Let’s Travel!

Following numerous inquiries from our dear friends we are delighted to share the exciting news that Bhante has graciously decided to lead a group on a journey to Sri Lanka in August 2024. This tour is meticulously curated to encompass hopefully anunforgettable exploration of the island’s rich historical sites, captivating natural wonders, vibrant cultural events, and a serene three-day Meditation retreat.

Embracing the essence of Sri Lanka’s profound heritage, these remarkable itinerary promises to carry you through time as you immerse yourself in the inspiring splendor of ancient cities, majestic temples, and several Sri Lankan world heritage sites. 

Nature lovers will find solace amidst the lush landscapes, fertiletea plantations, cascading waterfalls, and serene beaches that grace this tropical paradise. From breathtaking hikes to serene boat rides, every moment spent in the embrace of nature will rejuvenate your spirit and leave an indelible mark on your soul.

Our cultural adventures will offer an immersive experience, allowing you to witness vibrant festivals, traditional dance performances, and intricate craftsmanship firsthand. Engage with warm-hearted locals, partake in authentic culinary delights, and soak in the captivating traditions that have shaped Sri Lanka’s vibrant tapestry.

To ensure your inner journey matches the outer splendor, we have thoughtfully included a three-day Meditation retreat. Under the guidance of Bhante, you will have the opportunity to delve into insightful tranquility and embrace the transformative power of mindfulness amidst serene surroundings.

In terms of logistics, the estimated cost for this extraordinary adventure, inclusive of airfare($1800-$2000), is approximately $6000. This encompasses accommodation, ground transportation, guided tours, entry fees, safari, meals, and other essential services that will guarantee a seamless and remarkable experience throughout the journey. We also kindly ask you to make a donation to the TGN as a token of your gratitude to Bhante’s lead of this tour. Suggested donation: $500-$1000. 

We sincerely hope that you will join us on this once-in-a-lifetime journey, as we create cherished memories, forge deep connections, and immerse ourselves in the wonders of Sri Lanka. Prepare to be captivated, inspired, and transformed as we embark on this extraordinary voyage together.

Itinerary

July 31st : Arrival in Colombo, transfer to Kandy (Staying Kandy)
August 1st : Visit Peradeniya Garden / Temple of Tooth Traditional dancing (Staying Kandy)
August 2nd : Ambuluwawa Click, Nelligala , Subodharamaya Click (Bhante’s Temple) (Staying in Kandy)
August 3rd : Take a scenic train ride from Kandy to Ella, enjoying breathtaking views of tea plantations and hills. Link (Staying in Tissa/ Kataragama)

August 4: Yala National park https://www.yalasrilanka.lk/                   (Staying in Tissa/ Kataragama)
August 5:  Visit Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage site, Madu ganga Click (staying in Dambulla)
August 6: Dambulla, Anuradapura, Mahasaya (Staring in Anuradapura) Click
August 7: Samadhi statue, Sri Maha bodhiya, Driving to Polonnaruwa Staying in Polonnaruwa
August 8: Polonnaruwa, Wata dadeya. Galvihare… staying in Sigiriya Click
August 9: Visit the magnificent Sigiriya Rock Fortress .( Staying in Kandy)
August 10: Enjoy Oneday retreat/ Ayurveda Massage
August 11: Enjoy Oneday retreat/ Ayurveda Massage
Day 12: Visiting Kandy + Shopping, Witness the grand cultural procession of the Kandy Perahera
Day 13: Nigammbo for overnight stay (leaving 11 pm for Airport)

Join the Adventure

If you would like to join us next year, let us know by sending an email to Bhante Sathi at [email protected]. We need to know of your interest and receive your $3,000 deposit by October 31st in order to begin the necessary travel preparations.