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Overnight flight from London Heathrow to Colombo.
Arrive and transfer to Bentota (approx. 2 ½ hours). Spend the afternoon at leisure with dinner on the beach.
Morning guided visit of Bevis Bawa’s home, Brief Gardens. Drive to Geoffrey Bawa’s estate, Lunuganga for lunch. Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure.
Morning Express Train to Galle and Tuk-tuk transfer to hotel. Spend the afternoon at leisure to explore the fort, cafés, boutiques and galleries. Sunset guided walk around the Fort ramparts followed by dinner on the terrace.
Morning visit to Galle market followed by cooking class in paddy field and lunch. Spend the afternoon at leisure with optional activities such as local temples or tea plantation visit, or take a bicycle tour.
Morning drive to the Elephant Transit Home (approx. 3 ½ hours) for lunchtime elephant feeding. Drive onward to Buduruwagala (approx. 2 hours) visiting Buduruwagala temple en-route. Spend the afternoon at leisure with private dinner in the paddy fields.
Early morning drive to Kumana National Park (approx. 5 hours). Have lunch at the campsite followed by afternoon game drives. Evening campsite dinner.
Morning game drives followed by a 1 hour trek to Bowathagala for the Brahmin inscriptions. Head back to the campsite for lunch. Afternoon game drives and dinner at camp.
Morning transfer to Ampara airport (approx. 4 ½ hours) for flight to Colombo. Afternoon visit Bawa House at No. 11, followed by visits to galleries and lifestyle shops that capture the “Sri Lanka Style”. Sunset drinks on the terrace of the Galle Face hotel followed by a special hosted dinner in a surprise location.
Morning visit to Sapumal Foundation Art Collection and a guided walking tour of Colombo. Afternoon visit Good Market for shopping and lunch. Afternoon at leisure followed by dinner at Gallery Café.
Morning transfer to the airport for onward flight to London Heathrow.