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    Private Luxury Wellness Retreat at Ahaspokuna Bushwalks Camp: Finding serenity in Mind, Body & Soul

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WELLNESS IN THE WILDERNESS – 5 NIGHTS & 6 DAYS

medi1A gentle breeze rustles the trees and sends slow waves across the grasslands. The morning sun lightly kisses a 2260-acre area of pristine wilderness. The birds sing a symphony in soft and melodious voices as a monkey quizzically watches you do the Dhanurasana (bow pose) on the deck of your private suite-tent. Welcome to your living experience at Ahaspokuna.

Ahaspokuna provides a perfect fusion for guests who are looking for serenity with a dash of adventure in the wilderness: Embark on an exciting bushwalk across the hills and through the forest. Indulge in a relaxing Ayurveda massage that soothes the body and the mind. Reconnect with your soul by immersing yourself in deep meditation and rejuvenate with yoga. Drink-in your blissful surroundings and just be authentically you. This perfect blend of wellness experiences grants a wonderful opportunity to awaken the mind, body and soul in a 5-nights 6-days programme that is as satisfying as it is rejuvenating, in a luxury camping setting.

Whether you’re a solo traveller, a couple, or even a family… as long as you’re looking for a memorable and one-of-a-kind holiday combining Yoga, Meditation and Ayurveda, the Ahaspokuna Wellness Holiday Programme will speak to a soul like yours.

* Bookings for this programme will be limited to a maximum of 9 persons, as individual attention for all participants is an integral part of this programme.

 

Your Journey: 

  1. Digital Detoxing – even though mobile phone signals are sketchy up here, for a more immersive experience, we encourage turning off your phone.
  2. Rejuvenating – rediscover a higher form of yourself with a carefully curated and professionally guided yoga programme, in the heart of a private forest.
  3. Reconnecting – achieve a higher state of consciousness and go on a journey of enlightenment and fulfillment with an experienced and professional meditation teacher.
  4. Discovering – follow the trails forged by wild elephants into a 2260-acre secluded wilderness on bushwalks.
  5. Learning – experiment with traditional cooking therapy guided by our chef in the wild.
  6. Enlightening Ayurveda – more than just a massage with aromatic herbal oils helping you relax after a challenging bushwalk, this Ayurveda massage has hidden benefits. From pain relief, increased circulation, stimulation and strengthening of the lymphatic system… to opening up the flow of life force that cleanses and revitalises the body! All essential oils are carefully chosen to only have nourishing and detoxifying properties, slowing aging and leaving the skin soft and shiny.

 

 

Your 6 Day Luxury Wellness Retreat in the Wilderness

Curated Wellness Package & Programme

Day 1

Arrival: We meet you at the designated meeting point by noon and start the short welcome trek to our campsite. Your luggage will be taken by our porters, leaving you free to take in the sights and sounds around you. After the welcome briefing by our Camp Manager at the camp lounge area, you may check-in into your suite-tent. After you settle in, lunch will be served.

Post-lunch: Our naturalist will discuss the evening programme with you. You are free to take it easy and enjoy the large campsite and the surrounding area, or you may opt for the 1 ½ to 2 hour adventure bushwalk that will take you through the surrounding grassland and forest – an integral part of our wellbeing holidays.

Early Evening: Rest and relax in your suite-tent before rejuvenating with a gentle yoga session at sunset.

Dinner: Take a relaxing soak in your Bush Bathtub and meet us near the campfire for drinks, dinner and campfire stories under the stars.

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Day 2 to 5

Pre-breakfast: Rise early, sipping on a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy an early morning yoga session to wake up your body and mind while basking in the sunrise.

Breakfast: Enjoy learning to cook a traditional Sri Lankan breakfast dish in the campsite with our chef. Our cooking therapy teaches you to prepare 5 different dishes, 1 for each morning.

Post-breakfast: Nature Meditation at the campsite.

Lunch: Discover authentic and warm Sri Lankan flavours, with a spread of traditional food served in style. Over 90% of all vegetables, spices and produce are supplied from a neighbouring village, which you may opt to visit for a real village-style lunch.

Post-lunch: Relax after lunch, then go for an evening bushwalk with our Naturalist and 3rd generation bushman.

Early Evening: Rest and relax in your suite-tent before rejuvenating with a gentle yoga session at sunset. Enjoy a deliciously Sri Lankan High Tea, followed by an optional rejuvenating Ayurveda Massage (Full Body or Half Body, as per your requirements) by our therapist (to be pre-booked separately).

Dinner: Take a relaxing soak in your Bush Bathtub and meet us near the campfire for a delicious BBQ dinner under the stars.

Post-dinner Activities

Stargazing: What better way to wrap up a feel-good day, than with a relaxing night walk to stargaze? Or, simply retire to your suite-tent or Star Bed to enjoy the rest of the night isolated with nothing in-between you and a billion stars.

Camera Trapping: Observe nocturnal activities at Ahaspokuna; visit our ‘hide’ near the waterhole for an immersive experience of nocturnal wildlife as the chilly forest breeze sweeps across the grasslands.

 

Day 6 

Post-breakfast: You will now feel energised to embark on our special 3-hour bushwalk into the grasslands and forest.

Lunch: After your bushwalk (or morning of relaxation), you should arrive in time for lunch at the campsite – which will be around 1pm. When you’re ready to leave, enjoy a rejuvenating Ayurveda Massage before you embark on our departure trail – a 20-minute trek with a descent of about 300 metres, taking you back to where we first met you. This is where we bid you farewell and you leave behind the world of Ahaspokuna… until next time!

 

 

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A H A S - P O K U N A

In the Sinhalese language (spoken in Sri Lanka), “Ahas” means “Sky” and “Pokuna” means “Pond” or “Pool”. Ahaspokuna is so named in reference to the lake here, high up in the hills, that is only fed by rain water. A former settlement that sprung up on its shores was subsequently also named “Ahaspokuna”. Today, the jungle tide has washed over where people once lived and the camp provides a wilderness retreat for those in search of something different.
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