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Start your beach escape with a relaxing stay at a boutique hotel close to the Colombo Airport so that you can recover from your flight. Afterwards, make your way to Sigiriya, where you can climb UNSESCO Sigiriya Fortress and go on a game drive to Minneriya National Park. After a dose of history and culture, travel towards Passikudah known to have the longest stretch of shallow beach in the East Coast, with a stop in Polonnaruwa to visit the ancient ruins of the second Sinhalese kingdom.  Much like the south, the beaches in the east has its own set of distinct features that have enticed many beach loving travelers for years. Swim, sunbathe and enjoy afternoon naps to the lull of the ocean. Journey to Gal Oya National Park, where you can go on a night game safari in the park, boat safari and walk with a native Vedda. Discover the simple pleasures of life while staying in the wilderness with minimum connection to the outside world. Wend your way to Kandy, where you can spend the evening at leisure indulging in luxuries available at your accommodation. The next day go on a guided tour around the Royal Botanical Gardens with a botanist and explore the street markets and famed Temple of the Tooth in the evening.  For the last leg of your itinerary, drive to Colombo where you can go on a cultural walk with a local host discovering the capital’s diversity and culture.

How long?

  • 13

    Nights
  • 14

    Days

Depending on the time of your flights, you may need an extra initial night near the airport. We will be happy to advise you.

Price?

Price is available upon request. Rates vary depending on the time of the year and the number of people traveling. Email us if you’re interested in this particular itinerary. Let us know when you’d like to travel and how many rooms you need in each hotel.

Day 1 to 2
The Wallawwa
Negombo
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The Wallawwa

Negombo

Though situated just a few kilometers from the airport, The Wallawwa feels nothing like a transit hotel. Sitting in acres of beautifully mature gardens, this charming boutique hotel is a sanctuary of serenity and style where the old merges beautifully with the new. Built over 200 years ago in the traditional “Dutch warehouse’ colonial design, The Wallawwa is the most ancient manor house in the entire province and was an ancestral home for many years.

With its completely secluded location, The Wallawwa is a luxurious private hideaway whose 17 boutique bedrooms, exquisite food and wonderfully oversized Z Spa are the perfect ingredients for a relaxing and memorable stay. The hotel’s signature swimming pool sits in the garden a short distance from the main house, while a yoga garden is peacefully located beside the spa.

Activities during your stay

  • Relax and recover from jetlag
Day 2 to 4
Water Garden
Sigiriya
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Water Garden

Sigiriya

Water Garden Sigiriya located in the historically diverse cultural triangle is a tribute to the ancient water gardens that once occupied the lands surrounding the Sigiriya rock fortress. Designed by renowned

Sri Lankan architect, Channa Daswatte, the boutique hotel has been built with the concept that the majestic Sigiriya rock serves as the background image.

The 30 villas categorized as Standard, Deluxe and Duplex, are scattered across 35 acres amidst greenery and a variety of waterbodies. The reception is an open area furnished with chairs affording an uninterrupted view of the Sigiriya rock. The area is connected to the restaurant and bar through a narrow pathway flanked by two lakes on either side. The twin level bar is located adjacent to the pool, while the restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating is on the furthest corner from the pool.

Activities during your stay

  • Climb Sigiriya rock fortress
  • Game drive in Minneriya/Kaudulla or Hurulu National Park
Day 4 to 9
Uga Bay
Passikudah
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Uga Bay

Passikudah

Set on pristine white sand meters away from the calm and clear ocean, Uga Bay is a coastal resort located in Passikudah, a town known to have one of the longest stretches of shallow beaches in the world – with the water only inches deep and a gentle current, visitors to this part of the island’s coast can walk kilometers into the sea at day or night.

The hotel itself ranks up as one of the best properties on the East Coast and offers family friendly accommodation by the sea with an infinity pool and the most modern comforts one can find in the area. Fusing tropical and Mediterranean architecture, the modern new property features amazing views of the beautiful bay; stepping into the hotel, the semi-circular design of the property allows ocean views from every one of the 44 spacious rooms, as well as from the luxuriously private Bay Suite and Beach Villas.

Activities during your stay

  • Enroute visit ruins in Polonnaruwa
  • Relax by the beach
Day 9 to 11
Gal Oya Lodge
Gal Oya
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Gal Oya Lodge

Gal Oya

Located on the fringes of the Gal Oya National Park, Gal Oya Lodge blends naturally into its forest surroundings, offering innovatively designed luxury accommodation in the island’s south-east.

Spread across 20 acres of private forest, the loge is strategically located for guests who want to enjoy boat safaris over Sri Lanka’s largest reservoir.  Gal Oya Lodge practices environmentally responsible tourism and each of its ten bungalows have been constructed from locally sourced natural materials.

Sightings of a resident elephant herd are frequent throughout the year, and the real magic lies in seeing them swim between islands. Gal Oya is also home to over a 150 species of birds, other animal species and rare medicinal plants used in Ayurveda medicine.

Activities during your stay

  • Night safari in Gal Oya National Park
  • Walk with a native veddha
  • Boat ride in Senanayake Samudraya
Day 11 to 13
Kandy House
Kandy
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Kandy House

Kandy

The grand ancestral home of one of Kandy’s most influential aristocratic families, the Kandy House sits on 6 acres in a quiet village area close to Kandy.

Originally built in 1805, the Kandy House was restored in a style that combines classical Kandyan period architecture with Dutch colonial furnishings and a soft, colorful and elegant finish. Large shady verandas, double-hammocks and tropical lawns encourage one to find a comfortable and quiet corner to relax or read. The ambalama overlooking the paddy fields is perfect for private dining, spa treatments and even yoga sessions.

The Kandy House has 9 luxurious bedrooms categorized into Deluxe and Ultra Rooms, each individually designed and named after butterflies found in Sri Lanka.

Activities during your stay

  • Visit Royal Botanical Gardens with a botanist
  • Explore Kandy street markets
  • Visit to the Temple of the Tooth
Day 13 to 14
Residence by Uga Escapes
Colombo
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Residence by Uga Escapes

Colombo

Residence by Uga Escapes is a charming 200 year old manor house now turned into a characterful 11-suite boutique hotel located down one of the quieter parts of central Colombo. A haven of luxury and relaxation, and a perfect choice for those wanting a homely atmosphere within the city Residence by Uga Escapes is a welcome option to Colombo’s larger city hotels.

Residence by Uga Escapes was the one time original abode of Sheik Salehbhoy Moosajee, who belonged to a prominent family who first arrived in Sri Lanka at the turn of the century. The property has been caringly refurbished, maintaining its old-world charm while creating a contemporary and informal ambience. The Residence by Uga now consists of a ‘Main House’ which houses a lounge, a Master Suite, library and a characterful bar. The 10 Suites are housed in what used to be an extensive warehouse located at the rear of the bungalow.

The elegant interiors are decorated with period furniture, local art and colonial period photography. The swimming pool is set between the Main House and the Suites.

Activities during your stay

  • Colombo’s culture walk

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