Upon arrival at Colombo International airport, you will be met by our welcome ambassador and escorted to your hotel in Negombo, where you will be assisted with Check-in.
Horathapola Estate is 50 acres of serenity, nestled within the balmy vibe of rural Sri Lanka. The design aesthetic of Horathapola Bungalow features touches of modern luxury that complement the stateliness of colonial architecture. The furniture is antique, the cuisine is a riot of colour and flavour, and the mood is languid.
Later in evening enjoy a guided walking tour with one of hotel staff through the nearby village. The walk is an ideal opportunity for meeting and chatting with friendly locals, bird watching and visiting an organic coconut oil manufacturing plant.
Bullock cart for a unique way to enjoy a tour around our property, while exploring the extent of Horathapola’s plantations. (A Bullock Cart is a carriage drawn by a bull).
Besides being a unique experience, the ride is a great opportunity to see an organic plantation at work.
take a bicycle ride around the village in the vicinity of our property. It’s a great way to get a feel for rural life as you pass by temples, and farmland while you explore village trails.
After breakfast, check out from hotel you will visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.
Elephant Orphanage is an orphanage, nursery and captive breeding ground for wild Asian elephants located at Pinnawala village, 13 km northeast of Kegalle town in Sabaragamuwa Province of Sri Lanka. Pinnawala has the largest herd of captive elephants in the world. (Optional- if client wants to drive instead of Sea Plane to Habarana from Negombo)
Later drive towards Habarana. On arrival check in and rest of the day is free for leisure.
After breakfast , enjoy visit of :
Visit the medieval capital of Polonnaruwa with its grand monuments to Shiva and its enchanting garden city.
Polonnaruwa & Sigiriya Rock Fortress - Gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Lion's Rock. guardian spirit.
Learn the art of Sri Lankan rice and curry cooking.
Sigiriya Fort by hot air ballooning: Floating at heights of 500 to 2000 feet on average, this feeling of peace and tranquility is apparent from the extent of sighs & smiles as the earth seems to slowly descend & rotate below you whilst the views rapidly expand.
Sunset at Pidurangula- offers amazing views of Sigiriya from its wide summit. It's a 20-minute hike up to the top, past several small temples, a 12.5m reclining Buddha and a final tricky scramble over boulders
Early morningenjoy safari excursion to Minneriya National Park, Located between Habarana and Polonnaruwa , the 8890 hectares of Minneriya National park is an ideal eco tourism location in Sri Lanka . The park consists of mixed evergreen forest and scrub areas and is home to Sri Lanka 's favourites such as sambar deer, leopards and elephants.
Later drive towards Kandy. On arrival check in at hotel and rest of the day is free for leisure.
Evening enjoy Kandyan Dance Performance: This performance is a good rest from a day of travel or walking around. While it is a show definitely for tourists but the performers and staff seem to enjoy it all and it was entertaining to watch. They go through a program of traditional Kandyan dances ending with a whole show with fire out in the back
After breakfast, enjoy visit of Sri Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a Buddhist temple in the city of Kandy, Sri Lanka. It is located in the royal palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy, which houses the relic of the tooth of the Buddha. Since ancient times, the relic has played an important role in local politics because it is believed that whoever holds the relic holds the governance of the country. Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings and is a World Heritage Site mainly due to the temple.
Visit of 18 Centaury Botanical Garden and Commonwealth War Cemetery.
Optional: Evening participate prayer ceremony in compound of Kandy temple with Buddhist priest.
After breakfast, check out from hotel and drive towards Ella.
Optional : Kandy to Haputale by train, Sri Lanka
The rail route from Kandy Kandy to Haputale rises slowly from the subtropical spice and banana trees to pine and eucalyptus forest. From Hatton, the scenery is the most spectacular, passing St Clair and Devon waterfalls on the left hand side and many tea plantations. Look out for Adam's Peak in the distance on the left. After about four and a half hours, you will arrive at Haputale station and from here there is a 15 minute drive to Koslanda.
On arrival check in at hotel and afternoon free for leisure and you can enjoy swimming in spectacular hilltop infinity pool, it never fails to impress and offers an irresistible place to totally unwind, with breathtaking views of the eastern hills and glistening paddy fields.
