Honeymoon in Sri Lanka
13 Days / 12 Nights
From NZ$ 3,394.00

About TOTAL HOLIDAY OPTIONS

The company with over 28 yrs old experienced team is committed to bringing the best in both quality and value to small group journeys, private car guided tours and tailor-made tours to India, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

Being a leading travel wholesaler we introduce travellers to the amazing culture and offer tours at unbeatable prices and with unparalleled comfort. For your protection, TOTAL HOLIDAY OPTIONS is approved Destination Management Company by Ministry of Tourism Govt of India and member of IATA, AFTA, TAANZ, IATO and PATA to name few. We are proud to say that our team is very experienced with in-depth knowledge of the destination. Our reputation is built on providing world-class service with real personal touches that make a difference to your holiday. We understand the importance of giving attention to even the smallest of details and care about the countries to which we take you and make sure that we have a positive effect on the environment. Respect for locals and their way of life is an essential part of travelling with TOTAL HOLIDAY OPTIONS.

“You Rely on us and we rely on experience”

Honeymoon in Sri Lanka - 13 Days / 12 Nights (Private Escorted Tours)

Day 01: Arrive Colombo - Negombo

Day 02: Negombo – Dambulla 

Day 03: Sigiriya & Polonnaruwa Excursion 

Day 04: Dambulla – Kandy   

Day 05: Kandy   

Day 06: Kandy - Nuwara Eliya 

Day 07: Nuwara Eliya – Ella e 

Day 08: Ella   

Day 09: Ella – Yala   

Day 10: Yala – Galle   

Day 11: Galle  

Day 12: Galle – Colombo 

Day 13: Colombo Departure  

Tour Ends

Meals included

Being a seasoned traveller ourselves we have discovered the travelling time is unpredictable sometime you reach a destination so late that you are tired to go out for dinner or search for a proper dining place around the vicinity of your hotel which may become a chore during your holiday, hence we have removed the hassle by including most of breakfast and dinners in all our brochure tour packages.  

Pre & Post Tour Accommodation

Do some exploring before the trip begins or add a couple of nights after the tour to relax before boarding your flight. We offer competitive rates in all destinations- book in conjunction with your main tour - ask TOTAL HOLIDAY OPTIONS or your travel agent.

Add-On (Short Tour packages)

Make the most of your time away - after all, you have travelled all that way.  Our Add-On can be used as short breaks in their own right or as pre/post tour additions.  With all arrangements made for you, they are the perfect way to discover more of your destinations - ask TOTAL HOLIDAY OPTIONS or your travel agent.

Private Car Tours

Our private car tour is not about leaving you alone to explore destinations or country; it’s all about giving you to the opportunity to choose your own dates and travel at your own pace and leisure in your own private car with a driver. Your itinerary will be private, personalised and flexible which can be chosen from our selections or customised according to your request. Your private local English speaking guide will escort you in each destination during the sightseeing tour, and when you want to explore the town on your own; you are absolutely free to do so. 

Tailor-made Tours

Our Group and Private Car tours have been designed to feature a selection of the destination’s highlights, but they may not meet all of your requirements. At TOTAL HOLIDAY OPTIONS, we are proud to offer expert tailor-made services that enable us to put together your perfect holiday. Perhaps you would like to vary the standard of accommodation or modes of transport. On the other hand, you may want to create an entirely individual itinerary that includes destinations and experiences not covered in the featured itineraries. Whatever your needs, we are happy to design a personalised itinerary and quote without obligation.

 “The Holidays you dream are the holidays we pack”

Family Holiday

What better way to spend quality time with your loved ones than to get away from the daily hectic schedule and escape to a place of sheer relaxation and comfort.

A perfect family holiday is like a Pandora’s Box of excitement, relaxation, fun, good times and wonderful memories that will be cherished for a lifetime. Let us tailor your every wish for that ideal family time together, a dream come true and an experience that will be passed down from generations.

This itinerary can be customised to create your family holiday.

What Makes Us Different?

Being your Local Travel Wholesaler and one of the True Destination Specialists our team in Australia, New Zealand, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and Myanmar ensures that every itinerary is well balanced and filled with amazing cultural experiences, breathtaking scenery and historical sites. Most must-see and must do’s are included giving you the opportunity to witness sights, taste delicious cuisine, visit bazaar for souvenirs, meet and experience the life of locals at the same time have some free time to explore town the way you like.

