Classical Sri Lanka with Luxury Gold

 

Classical Sri Lanka with Luxury Gold

Discover the history, cultural highlights and scenic beauty of this tear-shaped island, including visits to the local markets and the archaeological marvel of Polonnaruwa. Stay in luxury in the misty hills of Nuwara Eliya, savour the freshest tea possible during a plantation visit and take in the wondrous mountain ranges from the Mahaweli Reach Hotel.

 

Date: 10 November 2018

Duration: 9 Days

From: €2,549pps

VIP Experiences:

  • Kandy: Enjoy a wonderful evening in Rahju’s company at his wonderful hilltop cottage overlooking the Hunas range and receive insider access to his private studio. Discuss art, mysticism, religion, and the cosmos with him over a cup of tea and let him show you how his work has been influenced by these themes and how it has evolved over the years. Enjoy a private viewing of Rahju’s magnificent paintings. Enjoy a cup of tea at his studio and discuss his unique perspectives on life.

Journey Highlights:

  • Negombo: During your guided tour of a local pineapple plantation, learn all about the cultivation and harvesting of this tropical fruit.
  • Habarana: With your Travelling Concierge you will visit the former capital of Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura. Admire the architectural wonders of this first-kingdom that rules for a thousand years.
  • Sigiriya: Visit this famous fortress set upon its prominent rocky outcrop.
  • Polonnaruwa: Your visit to the archaeological park will reveal what life in the area was like when the city was thriving, 800-years-ago.
  • Dambulla: See Raja Maha Vihara – the most impressive of Sri Lanka’s Cave Temples.
  • Kandy: Visit the Sacred Tooth Relic Temple and in the evening, witness a traditional dance performance.
  • Nuwara Eliya: Join your Local Expert to visit a tea plantation and learn how this crop is produced. You’ll even have the opportunity to experience the traditional technique of tea-leaf picking, before sampling some of the freshest tea possible.
  • Nuwara Eliya: The city has a vaguely British feel – see the colonial-era bungalows and Tudor-style building with pretty gardens during your evening orientation with your Travelling Concierge.
  • Nuwara Eliya: Experience village life as it is today when you visit a local school and a Hindu temple.
  • Galle: During your orientation of this UNESCO World Heritage Site see the ramparts of the fort.
  • Galle: A Local Expert will guide you through your visit to Galle Fort, sharing the history and culture of this living fortified city.

 

Exceptional Dining:

  • Negombo: Join your Travelling Concierge and get to know your fellow travellers during your Welcome Dinner.
  • Nuwara Eliya: Walk through the tea plantations and reach the home of a tea plucker to experience their lifestyle as you join the family for a local meal. The culinary experience is completely different to that of general Sri Lankan cuisine as the origin is from south of India.
  • Colombo: Your mouth-watering Celebration Dinner features the best of Sri Lankan cuisine.
  • Dining Summary: 8 Buffet Breakfasts (BB), 4 Dinners (D) and 3 Dinner with Wine (DW). 22 Dec includes an additional Christmas Eve Highlight Dinner in Harbarana.

 

Terms and Conditions

  • Price shown is for twin share. Single supplements may apply.
  • Flights are excluded.
  • This offer is subject to availability and can be withdrawn or amended at any time without notice.

Author Information

Travel Agent: The Travel Corporation