Golf Voyage

Tour Itinerary

Day 01

Katunayake Airport

Arrive at the Colombo airport & meet your English speaking chauffeur guide at the airport lobby. Thereafter, proceed to Katunayake and check-in to the hotel. (Approx. 15 min. drive time)

Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight stay at a hotel in Katunayake.

Day 02

Dambulla Cave Temple

After breakfast proceed to Dambulla. (Approx. 3 & ½ hrs. drive time) Visit Dambulla cave temples a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The origin of the Dambulla Rock Temple dates back to King Walagamba in the 1st century B.C. It is a World Heritage Site – a complex of five caves with over 2000 sq. metres of painted walls and ceilings. They contain over 150 statues of the Buddha of which the largest is the reclining figure of the Buddha carved out of rock and spanning 14 metres. A most interesting place to visit, involving a short climb along a path lined by monkeys who prance about hoping for handouts.

Thereafter proceed to Sigiriya and check-in to the hotel.
Evening at leisure.

Overnight stay at a hotel in Sigiriya.

Day 03

Sigiriya/Sigiriya Rock/Minneriya/Sigiriya
Sigiriya Paintings

After an early breakfast proceed to explore the magnificent Sigiriya rock and its ancient remaining.
(Approx. 15 min. drive time)

Another world heritage site. King Kashyapa (477-495 AD) built this impregnable fortress on a solitary rock rising about 200 metres from the scrub jungle. The rock was the innermost stronghold of a 70 hectare fortified town. A moat, rampart, and extensive gardens including the renowned water gardens ring the base of the rock. Remains of Kashyapa’s palace atop the rock covers an area of about 3 acres. The name Sigiriya means the Lion’s Rock, so called perhaps because the steep climb to the top begins between two huge lion’s paws carved from the rock. Midway through the ascent you would see the world-renowned frescoes of the ”Heavenly Maidens” of Sigiriya, which are on a sheltered face of the rock approached by a spiral stairway. These magnificent frescoes were painted 1,500 years ago on plaster using earth pigments.

Return after your exploration and relax at the hotel in Sigiriya.
In the late afternoon proceed to Minneriya for an exciting game drive at Minneriya National Park. (Approx. 30 min.) The Minneriya area has been developed with a large lake for agriculture and produces a huge portion of the country’s rice. The National Park located there, the extent of which is about 8,889 hectares, is home to a vast array of wildlife: About 160 species of birds, 9 amphibians, 25 reptile species, 26 fish species and more than 78 butterfly species have been found in this area. Wild elephants are more easily seen at Minneriya than at other nature reserves.

On completion travel back to Sigiriya.
Overnight stay at a hotel in Sigiriya.

Day 04

Spice garden in Sri Lanka

After breakfast proceed to Kandy via Matale. (Approx. 2 and ½ hrs. drive) An agricultural zone in the Central Province, Matale seldom drops off the maps due to its remarkable contribution through flagship crops of the island extending from tea, rubber & vegetables to spices. Spearheading the Rebellion back in 1848, Matale today takes immense pride in its story woven around spices. Stop by the side of a spice garden – into which you will be most welcome – and observe the therapeutic values of spices & processes over a refreshing cup of herbal tea! Or spend some time idling on the hardened streets if you mean a real town adventure filled with voices and colors.

Thereafter proceed to Kandy. Enjoy a city tour including a visit to the sacred temple and a cultural show.
The Sri Lankans refer to Kandy as “Maha Nuwara” – the great city. In the times of the kings it was known as “Senkadagala”. It was the last capital of the Sinhala kings and fell to the British conquerors in 1815. Nestling in the central hills, about 112 kms from Colombo, Kandy is a must-see place for all visitors. With a beautiful lake in its midst on the banks of which is the World Heritage site of the Temple of the Tooth, Kandy is a bustling city. The Temple enshrines a tooth, the holiest relic of the Buddha in Sri Lanka, which according to legend was brought in 312 AD by a royal couple from India.

On completion proceed to the hotel for the overnight stay.
Overnight stay at a hotel in Kandy.

Day 05

Play golf in Sri Lanka

After breakfast proceed to Victoria Golf Club for a round of Golf.

