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  • Indulge your body and enliven your senses with spa treatments
  • Meet the elephants rescued from aggressive mahouts at MEF
  • Take easygoing walks through tea plantations, waterfalls, and hills in Ella
  • Encounter Sri Lankan wild elephants, leopards, reptiles and water birds
On this 10-day wellness, nature and discovery tour, enjoy Ayurveda (herbal) therapy and yoga and meditation sessions all while being surrounded by the exuberant and lush nature of Sri Lanka. This tour is perfect for nature-lovers or explorers who like a bit of cultural sightseeing but don't want to be overwhelmed with a packed schedule and organized tours.

This itinerary, rich in culture, wildlife and relaxation opportunities, allows you to come face-to-face with elephants, lose yourself in the lush tea country landscapes, get closer to the wilderness on a jeep safari, relax on the island’s pristine beaches and explore Kandy, the last royal capital.

On this 11-day tour you will enjoy a combination of yoga, meditation and luxury spa along with sightseeing. This tour will permit you to walk around the country like a Sri Lankan. Starting from Colombo and thereafter moving on to Kandy, Ella, Udawalawe, Talalla and Negombo whereas you will be staying in star class comfortable hotels. This tour is associated to Mother Earth, to its society, and to us. This excursion was formulated to nourish the mind, healthy food and experiences and will take you back home feeling even healthier.

Please see the itinerary and the what’s included sections for more details on this fabulous holiday.
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Arrive at Bandaranaike Airport, where your driver welcomes you, along with the tropical air of this magical island!

Drive to Negombo, a beautiful beach town, nicknamed “Little Rome”, which lies close to the airport and is therefore ideal to recover from your long flight. Settle into your hotel which we will reserve for the night of your arrival. You can go for a walk around the town and see the beautiful colonial churches and fish and vegetable markets.

Dinner at leisure.
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After breakfast, head out onto the road leading to the mountains. On the way, the luxurious Sri Lankan landscapes pass before your eyes: rice paddies, coconut plantations and mountains. As an option, you can stop on your way to Pinnawela at the spice garden at Mawanella.

Then, we will head to the Millenium Elephant Foundation, a centre that takes care of elephants. Go for a walk alongside an elephant (we do not recommend back rides), help the caretakers give the elephants their bath and receive a shower from the animal’s trunk. You can also visit the small papermaking shop which recycles the animals’ bio-waste.

Spend the afternoon in the hotel, which offers a beautiful green setting for your first wellness experience. Here, you can enjoy Ayurvedic therapies, such as full body massage and other cures based on the principles of traditional medicine (therapy sessions not included).

Travel duration: 2 hours
Meals
  • Breakfast
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In the morning, explore the city of Kandy for a city tour that includes Upper Lake Drive, Market Square and a gem museum. Afterwards, visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic, located in the royal palace complex which houses the Relic of the tooth of Buddha. Since ancient times, the relic has played an important role in local politics because it is believed that whoever holds the relic holds the governance of the country. Kandy was the last capital of the Sinhalese kings and is a UNESCO world heritage site partly due to this temple.

In the afternoon, you could visit the Kandy batik factory and then explore the cultural Kandyan dance in the evening. Dinner at leisure.

Travel duration: 2 hours
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  • Breakfast
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In the morning, we suggest a visit to the Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens located on the banks of the Mahaweli River. It covers an area of 60 acres, and counts about 10,000 trees and plants of 4,000 different species, offering a beautiful walk of about 2 hours. Don’t miss the Royal Palms alley, the cannonball trees, the orchid collection and the multicoloured flowerbeds.

Later, get on the train from Peradeniya station. During the ride, you will be able to admire some of the most beautiful landscapes in Asia. Meet your driver upon arrival at the Nanu Oya station and continue the road to Ella.

Before sunset, climb Little Adam’s Peak to enjoy a stunning panorama from the top. Dinner at leisure.

