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Day 6

routeRoute :  Ella > Galle

DriveDrive :  5 and half hour drive

HotelHotel :  Jetwing Lighthouse

HighlightsHighlights :  Ruhuna University, Matara Post office, Discover the Dutch Fort of Galle

One of Sri Lanka’s charms is that how in a short time you will pass from the hills to the meandering rivers, past the farms and then to the idyllic Southern coast. Today we recommend you drop by another one of Bawa’s works– the Ruhunu University Campus and the Matara Office building. In between we also suggest you drop in for lunch at the Heritance Ahungalla hotel, where Bawa created features such as interconnecting expanses of water that lead guests into the hotel.

Continue your journey to the historical city of Galle. Galle is the country’s oldest living city and is sure to capture your interest, with its historic sites and its unique fusion of European and Arabic cultural and Architectural influences. Once in the town of Galle, explore the Galle Fort with its low lined streets and history behind its Rampart. Walk through the alleys lined with stores and restaurants. The Fort remains a hive of activity and is one of the few World Heritage listed sites in which a bustling population continues to thrive.

Retreat to the luxurious Jetwing Lighthouse; an architectural masterpiece designed by Bawa!

Day 7

routeRoute :  Galle > Colombo

DriveDrive :  2 and half hour drive

HotelHotel :  Galle Face Hotel

HighlightsHighlights :  Discover Geoffrey Bawa’s Lunuganga Country House, engage in a city tour of Colombo, visit the Bawa House in Colombo, scrumptious dinner at the Paradise Road Gallery Café.

On your way to the capital Colombo, step out for a well worth visit or  alfresco lunch at the Lunuganga Estate; the country house of Bawa.

Once in Colombo, your chauffeur guide will introduce you to some of Colombo’s curious sites such as the vibrant markets of Pettah, old city of Fort, the Hindu Temple at Sea Street and the Dutch Church at Wolfendal or alternatively to indulge in some shopping.

Finally, arrive at Bawa’s very residence at No. 11 for a comprehensive tour. The evening continues with dinner at his former office, the Gallery Cafe and if possible with the company of Channa Daswatte, who was trained under Bawa.

Day 8

routeRoute :  Colombo > Airport

DriveDrive :  1 hour drive

HotelHotel :  

HighlightsHighlights :  Departure

As all good things must come to an end, we bid you farewell as our Chauffeur Guide transfers you to the Airport to meet your departure flight home.

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