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14-Day Sri Lanka Romantic Tour

Romantic Adventures in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka possesses rich natural and cultural heritage, earning it the title of the "Pearl of the Indian Ocean". The unique and captivating cultural atmosphere makes it stands out as a premier choice for a romantic honeymoon getaway.

This itinerary not only includes the must-see attractions of Sri Lanka, but also offers many unique experiences specifically designed for couples. This trip could be the most romantic memory of your life.

The sample itinerary below is only one version of the possibilities. Get involved and share your thoughts with us to make this journey unique. We would create your dream itinerary.

  • Days:14±
  • Best for: First-timers & Couple
  • Departure date: up to you
  • Sample price:US$3259 each (2 per room)*

*The price is based on a private tour for 2 people. The cost for a customized private SE Asia tour from US$230/person/day

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Tour Highlights

Here are the awesome attractions, the most must-do activities selected by Asia Highlights (AH Hand-Picked), and exclusive cultural experiences offered by Asia Highlights (Only With AH) included in this tour:

Witness the sun setting against the backdrop of Sigiriya Lion Rock fortress.

Sigiriya

Get up close to and feed elephants in Elephant Orphanage.

Elephant Orphanage

Cook a classic bowl of curry with spices picked in a local spice garden.

cook

Trek through Horton Plains to witness diverse landscapes and rich wildlife.

Horton Plains

Trek to Little Adam's Peak for stunning sunrise views.

sunrise

Experience the ultimate Safari adventure with a luxury hotel inside Yala National Park.

Yala National Park

Delve into the history and allure of the artisanal industry of pottery making.

pottery making

Go morning whale watching in Mirissa to encounter incredible ocean creatures.

whale watching

Enjoy the beauty of the river and the mangroves while taking a Madu River Boat Safari.

Madu River

Enjoy a special evening with a candlelight dinner on a beautiful private beach.

candlelight dinner

Tour Map (Suggested Route)

map

Suggested Itinerary for Inspiration

Normally a full-day guided tour starts from 9 a.m. and ends around 5 p.m. However, your preferences would design the real journey. The days, stops, and travel pace can be adjusted. We're ready to create a unique Sri Lanka trip for you.

Day 1
Arrive in Colombo, transfer to Negombo

Our chauffeur-guide will meet you at the arrivals hall and take you to your hotel in Negombo.

After check-in, enjoy the rest of the day at the hotel relaxing and decompressing from your long flight.

