Ceylon Relaxation

Ceylon Relaxation

This holiday is ideal for those wishing to step away from busy and stressful lives, to reset mind, body and soul. A balanced mix of visiting some of the most beautiful, relaxing places in Sri Lanka, and staying at some of its best wellness resorts will allow you to reconnect with your inner self without feeling like you are attending a boot camp.

Nature has amazing powers to relax and rejuvenate, and on this trip you’ll stay close to nature, whether on the beach, in the jungle or in the rolling hills covered with tea estates. At the wellness resorts, in addition to personalised programs, you’ll get some silence, perspective and expert advice on practices that you can carry back home to use in your daily lives.

A visit to the most sacred spot in Sri Lanka, the Tooth Temple in Kandy adds a spiritual dimension, with oil lamps and incense sticks encouraging you to just absorb the ambience that has pervaded this sacred space for centuries.

Note: Due to the nature of the holiday and wellness resort rules, this trip is for adults only.

14 DAYS
FROM £2995
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Activity Levels
Leisurely
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Activities and excursions as specified
  • Entrance fees/tickets for the above
  • In-destination transfers & transport
  • Accommodation & Meals as specified
  • English speaking guides
  • 24/7 support while you travel

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Day 1: Arrival

On arrival at Bandaranaike International airport, you will be warmly greeted and transferred to your hotel in Negombo.

The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Dinner
Day 2: Negombo & Kandy

Begin your morning with a visit to a local fishing village. where fishermen still use centuries-old cast net techniques. They also use distinctive fishing boats, much like catamarans carved from tree trunks and attached to huge sails. Absorb the gentle energy of the morning, and let the thoughts of your daily life slip away as you observe these fishing boats sailing to and from the shore with their day’s catch.

Afterwards you’ll leave for Kandy where you’ll visit the Temple of the Tooth. The temple’s spiritual ambience invites you to quietly contemplate, or just relax watching the pilgrims from far and wide offering prayers.

Later, proceed to your beautiful wellness resort in the mountains and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Breakfast, Dinner
Days 3 & 4: Wellness at Santani

Santani is regularly voted as one of the best, if not the very best Wellness resort in Sri Lanka. Named for the Sanskrit word meaning “in harmony with,” Santani believes that sustainable wellness begins by bringing oneself into balance with nature and by allowing ourselves to receive nurture from ourselves as well as from others.

Your retreat begins with a consultation with the resident experts who create a bespoke programme designed to maximise the benefits of your stay. Whether you wish to focus on Detoxing, Anti-Ageing, Weight Loss or any other aspect of your wellbeing, the experts will be at hand to guide you.

Your two day relaxation and rejuvenation stay at this luxurious resort includes:
– Three gourmet meals (breakfast, lunch & Dinner)
– Unlimited Fresh Juices & Herbal Tea
– Daily Morning and evening group sessions of Hatha Yoga
– Daily group nature walk with the resort’s naturalist
– Access to the spa facilities such as sauna, steam room and thermal salt water bath

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5: Nuwara Eliya

After enjoying your breakfast, your wellness stay at Santani comes to and end, and you leave refreshed and rejuvenated towards the hill town of Nuwara Eliya. The drive takes three hours through verdant countryside.

After checking into your hotel, the rest of day is at leisure.

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6: Horton Plains

This morning, an early start to visit the Horton Plains National Park. Horton Plains National Park is the only National Park in Sri Lanka where visitors are allowed to walk freely inside. It is situated 2200 m above sea in the central highlands of Sri Lanka, approximately 20 km south of Nuwara Eliya and covers 3162 hectares in extent. The climate here is a wet montane climate with a mean annual temperature of 15 centigrade.

The vegetation in Horton Plains is defined as Montane Rainforests or Cloud Forests where trees grow gnarled and not exceeding 15 meters in height. Horton Plains is famous for World’s End, a stunning viewpoint, which is a sheer drop of 870 meters often hidden in clouds.

There are several trails of varying lengths in the National Park, of which the one leading to World’s End and Baker Falls is the most popular. Your guide can help chose the best trails based on your preferences.

Spend the rest of day at leisure.

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7: Nuwara Eliya

For centuries, Tea has been known to relax and rejuvenate tired minds and bodies. If you are among the millions who long for a good cuppa to recharge your batteries, you will love experiencing the Ceylon tea making process for yourself.

Your guide will accompany you to a tea plantation and tea factory where you can learn and see how plucked leaves are dried and sorted into the teas you buy at the shops. You’ll learn about the various grades of tea, and enjoy a tea testing session.

Afterwards, enjoy a city tour of Nuwara Eliya, a picturesque hill town with quaint colonial touches.

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8: Scenic Train Journey

After enjoying your breakfast, prepare yourself for the most scenic train rides in Sri Lanka.

Your guide will drop you at Nanu Oya railway station and pick you again from Ella railway station. Depending on the availability, A/C first class/observation tickets will be provided so you can enjoy the wonderful train journey in comfort.

Later, proceed to Yala National Park by road.

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 9: Yala National Park

We share the planet with an amazing variety of animal and birdlife, and today, you’ll embark on morning & afternoon safaris at Yala National Park to marvel at some of Sri Lanka’s best.

Yala is the most popular wildlife sanctuary in Sri Lanka, and offers one of the best chances to see Leopards and Sloth Bears. You may also see Elephant, Sambhar, Spotted Deer, Wild Boar, Stripe-necked, Brown & Ruddy Mongooses, Black-naped Hare & several civet species.

Breakfast, Dinner
Days 10: Talalla

After enjoying your breakfast leave for Talalla where you check into the Talalla Retreat for your second rejuvenation stay. Here you’ll have time to enjoy the beach, practice yoga & make use of the excellent spa facilities.

