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Culinary Serendipity With the Singing Chef – Fixed Departures

$ for 15 days

Day 01: 15th March | Thursday

(min 10 & max 15 guests)

Location: Airport / Negombo

Duration: Approx: 25 mins drive

Accommodation: JETWING LAGOON, NEGOMBO - Half Board Basis | Deluxe room

day-1

Arrival and you will be warmly welcome by Jetwing Representative and then introduced to a friendly English speaking chauer Guide.

(Depending on your arrival Time, separate arrival transfers will be provided. However, if you are coming the previous day, accommodation can be arranged with an additional cost)

Proceed to your hotel in Negombo; a picturesque fishing village located in close proximity to the airport.

Check into your hotel immediately to rest, relax and unwind.

Located between the Indian Ocean and the Negombo lagoon, Jetwing Lagoon oers a blend of rejuvenation and relaxation with a unique restaurant called Georey’s by the Lagoon oering Georey Bawa’s favorites.

Day 02: 16th March | Friday

Location: Negombo

Duration: N/A

Accommodation: JETWING LAGOON, NEGOMBO -  Half Board Basis | Deluxe room

day-2

Aer Breakfast, Spend your morning at leisure enjoying the breathtaking vistas of the idyllic Negombo Lagoon.

Around 10 am, all of you will gather near the Garden area facing the lagoon. Chef Don Sherman will warmly welcome you all and he will brief you on the programme schedule.

Cooking Demonstration at Jetwing Sea with Chef Don.

While the sun sets, enjoy an interactive cooking demonstration with Chef Don at a lovely setting of Jetwing Sea.

Enjoy your delicious sea food Dinner.

Day 03: 17th March | Saturday

Location: Negombo / Sigiriya

Duration: Approx 4 hour drive

Accommodation: JETWING VIL UYANA, SIGIRIYA - Half Board Basis | Paddy Dwelling or Forest Dwelling

day-3

Aer breakfast at your hotel by 8 am, you will be taken to the Cultural Triangle – the ancient heart of Sri Lanka.

Once you are in Sigiriya, check in to your beautiful resort and rest while.

Village Walk (pick up at 3.15 from the hotel)

Aernoon Leave for the peaceful village of Hiriwadunna. Start with a scenic walk along the “bund” of a man made reservoir; enjoy a catamaran ride across the stream line to visit Chena cultivation, followed by a visit to a humble farmer’s vegetable corner.

The village women together with the Chef Sherman will show you how to prepare a traditional snack and you will get the chance to enjoy the snack with a cup of tea. (Duration 2 – 2 ½ hours )

Then drive back to your luxurious abode; an authentic lifestyle hotel that embodies the ultimate eco-friendly luxury and rural simplicity.

Day 04: 18th March | Sunday

Location: Sigiriya - Visit to Sigiriya Rock Fortress

Duration : 40 minutes drive

Accommodation: JETWING VIL UYANA, SIGIRIYA - Half Board Basis | Paddy Dwelling or Forest Dwelling

day-4

Morning enjoy your Breakfast.

Have a relaxed walk in the beautiful paths of the hotel surrounded with paddy fields, Marsh lands and water ponds.

Cooking Demonstration with Chef Don

An authentic cooking demonstration by the Paddy fields/near the pool will be arranged.

Sigiriya Sky palace

In the aernoon at around 3 pm, you will visit one of the island’s most spectacular sights. Be mesmerized by the Engineering genius and the beauty of the famous Cloud Maidens.

Drive back to your Resort.

Day 05: 19th March | Monday

Location: Sigiriya / Matale / Kandy

Duration: Approx 2 ½ hour drive

Accommodation: GALAVILLA BOUTIQUE HOTEL & SPA - Half Board Basis | Deluxe Room

day-5

Today morning, aer breakfast check out form the resort (by 9 am).

Dambulla Cave Temple

Then visit famous Dambulla Cave Temple. Also known as the Golden Temple, the cave ceiling is covered with colorful frescoes and a large number of statues of the Buddha.

You will be heading to the Hill capital; Kandy. Kandy is also well known as the center of Buddhism and the capital of the last Sinhalese kingdom.

Enroute visit the Matale to explore an authentic Spice Garden.

Complete a guide tour of the manufacturing process of various herbs and spices.

Continue your drive to the relaxing hill station of Kandy.

Visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic which was once a resplendent royal palace. The palace now houses one of the most sacred tooth relics of the Buddha and is considered one of the most symbolic icons of the Buddhist heritage of Sri Lanka.

