Relaxation Getaway

The River House is an escape to sheer seclusion on the banks of the Madhu River. It has been ranked as one of CNN Travel’s ‘Sexy Skinny Dip’ spots of the globe. Shinagawa Beach, a Small Luxury Hotel has an oceanfront like no other; you’d revel in luxury on this secluded beach.

7 Nights 8 Days
Highlights
  • En-suite spa treatment at The River House (full body massage – 45 minutes).
  • Morning visit to the market with a local chef followed by a cookery demonstration.
  • Yoga session on the river deck (2 hours).
  • Boat ride (Including visits to a Cinnamon Plantation, temple, etc.).
  • Cycle tour to a village guided by a local trekker.
  • Candlelit dinner by the pool at The River House.
  • Tuk Tuk transfer to Shinagawa.
DAY 01
Bandaranaike International Airport - Balapitiya
Beach Views of a Sri Lankan Beach
On arrival to Bandaranaike International Airport, meet our English-speaking driver and you will be transferred to The River House in Balapitiya.

After settling in, you'll be able to enjoy an en-suite massage. Spa menu at The River House is a blend of everything blissful, offering you soothing rituals for the body, mind and soul.

After relaxing yourself, you will be in treat for a scrumptious dinner.

Dinner & overnight stay at The River House – Balapitiya.
DAY 02
Cooking Session - Yoga Session
A Group Doing Yoga
Start the day with a nutritious breakfast. Thereafter, visit the Balapitiya market in order to experience the vibrant culinary culture. The resort's chefs will accompany you to select the freshest of produce. Once back at the resort, you will be guided through handpicked recipes of regional cuisine and you'll have the opportunity to even cook a few local dishes!

Experience a 2 hour session of Yoga which will be conducted by a professional Yoga instructor amidst nature on the river deck by the Madhu River.

Dinner & overnight stay at The River House – Balapitiya.
DAY 03
Boat Ride - Cycle Tour - Candle-lit Dinner
People Doing Yoga In a Park
Soon after breakfast, you will be taken on a river safari on Madhu River - through its winding waterways and pristine mangrove forest. A river safari lets you glide through the blue waters as colourful birds fly above or monkeys grin down from trees. While on the safari, there will be a few stops by the cinnamon cultivation and a magnificent temple.

This will be followed by a cycle tour to a village in Balapitiya to experience the traditions and simple lives of the community. You will be guided by a local English speaking trekker to the village and back.

What more can add a perfect end to your stay at The River House? A Candlelit Dinner by the pool, of course.

Dinner & overnight stay at The River House – Balapitiya.
DAY 04-07
Leisure
A Lady Doing Yoga Next to a River
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Shinagawa Beach by a local Tuk Tuk. Shinagawa Beach has an oceanfront like no other; you’d revel in luxury on this secluded beach.

For the next few days, spend some leisure time by the beach.

Dinner & overnight stay at Shinagawa Beach – Balapitiya.
DAY 08
Departure
Beach Views of a Sri Lankan Beach
After breakfast you will be transferred to Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo for your departure flight.
Fishing Boats in the Beach
Induruwa – A Complete Beach Escape
Bentota – The Beach & the Bawa Experience
Bentota does not boast of an ancient history of its own. However, it has been mentioned in the history of the country, therefore its cultural importance must not be dismissed.