Morning enjoy a yoga session at hotel, located in a spot of outstanding natural beauty, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, Hotel provides a ideal location for those wanting to host a private yoga or wellness retreat. With stunning views of the mountains, acres of natural space and surrounded by, what is referred to by locals, as “God’s Forest”, the resort offers a sanctuary of calm and serenity for all your holistic needs.
Cooking class: Hotels chefs are always delighted to pass on their knowledge of Sri Lankan cuisine through our cooking demonstrations and classes. Learn how to make traditional Sri Lankan rice and curry, string hoppers, egg hoppers, rotis, pittu, pol sambal and all manner of regional specialities by joining in on one of our Sri Lankan Cookery Class.
Hiking to Adams Peak: Adam’s Peak, also known as Sri Pada, is a 2,243m (7,359 ft) mountain in the central highland region of Sri Lanka. Popular for Sri Lankans and tourists alike. The typical climb is started in the middle of the night so you can reach the peak for a breathtaking sunrise.
DAY 8 : YALA NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast, drive towards Yala. On arrival check in at Chena Huts, its one of the first luxury safari lodge to open near Yala National Park. With the national park on one side of the resort and the Indian Ocean on the other, Chena Huts will offer a superb experience in a terrific location
Rest of the day is free for leisure.
Enjoy Spa at hotel: Despite being tucked away in the wilderness, Chena Huts hosts one of the most luxurious spas in Sri Lanka, with a variety of indulgent treatments.
DAY 9 : YALA NATIONAL PARK
Morning enjoy jeep safari at Yala National Park . Yala is one of Sri Lanka's largest national parks and its terrains consist mainly of dry woodlands with patches of light forest, grasslands and lagoons, which provide residence for the park's main attraction - the leopard.
Afternon return back to hotel and day is free for leisure.
Dinning under the stars: Taking its name from the nearby reefs and lighthouse, famed in seafaring history and lore, the Basses restaurant is decorated to an appropriately nautical theme and features urbane fine dining in a spectacularly out-of-the-way location. Should you wish to take your meals under the stars ofby the beach near a bonfire these options are also available. With a captivating beach front and an enchanting lagoon bordering the property, Chena Huts, being amongst the most unique Yala boutique hotels, has plenty of unique locations to dine in private.
After breakfast, check out and drive towards Tangalle. On arrival check in at hotel.
he palm fringed bay and picturesque coves of Tangalle are a natural treasure. This is a lazy town littered with gentle reminders of the Dutch days of the 18th century and beautiful villas looking out over the shimmering sands of Seenimodera. Tangalle is a popular beach destination on the south coast.
Day free for leisure .
Tangalla is known as gateway to wide-open beaches of southeast Sri Lanka. Here you will find the perfect beachs, where you can spent the day at leisure.
After breakfast, places to visit:
Mulkirigala Rock Temple: this temple is set on an isolated butte rising 210 Metres from the forest floor.
Tea Plantation visit: Learn about the island’s history of tea growing from Amanwella’s own experts over an afternoon cup, or visit the plantations with a guide.
Visits to traditional villages or artisans’ studios offer other insights into Sri Lankan culture within easy reach of Amanwella.
Spa & Wellness Experiences: You can enjoy massages and body treatments, using all natural products,.
After breakfast, enjoy the day at leisure and later you can enjoy the visit:
Turtle watching: Rekawa Beach, some 10km east of town, has a growing reputation as a turtle-watching beach. From April to September, green, hawksbill and occasion-ally even leatherback turtles struggle ashore at night to lay their eggs.
Village visit: Master potter B. Karunasena invites Aman guests into his home workshop to learn the skill required to craft his family’s renowned terracotta designs, before encouraging visitors to try their own hand at creating a unique piece.
Snorkeling: Farther out to sea, blue whales can be sighted on their annual migration from December to April, as well as sperm whales and spinner dolphins
DAY 13 : END OF ITINERARY
After breakfast, check out from hotel and assisted departure transfer to Colombo airport to connect flight for onwards journey.