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.
Choose this tour if you are seeking off-the-beaten-track escapes where you can nourish your mind and body with massages, yoga and plenty of time in the great outdoors.
- Trek through the little-visited Knuckles Mountain Range
- Discover the ancient healing practice of Ayurveda
- Indulge in spa treatments and yoga classes
- Explore Sri Lanka’s ancient spiritual heritage
- Sail or kayak across scenic Koggala Lake on the Galle Coast
- Stroll along near-deserted tropical beaches
- Escape the crowds and the stress of day-to-day life
- Accommodation in a shared double / twin room
- Chauffeur-guide and vehicle for the duration of the tour (including leisure days)
- Both airport transfers
- Expert advice and support prior to and during the tour
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Price shown is a starting price and is subject to change, depending on travel dates / the number of people travelling etc.
Price shown is based on two people sharing a double / twin room
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Day 1 Habarana, Cultural Triangle
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.
Day 2 & 3 Habarana, Cultural Triangle
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.
Day 4, 5 & 6 Kandy
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.
Day 7, 8 & 9 Koggala, Galle Coast
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.
Day 10, 11, 12 & 13 Talalla, South Coast
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.
Habarana, Cultural Triangle
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.
Talalla, South Coast
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.
Following are recommended optional activities