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Transfer to the Jetwing Lagoon. (N)Day 3: Matale
Optional morning catamaran ride from Negombo beach. Travel to Matale for 4 nights at Jim’s Farm Villas. (B)Day 4: Sigiriya • Dambulla
Day tour to Sigiriya and Dambulla caves. (B)Day 5: Matale
Optional activities including cycling, walking in the Knuckles ranges or a cookery lesson. (B)Day 6: Kandy
Morning visit to Kandy’s Temple of the Tooth for the morning Puja and wander through Kandy’s local markets. Afternoon at leisure to visit the Peradeniya botanical gardens or any of the local artisans. (B)Day 7: Koslanda
Take the midday train from Kandy to Hatton. Lunch at Governor’s Mansion which offers a delectable range of food and can be accompanied by your choice from a selection of world-class wines. Drive to Koslanda and stay 2 nights at the Living Heritage. (B)Day 8: Koslanda
Optional activities include trekking, tea plantation visits, tree planting and Sri Lankan cookery lessons. (B)Day 9: Yala National Park
Descend to Yala National Park stopping en route at Buduruwagala – a series of well-preserved Buddhist figures carved into sheer rock – and Diyaluma waterfalls. Stay 2 nights at Noel Rodrigo’s Leopard Safaris. (B, D)Day 10: Yala National Park
Enjoy a morning wildlife drive in the park. Afternoon optional cycle ride outside the park or wildlife drive. Dine under the stars. (B, L, D)Days 11-12: Galle
Transfer to the Fortress, Galle for 2 nights at the beach. Days at leisure or visit Galle Fort, Galle’s mask museum, the turtle hatchery at Kosgoda or whale watching (November to April). (B)Day 13: Fly home (B) Meal basis:
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.Important information Standard tour:
This tour is typically based in 3- and 4-star accommodation.Tailor-made travel:
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The Fortress is a spa and yoga-centric property from the team behind Maldives Huaven Fushi. Located by the sea, the hotel is styled upon the Dutch Fort in Galle and so the architecture is a fusion of old Dutch / Portuguese styles with Sri Lankan motifs. All of the 53 rooms are spacious, luxuriously appointed and open out onto a courtyard or balcony. Rooms feature an open plan bathroom, state-of-the art entertainment system including plasma screen television, DVD player with surround sound audio and an espresso machine. While most rooms have a garden view there is the opportunity to upgrade to a room with a sea view for a supplement. The hotel has three restaurants serving international and local delicacies and a selection of wines and spirits. Other facilities at the hotel include a swimming pool, a spa with ayurvedic centre, gymnasium, art gallery and library.
The award-winning Leopard Safaris, brainchild of Noel Rodrigo, a renowned Sri Lankan naturalist, offers luxury eco-friendly tented camps. Set on the edge of Yala National Park, the tents comprise sleeping areas equipped with comfortable beds, side tables and a private open-to-sky washroom.Features: 10 tents, alfresco dining area, jungle bar, campfire.<br>Room amenities: Sleeping area with comfortable beds, side tables, en suite toilet and private open-to-sky washroom with changing area.
Living Heritage Koslanda is a boutique-style hotel built on its own estate and tea plantations with the help of local people, ensuring that traditional Sri Lankan design and architecture is portrayed throughout the property. The hotel's veranda and infinity pool offer spectacular views of the surrounding hills and close to the hotel is the Diyaluma Waterfall, which can be reached on a walking tour through the lush forest. The hotel offers cookery demonstrations with their experienced chefs, who are always on hand to pass on their knowledge of Sri Lankan cuisine cooking dishes such as curry, string hoppers, rotis and many other specialities. Nature walks can also be arranged at the hotel.Features: 10 rooms, outdoor infinity pool, Wi-Fi, restaurant, yoga. <br>Room amenities: Private courtyard, outdoor jacuzzi, hot water outdoor shower, television, DVD player, minibar.
A luxury boutique hotel set within a 20-hectare organic farm with stunning mountain views, Jim's Farm Villas is centrally located midway between Dambulla and Kandy. Surrounded by wooded hills and paddy fields, the farm is a haven for birds: 102 species have been spotted so far. Specially designed to showcase the best of Sri Lankan craftsmanship, all the rooms have cool kumbuk wood flooring, vaulted wooden ceilings and traditional teak and rattan furniture. With a choice of three villas, which can be booked in their entirety or by room, Jim's Farm Villas offers a good base for day trips to the fabulous heritage sights of the Cultural Triangle, nature parks and local ancient temples. Cookery lessons with the in-house chef and bicycle rides around the surrounding area are also available. Features: 14 rooms including family rooms, spa offering Ayurveda treatments, fine dining restaurant and swimming pool. Room amenities: En suite bathroom with ...
Spread over 3 hectares of tropical gardens, Jetwing Lagoon, the first resort to be created by Sri Lanka’s legendary architect Geoffrey Bawa, is set near the coastal fishing village of Negombo, between the Indian Ocean and the tranquil Negombo Lagoon. Previously known as the Blue Lagoon, the hotel now features 55 comfortably furnished rooms and suites in contemporary style while retaining the original architectural features. Between the two restaurants, Jetwing Lagoon offers guests choice of cuisines to choose from, including traditional Sri Lankan food. Other facilities at this hotel include two well-stocked bars, an expansive pool, fully-equipped gymnasium and a spa.
Low season from £3545 per person
High season from £3795 per person
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*Itinerary: Note that for the 06 Feb 2014* departure date only the itinerary is different to the regular 2014 tour, with a visit to the countryside in Mai Chai and an extra night in Hanoi, and one less night in Hoi An.
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