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Spend 9 days (8 nights) exploring the delights of this diverse and inspiring island, combining the best of culture and nature, with the wellness touch of yoga Discover ancient culture: Climb Sigiriya and Pidurangala Rock and explore Buduruwagala See incredible wildlife: Hike in Horton Plains and go on safari in Yala National Park Move and get moved: Go by van, tuk, cycle, boat and foot Enjoy a tropical yoga retreat: Rejuvenate your body, mind and soul Accommodation, food and services are 4* and the experience is off beaten track. All photos in this video ( represent the exact itinerary and were taken personally by me for you, but hurry - spaces are limited! Day 1 (11 Jan) Upon arriving in Sri Lanka (12:35), journey to Sigiriya, in heart of the Cultural Triangle, and check into the secluded eco lodge – Pidurangala. Relax and unwind after your flight, preparing yourself for the adventure ahead. In the evening spot the shy and seldom nocturnal loris and fall asleep to the sounds of the jungle. (half board) Day 2 (12 Jan) Discover the magnificent Lion Rock of Sigiriya, one of Sri Lanka’s fascinating UNESCO protected World Heritage sites. Take a cycle ride there, walk through the water gardens, then up the steps – past the beautiful frescoes – and enjoy the spectacular views at the summit. The day ends with a guided hike of the neighboring Pidurangala Rock and a meditation on the summit in the sun set. (half board) Day 3 (13 Jan) Leave Sigiriya behind and head upcountry. Stopover at the Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens, with its 60 hectares, the largest and most impressive botanic gardens in Sri Lanka. Admire the fine collection of orchids and tropical flora and take a yoga break on the lush lawns before the drive continues to Nuwara Eliya, the heart of tea country. At an elevation of nearly 2000m it offers the best of tropical abundance and pleasant cool mountain climate. You will have the chance to visit a tea factory on the way to Nuwara Eliya, to see the processes and taste the result of making the world famous Ceylon tea. (half board) Day 4 (14 Jan) Spend the day at Horton Plains National Park, hike and enjoy a yoga session in the shadows of some of Sri Lanka’s highest mountains. The surprising diversity of the landscape is matched by the wide variety of wildlife. The journey continues to the hill country village Beragala, checking into our resort (half board) Day 5 (15 Jan) When leaving the hill country visit the archeological site of Buduruwagala. The beautiful, 1000-year-old, rock-cut Buddha figures include the tallest on the island. Stop for a delicious lunch at our lodge before the next highlight of the tour. Experience the incredible world of wildlife on a safari in Yala National Park. After this long and exciting day, arrive at the eco lodge Kahandamodara, your tranquil home for the next days. (full board) Day 6 (16 Jan) Wake up to the sounds of birds and watch the resident peacocks as they strut across the land. Start the day in the yoga shala next to the swimming pool. The daily program for the next four days include two yoga/meditation sessions, walks on the secluded wide beach, relaxing swims in the pool and delicious home-made meals at the sea sand restaurant. In addition, enjoy two free ayurvedic massages during your stay, and a couple of trips to nearby attractions. (full board) Day 7 (17 Jan) Today’s trip: Journey to Rekawa beach to watch turtles as they struggle ashore at night to lay their eggs on the beach. (full board) Day 8 (18 Jan) Today’s trip: Spend parts of the day at a peaceful bay, bath in the sun and swim in the sea. Take your complimentary treatment. Enjoy yoga and meditation. (full board) Day 9 (19 Jan) Today’s trip: Morning cycle ride to Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary, an extensive area of wetland with lagoons, mangroves and scrub jungle. Go on a pontoon ride and watch the apparently endless birdlife. The eventful and rejuvenating trip comes to an end. Return to the airport in Colombo in the evening and head back home full of impressions and experiences. (full board) Price includes: Accommodation: Double or Triple room for 8 nights ( 4* hotel resorts and deluxe eco lodges exclusive for our group) Meals: 5 days half board (breakfast and dinner), 4 days full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) Transportation: Air-conditioned large van with English speaking chauffeur guide, incl. airport transfer, tuk, bicycle and boat rides Sightseeing and entrance tickets: – Pidurangala Rock – Sigiriya Rock and Museum – Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens – Horton Plains National Park – Buduruwagala – Yala National Park – Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary – Turtle watching at Rekawa beach Facilities at Kahandamodara Yoga Shala, yoga props (18 blocks, bolsters, blankets, mats), meditation lounge, projector; restaurant, swimming pool, beach volleyball Two ayurvedic massage Not included: Airfare, Airport tax Visa, travel insurance, vaccinations , any other meals than mentioned in the itinerary , tips of any kind , personal items or service, like drinks, laundry, telephone calls etc. Any other item not specifically mentioned as ‘included’ Flights to book: SriLankan Airlines UL504 10/01/2018 20:40 LHR London Heathrow – 12:35 (+1)CMB Colombo Bandaranayake 20/01/2018 02:20 CMB Colombo Bandaranayake – 08:40 LHR London Heathrow PRICE PLAN: EARLY BIRD (save £400); £1199 paid fully by 1st June INSTALLMENTS £1399 (save £200) £199 deposit to be paid by 1st June and 4 instalments of £300 by 1st July, 1st Aug, 1st September, 1st October STANDARD: £1599 by 1st January'18 Bring a friend and get £100 cashback to share applies to any of the above options book HERE ( or contact me for the bank transfer option. 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