“The minute you step on our island, life slows down. We curated this perfect Ayurveda based slow paced wellness holiday to help you disconnect from your stressful routines and reconnect with simple things in life in one of Indian Ocean’s most beautiful islands. This itinerary can start with a day of relaxing by the beach before heading to your escape up in the hills where customized traditional Ayurvedic treatments will help you re-balance your Ayurvedic ‘Dosha’ and you even get to explore life around Kandy. Be spoilt, pampered and rejuvenated at Santani - Sri Lanka’s first purpose-built luxury wellness resort. We’re proud it has been acclaimed globally as one of the top wellness retreats in the world.”
Chamintha & Rajindra, Founders & Chief Explorers
Itinerary at a glance
Day 1: Unwind by the beach in Negombo or Weligama
Days 2 to 6: Santani Wellness Resort, Kandy
- Duration: 6 days or tailor-made
Private driver and local guides will be included for exploring the hills and to reconnect with nature.
All trips are tailor-made and private, based on individual client needs and are priced accordingly.
We recommend a flight to Kandy to give you time to explore this famous city before escaping to the secluded mountains surrounding the award winning Santani Resort and Spa. This Wellness holiday can be offered all year and customized based on your interests.
“They organised a wonderful bespoke trip for us whilst we were in Sri Lanka. Ayu in the Wild understood exactly what we wanted - making sure we got that and more. Highly recommend!”
Jocelyn Plane, UK
What you can experience on this tour:
Enjoy a holistic wellness therapy created to suit your current lifestyle, stress and emotional state. Design your daily Ayurveda, detox and cleansing, yoga and relaxation therapies with professional consultations and unwind at Ceylon’s first-ever comprehensive hydrotherapy facility. Mealtimes become part of the holistic therapy where delicious organic meals are personalised to suit your primary wellness goal and nutrients are balanced to suit your Ayurvedic body type (Dosha). Still your mind, breathe in the fresh mountain air and indulge at the most acclaimed wellness resort on the island where you can do as much or as little as you please each day.
When all that pampering and rejuvenation makes you feel in need of some excitement, we will take you on a Kandyan heritage experience, where you can choose to explore the streets of Kandy with its art and craft, walk through the intriguing market or spend a few hours in the company of a delightful resident learning the traditions of Kandyan cooking or mastering the basics of Kandyan dance.
The holiday starts with an overnight stay by the beach in Negombo or in Weligama where the soft sand and warm ocean will set the tone for your wellness and spa getaway.
Stylish Accommodation that works well with this itinerary:
This itinerary includes the acclaimed Santani Resort and Spa and Jetwing Beach or Ayurvie Weligama. If you do need a night by the Airport prior to departure we recommend Walawwa, The Notary’s House and Casa Haleconia. If a day in vibrant Colombo lures you, Paradise Road Tintagel Colombo, Residence by Uga Escapes and Maniumpathy have that soothing wellness-kind of touch.
We work closely with a range of stylish properties across the island. All hotel and villa recommendations are independent of any affiliations and are based on the finer details of each, to make your holiday just right.
Ceylon Concierge by Ayu
With our personal contacts to Sri Lanka’s top experts we make extraordinary, once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences possible. Be guided by a Palaeontologist and his insights on fossils locked in ancient sedimentary rocks, be awed by a conservationists’ views of the evolutionary relationships of our wild species, see blue whales off the coasts in the company of a famed author on marine mammals or fly to the mountains for a magical evening with a Michelin starred chef, accompanied by Ceylon’s acclaimed musicians.
We’re always pushing boundaries to add on to our expanding collection of innovative and inspiring luxury travel experiences for our guests. Enquire with your interests. Pricing varies based on your requirements.
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