Whichever itinerary you select all are included complete travel and transfer by charted air-conditioned vehicles, local English speaking guide, sightseeing, entrance fee to the monuments and parks, safaris, boat ride, cultural shows at the theatre or hotel, domestic airfare in economy class, train fare in best available air-conditions class and not to mentioned the current govt taxes of the county. For more details of inclusions please refer to the inclusions column of the itinerary.

Prices Guarantees

All prices shown are on per person basis on twin/double and apply when you share a room with a travel companion. For a single traveller, we do offer single room and price is available on request.

You don’t need to worry about currency fluctuations. Once we receive your full payment, your land tour price is guaranteed and protected against any increases. 

100% Protected Holiday

We are a member of IATA, TCF, ATAS and AFTA which ensure that your holiday is 100% protected.

No Hidden Cost

We love transparency so the prices quoted by THO are almost all-inclusive and help the traveller to budget their holidays accurately. All we ask you to do is relax and enjoy your holiday, knowing that all prepaid expenses have been included in your initial tour cost. For more details please refer to the tour inclusions.

Value for Money

Being a local Travel Wholesaler, our huge buying power helps us pass the discounted rates to our clients. We also do FREE hotel upgrade at some destination as a gesture of appreciation to our valuable travellers. Apart from this our local team of experts add incredible value for your dollar.

Loyalty Rewarded 5% Off

Many of our clients choose to travel with us time and time again. As a valued client, we offer you a 5% discount off your second and onwards tour package. This offer applies only to the tour cost of your trip and conditions do apply. Speak to us for details when making your booking.

Multi-Trip Discount 5% Off

If you have the time why not combine two or more of our tour and save? In any one holiday, we will discount your second and onwards trip by 5%. Tour package must be minimum 10 days or more from our brochure and discount applies on the lowest price tour package. Discount does not apply to add-on pre & post accommodation, train journeys, flights and/or any small packages or services.

BIG SAVINGS when travelling with your friends and family

The advantage of a true specialist is their knowledge and confidence in assisting anyone who is not only keen to visit a destination but would also like to do things differently. Is there a special occasion? Do you want to experience a festival, lead a culinary adventure, organise a yoga and wellness group or cycle the off beaten tracks of India or Sri Lanka with people close to you? Or do you find parts of one of our tours appealing but want to alter dates or itineraries to better suit your groups’ needs?

Please contact us with your wish list and our team will be glad to tailor-make your special tour ensuring all possible activities and ideas are incorporated, making a unique group tour.

(Best suited discount will be offered and any discount can not be combined with any other discount or promotions)

24/7 Helpline and assistance by THO Local Offices

Apart from 24/7 helpline for emergency assistance; our guest relation manager will call you to make sure everything is going smoothly. Our 36 local network and associate office Manager will be there to assist you in every destination.

International Flights

The tour packages are usually “Land Only” and do not include international flights.  We, therefore, recommend that you contact us or your travel agent to book your flights well in advance of travel when you can generally gain access to specials and discounted airfares. This will ensure you can travel on the days that suit you and your tour.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is compulsory on all of our journeys. Speak to us or your travel agent about comprehensive insurance to cover your travel arrangements. This must critically cover medical expenses in case of an emergency.  Note that travel insurance automatically provided with credit cards generally does not provide adequate cover. It's your responsibility to ensure that you have appropriate and comprehensive travel insurance.

Medical Information

Our elderly travellers who are aged 70 years or more, or with a pre-existing condition that affects their fitness to travel or any medical dietary requirement, must be advised at the time of booking. We recommend all travellers should visit their Doctor for these aforementioned purposes and/or to confirm that they are physically able to undertake the day-to-day requirements of the tour.

Type of Accommodation

As there is so much to see and do in India during the day, therefore, everyone deserves a good night sleep. We choose quality accommodation according to the category you are travelling in, based on providing a place of rest that offers not only comfort but also an authentic experience rather than staying in a hotel that could be anywhere in the world. Every hotel might be different according to location, amenities and services. While selecting hotel we consider great location, private bathroom facilities and air-conditioning to name few. 

Hotel Grading

Comfort: 3-star hotels offering basic and clean private facilities.  

Deluxe: 4 Star hotels, Palaces and Heritage properties offering above average to very good facilities.

Luxury: 5-star hotels, Palace and Heritage properties offering a full range of facilities and exceptional services with a unique feature.

Note:

The cities which do not have more choice of hotels, the best suitable category of hotel is provided.

