All-inclusive Luxury Ayurveda & Yoga Retreat to Sri Lanka
$4295 per person based on double occupancy
$500 for single supplement
December 1-12th, 2022
11 night/ 12 days
Why Sri Lanka? If lush green forests, white sand beaches, misty mountains, unexplored wilderness, finest tea, a majestic past and humble folks could sum up a country that would be Sri Lanka! With many extravagant sites and scenes wrapped up in a small island, it’s simply a traveler’s paradise. To earth its India’s tear drop but to the world it’s simply a little piece of heaven on earth! Come be a part of Ceylon’s tale and take back lifelong memories.
Arrive at Colombo International Airport. At the arrival terminal you will be met by our representatives and guide who will greet you and assist you to the air-conditioned vehicle to begin the journey towards Negombo! Upon arriving, check in to the hotel and relax. Dinner & overnight stay at the hotel.
The Power of Intention Workshop led by Amy Walker, LCSW
After Breakfast proceed to Sigiriya. En route visit Dambulla Rock Cave Temples. The Dambulla temple, also known as the Golden Temple, was founded in the 1st century AD by King Valagamba who is said to have fled to the caves during an invasion from South India. This UNESCO World Heritage site is filled with various sculptures and paintings of Lord Buddha and his devotees, various Hindu divinities and gods as well as Sri Lankan Kings. Spread out over 5 caves, each cave depicts statutes and paintings from a different period of Sri Lanka’s rich history thus showcasing the evolution of Sri Lankan artistic style.
Arrive & Check in to the hotel. Upon arrival receive doctor’s consultation for Ayurveda treatments at the adjoining hotel Ayurvie. Aliya Resort and Spa, Sigiriya (Ayurveda package included). Evening atleisure with Ayurveda treatments & Yoga Dinner & overnight stay at the hotel.
Early morning calm and reflex your body by practicing Yoga. Afterwards proceed to Sigiriya Lions Rock.
Found in the center of the cultural triangle, Sigiriya, is another exceptional architectural, artistic and engineering landmark of ancient Sri Lanka. Carved into the rock on the orders of King Kashyapa, he used the rock to build his fortress to provide him the ultimate protection against an attack. The King build himself a palace a top the rock along with a village for his followers at the bottom of the rock decorated with Watergarden containing baths and fountains that still work to this day. Often referred to as “Lion Rock”, Sigiriya, is also famous for its frescos that depict the “Damsels of Sigiriya” which date back to 5th century AD.
Return to hotel for a hearty breakfast.
Rest of the day enjoy treatments and yoga. Dinner & overnight stay.
After breakfast, proceed to Kandy
Visit Kandy city & The Temple of the tooth relic. Known as the Temple of the Tooth, this temple houses the famous relic of Lord Buddha’s tooth and is without a doubt the city’s most important landmark. The temple holds daily ceremonies called Puja’s (Thevava) every morning and night to honour the relic. Visitors get to see the Golden casing where the relic is kept during the ceremony where the rooms gates are opened. The ritualistic ceremony which includes traditional drums is a must for all those visiting the holy city of Kandy.
Proceed to Santani Wellness Resort & Spa for the check in.
Doctor’s consultation for Ayurveda treatments. Hotel rooms do not have televisions. While digital detox is a key component of the Santani experience, the hotel does offer in-room WiFi on demand.
Dinner & overnight stay.
Entire stay experience Ayurveda and yoga with an All-Inclusive stay. Accommodation at Mountain View Chalet, Full board meal (healthy natural dishes), Non- alcoholic beverages, Daily morning and evening group Hatha yoga, daily guided nature walk with the resort naturalist, Access to spa facilities such as sauna, steam room and thermal salt water bath, Laundry, One, 60 minutes Ayurvedic spa treatment per person during the stay
Santani Wellness Resort & Spa, Kandy
All-Inclusive (Ayurveda package)
Accommodation at Mountain View Chalet, Full board meal (healthy natural dishes), Non- alcoholic beverages, Daily morning and evening group Hatha yoga, daily guided nature walk with the resort naturalist, Access to spa facilities such as sauna, steam room and thermal saltwater bath, Laundry, One, 60 minutes Ayurvedic spa treatment per person during the stay
Mindfulness Meditation Exercise led by Amy Walker, LCSW
Kandy / Gal Oya:
Gal Oya Lodge, Gal Oya Full Board
After Breakfast proceed to Gal Oya. En route visit Dambana ancestral village
Dambana is a village in the district of Badulla in Sri Lanka. Close to the town of Mahiyangana, it is well known because of the Vedda population that call the area their home. The Veddas are Sri Lanka’s last indigenous group that are descendants of the earliest Sri Lankan’s. They have their own language and still live in semi isolation trying to stay true to their way of life. The area contains various eco-tourism projects. In 2010, there were only 1000 Veddas left across all their different families.
Arrive for Lunch and check in at Gal Oya Eco resort. Evening Yoga.
Unplug yourself from the modern world at this remote retreat without Wi-Fi, mobile phone signal or Television.
Dinner & overnight stay in the hotel
« Bush Walk » to watch birds and animals around the hotel
Wake up early in the morning for a walk with the hotel's Naturalist guide to watch the birds and animals around the hotel.
Jeep safari in Gal Oya National park
Gal Oya national park surrounds the immense Senanayake Samudra, Sri Lanka’s largest reservoir, east of Ampara. This park is famous for sighting of elephant swimming to islands within the reservoir in search of food. The wildlife department offers boat safaris to best witness these elephants and the park’s abundant birdlife. The park has also seen sightings off Common Langur, endemic Toque macaque, Leopard, Sloth Bear, Wild Boar, Water Buffalo and 3 species of deer.
Return to hotel. Yoga session.
Leisure at the hotel
Dinner & overnight stay in the hotel
Anantara Peace Heaven, Tangalle Half Board. Dinner at your hotel.
Full day leisure at the hotel. Enjoy your time at the beach with an array of fun activities to do. Yoga session.
The Habits of Happy People Workshop led by Amy Walker, LCSW
Free day to relax, journal, meditate or enjoy an array of beach activities available.
Gratitude Exercise led by Amy Walker, LCSW
As all good things come to an end, you will be safely driven to the airport for your flight home.
Payments can be made via cash, check, Venmo - OR by credit card for an additional 3.5% processing fee. Venmo is preferred. walkerwellnessretreats1 A $500 deposit per person is required to reserve your spot on the retreat. This deposit is fully refundable up to 90 days prior to travel. The deposit is nonrefundable after that time. Your trip is required to be paid in full 90 days prior to departure. You are responsible for purchasing your own flights and travel insurance. We can help you arrange both if you would like assistance.
We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance, which can reimburse you for unexpected trip cancellation and expenses related to travel delays, lost or delayed baggage, emergency medical or evacuation.
PASSPORT AND VISA
International travel requires your passport to be valid at least six months beyond the dates of your trip. In addition, please check with the appropriate consulate or embassy for the latest visa requirements.
PRIOR TO YOUR DEPARTURE
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11 NIGHT/ 12 DAY
All transportation throughout
Private air-conditioned vehicle and an English-speaking guide for the duration of the trip
Local government taxes & service charges.
Ayurveda treatments & Yoga sessions as per the program
3 Wellness Workshops led by Amy Walker, LCSW
Visas can be pre-arranged through the web site www.eta.gov.lk.
Optional tours and activities
Passport fees, baggage fees, or any airport taxes
Camera & Video permits at Cultural sights for commercial purposes
All expenses of personal nature