Unique Sri Lanka Experience 7 nights

Unique Sri Lanka Experience 7 nights

April 1, 2020 - April 8, 2020

2 People

Originally USD 15,959 / Now USD 11,028

Unique Sri Lanka Experience 7 nights

Sri Lanka has a recorded history that spans back 3000 years. Like its massive neighbour India, Sri Lanka is a diverse country, home to many religions, ethnicities and languages. It is also still blessed with a variety of wildlife that has survived alongside this human civilisation, on this small island for centuries. Today it offers tourists a diverse experience – from the modern city of Colombo with its skyscrapers to national parks teeming with elephants and religious and cultural buildings of multiple origins.

This Unique Experience is a trip of a lifetime.

 

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Location

2, 20 පාක් වීදිය, කොළඹ 00700, Sri Lanka

Dates

April 1, 2020 - April 8, 2020

Park Suite

Sri Lanka’s seaside metropolis of Colombo offers a laid-back atmosphere coupled with a mixture of crumbling colonial buildings and glinting skyscrapers. Stroll to Pettah, Colombo’s main market and be dazzled by the variety of gems, the brightly coloured fruit and vegetable stalls and the plethora of ayurvedic medicines on offer. Sample some of the city’s fine fare, from curries to crabs, in any one of the beachfront bistros or inner city dining rooms. Nature lovers should head to Galle Face Green, a grassy promenade along the Indian Ocean for a stroll or take a scenic train ride to Mount Lavinia Beach. 1 APR 2020 - 2 APR 2020 Nestled between leafy Park Street and the lakeside Buddhist shrine of Gangarama, the Residence is a unique boutique hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka’s capital city. Built in the nineteenth century by a wealthy barrister, Sheikh Salehboy Moosajee, its halls and ballrooms of this grand Victorian townhouse once welcomed British governors, Indian maharajas, European nobility and the cream of colonial Ceylon society.Its great halls, expansive gardens and stables were designed to host receptions and entertainments on a grand scale.The Residence is a unique eleven-suite luxury hotel in Colombo, owned and managed by Uga Escapes. Despite its central location, its atmosphere of secluded peace and quiet is pure balm for the weary, the city-drained and travel-stained. Its appointments are elegant, contemporary and comfortable, yet pay tribute to its rich history and that of the neighborhood.

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      Included

      Arrive in the country and enjoy VIP fast track service at the airport.Welcome dinner with Culinary Ceylon, a theatrical culinary experience which is one of the must-do things in the island.7 to 8 Course ‘tasting menu’ of delectable, authentic Sri Lankan dishes featuring our island’s greatest culinary hits! A hosted, guided and curated food experience; learn the history behind Sri Lankan cuisine from passionate ‘curators

      • Concierge
      • Bar at location
      • Room Service Available
      • Half Board (Breakfast) / Full Board (Dinner)
      • Pool
      • Restaurants
      • Gym/Fitness
      • Airport Transfers

      Location

      Ulagalla Walawwa, Thirippane Ulagalla Road Anuradhapura 50072 LK, Ulagalla Rd, Tirappane, Sri Lanka

      Dates

      April 2, 2020 - April 4, 2020

      Ulagalla Pool Villa

      After Sanghamitta, the founder of an order of Buddhist nuns, brought a sacred branch from Buddha’s ‘tree of enlightenment’ to Anuradhapura in the 3rd century BC, the city flourished as the island’s political and religious capital. It thrived for 1 300 years, becoming renowned for its colossal city walls, shrines, public buildings and complicated irrigation systems (which still function today). After an invasion by the Pandyans, Anuradhapura was abandoned, all but disappearing into the jungle until its rediscovery by the British in the 19th century. Subsequent restoration led to its being reestablished as a sacred Buddhist pilgrimage site, and more recently a UNESCO World Heritage Site, housing the Sri Maha Bodhiya (Bodhi Tree) and the Ruwanwelisaya, one of the world’s tallest monuments, surrounded by walls that are spectacularly decorated with 1 900 elephant figures. Once the ancestral estate of local Anuradhapura nobility, this luxury hotel in Sri Lanka features a 150-year-old mansion at its centre, with 20 private ecologically-built chalets across 58 acres of land. As one of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, with its LEEDS green certificate and own solar farm generating half of its own energy requirements, Ulagalla is a unique boutique hotel. Enjoy the riches of the kingdom or a natural adventure while immersed in luxurious, ecologically-sustainable beauty, both inside and out. The elegantly yet comfortably furnished 1200 square foot suite is ideal for a family. Appointed with 2 bedrooms, surrounding a living and dining area, Nikewewa Villa is a heaven amidst the rice paddies. The 180-degree glass walls allow for a breathtaking view of the 20 acres of paddy field. A swimming pool sits between nature and the suite giving that extra bit of lavishness to an already perfect setting.

        Included

        Free Wifi Breakfast There’s more to Ulagalla than just the view. Guests can wake up with the dawn chorus and take a guided walk around the estate and beyond. This leisurely 90-minute ramble includes a walk along the banks of Wannemaduwa ‘tank’, a traditional irrigation reservoir built to a design over two thousand years old.

