Bawa’s Legacy Architectural                    

11 Days

Bawa's Legacy Architectural                    

  • Star or Standerd Hotel
  • COLOMBO BIA
  • with A/C vehicles
  • 01
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Bawa's Legacy Architectural  

Embark on an immersive journey through the architectural legacy of the renowned Sri Lankan architect, Geoffrey Bawa, whose influence has left an indelible mark on the design landscape of Sri Lanka. This unique tour goes beyond the typical perception of Sri Lanka as a tropical paradise, inviting you to explore the sophisticated and modern side of the country’s architectural history. Geoffrey Bawa, often hailed as the father of tropical modernism, played a pivotal role in shaping Sri Lanka’s aesthetic identity. This tour takes you on a curated exploration of the places that were not only designed by Bawa but also served as a source of inspiration for his groundbreaking work. You will delve into the essence of his sustainable architectural practices, a visionary approach that anticipated the current trend of eco-friendly design long before it gained popularity. Your itinerary unfolds like a narrative, visiting the very spaces where Bawa lived, conceptualized, and created. Immerse yourself in the atmosphere that fueled his creative genius, gaining insights into the thought processes behind some of his most iconic designs. From private residences to public spaces, each stop on this journey unveils layers of innovation and a commitment to blending architecture seamlessly with the natural environment.
As you traverse through Sri Lanka, you’ll witness the fusion of traditional elements with modern concepts, as Bawa seamlessly integrated local culture and materials into his designs. The tour not only pays homage to the architectural maestro but also provides a comprehensive understanding of the cultural and historical context that influenced his work. In addition to exploring Bawa’s masterpieces, you’ll have the opportunity to engage with local artisans, architects, and enthusiasts who continue to carry forward his legacy. The journey is not just a visual feast but also an intellectual exploration, offering discussions and insights into the principles that defined Bawa’s approach to architecture.
This captivating experience promises to be more than a tour; it’s an odyssey into the heart of Sri Lanka’s architectural soul, where you’ll discover the enduring impact of Geoffrey Bawa’s vision and the timeless beauty of the spaces he created.

Bawa's Legacy Architectural            

  • •Visit Lunuganga, Bawa’s weekend home and lifelong project and his brother's garden that inspired his career.
  • •Visit Lighthouse Galle another brilliant beach-side hotel designed by Bawa.
  • •Explore two of Sri Lanka's magnificent World Heritage Sites - the Golden Temple of Dambulla
  • •Dutch Fort in Galle - that show the architectural importance of Sri Lanka since as far back as the first century BCE.
  • •Stay at the Kandalama Hotel, one of the best examples of Bawa's skill in adapting design to suit environment.

Bawa's Legacy Architectural  

DAY 01 ARRIVAL TRANSFER/ NEGOMBO.
Arrival in Colombo International Airport and meet with our representative at the arrival lounge Take an overnight flight to Colombo. After your flight, you make the short 45-minute transfer to your first night’s accommodation in Negombo. Here you can relax after your long flight and acclimatize near the pool or in the gardens of your hotel. Please meet your tour leader in the hotel reception for a tour briefing at 7 pm.
Overnight ‘Stay at Negombo

Day 01 Plan for tour itinerary Activities:
1. welcome to Srilanka our Respersentive meet at airport
2. The short 45-minute transfer Negombo Hotel
3. Day time relax at Beach side get ready mind &body Relaxing Enjoy the beach
4. In the evening city tour Evening Plan Next Day activities with tour guide.
5. Relax on hotel Overnights Stay at Hotel
6. Overnight stay at hotel

DAY 02 NEGOMBO TO DAMBULLA
After breakfast transfer directly Dambulla En Route visit Pinnawala elephant Orphanage Leave to Heritance Kandalama. Heritance Kandalama is a beautiful hotel designed by the acclaimed Geoffrey Bawa. The design of the hotel is breathtaking, having been built around its natural, A still forest of dense green, floating whispers of bird song the lake shimmers in the distance, walls of rock cool to touch. Amidst the lush greenery covered by the thick & dense forest Hotel in Dambulla Check into hotel and explore the hotel. a famous creation of Geoffrey Bawa. Sri Lanka is rich with 2000 years’ history with living archaeological witnesses plus colonial remains and modern era architecture provides a wide array of opportunities for architecture educational tours to learn with living witnesses. Geoffrey Bawa architectural educational itinerary also provide a great opportunity to explore the great designs done by world renowned Architect Mr. Geoffrey Bawa including Heritance Kandalama / Hilton Hotel Colombo / Lunuganga estate etc. Overnight’s Stay at Dambulla

