8 Days | 7 Nights
An island of national parks venerated temples, tea plantations and rose-gold beaches: Sri Lanka packs in plenty of experiences. With plenty to see and experiences we also would like our travellers to feel the real luxury the Island could put together with a combination of Sri Lanka’s landmarks the Galle Dutch Fort and its Azure seas of the south Tangalla. A 7 nights tour of luxury & relaxation to pamper you with a Sri Lankan experiences.
We have selected 3-night stay at Amangalla, housed in a 17th-century building, which for more than 100 years served as the New Oriental Hotel during the heyday of steamship travel, Amangalla is a part of the fabric of Galle and its UNESCO protected fort. Beyond the old-world bustle of this remarkable citadel lie emerald-green tea plantations, tranquil temples and the exhilarating prospect of whale-spotting from November to March – though Amangalla is equally renowned for purifying, personalized Ayurveda in its spa complex, The Baths. The last 4 nights you will spend at Amanwella travelling through Sri Lanka’s most beautiful south coast. With the new expressway, you have the option of travelling slightly inland to see a bit of the countryside and Sri Lankas cultivations or head south on the coastal line stopping at few attractions on your way to Amanwella.
As always, we are able to tinker with this itinerary if you wish and add an extra night here and there. Our Travel consultants can help you plan the holiday encompasses your interests and shows you lesser-visited corners of southern Sri Lanka.
On arrival meet your Tripavi representative who will introduce you to your private chauffeur. Your chauffeur will stay with you for the duration of your trip. Your Sri Lankan experience begins with a journey to Galle, the port city on the south coast.
Spend the morning at leisure and the afternoon sightseeing in Galle Fort. Galle is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is home to a beautiful Dutch fort, with quaint streets and pretty walkways. The fort area is the largest remaining fortress of its kind in Asia. You also have the option of going on Whale watching expedition in Mirissa and return to Galle by midday.
After breakfast, we would explore one of the finest tea estates & factories of south Sri Lanka today Handunugoda Tea Estate. Virgin white tea is their flagship product and you will also enjoy a perfect cup of tea, brewed especially with the ritual of ancient Chinese tea making. Arrive in Unawatuna for lunch and explore one of the historical Buddhist temples complex the Yatagala Raja Maha Viharaya. Spend the evening at leisure with a good book to read at the Amangalla poolside or why not pamper your self at the Aman Spa.
After late breakfast by midday to travel southeast to Amanwella for your accommodation situated in a mature coconut grove fronting a crescent-shaped beach by the town of Tangalle. Enjoy the rest of the day at this fine beachfront resort relaxing your body & soul.
Today you have the full day to relax and explore the Azure seas on your beachfront. A free visit to the historical Mulgirigala rock temple will be offered by the hotel on your preference.
Late evening you have the option to go on a “turtles night watch” it is estimated that up to 75% of Sri Lanka’s female green turtles nest at Rakawa’s 2.5 km beach just 30 minutes’ drive from your accommodation. However, we strongly advise checking with your consultant on the protocols and times to see how best it suits your plan of visit.
Midday transfer to Udawalawe for late afternoon jeep drive in Udawalawe National Park, situated 1.5 hrs drive northeast of Amanwella. This is one of the popular national parks and mainly open parkland traversed by streams, it is best known for its elephants – large herds can be seen during the dry season. However, bird watching is more rewarding than searching for any other wildlife. We will have a private jeep waiting for one of your greatest experiences and adventures this afternoon. Best time to visit is 06.00 am to 09.00 am & 03.00 pm to 06.00 pm and the best time of the year to explore is between November & April when the resident population of water birds is joined by migrants from the north. If you get to Udawalawe just before lunchtime you also have the option of visiting the Elephant transit center set up by the department of wildlife as a care center for abandoned calves, most of which have been injured, before returning them to the wild when they reach fives years of age. Its successful reintroduction scheme supported by the Born Free Foundation.
At leisure on the beach while you also relax and enjoy the facilities at the hotel.
After breakfast, you will be met by your chauffeur-guide and transferred to the airport for your onwards flight.
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