Afternoon at leisure.

Breakfast, Dinner
Days 11, 12 and 13: Rejuvenation

Enjoy your three day stay at Talalla at leisure at the serene beach.

Talalla Retreat offers daily morning and afternoon Yoga classes and various spa packages that you can book and pay directly at your hotel as per your desire.

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 14: Departure

We hope that your holiday has not only refreshed you and recharged your batteries, but also given you tips and techniques for a heathier, less-stressed living.

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast on your last day of the holiday. Depending on the time of your return flight home, you’ll be driven to the airport, a drive of about 2.5 hours.

Breakfast
Day 1: Arrival

On arrival at Bandaranaike International airport, you will be warmly greeted and transferred to your hotel in Negombo.

The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Dinner
Day 2: Negombo & Kandy

Begin your morning with a visit to a local fishing village. where fishermen still use centuries-old cast net techniques. They also use distinctive fishing boats, much like catamarans carved from tree trunks and attached to huge sails. Absorb the gentle energy of the morning, and let the thoughts of your daily life slip away as you observe these fishing boats sailing to and from the shore with their day’s catch.

Afterwards you’ll leave for Kandy where you’ll visit the Temple of the Tooth. The temple’s spiritual ambience invites you to quietly contemplate, or just relax watching the pilgrims from far and wide offering prayers.

Later, proceed to your beautiful wellness resort in the mountains and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Breakfast, Dinner
Days 3 & 4: Wellness at Santani

Santani is regularly voted as one of the best, if not the very best Wellness resort in Sri Lanka. Named for the Sanskrit word meaning “in harmony with,” Santani believes that sustainable wellness begins by bringing oneself into balance with nature and by allowing ourselves to receive nurture from ourselves as well as from others.

Your retreat begins with a consultation with the resident experts who create a bespoke programme designed to maximise the benefits of your stay. Whether you wish to focus on Detoxing, Anti-Ageing, Weight Loss or any other aspect of your wellbeing, the experts will be at hand to guide you.

Your two day relaxation and rejuvenation stay at this luxurious resort includes:
– Three gourmet meals (breakfast, lunch & Dinner)
– Unlimited Fresh Juices & Herbal Tea
– Daily Morning and evening group sessions of Hatha Yoga
– Daily group nature walk with the resort’s naturalist
– Access to the spa facilities such as sauna, steam room and thermal salt water bath

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5: Nuwara Eliya

After enjoying your breakfast, your wellness stay at Santani comes to and end, and you leave refreshed and rejuvenated towards the hill town of Nuwara Eliya. The drive takes three hours through verdant countryside.

After checking into your hotel, the rest of day is at leisure.

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6: Horton Plains

This morning, an early start to visit the Horton Plains National Park. Horton Plains National Park is the only National Park in Sri Lanka where visitors are allowed to walk freely inside. It is situated 2200 m above sea in the central highlands of Sri Lanka, approximately 20 km south of Nuwara Eliya and covers 3162 hectares in extent. The climate here is a wet montane climate with a mean annual temperature of 15 centigrade.

The vegetation in Horton Plains is defined as Montane Rainforests or Cloud Forests where trees grow gnarled and not exceeding 15 meters in height. Horton Plains is famous for World’s End, a stunning viewpoint, which is a sheer drop of 870 meters often hidden in clouds.

There are several trails of varying lengths in the National Park, of which the one leading to World’s End and Baker Falls is the most popular. Your guide can help chose the best trails based on your preferences.

Spend the rest of day at leisure.

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7: Nuwara Eliya

For centuries, Tea has been known to relax and rejuvenate tired minds and bodies. If you are among the millions who long for a good cuppa to recharge your batteries, you will love experiencing the Ceylon tea making process for yourself.

Your guide will accompany you to a tea plantation and tea factory where you can learn and see how plucked leaves are dried and sorted into the teas you buy at the shops. You’ll learn about the various grades of tea, and enjoy a tea testing session.

Afterwards, enjoy a city tour of Nuwara Eliya, a picturesque hill town with quaint colonial touches.

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8: Scenic Train Journey

After enjoying your breakfast, prepare yourself for the most scenic train rides in Sri Lanka.

Your guide will drop you at Nanu Oya railway station and pick you again from Ella railway station. Depending on the availability, A/C first class/observation tickets will be provided so you can enjoy the wonderful train journey in comfort.

Later, proceed to Yala National Park by road.

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 9: Yala National Park

We share the planet with an amazing variety of animal and birdlife, and today, you’ll embark on morning & afternoon safaris at Yala National Park to marvel at some of Sri Lanka’s best.

Yala is the most popular wildlife sanctuary in Sri Lanka, and offers one of the best chances to see Leopards and Sloth Bears. You may also see Elephant, Sambhar, Spotted Deer, Wild Boar, Stripe-necked, Brown & Ruddy Mongooses, Black-naped Hare & several civet species.

Breakfast, Dinner
Days 10: Talalla

After enjoying your breakfast leave for Talalla where you check into the Talalla Retreat for your second rejuvenation stay. Here you’ll have time to enjoy the beach, practice yoga & make use of the excellent spa facilities.

Afternoon at leisure.

Breakfast, Dinner
Days 11, 12 and 13: Rejuvenation

Enjoy your three day stay at Talalla at leisure at the serene beach.

Talalla Retreat offers daily morning and afternoon Yoga classes and various spa packages that you can book and pay directly at your hotel as per your desire.

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 14: Departure

We hope that your holiday has not only refreshed you and recharged your batteries, but also given you tips and techniques for a heathier, less-stressed living.

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast on your last day of the holiday. Depending on the time of your return flight home, you’ll be driven to the airport, a drive of about 2.5 hours.

Breakfast

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