EXPLORE & RESTORE

Sri Lanka's Cultural Heart

Private Wellness Holiday - 11 days / 10 nights

From USD $5,663 p/p
From USD $5,663 p/p
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A journey of exploration, architectural marvels & wellness immersion

Embark on an awe-inspiring journey through Sri Lanka, where the vibrant city of Colombo unveils its stunning temples, colonial architecture, lively markets, and serene parks. Immerse yourself in the luxurious haven of Uga Ulagalla, surrounded by wildlife-rich grounds in the Cultural Triangle, while visiting the captivating Sigiriya Rock Fortress with its ancient ruins and breathtaking views. Then, retreat to the tranquil sanctuary of Santani Wellness Kandy, embraced by lush mountains, where daily yoga, gourmet meals, and rejuvenating spa treatments await. 

Why you'll love this trip
  • Includes a re-balancing stay in Sri Lanka's best luxury wellness retreat.
  • Ayurvedic wellness consultation, massages and indulgent spa treatments included.
  • Visit to World Heritage-listed Dambulla Cave Temple & the breathtaking Sigiriya Rock Fortress.
  • Plenty of optional wellness activities and the freedom to do as much or as little as you like.
  • You can customise your trip to ensure it’s perfectly suited to your needs and interests.

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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.

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.

After breakfast, embark on a private drive through Sri Lanka's Cultural Triangle. Explore the Dambulla Cave Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site adorned with ancient wall and ceiling murals dating back to the 1st Century BC.

Next, visit Uga Ulagalla in Thirappane, a serene nature retreat close to a host of famous sites and national parks. The resort features 25 elegantly appointed pool villas on 58 acres of lush gardens, offering a tranquil ambience and abundant wildlife.

Later, you may like to relax by the Olympic-sized pool, or perhaps head to the on-site day spa for an indulgent treatment. The resort also offers a range of activities, including cycle tours, horseback riding, kayaking, and nature walks. In the evening, you could choose to enjoy fine dining at the resort’s restaurant, Liyawela.

After breakfast, you have some time to enjoy at your own pace. Later, embark on a guided visit to the resort’s organic gardens and surrounding farmlands. Learn about the health benefits of consuming fresh seasonal produce, the traditional method of slow clay pot cooking that preserves both flavour and nutrients, and an introduction to the world of herbal medicinal plants and how they can be used to treat common ailments.

The rest of the day is yours to enjoy however you please. You could choose to have a cocktail or mocktail by the pool, or perhaps relax in the privacy of your private pool before capping the night with dinner at the restaurant.

In the morning, set out on a journey to the UNESCO World Heritage site, Sigiriya Rock Fortress (aka Lion Rock). Your 200-metre hike will be rewarded by the unparalleled 360-degree view of the surrounding jungles and hills, and an up-close-and-personal look at the palace’s remnants that tell the story of the remarkable vision and dedication behind its creation.

Please bear in mind that ascending to the summit requires a reasonable level of physical fitness and is not mandatory.

In the afternoon you’ll return to your accommodation where you can spend the rest of the day relaxing and enjoying all the amenities.

After breakfast, you’ll be driven to Santani Wellness Kandy where your well-being takes centre stage. Upon arrival, you'll receive a personalised wellness consultation with the resident doctor who will conduct a body type analysis for a bespoke experience. You may also select a personalised meal plan if you wish; a non-juice detox diet, raw juices and smoothies, an Ayurveda diet, a low-carb Keto meal plan, or simply beautiful traditional Sri Lankan fare.

Santani provides an ideal environment for relaxation and rejuvenation. Your minimalistic Mountain Chalet, reminiscent of ancient Buddhist meditation retreats, invites you to unwind, reconnect with nature, and embark on a holistic journey towards wellness.

You’ll also have access to the spa’s thermal salt bath, steam room, and sauna. Shared Hatha yoga sessions are offered every morning and evening, allowing you to enhance your physical flexibility and mental relaxation. But the best bit by far is that 90 minutes of personalised Ayurveda and spa treatments are included daily, allowing you to recharge your mind, body, and spirit.

Each day, you can engage in optional guided nature walks and lifestyle discussions providing you with valuable insights and guidance for maintaining a balanced and healthy lifestyle beyond your retreat experience.

If you’re keen to explore more, there are a host of day tours and excursions that can be arranged by the resort, including hikes, mountain biking and waterfall visits.

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.

Accommodation
Accommodation


InclusionsInclusions


Transport

One-way private transfer - Colombo airport to Colombo hotel

One-way private transfer - Colombo to Thirappane

One-way private transfer - Thirappane to Kandy

One-way private transfer - Kandy to Colombo airport

Accommodation

2 nights - Tintagel, Colombo

3 nights - Uga Ulagalla, Thirappane

5 nights - Santani Wellness, Kandy

Meals

10 breakfasts

Santani Wellness Kandy

  • 5 lunches
  • 5 dinners
  • Unlimited fresh juices & herbal tea
Wellness

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

Santani Wellness, Kandy

5 day Re-balancing Bliss Wellness Program including;

  • Wellness consultation with an Ayurvedic Doctor
  • 90 minutes of personalised spa treatments per day
  • Personalised meal plan according to your body type and goals
  • Herbal medication to address any imbalances and other needs
  • Detox to cleanse the residual toxins that cause imbalances
  • Group Yoga and Meditation each day
  • Daily use of steam, sauna and thermal saltwater pool
  • Lifestyle discussions and healthy living guidance
  • Guided nature walks with the resort naturalist
Activities

Visit to Dambulla Cave Temple 

Visit to Sigiriya Rock Fortress

Uga Ulagalla, Thirappane

  • Wellness through traditional local cooking demonstration
  • Nature walks
  • A range of activities including cycle tours, horseback riding, and kayaking (additional costs apply)

Santani Wellness, Kandy

  • Explore 116 hectares of tropical jungle and rice fields
  • Relax by the 16 metre infinity pool
  • Meditate along the Hulu River
  • Lounge by the bar with a good book
  • Watch a movie in the 15-seat theatre
Standard Inclusions

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

PricesPrices


Travel Dates
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20th December 2023 - 10th January 2024
Single p/p From USD $9,733
Twin p/p From USD $6,500
11th January 2024 - 28th February 2024
Single p/p From USD $8,618
Twin p/p From USD $5,863
1st March 2024 - 30th April 2024
Single p/p From USD $8,311
Twin p/p From USD $5,663

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Flights

International flights are not included in trip costs.

Payments

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

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. 

Cancellations

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.

Visas

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.

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