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Geoffrey Bawa: An Architectural Legacy Tour
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Geoffrey Bawa: An Architectural Legacy Tour

 
Recommended / Best Seller
7 Nights - 8 Days

$550 (USD)*

per person

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. 

Tour


Summery

  • 07 Nights’ accommodation at 04 star hotels.
  • 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 three significant hotels designed by Geoffrey – Heritance Kandalama, Jetwing Lighthouse 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 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 the architectural influence from the 17th Century.
  • Explore the Lunuganga Estate – Geoffrey Bawa’s Country home.
  • A visit see Bawa’s designs at the University of Ruhuna.  
  • 07 Breakfast / 01 Lunch / 05 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

  • 07 Nights’ 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.

 

Meals

  • 07 Breakfast / 01 Lunch / 05 Dinners

 

Transport

  • Modern air-conditioned car 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 three significant hotels designed by Geoffrey – Heritance Kandalama, Jetwing Lighthouse 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.
  • A visit see Bawa’s designs at the University of Ruhuna.  

 

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 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 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.

 

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

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Royal Botanical garden
Sigiriya Rock Fortress
Galle Fort
Hikkaduwa
Unawatuna

Live out


on this Tour

Colombo Tour
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Elephant Gathering in Minneriya
Hot Air Ballooning
Royal Botanical Garden
Sigiriya Rock Fortress
Spice garden – Matale
Tea Plucking Experience
Diving in Sri Lanka
Galle fort sightseeing
Surfing in Sri Lanka
Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery
Lunuganga and brief gardens
Madu River Boat Ride

Accommodation

Fairway Colombo
Fairway Colombo
Ozo Colombo
Ozo Colombo
Habarana Village by Cinnamon
Habarana Village by Cinnamon
Hotel Sigiriya
Hotel Sigiriya
Sigiriya Village
Sigiriya Village
Amaya Hills
Amaya Hills
Cinnamon Citadel
Cinnamon Citadel
Hotel Topaz
Hotel Topaz
Ozo Kandy
Ozo Kandy
The Habitat by Asia Leisure
The Habitat by Asia Leisure
The Palms
The Palms

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