The exotic island of Sri Lanka invites the travelling couple to enjoy its fairytale-like features on their romantic escape. Making you fall in love again, the Romantic Tour of Sri Lanka provides you with an array of memorable activities. Your partner and you will bathe, feed and pet the majestic beasts at the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, climb the magnificent Sigiriya Rock Fortress, take an exquisite train ride to the Hill Country and more.
The Romantic Tour is designed to help you make unforgettable memories.
Feed and Bathe the Elephants at the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage
A Visit to the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Explore the Magnificient Sigiriya Rock Fortress
Day 1 – Negombo
Once you arrive at the Bandaranaike International Airport, you will be welcomed by a representative of Steuart Holidays. Afterwards your transfer to neighbouring region of Negombo will take place immediately.
Highlight – captivating the minds of the visitors, the quaint vicinity of Negombo maintains a distinct charm. Essentially a fishing village, Negombo provides you with delightful images of the everyday life of fisherman. Enriching its innate beauty, Negombo also parades a number of historical sites such as the Fort, the Dutch Canal, and more.
Check in to the hotel, and refresh in the privacy of your own room.
Day 2 – Negombo
Breakfast at ease while enjoying the tranquillity of a coastal region. You can also take to sightseeing Negombo.
Overnight stay in Negombo.
Day 3 – Dambulla
After a quick breakfast, you will be transported to Dambulla. On the way, you will be able to make a delightful little excursion to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.
Highlight – the peaceful city of Dambulla indulges its visitors with its natural splendour. Adding a little sparkle to the region by bordering the lovely Kandalama river. Dambulla is best known for its unparalleled contribution to ancient Buddhist architecture. The Dambulla Cave Temples found here house a number of exquisite sculptures of Lord Buddha.
Highlight – make your tour of Sri Lanka a little more memorable by making this adorable excursion. The largest elephant breeding ground for elephants, the Pinnawala Elephant orphanage is a treat for every animal lover. Experience unforgettable moments such as bathing a baby elephant or feeding it, or even them lining to trail after their mother.
Once you arrive at the hotel, relax in the intimacy of your own room.
Overnight stay in Dambulla.
Day 4 – Dambulla
Energise yourself with a scrumptious breakfast. Later you will be taken to Sigiriya, where you will be able to explore the fortress.
Highlight – a masterpiece of epic proportion, the Sigiriya Rock Fortress is a multifaceted metropolis. Derived on the premise of defense, the fortress also functioned as a palace for the rogue – King Kasyapa. Essentially carved on a large boulder, Sigiriya invites the adventurous traveller to explore its picture-perfect gardens, beautiful waterpools, murals, poetry and more.
Conclude your outing by taking a fun elephant ride near the Habarana Lake.
Return to your hotel and unwind by the pool.
Overnight stay in Dambulla.
Day 5 – Kandy
Feast on a delectable breakfast spread. Later you will be transported to the enchanting city of Kandy. En route you will stop at the Dambulla Cave Temples and discover the exemplary Buddhist architecture.
Arrive at the hotel, and take advantage of its luxurious features by taking dip in the pool.
Overnight stay in Kandy.
Day 6 – Kandy
Gorge on hot breakfast. Your sightseeing excursion will begin soon afterwards.
Highlight – the last stronghold of the Sinhalese kingdom, the city of Kandy is the culture capital of Sri Lanka. Contrary to the commercial capital, Colombo, Kandy oozes tranquillity and a unique ethos. The art and architecture here are of traditional motif and can be viewed in both old and contemporary buildings. To really discover the artistry of the region, a visit to the Temple of the Tooth is a must.
Include a little therapy in your jaunt and visit the Premadasa Gem Gallery.
Return to the hotel, and pamper yourself with a hot shower.
Overnight stay in Kandy.
Day 7 – Hill Country
After a timely breakfast, you will be taken to the train station. Here you will take the train to the Hill Country. Do ready your cameras, as the journey will offer you spectacular views!
Highlight – the Hill Country is famous for its cool winds and its luscious acres of tea plantations. A delight for both native and non-native travellers, the velvety green valleys of the Hill Country paired with picturesque waterfalls is a visual spectacle. Adding to its innate splendour is the architecture of the region that is modelled on Cottages found on the English countryside.
Arrive at the hotel, and immerse yourself in the sceneries by taking a stroll around the vicinity.
Day 8 – Day 12 - Beach vacation of YOUR choice!
Relish a warm breakfast amidst the chilly ambience of the region. Or pack it with you and resume your tour. On your way, you will stop to take in the breath-taking panorama of the Devon and St Claire’s Falls.
Highlight – a proud feature of Sri Lanka is its array of exotic beaches. The exquisite waters of the ocean varying from Emerald to Topaz coloured hues invites the vacationing traveller to plunge in to its tranquillity. An idyllic retreat for the honeymooning couple, the beaches of Sri Lanka provide for the ultimate romantic setting. A walk on the beach or viewing the setting sun in all its vivid glory will convert your getaway in to a fairy tale.
Arrive at your selected hotel, check in and feel free to enjoy the perks of a beach hotel.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 13 - Departure
Relish a breakfast amidst the warm breeze of a coast. Your transfer to the Bandaranaike International Airport will take place immediately. At the airport you will take your return flight back home.
Negombo - A Quaint Fishing Village
Dambulla - Fascinating Buddhist Architecture