        • Spa Service
        • Concierge
        • Shops near by
        • Room Service Available
        • Pool
        • Gym/Fitness
        • Airport Transfers

        Location

        Norwood Estate Bogawantalawa, Hatton, Sri Lanka

        Dates

        April 4, 2020 - November 6, 2020

        Garden Suite

        Dubbed the ‘Little England of Sri Lanka’, Hatton is a famous tea plantation town. It is set in the Nuwara Eliya district in the Central Highlands of this beautiful island. The landscape is blanketed in neat rows of dense green tea bushes covering rolling hills. Visitors can look forward to soaking up the stunning views of the lush mountains, viewing magnificent cascading waterfalls and spotting a variety of colourful birdlife. Don't miss the opportunity to climb to the top of the breathtakingly beautiful Adam’s Peak, visit the Mackwoods Labookellie Tea Factory, and view the incredible architecture of Warleigh Church. A must-see highlight in the area is the scenic Horton Plains, a UNESCO listed World Heritage area. Ceylon Tea Trails, Sri Lanka's first Relais & Chateaux resort, comprises four luxurious colonial era tea planters' bungalows, connected by walking trails through stunningly beautiful Ceylon tea gardens. Each of the four bungalows is different. Summerville with an air of a country cottage, Castlereagh with an eclectic style of its own, the high colonial Tientsin, one of the first planter's residences to be built in Ceylon. The more modern Norwood abounding with 50's character, 21 exquisite rooms, and suites in all. Built between 1888 and 1950, the bungalows offer a taste of gracious living thanks to butler service and period furnishings, accompanied by gourmet meals. Guests can follow the Tea Trail from one unique bungalow to the next, staying a night or two at each or just laze in one. Trek, bike or picnic at spectacular locations each day in cool comfort. 4 APR 2020 - 6 APR 2020 Ceylon Tea Trails, Sri Lanka's first Relais & Chateaux resort, comprises four luxurious colonial era tea planters' bungalows, connected by walking trails through stunningly beautiful Ceylon tea gardens. Each of the four bungalows is different. Summerville with an air of a country cottage, Castlereagh with an eclectic style of its own, the high colonial Tientsin, one of the first planter's residences to be built in Ceylon. The more modern Norwood abounding with 50's character, 21 exquisite rooms, and suites in all. Built between 1888 and 1950, the bungalows offer a taste of gracious living thanks to butler service and period furnishings, accompanied by gourmet meals. Guests can follow the Tea Trail from one unique bungalow to the next, staying a night or two at each or just laze in one. Trek, bike or picnic at spectacular locations each day in cool comfort. Luxury rooms average 40 square metres and offer an impeccably appointed bedroom with king bed, elegant bathroom with twin vanities, a bath and walk-in rain shower.

          Elegant Bathroom

          Elegant bathroom with twin vanities, a bath and walk in rain shower

            Included

            All meals , breakfast , lunch and dinner In the essential Tea Trails experience, the resident tea planter will demonstrate the age-old tea making process. The daily complimentary group tour ends with a tasting of different grades of the great brew.

            • Spa Service
            • Concierge
            • Car service Available
            • Bar at location
            • Room Service Available
            • Pool

            Location

            Amangalla, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka

            Dates

            April 6, 2020 - April 8, 2020

            Chamber Room

            Amangalla provides a tranquil and period styled base from which to explore the fascinating culture and tumultuous history of Galle Fort and Galle, the capital of the Southern Province. Amangalla’s history is born out of the early Dutch colonial period, and is located right in the heart of the preserved Dutch fort, offering guests a memorable and appropriately stylish stay in architectural splendor.It is surrounded by antiques, old prints, polished aged-floors, crisp white linen, pristine walls, rich mahogany, wood and rattan planters together with a gracious hospitality. Gentle strolls directly from the hotel unravel the unique history of this magnificent 36-hectare hexagonal stone fort, revealing colonial buildings still in use, bustling narrow streets proffering the crafts of many generations, as well as the ramparts and seawall where locals and visitors gather to fly kites, play cricket or simply inhale the wonders of the maritime legacy.A large swimming pool, surrounded by palms, is centered within the resort’s established gardens, a cool respite from exploring. The pool courtyard has several wooden sun loungers and five serene shaded ambalamas, or rest pavilions. A private space set within Amangalla’s mature garden, the 151.5-square-metre one-bedroom Garden House offers a spacious living/dining room, as well as a wrap-around balcony overlooking an immaculate garden.

              included

              Free Wifi Breakfast

              • Spa Service
              • Concierge
              • Bar at location
              • Room Service Available
              • Pool
              • Airport Transfers

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              Additional Travel Information

              DAY 1 COLOMBO 

              Arrive in the country and enjoy VIP fast track service at the airport.

              Welcome dinner with Culinary Ceylon, a theatrical culinary experience which is one of the must-do things in the island.

