Yoga & Meditation Retreat in Sri Lanka - Enjoy yoga in Sri Lanka

Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Sri Lanka

Negombo, Kandy & Galle, Sri Lanka   (Holiday ref: AH130108)
8 nights / 9 days or more, from £1,300 for two people

Rediscover your inner self on this fantastic yoga and meditation retreat in Sri Lanka. Enjoy Ayurvedic, eco-friendly & luxurious accommodations in this stunning country.

Coming on this Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Sri Lanka is one of the best ways to reconnect with the nature, the environment, and yourself. Sri Lanka offers the best environment to practice yoga and meditation, and to heal and cleanse your body with Ayurveda medicine and the perfect itinerary on this holiday will take you on a journey that promises to harmonize your mind, body and soul.

Sri Lanka has been practising Yoga, Meditation and Ayurveda for many thousands of years. Even in these modern times, most of the Ayurvedic practices still carefully follow ancient remedies, and the education of ayurveda in Sri Lanka is taken seriously with establishments of professional Ayurveda Institutes.

This Yoga & Meditation Retreat is one of our specialist areas and we have invested more time on our itinerary than anyone else in the business. The meditation and yoga retreats that we offer come complete with quality facilities and highly experienced staff.

Itinerary

See the itinerary tab above for further details

Upon arrival you will be taken to one of the best Ayurvedic hotels in Sri Lanka. Once you have received complete relaxation to your body after your long travel to Sri Lanka, we will then transfer you to the picturesque hill country of Kandy. In an eco-friendly resort there you will begin your inner journey, clearing your mind through meditation and yoga.

Sri Lanka has many luxuries and we want to ensure that you have the chance to indulge yourself a little therefore the next place we attend is a dedicated ayurvedic and yoga resort at the edge of the West Coast. You have the opportunity to practice yoga and meditation whilst overlooking the beautiful tropical sea.

If you wish to extend your yoga and meditation retreat we can arrange for you a stay at ‘Ulpotha’, an exclusive yoga retreat that enjoys the serenity to its utmost. This magical place is located in the centre of Sri Lanka and it is complete ‘detachment’ to the busy world that we live in and there you will enjoy and experience an authentic Sri Lankan agricultural life style. Stays here are for a week or longer, and are only available at certain times of the year.

Most guests that come on these Yoga and Meditation Retreats extend their stay in certain locations, and you may also add different activities if you prefer. If you wish to make a modification to the shown itinerary (see itinerary tab), simply use the enquire now button above to ask us any question.

On this Yoga and Meditation Retreat we promise to give you a relaxing and rejuvenating holiday in Sri Lanka that will harmonise your mind, body and soul.

Dates and Prices

Yoga & Meditation Retreat in Sri Lanka Dates

These fantastic 9 day Yoga & Meditation Retreats in Sri Lanka run all year around.

Yoga & Meditation Retreat in Sri Lanka Prices

Prices begin at £1,300 – This includes transport in Sri Lanka and accommodation for two on a full board basis (8 nights / 9 days).

Accommodation is in an Ayurvedic Hotel, an Eco-friendly Resort, and an Ayurveda Resort. All are a perfect blend of comfort and peacefulness.

Single supplements may apply. For further details and prices please use the enquire now button above to request more information.

Price includes: Air conditioned comfortable car transfers (in new model vehicles) and friendly English speaking professional chauffeur guides.

Price does not include: Flights to Bandaranaika International Airport, Sri Lanka.

Location

Stunning Sri Lanka!

Sri Lanka is a country island of approximately 20 million people in the Indian Ocean. It was known as Ceylon until 1972, and Sri Lanka has maritime borders with India to the northwest and the Maldives to the southwest.

Sri Lanka has a well documented history that spans over 3000 years, and its location and deep harbours made it of strategic importance from the time of the ancient Silk Road through to World War II. It is a diverse country that is home to many religions, ethnicities and languages. Sri Lanka has a rich Buddhist heritage, and the first known Buddhist writings were composed on the island. Even today almost 99% of Sri Lakans claim that religion is an important part of their daily lives.

Geography

The island consists mostly of flat-to-rolling coastal plains, with mountains rising only in the south-central part. The climate is tropical and warm, and average yearly temperature ranges from 28 °C to 31 °C during the day and night temperatures may vary by 14 °C to 18 °C.

