Sri Lanka Painting Holiday

Galle
  • Duration

    7 Nights

  • Tour Type

    Painting

  • Group Size

    Min 2 People

  • Languages

    English

  • Guide Price From£266

    per person per night

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  • Tour Overview

  • Painting Tour

  • Sri Lanka formerly known as Ceylon is a very popular destination among tourists all over the world because of the variety of places to visit. It is a country rich in history, tradition and culture. This island in the Indian Ocean is well known for its pristine white beaches and the golden sun shining throughout the year. There are many beach destinations in Sri Lanka such as Galle, Trincomalee, Batticaloa, Nilaveli, Negombo, Bentota and Hikkaduwa.

    Galle is a UNECO World Heritage Site and is a famous tourist destination with Colonial Buildings, ancient churches and museums. Bustling with life, Galle is an enchanting place to explore. This old trading port has many attractions for tourists. Built by the Dutch, Galle Fort is a walled enclave surrounded by the Indian Ocean.

    Beaches in Galle are dotted with beautifully painted fishing boats and active fishermen in the morning and evening. There are also stilt fishermen, a unique sight in this area. Cricket is played in the Galle International Stadium. You can also see youths and children playing cricket in the streets of Galle. Narrow streets with colossal buildings which are remains of Dutch presence in the Island in the past such as the Dutch Reformed Church, Marine Archaeological Museum, Old Gate (a historic site in Galle), Galle Lighthouse and busy streets with souvenir shops are some of the best attractions in this beach destination.

    In March, the endangered Blue Whale (balaenoptera musculus) can be seen in this coastline. Some of these whales are visitors in the Indian Ocean whereas some are permanent residents and can be seen throughout the year.

    Galle, a city which has a lot to offer to a visitor is an ideal destination for painting also. So, we have handpicked Tamarind Hill Hotel, an aristocratic colonial-style luxury boutique hotel, a beautifully restored 250 year old Dutch House situated on the outskirts of Galle Fort. This hotel is an ideal blend of old-world hospitality and contemporary luxury.  The hotel has colonial aesthetic furnishings, a relaxed Bohemian atmosphere with spacious rooms, an inner courtyard, a swimming pool and ancient paintings that adorn the walls. The Hotel is an oasis of calm although situated in close proximity to down town with occasional sounds of peacocks in the ambience.

    The Hotel has 15 luxurious en suite bedrooms. Guests have exclusive use of the Hotel which makes an ideal environment for those interested in painting during their stay.

    Guests can also try mouth-watering meals at the Hotel.

    Boat trips are arranged by the Hotel to those interested in whale watching.

  • Included and Excluded

    What's Included
  • Crayford Room or Admiral Suite at addictional cost subject to availability
  • Meals on bed & breakfast basis
  • Air conditioned transport from airport to hotel and from hotel to airport
  • Artist on site during your stay
  • All applicable current local taxes, but subject to change at the time of booking
  • Cost Excludes
  • Flights and airport taxes
  • Travel insurance
  • Expenses of personal nature such as tips, drinks and gratuities
  • Additional Information

  • Must apply for Visa before arrive in Srilanka. To apply go to http://www.eta.gov.lk
  • Hotels standard check-in time is 1400hrs and standard check-out time is 1200hrs
  • General Information

  • Time difference GMT +5 hours 30 minutes (summer) +6 hours 30 minutes (winter time)
  • The climate is tropical and warm, due to the moderating effects of ocean winds. Mean temperatures range from 17 °C (62.6 °F) in the central highlands, where frost may occur for several days in the winter, to a maximum of 33 °C (91.4 °F) in other low-altitude areas. Average yearly temperatures range from 28 °C (82.4 °F) to nearly 31 °C (87.8 °F). Day and night temperatures may vary by 14 °C (25.2 °F) to 18 °C (32.4 °F).[186]
  • Options

  • The whole painting holiday can be tailored to your requirement if needed.
  • Groups tours welcome
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