18 hole golf session included in the package. Clients can pay for additional rounds directly.

Hidden away from the whirlwind of city life, Victoria golf and country resort is the perfect destination to unwind, kick back and enjoy a game of golf. Ranked among the “100 most beautiful golf courses in the world”, Victoria is home to a world class golf course.

The award winning Donald Steel designed masterpiece sprawled amongst the hills and bordering the Victoria reservoir offers the most picturesque scenery and breath taking views of nature. The 73 Par, 6933-yard championship 18-hole golf course is maintained to international U.S.P.G.A standards. Majestically crafted with magnificent fairways lined with trees, flowering shrubs and light rough add to the beauty of the course, whilst making it a challenging spectacle.

On completion return to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight stay at a hotel in Kandy.

Day 06

Kandy/Nuwara Eliya
Gregory Lake Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast proceed to Kandy Railway Station to catch the train to Nuwara Eliya. (Approx. 4 hrs. journey)

Hop into a rattling train smoking and hissing its way through green valleys of the hill country pierced by endless waterfalls & dotted by tea pluckers draped in bright-colored saris.

Pick-up from Nanu-Oya Railway station and proceed to the hotel in Nuwara Eliya.
In the evening visit Nuwara Eliya.

Beginning from the tallest mountain in Sri Lanka, Pidurutalagala (about 2,600 metres) the landscape of the hill country around Nuwara Eliya spreads through hills and valleys and ravines. It is the most popular hill resort in the Island because of its salubrious climate. Ever since a British Governor built a holiday home here in 1828, the place took on the appearance of a quaint old English village with houses in the same style built by British tea-planters. Place names such as Victoria Park, Lake Gregory, Baker’s Falls, St. Clare’s Falls, etc. all evoke the British legacy. The Grand Hotel and the Golf Club with its 18-hole course, one of the finest in Asia, draw the visitor with their old world charm. The road to Nuwara Eliya runs through manicured tea gardens and majestic hills with cascading waterfalls, and is a most scenic drive. This is the heart of the famed tea plantations which produce the finest teas in the world.

Return to the hotel after the excursion.
Overnight stay at a hotel in Nuwara Eliya.

Day 07

Nuwara Eliya
Play golf in Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast proceed to Nuwara Eliya Golf Club for a round of Golf.

18 hole golf session included in the package. Clients can pay for additional rounds directly.

The Nuwara Eliya Golf Club, founded in 1889, is one of the oldest golf clubs in Asia and probably the world. It is an institution, rich in tradition, history and carries an ambience unparalleled in this country. Founded, primarily for their rest and recreation, by the British planters who opened up the land for tea in the Nuwara Eliya district, to this day it caters to some of the customs and traditions of the country’s colonial past. This quaint admixture of old world charm and modern trappings invests it with a special aura, and is the essence of its attractiveness.

The 18-hole course, 6399 yards long, is a testing par 71 and is made up of long, narrow fairways, bordered by rows of towering eucalyptus trees and elegant cypresses, held together by dense acacia shrubbery. Good positional play is must for a positive outcome and the course terrain, with its succession of undulating dales and hills, and the many water hazards, confronts the serious golfer with a series of stimulating challenges. Yet, despite its natural difficulties, it also caters to both the casual golfer and the enthusiastic amateur.

On completion return to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight stay at a hotel in Nuwara Eliya.

Day 08

Nuwara Eliya/Ella/Yala/Hambantota
Yala national park

After an early breakfast start your journey towards South of Sri Lanka.

On the way to Yala stop in Ella to admire the beauty of this little village. (Approx. 2 hrs. drive time)

Ella is a little village paradise in the central highlands of Sri Lanka. This sleepy mountain village, with a view, is the perfect base for a break while on a long journey, whilst also offering lots of fantastic walks through tea plantations to temples and waterfalls for longer stays. Ella with its perfect climate soothes your mind and makes your day to day anxieties feel a world away.

Continue to Yala. (Approx. 2 & ½ hrs. drive time) Originally a hunting ground for the British Colonialists, the vast sprawling area of about 130,000 hectares was declared a Game Preserve. It is undoubtedly the most popular wildlife sanctuary in Sri Lanka. Herds of deer and elephants abound, sightings of bear and leopard are often reported. The sambar and wild boar are common sightings, together with varieties of birds, especially the peacock.

