US$99,000 Sri Lankan Valentine’s Day package

'Wild at Heart Sri Lankan Valentine’s Safari’

EKHO Lake House Polonnaruwa | Photo credit: Devaka Seneviratne

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This Valentine’s Day the iconic Galle Face Hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka, is inviting couples to touch down via private jet for an unforgettable experience combining adventure, fine dining, culture, history and romance.

Recently ranked by Lonely Planet as the top country for travel in 2019, this Sri Lankan adventure weekend, 14-16 February 2019, has been especially tailored by Quintessentially  Sri Lanka for travellers seeking an uber luxury experience incorporating unique wildlife encounters, gourmet cuisine and Royal history.

The incredible journey starts with a private jet whisking the lucky couple away, from any part of the world, into the ‘Wild at Heart Quintessentially Sri Lankan Valentine’s Safari’ at the Galle Face Hotel. Guests then meet the cognoscenti in Colombo as Quintessentially’s lifestyle and travel connoisseurs iron out the details to create a seamless safari into adventure, fine dining, culture, history and romance.

Galle Face Hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka
Galle Face Hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Arriving refreshed at Bandaranayaka International Airport, couples will be fast-tracked to Asia’s grand old dame and the oldest luxury hotel east of the Suez in a Cadillac marque once used by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh.

A butler will escort the couple to The Empress Suite where Prince Edward Earl of Wessex and Sophie Countess of Wessex stayed in February 2018, awaited by freshly-shucked oysters and Champagne. After being outfitted in Sri Lankan sarongs by local designer LOVI Ceylon, guests will be served a gourmet sunset dinner on the terrace of the Empress Suite, created by the hotel’s Executive Chef Saman Jayawardena.

The next morning will be a blissful 90-minute couple’s Wild at Heart Signature Spa treatment before adding a signature to the cavalcade of the rich and famous in the hotel’s historic guest book.

Guests will prepare for an elevated perspective on untamed adventure, as a private helicopter soars above the majestic ruins of Polonnaruwa, seat of ancient kings, and the enchanting Angammedilla National Park, home to leopards, elephants, monkeys and more. On arrival to the EKHO Lake House Polonnaruwa guests will board a safari on the lake before checking in to the Queen’s Suite, where HM Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh once stayed.

After a Wild at Heart tropical breakfast, say goodbye to the leopards and hello to the Jaguar F-PACE, 2017’s Car of the Year. With the beating rotors above the roar of the engine, the helicopter will whisk guests back to Bandaranayaka International Airport to connect to their private jet back home.

EKHO Lake House Polonnaruwa | Photo credit : Devaka Seneviratne
EKHO Lake House Polonnaruwa | Photo credit : Devaka Seneviratne

The ‘Wild at Heart Quintessentially Sri Lankan Valentine’s Safari’ is available from USD$99,000 (AU$135,330) per couple.

This once-in-a-lifetime experience is only available this Valentine’s Day, 14-16 February 2019, in partnership with Quintessentially, whose travel experts will organise all the logistical arrangements. To express your interest, connect to our reservations and experiences concierge on +94 541 010 or email romance@gallefacehotel.net

Note: Travel agents selling the package will earn commission on the room components only.

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