Sri Lanka Wildlife Tour

Duration : 8 Nights / 9 Days

Destination Sri Lanka - Weddings and honeymoon!

Why Sri Lanka?

Described as one of the most exotic and beautiful islands in the world! This unforgettable destination is the perfect location to seal your love.

We offer you the ultimate in luxury in a private villa, a romantic wedding, a cultural wedding, an off the beaten track adventure, or a combination of the above (marriage being the art of compromise after all!), you are spoiled for choice!!!

Your personal wedding planner will take you through all the arrangements based on your choice of ceremony – Beach, Garden, Cultural (traditional Sri Lankan style), Celebrant or Christian.

Select from one of Sri Lanka’s many gorgeous propositions

  • i. Luxury Hotels – Beautiful Colonial City Hotels / Resort Hotels
  • ii. Small Boutique City Hotels and Villas / Resort Boutique Hotels and Villas
  • iii. Standard City Hotels / Standard Resort Hotels

  • Sri Lanka is fortunate to be able to offer some of the most unique, small and intimately characterful hotels, with a Sri Lankan feel to them. These properties offer a complete package, along with quality service that is personalised for the couple, family and friends, should you choose to bring them.

    Rest assured, our warm hospitable people, would ensure you with an experience that will last you a lifetime.

    Ideally, you should consider extending your trip to include a dream honeymoon, as this island has so much diversity to offer, in terms of location, our unique culture; miles of palm fringed beaches & mystical ancient cities.

    Day 1 - COLOMBO

    Ayubowan !!! Welcome to our Island Nation!

    On arrival at the Colombo Airport you will be met by your chauffeur-guide and transferred to your hotel in Colombo for an afternoon at leisure, or if you arrive early in the day, you could explore Colombo.

    A dynamic capital that can vie with many a city around the world, it has evolved to be the commercial hub of the island connecting with several towns linked by a fine system of roads and railways connecting both the North, the South, the East and the hill country. A new expressway, one of many coming up, connects the international airport at Katunayake, with the capital - a 20 minute drive avoiding the busy sprawling towns on the old route. Crowded streets and peak hour traffic are the results of a long and formless urban straggle overflowing from Colombo.

    Nevertheless, the city’s impressive commercial and cultural life grows apace and a heady mixture of Asian anarchy, colonial charm and modern progress defines its character. Showily opulent and shiny office blocks rub shoulders with tumbledown local cafes and shops while serene Buddhist shrines and colonial churches stand cheek-by--jowl with ornate, colourful Hindu temples - all evidence of a rich mix of races and religions, that has blossomed into this cosmopolitan city.

    A rebuilt and revitalized Pettah, the more colonial styled Fort area, the renovated Dutch Hospital, the Independence Square, the Nelum Pokuna theatre hall, the Victoria Park, now ablaze with lights are all elegant architectural landmarks, that the city can justly be proud of. Not always the bustling metropolis today with its crowded bazars and tuk-tuks weaving among the kamikaze traffic of a vibrant city, Colombo developed from small beginnings as a garden city with its tranquil suburbs, when it took precedence over the ancient Kotte Kingdom. The Beira Lake in Colombo and a network of canals around the city extending to Negombo, is yet another unused Dutch legacy.

    With the construction of a new harbour, Colombo builds itself as one of the vital entrepots of Asia, acquiring the sobriquet the ' Charing Cross of the East ' thanks to its location at the crossroads of Indian Ocean trade.

    British legacy has undeniably come to stay in Sri Lanka. While the Sri Lankan Parliament modeled on the British system - located today in Kotte, stands like a memorial, a cross between the old and the new.

    Overnight at The Residence in Colombo


    After a leisurely breakfast, set off on a beautiful scenic drive to Nuwara Eliya, at an elevation of 6000 feet above sea level and surrounded by lush green plantations.

    Stop at Kitulgala for a cup of Ceylon tea and look out for the St Clair and Devon waterfalls whilst you drink in the beautiful views and feel the crisp cool air. You are bound to enjoy your stay for the next two nights at the Tea Factory – yes, a tea factory converted into a luxury hotel. (Approx. 5 hours).

    Perched high up in the hills, nearly a mile above sea level, Nuwara Eliya at 1869 meters, sits like a sentinel overlooking tea country on all sides. Piduruthalagala, Sri Lanka's tallest peak is only a short way away.

    A replica of English country towns with their lush greenery and profusion of gorgeous flora, Nuwara Eliya is touted as "Little England" with its Victorian houses, a colourful park, golf coarse, Lake Gregory, a racecourse and Hakkgala Gardens. A number of hotels including colonial structures like the Hill Club and the Grand Hotel which lives up to its name to this day, a uniquely converted tea factory hotel, with amazing attention to detail built among tea gardens only hours away from the town, and several holiday homes make this a popular holiday resort.

    The climate is cool throughout the year with an annual average temperature of a chilly 15.9C and nearly 2,000 mm of rain, alternated by days of bright sunshine.

    The British established Nuwra Eliya in the 19th Century, to cater to the Europeans settled in Sri Lanka, to whom it came to be home away from home if only for short spells. However it grew to be Sri Lanka's foremost holiday resort with the town coming alive in April. A weeklong calendar of events, including horse and motor races, are its biggest attraction. Holidaymakers in droves converge on Nuwara Eliya in season.

    Hindu pilgrims from around the world visit the Hanuman and Seetha Amman Temples based on the Ramayana epic of Rama & Seetha.

