Excursions by Santani Wellness Kandy are curated experiences, with guests always being accompanied by a well-informed guide who will impart their vast knowledge of nature, wildlife, culture and history of the area.
Whether you crave a high-octane trek into the mountains or a leisurely session of bird watching, or even a trip to Kandy City, it just so happens that our variety of excursions lends to all manner of interest.
A leisurely walk through our own estate to the river that borders Santani. Our resident naturalist will guide you down a steep path to the shores of the river.
Join our naturalist with some binoculars and a field guide at 6 am (mornings are the best time for birding) and spend a couple of hours observing resident birds on this trail before breakfast.
This scenic walk takes you towards the main Werapitiya road through to a hanging bridge which crosses a point where two rivers meet and is still used by local residents regularly.
Wind your way through tea plantations and montane forests as you explore the waterfalls that cascade down the Knuckles Mountain Range, each of them unique in their own way.
One of the best ways to experience the beauty of the surroundings of Santani is to go on a long scenic bike ride, which gives you the opportunity to ride on tea-estate jeep roads and single tracks with stunning mountain views.
This trip begins with an hour’s drive through stunning mountain vistas, verdant tea fields and the daily life of a very rural local village nestled in the foothills of the mountains.
Wasgamuwa National Park, spanning 39,322 hectares, is located in the districts of Matale and Polonnaruwa, and boasts not only rich biodiversity but also important cultural heritage with ancient ruins found throughout the park
If the tea industry and processes involved in creating tea interests you, this is a must-do experience. You will drive through the mountains for just over an hour to get to the Hatale Tea Factory.
The mountain range you see from your balcony, we call it Dumbara (mist-laden), the British named it Knuckles as it resembles the knuckles of a clenched fist from some vantages.
Built over 250 years ago, the Bambaragala Cave Temple is located about an hour away by vehicle and is decorated with brightly painted Buddhist artwork.
This hike is designed for adventurous guests who would like to put their physical abilities to the test as well as enjoy the magnificent surroundings of the Knuckles Mountain Range.
After an early breakfast, take a 1-hour drive to Sri Lanka’s most scenic course at Victoria Golf Club located in nearby Digana on a former coconut and coffee plantation.
After a downhill stroll past monkeys on jungle trees and a boulder-strewn stream, this walk leads to a temple dating back more than a century.
A major site for Buddhist pilgrims, white-clad Sri Lankans gather with frangipani and lotus blossoms to offer at the Temple of the Tooth inside the Royal Palace complex.