Day 02 Plan for tour itinerary Activities:
1. En route visit pinnawala elephant orphanage
2. En route visit Dambulla Cave temple climb the mountain of Dambulla
3. Arrival to the Hotel Kandalama and relax overnight stay at hotel
4. Around the hotel look for Mr. Bawa amazing Architectural design
5. Evening plan Next Day activities with tour guide.
6. Relax on hotel Overnights Stay at Hotel
7. Overnight stay at hotel

DAY 03 DAMBULLA / SIGIRIYA / POLONNARUWA / DAMBULLA
After breakfast visit and climb the 5th Century Rock Fortress in Sigiriya (UNESCO World Heritage Site) considered by some as the 8th wonder of the world for its architectural marvels and the advanced water management system. The ‘Lion Rock’ is a citadel of unusual beauty rising 200 meters from the scrub jungle. The rock was the innermost stronghold of the 70 hectare fortified town. A moat, rampart, and extensive gardens including the renowned water gardens ring the base of the rock Visit the world-renowned frescoes of the ‘Heavenly Maidens’ of Sigiriya, which are in a sheltered pocket of the rock approached by a spiral stairway. These frescoes are painted in earth pigments on plaster.
Thereafter proceed to Polonnaruwa, (UNESCO World Heritage Site) which was the 2nd capital city of Sri Lanka, built in the 11th and 12th centuries AD, and which is a world heritage site. Here you can see the ruins of the Royal Palace, the Gal Viharaya where 4 splendid statues of the Buddha in ‘Upright’, ‘Sedentary’ and ‘Recumbent’ postures carved out of rock, the Audience Hall, the Lotus Bath, king Parakramabahu’s statue, and the Parakrama Samudraya Lake built by King Parakramabahu the great. Overnight’s Stay at Dambulla

Day 03 Plan for tour itinerary Activities:
1. En route visit Lion rock sigriya climb the mountain of Sigiriya.
2. Same Route pidurangala temple.
3. Polonnaruwa Heritage site (Unesco heritage site) parakrama samudraya
4. Arrival to the Hotel and relax overnight stay at hotel
5. Evening plan Next Day activities with tour guide.
6. Relax on hotel Overnights Stay at Hotel
7. Overnight stay at hotel

DAY 04 DAMBULLA TO KANDY
After breakfast transfer to Kandy (UNESCO World Heritage Site) the last Kingdom of Sri Lanka before being colonized by the British. Enroute visit the Matale Heritage Centre, which draws on the rich craft traditions of the area, producing quality batik, embroidery, carpentry and brass work. It occupies a sprawling compound of bungalows, workshops and gardens.
On arrival in Kandy visit the Temple of the Tooth, the ancient King’s Palace building, council chamber and other buildings still preserved in its original form, dating back to the 15th century. Overnight’s Stay at Kandy

Day 04 Plan for tour itinerary Activities:
1. En route visit Matale spice garden.
2. Kandy visit the Temple of the Tooth, the ancient King’s Palace building, council chamber and other buildings still preserved in its original.
3. City tour of Kandy around the Kandy lake culther show at Y.M.B. A
4. Arrival to the Hotel and relax overnight stay at hotel
5. Evening plan Next Day activities with tour guide.
6. Relax on hotel Overnights Stay at Hotel
8. Overnight stay at hotel

DAY 05 KANDY
Kandy the popular charming hill capital of Sri Lanka is surrounded by hills, valleys, rivers, lakes and waterfalls. It is the cultural center of the island and a UNESCO heritage city. The sacred tooth relic of Lord Buddha is enshrined at the Dalada Maligawa, the temple of the tooth. While in Kandy, a visit to the Royal Botanical Gardens is a must where you can see around 4000 species of plants. The arts and crafts center in Kandy, the main Buddhist monasteries Malwatta and Asgiriya Monasteries are places that must be visited. Kandy is a great place for souvenir shopping and to learn about its rich culture and history. In the evening visit Kandy Temple of the tooth relic. Kandy is a large city in central Sri Lanka. It's set on a plateau surrounded by mountains, which are home to tea plantations and biodiverse rainforest. The city's heart is scenic Kandy Lake (Bogambara Lake), which is popular for strolling. Kandy is famed for sacred Buddhist sites, including the Temple of the Tooth (Sri Dalada Maligawa) shrine, celebrated with the grand Esala Perahera annual procession. one of the most sacred places of worship in the Buddhist world. It was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1988. Historically the local Buddhist rulers resisted Portuguese, Dutch, and British colonial expansion and occupation. Kandy This sacred Buddhist site, popularly known as the city of Senkadagalapura, was the last capital of the Sinhala kings whose patronage enabled the Sinahala culture to flourish for more than 2,500 years until the occupation of Sri Lanka by the British in 1815. It is also the site of the Temple of the Tooth Relic (the sacred tooth of the Buddha), which is a famous pilgrimage Site . Sri Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a Buddhist temple in the city of Kandy, Sri Lanka. It is located in the royal palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy, which houses the relic of the tooth of the Buddha. Since ancient times, the relic has played an important role in local politics because it is believed that whoever holds the relic holds the governance of the country. Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings and is a World Heritage Site mainly due to the temple. Overnight stay at Hotel in Kandy

