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Arrival in Colombo International Airport and meet with our representative at the arrival lounge Transfer to Kalutara “The Plantation Villa” – An approximation of 2 hrs drive.
Plantation Villa is a specialist Ayurvedic Nature Resort in Sri Lanka that offer you a wellbeing experience for the body and mind through ancient Vedic traditions of Yoga, Ayurveda and Meditation. It is an oasis of calm and peacefulness in a rural village in Sri Lanka. The eco-friendly wellbeing resort consists of eight modern equipped rooms and the food provided is tailored to complement the treatments. All food used in the resort is fresh and organic and majority of the food is cultivated within the hotel grounds. All water used in the hotel comes from the four natural spring water wells in hotel land. The property is surrounded by tropical trees and wild birds with a paddy field, a working rubber plantation, an organic fruit, vegetable and spice garden and a budding mahogany and coconut plantation.
The Hotel with a homely atmosphere is unique in every aspect in a Sri Lankan way, which makes them one of the best homely Ayurveda hotels in Sri Lanka. The resort with Ancient Culture, Tradition, Ayurveda, Yoga, Village and Nature. Enjoy the pleasure in the breathtakingly beautiful landscape and mingle with the villages and staff unspoilt by modern trends. At Plantation Villa, it is important for them that you leave them feeling healthy, relaxed and rejuvenated.
The Ayurveda package at Plantation Villa includes:
• Ayurveda Doctor consultation
• Daily Ayurveda treatments as per doctor’s instructions
• Daily Ayurvedic medicines as per doctor’s instructions
• Ayurvedic meals & snacks
• Water and herbal tea all the time
• Guided daily yoga and meditation
• Afternoon activities including:
– Walks in the plantation and paddy-field
– Tree planting
– Vegetable / fruit picking activities during seasons
– Paddy harvesting during seasons
– Cookery demonstrations
– Discussions about meditation
– Dhamma talks
– Community project activities
– Attending talks about Yoga & Ayurveda philosophy, improving daily habits, incorporating Ayurveda into daily life, etc.
Overnight stay: Plantation Villa, Kalutara
After breakfast at Plantation Villa, we are heading to Bentota.
The Sri Lankan coastal city is famous for golden beaches and is situated on the southern coastal strip of the Galle District. Myths and superstitions are a massive part of our rich Sri Lankan culture thus a fabrication dates back to kingdom era says a demon named Bem ruled the river where the Bentota name derived from.
Option 1: After breakfast go on a wonderful boat ride down the Madu River with its flourishing ecosystem. Pass through the secretive passages created by the mangroves. See the basking crocodiles and water monitors. Visit one of the small islands with its cinnamon harvesting natives. Enjoy the restorative qualities of the avian life fish massage. Observe the water birds in their natural habitats.
Option 2: A whole day at Bentota relaxing on the beach. This is where the fun starts, Bentota host adventure sports such as Jet Skying, Parasailing, Banana Boat Riding, Kayaking and other Water based sports to name a few. You can also experience a very romantic river cruise by going through the Bentara River. (Beach and water activities are optional)
Overnight stay: Homestay in Bentota
After breakfast we are heading to Kandy (3,5 hours drive approx.), a city in the center of Sri Lanka. It is the capital of the Central Province. It lies in the midst of hills in the Kandy Valley which crosses an area of tropical plantations, mainly tea. This spectacular and vibrant city is one of the most preferred touristic cities in Sri Lanka. Kandy is of both an administrative and religious city which custodies the Temple of the tooth relic. A couple of days here needed to visit the Temple of the Tooth and the Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya. A boat ride on the picturesque Kandy Lake is a must! There for, we spend two beautiful & worthy days in Kandy.
In the evening we visit the temple of the tooth relic before we attend a Sri Lankan cultural dance show with fire walking, mask dancing and the traditional drum beating called” Bera Wadanaya” which should not be missing in Kandy.
Overnight stay: Homestay in Kandy
At the second day in Kandy we will visit a tea plantation and taste the tasty Ceylon tea. In the afternoon you will have time for leisure and visit the surroundings of Kandy like Nuwara Eliya.
Overnight stay: Homestay in Kandy
After breakfast we are heading to Pinnawala elephant orphanage. The primary purpose of the orphanage has been to provide a lifeline to the orphaned baby elephants and adult elephants lost in the wilderness. In many occasions the mother of the orphaned baby elephant had been killed or there have been accidents of baby elephants falling into pits and losing out to the herd. Here you can victim baby jumbos wondering around their cramped foster home or bottle fed and bathed by their human foster fathers at Orphanage. After the orphanage we will continue to Colombo (2,5 hours approx. drive).
In the afternoon, we are doing a Colombo city tour get an intimate look at the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo doing 2-hour sightseeing trip by tuk-tuk with your driver cum guide. Travel like Sri Lankan locals do as you weave through traffic, stopping to check out city landmarks like Colombo Harbour, the Pettah neighbourhood, Wolvendaal Church, Independence Square, Gangaramaya Temple, and much more. After the city tour you can continue exploring Colombo on your own or do a tour. Dinner at Banana Leaf Restaurant.
Option: Zoological garden of Colombo
Overnight stay: Homestay
Until your transfer to the airport on time for departure you have free time.
|Bentota||New Jaya Villa|
|Kandy||Kandy Eco Lodge|
All accommodations on our tours are in, primarily, family run home stays, farm stays, Eco friendly small hotels. The food in the accommodation is primarily sourced locally or organically grown in the own garden and the large number of dishes on the menus are home made. We encourage and educate local guides in the villages and hire them in places where their expertise and local knowledge will enhance your experience and understanding of historical context and on the environmental impact of your visit.
We work together with a variety of different homestays and eco hotels. Their room availability will be checked at your booking. If one accommodation is already fully booked, you will stay in a similar accommodation of the same category.
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Maximum 6 places are available in our group tours