MIND BODY AND SOUL

Destinations :

Colombo / Sigiriya / Kandalama / Dambulla / Kandy / Meditation And Yoga At The Nilambe Meditation Centre / Elephant Orphanage In Pinnawala / Ayurveda or Meditation & Yoga At The Lanka Princess Beach Hotel

Duration :
nights 18 days 19
Tour map
Day 01

Destination : Colombo.                                                                         Drive : Approximately 1 Hour (35 km)

On arrival in Sri Lanka you will be met and assisted by our Airport Representative, who will direct you to your very own chauffeur who will transfer you to Colombo, the commercial capital of the country.

Once you check in at your hotel relax and recover from any jet lag. If you have spare time your chauffeur will introduce you to the sights and sounds of Colombo.

Overnight Stay : Hotel in Colombo.

DAY 02

Destination : Sigiriya.                                                                Drive : Approximately 4 ½ Hours (174 km)

After breakfast leave for Sigiriya. Begin the morning by climbing the rock fortress of Sigiriya - a 5th Century 'Fortress in the Sky'.

Overnight Stay: Heritance Kandalama Hotel.                               Drive : Approximately 40mins (24 km)

DAY 03

Destination : Kandalama.                                                                      Drive : N/A

After breakfast, enjoy a ready-made divine signature spa treatment called "Sensory Spa Journey" at the "Sixth Sense" Spa at the Hotel. This treatment is done by two therapists performing a unique facial and body massage at the same time! You will experience a luxurious footbath, a non-traditional Aromatherapy massage using long strokes, a cleansing facial ritual and a stress relieving scalp massage. This will encourage your mind to release the stresses of daily hectic life. The treatment lasts for 90 minutes.

Spend the rest of your day relaxing leisurely.

Overnight Stay : Heritance Kandalama Hotel.

DAY 04

Destination : Dambulla.                                                        Drive : Approximately 20mins (9km)

After breakfast head for Dambulla and explore the famous Golden Rock cave temple which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Begin a sacred pilgrimage site for 22 centuries, this cave monastery, a vast isolated rock mass with its five caverns is the largest best preserved cave-temple complex in Sri Lanka.

Destination : Kandy.                                        Drive : Approximately 2 ½ Hours(72km)

Continue on to Kandy, the bustling hill country capital, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the famous pink painted Temple of the Tooth, which houses the most sacred religious relic - the tooth of the Lord Buddha. The Kandy Lake built in 1807 is also a much inspired centrepiece of Kandy town.

Afterward you may check in at your meditation centre and rest. You will start your meditation and spiritual teachings early the next day.

Overnight Stay : Nilambe Meditation Centre.                                       Drive : Approximately 15mins (9km)

DAY 05 and Day 06

Destination : Kandy.                                                      Drive : N/A

Rise early and start your day with spiritual teachings and meditation.

Lessons on Meditation

The layman-teacher at the Meditation Centre stresses on the aspects of the Buddhist tradition with an emphasis on Metta (loving-kindness) and on the mindfulness in daily life. The centre is amidst beautiful surroundings above a tea plantation. Meditators are expected to adhere to the outline schedule:

04.45 Wake up

05.00 Group Meditation

06.00 Tea

06.30 Hatha Yoga

07.30 Breakfast

08.30 Working Meditation

09.30 Group Meditation

11.00 Individual and Outdoor Meditation

12.00 Lunch 12.30 Rest/Reading (Library open 12.30pm-1.30pm)

14.30 Group Meditation 16.00 Tea/Developing Right Speech

16.30 Hatha Yoga

17.30 Watching the sunset/Individual Meditation

18.30 Chanting and Group Meditation

19.30 Snack

20.00 Discussion or Talk (not every day)

21.00 Take Rest

Overnight Stay : Nilambe Meditation Centre.

DAY 07

Destination : Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.                                           Drive : Approximately 1 ½ Hours (50km)

After breakfast leave for Pinnawala to visit the Elephant orphanage. This orphanage was set up by the government to take care of baby elephants lost or abandoned in the wild.

On completion, proceed to Aluthgama.

Overnight Stay : Lanka Princess Hotel in Aluthgama.                                Drive : Approximately 5 Hours (132 km)

DAY 08

Destination : Aluthgama.                                                   Drive : N/A

The Hotel is renowned for personalized Ayurvedic treatments, meditation, yoga and leisure facilities focused on the rejuvenation of the body and mind to cater to the modern traveller seeking relaxation.

Meditation : Twice a week meditation takes place on the small temple island in front of the hotel. This island is an oasis of tranquility and help guests to experience calm clarity on the shores of the Indian Ocean, surrounded by tropical nature.

Yoga : Daily group yoga sessions are conducted by experienced tutors. Regular yoga classes will refine the core muscles, which are vitally important for good posture and strong bones resulting in a slim, defined body. Several studies have shown that yoga helps to reduce the stress hormone cortisol, lower cholesterol and regulate blood sugar levels. Breast cancer patients can benefit enormously from this meditative practice and will feel psychologically and physically comfortable with yoga. Improve your beauty from within by eliminating toxins and giving a healthy glow to your skin.

Yoga has proven effective for sleep disorders, depression, restlessness and stress relief, and is recognized by most health insurance providers as a preventive measure against illness. Improve coordination and endurance as you embark on what could be a life-changing experience.

Ayurveda Treatments : On arrival at the Ayurveda Health Center, guests are introduced to this ancient healing concept with information about the courses of treatments available and the type of Ayurvedic diet, which may be prescribed. Once the initial medical consultation has been completed, the team of experienced Ayurveda doctors will be at your disposal any time should you wish to discuss your course of treatment or ask any questions pertaining to your state of health. In the final medical consultation, guests will be provided with written recommendations on diet and nutrition enabling them to maintain the positive results of their treatments over a long period of time. This will prove beneficial to clients suffering from skin conditions such as Acne, Dermatitis or Psoriasis. Recommended «Intensive Cure» program lasts for 12 days and based on initial medical consultation, weekly consultations, medical end consultation, meditation, yoga, beach walks, daily Ayurvedic remedies and advice on diets, expands for approximately 60 treatments:

  • Head Massages
  • Facial Massages
  • Body Synchronous massages
  • Oil Head Treatments
  • Oil Herbal Rive Massages
  • Intensive Massages
  • Purgation
  • Enemas if necessary
  • Cleansing of nose and sinuses
  • Herbal steam baths
  • Herbal baths
  • Flower Bath

The «Intensive Cure» covers all traditional proven treatments on the basis of the Panchakarma. First of all you will be examined by the staff doctor. He will prescribe the treatments and explain the schedule to you. Supported by the Ayurveda diet and remedies your body will be decontaminated and vitalized. This cure improves your health and strength, stimulates your antibodies and self-healing power and preserves the functions of the body and mind up to old age.

Meals – three times a day plus non-alcoholic beverages.

Overnight Stay : Lanka Princess Hotel in Aluthgama.

DAY 09 - 18

Destination : Aluthgama – Intensive Cure Program.

Continue to undergo the «Intensive Cure» program at the hotel. The hotel is situated on a lovely sandy beach. In between your daily procedures you can spend your time blissfully at the beach.

Meals – three times a day plus non-alcoholic beverages.

Overnight Stay : Lanka Princess Hotel in Aluthgama.

DAY 19

Destination : Airport.                                               Drive : Approximately 2 ½ Hours (95km)

Now that you are at the end of your journey with us, after breakfast your chauffeur will comfortably take you to the international airport in time for your departure flight.

We hope your adventure with us was enjoyable and wish you a safe and pleasant flight home!