Incentive & Experiential Learning Tour 02 (EH-IEL 02)
10 Days / 9 Nights
Day 01: Airport – Negombo
Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met by our company representatives and transferred to a hotel in Negombo. Unwind and relax, in the comforts of your delightful beachfront hotel.
Negombo is a popular coastal town, conveniently located a quick commute from the airport (BIA). Often a relief for jetlagged travellers looking forward to relaxing and unwinding in the comforts of their hotel.
This lively beach town first rose to eminence during the colonial era, owing to its large abundance of wild cinnamon – a priced exotic spice. The colonists were quick to realise the potential of this coveted commodity that they developed a fort, canal, administrative and leisure related edifices and churches in Negombo, making it a commercial and religious hub. Modern day Negombo’s topography is dotted with many remnants of its colonial era, along with an array of modern beach front hotels, guesthouses, pubs, bars, restaurants, and busy markets.
Night stay at a selected resort hotel in Negombo.
Day 02: Negombo – Dambulla
After breakfast meet the Experiential Learning Trainers, who will welcome you and present a brief introduction to the programme. Thereafter you will be transferred to a luxury hotel in Dambulla, which will be your base for the full duration of the Experiential Learning Programme.
Afternoon – Experiential Learning activity briefing by the trainers followed by fellowship.
Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Relax and unwind in the hotel pool or rejuvenate your senses at the hotel spa. Alternatively spend an evening connecting with the natural surroundings as you stroll along the bunds of Dambulla’s many lakes fed by the Dambulu Oya River.
Overnight at the hotel in Dambulla.
Days 03, 04 & 05: Dambulla
The trainers will take you through the Experiential Learning Programme from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Many activity-based learning sessions will be on offer, tailored to suit the visiting group. Experiential Learning certificates will be presented to the participants completing the programme.
Evenings – jog, walk or cycle through the picturesque agrarian village of Dambulla. Those who prefer an evening of relaxation can spend time in the hotel pool. Either way, you are bound to work up a voracious appetite in time for dinner. Enjoy a sumptuous dinner by the poolside or in one of the hotels open-air restaurants. Mellow music played by local bands will blend in harmony with the songs of the cicadas that echo throughout the night.
Day 06: Dambulla – Polonnaruwa – Pasikudah
Visit the Dambulla Rock Cave Temple, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is Sri Lanka’s largest and best-preserved cave temple site. King Valagamba I is said to have taken refuge in these caves in the 1st Century CE, upon being deposed. He lived in the cave complex for 14 years, whilst planning his battle to regain the throne. After successful completion of the mission and winning his rightful place as the king of Sri Lanka, Valagamba built the resplendent golden temple within these historic caves and gifted it to reclusive Buddhist monks. Many successive royal patrons went on to add more intricate touchups and embellishments to the interiors of this iconic temple as detailed in the Mahavamsa – The Great Chronicle.
Dambulla is also a location of prehistoric significance evidenced by one of the world’s oldest Megalithic Burial Sites discovered in Ibbankatuwa (BCE 700-400), just 05 miles away from the historic caves.
Afternoon – visit the Gal Vihara in Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka’s medieval capital from the 11th to 13th Centuries CE. Apart from its religious significance, the Gal Vihara, with its four intricate Buddha statues carved on the face of a towering stone cliff, is a proud showpiece of Sri Lanka’s ancient art and culture. The seven storied Royal Palace and the stone statue of King Parakramabahu The Great (1153 – 1186 CE) are other landmark attractions in Polonnaruwa.
Evening – arrive in alluring Pasikudah located on the east coast of Sri Lanka. Night stay at a chosen hotel in Pasikudah.
Pasikudah is the unrivalled upmarket beach destination on Sri Lanka’s east coast, dotted with a range of high-end resort hotels and chic boutique villas.
Days 07 & 08: Pasikudah
Spend two days of leisurely lazing at the celebrated Passikuda bay; endowed with miles of sparkly white sand and tepid shallow waters. Lounge on the sugary beach as you watch the aimless clouds float above on dreamy azure skies.
The surrounding reef with its colourful tropical marine life, makes it an ideal location for wading, swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving. Nearby shipwrecks beckon the diving enthusiasts to explore the vessels and possessions of those unsung seafaring heroes, forever hidden in the abyss of the sea.
Overnight at the hotel in Pasikudah.
Day 09: Pasikudah – Colombo
After breakfast leave for Colombo, Sri Lanka’s commercial capital and check into a trendy city hotel.
You will be taken on a leisurely paced guided city tour, post-lunch.
Celebrate your last night in the island with fellowship, forging greater bonds with your colleagues and team members, followed by a scrumptious dinner.
Day 10: Colombo – Airport
Departure transfer to the airport.
Tailored itinerary, detailed Experiential Learning Programme outline and pricing provided on request.
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