The Sri Lanka Travel Specialists
Rejuvenate yourself with the ancient secrets of Ayurvedic healing. This is an easy-paced journey around Sri Lanka’s ancient cultural heritage with a further two weeks of intense treatment at a highly reputable wellness retreat. Ayurveda, literally translated as `the Science of Life’, is a natural healing method that seeks not only to cure disease but also to rejuvenate the body by increasing immunity. It can be effective in curbing stress and in promoting a positive and relaxed mental attitude. Ayurveda spread to Sri Lanka from India around 6th century BC to become the main form of medical practice until the introduction of western medicine in the 19C. Even today, Ayurveda is very much a part of Sri Lanka’s National Health Care system.
Upon arriving in Sri Lanka, transfer to a convenient hotel close to the international airport. Relax and unwind after your flight, preparing yourself for the adventure ahead.
Head to the Cultural Triangle and explore the ancient kingdom of Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya’s rock fortress, and the cave temple in Dambulla. You might also consider a jeep safari in Minneriya wildlife sanctuary or a host of other activities in this area.
Visit the Temple of the Tooth, where the tooth relic of the Buddha is said to be housed in a casket, be dazzled by traditional Kandyan dance and drumming, and perhaps visit the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens with its orchid collection and tropical foliage.
Travel south to your chosen specialist Ayurvedic hotel. Here you will spend the next two weeks immersing in holistic wellness where the balance of mind and body is achieved through ancient philosophies of Ayurveda, Yoga and meditation. Surrender to this world of tranquillity and healing.
We suggest you round off your stay with a quick look at the capital, Colombo, an easily-explored and compact city and convenient for your airport departure.
Jetwing Blue is a luxurious contemporary beach hotel in Negombo. Barely a trace of the old Blue Oceanic remains after an extensive refurbishment: the hotel is a light and airy hotel with a Mediterranean feel, only 20 minutes from the airport.
Heritance Kandalama is a minimalist contemporary hotel cleverly designed by Geoffrey Bawa, Sri Lanka’s famous architecture guru. Bawa conceived this famous Sri Lankan hotel as 'an austere jungle palace’ located on the bund of an ancient 3rd century reservoir and captures the surrounding magical views from every angle
Cinnamon Citadel offers some of the most luxurious accommodation in Kandy. Now part of the highly-reputable Cinnamon brand, it provides tranquil riverside surroundings a 15-minute drive from the bustle of Kandy centre. Days begin to birdsong and perhaps a warm mist rolling away from the river.
Barberyn is an idyllic setting where the crashing sea merges with swaying palms and tropical jungles. The ocean breeze, sounds of birdcall, the flautist by nightfall, Yoga at the edge of the sea, and the gentle touch of Ayurvedic therapists as they soothe your worries away – all add up to a rejuvenating experience that will leave you with renewed vitality.
Set on a quiet lakeside where sights and sounds of nature reign supreme, Villa Talangama is a luxurious Sri Lankan home meticulously laid out from its architecture and furnishings to the caring service of its staff. This villa is an ideal last stop on your holiday itinerary, an alternative to Colombo city. The airport is about 75 minutes drive.
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