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A Luxurious Journey with Geoffrey Bawa
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A Luxurious Journey with Geoffrey Bawa

9 Nights - 10 Days

A luxurious Journey unfolding the tale of the World renowned Geoffrey Bawa, with firsthand experience accommodating at his own creations and understanding the life of one of the world’s greatest Architects. 

Tour


Summery

 

  • 09 Night’s accommodation at architectural rich Luxury Boutique Hotels.
  • Stay includes accommodation in 3 hotels designed by Geoffrey Bawa (Heritance Kandalama, The Villa Bentota and The Last House).
  • Discover the Commercial Capital of Colombo.
  • Visit to Bawa’s personal Residence (No. 11 Residence) and his Former Office (Gallery Café).
  • Witness the Seema Malaka Temple which was redesigned and constructed by Geoffrey.
  • Spend a day with an Elephant at the Millennium Elephant Foundation.
  • Climb the Sigiriya Rock Fortress to explore the historical architecture in Sri Lanka.
  • Visit the ancient Kingdom of Polonnaruwa to witness remarkable architecture still not explained.
  • Learn of Sri Lanka’s well-known spices and herbs at a Spice Garden in Matale.
  • Visit the most sacred Temple in Kandy – The Temple of Tooth.
  • Discover the process of how the finest tea is made.
  • Explore the Lunuganga Estate – Geoffrey Bawa’s Country home.
  • Visit the Garden that influenced Geoffrey Bawa to take on architecture – The Brief Garden.
  • Enjoy a Sri Lankan meal just like the Bawa’s used to at the Brief Garden.
  • Walk through the Historical Dutch Fort to witness the architectural influence from the 17th Century.
  • 09 Breakfast / 01 Lunch / 02 Dinners
  • 100% Private Tour.
  • Total transportation in a modern air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Entrance fees to all Bawa sites included.
  • Service of a well experienced Taya Finch chauffer guide throughout the tour.

 

Detailed


Itinerary

Includes

Accommodation

  • 09 Nights’ accommodation in double rooms with private en-suite facilities.
  • Single travelers have the option to pay a single supplement to ensure a private room.

 

Meals

  • 09 Breakfast / 01 Lunch / 02 Dinners

 

Transport

  • Modern air-conditioned car throughout the tour.

 

Experiences

  • Accommodation in 3 hotels designed by Geoffrey Bawa (Heritance Kandalama, The Villa Bentota and The Last House).
  • Discover the Commercial Capital of Colombo.
  • Visit to Bawa’s personal Residence (No. 11 Residence) and his Former Office (Gallery Café).
  • Witness the Seema Malaka Temple which was redesigned and constructed by Geoffrey.
  • Climb the Sigiriya Rock Fortress to explore the historical architecture in Sri Lanka.
  • Visit the ancient Kingdom of Polonnaruwa to witness remarkable architecture still not explained.
  • Learn of Sri Lanka’s well-known spices and herbs at a Spice Garden in Matale.
  • Visit the most sacred Temple in Kandy – The Temple of Tooth.
  • Discover the process of how the finest tea is made.
  • Explore the Lunuganga Estate – Geoffrey Bawa’s Country home.
  • Visit the Garden that influenced Geoffrey Bawa to take on architecture – The Brief Garden.
  • Enjoy a Sri Lankan meal just like the Bawa’s used to at the Brief Garden.
  • Walk through the Historical Dutch Fort to witness the architectural influence from the 17th Century.

 

Extras

  • Service of your Taya Finch Guide, who will be on hand with advice and tips and great knowledge of Sri Lanka to assist you throughout your tour.
  • All taxes included.
  • Complimentary Head & Shoulder Massage at the spice garden.

Excludes

  • Tips of any personal nature / Porter charges.
  • International flights.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Camera fees at sites.
  • Cost of optional Excursions.

Terms & Conditions

Visas

Issue of visa is at the sole discretion of the Sri Lanka immigration. Please use the relevant ETA visa site when applying for visa. Kindly request assistance from our Destination Specialist for further details.  

 

Room Sharing

 

Double room: When you book you will by default provided a double room. However you also do have the option of requesting a twin room which can be provided on availability at no extra cost.

 

Twin Room: Twin room will most of time given with two single beds. As the accommodation is based on Boutique Hotels providing twin rooms cannot be guaranteed.

 

Single Travelers: There is an optional single supplement available for you if you wish to have a private room. This can be added at the time of booking or by contacting one of our Destination Specialists. Please note that the room provided may be a single room with a single bed.

 

Children on Tour

  • Children below 2 years of age will be on FOC (sharing room with parents).
  • Children of age 2 – 11 will be charges 50% on the adult rate (sharing room with parents).
  • As per the policies of the Local Authorities and hotels and child of age 12 and above will be charges at an adult rate.
  • Children below the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who accepts full responsibility of them. Unaccompanied minors will not be accepted on tour. Taya Finch reserves the right to decline any booking at our discretion.

 

Extensions

Want to explore Sri Lanka more? Speak to our Destination Specialist with your requirements. We would be glad to assist you.

 

Cancellation

You have the flexibility of cancelling up to 30 days prior to the date of arrival with no cancellation charges.

 

Other Information

The Itinerary is made to help you have an understanding of the tour, therefore any changes can be made upon you request (price may vary depending on the change). Please feel free to consult/contact one of our destination specialist for assistance.


Attractions


on this Tour

Polonnaruwa
Sigiriya Rock Fortress
Galle Fort
Galle Fort

Live out


on this Tour

Colombo Tour
Hot Air Ballooning
Sigiriya Rock Fortress
Kandy Temple
Spice garden – Matale
Tea Plucking Experience
Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery
Lunuganga and brief gardens
Madu River Boat Ride
Diving in Sri Lanka
Galle fort sightseeing
Whale Watching in Mirissa

Accommodation

Heritance Kandalama
Heritance Kandalama
Paradise Road The Villa Bentota
Paradise Road The Villa Bentota
The Last House
The Last House

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