Geoffrey Bawa Impressions (12 Days)

(SKU: LK107D5011) Explore the Architectural is a trip for those who appreciate true beauty of landscapes and unique wildlife. Explore the mangrove depths of Lunuganga Estate which was once the home of Sir Geoffrey Bawa. Enjoy walking over cobblestones seeped in history as you view the old city of Galle. Create an unforgettable and wonderful experience on your vacation.

per adult from

$573

NZD

Duration

12 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Transport in a Private Vehicle, inclusive of, cost of fuel, parking & highway tolls.
    • Service of an English-Speaking Chauffer Guide throughout the tour.
    • All prevailing taxes and service charges (Except for Credit Card Charges).
    What's excluded :
    • Hotel Accommodation.
    • International / Domestic Airfare.
    • Any expenses of personal nature.
    • Entrance fees to the respective sites.
    • Entry/Admission - Heritance Kandalama
    • Entry/Admission - Sigiriya The Ancient Rock Fortress
    • Entry/Admission - Polonnaruwa Vatadage
    • Entry/Admission - Minneriya National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Embekke Devalaya
    • Entry/Admission - Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
    • Entry/Admission - Heritance Ahungalla
    • Entry/Admission - Jetwing Lighthouse
    • Entry/Admission - Galle Fort
    • Entry/Admission - Avani Bentota Resort

  • Day 1: Airport > Negombo

    Pass By: Negombo, Negombo, Western Province
    Enjoy the sun on the sandy beaches of Negombo on the Western Coast of Sri Lanka. Watch the flourishing fish industry, which is a centuries-old tradition. Ride an adrenaline high with some fun water sports. Enjoy the corals and underwater life while diving. See the 50 year-old ship-wreck just off the coast, where many varieties of fish make their home.

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: Negombo

    Pass By: Negombo Beach, Negombo Sri Lanka
    Spend the day leisurely at the hotel.

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 3: Negombo > Dambulla

    Stop At: Heritance Kandalama 11, Dambulla 21106, Sri Lanka
    Heritance Kandalama is an archiectural masterpiece built by the late Geoffrey Bawa. Like all of Bawa's work, this Luxury Expressed five-star hotel too is built around the landscape incorporating its elements in a sensitive and delicate manner.
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 4: Dambulla

    Stop At: Sigiriya The Ancient Rock Fortress, Sigiriya 21120 Sri Lanka
    Climb the 5th century AD rock fortress, Sigiriya, where the King Kasyapa ruled. Walk through the entrance framed by the paws of a lion that is quite appropriate for its name, ' the Lion Rock'. View the beautiful unfading murals that brought Sigiriya its fame. Climb the steep staircase to see the terraced gardens and still-working cisterns. Walk through the tunnels leading to the palace as you get a feel for times long past.
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 5: Dambulla > Polonnaruwa > Minneriya > Dambulla

    Stop At: Polonnaruwa Vatadage, Sacred City, Polonnaruwa Sri Lanka
    Visit the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, which was the second major capital of Sri Lanka. Walk through the ruins of the city that flourished between the 10th to the 13th century AD. View important monuments such as Gal Vihara, Vatadage, the lotus bath, Lankathilaka Temple and the statue of King Parakramabahu whose reign was considered the golden age of Polonnaruwa. Get to know more about Sri Lanka's ancient history.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Minneriya National Park, Maradankadawala-Habarana-Thirukkondaiadimadu Highway, 50150 Sri Lanka
    This three-hour safari takes you on a ride through the Minneriya National Park. Enjoy the sight of over 150 elephants congregating in one place during the famous Great Elephant Gathering, which happens in the dry season between May to October. In addition to elephants, get a chance to also see many mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians in the scrublands, forests and other areas.
    Duration: 3 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 6: Dambulla > Kandy

    Stop At: Embekke Devalaya, Embekka Village Three Kilometers from the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, Handessa 20480 Sri Lanka
    The temple is made almost entirely of wood. From carved wooden pillars in the Halls which have open sides to the beautifully crafted roof, the entire are is covered in carvings. The bases of the pillars are octagonal in shape while their tops end in the shapes of a four leaves stacked in a square. The pillars have various images carved into the sides of the bases. In addition, carvings adorn the beams, rafters and doorframes.
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 7: Kandy

