20 Days/19 Nights|From A$9,125 per person twin share

Golf & Beyond

Private Tour

Golf in paradise! A delightful private touring itinerary featuring the best golf courses in Sri Lanka. This holiday allows you to play golf at four different golf courses, each set in a unique landscape and presenting different challenges. Along the way take in some of Sri Lanka’s unique cultural sites and experiences. Stylish accommodation, including a hotel designed by legendary architect Geoffrey Bawa, is a highlight of this golf tour in Sri Lanka.

HIGHLIGHTS :

  • Play four rounds of golf in Sri Lanka’s best golf courses across the county
  • Explore Colombo’s art scene with an expert
  • Search for leopards on a wildlife safari with expert rangers
  • Stay in unique contemporary accommodation
  • Discover UNESCO heritage city of Galle Fort on a walking tour
  • Visit Lunuganga - the garden house of Sri Lanka's legendary architect Geoffrey Bawa
  • Visit Brief Garden – the curated garden of Bewis Bawa

IDEAL FOR :

Golf enthusiasts who want to experience the many finer things that Sri Lanka offers including art, architecture, heritage sites and wildlife.

Golf & Beyond

Day 01Arrive Colombo

Welcome to Colombo.You will be met and welcomed upon arrival and transferred to your accommodation, a 150-year-old heritage hotel in Colombo, a journey of around 45 minutes.

Day 02Colombo

Explore Colombo's art scene with an expert this morning. End your tour with a visit to Colombo’s street stalls to see local art collections. Later this afternoon explore Colombo’s less seen streets on a guided walk with an insider

Day 03Colombo

This morning you will be met at your hotel and transferred to the Royal Colombo Golf Club, an 18-hole golf course for a full day of golfing. Royal Colombo Golf Club was founded in 1879 and is the 04th oldest golf course in the world outside the United Kingdom. Though the club is in the midst of the busy Colombo city, one can feel the calm and quiet atmosphere

Day 04Colombo - Dambulla

This morning drive to Dambulla in the area known as the Cultural Triangle, a journey of around 4 hours. Enroute visit Dambulla Cave Temple. also known as the ‘Golden Temple of Dambulla’,one of Sri Lanka’s eight UNESCO World Heritage sites. It is considered to be the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in the country, with an enviable collection of statues, stupas, carvings and paintings all packed together in a small space. Check in to your accommodation on arrival. Your accommodation is an idyllic hide-away of just six guest rooms. Part of a rural village, it nestles in 40 hectares of wide-open spaces with a natural spring and a lake.

Day 05Dambulla - Sigiriya - Dambulla

Early this morning drive to Sigiriya for an hour to climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress,a UNESCO Heritage site. This colossal Rock Fortress, also known as ‘Lion Rock’, is possibly Sri Lanka’s best-known attraction and one of its biggest draw cards. Return to your accommodation and be at leisure

Day 06Dambulla - Kandy

This morning drive to Kandy, the last stronghold of the Sinhalese Kings is also known as the hill capital on a journey of around 3 hours. Visit the Temple of Tooth, built during the 16th century, this UNESCO World Heritage listed Dalada Maligawa or Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a Buddhist temple located in the royal palace complex in the heart of the city. This is one the most important and highly revered places of worship for local Buddhists as well as for devotees from around the globe. Afterwards continue to your accommodation, a beautifully restored ancestral manor house now restored to a beautiful, stylish boutique hotel.

Day 07Kandy

This morning you will be met at your hotel and transferred to the Victoria Golf & Country Resorta meticulously designed and well maintained 73 Par, 6933-yard championship, 18-hole course on a 30-minute drive, an 18 hole golf course for a full day of golfing.

Day 08Kandy

Learn the art of Sri Lankan cooking this morning. This evening visit Royal Botanical Gardens, originally created in the 14th century as a pleasure garden for Queens, today Kandy's Royal Botanic Gardens is the largest botanical garden in the country

Day 09Kandy - Kandapola

Depart to Kandapola in the tea country, a journey of around 3 hours. Upon arrival check into your accommodation, lovingly renovated stylish boutique property on a working tea estate, with beautiful 360-degree views of the rolling hills beyond.

Day 10Kandapola

A full day at leisure to enjoy the verdant hills and indulge in the services of your butler.