Day 2
Negombo to Dambulla —Elephant Orphanage and Lion Rock
  • En route to Dambulla, go to the Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawala. You will have the chance to feed to the elephants, either with bananas or with a bottle of milk.
  • On the afternoon, ascend the majestic Sigiriya Rock Fortress, an architectural marvel from the 5th century that offers breathtaking views of Sri Lanka's Cultural Triangle.
Sigiriya Rock Fortress
Sigiriya Rock Fortress
Day 3
Hiriwadunna Village Tour and Polonnaruwa Town
  • Experience the nature and culture of a real Sri Lankan village during a Hiriwadunna Village Tour.
  • Drive to Polonnaruwa Town to experience Sri Lanka's rich historical and cultural heritage. Polonnaruwa used to be the royal ancient city of the Kingdom of Polonnaruwa from the 11th century until 1310 CE.
Polonnaruwa Ruin
Polonnaruwa Ruin
Day 4
Dambulla to Kandy — Dambulla Cave Temple and Matale Spice Garden
  • Dambulla Cave Temple was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991 and is the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. The temple was built out of the slope at the base of a towering rock.
  • On the way to Kandy from Dambulla, you will stop at Matale and step into a local spice garden. Try your hand at cooking a classic curry with spices picked in the garden.
Dambulla cave
Dambulla Cave Temple
Day 5
Explore the Highlights of Kandy
  • In the morning, visit Temple of the Tooth (named after its Buddha tooth relic), Sri Lanka's most sacred Buddhist shrine. We suggest attending the ceremony at 9:30 a.m., which features a spectacular procession of elephants, dancers, musicians, fire-eaters, whip-crackers, and flag-bearers.
  • The Royal Palace is just next to the Temple of the Tooth. It was the royal residence of the Sinhalese monarchy of the Kingdom of Kandy (1689–1796). 
  • Visit the Royal Botanical Garden in the afternoon. The botanical garden is home to an impressive variety of plant species, including rare and exotic plants from different parts of the world.
  • In the evening, you can see a traditional dance performance.
Temple of the Tooth
Temple of the Tooth
Day 6
Kandy to Nuwara Eliya — Tea Plantation Experience
  • After breakfast, set off for Nuwara Eliya (approximately 3 hours away).
  • We'll escort you to a tea plantation where the world's best Ceylon tea is produced. After learn about the process of manufacturing tea, get hands-on experience of tea picking, and don't forget to sip a cup of pure Ceylon tea.
  • Going through the tea factory, you will reach Lovers' Leap Falls. The impressive waterfall is known for its romantic folklore. Legend has it that lovers (a prince and a young local lady whose marriage was opposed by the prince's parents) leapt to their deaths from this water fall and hence the name Lovers' Leap.
picking the tea leaves
A woman is picking the tea leaves
Day 7
Nuwara Eliya Tour
  • Get up early, as it is advisable to arrive in Horton Plains before 7:00 a.m., and get to Word's End before 10:00 a.m. (Generally it's foggy after 10:00 a.m.) Discover an array of natural wonders at Horton Plains National Park, where cascading waterfalls, sprawling grasslands, lush forests, and captivating wildlife await.
  • Visit some attractions in the city in the afternoon, including the Lake Gregory and one of the oldest post offices in Sri Lanka.
Horton Plains
Ceylon Deer in Horton Plains
Day 8
Nuwara Eliya to Ella — Scenic Train Ride
  • Take the scenic morning train ride from Nuwara Eliya to Ella.
  • Then, take a walk along the railroad that passes over Nine Arch Bridge, one of the iconic bridges of Sri Lanka.
  • After a short hike, you will be rewarded with the opportunity for a refreshing swim at Ravana Falls.
train
A train is passing the Nine Arch Bridge
Day 9
Ella to Yala — Sunrise at Little Adam's Peak
  • Start the Little Adam's Peak hike before dawn to catch the sunrise. As the sky begins to light up, you'll witness the first rays of sunlight hitting the peaks and valleys, gradually illuminating the landscape. The changing colors of the sky and the emerging dawn create a magical ambiance.
  • Stay at a luxury wild hotel inside Yala National Park for the night after a buffet dinner served at the hotel.
Little Adam's Peak
Sunrise at Little Adam's Peak
Day 10
Yala to Mirissa — Jeep Safari and Pottery Making
  • Start your morning safari at 6:00, the best time to see leopards in the morning and elephants walking around to get their breakfast. As our jeep roams on the land, you will see lots of wildlife in their pristine condition.
  • On the way from Yala to Mirissa, experience pottery making in Tissamaharama. You will meet a pottery expert from the Tissa village who will show you the art of shaping clay into objects.
Udawalawe National Park
Yala Jeep Safari
Day 11
Mirissa to Bentota — Whale Watching in Mirissa and Stilt Fishing
  • Transfer to the pier before 7:00 a.m., and sail off onto the ocean. If you are lucky, you will spot blue whales, Bryde's whales, sperm whales, killer whales, dolphins, and turtles on the 3-hour sailing safari.
  • Witness stilt fishing, a fascinating and visually-striking aspect of Sri Lanka's coastal heritage.
 Whale Watching in Mirissa
Mirissa Whale Watching
Day 12
A Boat Safari on Madu River and a Candlelit Dinner
  • Have a boat safari on Madu River in the morning. From the safety of a boat, explore the river's mangrove marshes, which have dark, tunnel-like spots and open, sunny areas. Learn about mangrove trees and watch for animals like crocodiles, snakes, and wild boars. 
  • In the evening, a romantic candlelit dinner will be served at the hotel.
Madu River
Madu River Boat safari
Day 13
Free Leisure Time on Bentota Beach

Bentota beach is an appealing destination for both relaxation and exploration. It combines natural beauty, water sports, cultural attractions, and tranquil surroundings. With no schedule for the day, you can have a totally flexible and leisurely time on the beach.

Madu River
Sunset at Bentota beach
Day 14
Departure

Say goodbye to enchanting Sri Lanka. Your guide will accompany you to Colombo to board your flight back home or onward.

Hand-Picked Hotels

We select hotels with style and local features. Let us know your preferences and we'll find your ideal hotel.

Sigiriya Rock View in Sigiriya
Sigiriya Rock View in Sigiriya
Central located hotel in Nuwara Eliya
Central located hotel in Nuwara Eliya
Boutique Resort hotel in Ella
Boutique Resort hotel in Ella
Mandara Resort
Hotel with Private Beach in Mirissa
Central located hotel in Colombo
Central located hotel in Colombo

Tour Price:

14 days from
US$3259 p/p(with 4-star hotel options)
  • The price is based on a private tour for 2 people during the low season.
  • The price varies based on program, travel date, number of people.
  • We could also price a tour including both 4-star and 5-star hotels for you.
  • The price for a child younger than 8 is approximately 80% of the adult's price.
  • We accept payments in multiple currencies (GBP, AUD, CAD, EUR...).

Price Includes:

  • Privately-driven air-conditioned vehicle with ample space (except where stated)
  • English-speaking local chauffeur-guide for the sightseeing
  • Attraction tickets and itinerary activities
  • Accommodation for all nights
  • Flights/trains between itinerary cities
  • Hotel breakfasts and itinerary lunches/dinners
  • 24/7 helpline while touring
  • Governmental taxes

Price Excludes:

  • International flights not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Overweight luggage more than 20 kg per person
  • Visa fee, if applicable
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Personal expenses

Tour code: ah-lk-6

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