Luxury Sri Lanka: The Cultural Triangle vacations

Sri Lanka: The Cultural Triangle

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Embark on a luxurious sojourn through the enchanting island of Sri Lanka; where ancient heritage meets laidback luxury. This exclusive 15-day tour has been crafted by our luxury travel experts and is ideal for those seeking a blend of cultural exploration and indulgent luxury.

This tour takes you through the heart of Sri Lanka’s breathtaking landscapes and historic wonders. From the Cultural Triangle to the tranquil tea country, every aspect of this journey is designed to offer an elite travel experience in one of the world’s most captivating destinations.

Your adventure begins at the exquisite Sigiriya Water Garden. Here, in the shadow of the iconic Sigiriya Rock, you’ll be greeted with a shoulder massage, setting the tone for a stay that epitomises luxury. Climb Sigiriya Rock and witness the sunrise from the summit of this ancient rock fortress, with unparalleled views of Sri Lanka’s lush landscape.

Your cultural exploration continues with a visit to the Dambulla Cave Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site that’s rich in history and art. You’ll next travel to Kandy where you’ll stay in the charming Kandy House, in the cultural heart of Sri Lanka. Visit the revered Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and stroll through exotic botanical gardens, accompanied by a local botanist.

The journey then takes you to the serene hills of Ella, aboard a scenic train journey through the heart of Sri Lanka’s tea country. In Ella, your stay at Nine Skies promises a blend of luxury and local charm, set amidst sprawling tea plantations.

Your Sri Lankan odyssey culminates with a visit to Yala National Park, where luxury wildlife safaris await. You’ll then conclude your journey on the southern coast at the characterful Why House, including a day trip to the historic town of Galle.

Relish in this unique opportunity to experience Sri Lanka’s rich heritage, stunning natural beauty, and unparalleled luxury.

In detail

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Day 1-4: Sigiriya

Begin your Sri Lankan escape as you fly into Colombo, where you’ll be whisked away to the majestic Sigiriya Water Garden for a three-night stay. This serene resort is inspired by historic water gardens, and offers spacious and air-conditioned accommodations, some with private pools, alongside a tranquil spa and inviting dining options.

Wake up early for an exhilarating hike up Sigiriya Rock. Marvel at the breathtaking views from the summit – these are vistas you’ll remember forever. In the afternoon, embark on a cultural journey to the Dambulla Cave Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site that captivates with its ancient Buddhist art and history.

Day 1-4: Sigiriya

Day 4-7: Kandy

Drive down to Kandy, the cultural capital of Sri Lanka, for a three-night stay at the Kandy House. This colonial villa exudes charm and elegance and offers a personalised experience to its lucky guests.

Explore the breathtaking Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, a revered site for Buddhists. This sacred site houses the left canine tooth relic of Gautama Buddha.

Afterwards, wander through the beautiful Royal Botanical Gardens with a local botanist, and learn all about the exotic flora. You can also spot trees here that have been planted on behalf of some of its famous past visitors, including Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Diana.

 

Day 4-7: Kandy

Day 7-10: Ella

Next, journey to Nuwara Eliya and catch the scenic train through Sri Lanka’s lush tea plantations to Ella. We highly recommend you opt for second-class seats for an authentic experience – these seats allow you to hang out of the windows and soak in the stunning views of the Sri Lankan tea country.

In Ella, stay at Nine Skies for three nights, situated in the heart of Tea Country. Nine Skies is a five-bedroom bungalow hotel on a Sri Lankan tea estate, that nourishes body and soul with its peaceful setting, stylish rooms, and delicious local cuisine.

Explore Ella’s lively evening scene, and immerse yourself in a tea plantation tour to witness the art of tea making, a signature experience in Sri Lanka.

Day 7-10: Ella

Day 10-12: Yala National Park

Continue to Yala National Park for a two-night stay at Uga Chena Huts. These lavish treetop huts feature private pools and luxe interiors and are a wondrous place to stay for wildlife enthusiasts. Flamingos hang out at the lagoon, elephants playfully gather on the beach, and baby turtles emerge in the summer months to make their brave journey into the Indian Ocean.

You can embark on two free daily game drives at this resort, where you can spot Sri Lanka’s diverse wildlife, including their famous wild elephants.

Day 10-12: Yala National Park

Day 12-15: Galle

Conclude your journey at Why House on the South Coast or Sri Lanka, a property renowned for its unique charm and warm hospitality. It’s run by the fabulous Hen – a true queen of hospitality, who trained at Le Cordon Bleu – along with her adorable sausage dog Violet Elizabeth. It truly feels like a stay at a quirky private house.

Enjoy a day trip exploring Galle, a colonial town with boutique shops and exquisite restaurants, making for a perfect day out.

Day 12-15: Galle
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