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Boutique Escape

Price From :
$ 1462.63 per person
Duration :
6 Nights
Holiday Type :
Short Break
Hotel Style :
Boutique
When to go :
Nov-April & July - Sept
Price Guide :
Boutique Escape

Locations

Introduction

The Boutique Escape is a relaxing short break in the tea-covered highlands and by the glorious beaches of the south or west coast. Accommodation is in stylish boutique hotels and colonial bungalows – all helping to make this an unforgettable holiday. As always, we can tinker with this itinerary however you wish.

Highlights

  • Tea-covered hills and gushing waterfalls
  • Sun-kissed beaches of the south coast
  • Galle’s ancient Dutch Fort
  • Ambalangoda’s mask dancers
  • Colonial bungalows and chic hotels
  • Day 1 & 2

    Upon arriving in Sri Lanka, transfer to the Wallawwa in Kotugoda, a boutique villa housed in a refurbished colonial bungalow situated just minutes from the international airport. Relax here with a rejuvenating massage or laze by the poolside. Visit the north-west coastal town of Negombo with its sun-kissed beaches, watersports, catamarans and fishing villages. Experience Negombo’s colonial architectural heritage including Portuguese period Catholic churches, and ancient Dutch Canals.

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    The Wallawwa
    The Wallawwa is a stylish boutique hotel nestled amidst lush tropical gardens and situated just 20 minutes from the International Airport. This peaceful and luxurious setting is an ideal first or last stop on a holiday to Sri Lanka. The sandy beaches of Negombo are just 30 minutes away and the capital city of Colombo is one hour away. The Wallawwa is en route to the Cultural Triangle, hill country and the southern coast. The Wallawwa is easily accessible yet entirely secluded - a luxury private ...(More)
    The Wallawwa
  • Day 3 & 4

    Today you begin your journey to the central highlands with its tea covered hills, gushing waterfalls, and scenic beauty. Stay two nights at the acclaimed Ceylon Tea Trails, a wonderful collection of refurbished tea planter’s bungalows in the south-west highlands, an area renowned for its fine tea and beautiful countryside. The following morning you might like to enjoy the “Tea experience”, which involves a visit a plantation to observe first hand the process, starting from the plucking field to the factory. Tea Trails also provides an excellent base for a variety of adventure activities. There are a number of mountain bike trails that loop through the surrounding tea estates and guides are available on-demand. The reservoirs of Castlereagh and Maskeliya offer a pristine lake environment for kayaking – stable one or two-man kayaks are available for hire. Maps, guides and safety gear are all provided. A number of treks and scenic walks are also available.

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    Ceylon Tea Trails Norwood
    Norwood, one of four luxurious bungalows in the acclaimed Tea Trails collection, and one of the most sought-after, nestles among the rich green hills of the Dickoya region in central Sri Lanka. This super-luxury bungalow was originally built for British tea estate managers in the days of the Raj and lies more than 4,000ft above sea level. It is a perfect indulgent getaway from the demands of everyday living and an ideal destination for a long weekend retreat. The bungalow is located 45km south o ...(More)
    Ceylon Tea Trails Norwood
  • Day 5, 6 & 7

    Time to leave the cool highlands and twist your way down to the south coast. You have the option of spending the next three nights on the Galle coast or in Bentota on the South West coast. In Galle, discover the 17C Dutch Fort, a UNESCO-protected World Heritage site and a melting pot of cultural influences. Several hours can be spent wandering along the maze of narrow streets, the old lighthouse, high ramparts, Dutch period churches, museums, shops, restaurants and cafes. High on the headland of Unawatuna Bay is Rhumassala Temple. With beautiful views stretching out over the Indian Ocean a walk around the headland near the temple is very special. Famed for the natural medicinal herbs nearby you will walk through hidden villages and verdant jungle valleys eventually finding yourself on "Jungle Beach"- a little known and secluded beach. Scuba diving is immensely rewarding in Sri Lanka and around Galle there are some of the country's best dive spots, run by official PADI centres. Spotting bright corals and exotic fish is easy and there is the opportunity to go both cave diving and wreck diving.

    Numerous watersports are also on offer at Bentota lagoon including surfing, snorkelling, and jet skiing. Go out to sea in a catamaran with the fisherman or take a boat ride along the tranquil Madu River past quaint rural villages, en route, visit the local markets, temples & craft and antique shops. Experience Ambalangoda’s cultural heritage with a visit to the Ariyapala Mask Museum where intricate masks used in various southern traditional dance forms are on display. Masked dancing is also performed here regularly.

    If you choose to stay in Galle, we have provided the option of staying at the Galle Fort Hotel situated within the walls of the Dutch Fort or at Kahanda Kanda, a luxurious boutique hotel situated inland amidst a rural village setting. In Bentota, we would recommend staying at Villa Bentota.

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    Villa Bentota
    Villa Bentota is one of the most sought-after west-coast properties. This chic and stylish beachside boutique villa is set amidst extensive gardens scattered with coconut palms with the Indian Ocean a five-minute stroll away. This newly refurbished, colonial-period villa opened its doors in mid-December 2009 and is ideal for a romantic beach holiday. The journey from Colombo’s international airport will take about two hours. ...(More)
    Villa Bentota

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