Celebrate romantic ambiance and tropical wonder during your custom tailored tour of Sri Lanka. Elephants wander along the plains grazing on the endless grass as beaches shimmer with golden sand and the indigo waters of the Indian Ocean. Blue whales spout water into the air and dancers move to the beat of a drum set by the traditions of past kings. From a secluded fortress atop a monolith’s summit to the Dutch colonial fortress that overlooks the coast, your time in Sri Lanka will immerse you in...
Dambulla – Arrive in Sri Lanka
Colombo is the capital of Sri Lanka, and much charm is embodied in the wide boulevards that are shaded with trees as the coastal breeze spreads across the gold-sand shores. The Indian Ocean laps against the shoreline and the markets brim with vibrant colors in the form of elegant saris and fragrant spices. Your flight will land at Bandaranaike International Airport, where your private transfer will greet you upon arrival. You will venture outside of the city and make your way along the gorgeous, lush jungle as ferns and giant coconut palms frame the road as the hills begin to rise along the landscape.
You can share the splendor of the countryside with your partner as you travel close to the city of Dambulla, the spiritual and cultural heart of a kingdom that predates the might of the Roman Empire. You will reach your majestic eco-friendly resort that overlooks the lakes, the reed beds, and the paddy fields that are situated in the shadow of the rock fortress of ancient Sigiriya. The dramatic plateau provides a grand welcome to your romantic time in Sri Lanka as you relish an evening of fine dining amidst the cool, hill breeze as the scent of coconut lingers in the air as the sun sets beyond the impressive monolith.
Dambulla – Discover Stunning Sigiriya and a Jungle Elephant Trek
Kandy – Explore a Matale Spice Garden
Nuwara Eliya – Enjoy Peradeniya Garden and the Scenery of Nuwara Eliya
Nuwara Eliya – Tour a Tea Plantation and Nuwara Eliya’s Colonial Charm
Yala – Relish the Scenic Drive to Yala before a Half-Day Game Drive
Bentota – Revel in a Morning Game Drive and Travel to Beachside Bentota
Bentota – Enjoy a Whale Watching Tour with the Remaining Day at Leisure
Colombo – Enjoy a River Cruise and Tour Dutch Galle en route to Colombo
Colombo – Depart for Home
- Relish the panoramic views, the ancient murals, and the stunning gardens found along the ruined palace grounds of Lion Rock in Sigiriya
- Enjoy a romantic elephant ride through the jungle to view the lush flora and gorgeous ponds adorned with floating lily pads
- Delight in a romantic stroll beneath the palms of Peradeniya Royal Botanic Garden and steal a moment in the Orchid House
- Set out on an unforgettable game drive in Yala National Park in search of wild elephants, leopards, and water buffalo
- Cherish a couple’s whale-watching tour along the Indian Ocean to spot blue whales, orcas, and dolphins
- Traverse the grounds of a historical tea plantation to learn the art of cultivation and the beauty of the landscape
- Discover the gorgeous Lovers Leap waterfall for a romantic view of the mountains and hills of the Nuwara Eliya province
- Relax on the golden shores of Sri Lanka’s treasured beaches for a mixture of romance and tropical splendor
- Witness the artistry and preserved history of the colonial structures around Sri Lanka
- View the inspiring rock churches at Dambulla to find ancient murals and dramatic statues set inside secluded caves
Relish the charms of Sri Lanka with your loved one during your 10-day adventure that will immerse you in romance. Your tour will begin with your arrival in Colombo at Bandaranaike International Airport, and your private transfer will greet you at customs. You will travel through the countryside to reach your secluded resort tucked between Sigiriya and Dambulla, and you can relish the gorgeous sunset over your romantic dinner as you overlook Lion Rock. Wake the next morning to climb the steps of Lion Rock to reach Sigiriya Fortress, home to an ancient palace, monastery, and lavish gardens. Upon returning to the jungle grounds, you can mount an elephant for a charming ride through the scenic terrain and in the evening, you can relax at your gorgeous resort and enjoy a couple’s spa treatment.
The next day, you can spend the morning traversing the cave temples around Dambulla before making your way to the treasured lakeside city of Kandy. En route, you will stop at a spice garden in Matale. Enjoy a private guided tour of Kandy, the capital of the hilly region, to view a captivating drum and dance performance before visiting the religious site of the Temple of Sacred Tooth. Take to the splendor of the Peradeniya Botanical Garden the following day for a romantic stroll through orchids, rose gardens, and palm trees. Enjoy a first-class scenic train ride through the countryside to reach the tea-growing region of Nuwara Eliya and then take the rest of the day at your leisure.
Revel in the paradisiacal ambiance of Nuwara Eliya the next day with a private tour of a tea plantation. Stroll through the landscape to view waterfalls, such as Lovers Leap, with the remaining day at your whim and pleasure to explore the marvels of Nuwara Eliya. Take the next morning at a relaxed pace and linger in the pleasures of a couple’s spa treatment or a stroll around the countryside before embarking on a scenic journey to Yala National Park for an afternoon game drive. Settle into the comforts of a resort that overlooks the beach beside the grounds of the national park. Start the next day with a shared experience of a game drive through Yala National Park in search of elephants, bears, and leopards. Continue to the shores of Bentota for a romantic view of the ocean and an unforgettable luxurious ambiance.
Board your boat the next morning in the town of Mirissa for an unforgettable whale-watching excursion where you will discover the majesty of blue whales, orcas, and dolphins in the wild. Return to Bentota to relish the remaining day on the sand and shoreline or indulge in a couple’s spa treatment as you overlook the water. The next day, embark on a fabulous cruise along the Madu River before visiting the colonial city of Galle. Return to Colombo in the evening to settle into your luxury hotel at the heart of the capital city. Conclude as your private transfer will greet you in your hotel lobby and escort you to Bandaranaike International Airport for your flight home.
$3,575 per person (excluding international flights)
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