The Resplendent Isle

07 Nights & 08  Days 

A one week getaway to explore the best of what Sri Lanka has to offer. Starting with a relaxed stay in Negombo by the beach to overcome your jet lag, you will then explore the cultural triangle, followed by excursions in Kandy and the iconic Heritance Tea Factory hotel, which is built around a fully-functional tea estate. Colombo, will be your final stop where a tuk tuk safari to explore the capital will be followed up by a dining experience at the highly acclaimed Ministry of Crab restaurant.

Day 01

Jetwing Blue, Negombo
Deluxe Room – B&B Basis

On arrival, you will be met by your chauffeur guide and travel to the Jetwing Blue in Negombo. Remainder of the day at leisure to unwind and relax after your long flight.  

Water Garden, Sigiriya
Deluxe Villa – H/B Basis

Morning, leave for The Water Garden Sigiriya, a recently opened eco-luxury resort in the heart of the cultural triangle. 
In the afternoon, visit Minneriya National Park to visit ‘The Gathering of Elephants’, ranked among the world’s top wildlife spectacles.

Day 02

Day 03

Water Garden, Sigiriya
Deluxe Villa – H/B Basis

Morning, climb the Sigiriya Rock Fortress. In the afternoon, go on a guided tour exploring the ancient archaeological sites in Polonnaruwa.

Day 04

The Stone House, Kandy
Dumburu Room – H/B Basis

Early morning, go on a hot air balloon ride from Sigiriya and as you fly over the jungle you may see elephants roaming freely, variety of birds, wild life and water buffaloes standing in the paddy fields and monkeys swinging from the trees. After an exhilarating flight, you will be welcomed on landing by friendly villagers who are happy to meet and greet you. Your Pilot will toast the flight with a glass of champagne.  
Afterwards, leave for The Stone House in Kandy. You have the option of stopping en-route at the Dambulla Cave Temple. 
In the evening, attend a cultural dance show, which is the best way to experience the music and dance culture of Sri Lanka, especially the Kandyan traditions. The spectacular live performances provides an insight into the array of dances and playing of drums linked to Sri Lanka’s ancient traditions with the participants dressed in their decorative costumes. 

Day 05

Heritance Tea Factory, Kandapola
Deluxe Room – H/B Basis

After breakfast, go on a guided tour of the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, referred locally as the Sri Dalada Maligawa, and is considered as the most revered site in the country as this temple complex houses the sacred tooth relic of the Lord Buddha.
Morning, leave for The Heritance Tea Factory in Kandapaola, an award winning hotel built around the concept of a fully functional tea estate. Remainder of the day at leisure.

Day 06

Heritance Tea Factory, Kandapola
Deluxe Room – H/B Basis

Morning, go on the Tea Experience, conducted by the resident tea planter at the resort, who will demonstrate the age-old tea making process The men will be given sarongs and the ladies saris and the tour will also involve a live demonstration of tea plucking, which you can participate in. 
Remainder of the day at leisure. You have the option of going on guided scenic nature walks and cycle rides.

Day 07

The Uga Residence, Colombo
Park Suite – B&B Basis

Morning, leave for Colombo and check-in at the Uga Residence, located in the heart of the capital. Spend the afternoon, going on a tuk tuk safari to explore the capital. Colombo is an open and attractive city with a fascinating mix of 19th and 20th century colonial buildings, and more recent modern architecture. Some of the main sites covered during your guided city tour of the capital includes the Galle Face Green, Old Parliament, Gangaraamaya Temple, Beira Lake, Viharamahadevi Park and Independence Square.
In the evening, head to the Ministry of Crab Restaurant for dinner, which is one of Colombo’s most popular restaurants with signature dishes such as Chilli Crab, Pepper Crab and Baked Crab on the menu along with the amazing King Prawns from the rivers of Sri Lanka

Day 08

BIA, Katunayeke

 

Morning, leave for the Bandaranaike International Airport to catch your flight back home or to the next onward destination.

Colombo 00300, Sri lanka.

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