    Stop At: Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Sri Dalada Veediya, Kandy 20000 Sri Lanka
    Visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic a UNESCO World Heritage Site which was built in the 16th century as the place of veneration and protection for Lord Buddha’s sacred tooth. Walk through the beautifully embellished passageways and elaborately painted halls, done in red, cream and black. Lounge against delicately carved pillars and get amazed by the beautiful golden statues. Get an unforgettable experience of history and art.
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 8: Kandy > Galle

    Stop At: Heritance Ahungalla, Galle Rd, Ahungalla, Sri Lanka
    Heritance Ahungalla Hotel, a luxury beach hotel at the fishing village of Ahungalla, close to Galle is a five-star luxury property designed by Geoffrey Bawa, the master architect of Sri Lanka. Arrival at the luxury hotel to the open-plan lobby presents you all with a stunning long view of the infinity pool reaching all the way to the sea. The airy and spacious hotel is designed in such a way as to make the maximum off the natural light of the sunny beach at Heritance Ahungalla. The expansive wooded gardens of the hotel are well shaded from the tropical sun.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Jetwing Lighthouse, Galle, Sri Lanka
    Jetwing Lighthouse is five-star hotel on the outskirts of the old Dutch Colonial town of Galle. Designed by the famous Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa, the resort is another of his iconic works with its elegance, old world charm and uniqueness. Providing fantastic service, delicious cuisine and a host of facilities and activities; the hotel provides an ideal tropical holiday retreat for the ages.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Galle Fort, Church Street, Galle 80000 Sri Lanka
    Discover the city of Galle, where the Portuguese and Dutch made their headquarters, and its secrets. Visit the Galle Fort which is one of the best preserved fortifications in Asia. View the Maritime Museum, Galle National Museum and the lighthouse. Walk through the cobblestoned streets with their Dutch names as you learn more about their histories.
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 9: Galle > Bentota

    Stop At: Lunuganga, Dedduwa Lake, Bentota 80500 Sri Lanka
    Lunuganga Estate was the country home of the renowned Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa. Started in 1947, the garden led Bawa, a lawyer called to the Bar at the Inner Temple in 1940, to decide to become an architect. As he went on to become Sri Lanka's and one of Asia's most prolific and influential architects, the garden at the Lunuganga estate remained his first muse and experimental laboratory for new ideas.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Avani Bentota Resort, Hotel Road, බෙන්තොට 80500, Sri Lanka
    Offering stylish, hassle-free escapes to one of Sri Lanka’s best beaches, AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa is a designer hotel by the famous architect Geoffrey Bawa. An intimate hotel with just 75 rooms and suites, all the details that matter combines essential comforts and incredible Indian Ocean views, traditional hospitality is matched by upscale international appeal and blissful beach time can be mixed with must-see attractions.
    Duration: 1 hour

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 10: Bentota

    Pass By: Bentota Beach, Bentota 80500 Sri Lanka
    Spend the day leisurely at the hotel or beach.


    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 11: Bentota > Colombo

    Stop At: Colombo, Colombo, Western Province
    The house in 33rd Lane is an essay in architectural bricolage. In 1958 Bawa bought the third in a row of four small houses which lay along a short cul-de-sac at the end of a narrow suburban lane and converted it into a pied-à-terre with living room, bedroom, tiny kitchen and room for a servant. When the fourth bungalow became vacant this was colonized to serve as dining room and second living room.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, 61 Sri Jinaratana Road, Colombo Sri Lanka
    This portion of the tour takes you to two of the most important temples of the capital city, Colombo. Enjoy walking through the legendary Temple of Kelaniya, where Buddha himself is believed to have stepped foot. View its large, beautifully sculpted Reclining Buddha Statue. Visit the calm and quiet Gangarama Temple located right within the busy center of Colombo.
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 12: Colombo > BIA

    Pass By: Katunayake, Katunayake, Negombo, Western Province
    After a relaxed morning and breakfast at the hotel check out and, drive to the Airport for your flight back home!

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Bandaranayake Intl Airport, Colombo Sri Lanka
    Departure Time :
    By Van (Standard) with A/C 7/28/2020 - 12/31/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    By Van (Large) with A/C 7/28/2020 - 12/31/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    By Car (Standard) with A/C 7/28/2020 - 12/31/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

8

Organised by Lakpura LLC

Activity ID: V-16052P2219

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