We have chosen our top three luxury hotels to put together a selective high end itinerary. You won’t see all of Sri Lanka on this ten day tour, but you will be able to enjoy the best hotel suites, fantastic private dining experiences, spa treatments and high end service at a relaxing pace. Journey’s will be made as smooth as possible by using domestic flights and chauffeur driven vehicles.
Day 1 - Arrival
On arrival at Colombo Airport catch a domestic flight to Sigiriya (1 hour) and transfer to Ulagalla Resort & Spa. Spend 3 nights at the hotel in a Ulagalla Chalet, with 850 square feet, huge windows offering panoramic views, a private deck and secluded private plunge pool.Accommodation
Day 2 - Wilpattu National Park
Leave the hotel at 5am to visit Wilpattu, Sri Lanka’s oldest and second-largest wildlife sanctuary. The thick forested is famous for its bird life, bears, elephants and leopards (of which it has one of the largest populations in Sri Lanka). Return to the hotel in time for lunch and then enjoy a afternoon by the swimmingpool or in the spa.
Day 3 - Anuradhapura Ancient City
Visit Anuradhapura, a sacred city founded in the 3rd century B.C. which flourished as a political and religious capital for 1,300 years. Then hidden away in dense jungle for many years, the splendid palaces, monasteries and monuments are now accessible once again. This evening enjoy a private candlelit dinner in the paddy field surrounding the hotels.
Day 4 - Sigiriya Rock Fortress
Leave Ulagalla after breakfast to visit the Sigiriya Rock Fortress before boarding a flight to the south coast via Colombo. On arrival transfer to Kahanda Kanda in the hills just above Galle. Spend the next three nights in the stunning Dubu Suite, a carved Balinese structure with opulent interior, gorgeous views and a private swimming pool.Accommodation
Day 5 - Relaxation & Cookery
Spend a day by the pool, before teaming up with Kahanda Kanda’s head chef for a Sri Lankan cookery lesson. Enjoy the fruits of your labour later that evening as part of a very special private dinner. The hotel will decorate a private dining tent in the gardens with candles, lanterns, petals and colour cushions.
Day 6 - The Galle Fort
Take a guided walk around the 16th Century Galle Fort with fort residents and authors Juliet Coombe and Daisy Perry. Explore the maze of hidden backstreets and meet some local characters, before walking the ramparts on your own at sunset. End the day with a little retail therapy and delicious dinner before returning to your hotel.
Day 7 - 10 - Whale Watching & Cape Weligama
Wake early and transfer to Mirissa for a private Whale Watching cruise to see blue whales. Once back on dry land head for Cape Weligama where you will spend your final 4 nights in sheer luxury. Stay in an Ocean View Villa and enjoy half board hospitality at this beautiful new resort.Accommodation