri Lankan dances onto a solitary stage. The last objective is the Kandy shopping complex. It would require the entire day to cover every one of the areas, and you would be dropped off at your hotel at night.
Day 5 Highlights;
On day six, you will travel to a mesmerizing city in the hill nation of the Central Province named Nuwara Eliya. The city of lights (Nuwara Eliya) is around 76 km from Kandy. The excursion through the mountains is an astounding excursion canvassed with mountains, cascades, and astonishing plant life.
On the way, you can visit a couple of spots. For example, the Ramboda Falls, found simply off the Nuwara Eliya roadway, floods down a bluff with a layered stone face. The Ramboda Falls is the eleventh tallest cascade in Sri Lanka, tumbling from an elevation of 358 feet (109m). The cascade is made by a feeder stream of Kothmale Oya called Panna Oya. What makes this inconceivable is that it is outlined by an emerald forest, making it an astonishing perspective.
Then, we will visit Damro Labookellie Tea Center and Tea Garden, The Damro tea focus is one of the tea domains we go over on the excursion to Nuwara Eliya. Previously known as the Mackwoods, it is the most seasoned tea place in Sri Lanka. It is a massive 5000 hectares of lavish tea manors.You will get to learn about both high-contrast tea processes, as every tea has an alternate strategy for making. The industrial facility visit is free and concludes with a flavorful tea tasting. Then you will be driven directly to Nuwara Eliya for your overnight hotel.
Day 6 Highlights;
On day seven, you will get a visit to the intriguing Nuwara Eliya town; we will visit numerous renowned areas, such as Gregory Lake, situated at the southern end of the town. The lake gives a feeling of unwinding and a picturesque view. It was named after Sir William Gregory in 1873; it is a one-of-a-kind vacation destination. Sightseers can go on horse rides, boat rides, or have a gentle walk around the walkways; the lake park is likewise an impressive spot for an outing.
Then we will visit the Nuwara Eliya post office. The post office is situated at the focal point of the city. What is unique about the post office is that it is one of the most established post offices in Sri Lanka. The structure is a Tudor-style two-story redbrick structure with a clock tower, which was developed by the British in 1894. The upper floor of the mailing station is a vacationer’s convenience.
A short time later, we are going to the Hakgala Botanical Garden, which is the second biggest botanical garden in Sri Lanka. The nursery comprises many areas, for example, the stone nursery, water garden, plant garden, Japanese nursery, and seed room.
The last visiting place is the Seetha Amman Temple, which is situated in Sita Eliya, a short distance from Nuwara Eliya. It is the only Hindu sanctuary dedicated to Princess Sita in Sri Lanka. It is one of the significant Sri Lanka Ramayana locales in Sri Lanka. The soil encompassing the region is dark in variety; it is accepted that Lord Hanuman burnt this region before he left Sri Lanka. The impression of Lord Hanuman is as yet noticeable in a nearby stream. Afterward, you will be driven back to the hotel for the night.
Day 7 Highlights;
On the eighth day of your 12 days Sri Lanka Honeymoon Itinerary, you will embark on the most magical train ride to the amazing Ella city. You will be driven to the Nanu Oya Railway Station, where you will board the train. The train ride is the most lovely train ride in Sri Lanka. It is a must-do thing in Sri Lanka to experience stunning perspectives of lavish green tea farms, mountains, bridges, valleys, and thick wilderness. In addition, it’s the ideal method for encountering Sri Lankan life. Meet smiling local people on the train, wave to the running youngsters along the tracks, and eat the fiery bites sold by sellers who board at each stop.
At the end of the journey, you will be picked up from the Ella station and driven to Little Adam’s Peak (or Mini Adam’s Peak), named after the sacred Adams Peak (Sri Pada) because of the similarities between the two mountains. Little Adams Peak is an easy hike up a beautiful mountain covered with tea plantations, where you can see locals plucking tea. Breathtaking scenes of dense jungles. This is a climb you will never forget. Afterward, you will be driven back to Ella to your overnight hotel.
Day 8 Highlights;
On day nine, you will be adventuring to the exploratory Yala national park.
After your breakfast, we will be heading to see the Nine Arch Bridge. which you have already seen on your train journey, but the scenery and architecture of the bridge itself is worth seeing again. The Nine Arch Bridge is also called the Bridge in the Sky. It is a colonial era construction with a viaduct bridge structure.
Afterward, we will be heading to Yala, and on the way, we will be visiting the Ravana Falls (generally known as Ravana Ella), named after the legendary king Ravana. It is believed that King Ravana kidnapped princess Sita and hid her in a cave behind the waterfall. It is the widest fall in the country. During the wet seasons, the waterfall turns into a resemblance to an areca flower.
Following that, we will proceed directly to the Yala National Park for your safari tour through the country’s second largest national park, which is bordered by the Indian Ocean.The park consists of five blocks and only two are open to the public, named Ruhunu and Kumana national parks. Yala was declared as a wildlife sanctuary in 1900. After the safari, you will be taken to the hotel for dinner and a night’s stay.
Day 9 Highlights;
On the 10th day of your 12 Days Sri Lanka Honeymoon Itinerary, you will be driven straight to Mirissa. When you reach Mirissa, we will visit the Coconut Tree Hill. It is probably the most famous location in Mirissa. It is a mineralized headland in Mirissa, located beside the Indian Ocean. It is a 10-15 minute walk from the street through the beach. When you reach the top, it gives a stunning view of the beach and Mirissa bay, and you definitely need to capture a portrait in this amazing frame. Afterward, you can take a stroll through the town and head to the hotel for the night.
Day 10 Highlights;
On the 11th day, you will get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see whales, as we have arranged a whale-watching tour in the morning. You can get close to these beautiful creatures. You will also get a chance to see many more sea life.
Afterward, we will be traveling to Benthota through Galle, and on the way, we will be visiting the Galle Fort, the popular Galle Fort situated on the cove of Galle. The Portuguese constructed it in 1588, then fortified it by the Dutch in the 17th century, from 1649 onwards. It is now an architectural legacy landmark, and despite being over 432 years old, it retains a graceful appearance.
Then, we will venture out to the See Turtle Hatchery Farm in Galle, which is devoted to expanding the endurance of child turtles. From the entrance forward, an advisor will provide you with a tour through the complex.
Afterward, we will be heading to the Madu River for a boat ride on the delightful Madu River in the town of Balapitiya. The waterway courses through the territory, making countless islands; likewise, a delightful wetland is made by the biological system. This brings us to the end of the day, and you will be driven to the hotel.
Day 11 highlights;
On day twelve, the last day of your astonishing 12 days Sri Lanka Honeymoon Itinerary, our guide will drive you back to the airport on time for your flight. LANKA SAFE TOURS will round out your unforgettable and spectacular 12 day Sri Lanka Honeymoon Tour.
**Note: Lanka Safe Tours will arrange any kind of transport or accommodation option according to the request of the guests.
- Driver Accommodation
- Any kind of accommodations according to the guest’s requirement
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Transport by private vehicle
- Transport in A/C Vehicle
- Bottled Water
- Highway Fees
- Free Wifi during the whole tour
- Sri Lankan Tourism Board registered license
- Local insurance for the vehicle
- Passenger Insurance Cover
- Air-Conditioned Vehicle
- Surgical Masks
- Entrance fees National Park Tickets
- Fees and Handling charges
- Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
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* 1 – 6 Passengers
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* 1 – 15 Passengers
* 1 – 22 Passengers