Discover Sri Lanka through the lens of its most famous architect, Geoffrey Bawa, and the rich heritage that inspired him. Immerse yourself in Bawa’s work by staying in properties he designed,
taking in both the traditional Sri Lankan and Dutch Colonial architecture that culminated in Bawa’s signature ‘tropical modernism’ style. You’ll also have plenty of time to explore Sri Lanka’s other cultural highlights.
Stay at the Kandalama Hotel, one of the best examples of Bawa’s skill in adapting the design to suit the environment. A one-off property in an enchanting location
Stay at both Club Villa and The Last House, two gorgeous beachside boutique hotels designed by Bawa as villas on the beautiful south coast
Visit Lunuganga, Bawa’s home, and lifelong project, and the garden that inspired his career
Along the way, there will be many stops for little-visited buildings and architectural gems around the country.
|TOUR LENGTH||15 Nights 16 Days|
|ARRIVAL LOCATION||Bandaranayake International Airport, Sri lanka.|
|WHEN TO GO||Any time of the year.|
|TRANSFER MODE||Private Car (Air Conditioned) / Private Van or Mini Couch (Air Conditioned)|
|HOW TO BOOK||Get in touch with our team at Walk Lanka holidays via phone or email, mention your dates of travel, number of passengers traveling, and other preferences. Accordingly, we will prepare a suitable itinerary for a luxury family holiday in Sri Lanka.|
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Day 01 Arrival Negambo
Upon arrival in Sri Lanka, your chauffeur guide will meet you for the short transfer to Jetwing Lagoon. the house was one of Bawa’s original hotel projects and is conveniently close to the airport for a first-night stop. Availability permitting you’ll stay in The Bawa Room.
Day 02 -05 Culture Heritage
This morning your chauffeur guide will whisk you off to the Cultural Triangle where you’ll spend three days exploring the sights while based at Bawa’s terrific Kandalama hotel.
During your time in the Cultural Triangle, you’ll experience the spectacular Sigiriya rock fortress, with an early start to avoid the crowds. Explore the Pidurangala Rock Temple, its ancient Sanskrit carvings, and hike to the summit of the temple for stunning views of Sigiriya.
Day 06 & 07 Srilanka's second city
Transfer to Kandy, and spend two days in and around Sri Lanka’s second city. Explore the sacred Temple of the Tooth and consider some of the city’s beautiful but less visited temples too. Kandy is surrounded by lush countryside and makes an excellent base for some outdoor adventures should you wish. Accommodation here will be at The Kandy House, a stunning converted aristocratic house.
Day 08 & 09 Colombo Residence
Time to explore the capital is excellent and there is no better way to do so than with a Colombo City Walk. The engaging local guide will bring the heart of the city to life, and you’ll feel the influences that have shaped Colombo over the years. While in the capital city, there is a chance to visit No 11, Geoffrey Bawa’s Colombo Residence. Finish the day with dinner at Paradise Road Café, not just a great spot for a meal but also Bawa’s old office.
Day 10 & 11 Visit Bawa’s home
Journey with your guide along the coast to Bentota, where you’ll check in to the Bawa-designed Club Villa for a two-night stay. During your time here, you’ll get to explore Lunaganga, Bawa’s home, and the place that inspired him to study architecture. There is also a chance to visit his brother’s home with its beautifully landscaped gardens.
Day 12 -15 Last Four Nights
En route from Club Villa to The Last House, you’ll stop for a spot of lunch at The Lighthouse Hotel, one of Bawa’s final projects. Of course, his last house was The Last House, where you’ll spend your last four nights in Sri Lanka. Your time here is free to relax, enjoy the beautiful coastal setting, and reflect on your holiday and adventure.
Day 16 Back to home
According to your flight time, You’ll be transferred to the airport for your return flight back to your sweet home.