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9 Days - 8 Nights

Geoffrey Bawa: An Architectural Legacy Tour

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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. 

Detailed


Itinerary

Day 1 – Architecture seamlessly blended with nature

You will be met by our Taya finch representative and proceed to Kandalama. Check-in to Heritance Kandalama, a divine sanctuary where you will be amazed by the architectural creativity of Geoffrey Bawa. This magnificent hotel is designed with a seamless connection to nature that surrounds the hotel. Explore the beauty of the natural surroundings, recline by the gorgeous pool with a view unlike anything in the world or delight your taste buds with the extraordinary cuisine.

Check in at hotel
Spend Leisure and tour of the hotel.
Overnight stay at heritance kandalama

Day 2 – Take a step back in time

After breakfast Proceed to Polonnaruwa
 
The 2nd capital of Sri Lanka, built in the 11th and 12th centuries A.D, is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit the ruins of the Royal Palace, the Gal Viharaya (three splendid statues of the Buddha in upright, sedentary and recumbent postures carved out of rock). There are also ruins of famous places of worship such as the Shiva temple, the Lankatileka, the Watadage, the Galpotha, the Kiri Vihare Dagoba and the remains of a former temple of the tooth relic. A historical journey which will take you back in time to an era of royal decadence.

Transfer back to the Hotel after the tour.
After enjoying a scrumptious lunch, set out to visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress, a monumental architectural masterpiece built by the great King Kashyapa. Be awe-inspired by the technology used to create this amazing fortress, climb atop and enjoy the breathtaking panaromic views, check-out the beautiful frescoes and stunning water powered framework. Sigiriya is an absolute work of art which stuns its visitors with its beauty and mysticism.
 
Overnight stay at Heritance Kandalama

Day 3 – Relive the moments of yesteryears

After breakfast proceed to Kandy En route one of the famous spice gardens in Sri Lanka. Kandy is an iconic city with a regal history. The glory of yesteryears is still evident in the architecture and streets of this exquisite city.

Upon arrival check in at hotel leisure at the hotel.
Overnight stay at Stone House, where you will be enchanted by the design of this 5 room bungalow, mostly made out of stone. This luxurious bungalow is ideal for those looking for privacy, comfort and luxury.

Day 4 – Be blessed and purified

Proceed to visit temple of tooth in Kandy and little evening walk around the lake. The temple of the tooth relic is a beautiful palace which houses the sacred tooth relic of Buddha. A iconic place visited by both locals and tourists alike. The Kandy lake sits amidst the city, giving a sense of calmness and stillness with a peaceful aura. A walk around the lake is both relaxing and peaceful.

Overnight stay at Stone House

Day 5 – Discover a beachside artistic masterpiece

After breakfast proceed to Heritance Ahungala beautiful hotel with Geoffrey Bawa's strokes of art. Situated in southern Sri Lanka, Heritance Ahungalla is all you need to spend a relaxed beach holiday. The chilled vibes, the golden sun, salty sand will instantly give you the holiday feels. Heritance Ahungalla is a renowned hotel with beautifully appointed accommodation, delicious cuisine and an infinity pool designed by the maestro himself.
 
Overnight stay at Heritance Ahungalla

Day 6 – A lighthouse transformed with luxury

After breakfast proceed to the historic city of Galle where the colonial charm still lingers almost everywhere. Take a tour around the city, it's a holiday maker's dream come true. Situated in southern Sri Lanka, Galle is a city which speaks of the glorious days of the colonial era of Portuguese, Dutch and the English. The architecture is simply stunning, the vendors are sure to inspire you to a new art of gift giving and the cuisine will leave a sweet memory in your palate forever. The Galle fort is unlike anything you've seen before, take a stroll along the streets of the fort and imagine the glory days of the bygone era. Galle is a place where you would never want to leave.
 
Overnight stay at Jetwing Light House. This beautiful hotel is another work of art of by the great Geoffrey Bawa. The stunning interior, the stylish rooms and the divine cuisine are truly amazing. The pristine beach is always a walk away.
 

Day 7 – Live like a royal

Breakfast Afterwards, you'll visit the Lunuganga garden, a hypnotizing 10-acre garden once owned by Geoffrey Bawa. The garden personifies his artistic abilities in an outdoor environment where he has used his designing creativity in a landscaping form. Breathtaking and inspiring.

Thereafter proceed to Colombo
Overnight stay at Tintagel, one of Colombo's most prestigious and luxurious boutique hotels. The Tintagel was home to one of Sri Lanka's most powerful political families, a home which was once lived in by a great prime minister, the world's first female prime minister and the world's first female president. The interior and the architecture have been carefully preserved to boast of its regal past.

Day 8 – A life of a great maestro

After breakfast proceed to visit the bawa Museum in Colombo where you can get an insight into the life the great maestro.  There after visit number 11 bawa's residence in Colombo where he spent most of his days creating his master pieces.

Spend the day at leisure and relax by the pool or dive in to a new piece of literature you might find during your visits to some extraordinary places. 
Overnight stay at Tintagel

Day 9 – A journey to Sri Lanka’s parliament

After breakfast visit the *parliament building which is one of Geoffrey Bawa's most monumental creations. This majestic building is where the country's decisions are being made by the head of state and other parliament members. The architecture personifies the dignified glory it stands for.

Proceed to the airport after a scrumptious lunch, where you will be taking with you memories to last an entire lifetime.


* Visiting the Parliament conditions may apply

Terms & Conditions

  • The rates are indicative. They can vary according to the availabilities of flights and hotels.
  • Package is available from all destinations
  • Hotels shown are indicative. Alternate hotels of similar standards will be offered if they are not available at the time of confirming the booking.
  • Currency fluctuations will also impact the prices indicated.
  • Issue of the visa is at the sole discretion of the Sri Lankan immigration department.

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