Plan for tour itinerary Activities:
1.Visit Temple of the sacred Tooth Relic & Gem Shop
2.View point of Kandy & City Tour
3.Scenic Kandy Lake (Bogambara Lake),
4.The ancient King’s Palace building, council chamber and other buildings still preserved in its original.
7.Visit to Botanical garden spice plants much more orchid
8.Evening plan Next Day activities with tour guide.
9.Relax on hotel Overnights Stay at Hotel
10.Overnight stay at hotel

DAY 06 : KANDY TO NUWARAELIYA
Today we drive about 80km (approx 3hrs) along winding roads lined by green slopes of tea plantations. There is plenty of interests along the way, including a stop at some waterfalls. You'll reach Nuwara Eliya, heart of the tea growing industry and full of colonial charm. Built entirely during the 19th century, it's quirky architecture reflects what you'd normally expect to find in an English country town, which will make you feel like you've stepped back in time. On the way we will visit Devon and St Clare's waterfalls. This afternoon we make a visit to a tea factory to see the process of making one of our favorite’s drinks in action. You’ll see every step of the tea making process, from bush to cup. Overnight’s Stay at Hotel Nuwaraeliya.

Plan for tour itinerary Activities:
1. En route visit Ramboda water falls
2. En Route Visit Tea Plantations & Tea Factory enjoyed Experience of tea flauckersteyle
3. City tour of NuwaraEliya visit to Victory National Park
4. Arrival to the hotel and relax overnight Stay at hotel
5. Visit Gegarorioes Lake relax
6. Evening plan Next Day activities with tour guide.
7. Relax on hotel Overnights Stay at Hotel
8. Overnight stay at hotel

DAY 07
NUWARELIYA TO TANGALLA
Thereafter visit Fitz Herbert House, which is now known as Claughton House, in Dickwella (approximately 3hour). This too is a great work of Bawa’s. Drive this morning to the colonial city of Galle (approximately 2 hours). En route, drop by another of Bawa’s works – the Ruhunu University Campus and the Matara Office building.
In the afternoon, enjoy some sightseeing in Galle Fort. Its rich heritage is derived from the colonial influences of the Portuguese, Dutch and the British respectively, spanning four centuries. The town’s centerpiece is the Dutch Fort, around which the city is built. The Fort remains a hive of activity and is one of the few World Heritage listed sites in which a bustling population continue. Over Night stay Dickwella Hotel

Plan for tour itinerary Activities:
1.En route visit Mr. bawa Amazing Clanghton house in DicKwalla
2.RuhunuUniversity Campus and the Matara Office building Mr. Bawa
3.En Route Matara Galle Fort. The town’s centerpiece is the Dutch Fort, around which the city is built srilanka.
4.Arrival to the hotel and relax overnight stay at hotel
5.Evening enjoyed beach relax nice view Evening
6.plan Next Day activities with tour guide.
7.Relax on hotel Overnights Stay at Hotel
8.Overnight stay at hotel

DAY 08 GALLE
After breakfast, drive to Galle (approximately 1.30 hours), also visit the boutique hotel, Club Villa, a 19th century Dutch Colonial villa re-designed by Bawa in 1980
For afternoon tea, visit Geoffrey Bawa’s country residence Lunuganga where you will find that nature has been incorporated in the very design of the house. Experience Lunuganga the local residence and lifetime creation of Mr. Bawa. Guided tour will be conducted in the property. Overnight’s Stay at Ahungalla

Plan for tour itinerary Activities:
1.En route visit Mr. Geoffrey Bawa’s country residence Lunuganga
2.En Route Galle Fort. The town’s centerpiece is the Dutch Fort, around which the city is built srilanka.
3.Arrival to the hotel and relax overnight stay at hotel
4.Evening enjoyed beach relax nice view
5.Evening plan Next Day activities with tour guide.
6.Relax on hotel Overnights Stay at Hotel
7.Overnight stay at hotel

