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Geoffrey Bawa: An Architectural Legacy Tour

Look for architectural masterpieces in Sri Lanka and you will find the name 'Geoffrey Bawa' attached to them. This genius has left behind a legacy in this beautiful island, creating buildings, homes and hotels that are one with, and enhance the loveliness of the landscape.

Bawa is behind the term known as 'tropical modernism' in the world which he displayed through his myriad works. Beginning his career in the field in the mid 1900's, his architectural prowess is unlike any other. As such, his name is synonymous with innovation and perfection. While his work was centralized in Sri Lanka, he also brought to life, architectural creations in Singapore, Indonesia, Japan, Pakistan and a host of other countries. 

01
Day 1 – Architecture seamlessly blended with nature
  • You will be greeted by our Taya Finch representative upon arrival.
  • Thereafter proceed to Dambulla for hotel check in.
  • Conduct a hotel inspection of Heritance Kandalama Hotel – a Geoffrey Bawa design.
  • Spend the rest of the evening at leisure.
  • Dinner & Overnight stay at the hotel.


Accommodation
  • Heritance Kandalama - Dambulla
  • Jetwing Vil Uyana - Sigiriya
  • Water Garden Sigiriya - Sigiriya
Things to do
  • Elephant Gathering in Minneriya
  • Hiriwadunna village trek
  • Hot Air Ballooning
Attractions
  • Dambulla Temple
  • Sigiriya Rock Fortress

02
Day 2 – Take a step back in time
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Travel to Polonnaruwa and visit the ancient ruins to conduct a sightseeing tour.
  • Travel back to the hotel for some rest.
  • Thereafter proceed to Sigiriya and visit the Sigiriya Rock Fortress.
  • Spend the rest of the evening at leisure, Dinner & Overnight stay at the hotel.


Accommodation
  • Heritance Kandalama - Dambulla
  • Ulagalla Resort - Anuradhapura
  • Water Garden Sigiriya - Sigiriya
Things to do
  • Hot Air Ballooning
Attractions
  • Minneriya National Park
  • Polonnaruwa
  • Sigiriya Rock Fortress

03
Day 3 – Relive the moments of yesteryears
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Thereafter travel to Matale and visit the Spice Garden.
  • Proceed to Kandy and visit the Sacred Temple of the Tooth followed by a Cultural Dance.
  • Proceed for hotel check in followed by the rest of the evening spent at leisure.
  • Dinner & Overnight stay at the hotel.


Things to do
  • Kandy Temple
  • Spice garden – Matale
  • Victoria Golf Club
Attractions
  • Dambulla Temple
  • Kandy

04
Day 4 – Be blessed and purified
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Thereafter proceed for a Kandy sightseeing tour.
  • Travel to Peradeniya and visit the Royal Botanical Garden.
  • Visit the Stone House, Kandy - a Geoffry Bawa creation, for a property inspection.
  • Dinner & Overnight stay at the hotel.


Things to do
  • Kandy Temple
  • Royal Botanical Garden
  • Victoria Golf Club
Attractions
  • Kandy
  • Royal Botanical garden

05
Day 5 – Discover a beachside artistic masterpiece
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Travel to Ahungalla and proceed for hotel check in.
  • Visit Heritance Ahungalla, a Geoffrey Bawa designed property and conduct a property inspection.
  • Spend the rest of the day relaxing by the beach.
  • Dinner & Overnight stay at the hotel.


Accommodation
  • Aditya Resort - Galle
  • Amanwella - Tangalle
  • Casa Mirissa - Mirissa
  • Saman Villas - Induruwa
  • The Fortress - Koggala
Things to do
  • Galle fort sightseeing
  • Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery
  • Madu River Boat Ride
  • Surfing in Sri Lanka
  • Whale Watching in Mirissa
Attractions
  • Bentota
  • Beruwala
  • Hikkaduwa

06
Day 6 – A lighthouse transformed with luxury
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Travel to Galle and visit the historic Galle Fort to conduct a sightseeing tour.
  • Thereafter visit Jetwing lighthouse for a property inspection - a Geoffrey Bawa property.
  • Spend the rest of the day at leisure.
  • Dinner & Overnight stay at the hotel.


 

Accommodation
  • Aditya Resort - Galle
  • Casa Mirissa - Mirissa
  • Saman Villas - Induruwa
  • Shinagawa Beach - Balapitiya
  • The Fort Printers - Galle
  • Vivanta by Taj Bentota - Bentota
Things to do
  • Galle fort sightseeing
  • Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery
  • Madu River Boat Ride
  • Whale Watching in Mirissa
Attractions
  • Galle Fort
  • Hikkaduwa
  • Unawatuna
  • Weligama

07
Day 7 – Live like a royal
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Visit the Lunuganga Garden, a Geoffrey Bawa creation spanning 10 acres and once owned by the master architect himself.
  • Thereafter travel to Colombo and conduct a shopping excursion upon arrival.
  • Spend the rest of the evening at leisure.
  • Dinner & Overnight stay at the hotel.
Accommodation
  • Galle Face Hotel - Colombo
  • Hilton Colombo - Colombo
  • Tintagel Colombo - Colombo
Things to do
  • Colombo City walk – join in
  • Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery
  • Madu River Boat Ride
Attractions
  • Colombo

08
Day 8 – A life of a great maestro
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Visit the Bawa Museum in Colombo.
  • Thereafter visit the Bawa residence No. 11 
  • Conduct a Colombo night sightseeing tour.
  • Dinner & Overnight stay at the hotel.
Accommodation
  • Galle Face Hotel - Colombo
  • Hilton Colombo - Colombo
  • Tintagel Colombo - Colombo
Things to do
  • Colombo City walk – join in
  • Royal Colombo Golf Club
Attractions
  • Colombo
  • Negombo

09
Day 9 – A journey to Sri Lanka’s parliament
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Visit the Parliament of Sri Lanka – the greatest Geoffrey Bawa creation to date.
  • Proceed to the hotel and get ready for a departure to the airport in time for your return flight.


* Visiting the Parliament - conditions may apply

Accommodation
  • Galle Face Hotel - Colombo
  • Hilton Colombo - Colombo
  • Tintagel Colombo - Colombo
Attractions
  • Colombo
  • Negombo

Look for architectural masterpieces in Sri Lanka and you will find the name 'Geoffrey Bawa' attached to them. This genius has left behind a legacy in this beautiful island, creating buildings, homes and hotels that are one with, and enhance the loveliness of the landscape.

Bawa is behind the term known as 'tropical modernism' in the world which he displayed through his myriad works. Beginning his career in the field in the mid 1900's, his architectural prowess is unlike any other. As such, his name is synonymous with innovation and perfection. While his work was centralized in Sri Lanka, he also brought to life, architectural creations in Singapore, Indonesia, Japan, Pakistan and a host of other countries. 


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