Arrive at Colombo airport and transfer by a private car to the hotel in Yapahuwa for a 2 night stay. After lunch, visit the ruins of the rock fortress complex of Yapahuwa. It served as the capital of Sri Lanka in the latter part of the 13th century. Built on a huge, 90m high rock boulder in the style of the Sigiriya rock fortress, Yapahuwa was a palace and military stronghold against foreign invaders.
Enjoy a full-body Ayurveda Treatment at the hotel. A traditional pulse diagnosis is conducted before starting the treatment to establish your type of constitution. The interaction of the Ayurveda treatments, Ayurveda medication and Ayurveda diet leads to healing purification and detoxification of the body.
After breakfast drive to Dambulla and explore the famous Golden Rock cave temple which is a UNESCO site. It has been a sacred pilgrimage site for the last 22 centuries and is a cave monastery with 5 caverns and is the largest, best preserved cave-temple complex in Sri Lanka. Afterwards leave for Hiriwadunna and take a bullock cart ride, boat ride and a short nature trail walk. Continue to Polonnaruwa, home to one of the ruins of ancient Ceylon – an ancient city, enclosed by walls and housing palaces, shrines, monasteries, parks and ponds. Overnight stay in Polonnaruwa.
Drive to Sigiriya and climb the rock fortress – a 5th century “Fortress in the Sky” – rising 200m from the scrub jungle and see the views of the surrounding landscape. Continue the journey to Kandy, the busy hill station and now a UNESCO site. It is famous for the Temple of the Tooth which houses the most sacred religious relic, the tooth of Buddha. Drive to the Lanka Princess Hotel in Aluthgama for a 7 night stay.
Lanka Princess is renowned for personalized Ayurvedic treatments, meditation, yoga and leisure facilities focused on the rejuvenation of the body and mind to cater to the modern traveller seeking relaxation. Guests are introduced to this ancient healing concept with information about the courses of treatments and the type of Ayurvedic diet which may be prescribed. Once the initial medical consultation has been completed, the team of experienced Ayurvedic doctors will be available to answer any further questions you may have. In the final medical consultation, guests will be given written recommendations on diet and nutrition in order to maintain positive results from their treatments over a long period of time.
The “Wellness Pure Programme” lasts for 6 days and includes approximately 20 treatments: Initial medical consultation, head massage, body massage, oil head treatments, intensive massages, herbal baths, flower bath, Tai Chi, water gym, meditation, yoga, medical consultation at the end. Three meals per day and non alcoholic drinks included in the package.
Day 6 – 10
Continue the “Wellness Pure Programme” at the hotel. The hotel is situated on a lovely sandy beach so between treatments you can enjoy the beach and relax.
Treatments end – transfer to airport – return home or onward travel.