Drive to your resort on hills to rest, relax and unwind.

Today late aernoon, your singing Chef will present a Delightful Entertainment session.

Day 06: 20th March | Tuesday

Location: Kandy

Duration: Approx N/A

Accommodation: GALAVILLA BOUTIQUE HOTEL & SPA - Half Board Basis | Deluxe Room

day-6

After Breakfast relax a little at the hotel.

An authentic cooking demonstration.

Around 11 am, join with the chef for an interesting Cooking Demonstration by the misty mountains.

This is going to be a fun filled session of Kottu Roti which is a mouth-watering dish made from a Sri Lankan roti ,vegetables, egg, meat, and spices.

Enjoy your time in this cozy setting.

This aernoon (around 3 pm), visit the Royal Botanical Gardens at Peradeniya where we will enjoy the botanical marvels of this superb setting with more than 5000 species of flora.

Drive back to your Resort before dusk.

Day 07: 21st March | Wednesday

Location: Kandy / Ella / Wellawaya

Duration: Approx(Train Journey approx 6 hours 30 minutes) | 45 min drive

Accommodation: JETWING KADURUKETHA, WELLAWAYA - Half Board Basis | Premium Deluxe Room

day-7

Today morning, have your breakfast and you will be heading to Kandy Railway station. The Train will arrive by 8.30 am.

This is going to be a unique experience, taking a classical Train journey. A Packed lunch will be provided for you.

Enjoy a very scenic train journey to Ella, the heart of the tea growing industry and full of colonial charm.

The slow descend through the tea fields and hill country side with its winding tracks and misty panoramas, oers an unmatched perspective and wonderful experience.

-Train departs from the Kandy @ 8.30am

-Train arrives at the Ella station @ approximately 3.30 pm (Lunch will not be provided on the train)

Arrive in Ella station and meet with our driver who will take you to your beautiful hotel located in a paddy field.

Day 08: 22nd March | Thursday

Location: Wellawaya

Duration: N/A

Accommodation: JETWING KADURUKETHA, WELLAWAYA - Half Board Basis | Premium Deluxe Room

day-8

Wake up refreshed to the cool breeze sweeping over the paddy fields and the cries of the resident peacocks outside your own private dwellings.

Enjoy an authentic Sri Lankan breakfast with pol Roti (traditional at bread made with fresh coconut and our), milk rice and lunu miris.

You will be heading to Visit Mini Adams Peak and enjoy the magnificent vistas of the rolling mountains. This is a short walk/hike that commences in the morning and oers plethora of wonder views over the hills.

Do also take a look at the Ravana Ella waterfalls and the iconic Demodara Nine Arch Bridge.

Organic Cooking Demonstration at the ‘Kamtha’ Dining area at dusk with Chef Don (dinner)

A cooking Demo utilizing the property’s own grown fresh natural ingredients can be used to produce traditional Sri Lankan dishes.

Traditional Attire as Sarongs/Lungis to be worn to complement setting. You will be enjoying a colorful Traditional Sri Lankan Dancing performance while having your Dinner.

Day 09: 23rd March | Friday

Location: Wellawaya / Yala

Duration: Approx 2 hour drive

Accommodation: JETWING YALA, YALA - Half Board Basis | Premium Deluxe Room 

day-9

From the hills of Ella descend to the jungles of Yala.

Enroute visit the Buduruwagala Temple; a 1000-year-old, rock-cut Buddha figures, surrounded by smaller carved figures, the gigantic standing Buddha.

Proceed to Jetwing Yala.

Evening Jeep safari (3.00pm – 6.00pm) accompanied by a naturalist guide.

The Yala National Park is famous for the elusive leopard and has one of the highest densities of leopards in the world. The sloth bear and Asian elephant that are also part of Sri Lanka’s Big Five can be spotted.

Day 10: 24th March | Saturday

Location: Yala

Duration: N/A

Accommodation: JETWING YALA, YALA - Half Board Basis | Premium Ocean View

day-10

Early morning Safari Ride (5.30am – 9.30am) along with a Naturalist guide.

There will be a Jeep organized to take you around inside the park together with a well-experienced tracker and guide.

Leisure by the pool.

Cooking Demo infused with a Beach/Jungle style Setting (early sunset dinner)

This is going to be a live demonstration of making hoppers.

Day 11: 25th March | Sunday

Location: Yala / Galle

Duration: Approx 4 hour drive

Accommodation: WELIGAMA BAY MARRIOT RESORT & SPA - Half Board Basis | Premium Ocean View 

day-11

Drive southward towards and check into your beautiful Resort.

