Contact our Travel Experts: (800)356-8504 or Concierge@Ultitude.com

Destinations Offered > Sri Lanka

Colombo…the Chameleon City

4 Days:$1,598 per person based on a minimum of two and a maximum of six guests. Add additional Sri Lankan interludes to create your own unique tropical experience or combine with a stay in other romantic Indian Ocean Islands

Colombo is a bustling and surprisingly cosmopolitan city strategically placed on the Indian Ocean. It is though that the name is a British adaptation of the Sinhalese Kola-amba-thota meaning “harbor with leafy mango trees” and, if true, it is an apt description. Because of its location it has been subject to many influences from the early Arab traders to the 21st Century fashion manufacturers. This chameleon city absorbs new influences while still retaining her own unique Sri Lankan character.

Galle…Remnants of Empires.

4 Days:$2,783 per person based on a minimum of two and a maximum of six guests. Add additional Sri Lankan interludes to create your own unique tropical experience or combine with a stay in other romantic Indian Ocean Islands

Old Galle is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Galle Fort itself is still a living monument with a bustling community within the great ramparts, massive bastions, pepper pot towers, while narrow streets display its Dutch heritage with beckoning pillared verandas and fretwork facades. Walking around is best so you can peep through frangipani filled courtyards at houses, galleries or shops selling antiques, spices, pictures, and hand-woven sarongs. Boutique hotels in Galle incongruously cheek by jowl with postage-stamp size cafes, so you are never far from a perfect sun-downer. Promenade on stone ramparts 60 feet thick and let history and legend seep into your bones in “one of the world’s last authentic island destinations”.

Kandy

4 Days:$1,779 per person based on a minimum of two and a maximum of six guests. Add additional Sri Lankan interludes to create your own unique tropical experience or combine with a stay in other romantic Indian Ocean Islands

Kandy – the Sinhala word meaning hill, was an impenetrable fortress for the Sinhala monarchs buried deep in jungle with torrential rivers, rock faces all rigged by nature to keep this Cockpit of Lanka in rarefied isolation. It withstood the onslaught of three colonial powers long after the rest of the island had been ransacked for cinnamon, sapphires and other spoils. During the British colonials era it became an attractive destination to escape the summer heat and this temperate climate proved beneficial to the growing of first, coffee, (wiped out by a blight) and then tea which continues to be a major industry employing over a million people.

Nuwara Eliya-Ceylon Tea Country

4 Days:$2,290 per person based on a minimum of two and a maximum of six guests. Add additional Sri Lankan interludes to create your own unique tropical experience or combine with a stay in other romantic Indian Ocean Islands

Despite its exotic name, this town is a remembrance of things past if that past was British Colonial. A journey to Nuwara Eliya offers surprises at every turn. Tea plantations – lushly blanketing the steeply rising hills – seem to increase in intensity the higher you climb. Sari-enrobed tea pluckers with baskets bulging fruitfully from their backs splash the landscape with color and break up the blanket of green. Once you’ve arrived in town, it’s obvious this is like no other place in Sri Lanka. Quite apart from the altitude-affecting temperate climate (Nuwara Eliya stands at over 5,400 feet), the style of the town itself is awash with British nostalgia dating back to the early nineteenth century and nostalgia-nurturing features such as pub-style bars, white-gloved waiters and fusty faux-Tudor furniture continue to take visitors on a journey back in time.

Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle

4 Days:$1,459 per person based on a minimum of two and a maximum of six guests. Add additional Sri Lankan interludes to create your own unique tropical experience or combine with a stay in other romantic Indian Ocean Islands

Within the Cultural Triangle in the interior of Sri Lanka are the 2000 year old historic ancient cities of Anuradhapura, the famous Sigiriya rock fortress with the rock frescos, the rock temple caves at Dambulla, the ancient capital of Polonnaruwa, the ancient monastery at Ritigale, the birthplace of Buddhism in Sri Lanka at Mihintale and other world heritage listed archaeological sites. The city of Anuradhapura alone had a population of over 10,000 Buddhist monks until its overthrow by Indian forces in the 10th Century. Today a few days spent in the area will be rewarded by scenic highlights both man-made and created by nature

Tangalle...Paradise Found

4 Days:$2,683 per person based on a minimum of two and a maximum of six guests. Add additional Sri Lankan interludes to create your own unique tropical experience or combine with a stay in other romantic Indian Ocean Islands

At Dondra Head, the southernmost tip of Sri Lanka, an octagonal lighthouse brings home that there is nothing between you and Antarctica! The indigo sea is a swirl of coral, rock and foam. Talalla Beach is a mile of picture-postcard crescent around a cove of glassy calm and an Aussie-run restaurant yards from the beach does excellent fusion sea food. Along the coast, brackish lagoons yield harvests of delicious prawns, the beaches don’t even have names but picking-your-own here means having a whole piece of heaven to yourself. Nilwala Cove is enchanting with a reef which provides surf further out and safe swimming within. Welcome to Tangalle.