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Explore & Restore

Sri Lanka’s Southern Coast

11 days, 10 nights -
Colombo, Yala & Hikkaduwa
Uga Chena Huts
Uga Chena Huts
Private Wellness Tour

A wild nature journey on Sri Lanka's coast

Discover captivating Colombo before travelling to a luxurious beachfront wilderness retreat at the edge of the Indian Ocean, offering a gateway to the breathtaking Yala National Park. Experience the thrill of morning and sunset safari drives, searching for leopards, elephants, sloth bears, and an array of exotic wildlife. Later you’ll find solace and restoration at a wellness-inspired retreat, surrounded by nature and the ocean, where daily massages, Ayurveda treatments, wellness cooking demonstrations, and yoga and meditation sessions invite you to relax, rejuvenate, and rediscover your inner balance amidst the serene paradise of Sri Lanka.

Why you'll love this trip


Your perfectly balanced itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Colombo

Paradise Road Tintagel Colombo

Upon arrival, airport staff will escort you to a private lounge where you’ll be greeted by our team, who’ll help you with the fast-track arrival service, customs and baggage collection.

Via private transfer, you’ll be transported to Paradise Road Tintagel. This boutique hotel is a well-kept secret to most and is one of Colombo’s most alluring urban retreats nestled within the city’s most exclusive neighbourhood.

Indulge at the bar or perhaps enjoy some quiet time in the library. You can also choose to relax on the sun decks by the indoor lap pool, in the steam room, or in the private massage room where personalised spa experiences await.

Day 2: Discover the culture and charm of Colombo

Tintagel Colombo

Enjoy Colombo at your own pace. After a leisurely hotel breakfast, you can start your day with a walk in the tranquillity of nearby Viharamahadevi Park, or be immersed in the country’s fascinating history and culture at Colombo National Museum just across the park.

While it’s easy to lose track of time when exploring, make sure to save an hour of your day for your included 60-minute rejuvenating head, neck, and shoulder ritual at Spa Ceylon—one of the city’s leading Ayurveda day spas.

Day 3: Transfer to Yala National Park

Uga Chena Huts

Following breakfast, your driver guide will collect you for the scenic journey to Handunugoda Tea Estate which produces Virgin White Tea,—the only tea untouched by hand! Here you can learn more about the tea manufacturing process and taste over 20 teas produced at the estate.

Next, you will be driven to the luxurious Uga Chena Huts set amongst the golden dunes and the lush greenery bordering Yala National Park. This stunning wilderness retreat has a private beach and is home to just 18 luxurious pool cabins.

Uga Chena Huts will treat you to a truly all-inclusive experience. Savour delectable meals along with a selection of fine beverages included with your stay, unwind in the resort’s magnificent main pool and poolside bar, be pampered in the day spa, or simply luxuriate in the privacy of your own pool.

Day 4 & 5: Unforgettable safari drives in Yala National Park

Uga Chena Huts

Start your morning with an adventure-filled game drive through Yala National Park, Sri Lanka’s most popular wildlife sanctuary where you’ll have the opportunity to spot three of Sri Lanka’s “Big Five” endangered animals, the Sri Lankan leopard, sloth bear, and elephant.

After the drive, return to the comfort of Uga Chena Huts where the remainder of the day beckons you to luxuriate in an array of first-class amenities. On your 4th night, finish the day with an unforgettable bonfire BBQ dinner.

The next morning is yours to spend at leisure after breakfast. In the afternoon, you will embark on your second game drive in Yala National Park for more photograph opportunities with Sri Lanka’s amazing wildlife. Keep an eye out for the elusive leopard, herds of spotted deer, Mugger crocodiles, wild boars, wild buffaloes, langurs, peacocks, and over 200 different avian species.

When your game drive is through, you’ll be driven back to the resort where you can enjoy sunset sundowners and cocktails, followed by a delicious dinner.

Day 6-10: Rest, Relax & Reset at Haritha Villas & Spa

Haritha Villas

After a hearty breakfast, your driver guide will transfer you to Haritha Villas & Spa, a hilltop wellness-inspired retreat on Sri Lanka’s southern coast. Embraced by a lush canopy of trees, the resort offers guests a blend of wild nature, exclusive experiences, wellness therapies, elevated style, and complete privacy.

During your stay in your contemporary private villa, you will indulge in two Ayurveda spa treatments d at the Haritha Jungle Spa after the resident Ayurveda doctor conducts a basic consultation for bespoke treatments addressing your body’s specific needs.

There’s also plenty to experience at the resort. You can choose to spend tranquil moments in your villa’s private courtyard and saltwater plunge pool, or perhaps take in the serene view of Haritha Lake from the dedicated yoga pavilion. Haritha’s infinity pool is another wonderful spot where you can enjoy views of the lush jungle canopy and the picturesque valley below as you sip your choice of mocktail or cocktail.

If you prefer more adventure, your personal butler is on hand throughout your stay and can arrange activities such as snorkelling, diving, whale watching (seasonal), meditation sessions at a local monastery, and more. You can also arrange a day tour to nearby Galle, rainforest trekking, river boat safaris and deep sea fishing excursions, or take a bike ride or 3-minute complimentary tuk tuk ride to Narigama beach, where you can enjoy the surf and the fresh sea breeze.

Daily breakfast is included during your stay, one of which will be served as a floating breakfast in your private pool. You can also enjoy the other sumptuous meals and undisturbed nature vistas at the elegant hotel restaurant that uses organic produce from the hotel’s very own garden.

Day 11: Transfer from Hikkaduwa to Colombo for departure

After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo. Your luggage will be handed over to Sri Lanka airport staff who will check it in, take you to immigration, and escort you to a private lounge where you can rest until you board your flight.