There are 103 rivers in Sri Lanka, and these waterways give rise to 51 natural waterfalls of 10 meters or more. Sri Lanka’s stunning coastline is 1,585 km long and the coastline and adjacent waters support marine ecosystems such as fringing coral reefs and estuarine seagrasses. Sri Lanka also contains 45 estuaries and 40 lagoons too. The island is rich with minerals and the existence of Petroleum in the Gulf of Mannar has also been confirmed and extraction attempts are underway.

Flora and fauna

Although the country is relatively small in size, it has the highest biodiversity density in Asia. Sri Lanka has declared 24 wildlife reserves, which are home to a wide range of native species such as Asian elephants, leopards, sloth bears, the unique small loris, a variety of deer, the purple-faced langur, the endangered wild boar, porcupines and anteaters.

Flowering acacias grow in abundance on the dry Jaffna Peninsula. Among the trees of the dry-land forests are valuable species such as satinwood, ebony, ironwood, mahogany and teak. The wet zone is a tropical evergreen forest with tall trees, broad foliage, and a dense undergrowth of vines and creepers. Subtropical evergreen forests resembling those of temperate climates flourish in the higher altitudes.

The Yala National Park in the southeast protects herds of elephant, deer, and peacocks whilst The Wilpattu National Park in the northwest preserves the habitats of many water birds, such as storks, pelicans, ibis, and spoonbills. The Minneriya National park is an important source of water for numerous elephants inhabiting the surrounding forests. The Park also encompasses a range of micro-habitats which, include classic dry zone tropical monsoonal evergreen forest, thick stands of giant bamboo, hilly pastures and grasslands.

Sri Lanka is also home to over 250 types of resident birds and it has declared several bird sanctuaries.

Please see the itinerary tab above to learn more about all the places you will visit on your Yoga & Meditation Retreat in Sri Lanka.

Accommodation

Accommodation on this Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Sri Lanka is in an Ayurvedic Hotel, an Eco-friendly Resort, and an Ayurveda Resort. All are a perfect blend of comfort and peacefulness.

All the accommodations have been handpicked to ensure that they all possess high quality levels of service and comfort.

Other Information

Arrival

You will arrive at Bandaranaika International Airport in the suburbs of Colombo. Central Colombo is about 1 hours drive but the upcoming express highway will take you there in less than 20 minutes. The Airport is also located perfect for tourists transferring to Negombo where it is less than 30 minutes drive away.

Electricity & Adapters

Electricity – 220 Volts/50 Hz Ac. Sri Lanka has various sockets thus it is advisable to have full range of travel adaptors. Adaptors are widely available in many hotels and shops too.

Laundry

Most hotels have quality laundry services with one day delivery and prices will vary at each hotel. You can also find laundry establishments outside of hotels but the quality may vary.

Money & Security

Although Sri Lanka is known as one of the safest tourist destinations in the world, it is advisable to keep your belongings safe at all times. US Dollars, Sterling and Euros are widely accepted but the rates may vary at different cities.

Tipping

It is custom to tip taxi drivers, guides and hotel staff (room service and restaurant/bar ) if the service you receive is satisfactory. 10% is the usual for tour guides, restaurant staff and 100 rupees on average for housekeeping. These tips are completely at your discretion.

Responsible and Eco friendly travel

This is a request more than a fact or advice. Sri Lanka is a very beautiful and natural place. Because of this we request that all tourists be responsible when using facilities.

Water is one of the most essential resources in Sri Lanka as it is used widely for farming and producing electricity. As a part of our water conservation request you could consider the following while you are enjoying your holiday.

  • Consider quick baths.
  • Refrain leaving the tap open while brushing teeth or shaving
  • Refrain throwing away drinking water

Use your waste considering the environment and we recommend using re-usable bags for shopping. Electricity, since it is produced by water, is also important not to waste. Please do not leave on lights or TV/radio while you are out and keep the Air Conditioning running only while you are in the room.

Wildlife conservation is a priority, especially the most endangered species. Please consider this when you go shopping and refrain from buying anything made out of an endangered species. Please also consider the sustainability and refrain from buying anything that is seemingly made in an unsustainable manner.

We advise that you strongly refrain from purchasing ancient artifacts. If you have any doubts please consult your guide.

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