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Wellness, Culture & Nature in Sri Lanka

10 Days | USD 775 * See details

During this wellness and discovery tour, you will enjoy ayurvedic therapy, yoga and meditation sessions, surrounded by the exuberant nature of Sri Lanka. This itinerary, rich in colors, will allow you to meet the country’s emblematic animal, the elephant, to explore the last royal capital, Kandy, to lose yourself in the endless tea country landscapes, to get closer to the wilderness on the back of a jeep safari and to relax on the island’s prestene beaches with a hotel specialising in wellness.
*Price per person based on 4 participants for all tours before 31st of December 2017.

Itinerary Plan

Boats, Negombo, Sri Lanka
Day
1
First day in Sri Lanka
Bandaranaike Airport To Negombo

You arrive at Bandaranaike Airport, where your driver welcomes you. You are greeted by the tropical air of this magical island, and for your first destination you drive to Negombo, a beautiful beach town, nicknamed “Little Rome”, close to the airport and therefore ideal to recover from your long flight. Settle into your hotel which we will reserve for the night of your arrival. You can go for a walk around the town, you can see beautiful colonial churches, but also fish and vegetable markets.

Travel duration - 0.5 hour
Millenium Elephant foundation, Sri Lanka
Day
2
Care center for the elephants and Ayurveda in Kegalle
Negombo To Kegalle

After breakfast, road to the mountains. On the way, the luxurious Sri Lankan landscapes pass before your eyes: rice paddies, coconut plantations and mountains. As an option, you can make your first stop in Kegalle for a visit of Millenium Elephant Foundation, a center that takes care of the elephants. Go for a walk alongside the elephant (we do not recommend back rides), help the caretakers give the elephants their bath and receive a shower from the animal’s trunk. You can visit a small paper making museum which recycles the animals’ bio-waste.
You spend the night with a guesthouse near Kegalle, offering a beautiful green setting for your first wellness experience. Here, you can enjoy Ayurvedic therapies, such as full body massage and other cures based on the principles of traditional medicine (therapy sessions not included).

Travel duration - 2 hours
Temple of the tooth, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Day
3
Kandy and surroundings
Kegalle

In the morning, you can go on to Kandy for a city tour, including Upper Lake Drive, Market Square and a Gem Museum. Afterwards, visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic. It is located in the royal palace complex which houses the Relic of the tooth of 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. Kandy was the last capital of the Sinhalese kings and is a UNESCO world heritage site partly due to the temple. In the afternoon, enjoy the wellness program proposed by your hotel.

Travel duration - 2 hours
Train, Kandy-Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
Day
4
Train journey through the hill country
Kegalle To Ella

In the morning, we suggest a visit to the Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens located on the banks of the Mahaweli River. It covers an area of 60 acres, and counts about 10 000 trees and plants of 4000 different species, offering a beautiful walk of about 2 hours. Don’t miss the Royal Palms alley, the canon ball trees, the orchid collection and the multicolored flowerbeds.
After, get on the train from Peradeniya station. Admire the most beautiful landscapes in Asia, made of infinite tea plantations. You will meet your driver at the Nanu Oya stations and will continue the road to Ella.
Before sunset, climb Little Adam’s Peak to enjoy a stunning panorama from the top.

Travel duration - 5 hours
Safari, tuk-tuk, Haputale, Sri Lanka
Day
5
Tuk tuk safari in the tea plantations
Ella

Fun day in the tea plantations, enjoy a tuk tuk safari through the tea hills, paddies and surrounding forests. You will stop many times to admire the spectacular views. Walk or continue to ride all the way to Haputale, a small hill town with magnificent views of the mountains and valleys. Here you can visit “Lipton’s Seat”, the spot where the tea genius use to rest and admire his lands. Visit a tea factory and learn about the process of making the famous Ceylon tea. A specialized guide will explain you the different stages of tea leaf cultivation, you can meet the tea pickers and try your hand at picking the tea bushes.

Travel duration - 4 hours
Safari, Udawalawe, Sri Lanka
Day
6
Meeting with the wild animals of Sri Lanka
Ella To Udawalawe

Leave the green tea valleys behind to reach the dryer wilderness zone of Udawalawe National Park. ON the way, make a stop and admire the magical Rawana Falls, surrounded by mystery and mythical legends. Upon reaching the national park are, check in at your hotel.
At 3 PM, go on a half day jeep safari in the national park, a unique eco-tourism hotspot famed for its vast elephant population, spotted either on the banks of a lake or in the dense jungle. Deers, buffalos, and a good variety of birds can also be seen here.

Travel duration - 3 hours
Beach, Sri Lanka
Day
7
Yoga & Ayurveda on the South Coast
Udawalawe To Talalla

In the morning, road to the south coast of Sri Lanka, the most beautiful coastline on the island. On your way, you can stop and visit Elephant Transit Home where they take care of the baby elephants before releasing them back to the wild.
Next, arrive in Talalla, a palm-fringed coastline of golden sands and crystalline waters. You spend two days with a hotel specialized in wellness programs (therapy sessions not included).

Travel duration - 3 hours
Ayurvedic massage, Sri Lanka
Day
8
Yoga & Ayurveda on the South Coast
Talalla

You can enjoy massages, yoga and meditation session, but also take a surfing lessons with one of the hotel instructors. Simply relax and enjoy the tropical sun and breeze. Don’t forget to taste a freshly grilled fish in one of many local seafood restaurants.

Travel duration - hour
Galle, Sri Lanka
Day
9
Galle Fort and bike tour in the paddy fields
Talalla To Colombo

After one more swim in the Indian Ocean, explore Galle and its colonial era fort built by the Portuguese and declared UNESCO World Heritage site. Galle was the first major port of Sri Lanka before Colombo took that title. Visit the fort and stroll through the lanes of shops, designer boutiques, jewelers.
In the afternoon, go on a bike tour in the back country of Galle, passing through paddy fields, local villages and farms. Take a break and enjoy a refreshing coconut drink, Tambili. The bike tour will take about 1h30min.
Then, road to Colombo.

Travel duration - hour
Gangaramaya Temple, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Day
10
Colombo and surroundings
Colombo To Bandaranaike Airport

Depending on the available time, you can go for a city tour of Colombo, Sri Lanka’s main metropolis bustling with lots of activity. As a suggestion, you can visit the Dutch fort and museum, discover the busy Pettah neighborhood, its markets and the mosque, as well as City Hall’s colonial-era architecture. It’s here that you can take advantage of some last-minute shopping in charming boutiques and even stop by to meet your local travel agent!
After a relaxing and enriching journey, all the smiling faces wish you a safe return home. We hope that you will keep the best memories of your holidays in Sri Lanka. End of your journey in the pearl of the Indian ocean...

Travel duration - 1 hour

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