During the drive witness curious features the stilt fishermen of Weligama who carefully balance themselves before casting their fishing lines.

In the late afternoon, you are free to walk down on the lanes of Weligama and enjoy your Dinner in a restaurant. There are plenty of restaurants in the area.

Entertainment Session – Traditional Devil Dancing Ceremony presented with its authentic touch.

Day 12: 26th March | Monday

Location: Galle

Duration: N/A

Accommodation: WELIGAMA BAY MARRIOT RESORT & SPA - Half Board Basis | Deluxe Room

day-12

Aer breakfast, leave for the world heritage city of Galle, whilst following the coast and watching the waves lap on the shores.

Check into your hotel to rest, relax and unwind.

Jetwing Lighthouse Club is located in the heart of historical Galle. Facing the spectacular sun, sand and sunsets of the southern coast, guests can unwind and indulge in the luxury and exclusivity of this tropical retreat.

In the afternoon engage in a Tour of the World Heritage City of Galle and stroll through the cobbled streets that transport you back in time to an Era of Glory & Grandeur.

Evening catch the Sunset in watercolor symphony against the Glorious Ramparts.

Day 13: 27th March | Tuesday

Location: Galle/ Colombo

Duration: Approx 2.5 hour drive

Accommodation: JETWING COLOMBO SEVEN, COLOMBO - Bed & Breakfast Basis (Breakfast Only)

day-13

Aer breakfast at the hotel leisurely leave for the Commercial capital of the island; Colombo.

Proceed to your hotel in Colombo; a modern and cosmopolitan property retaining the true traditional Sri Lankan Hospitality.

Check into your resort and relax well in the comforts.

Enjoy a swim in the roof top pool with a view of city delights.

In the afternoon, drive to Dutch Hospital which is a quite interesting collection of old buildings, with a number of bars and restaurants and ideal for a Dinner with a relaxed, peaceful mindset.

Day 14: 28th March | Wednesday

Location: Colombo

Duration: N/A drive

Accommodation: JETWING COLOMBO SEVEN, COLOMBO - Half Board Basis | Deluxe Room

day-14

This morning engage in a tour of the Commercial Capital.

Visit Gangarama Temple which is a peaceful haven with much to appreciate and designed with a unique taste of architecture.

Indulge in some shopping whether it is value for money clothes or impressive antiques – Odel shopping Complex, Paradise Road,

Barefoot Gallery

Today, farewell Fine Dining in style.

Degustation Menu: It is a specialized 7 course Menu depicting the art of designer culinary excellence at Jetwing Colombo Seven’s exclusive restaurant 57.

Elevate your dining experience with a haute cuisine spread of intense fresh flavors that transport you in time. An experience where every mouthful primes your taste buds for more to come together with a surprise dish to cleanse your pallet to truly experience the culinary arts of Colombo Seven.

Dinner and drinks at the rooop of Jetwing Colombo Seven.

Engage in friendly chitchats and share your experiences and stories.

Day 15: 29th March | Thursday

Location: Colombo / Airport

Duration: Approx 55 min drive

Accommodation: N/A

day-15

With much to recollect, take your drive to Colombo Airport to take your Departure flight.

- Separate departure transfers will be arranged for those who are having flights at dierent timings.

- Additional excursions, sightseeing can be arranged at a cost.

NOTE:

Pease note that we should have minimum 10 paying guests to operate this tour.

The Per person price would include the following items;

  1. Accommodation in all hotels mentioned above
  2. Private air-conditioned Coach with an English speaking National Guide for the duration of the trip (From 01 - 15 including pickup and drop-o at the airport)
  3. Local government taxes & service charges
  4. Meals – As specified in the Itinerary.
  5. Don Sherman, the Singing Chef will be in person throughout the Tour while sharing his experiences and presenting his entertainment sessions.
  6. Oil and Fuel charges
  7. Sightseeing & city tours and visits to the markets
  8. Train Ride from Kandy to Ella
  9. Cooking demos (Includes Ingredients and pertinent arrangements applicable for each demo)
  10. Entrance fees to places mentioned above
  11. Travel insurance whilst in Sri Lanka

PER PERSON PRICE WOULD EXCLUDE THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

  • Visas
  • Camera and Video Permits
  • Optional tours and activities
  • Flights
  • Airport taxes
  • Lunch
  • All expenses of personal nature
  • Tips and porterage. 

 

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