On completion proceed to Hambantota. (Approx. 1 & ½ hrs. drive time) Shangri-La’s Hambantota Resort & Spa overlooks the stunning southern coast of the resplendent island of Sri Lanka. The resort is tucked away in a city steeped in rich history, once known as the Spice Route, and today, Hambantota. With emerald green fairways hugging the pristine land, Shangri-La’s Hambantota Resort & Spa will exhilarate even the most seasoned golf enthusiast with its 18-hole golf course.

Overnight stay at a hotel in Hambantota.

Day 09

Shangri-La Golf & Country Club

After breakfast play a round of Golf at Shangri-La Golf & Country Club.

18 hole golf session included in the package. Clients can pay for additional rounds directly.

Play at the first and only resort golf course in Sri Lanka, for a memorable golfing experience with spectacular views of the Indian Ocean. Designed by world-renowned golf architect, Rodney Wright, the 18-hole golf course spreads across a vast coconut palm plantation, a sapphire quarry, lakes and sand dunes, offering distinctive challenges for both beginners and seasoned players.

Overnight stay at a hotel in Hambantota.

Day 10

Galle Sri Lanka

After breakfast proceed to Colombo via Galle. (Approx. 2 & ½ hrs. drive time)

The old port of Galle has a long history. Since the times of the Arab traders, it was an important stop on the silk route where they exchanged silks for spices and gems. Other maritime nations followed; the Portuguese, the Dutch, and the British. The Fort built by the Dutch lasts to this day, once again another UNESCO World Heritage site. Galle is a quaint town and a leisurely stroll through the ramparts of the fortress transports one back to another era. The Fort contains a veritable treasure trove of places to visit: The newly-renovated International Cricket Stadium, the Dutch Museum, the Maritime Museum, the Dutch Groote Kerk (Great Church), old mansions with intricate lattice work unique to Dutch architecture, a lighthouse 18 metres tall, and the oldest inn in Sri Lanka, the New Oriental Hotel which is a great place to stay. Galle is also a hunting ground for antique hunters and some interesting curios can be purchased here. The cosmopolitan nature of the city attracts many tourists also because it is close to the popular beaches of Hikkaduwa, Unawatuna, and Koggala.

Continue to Colombo. In the late afternoon enjoy a city tour of the Commercial capital of Sri Lanka.
Colombo was never the capital of Sri Lanka under the Sinhala kings. With the advent of the maritime Western colonialists such as the Portuguese, the Dutch and the British the importance of its port grew. The British made it the capital in 1865. The city has changed rapidly as all cities do and skyscrapers now dot its skyline. Thankfully some beautiful vestiges of the colonial era still remain, e.g. Buildings erected by the Dutch and British and a 100-year old clock tower. The Pettah throbs with a myriad shops where one can look for bargains. Historic temples and churches, the Town Hall and the adjacent park, the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall and the Nelum Pokuna Hall for the Performing Arts are must-see places of interest. Colombo has everything for everyone, including an excellent 18-hole Golf Course.

Overnight stay at a hotel in Colombo.

Day 11

Play Golf in Sri Lanka

After breakfast proceed to Royal Colombo Golf Club to play a round of Golf.

18 hole golf session included in the package. Clients can pay for additional rounds directly.

The Royal Colombo Golf Club is the oldest golf club in Sri Lanka, established in 1880. The Royal Colombo Golf Club is thought to be the second oldest golf club outside Britain after India’s Royal Calcutta Golf Club. It gained the ‘Royal’ status in 1928 and is the second oldest golf club to gain the ‘royal’ status outside of Britain. Spanning across acres of greenery, the coveted club demands high discipline from the player. There are 18 holes, 6,560 Yards Black Tees, 6,303 Yards White Tees, 5,186 Yards Ladies’ Tee.

Overnight stay at a hotel in Colombo.

Day 12

Depart from Sri Lanka airport

Leave hotel at the standard check-out time and proceed to Colombo International airport to catch the flight.

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