It is also possible to take a combination of comfort, deluxe and luxury accommodation in one itinerary.

Nepal being adventure destination, choices of accommodation are limited hence basic 3* or best available hotel in the itinerary except at some location where 4* and 5* hotel options are offered.

In Bhutan itinerary basis 3* hotel accommodation is used unless requested.

Selecting Your Holiday Type

Most of our journeys are suited to those with normal fitness and mobility levels. To assist you in choosing a journey best for you we have graded our tours;

Easy Paced: These programs are set at a comfortable pace. Walking and climbing of stairs involved are generally in and around major tourist attractions though you may require walking from road till boat jetty while embarking or disembarking boats.

Moderate: These tours are not strenuous but you will require good amount of fitness as they may include days with long periods of walking or soft trekking, climbing of stairs, embarking and disembarking boats and where longer distances may be travelled by uneven roads.

Adventurous: These refer to programs where your physical fitness needs to be at the highest level. Trekking, cycling, climbing, walking and more adventurous activities may be included.

Travelling In India

The key to travelling in India is patience! Distances can sometimes be vast, roads are often congested and rustic and time is not necessarily of the essence.  With many different options of travel, each will bring with it a different perspective of this fascination country.

Our Small Group and Independent tours use a variety of transport options to get you from city to city.  From Private car, deluxe charter coaches, to domestic airline and air-conditioned trains, you’ll be taken from hotel to hotel in comfort.

India has one of the largest rail networks in the world with over 60,000 km of track and 7,000 stations.  Travelling by train in India can be an experience in itself and a wonderful way to get in touch with the locals.

Passport & Visas

India: Visa is required for all foreign nationals and you must obtain an Indian visa prior to leaving home as visa processing varies from country to country. Passport must be valid for at least six months before you commence travel in India. Travel to Sikkim requires a special permit; the application may be made when applying for a standard Indian visa at the local Indian High Commission.

As of 25 Sep 2013 nationals and passport holder of New Zealand, Singapore, Japan, Finland, Luxem Bourg, Philippines, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Indonesia and Myanmar can avail visa-on-arrival (VoA) facility upon disembarking at international airports Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kochi and Trivandrum only. You will require to pay the fee along with requiring documentation and is subject to verification and satisfaction of the Immigration. Please contact the high commission of India for updated information.

Sri Lanka: Every tourist visiting Sri Lanka requires a visa prior to departure. Visa must be obtained at least 01 months prior to arrival in Sri Lanka by visiting www.eta.gov.lk The Tourist visa is valid for stay within 30 days. Passport must be valid for at least six months before you commence travel to Sri Lanka. A fee will apply.

Nepal: Visa is required for all foreign nationalities and the best way to apply for a visa is from the Royal Nepalese diplomatic missions in your home country. Tourist Visa also can be obtained on arrival. Passport must be valid for at least six months before you commence travel in Nepal. A fee will apply.

Bhutan: All foreign nationals require a visa for Bhutan.

Visa can be arranged by TOTAL HOLIDAY OPTIONS. To process this we require clear readable colour copy of passport (page containing passport no and face picture in JPEG or PDF format) and current colour passport photograph and at least 30 days prior to the date of entry into Bhutan. Remaining validity of the passport should be at least 6 months from the date of exit from Bhutan.

Tourism Council of Bhutan issues visa clearance letter closer to travelling date which we email or fax you or your local travel agent. Travellers are required to produce aforesaid visa clearance copy at the time of check-in for their flights while those entering Bhutan by surface via Phuentsholing or Samdrup Jonkhar, they are required to produce this Visa Clearance letter at the Immigration counter. Actual visa is stamped at passport on arrival in Bhutan.

Visa only service is not offered in Bhutan, you would have to book a service tour package from TOTAL HOLIDAY OPTIONS that includes accommodation, guided tours, transfers etc

HOW TO BOOK

You can contact our associate travel agent, call our local office, email us or book online. Booking forms must be completed to ensure TOTAL HOLIDAY OPTIONS has on file all the necessary information such as passport details, travel insurance policy details and emergency contacts etc. Travellers over the age of 65 and those with pre-existing medical conditions will also be required to provide a medical certificate to certify they are fit to travel.  By booking through a travel agent or online means you have read and agreed to the TOTAL HOLIDAY OPTIONS booking conditions. For more detail please click here. 

Team at TOTAL HOLIDAY OPTIONS wishes you a wonderful holiday!!!