Travel duration: 5 hours

Please note: Train tickets will be arranged subject to availability
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  • Breakfast
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Today will be a fun day in the tea plantations! Enjoy a tuk-tuk safari through the tea hills, paddies and surrounding forests. You will stop many times to admire the spectacular views. Walk or continue to ride all the way to Haputale, a small hill town with magnificent views of the mountains and valleys. Here you can visit “Lipton’s Seat”, the spot where the tea genius used to rest and admire his lands. Visit a tea factory and learn about the process of making the famous Ceylon tea. A specialized guide will explain to you the different stages of tea leaf cultivation and you can meet the tea pickers and try your hand at picking the tea bushes. Alternatively, you can learn to cook in the cooking style of the legendary menus of Sri Lanka.

Dinner at leisure.
Meals
  • Breakfast
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Leave the green tea valleys behind to reach the drier wilderness zone of Udawalawe National Park. On the way, stop and admire the magical Ravana Falls, surrounded by mystery and mythical legends. Upon reaching the national park, check in to your hotel.

At 3 pm, go on a half day jeep safari in the national park, a unique eco-tourism hotspot famed for its vast elephant population, spotted either on the banks of a lake or in the dense jungle. Deer, buffalo and a good variety of birds can also be seen here.

Dinner at leisure.
Travel duration: 3 hours
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  • Breakfast
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In the morning, we will take the road heading to the south coast of Sri Lanka, the most beautiful coastline on the island. On your way, you can stop and visit the elephant transit home where baby elephants are cared for before being released back into the wild. Next, arrive in Talalla, a palm-fringed coastline of golden sands and crystalline waters. Spend two days in a hotel specialized in wellness programs (therapy sessions not included).

Dinner at leisure.
Travel duration: 3 hours
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  • Breakfast
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Today you can continue to enjoy massages, attend yoga and meditation sessions, take a surfing lesson with one of the hotel instructors or simply relax and enjoy the tropical sun and breeze. Don’t forget to taste a freshly grilled fish in one of many local seafood restaurants.
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After one more swim in the Indian Ocean, explore Galle and its colonial-era fort built by the Portuguese and a declared UNESCO World Heritage site. Galle was the first major port of Sri Lanka before Colombo took that title. Visit the fort and stroll through the lanes of shops, designer boutiques and jewellers.

In the afternoon, go on a bike tour in the backcountry of Galle, passing through paddy fields, local villages and farms. Take a break and enjoy a refreshing coconut drink, Tambili. The bike tour will take about 1.5 hours. Then, head on the road to Colombo.

Travel duration: 4 hours
Meals
  • Breakfast
Today is the last day of the tour. Depending on the available time, you can take a city tour of Colombo, Sri Lanka’s main metropolis, or go exploring on your own. We recommend you visit the Dutch fort and museum, discover the busy Pettah neighbourhood, its markets and the mosque, and stop to see City Hall’s colonial-era architecture. You can also take advantage of some last-minute shopping in charming boutiques and even stop by to meet your local travel agent!

After a relaxing and enriching journey, all the smiling faces wish you a safe return home. We hope that you will keep the best memories of your holidays in Sri Lanka!
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what’s included
  • Accommodation in a single, double or triple room
  • Daily breakfast
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • English speaking chauffeur
  • Applicable taxes
  • 2 bottles of 500ml drinking water each day per person
  • Free mobile sim card on arrival
  • 20% discount voucher at a Gem and Jewelry
  • Assistance at the airport on arrival and departure
what's excluded
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Wellness therapy sessions
  • Jeep and boat use fees
  • Entrance and activity fees
  • Extra items during hotel stays
  • Tips for the porters and drivers
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Duration 10 days
Tour Type Private Tour
Age Requirement 18 +
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language Danish, dutch, english, french, italian, japanese, portuguese & russian
Meeting/Start Point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Negombo, Sri Lanka
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