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Great for first time visitors to Sri Lanka, uncover the culture and history during this 14-day trip
Featuring the best of Sri Lanka's boutique hotels, you will enjoy stays at sister properties The Fort Bazaar and Kumu Beach
The Kandy House offers a peaceful retreat outside of Kandy, home to the Temple of the Tooth
Gal Oya Lodge is one-of-a kind and offers a truly authentic experience
From May to August the Yala monsoon brings rain to the island’s southwestern half, while the dry season here lasts from December to March. There is also an inter-monsoonal period in October and November when rain can occur in many parts of the island. Colombo and the low-lying coastal regions have an average temperature of 27°C.
Enjoy a journey through Sri Lanka as you venture from Colombo to Kandy, from Gal Oya National Park to the Hill Country and finally finishing in Galle and the stunning south coast. With an interesting heritage, Sri Lanka offers some beautiful boutique properties full of character and charm. This itinerary is perfect for anyone visiting Sri Lanka for the first time and who loves in staying in unique and interesting properties with alot of character and charm.
Starting in Colombo for one night, you will arrive at the absolutely charming Maniumpathy to begin your itinerary through Sri Lanka. Settle in to this luxurious and intimate hotel, full of colourful charm. Explore Colombo with a trip to The Dutch Hospital, Colombo's popular shopping and restaurant area which is abuzz with activity. The building itself is believed to be the oldest in the Colombo Fort area and dates back to the Dutch colonial era.
After one night in Colombo and some rest, you will travel by car to Kandy in the heart of Sri Lanka's Cultural Triangle. Throughout the itinerary you will have a private guide and driver who will be driving you throughout Sri Lanka and explaining the interesting history and culture as you go. A must for any visitor to Sri Lanka, it is in Kandy here where thousands gather to visit the holy Temple of the Tooth. On a guided tour of the city, you will visit the royal complex and learn about the sacred tooth relic of Buddha before visiting the colourful Kandy market. End the day with a brilliant tour around the Botanical Gardens with an expert on the flora and fauna of the region.
From Kandy your journey will take you east to Gal Oya Lodge where you can indulge in a plethora of wilderness experiences in Gal Oya National Park. Enjoy the paired back luxury and laid-back feel here; the friendly rangers will make you feel right at home. Highlights include jeep safaris through the park, a walk with the local Vedda tribesmen and partaking in the lodge's animal monitoring program.
After three nights of remote lodge living, your tour will then take you further inland and up to the cloud-laden hills of Hatton, where you will be spending the next two nights. The drive to Hatton is just over six hours but it will be absolutely worth it. Wake up to views overlooking the Castlereagh Reservoir and spend your days exploring the famed endless tea plantations framed by the emerald peaks in the distance.
Heading south to Galle, again by road, this is one of Sri Lanka's most iconic coastal towns, Galle Fort is teeming with history and you'll be staying right at the heart of it. One of our favourite boutique hotels in Galle Fort is the ever-popular Fort Bazaar. For two nights you can potter the cobbled streets, dining in one of the area's brilliant restaurants and we have included a private tour to learn about the history of this UNESCO protected town.
Your last stop before heading home is to Kumu Beach, the sister hotel of Fort Bazaar. Enjoy some beach time relaxing and feasting on fresh seafood. The hotel is ideally located close to the main road back to Colombo, making it easy to get to the airport in time for your flight.
Cycle through the charming city of Colombo at dusk, as you visit some of its most iconic landmarks.
During your stay in the Hill Country, explore the tea plantations where you can see the tea pluckers at work, visit a tea factory, or go for a walk through the rolling green hills.
As it is Sri Lanka's most untouched national park, Gal Oya is a fantastic location to see wildlife with very few other visitors. On this experience you will enjoy a jeep safari coupled with a walk through the unspoilt Nilgala section of the park.
Galle’s main attraction is the 17th century Dutch Fort. Much of the old Fort and the township still remain, within its well-preserved bastions including its public buildings, churches, the famous lighthouse and a maze of narrow cobbled streets.
Today head to the centre of Kandy, once known as the Kingdom of Kandy. Take some time to visit the famous UNESCO protected Temple of the Tooth. Next wander around the colourful market followed by some tea at the historic Queen's Hotel.
On this full day boat trip you will have the opportunity to spot vast amounts of marine life from blue whales, false ores, sperm whales and bottlenose dolphins.
Spend three relaxing hours on a private speedboat off the coast in search of the planets largest mammals.
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Balapitiya, South Coast, Sri Lanka
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