    Overnight at the Tea Factory Hotel Nuwara Eliya

    Day 3 - NUWARA ELIYA

    Set out to enjoy a lovely picnic breakfast at Horton Plains with an early departure from your hotel, to enjoy one of Sri Lanka’s best nature reserves, characterized by its montane forests, grasslands and rolling hills. (Approx. 2 hours drive)

    A visit to ‘World’s End’ in Horton Plains, up in Sri Lanka’s highland reserve, at an elevation of over 2000 meters in the hill country, between Nuwara Eliya and Haputale, provides a completely different experience to the other natural reserves in the island. A high altitude grassland that reminds one of the Scottish Moors, its unique and fragile ecosystem is a result of its cool wet climate and misty rain swept landscape.

    One of the island’s most important watersheds, large areas of the plains is covered in beautiful and pristine stands of cloud forest. You got to be extremely lucky to spot an elusive leopard, about 45 are thought to live in the area, besides sambar deer, the thick coated purple faced or bear-faced monkey, bird watching and the dramatically coloured lizards are some of the species found here that are endemic to the region.

    Enjoy an afternoon at leisure, including a wonderful afternoon tea out on the lawn.

    Overnight at The Tea Factory


    After breakfast, continue to Yala National Park, Sri Lanka’s most visited park for a jeep safari. (Approx. 4 hours drive) Check-in to the Cinnamon Wild set in beautiful surroundings adjoining the park. Brace yourself; if you are lucky enough, you may spot a leopard or crocodiles, wild boar and deer living in perfect harmony with the hotel.

    With an area covering 1260 square kilometers, of which only one-fifth of the area is open to visitors, Yala not surprisingly, is still the most visited reserve located in the deep south. The rest of the Park is a strict natural reserve, and you are only allowed entry into the park in a vehicle.

    Its charm lies in its unspoilt dry zone landscape, dotted by low scrub; rocky outcrops, lush green trees and its serene lakes are particularly magical. The views from Sithulpahuwa are special!

    The main attraction and thrill in Yala is to spot leopard and perhaps the cubs too, the largest population of leopard in a natural environment – approximately 40 in Block 1. The park is home to 44 species of mammals including elephants and the sloth bear, and an incredible 215 bird species; Huddles of colorful painted storks among many a species of waders found feeding on the edge of the water holes, the sight of dozing crocodiles, elephants cooling off in the water or quenching their thirst, or a glimpse of the elusive sloth bear, leave an indelible mark on any nature lover.

    Overnight at the Cinnamon Wild

    Day 5 - YALA

    This morning head out into Bundala National Park on another jeep safari with an experienced naturalist. (Approx. 1 hour) The early morning safari is your best opportunity for bird watching and spotting wildlife that venture out before retreating and taking shelter from the soaring temperatures during the day.

    Spend two relaxed days at leisure in this beautiful historical city. Explore the Galle Fort and pamper yourself with a spa treatment! A fitting end to a memorable holiday!

    Overnight at the Cinnamon Wild

    Day 6 & 7 - YALA TO GALLE

    After breakfast you will transfer to Galle. (Approx. 4 hours)

    Spend two relaxed days at leisure in this beautiful historical city. Explore the Galle Fort and pamper yourself with a spa treatment! A fitting end to a memorable holiday!

    The Port city of Galle has grown from its ancient origins into Sri Lanka's 5th largest city, but it differs from the rest in terms of character & atmosphere. Its sea front gives it a languid air. At the heart of the city - but strangely detached from it - lies the Old Dutch Quarter known as the Fort. Dutch administrators and those in their service lived within the Fort protected by its city walls and the ramparts by the sea. Its entrance, a massive archway gives it a medieval air and appears magically time warped, with its red tiled Dutch period villas, their open verandahs facing the narrow streets, bearing names like Church Street, Leyban Street and such like.

    A well-preserved townscape with a number of imposing churches, Dutch period storehouses, a courthouse and a lighthouse jutting out to sea, it has lasted through the centuries. A stroll on its lengthy ramparts overlooking a natural harbour at sunset is a must. Other places to visit include a marine museum, the St. Mary’s Church and thoughtfully restored Amangalle, a historic luxury hotel.

    Life moves at an easy pace within the Fort. Visitors may relax at any of its several arty restaurants and watering holes.

    The Galle Literary Festival is a much sought after annual event that has secured its place on the cultural calendar." The Festival throws, people, cultures, hot ideas, hot food, laughter, poetry and arrack together in a beautiful country. Pointless to resist," Sebstian Faulks a participant had this to say of the event.

    Outside the Fort, Galle has a cricket stadium and a string of resort hotels along its coast; a favourite for visitors, has been the beautiful stretch at Unawatuna beach.

    Overnight at the Galle Fort Hotel

    Day 8 - DEPARTURE

    Depending on your time of departure you will be transferred to the airport for your departure.

    Safe journey!

    Price includes

  • Accommodation at star category hotels
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle
  • English speaking Chauffeur Guide
  • Local government taxes & service charges
  • Meals: Breakfast at Hotels
  • Price excludes

  • Visas
  • Insurance
  • Airfare
  • Airport taxes
  • Camera & video permits at the Cultural sites
  • Any expenses of a personal nature
  • Tips and porterage
  • Toll Fees
  • All entrance fees to attractions
  • Lunch & Dinner on Tour

  • Highlights

  • Colombo
  • Nuwara Eliya
  • Tea Plantation
  • Horton Plains
  • Yala
  • Galle
  • Trekking

  • Optional Tours

  • Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
  • Temple of the Tooth Relic
  • Peradeniya Botanical Garden
  • Kandyan Cultural Show
  • Fishing Village Visit
  • Jeep Safari
  • Galle Fort Tour

  • Your Route