This mango-shaped Indian Ocean island overflows with natural wonders, abundant wildlife, sumptuous cuisine, ancient UNESCO World Heritage sites and a rich cultural legacy. From the cool colonial Tea Country and Sigiriya - Anuradhapura in the country’s interior, to the curvaceous golden sands on the coast, and the plentiful national parks home to some of the best wildlife in Asia, here are our recommendations for the perfect tailor-made holiday to Sri Lanka.
01 Upon your arrival in Colombo, an exclusive VIP welcome will greet you. A private transfer will take you to a charming boutique hotel nestled in the heart of Negombo. Negombo, a coastal town near Colombo, offers sandy beaches, bustling fish markets, and Dutch-influenced architecture, making it a charming starting point to explore Sri Lanka.
02 After a delightful breakfast, your journey leads northeast to Sigiriya/Dambulla. Departing the bustling capital, you venture towards the enigmatic city of Sigiriya. Sigiriya, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Sri Lanka, is a 5th-century fortress complex atop a rocky outcrop. It features stunning frescoes, gardens, and impressive ancient architecture, showcasing Sri Lanka's history. In the evening, conquer the awe-inspiring Sigiriya Rock Fortress.
03 This morning, you explore Anuradhapura, a breathtaking historical gem. Once a Southeast Asian capital, it's rich with history dating back to the 6th century BC. Return to the resort for a leisurely afternoon.Highlights of this expedition include the world’s largest stupa which dates from the 4th century AD, the sacred Bodhi tree planted in 236BC, ruins of ancient monastery complexes and incredible Buddhist sculptures.
04 Embark on a journey to cliff top citadel of Sigiriya, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore the incredible fortress, a complex of royal palaces and town structures set high on a massive rock. Dating to the 5th century, the site is a complex of buildings, part royal palace and part self-contained town with the famous Lion Gate, water gardens, walls and moats on par with the best in the ancient world. Later, continue to Kandy, the cultural heart of Sri Lanka.
05 Transfer to Hatton enjoying a scenic route through mist-covered mountains, tea estates, and charming villages. Arrive at Ceylon Tea Trails for a late lunch. Indulge in colonial-era charm, panoramic views, and exquisite culinary offerings amidst lush tea estates.
06 Embark on a morning "Tea Experience," witnessing the journey of tea from plantation to factory. Explore the lush plantations, guided by professional tea pickers, as you learn about the art of tea plucking. Discover the intricate process from planting and varietal differences to hand plucking, the auction process, and tasting. Immerse yourself in the world of tea, a cornerstone of Sri Lanka's heritage and economy.
07 The day is yours to enjoy the estate's serene surroundings with walks, biking, croquet, and more.
08 Today, a picturesque drive takes you south to Weligama, nestled by a crescent-shaped beach and coconut grove, offers a serene coastal escape. Enjoy its beauty, relaxation, and optional excursions, creating a tranquil beachside retreat. Your stunning beachside resort awaits,a haven of luxury offering you the epitome of relaxation and rejuvenation.
09 You can consider an optional excursion to explore the wild wonders of Yala National Park, Sri Lanka's premier wildlife destination. Encounter leopards, elephants, and a diverse range of flora and fauna in its diverse ecosystems and landscapes. However, if you prefer to rejuvenate at the property you are free to do that as well!
10 A day of pure relaxation await, allowing you to indulge in the resort's amenities and the tranquil beach.
10 As your journey concludes, a transfer will take you back to Colombo and the airport for your departure flight.