13 Days | 12 Nights
Adults | Child
Our Sri Lanka Ayurveda & Wellness Holiday is designed to experience the slow side of life and in harmony with the traditions of healing that has run through for generations with our local Ayurveda teachings. This curated perfect Wellness holiday will take you through different experiences as we believe, it’s our responsibility to offer just not treatment stays, but also a glimpse of an insight guide of its highlights when you select Sri Lanka.
This healing holiday itinerary will start with Negombo & Colombo so that you will see the local way of life that you could start with a day of relaxing mindfulness meditation in the small beach town resort of Negombo. It will also send you to experience Sri Lanka’s gentle giants of the Millenium Elephant Foundation and the vibrant Asian city Colombo, to learn its diverse cultures. These starters will help you understand one of the Indian Ocean’s most beautiful islands better, before heading to your escape on traditional Ayurvedic treatments at one of the popular west coast beach resorts to help you re-balance your Ayurvedic ‘Dosha’. Also, you will not miss the Gale Dutch fort a UNESCO World Heritage site on a day visit at a later part of the holiday so that you will come back for more.
Upon arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport you will be greeted with “Ayubowan” and will be assisted by our Airport Representative. You can address any last-minute questions you have about the itinerary and introduce you to your guide, who will be your travel companion as you explore around Sri Lanka and transfer to Villa Hundira in Negombo. Relax and unwind after your flight at this villa right by the lagoon with bits and pieces of antiques, four-poster beds, great food, and stunning views. This stay will prepare you for the wellness holiday ahead.
Today morning after breakfast you will be transferred to Colombo. Colombo is a very commercial and a fast moving city in Sri Lanka but Maniumpathy Colombo will make you forget that you are holidaying in the heart of the city. Still with fresh breathable air and occasional bird songs, this is the ideal spot for you to relax and explore art galleries, chic boutiques, coffee shops, restaurants, in a city life. We recommend an evening walk around Colombo city, this guided walk will educate you on various time lapses for Colombo city to go through and the highlights each era has left in the city. This 19th century garden city definitely has some very interesting stories going down, which your host will tell you stories about. Take an early night today at the hotel to get ready for the healing days ahead.
Today early morning your guide will accompany you to the Millennium Elephant Foundation in Kegalle a 2 hrs drive to this wonderful project. Riding up closer to the hills through busy little towns, never-ending greenery and mountains are your iconic experiences adding up to your holiday. Millennium Elephant Foundation is a registered charity caring mostly for adult and disabled elephants. The place runs on volunteering and donations and is well worth a visit. The healthcare facility also runs a mobile vetenary unit and offers a walk with an elephant. This walk besides an elephant to the village followed by a lunch. Also, a guest can join with a mahout in bathing an elephant, which is another day experience being offered by the foundation. They also have the “adopt an elephant” scheme which offers to adopt and take up expenses of an elephant for a year.
After a full experience by elephants you will be transferred to Siddhalepa Ayurveda resort in Wadduwa for the start of your Ayurveda and healing holiday. Siddhalepa is known for their footsteps in traditional Ayurveda treatments for years and the very well trained team here will lead you in the path of ultimate luxury in finding yourself healed and returning. Siddhalepa follows strict timetables in the routine. Everything that comes on the table is exactly what fits to your health, that too after careful examination by your physician. The daily routine here is started with Yoga early morning, meals, consultation and treatments and so forth. Additional activities such as meditation, Ayurveda cooking, medicine factory visits, temple visits are made available for guests on different days for you to select from what’s available.
Today early morning you will rise for the early morning yoga session and after having the breakfast as directed by your physician, you will be directed to consultation, we have selected Panchakarma for you, a treatment which runs for 7 continuous days and consists of three main parts, known as “Poorva Karma”, Pradhana Karma and Pashtacha Karma. Pancha Karma is five step detoxifying ritual with purification procedures. These procedures have great importance in the Ayurveda system of medicine and are applied in almost all diseases – as discussed in the Ayurveda classics.
The actual cleansing therapies will vary from person to person depending on their body type. In the Ayurveda system, every individual falls into one of three dominant body types known as prakriti. One of the most important detoxification procedures is a massage with warm oil infused with herbs. Warm oil massage and sweat therapies increase circulation in order to purify blood and prepare the body to eliminate the toxic residuals from their respective tissues and vessels. This approach is unique as it ensures that the underlying tissues are not damaged by the elimination procedures mentioned above. A massage is the best Ayurveda treatment as it treats conditions such as anxiety, insomnia, hypertension and psychiatric problems. It also aims to cure paralysis, senile dementia, and other neurological disorders. It is essential that the body becomes receptive to absorbing healing properties and assimilate when accumulated wastes and toxins are eliminated. Ayurveda recommends detoxification programs once every season as a way of preparing the body for the next season, reflecting the preventative aspect of this healing system. Also, one should continue and update the outcomes of such detoxification therapy to gain and maintain optimal health benefits.
Morning after breakfast and Yoga, you will continue with your treatments.
You will be focusing on the below treatments in your rituals
Pradhana Karma: The main treatment containing the 5 cleansing procedures mentioned below,
Virechana – purgation therapy
Vasti – herbal / oil decoction enemas
Vamana – emesis therapy
Nasya – inhalation
Rakta Moksha – blood letting.
Morning after breakfast and Yoga, you will continue with your treatments. Today being the final day of Panchakarma, focus will be on Paschata karma, where your life after the full treatment is administered with prescribing the medicine, giving advice on the routines and tips on how the diet after the treatment should be. The finishing of the treatments after the correct administration will help you with reaching a proper balanced lifestyle and will help you to continue on your routine while being healthy.
Today Morning head south for 1 ½ hrs drive to explore Galle Dutch fort. Galle is the most important town in the south and its fort area, with its mighty ramparts, encloses some wonderful living collections of colonial architecture. A laid back and enchanting place to wander, it was declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1988. Rather removed from the busy modern town, the fort remains a village atmosphere. You will take a guided walk around this city of time and your host will tell you very interesting stories from the gone days. Stories of how the names came to being, how the streets were inhibited and all. With the Portuguese style low roofed pillared buildings like in a movie set shading your way, Fort also boasts its own food culture. Maybe an ice cream to beat the heat from all the walking is a perfect idea. Fort also has a good collection of museums showcasing artifacts from the past. Every cobblestone here tells a story and if you are lucky you will be able to catch the fort jumpers. These enthusiastic sea jumpers, diving off straight to the sea depth from the fort wall and are a prominent sight in the Fort.
The whole of today is available for a beach stay. Sit by the beach beds and relax the grim off of your stay, pack yourself for the flight home tomorrow and take the best of what island life has to offer. Under the sun besides continuous waves and salty winds.
After breakfast today, head to the international airport to catch your flight back home.
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