Luxury Wellness in Sri Lanka

Discover the Peace of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka may be best known for its sandy coastline and tea plantations, but the spectacular interior offers incredible peace with a focus on Wellness away from the hubbub of everyday life. 

Embark on our week-long escape, perfect as a standalone trip or as an addition to further exploration in Sri Lanka, India or the Maldives. This itinerary is designed to immerse you in the Sri Lankan countryside with unique experiences that will create memories for life.

The first stop on this itinerary is to explore the Cultural Triangle which lies right at the heart of this tear-shaped island. Standing tall in the centre of this is Sigiriya Rock riding dramatically from the surrounding jungle. Climbing this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a journey through time and nature where ancient frescoes adorn the rock face and monkeys chatter overhead. It is the perfect way to separate yourself from the modern world at the start of this journey.

While in the Cultural Triangle, it is the perfect time to visit a local market with a chef before a lesson on how to prepare the fresh ingredients you purchased to create healthy meals you can recreate at home. Before you move on you will also have the chance to receive a monk’s blessing at the beautiful Pidurangala Temple which is believed to date back to the first or even second century BC.

The itinerary will then take you south and west to a Wellness Retreat hidden among the mountains and surrounded by tea plantations. Here you can spend your days hiking through forests of rubber trees searching for cinnamon and tea along the way or you can focus on the yoga, fitness and luxury wellness programs offered at the hotel.

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KEY FACTS
PEAK TIME

December-March

PRICE

From £3,150 $3,975 pp excl. flights

IDEAL LENGTH

8 Days

FLIGHT TIME

11 hours 25 mins from London
18 hours 4 mins From NYC

CURRENCY

Sri Lankan Rupee

LANGUAGE

Sinhala and Tamil

Where you'll go

The Cultural Triangle

Why a mountain village experience is unbeatable

Tea Country

Colombo

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Inbuilt Wellness

Ayurvedic treatments are embedded in Sri Lanka’s Buddhist culture making Wellness a way of life to learn from

The itinerary

Pidurangala Temple

Sri Lanka's Cultural Triangle

Explore Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle over three days with visits to Sigiriya Rock, Pidurangala Temple, including a monk’s blessing, a cooking class, and a bicycle ride through ancient archaeological sites.

Cycling in the Cultural Triangle

Experiencing the best of Sri Lanka's Cultural Triangle

Take to the road on two wheels and pedal your way past 5th-century Buddhist sites, stopping to explore with your guide. This is a fantastic way to see the countryside and stop to meet locals along the way, travelling at your own pace.

Climb Sigiriya Rock

This iconic site protruding from the jungle beneath it is home to the ruins of a 5th-century fort. The climb to the top, up a steep staircase, is well worth it as you travel back in time, taking in ancient carvings and frescoes as monkeys chatter in the trees above.

Embark on Dhyanavabodhya, the mindfullness stroll

Join a knowledgeable guide on a journey of enlightenment through the grounds of Glenross with birdsong, streams and wind in the cinnamon and rubber trees calming mind and soul.

Tea tasting

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Sri Lanka grows some of the very best tea in the world and this is your opportunity to discover what makes it so good. You’ll go on a journey from leaf to cup on a variety of strains, guided by an expert. Tea from a bag will never be quite the same after this!

Bespoke nutrition

Menus at Glenross Living can be tailored for you by the in-house nutritionists, creating meal plans that support your overall health and well-being. Using fresh, organic, and locally sourced ingredients to ensure that every one is delicious and wholesome.

The itinerary

Accommodation

Where to stay

Nothing but the best. On this suggested Sri Lanka itinerary these are our handpicked, tried-and-tested choices.

Water Garden, the Cultural Triangle

A luxurious boutique hotel nestled amidst the lush landscapes of Sigiriya, this tranquil retreat is the perfect base from which to explore the Cultural Triangle.

Inspired by the ancient water gardens of Sigiriya, the hotel features a series of cascading pools, lush greenery, and tranquil water features that evoke a sense of peace and tranquility. Accommodation at Water Garden Sigiriya comprises of a collection of luxurious villas, each elegantly appointed and thoughtfully designed to provide you with the utmost comfort and privacy. The villas are adorned with traditional Sri Lankan touches, including intricately carved woodwork, handwoven textiles, and locally sourced furnishings. Dining at Water Garden Sigiriya is a culinary journey showcasing the vibrant flavors of Sri Lankan cuisine and international fare. The hotel's main restaurant offers a diverse menu of mouthwatering dishes prepared using fresh, locally sourced ingredients, while the Twin Level Bar provides a relaxed setting for enjoying handcrafted cocktails and light bites amidst stunning views of the surrounding landscapes.

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Glenross Living, Kalutara

The heart of Glenross Living is its emphasis on holistic wellness and rejuvenation. You are invited to embark on a journey of self-discovery and renewal, guided by experienced practitioners and therapists. From yoga and meditation sessions to mindfulness and relaxation programs, and in-house nutritionists to create meal plans tailored to your individual needs, every aspect of Glenross Living is designed to nurture the body, mind, and spirit.

One of the highlights of Glenross Living is its immersive experiences, allowing you to reconnect with the natural world in meaningful ways. The cinnamon field trek, a hike for the adventurous spirit, takes you across luscious hilly terrains and with a perfectly timed ascent, you'll reach the top to be greeted by hues of gold, pink, and orange painting the sky in a breathtaking sunset. If you prefer, step into the world of rubber-tapping with a one-on-one experience with a local expert and discover the ancient art of extracting milky white latex from the bark, a tradition deeply rooted in the culture and economy of Sri Lanka.

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