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Sri Lanka

Yoga, Surf, Tea and Temples

Discover 'Loku Menic' or 'Big Gem' as we've named this special trip to an incredible island. You will return feeling fully revitalised, inspired and full of energy. A slower pace than India teeming with fresh curries, fantastic animals, culture, religion, natural beauty, local conservation projects all topped off with yoga and surfing to really invigorate you.
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Key Activities Include:
  • Yoga

  • Beach break surfing

  • Buddhish temples

  • Tea country train journey

  • Ayurvedic steam massage

"Absorb verdant hill country and fresh beach life while connecting with this soulful and exotic wonderland"
Rochelle Stebbing, SA November 15, 2015
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Where we will take you

Route Map

Airport
Landmarks Visited On This Trip
Brief Itinerary
  • Four nights in hand chosen eco lodges
  • Two nights in a local homestay
  • Three nights in a local style cabana hut
  • Four nights in a local villa
Taste Of The Island

If you like fresh, medium spicy dishes with bountiful flavour and diversity, then you'll agree that Sri Lanka is home to some of the best recipes in the world.

During this trip you will dine at local eateries, with your host family and at well know, popular restaurants to get a feel for all that is on offer.

Fresh fish and a huge variety of fruits and vegetables along with an abundance of different curries will keep your taste buds happy!

Prices And Availability
  • Start Date
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  • 20/11/2017
    £1550
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  • 04/12/2017
    £1550
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  • 18/12/2017
    £1550
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  • 01/01/2018
    £1550
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  • 15/01/2018
    £1550
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  • 29/01/2018
    £1550
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  • 12/02/2018
    £1550
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  • 26/02/2018
    £1550
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  • 12/03/2018
    £1550
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  • 26/03/2018
    £1550
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  • 09/04/2018
    £1550
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Included/Excluded
Included:
  • Airport transfers
  • Seven nights in a locally run, shared cabana
  • Beach clean ups to give back to the community
  • 5 surfing lessons
  • 8 yoga classes
  • Professional ayurvedic steam massage spa treatment
  • Hiking a National Park known as 'The Roof of Sri Lanka"
  • A half day cookery course
  • Elephant safari
  • All tuktuk and taxi journeys
  • Visit ancient, remote Buddhist temples
  • Relax as you wind through the tea country by train
  • White water rafting or kayaking
  • Four nights in hand chosen eco lodges
  • Two nights in a local homestay
  • Three nights in a local style cabana hut
  • Four nights in a local villa
  • A local walking trip
  • Traditional lake canoe to go bird watching
  • A half day curry cooking lesson
Excluded:
  • Bus, train or taxi from Columbo airport
  • Snacks
  • Water (please bring your own water bottle to avoid buying plastic)
Accommodation Details

We have chosen a colourful mix of different accommodation to give you a feel for what Sri Lanka is all about. Briefly you will stay:

  • Four nights in hand chosen eco lodges
  • Two nights in a local homestay right on the beach where the local fishermen go out at 4am every morning
  • Three nights in a local style cabana hut
  • Four nights in a local villa
Activities
  • Beach clean ups to give back to the community
  • Five surfing lessons
  • Eight yoga classes
  • Professional ayurvedic steam massage spa treatment
  • Hiking a National Park known as 'The Roof of Sri Lanka"
  • A half day cookery course
  • Elephant safari
  • Visit ancient, remote Buddhist temples
  • Relax as you wind through the tea country by train
  • River kayaking
Detailed Itinerary

Sunday Day 0

Your extra day. We recommend you arrive today or at least one day before to acclimatise. At the airport take a take to your resort.

 

Monday Day 1

Your Sri Lankan Escape begins in  Columbo at 10am where you will be collected by Kapi or one of our other taxi drivers. You will travel for 2/3 hours to the canoeing river where you can take an optional hike or relax but the river.

 

Tuesday Day 2

After an early breakfast it’s time to take to the river. Canoeing offers a quiet alternative to walking to view to the steep jungle vistas.

You’ll take a meandering afternoon train through the stunning tea plantations in Sri Lanka’s famous hill country. Relax in the late afternoon.

 

Wednesday Day 3

Take a 5am early morning taxi through differing landscapes up to a 3 hour walk to incredible, far-reaching look outs in Sri Lanka’s highest National Park. Relax in a taxi as you wind back down to a popular, quaint little tea plantation town.

 

Thursday Day 4

Walk to mini Adams Peak and take a visit to a Buddhist cave temple before stepping back into the colonial atmosphere of an old rest house for a G&T or cup of tea. This wonderful rest house is perched right on the edge of a cliff with a view.

 

Friday Day 5

A 4 hour, stunning journey winds you towards the East coast past two remote, Buddhist temples, along winding country roads, paddy fields and woods to an enchanting eco lodge nestled on a riverside.

 

Saturday Day 6

You’ll take a 4 hour walk along the river to learn about the local flora and fauna with your host. You will also visit the local village. An afternoon taxi will take you for 4 hours to Udewalewe National Park.

 

Sunday Day 7

A 3 hour safari trip takes you deep into the reserve to watch elephants, a vast array of birdlife, jackel, chameleons and if your very lucky, jaguar. Take a taxi to the South coast to w watch the turtles in the evening.

 

Monday Day 8

A morning relaxing on the empty beach. You’ll take a taxi along the coast to the surf.

 

Tuesday Day 9

Surfing for two hours with your dedicated, local teacher. One hour of yoga in the morning and evening. Beach clean up for an hour. Optional trip to a local Buddhist temple.

 

Wednesday Day 10

Surfing for two hours with your dedicated, local teacher. One hour of yoga in the morning and evening. Beach clean up for an hour. Optional trip to a local market.

 

Thursday Day 11

Surfing for two hours with your dedicated, local teacher. One hour of yoga in the morning and evening. Beach clean up for an hour. Optional half day cooking course.

 

Friday Day 12

Surfing for two hours with your dedicated, local teacher. One hour of yoga in the morning and evening. Beach clean up for an hour.

 

Saturday Day 13

Surfing for two hours with your dedicated, local teacher. One hour of yoga in the morning and evening. Beach clean up for an hour. Ayurvedic massage and steam treatment.

 

Sunday Day 14

Yoga in the morning and a short surf depending on your flight times from Columbo (three hours taxi away).

Helpful Information

We work with local Sri Lankan communities by taking you to them, this helps then improve their income generation options and boost eco-tourism in Sri Lanka which is still a minority sector. All activities use local hosts and guides and ensure the environment and culture are top priority when making all decisions

Please bring your own reusable water bottle to help reduce waste on the island. Purification tablets are also good if you don’t want to drink boiled water

Details of your resort/lodge names and full itinerary will be sent to you once your booking is confirmed with 20% deposit

We advise arriving a day before to acclimatise

We tailor this trip by changing three elements according to your preferences, just contact us for more information