An escape to experience nature’s best, the Path to Trincomalee acquaints you with Sri Lanka’s wildlife, its beautiful seascapes as well as its historic towns. The journey begins with a unique experience in an eco lodge in Gal Oya. Remote, natural and serene, your stay will acquaint you with the one of the best kept secrets of Sri Lanka where spotting elephants, swimming in waterfall pools and hiking through jungles could be part of your day. The journey continues northwards to the Cultural Triangle, with Sigiriya as our base, to expand our understanding about Sri Lanka’s deep-rooted history as we walk amongst the ancient ruins and temples. We take on a different element next, water, by exploring the sandy shores of Trincomalee, where we can board a whale-watching cruise to observe those majestic mammals in their natual environs. Having explored the coastlines, gone on wilderness game drives and walked on ruins, we return to Colombo to visit the capital before the journey concludes.
These are a selection of lodges that we feel combine well for this journey. However we do also have a range of options to consider in each region, and can tailor them to you preference.
The one place to better explore the rich wildlife of Gal Oya. Spread across 20 acres of private jungle, Gal Oya Lodge is a unique eco-lodge that offers unique expriences; which includes a walk with their Vedda neighbours, one of the last remaining communities of the forest-dwelling, indigenous people of Sri Lanka.
Ulagalla features a 150-year-old mansion at its centre, with 20 private, ecologically-built villas spread across 58 acres of lush greenery. The lush environment, stunning landscaping, and exquisite attention to comfort, makes for an unforgettable experience amidst a green oasis. Ulagalla is also just 1.5 hours away from Sigiriya and Pollonaruwa.
Located close to Trincomalee, this ocean beach resort is one that offers a blend of luxury and exciting adventure activities, as well as sightseeing opportunities that provide a glimpse into the area’s unique cultural landscape. Nestled within a secluded 10-acre reserve, it is sandwiched between the vast Indian Ocean and a lagoon filled with colourful birds.
An 18-bedroom beautifully renovated country house hotel set amongst tropical gardens and just 15 minutes from Colombo airport or 30 minutes from downtown Colombo. Listed by Conde Nast as one of the top 100 hotels of the world 2015, it is the perfect start or end to any holiday in Sri Lanka.