Sri Lanka 2020

by kishe

Yoga and Ayurvedic spa break in the heart of Sri Lanka

May 15 – 25 2020

The Location

Jim’s Farm Villas is a little bit of heaven located at the heart of the Sri Lankan Knuckles Mountain Range which is an area rich in bio-diversity, medicinal plants, archaeology, history and folklore. The area is also home to several rare species of animals and several endemic species of lizard, birds and fish. Everything here is green and lush!

Situated in the Sri Lankan Cultural Triangle you are within easy reach of many UNESCO world heritage sites, including the ancient cities of Sigiriya and Polonnaruwa, The Golden Temple of Dambulla, the sacred city of Kandy and The Temple of the Sacred Tooth. Cultural tours to each of these wonders of the world form part of your luxury holiday experience in Sri Lanka

The hotel is set in over 50 acres of land with thousands of coconut and banana palms, mango and papaya trees, and all manner of spices. More than 102 different species of birds have been spotted on the Farm including wild peacocks and
eagles. To help protect and enhance this beautiful environment, water is sourced from their own wells, which are fed from local mountain streams, reducing the need for plastic bottles. Solar panels on the roofs of the Villas provide guests hot water and there is a rainwater harvesting system to feed the lakes.

The Yoga

Join Kishe for two yoga classes each day. The morning will emphasise safe expression of poses through precision, alignment and correct adjustments of the body, building strong foundations to explore the more subtle nuances of the asanas as the week unfolds. Meeting again in the early evening for a more relaxing and restorative class attuning the mind to the body and body to the breath for daily pranayama.

There are two beautiful fully equipped yoga spaces. The covered pavilion with stunning views of the mountains designed to experience the amazing sunrise and sunset during class and an alternative indoor area with a beautiful soft sprung wooden floor.

Your Stay

Between classes there will be time to enjoy the local surroundings. You may like to relax by the pool, enjoy a fabulous Ayurvedic treatment or consultation in the Spa, explore the farm by bicycle or drive the tuk -tuks, play table tennis, volleyball or badminton. Take a trek in the mountains, visit spice traders, markets and local Buddhist temples to receive traditional blessings from the monks.

Your four day trips in the cultural triangle will include:

Sigiriya -the 8th wonder of the world
The Rock Temples at Dambulla – a major site of
Buddhist pilgrimage
Polonnaruwa -13th century ancient city
Minneriya National Park – home to Sri Lanka’s
largest herd of wild elephants.
Matale – to visit some of Sri Lanka’s most amazing
Buddhist and Hindu temples
Kandy – take a memorable visit to the stunning
world-famous Temple of the Tooth.

The Accommodation

Specially designed to showcase the best of Sri Lankan craftsmanship your rooms have cool kumbuk wood flooring and vaulted wooden ceiling, furnished with generous & comfortable bed, cool cotton sheets, ensuite bathroom and traditional terrace with rattan furnishings.

The Villas in which you stay are surrounded by palm trees and landscaped gardens full of fragrant spices & herbs. They offer wonderful views of the countryside and mountains surrounding this organic spice farm.

The Food

You start the day with delicious home-made juices, fresh fruits and local teas with a brunch, served after morning class, of locally made breads and jams, traditional Sri Lankan egg hoppers or omelettes using the farm’s eggs, with a choice to add more traditional western fare for a full breakfast. As the sun sets over the mountains and the cool breezes fan across Jim’s Farm, you will enjoy pre-dinner drinks as the chefs create your four course evening meal from their range of international and local dishes using the farm’s fresh produce. Coffee, local tea and water available throughout the day.

The Costs

Single Room; £1,250
Shared room twin/double; £950

The price includes airport transfers for the designated flight to Colombo, your luxury accommodation, two yoga classes each day, a two hour Ayurvedic spa treatment of choice and four day trips to the world heritage sites in the Cultural Triangle. Meals are also included – breakfast, drinks and dinner every day. Deposit £100 to secure booking.

Travel Arrangements

Flights are not included in the price. Transfers to & from Jim’s Farm Villasare included when booking the recommended flight.

Our recommended Flight is Sri Lankan Airlines flight UL 504 Friday May 15th departing London Heathrow at 20.30 pm and arriving next day at Colombo International at 12.45 pm.

The recommended return flight is UL 503 departing Colombo on Mon 25th May at 13.05 arriving Heathrow, same day at 19.00pm. You will also need a Tourist Visa which can be booked online at www.eta.gov.lk

How to book

To book, simply contact the venue directly.
Go to www.jimsfarmvillas.com or email bookings@jimsfarmvillas.com and you will receive a response within a few hours.

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