The best of the Southwest
From € 55,- p.p.


The tsunami photo museum gives a clear picture of the horror that happened on this island in 2004. After that we discover the magic behind the devil masks in the museum. We take a close look at the largest reclining Buddha of 50 meters length in a Temple a bit inland. Then we visit a batik factory to see how this traditional piece of handicraft is made. We enjoy a beautiful peaceful boat ride through the lagoon and mangroves where we visit the cinnamon island, the temple island and we get a foot spa; little fish nibbling of the dead skin of your feet. During this boat trip we spot the most beautiful birds and probably we will see monkeys and lizards around. At the end of the day we visit the sea turtles in the turtle hatchery. If we are lucky we might even release baby turtles into the sea!

Architecture and nature
From € 59,- p.p.


The beautiful gardens and buildings of the Richmond castle breathe grandeur and romance. We stop at the Tsunami Memorial and we visit the mansion of the famous Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa. The house and surrounding gardens were his experimental laboratory and the beginning of the tropical modernism. His brother also has a landscaped garden which is less known but no less beautiful; Bevis Bawa. This one features stone sculptures and a moon gate. We enjoy a beautiful peaceful boat ride through the lagoon and mangroves where we visit the cinnamon island, the temple island and we get a foot spa; little fish nibbling of the dead skin of your feet. During this boat trip we spot the most beautiful birds and probably we will see monkeys and lizards around. At the end of the day we visit the sea turtles in the turtle hatchery. If we are lucky we might even release baby turtles into the sea!

The unspoilt West
From € 75,- p.p.


Early in the morning we go on a jeep safari in the Wilpattu National Park. The park is well known for its many lakes. Here many animals live such as leopards, elephants, bears and buffalo. Besides the swamp crocodiles you will also find the Bengal monitor, cobras and pythons. We have lunch in a fishing village and take a look at the salt plants. Then we travel to Kalpitiya. In this colonial town, we see the beautiful historic buildings and a boat trip through the lagoon.