Where you'll stay

A well-kept secret to most, this former political residence transformed into a gorgeous boutique hotel has even played host to royalty. Inside your Executive Suite is a relaxing veiled 4-poster bed, spacious bathroom with a rain shower and bathtub, and a comfy living area with bespoke amenities. Here you’ll find plenty of beautiful spots where you can relax such as the courtyard or the pool.
Beautiful heritage architecture, steam room, charming al fresco dining, intimate candle-lit dining at The Library, fine spirits & classic cocktails all day at The Red Bar.
Set amongst golden dunes and lush greenery, this resort blends Sri Lanka’s tropical beaches and exotic wildlife. Designed with the surrounding tropical jungles and saltwater lake in mind, here you’ll have that feeling of oneness with nature’s undisturbed abundance. With only 18 luxury cabins, your stay inside your Private Pool Cabin promises a quiet and relaxing experience at this beachfront retreat.
A heartbeat away from the beach and lake, access to Sri Lanka’s oldest and biggest national park, 7 acres of lush gardens, luxurious on-site spa, sumptuous seaside or semi-open restaurant dining.
This stylish and contemporary stay is set atop a picturesque hill and amidst a lush canopy of trees. Be immersed in a harmonious blend of wild nature, exclusive experiences, stylish and calming interior design, and complete privacy. During your stay, you’ll be treated to personalised therapy by an Ayurveda doctor before you retreat to your luxe pool villa. On-site, you can bliss out at the spa or indulge in exquisite local cuisine at the restaurant.
Stunning private villas, infinity pool overlooking verdant canopies, elegant poolside restaurant with airy dining spaces, inspired signature cocktails.


Map - Sri Lanka Coastal
Private Wellness Tour
11 days, 10 nights
Daily departure

What's included?


One-way private transfer – Colombo airport to Colombo hotel

One-way private transfer – Colombo to Yala

One-way private transfer – Yala to Hikkaduwa

One-way private transfer – Hikkaduwa to Colombo airport

2 nights – Tintagel, Colombo

3 nights – Uga Chena Huts, Yala

5 nights – Haritha Villas & Spa, Hikkaduwa

10 breakfasts

Uga Chena Huts, Yala

  • 2 lunches
  • 2 dinners, including a bonfire BBQ dinner
  • Selected wines, beers and spirits
  • Minibar

Haritha Villas & Spa, Hikkaduwa

  • Fruit basket daily
  • Floating breakfast once per stay

60-minute head, neck and shoulder ritual at Spa Ceylon in Colombo

Haritha Villas & Spa, Hikkaduwa

5 day Lavanya – Beauty & Relax Retreat

  • Consultation/ Ayurveda Medicines/ Foot Or Face Massage – 60 Mins
  • Full Body Herbal Oil Massage – 60 minutes
  • Herbal Oil Massage/Steam Bath/ Herbal Bath – 90 minutes
  • Leg Massage – 60 minutes
  • Herbal Facial Therapy/ Foot Massage – 75 minutes
  • Herbal Oil Massage – 60 minutes
  • Herbal Oil Massage – 60 minutes
  • Ayurveda Beauty Pack/Herbal Bath – 60 minutes
  • Ayurveda Beauty Pack – 60 minutes
  • Flower Bath – 60 minutes

Visit to Handunugoda Tea Estate

Uga Chena Huts, Yala

  • Morning and evening game drives in Yala National Park
  • Pool time at the shared pool or your own private pool
  • Beach walks

Haritha Villas & Spa, Hikkaduwa

  • Enjoy a Wellness cooking demonstration
  • Relax by the shared pool or your own private pool
  • Yoga at the dedicated Yoga Pavilion

Fast-track service on arrival and departure

All transfers on a private basis with a professional English-speaking driver guide

Entrance fees for touring as per the itinerary

Local bottled water and cold towels whilst sightseeing

Taxes and service charges

Booking details


International flights are not included in trip costs.


A deposit payment of 20% is required to secure your booking. Final payment is due at least 90 days prior to your departure date. If your departure date is within 90 days, full payment is due at the time of booking.

You can choose to pay by bank transfer or credit card. A surcharge of up to 2% applies if paying by credit card.

 By making a deposit or payment, you agree to the terms and conditions associated with your booking.


Changes to your booking may be requested up to 91 days prior to the departure date. If the booking has already been confirmed with a deposit, then additional costs and fees may apply.

Changes made within 90 days of the departure date are treated as cancellations and re-booking and will be subject to the cancellation fees outlined below.


Charges apply to all cancellations according to when the cancellation is received in relation to the departure date.

  • 91 days or more – 20% of total cost
  • 90 to 61 days – 50% of total cost
  • 60 to 31 days – 75% of total cost
  • 30 to 0 days – 100% of total cost

Please read our full terms and conditions.


You are responsible for organising your entry visas. Download the Full Itinerary or visit the country’s embassy for more information.

Travel insurance

Comprehensive travel insurance is mandatory for all customers travelling on a View Retreats Holiday or Tailor-made Journey. Prior to the final balance due date, you will be required to provide evidence of international travel insurance coverage.

Pricing & quote requests

Pricing for our Explore & Restore Wellness Tours is available upon request to ensure we provide a bespoke experience perfectly tailored to your preferences, travel dates, and budget. Our commitment to personalisation ensures you receive the most accurate, current information and options uniquely suited to enhance your wellness journey.

This wellness holiday itinerary has been designed and developed by View Retreats. It is operated on the ground by a leading global tour operator with over 60 years of experience in luxury experiential travel. If you book something through our booking service, we may earn a commission.

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