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Footprints of the Great Geoffrey Bawa - Group Tour
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Footprints of the Great Geoffrey Bawa - Group Tour

 
Best Seller / Recommended
6 Nights - 7 Days

$325 (USD)*

per person

Geoffrey Bawa explored modernism and its cultural implications and created a unique, recognizable style of design which had a lasting impact on architects across the world. This 7 days tour will take you through a journey of his footsteps discovering the wonders of his creations as well as historically brilliant works of Sri Lankan architect taking you back in centuries. A walk to remember for a lover of architect! 

Tour


Summery

  • 06 Night’s hotel accommodation with a mix of 3 star and 4 star hotels.
  • Discover the Commercial Capital of Colombo.
  • Visit to Bawa’s personal Residence (No. 11 Residence) and his Former Office (Now known as Gallery Café).
  • Witness the Seema Malaka Temple which was redesigned and constructed by Geoffrey.
  • Visit two significant hotels designed by Geoffrey Bawa – Heritance Kandalama and Heritance Ahungalla.
  • Climb the Sigiriya Rock Fortress to explore the historical architecture in Sri Lanka.
  • Make a stop at a Spice Garden for an education tour to learn of Sri Lanka’s well known spices and herbs.
  • Explore the most sacred Temple in Kandy – The Temple of the Tooth.
  • Witness the Cultural dancers, dancing to the traditional drum beats.
  • Discover the process of how the finest tea is made.
  • Walk through the Historical Dutch Fort to witness thearchitectural influence from the 17th Century. 
  • Explore the Lunuganga Estate – Geoffrey Bawa’s Country home.
  • Visit the Garden that inspired Geoffrey to take on architecture– The Breif Garden by Bevis Bawa.
  • 06 Breakfast / 04 Dinners
  • Private Group Tour (Require a minimum of 10 Pax).
  • 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

  • 06 Night’ accommodation in double/twin rooms with private en-suite facilities.
  • Single travelers have the option to pay a single supplement to ensure a private room.
  • Triple room sharing option is available – a triple reduction will be provided on request.

 

Meals

  • 06 Breakfast / 04 Dinners

 

Transport

  • Modern air-conditioned coach throughout the tour.

 

Experiences

  • 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.
  • Visit two significant hotels designed by Geoffrey – Heritance Kandalama and Heritance Ahungalla.
  • Make a stop at a Spice Garden for an education tour to learn of Sri Lanka’s well known spices and herbs.
  • Witness the Cultural dancers, dancing to the traditional drum beats.
  • Discover the process of how the finest tea is made.
  • Walk through the Historical Dutch Fort to witness the architectural influence from the 17th Century.
  • Explore the Lunuganga Estate – Geoffrey Bawa’s Country home.
  • Visit the Garden that inspired Geoffrey to take on architecture – The Breif Garden by Bevis Bawa.

 

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.

 

Excludes

 

  • Tips of any personal nature / Porter charges.
  • International flights.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Camera fees at sites.
  • Cost of Entrance Fees to;

 

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage – US$ 20.00 per person.

Sigiriya Rock Fortress – US$ 30.00 per person.

Kandy Temple (Temple of the Tooth) – US$ 10.00 per person.

Cultural Dance – US$ 6.00 per person

 

 

 

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 Twin room. However a double room can be requested at the time of making the reservation.

 

Triple Room: Triple room of 3 separate beds at a hotel is limited. Most of the triple rooms will be with a double bed and an extra bed. We will at all times request for 3 separate beds, but it would be the decision of the hotel to provide on availability.

 

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

  • Requires a minimum of 10 pax in a group.
  • Maximum Group size would be 20 pax (Please consult our Destination Specialists if your group size if over 20 Pax).
  • Price and program may change as per the final flight schedule.  
  • 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

Live out


on this Tour

Colombo Tour
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Sigiriya Rock Fortress
Spice garden – Matale
Galle fort sightseeing
Lunuganga and brief gardens

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