Getting away from it all with your besties is truly the best. Be it a beach getaway, an adventure getaway or a Spa getaway, it’s always tons of fun. Holidaying with your peeps in Sri Lanka is an amazing way to re-connect with each other and engage in some super fun activities or simply practice the art of “doing nothing”.
If it’s the beach that excites you bunch, head down south and enjoy the best of beach living at some eclectic beachside resorts in Mirissa, Unawatuna and Galle. Turn it up a notch by checking your selves in to one of Sri Lanka’s most luxurious boutique beach villas where all your sea, sand and sun dreams will come true.
Head up to the mountains where the cascading waterfalls and beautifully manicured tea gardens are a treat for the eyes. The cool climes are perfect to go hiking or sit by a fire with a good cup of tea with your favourite bunch.
Whether it’s a girlfriends’ getaway, a boys’ week or just your inner circle getting together, Sri Lanka promises you an epic holiday!
Day 01 : Ayubowan!
This is your welcome to Sri Lanka as our representative will meet and accompany you to Kandy, the hill capital of the country on a 3 hour scenic journey.
Once you've checked in at your hotel, you are free to spend the rest of your evening at leisure.
Have dinner at a venue of your choice outside the hotel and return to your comfortable accommodation for the night.
Day 02 : Let the Holiday Begin!
Your first stop today is a visit to the historical botanical gardens which will be an enchanting experience as you see first-hand some exotic Sri Lankan Flora and Fauna. It is also the perfect ambience for a romantic picnic for two.
Then be awestruck by the beauty of the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic which is one of the most iconic landmarks in the history of Buddhism located within close proximity to the Botanical gardens. The intricate architecture, historical paintings and the aura of peacefulness will captivate you from the start.
Lunch on your own time at your own place and then look forward to an evening visit to the Garrison Cemetery followed by tea at Helga's Folly. This cemetery, which is a short walk uphill behind the National Museum, contains 163 graves dating back to colonial times and contains some surprising facts about the people that lived in those times.
Enjoy a quiet dinner at a place of your choice and then retire for the night at your hotel where a sumptuous breakfast awaits in the morning.
Day 03 : Culture Call
Today you visit the The Cultural Triangle which is a 3 hour journey from Kandy. An exciting visit to the Spice Garden in Matale on the way is something to look forward to.
Sri Lanka is renowned for its spices and has been from long ago. Sri Lankans use spices liberally in their dishes and typically do not follow an exact recipe. The Spice Garden you will visit will allow you to learn about Fragrant cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, mace and pepper, and many other favourites such as chocolate and vanilla.
Enjoy lunch at a place of your choosing and then await the evening visit to the Sigiriya Rock Fortress.
Sigiriya, also known as Lion Rock, is built on top of a huge boulder in the 5th century and was the rock fortress of King Kasyapa. The climb up the 1200 steps is exciting and when you reach the peak- bliss! See the gardens and ponds that remain atop the rock as you enjoy the breeze and take a trip back in time.
Afterwards, have dinner when and where you please and then return to the hotel for a restful night. Enjoy a good breakfast in the morning.
Day 04 : Wild Venture
Spend your morning relaxing and then enjoy a good lunch outside the hotel before being taken to the Minneriya National Park in the evening.
This national park is one of the best places in the country to see wild elephants, which are often present in huge numbers, and wading birds. And the town itself makes a pleasant base for a day or two, fringed by a huge, beautiful tank in a relaxed ambience.
The dry season, from May to September, is reckoned to be the best time to visit as by then water in the tank has dried up, exposing grasses and shoots to varieties of grazing animals.
The park entrance is on the Habarana-Polonnaruwa road and opens up to gorgeous views at the end.
Have dinner at a place of your choosing before returning to the hotel for the night with the promise of a hearty breakfast in the morning.
Day 05 : More Park Expeditions
This morning you take a 1.5 hour journey to Wilpattu.
First check in to your hotel and then have a good lunch wherever you choose before heading off for an evening visit to the Wilpattu National Park.
Meaning 'natural lakes' in Sinhala and '10 lakes' in Tamil, Wilpattu is replete with many lakes, and is Sri Lanka's largest national park. Here you'll find an impressive array of wildlife including leopards, sloth bears, spotted deer, wild pigs and crocodiles.
Wilpattu is not frequented by many visitors and this makes it a wonderful place for the genuine nature-lover. It's also a great place for bird-watching.
Dinner is at your own time and place before you return to the hotel for a restful night and scrumptious breakfast in the morning.
Day 06 : Park Adventures Continued
The morning is spent at leisure before driving off to the Wilpattu National Park in the evening for another wildlife expedition.
Enjoy lunch and dinner at any venue of choice and as the day wanes, return to your hotel for the night. Await a tempting breakfast spread in the morning.
Days 07-08-09 : Coasting to the coast
Head towards Kalpitiya/Puttalam for your beach stay which will take approximately 2.5 hours.
This little-known part of the country is stunning, rural and varied and is famous for its picturesque lagoons as well as ancient tanks such as Uswewa, Inginimitiya and Tabowa wewa that were built during the Anuradhapura period.
If you fancy some coastal action, then Kalpitiya is close by and is home to a 17th century Dutch fort and church, as well as stunning beaches, and the opportunity to see blue whales, sperm whales and acrobatic spinner dolphins while on a fifteen-minute boat ride. The bird-life here is also brilliant.
Have a relaxing evening at leisure
Optional activities during your Kalpitiya / Puttalam stay
- Spinner dolphins and blue whale watching
Accompanied by an experienced naturalist, this will be a sight to remember. The number of spinner dolphins, leaping and spiralling into the air is sure to take your breath away. Between December and March is also a great time to see blue whales in these waters.
Dinner is at your own time and place.
The night is sure to be restful at your hotel and a great breakfast awaits in the morning.
Day 10 : Capital City
Travel back to Colombo in about 3.5 hours and enter the hustle and bustle of the city.
Colombo is now Sri Lanka's commercial hub and is thriving with social hot spots, shopping, eateries and more. The city is being spruced up day by day and is fast becoming a stylish and chic place that could very soon be on par with the happening cities of the world.
The capital is an excellent start - or finish - to your Sri Lankan adventures.
You will definitely enjoy the evening city tour of Colombo with Mark Forbes which begins in Colombo's Fort area at the old Dutch Hospital, which is the first of many beautifully restored colonial buildings that you will see on the walk. Learn much about the area and its history while walking around and sit down to a lovely evening tea at a venue overlooking the harbor.
The walk ends back where you started at the Old Dutch Hospital.
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