Day 01: Arrive Colombo - Negombo

On arrival at the airport, meet your tour manager at the arrival lounge who will assist you and transfer to Negombo. Stay overnight. 


Day 02: Negombo – Dambulla 

After breakfast, leave the accommodation and explore this fisherman village before travelling to Dambulla. Visit traditional Fish Market, harbour, St. Mary’s Church and Angurukaramulla Temple. Evening free to relax and enjoy the hospitality of the hotel.  Stay two nights. (B, D)


Day 03: Sigiriya & Polonnaruwa Excursion 

Morning visit impressive 5th century Sigiriya rock fortress. This world heritage site consists remains of a palace on the top of the rock. Later visit 11th and 12th centuries UNESCO World Heritage city of Polonnaruwa. Remaining day free for your own activities. (B, D)


Day 04: Dambulla – Kandy   

After breakfast leave for Kandy. En-route stop at Matale and enjoy walk through the spice garden to witness various plants and herbs. Evening free for own activities. Stay two nights. (B, D)


Day 05: Kandy   

Today we explore the Kandy, last capital of the Sri Lankan kings and is a UNESCO world heritage site. Start city tour and visit Temple of the Tooth relic and Gem Museum. Afternoon free to explore and in the evening witness a traditional Kandan dance with live music at the theatre. (B, D)


Day 06: Kandy - Nuwara Eliya 

After breakfast, proceed to Nuwara Eliya. This hill station, known as ‘Little England’ since its adoption by colonial British tea planters. Visit a Tea plantation in the area and Factory to observe the process of turning a raw green leaf into the finished product. (B, D)


Day 07: Nuwara Eliya – Ella 

Travel to Ella, well known small town famous for its scenic beauty and romantic settings for honeymooners. Remaining day free to relax and stay two nights. (B, D)


Day 08: Ella   

Today starts early and climb famous Little Adam’s Peak. If reached on time and lucky witness spectacular Sunrise from the peak of the mountain. On your way back walk through the Ella town and Nine-arch bridge area. Evening free to relax or explore local bar and pubs. (B, D)


Day 09: Ella – Yala  

Today travel to Yala, one of the most famous national park in the country. Afternoon, enjoy wildlife safari at the park to spot various wild animals, reptiles, birds and if lucky the elusive Leopards. Stay overnight. (B, D)


Day 10: Yala – Galle    

Leave for Galle, the most ancient town and important harbour of Sri Lanka. Afternoon, explore the town and local bazaar. Stay two nights. (B, D)


Day 11: Galle  

Today, free at leisure for own activities. (B, D)


Day 12: Galle – Colombo 

After breakfast, leave for Colombo and afternoon enjoy a city tour by a Tuk-Tuk as locals do. While on tour experience the life, history, beauty and heritage of the city. Stay overnight. (B, D)


Day 13: Colombo Departure 

After a leisurely breakfast tour finishes with direct transfer to the Colombo Airport. (B)

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Duration: Half Day
Single
Twin
Private Car Tour

Starts: Colombo

Ends: Colombo

Grade: Easy Paced

Departs: Daily

What's Included?

Accommodation in Deluxe category

Meals as specified

Candlelit Dinner

Opportunity to dress in a traditional outfit for photos

English Speaking Chauffeur Guide

Travel, Sightseeing and transfers

Entry fees and monument charges

Cultural show

Wildlife safari at Yala National Park

Tea tour

Bottled water while travelling

THO Assistance

All current taxes

What's Excluded?

International Airfares

Any meals other than specified, Drinks, Mineral water

Laundry

Telephone calls

Postage

Camera and Video entry charges at Monuments/Forts etc

Train or domestic airfares excluding those mentioned in includes column

Optional tour and meals unless otherwise mentioned in the includes column

Visa & passport fees

Travel insurance of any kind

Tips & gratuities

Extra baggage charges

Early check-in or late checkout

Entry Visa Fees, please visit www.eta.gov.lk for more details / submit your individual visa application.

Fact File

Country Visited: Sri Lanka

Overland travel by private air-conditioned car with driver

Itinerary can be customised to suit your requirements

Order sightseeing may vary according to local conditions

Normal Hotel check-in/out 1200 hours

Currency: Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR)

Electricity: Current is 220V, 50Hz -Type C (European 2-pin), Type D (Old British 3-pin),

Time Zone: GMT +5.5 hours

Ask for pre and post accommodation