In a Nutshell

Horathapola Estate is an original planter’s bungalow, an hour inland from Colombo and the airport making it a perfect first or last stop on a tour of Sri Lanka.

At a Glance

  • 2 large suites and a 2 bedroom family suite
  • An ideal location to start or end your Sri Lankan adventure
  • Still a working coconut estate and spice garden which you can explore
  • Stunning swimming pool amongst the gardens
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The Detail

The owners of the working Horathapola Estate, an hour’s drive north east from the airport, have recently converted the property into a peaceful guesthouse offering just 3 rooms. One of them is a two-bedroom family suite and all of them have polished wood floors, white linens and are full of original antiques. During your stay, travel around the estate in a traditional bullock cart learning about the workings of the coconut grove and about the other crops grown on the property. The pool is large and lovely to laze by whilst recovering from your flight and get your first – or last – taste of traditional Sri Lankan cuisine here with the delicious curries served in authentic clay pots.

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If you choose to avoid Colombo and want to get on with your journey around Sri Lanka, Horathapola is the perfect place to start – or end – your trip as it is only an hour from the airport. Although The Wallawwa is closer and is more of a luxury boutique hotel this is a great alternative if you are looking for a smaller guesthouse feel as there are only ever a maximum of 8 guests staying. The food is delicious and truly authentic, introducing you to the delights of Sri Lankan cuisine and it is fascinating travelling around the estate and learning about the many uses of the coconut crop and seeing the paddy fields harvested.

Horathapola Estate Itineraries

Travel is all about those unique and special moments which make you smile. Our aim is simple: to offer exceptionally unique and innovative itineraries that are totally personalised around you.

A Summer holiday in Sri Lanka

Horathapola - Kandy - Cultural Triangle - Wilpattu National Park - Trincomalee - Negombo  

Most people think Sri Lanka is just a winter-sun destination, but much of the north and east of the county is perfect in the summer months.

15 days from £3654 p. p.

Highlights of Sri Lanka

Negombo - Cultural Triangle - Hill Country - Galle  

For those wanting a quick introduction to Sri Lanka, then this suggested private tour might well be your answer. Explore the Ancient Cities, the Tea Country and end on the south coast beaches.

10 days from £1755 p. p.

Sri Lanka and the Maldives

Negombo - Cultural Triangle - Hill Country - Maldives  

Sri Lanka and the Maldives is one of the best twin-centre holidays you can experience, a blend of culture, adventure and beach that makes for such a wonderful journey.

13 days from £2705 p. p.

Classic Sri Lanka

Negombo - Cultural Triangle - Kandy - Tea Country - Yala - Galle - Bentota  

This classic private tour of Sri Lanka takes in all the major highlights from the stunning cultural heritage of the north, the tea country, wildlife and laid-back beaches in the south.

13 days from £2595 p. p.

Experiences

Travel is all about those unique and special moments which make you smile. Our aim is simple: to offer exceptionally unique and innovative itineraries that are totally personalised around you.