Resplendent Journey – Tea, Sea, & Safari

A bespoke journey, designed to showcase the best of Sri Lanka through an assortment of curated experiences and luxurious accommodation with exclusivity in mind.

Sri Lanka holds a collection of unique and fascinating stories that make it a one of a kind travel destination. Our “Tea, Sea, Safari” journey illustrates the perfect holiday across our three inimitable and stylish resorts that offer guests exclusive insights into our cultural, natural, and culinary heritage. The itinerary is immersive and interactive – try your hand at the timeless art of “tea tasting”, take a bushwalk with a ranger to gain an insight into how to interprets tracks and signs of the jungle, and learn how Ceylon’s plethora of spices and tropical ingredients meld to define one of the most flavorsome cuisines world over.

 

Below is a sample journey spanning 10-nights that brings the best of Sri Lanka to life with our recommended experiences, private transfers, and intimate accommodation.

CEYLON TEA TRAILS

Hatton

WILD COASTED TENTED LODGE

Yala

CAPE WELIGAMA

Weligama

Stay in our 3 luxurious Relais & Chateaux properties

DAY 1-3

Journey to Ceylon Tea Trails for 3 nights

Your journey begins at Tea Trails. We invite you on an exclusive experience to make your own tea – from plucking the leaf yourself, to partaking in manufacturing and the final tasting. We will also spoil you with treats like “bed tea” – an old planter’s tradition where your butler will bring your morning tea to bed! Explore the scenic trails that wind through working tea plantations – a living heritage almost – with our guides. Learn about the leopard population that roams amongst us at Tea Trails, and our support of the research that aims to protect them. Relax, and lose yourself in the magical lifestyle on tea plantation in old Ceylon.

Day 1

Essential Tea Experience

Day 2

Kayaking

Day 3

Working Tea Plantations

DAY 4-6

Journey to Wild Coast for 3 nights

At Wild Coast Tented Lodge, we redefine safaris in Sri Lanka to deliver an experiential and stylish wilderness experience. Enjoy the best of Yala National Park with game drives that are guided with just the right amount of depth and detail by our team of passionate and qualified rangers. Our guided birding experience is a fun and informative introduction to learning about behavioral complexities of nature’s most beautiful creatures and the joy of observing them in their natural habitat.

For a different perspective of the wilderness, our bush walks and beach walks take a detective-style approach by interpreting tracks and signs of animals that have traversed the night before.

And each evening, partake in sundowner cocktails on the beach as a celebratory farewell to another enchanting day in the wild.

Day 4

Sundowners by the beach

Day 5

Morning game drives

Day 6

Guided bush walk

DAY 7-10

Journey to Cape Weligama for 4 nights

Cape Weligama is your window to the stories of Southern Sri Lanka. Head out to sea in search of Blue and Sperm Whales on our guided Ocean Safaris, then travel inland to discover the story of Cinnamon and how it defined the history of Sri Lanka. In the company of a resident, explore historic Galle Fort – a bastion of Dutch, Portuguese, and British colonial rule – and the narratives it holds within. Feast with with your eyes, mind, and palate at our Chef’s Table experience and take a Sri Lankan cooking class with one of our passionate chefs.

And after all the adventure and excitement, find your own space at Cape to retreat into. Soothe your soul with guided yoga or meditation session and indulge in our signature spa treatments, and lounge by one of the most beautiful pools on the island to watch the waves tease the coastline.

Day 8

Morning yoga

Day 9

Whale watching

Day 10

Surf at Weligama Bay

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