The Sri Lanka Travel Specialists
Red Dot’s Sri Lanka Wellness Tour was designed to nurture your mind, body and soul. This tranquil island tour takes you from the Cultural Triangle, Sri Lanka’s spiritual heart, to an escapist beach setting on Sri Lanka’s South Coast, with languid stays at some of the island’s most treasured eco-retreats. You will have the opportunity to discover Sri Lanka’s ancient heritage, walk through its picturesque central hills and relax on golden tropical beaches, with plenty of time reserved for traditional Ayurvedic treatments, yoga classes and just enjoying a total immersion in nature.
Upon arrival, transfer straight to Habarana in the Cultural Triangle and spend the rest of the day relaxing at your accommodation for the next three nights, a rustic eco-retreat without internet in idyllic surroundings that attract a variety of wildlife.
During your time in Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle, tap into the country’s spiritual atmosphere by exploring the island’s ancient Buddhist heritage: go on a cycling tour of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka’s first civilisation; climb to the top of Mihintale, the birthplace of Buddhism in Sri Lanka, or trek through Ritigala Forest Reserve to find the old monastery hidden within the trees. In between excursions, indulge in some of the activities on offer at Galkadawala which range from river kayaking and nature trails to traditional Ayurvedic treatments.
Head south into Sri Lanka’s central hills. The Knuckles Mountain Range lies off the tourist trail despite offering some of the most spectacular walking opportunities in Sri Lanka, so you will be undisturbed as you trek up the mountain to dramatic viewpoints, passing through tea estates, small villages and patches of cloud forest on your way. Your accommodation is devoted to giving guests a spiritual experience, and in addition to its beautiful setting offers yoga classes, guided meditation, Ayurveda and Reiki treatments, as well as the opportunity for river bathing and birdwatching.
A half-day’s drive brings you to Koggala Lake, just inland of the popular Galle Coast. Tri Lanka is an idyllic retreat which offers wellness with a touch of luxury in an utterly tranquil setting. Go kayaking or sailing across the lake; take part in yoga lessons led by an expert teacher in the fairy-tale tree-top yoga shala; pamper yourself with a range of treatments in their spa, and swim in the infinity pool which enjoys glorious lakeside vistas. If you want to explore the surrounding area but maintain your sense of peace, try our off-the-beaten-track Galle activities including guided cycling trails and cooking classes.
Your Sri Lanka wellness tour ends with four days at Talalla Retreat, an enchanting beach property in an escapist part of Sri Lanka’s south coast. Relax and unwind as you soak in the beauty and serenity of your surroundings. Go for strolls along the sand; swim in the healing ocean; take part in yoga classes, led by expert practitioners, and indulge in more Ayurvedic wellness treatments.
Galkadawala is a rustic eco-retreat offering an authentic back-to-nature experience in a remote part of the cultural triangle. This unassuming five-bedroom eco-retreat is an ideal holiday retreat for nature lovers. An appealing tropical wilderness that follows enlightened eco-friendly policies.
The Samadhi Centre is a wellness retreat located an hour away from Kandy focusing on the Buddhist philosophy of meditation. Created from an abandoned tea plantation on the edge of the Dumbara valley by Waruna Jayasinghe, antique dealer and organic farmer, the retreat provides Ayurveda treatments as well.
Tri Lanka is an eco-friendly luxury boutique hotel in Koggala set on the edge of beautiful Koggala Lake. This property is ideal for nature lovers and those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the world.
Tallala Retreat, which consists of eight two-storey villas, has a placid, almost ethereal feel, tempting the thought that Kiera Knightley or Gwynneth Paltrow might slip peacefully by at any moment. The 32-bedroom property is themed as a retreat centre offering yoga, tai chi, spa and Ayurveda escapes and will delight the arty sun-worshippers among you.
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