Adventure:Sri Lanka
 
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Boutique Sri Lanka

Experience the diversity of Sri Lanka's natural beauty, history, culture and wildlife on this exclusive 12 day itinerary. Staying in boutique accommodation throughout, enjoy the best of both worlds with your own private vehicle and guide, but plenty of time at leisure to explore independently (or just relax and soak up the beautiful surroundings!).

Begin by exploring Sri Lanka's 'cultural triangle' of Dambulla, Sigiriya and Polonnaruwa where you wander amongst well-preserved 12th century ruins, climb the Sigiriya Rock Fortress, and experience rural village life in the remote town of Hiruwadunna. You will also have the opportunity to see elephants in their natural environment on a safari in Minneriya National Park.

Next stop is Kandy, Sri Lanka's 'cultural capital'. Aside from visiting the most important sites such as Temple of the Tooth, you will also have time at leisure to enjoy the tranquil surroundings of your tea plantation estate accommodation, and learn more about the history and origins of your humble cup of tea!

From here we take a scenic rail journey to the town of Ella, and continue on to the stunning 98 Acres Resort & Spa. From here you may choose to hike to the top of Little Adam's Peak, take a pleasant walk to a waterfall, or relax and indulge in a spa treatment! There are also biking excursions available at an additional cost.

After being surrounded by seas of green for the last week, we then head to the coast where you can soak up the sea views, framed by palm trees, from your colonial villa accommodation.

Last stop on this journey is Galle, where we stay within the World Heritage listed Galle Fort. 

Please note this is a suggested itinerary. As it is an independent itinerary, we can make modifications to suit your timeframe, interests, and budget. Please let us know if you would like us to create a tailor-made itinerary just for you! 

The finer details

Accommodation


We have carefully selected boutique hotels which offer both comfort and character, as well as providing excellent value for money.

On arrival you will stay at The Wallawwa, a beautiful colonial manor house set amongst 3 acres of landscaped grounds. A dip in the pool or a treatment at the Z Spa will help revive you after your flight, while top quality food, a drink on the veranda and luxurious interiors will get your holiday off to a good start.

Jim's Farm Villas in Dambulla is a charming property set in a 50 acre organic farm with serene mountain views. If time permits you may choose to try a tradtional Ayurvedic treatment in the spa or join the chef for a cooking lesson. If you can spare an additional night, there are plenty of additional activities on offer from farm tours, cycling the surrounding countryside, visits to nearby buddhist temples, spice gardens or the local village or walking in the Knuckles Ranges. Please advise if you would like the supplement for an additional night.

In Kandy you will stay at Taylor's Hill, a stylish tea estate hotel. Built more than 100 years ago, this boutique hotel effortlessly blends modernised comfort with the sense of the important history and legacy of tea in Ceylon. There are beautiful spaces, both inside and out, for relaxing or enjoying a traditional afternoon tea, or perhaps a picnic on the estate.

In the beautiful hill country of Ella, enjoy some time at leisure (or opportunity for adventure!) at the unique 98 Acres Resort & Spa. Surrounded by a stunning mountain landscape, within a 98 acre tea estate, this award winning resort consists of charming, rustic thatch-roofed bungalows nestled in the hillside. A great base for some short hikes, or simply a beautiful place to relax!

On the South coast of Sri Lanka we stay in Tangalle at the intimate Coco TangallaThis luxury colonial beach villa overlooks the Indian Ocean and consists of just 6 rooms, offering personalised service. Enjoy beautiful fresh food (with plenitful freshly caught seafood!) and relax by the infinty pool. Please note swimming is not advised in the sea on the adjacent beach, however there is a swimming beach within walking distance.

Lastly, spend a night in Galle Fort, at the newest boutique hotel, Fort Bazaar. Set within a restored 17th century townhouse, the interior exudes understated luxury. The hotel's bar and restaurant, Church Street Social, offer top notch Sri Lankan and Asian fusion cuisine using locally sources ingredients (much of which they grow themselves). Their day spa tops off the package.

Please note we have carefully selected these 4 - 5 star boutique hotels for their comfort and charm as well as value for money. If you would prefer to upgrade to more luxurious accommodation we are happy to suggest alternative options for you. Additionally, should the selected hotels be unavailable for your chosen dates, we will suggest alternative options of a similar standard and price. 

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