These Wellness Holiday Tours are designed to nurture your mind, body and soul… Here you will have the opportunity to discover Sri Lanka’s cultural heritage, and relax on golden tropical beaches, with plenty of time reserved for traditional Ayurvedic treatments, yoga classes and just enjoying a total immersion in nature.
DURATION: 21 DAYS – 20 NIGHTS TOUR
DAY 1: AIR PORT TO NEGAMBO
Arrival at Bandaranayeke International Ari Port and transfer to Hotel in Negambo
Dinner & Overnight stay at Getwing Beach in Negambo or Similar Capacity
Jetwing Beach is a luxurious five-star hotel and a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World. The hotel is tastefully designed along contemporary lines, taking the surrounding seaside landscape into full view. Open verandahs, walk ways and waterways - brings in the cooling ocean breeze and the tropical sun – influences of the Geoffrey Bawa genre of architectural design
DAY 2: NEGAMBO / SIGIRIYE / DAMBULLE
After breakfast leave for Dambulle for two nights and visit UNESCO World Heritage Site Sigiriye; the lion rock, a rock fortress-cum royal palace complex of 5thc AD, was created by king Kashyape who committed patricide made the rock his hideout in order to stay away from his half-brother who sought vengeance. This king not only fortified his stronghold but also added to it artistic beauty with water gardens, pavilions, courtyards, summer houses etc..… About two hours can happily be spent walking through its water gardens, and then up the steep steps - either hewn out of the rock or on circular iron staircases - past the frescoes. You will be in no rush to abandon the spectacular views at the summit
Dinner & Overnight stay at Heritance Kandalama in Dambulle or Similar Capacity
Heritance Kandalama: is a minimalist contemporary hotel cleverly designed by Geoffrey Bawa, Sri Lanka’s famous architecture guru. Bawa conceived the hotel `as an austere jungle palace’ located on the bund of an ancient 3rd century tank (reservoir) and captures the surrounding magical views from every angle. Stroll along its restful, atmospheric corridors and you may spot a tame monkey, or some of the 160 resident bird species and you can experience it all in the finest comfort.
DAY 3: DMBULLE / POLONNARUWE / DAMBULLE
After breakfast leave for Polonnaruwa and visit Polonnaruwe ruined city- UNISCO World Heritage site, the second kingdom of Ancient Sinhalese , became Sri Lanka’s royal medieval capital in 10th c AD and remained the capital until the late 13th century. Today, the ancient city’s ruins remain in remarkably good nick; huge Palaces, Monastic complexes, Giant Stupas, Hospitals, Image Houses etc... The most impressive are the ancient sculptures of the Buddha at the Gal Viahara cut into Granite stone dating back to the middle of the 12th century.
Dinner & Overnight stay at the same Hotel in Dambulle
DAY 4: DAMBULLE TO KANDAY
Evening see the Cultural Show in Kandy. Kandy- UNESCO World Heritage Site, the capital of hill country, was the last seat of Sinhalese kings who ceded power to the British in1815 after many battle with the western colonial forces, still remains much of its old world charm and traditions of the Sri Lankan life style, At the Cultural Show, can enjoy the Dancers & Drums of Traditional Artist with their magical Fire walking.
Amaya Hills, one of Kandy’s best-appointed hotels, lies on a rocky outcrop, 15 minutes drive above the hill-country capital. This hotel has a traditional Sri Lankan feel and benefits from stirring views, standing amid steep, wooded hills about 15 minutes above the town, a peaceful land of beautiful sunsets and wispy morning mists.
Dinner & over night stay at Amaya Hills in Kandy or Similar Capacity. Amaya Hills, one of Kandy’s best-appointed hotels, lies on a rocky outcrop, 15 minutes drive above the hill-country capital. This hotel has a traditional Sri Lankan feel and benefits from stirring views, standing amid steep, wooded hills about 15 minutes above the town, a peaceful land of beautiful sunsets and wispy morning mists.
DAY 5: KANDY
After breakfast visit the sacred tooth relic temple of the Buddha. The temple, the most venerated place of Buddhist of Sri Lanaka, was built in the 14th Century A.D. solely for the purpose of housing the tooth relic which was brought to the island in 4th c AD. The temple has decorative walls, a golden roof and fine woodwork. Religious services (pooja) with traditional music and drumming are held daily at dawn, mid-day and in the evening where guests can participate.
Afterward sightseeing in Kandy city; including Upper Lake Drive, picturesque premises of the University of Peradeniya , and Observe the glorious Architecture of that period. Visiting Art & Craft Centers, Gem Lapidary to see the rich skills of Kandian Traditional Craftsmen & Artists. And afterward visit Royal Botanical Gardens at Peradeniye ; the Botanical Gardens at Peradeniya used to be the pleasure garden of a Kandyan King of the 16th Century and later made in to a Botanical Garden during the British regime. This gardens; one of the best in Asia is a place of beauty and site for bird watchers.
Dinner & over night stay at the same hotel in Kandy
DAY 06: KANDY TO BERUWELE
After breakfast leave for Beruwele and en-route visit a Tea Factory. Evening check-in to Heritance Ayurvedic Mahagedara at Beruwela
The Heritance Maha Gedera is a wellness retreat on Sri Lanka’s west-coast resort of Beruwela and offers an ideal setting for those wanting to destress, detox and rejuvenate within a nurturing environment that promotes Ayurvedic wellness, yoga and guided meditation.
DAY 07 TO DAY 20: WELLNESS PROGRAM AT THE RESORT
Here you will spend the next two weeks at the resort, immersing in holistic wellness where the balance of mind and body is achieved through ancient philosophies of Ayurveda, Yoga and meditation. Surrender to this world of tranquility and healing.
The Package: Rejuvenation & Regeneration
Here the Cells and Tissues of your body refreshed and rejuvenated in order to be in perfect balance between the Body, Mind & Soul.
The Program: Your day begins with a Yoga Session to ease your mind & soul. Your daily treatments will last for about 2 hours for a period of 14 days. Which includes, Shiridhara, A synchronized body massages by 2 therapists, Oral medicine and many more treatments will be conducted, to create a perfect balance between Body, Mind & Soul.
Your evenings will be colored with entertainment in the evenings (Thrice a week). With, Cultural Shows, Oriental Music or Flute Music...
While your stay the resort, If you wish, you can visit nearby Buddhist temples including the ancient Kande Viharaya and the Kalutara temple. Take a boat ride along the tranquil Madu River past quaint rural villages and en route, visit the local markets, shops, and village temples. Experience Ambalangoda’s cultural heritage with a visit to the Ariyapala Mask Museum where intricate masks used in various southern traditional dance forms are on display. Masked dancing is also performed here regularly. We recommend a visit to the magnificent Lunuganga - the garden retreat of Sri Lanka’s architecture guru, the late Geoffrey Bawa. Visit Galle’s 17C Dutch Fort - a UNESCO-protected World Heritage site. Explore the Fort’s maze of narrow streets lined with Dutch and British colonial era buildings which are still in use, sturdy ramparts looking out to sea, the lighthouse, and a growing collection of museums, art galleries, shops, and cafes. And don’t miss sea turtles at the Kosgoda
DAY 21: BERUWELE TO AIRPORT
Filled with renewed energy and vitality, leave for Airport for Departure (According to your flight times)
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