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Uga Chena Huts HERO

Slow Sri Lanka

Superb Slow Sri Lanka

This Sri Lanka vacation is designed to be taken at a slower pace and isn’t packed with sightseeing. Spending longer in each place, and visiting only 3 main locations, will allow for just the right amount of exploration and activity, coupled with ample time for relaxation. The itinerary includes a stay in a tea plantation, a safari, as well as a beach stay.

After a recovery night at the beautiful Wallawwa Hotel near the airport, you will head off to the luxurious Camelia Hills in the picturesque hill country region of Sri Lanka. Expect fertile tea plantations, spectacular views, traditional homes, thick forests and walking trails. You will also get to visit a tea factory and learn more about the art of making Sri Lankan tea. From here you will embark on a safari whilst staying at Uga Chena Hills. This area blends tropical beaches and exotic wildlife, a unique location bordering the Yala National Park. With a leopard density reportedly higher than anywhere on the planet, and a varied landscape from dense forests to moist wetlands, you will experience Yala on safari drives. It is also a place considered highly sacred by Buddhists and Hindus alike, who flock here to meditate, making it the perfect place from which to enjoy the peace and tranquility of a ‘slow’ safari. Further this relaxation during your beach stay in Bentota Beach. Rock Villa is a well-preserved and private 170-year-old ancestral heritage villa that harks back to the charm of old-world Ceylon. It sits on 2.5 acres of lush garden, home to birds and monkeys. In the environs of an untouched beach, it’s a piece of paradise blending Sri Lankan hospitality, heritage, and architecture. It’s the perfect place to slow down and relax.

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Bandaranaike International Airport
  • 1 night - The Wallawwa, Negombo, Sri Lanka
  • 4 nights - Camellia Hills, Tea Country, Sri Lanka
  • 2 nights - Uga Chena Huts, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka
  • 4 nights - Rock Villa, South Coast, Sri Lanka
  • Ends - Transfer to Bandaranaike International Airport for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon Sri Lanka
  • Nights Icon 11 Nights
  • Beach Icon Beach
  • Safari Icon Safari
  • Scenic Icon Scenic

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Guide Price

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Includes flights from JFK
Itinerary Details


Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Bandaranaike International Airport

The Wallawwa verandah
The Wallawwa gardens
The Wallawwa pool
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Day 1

Arrive at Bandaranaike International Airport where you will be met and transferred to your hotel 30 minutes away.

  • 1 night

The Wallawwa
Bed & Breakfast | Garden Suite
Sri Lanka

The Wallawwa Mountbatten Suite
Camellia Hills lake view bedroom
Camellia Hills bedroom
Camellia Hills verandah
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Day 2 - 6

Today your private driver will take you on a scenic 4-hour drive to the Tea Country.

  • 4 nights

Camellia Hills
All Inclusive | Lakeview Bedroom
Sri Lanka

Camellia Hills Property View
Uga Chena Huts Cabin Bathtub
Uga Chena Huts Aerial View
Uga Chena Huts Private Beach Dining
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Day 6 - 8

Today’s journey will be approximately 6 -6.5 hours to Yala National Park.

  • 2 nights

Uga Chena Huts
All Inclusive | Luxury Cabin
Sri Lanka

Uga Chena Huts Cabin Bedroom
Rock Villa terrace
Rock Villa terrace superior villa
Rock Villa pool
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Day 8 - 12

Following a jeep safari in the morning you will be driven to your beach stay and the drive time will be approximately 3 hours.

  • 4 nights

Taru Villa Rock Villa
Bed & Breakfast | Deluxe Room
Sri Lanka

Taru Villa Rock Villa Superior Room 2

Day 12

Today’s journey will be 2.5 hours back to the airport where you will catch your international flight home.

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  • Meals and accommodation as specified
  • Drinks as specified at Camelia Hills and Chena Huts
  • Road transfers as specified
  • Private guiding & chauffeuring
  • All entrance fees and excursions as specified
  • Carbon-offsetting with One Tree Planted
  • Conservation donation to Save the Rhino
  • Community projects contribution with Uthando
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  • Entry visas and fees
  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Optional activities / experiences
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  • Watersports Icon Watersports
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  • City Sights Icon City Sights
  • Wellness Spa Icon Wellness/Spa
  • Tea Plantations Icon Tea Plantations
  • Temples Icon Temples
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