DAY 09 BENTOTA.
Visiting Heritance Ahungalla en route, where Bawa created features such as interconnecting expanses of water leading the guest into the hotel. Maduganga River Safari Balpitiya Overnight stay at Bentota beach hotel.
Plan for tour itinerary Activities:
1. En route visit Mr. Geoffrey Bawa’s Heritance ahungalla
2. En Route Balapitiya Maduganga river safari
3. Arrival to the hotel and relax overnight stay at hotel
4. Evening enjoyed beach relax nice view
5. Evening plan Next Day activities with tour guide.
6. Relax on hotel Overnights Stay at Hotel
7. Overnight stay at hotel

DAY 10 -WADDUWA
The morning drive to the commercial capital of Colombo (approximately 3 hours). En route stop at Blue Waters in Wadduwa, designed by Geoffrey Bawa. In the evening visit Number 11, the residence of Geoffrey Bawa. And Parliament building designed by Mr. Bawa OVERNIGHT SATY WADDUWA Blue water

Plan for tour itinerary Activities:

1. En route visit Blue water hotel Mr. Geoffrey bawa Made design
2. En Route Parliament building designed by Mr. Bawa
3. Visit to city tour of Colombo
4. Relax in overnight stay hotel
5. Evening plan Next Day activities with tour guide.
6. Relax on hotel Overnights Stay at Hotel
7. Overnight stay at hotel

DAY 11
COLOMBO / DEPARTURE TRANSFER
After an approximate 5-hour journey based on your flight schedule, it's time to bid farewell to the enchanting landscapes and warm hospitality of Sri Lanka. As you embark on your homeward journey, take a moment to reflect on the cherished memories and experiences you've gathered during your stay. Leave with not just photographs but also with the footprints of your adventures imprinted in the heart of Sri Lanka. Your departure marks the end of a remarkable journey, and as you say goodbye to this beautiful country, may the memories you've made here stay with you forever. Safe travels!
Plan for tour itinerary Activities:
1. After breakfast leave from Hotel to the airport
2. Tour end
3. Leave from srilanka

Bawa's Legacy Architectural                    

Include This Tour

  • • Accommodation for 10 Nights
  • • Air-conditioned vehicle with fuel
  • • English speaking chauffeur guide
  • • Food Half Board Basic Only
  • • All parking and highway charge where applicable All taxes
  • • Bottled water
  • • Airport pickup and drop-off

Not include This Tour

  • •Tickets for various activities, such as: Massage & Spa, tickets to gardens, orphanage, boat rides, Safaris, laundry, trips mini bar, shopping lists etc.,
  • •Any phone calls made locally or internationally. If you prefer calling us it will be free of charge and for others hotel will charge.
  • •Price list for entrance tickets per 1 person (does not include in the tour cost)

Bawa's Legacy Architectural                    

1.WHO WE ARE

Stelaranholidays (Pvt) Ltd is a fully licensed Travel Agency. We are a team of travel trade professionals which count for over 10 years of collective experience in Sri Lanka. As the company name suggests, we aspire to be the most sought after travel agent in sustainable tourism platform Sri lanka known as the peal of the Indian Ocean which is full of amazing places and things and the greatest place to spend your Holiday. Srilanka is the best Holiday destination in Asia. If you visit Srilanka Once, definitely you will think about a second visit. As a travel agent in Sri Lanka we can arrange the best tour solution. Best choice Stelaranholidays

2.WHY BOOK WITH US

a. Savings you are looking best tour your holiday. your -choice
b. 10 years’ Experience in tourism industry.
c. We will give you the priority to arrange your tour as you wish to get it arranged by us.
d. Experience tour consultant’s Service
e. Customized and flexible tour plans and itineraries
f. Specialize for group and Individual travel arrangements.
g. We are Government approved tour Operator in Srilanka

3. Do you have any optional activities?

a.Yes, we have according to tour itinerary.

4. What is your average group size?

a. Couple, Small group 6 pax or 10 big group 20

5. Do you offer a past traveler discount?

Yes, we are giving special discount (regular customer)

6. What is the level of fitness required?

Best health Conditions it is recommended to have a general level of fitness as you will be required to do some walking on the tours.

7. What is the minimum age allowed?

a. Different on tour we are expects 01 to 85 age better

8.Our resgistirion number & vat number?

a. PV: 119492, Vat Tax: 102274385

9.Solo traveller, is there a single supplement?

