Experience - Activities, Trips & Tours
Guests staying at the villa are free to enjoy all that is on offer at the villa and in the local community
ACTIVITIES - THE FOLLOWING ACTIVITIES ARE AVAILABLE WITHIN THE HOTEL GROUNDS
- Ayurvedic Treatments
- Cooking lessons
- Yoga lessons
- Meditation lessons
- Bird watching
- Board games
- Cycles for hire
- Books for reading
- Discussions with the resident doctor or instructor
- Guided walks in the Plantation
- Walks in the village
You can also join us in the following activities:
- Watching Rice being harvested (during season)
- Picking seasonal fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices from our organic estate
- Watching Rubber tapping in our estate
- Planting trees that are at risk of extinction
- Join in our community activities or projects
TRIPS AND TOURS
If you have not come on a package that includes day trips, we can arrange day trips to local places of interest. These can be organised according to your schedule and request, so you can still see some wonderful places further a field, during your time with us. Most of our trips are either to rather unique cultural or historic sights or charity/conservation based projects. See below for a list of day trips that are popular amongst our guests:
Sinharajah Natural Rain Forest – the last remaining rain forest in Sri Lanka which is lush and green and hike through this will be an amazing experience.
Whale & Dolphin Watching in Mirissa – We work with a company working with whale conservation in Sri Lanka. It is an early morning start but totally worth the experience.
Udawalawe National Park (to see Elephants) – we recommend this trip over the trip to Pinnawella Elephant Orphanage, where we have heard mixed reviews about how the animals are treated. This is an opportunity to see elephants in their own natural habitat. Holding the largest population of elephants in sri Lanka, you are almost guaranteed to see elephants here.
Kandy Town and Temple of the Tooth – The last kingdom of Sri Lanka still rich in art and culture. Kandy also has the Temple of the Tooth where Buddhas tooth is kept and is one of the most venerated sights in Sri Lanka. Apart from its religious significance, it is also a must see sight to understand the richness of Sri Lankan art and culture.
Local turtle hatchery: a turtle conservation project to help save turtles from extinction. You can see and learn about turtles and can have the opportunity to release baby turtles to the sea!
Beach: Picnic at some of Sri Lanka’s most beautiful beaches
Kalutara Bhodiya: One of the most famous temples in Sri Lanka with a Pagoda with architectural value and a Bo Tree over 2000yrs old
Galle: A visit to one of the most vibrant cities in Sri Lanka where the influences of colonial time is prevalent with some world heritage sites
WarakagodaTemple: An ancient cave temple with a natural forest displaying some amazing Sri Lankan art on the rock
Richmond Castle: Left over from the British Empire depicting the influences of European Architecture
TOURS OR CAR RENTALS
Some of you might want to travel around Sri Lanka during your holiday here. Most of our guests make the mistake of planning it themselves without understanding the ground conditions. Sri Lanka is a small island but getting from one place to another can be a challenge. Also, given the tourism boom has kicked in only in the last few years, there is a significant variance in quality standards across hotels and taxis around the country. If you need us to organise or guide you in planning your trip, please do let us know and we will help you with our local knowledge.
We can also organise tours and hotel stays for you. Just let us know by emailing [email protected].