SRI LANKA | PATH TO TRINCOMALEE

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.

JOURNEY HIGHLIGHTS

Boat Safari & Picnic Breakfast on Gal Oya Reservoir
Boat Safari & Picnic Breakfast on Gal Oya Reservoir
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The only experience in Sri Lanka that allows you to spot wildlife from the water.
Jeep Safari to Nilgala
Jeep Safari to Nilgala
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Enjoy a picnic lunch by the river before a jeep safari led by an expert naturalist takes you into the forgotten Nilgala section of Gal Oya National Park.
Sigiriya Rock
Sigiriya Rock
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Climb 1,200 footsteps up to the flat-topped mound of Sigiriya rock fortress for some amazing views of the surrounding lands.
Polonnaruwa
Polonnaruwa
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Visit the ancient ruins of the Polonnaruwa kingdom, which was also the economic and religious centre in the 11th Century.
Whale Watching
Whale Watching
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Take a private boat out 40 nautical miles to spot the largest mammals ever known, the Blue whales, and the the largest predators on our planet, the Sperm whales.
Seaplanes
Seaplanes
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Fly over lush forests and dramatic mountainscapes to reach journey points in a fraction of the time taken on the road.
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ACCOMMODATION

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.

Sri Lanka - Gal Oya Lodge

Gal Oya Lodge

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.

Sri Lanka - Ulagalla

Ulagalla

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.

Sri Lanka - Jungle Beach

Jungle Beach

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.

Sri Lanka - Wallawwa

Wallawwa

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.

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