Day 11Kandapola - Nuwara Eliya - Kandapola

This morning proceed to Nuwara Eliya Golf Club, certainly among the most picturesque gold courses in Asia established by the British in 1859 for a full day of Golfing.

Day 12Kandapola - Yala

Depart to Yala this morning, a journey of around 5 hours.Yala National Park is the most visited wildlife reserve in Sri Lanka. As the terrain is semi-arid, there's a better chance to see wildlife with less jungle hindering views. The park is home to a wide variety of animals – including herds of elephants, wild boar, wild buffalo, crocodiles, sloth bears and monkeys. Its most famous residents, however, are its elusive leopards. Your stay here is at an upmarket tented accommodation close to the Park’s buffer zone. Go on a jeep safari this afternoon with the in-house naturalist.

Day 13Yala

Today you will explore the park with two half day safaris in the morning and afternoon with your in- house naturalist. In between is your leisure time.

Day 14Yala - Hambantota

This morning drive to Hambantota, a journey of around 2 hours. Upon arrival check into your accommodation, A luxury beachfront resort, it spans 58 hectares, making it the largest resort in Sri Lanka with its own private golf course overlooking the sea.

Day 15Hambantota

A full day of golfing at Sri Lanka's premier 18-hole golf course is set amid a vast coconut palm plantation within the resort, offering spectacular views and distinctive challenges for both casual and seasoned players.

Day 16Hambantota - Galle

This morning depart for Galle, the UNESCO World Heritage City of Galle on a two-hour drive. Galle Fortis considered to be the best example of a fortified city in south and southeast Asia. One of the most remarkable things about Galle Fort is that it is a living monument - families that have lived here for generations continue to inhabit the fortified streets and here’s your chance to experience the same.Discover the many faces of Galle with your driver-guide. He will help you to find a way to look beyond the touristy facade and discover the Fort’s true nature. Your accommodation in Galle Fort is a stylishly renovated 17th century townhouse superbly located in the heart of Galle Fort.

Day 17Galle

Full day at leisure. Spend some time exploring Galle Fort - a pleasant place to wander with its quiet streets, inviting cafes and many boutiques and artisan workshops.

Day 18Galle - Bentota

This morning drive to Bentota, a journey of around one and a half hours. Visit Bawa's Lunuganga Estate on a guided tour at 11.30 a.m. Thereafter visit Bewis Bawa's Brief Garden and proceed to your accommodation, designed by the legendary Geoffrey Bawa himself.

Day 19Bentota

A full day at leisure

Day 20Bentota - Depart Colombo

Today drive to Colombo's International airport for your departure, a journey of 2 hours on the southern expressway.

Testimonials

"We loved the generosity and friendliness of the Sri Lankan people. It is a beautiful country with so much diverse culture, history, monuments, religion, food and peoples. Thank you Sri Lanka Unbound for organising a memorable visit." Carol - August 2017

Prices & Inclusions

Deluxe

  • 1 Feb 2021 to 30 Nov 2021 From A$9,125^

Prices are indicative only & subject to change.

Inclusions

Included:

  • Accommodation with breakfast at hotels listed
  • All inclusive (all meals and drinks) at Kandapola for 03 nights and Yala for 02 nights
  • All transfers, touring and sightseeing by private air-conditioned vehicle with an English speaking driver /guide
  • Private sightseeing with English speaking driver/guide
  • Entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary
  • An art tour with with an expert in Colombo
  • A private walk with Rashan, an insider in Colombo
  • A visit to Dambulla Cave Temples
  • A visit to Sigiriya Rock Fortress
  • A visit to the Temple of Tooth,
  • A cooking class in Kandy
  • A visit to Royal Botanical Gardens in Kandy
  • 02 shared jeep safaris in Yala National Park with an expert naturalist
  • A visit to Bawa's Lunuganga Estate in Bentota
  • A visit to Brief Garden
  • Assistance on arrival and departure at the airport
  • 24-hour support through our local representative office
  • Bottled water available in the vehicle
  • Sri Lankan government taxes

Not Included:

  • Personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, communications, gratuities, etc
  • Meals, excursions and activities other than those specified as included
  • Visa fees and Electronic Travel Authorisation
  • Golf Club related costs; Caddies, Green Fee's, Booking slots etc

Additional inclusions may vary from private tour to private tour. A full list of inclusions and exclusions will be provided with each individual enquiry/quote.

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