The Sri Lanka Travel Specialists
Sri Lanka Tea & Beach is a popular snack which takes in the stirring peaks of the hill country, the golden South Coast beaches and Galle Fort. You can pack a lot of fun into five nights and see several sides of the teardrop isle. Note that we can tailor this itinerary according to your preferences, so feel free to ask for modifications.
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.
Travel on into Sri Lanka’s tea-growing highlands. You might like to enjoy the “Tea Experience”, which involves a visit to a plantation to observe the process, starting from the plucking field where it all begins with the picking of “two leaves and a bud” to the factory where the processing begins. Temperatures in Sri Lanka's hill country are akin to an early English summer's day and you can go trekking, cycling, canoeing or just soak up the magnificent scenery.
Cut through the hills to the highly sought-after Galle Coast which has become Sri Lanka's most trend-setting coastal region due to the proximity of the ancient 16C Galle Fort. When you can pull yourself away from the beach, wander round the old fort's enticing collection of little boutiques, art and craft shops.
Jetwing Lagoon, 20 minutes' drive from the international airport, spreads across seven acres of tropical gardens edged by Negombo Lagoon. Originally known as the Blue Lagoon, one of Geoffrey Bawa’s first architectural creations.
Strathdon by Jetwing (formerly Mandira Strathdon) is a colonial-style bungalow in the outskirts of Watawala just minutes from Dickoya in the south-west highlands. Flanked by three giant bamboo groves, it has a balcony terrace with spectacular mountain views and modern comforts. It sleeps 10 and can be booked in whole or part.
Apa Villa is a delightful, small boutique hotel, consisting of three separate villas, by a coral beach in Thalpe, a few miles south of Galle, It was named after Hans Hoefer, the founder of the Apa Guides – later to become the Insight Guides – and his photographer’s eye has ensured another Sri Lankan villa of beauty and refinement.
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