              7 to 8 Course ‘tasting menu’ of delectable, authentic Sri Lankan dishes featuring our island’s greatest culinary hits! A hosted, guided and curated food experience; learn the history behind Sri Lankan cuisine from passionate ‘curators’

              DAY 2 ANURADHAPURA

              Today you will catch the Cinnamon Air scheduled flight from BIA to Sigiriya.

              Your Chauffeur guide will meet at the Sigiriya base and transfer you to your hotel in Anuradhapura. ( Approx 1.5 hours drive )

              Evening you will explore the Dambulla Cave Temple.

              Climb the UNESCO Dambulla cave temple which is a sacred pilgrimage site for 22 centuries, this cave monastery, with its five sanctuaries, is the largest, best-preserved cave-temple complex in Sri Lanka. The Buddhist mural paintings are of particular importance, as are the 157 statues.

              DAY 3 ANURADHAPURA 

              In the morning enjoy a Backroads cycling journey in UNESCO ancient city of Anuradhapura.

              Anuradhapura Backroads Cycling Journey – The Kingdom of Anuradhapura was the capital of Sri Lanka for more than 1000 years in ancient times. This was one of the greatest human civilizations in Asia. The sacred city was named as a UNESCO World Heritage site as well. A branch from the sacred fig tree under which Lord Buddha attained enlightenment was planted in Anuradhapura in 3rd Century BC and this tree is still alive making it the oldest tree on the face of the Earth with a known planting date. Visit the three temples of Mirisaveti, Jetavana and Ruvanweli which align perfectly with the star constellation Orion’s Belt. The only other places that this happen in the world are with the Great Pyramids of Egypt, Mayan’s Pyramids and in Angkor Wat. Cycle through the back roads with your hosted resident guide who will take you through the Inner City where you will witness an amazing side of Anuradhapura, which no one knows even exists, and definitely out of the tourist crowds.

              In the afternoon visit Wilpattu National Park in search of leopards, bears, and elephants.

              Take a jeep ride in the Wilpattu national park in search of the elusive Leopards, Sloth Bears, Wild Elephants, Wild Boar, Sambur Deer, Spotted Deer, Water Buffaloe and many bird species. The park is one of the best places in the world to see leopards. This is the largest national park in the country and is away from all the jeep madness in Yala. We prefer this park over Yala since we don’t believe in taking a guest to a national park to watch a leopard with 50 other noisy jeeps all around. We prefer to provide you with an authentic and peaceful wildlife experience where both you and the animals will be at ease. Early morning and late in the afternoon are the best times to settle in for some leopard and bear sightings.

              Drive back to your hotel.

              DAY 4 HATTON

              In the morning drive to Hatton ( Approx 6 hours) and en-route visit the Temple of the Tooth, which is the most sacred place in the country.

              Visit the Temple of the Tooth which is located in the royal palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy, which houses the relic of the tooth of the Buddha. Since ancient times, the relic has played an important role in local politics because it is believed that whoever holds the relic holds the governance of the country.

              Check into your tea bungalow and relax for the rest of the evening.

              DAY 5 HATTON

              Enjoy a White water rafting session in Kitulgala . ( Approx 1.5 hours drive one way)

              White Water Rafting – After coming off the slopes of Adam’s Peak, the clear waters of the Kelani River wind their way through the Hill Country of inland Sri Lanka before emptying into the Indian Ocean. The put in for rafting is just upstream from Kithulgala, a small town in the tea country. After a safety briefing and a few pointers on the rafting technique, we’ll jump right into the action. Seven high quality, class II and III rapids and temperate waters make the Kelani a premier introduction to the sport of whitewater or an exciting choice for experienced rafters. The river hosts rapids between grades 2 and 3, with the rafting stretch approximately 6.5 kilometers in length, and taking between 45 minutes to 1.5 hours to complete, depending on water levels.

              In the evening enjoy a tea factory visit with your resident Tea Planter.

              DAY 6 GALLE

              Today in the morning you will catch the Cinnamon Air scheduled flight from Hatton to Koggala.

              You will meet the Chauffeur Guide at the Koggala Airbase and will drive you to Amangalla.

              In the evening enjoy a Galle Fort walking tour with a resident expert.

              Meet up with an expert resident in the UNESCO Galle Fort who will take you around this magical enclosed living heritage city showing you the hidden gems and explaining about the lifestyles of the people. This will be a real hands on experience where you will get a real idea about how the Portuguese, Dutch and the British have left their mark on Sri Lanka and how their descendants are living inside the Dutch Fort.

              DAY 7 GALLE

              Get on board a private luxury yacht and enjoy a  whale and dolphin watching session in the morning.

              Drive to the Mirissa harbor to get on board your yacht for a session of Whale Watching where you will have the chance to witness Blue whales, Sperm whales and Spinner dolphins. You will have an air-conditioned cabin with a bathroom along with a lounge area for relaxation as well.

              Relax the rest of the day and engage in some shopping on your own inside the Galle fort at your leisure

              DAY 8 END OF ITINERARY 

              At an appropriate time based on your flight time, you will be met and transferred to the airport (approx. 3 hours) for your flight via Colombo.

               

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