If you are travelling alone there is a mandatory single supplement as it is not possible to share a room on the tour with another solo traveller.

10.How is the Tour Guides and Naturalist Services?

a. We have exclusive relationships with the best Tour Guides and Naturalists in the industry including the ‘Best National Guide Lecturer’ and ‘Best Chauffeur Guide’ of the Presidential Travel & Tourism Awards. Multi Languages [Hindi, Arabic, English, French]

11.How is the hotel Booking Services?

We provide a complete spectrum of accommodation options to suit all budgets including home stays, back-packer accommodation, 3 – 5 star, boutique/luxury as well as campsites with tented accommodation – service providers

12.What clothes do I need to take?

a. Light cotton or linen clothing. It can be chilly in NuwaraEliya (the hill country) at night, so a sweater is recommended. Shoulders and knees must be covered to enter temples. Socks may also be a good idea for walking round places such as Polonnaruwa – the ground can be extremely hot for bare feet. Cotton t-shirts and shorts. Trousers to visit temples. Sandals. Trainers for walks. Socks. A fleece. Umbrella. Waterproof jacket.

13.Do I require a Visa?

a. You will need to obtain an ETA (Electronic Travel Authorization) prior to your visit to Sri Lanka. You can apply directly for an online ETA by visiting the following website: www.eta.gov.lk.
Do not apply too early as it is only valid for 90 days from the date you apply. The cost of the ETA is $20pp (about £13) if you are a UK citizen. Payment is made by either credit card or e-commerce enabled debit cards. Only Visa, Master and American Express Cards are accepted. When applying, you will need your passport details, flight details and the name and address of your first hotel on your tour Children under the age of 12 are free. Please do take the ETA with you when you travel. As at January 2012, if you find that you can’t apply for one before you travel, you can obtain a Visa on entering Sri Lanka, for $25pp (about £16)
your passport must be valid 6 months beyond your intended date of departure from Sri Lanka. A 60-day extension can be requested (variable fee) at the Dept. of Immigration and Emigration in Colombo. It is your responsibility to have the correct personal documents and obtain your Visa, if necessary. As with all foreign travel, it is wise to take a copy of the details page of your passport which will help the British Consulate in providing a temporary one in case of loss.

14.What vaccinations do I require?

a. Please consult your doctor for up to date information before you travel

15. What opportunities are there for photography?

a. There are so many opportunities for photography whether it is of scenes of everyday life by the roadside, spectacular vistas or of the amazing wildlife. Do please take a memory card of sufficient size as you will find you will take so many photographs. It would also be a good idea to bring some small binoculars to view the wildlife in the National Parks as with all wild animals, you will only be able to view them from a distance

16 . Do I need Insurance?

It is your responsibility to ensure that you have adequate travel insurance for the activities that you are doing on your Tour such as white rafting, elephant rides, game drive etc. All travelers booking with us need to notify us of their insurance arrangements prior to travelling.

17.Are you able to book airport transfers?

We offer comprehensive tour packages that include airport drop-off and pickup, as well as arrival transfers.

18.Where can I change money?

a. Yes, you can only purchase Sri Lankan Rupees in Sri Lanka as it isn’t an International Currency. On arrival at Colombo Airport, it is best to change some money at the Banks just before the Arrival Hall where there are 24hr facilities. Banks in towns are generally open 9am to 1pm or 3pm Mon-Fri. All banks are shut at weekends and public holidays. Changing Traveler’s Cheques can be a time-consuming process in a Bank, however, most Hotels will change these but the rate may not be such a good one. ATMs accepting Visa and MasterCard are widely available in cities and towns. If you wish to use Visa or MasterCard’s in ATMs, (as with all overseas travel) it is best to notify your Bank in the UK that you will be travelling to Sri Lanka, prior to your departure. When changing currency in Sri Lanka it is advisable that you keep a copy of the money exchange certificate with you. Always demand this certificate when you change money as you may be asked for this when you leave. You are not allowed to take Sri Lankan Rupees out of the country

19.What is the time difference?

a. It is GMT + 4.5 hrs. In summer and + 5.5hrs in winter

20.Do you offer any additional optional excursions?

There are many fantastic included activities on the tours however if there any additional optional excursions available to you, they will be stated on your itinerary with your finalized travel documents

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Bawa's Legacy Architectural                    

  • Star or Standerd Hotel
  • COLOMBO BIA
  • with A/C vehicles
  • 01
  • 85

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