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Wild At Heart: A Quintessentially Sri Lankan Safari To The Farther Shores of Valentine’s Luxury, Legend and Romance

November 28, 2018 Travel Deals No Comments Email Email

Jaguars, leopards and private jets, oh my! Easy tiger: Luxury and romance lifts off to new levels as the legendary Galle Face Hotel partners with luxury tastemakers Quintessentially for a three-day Valentine’s experience that will leave you breathless.Recently ranked by Lonely Planet as the top country for travel in 2019, your trip to Sri Lanka starts like this:

A private jet swoops in to sweep you off your feet from wherever you are in the world, as you swoon into your ‘Wild at Heart Quintessentially Sri Lankan Valentine’s Safari’ at the Galle Face Hotel. Join 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.

Arrive refreshed at Bandaranayaka International Airport, where 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.

Dress to Empress 
A butler will escort the lucky couple to The Empress Suite where Prince Edward Earl of Wessex and Sophie Countess of Wessex stayed in February 2018. Freshly-shucked oysters and Champagne await, naturally. Contemplate the horizon and savour the adventures in store over a gourmet sunset dinner created by the hotel’s Saman Jayawardena (Executive Chef) on the terrace of the Empress Suite, overlooking the ocean.

Wake up to a bespoke breakfast and a morning of leisure with a blissful 90-minute couple’s Wild at Heart Signature Spa treatment. Then add your signature to the cavalcade of the rich and famous in the hotel’s historic guest book.

Love is in the air 
Prepare for an elevated perspective on untamed adventure, as your 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, before arriving at the EKHO Lake House Polonnaruwa to board your launch for a safari on the lake. Welcome to the jungle, without leaving the lap of luxury: Tonight’s accommodation is 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. Listen for the beating rotors above the roar of the engine, as your helicopter whisks you back to Bandaranayaka International Airport to connect to your private jet back home.

Robert C. Hauck, General Manager and Area Vice President of the Galle Face Hotel, said: “Quintessentially are the ideal partners for us to create this experience. Over the years we have created many magical memories for our guests, including world-famous celebrities and royalty.

“Now with our ‘Wild at Heart Quintessentially Sri Lankan Valentine’s Safari’ it’s an elevated perspective on romance, pampering and passion as well as untamed adventure in high style. Only at the Galle Face Hotel can couples experience an escape that’s utterly unique and eternally memorable.”

This once-in-a-lifetime experience is only available this Valentine’s Day, 14 – 17 February 2019 (last night at Lake House), in partnership with Quintessentially, whose travel experts will organise all the logistical arrangements. The ‘Wild at Heart Quintessentially Sri Lankan Valentine’s Safari’ is available from USD99,000. To express your interest, connect to our reservations and experiences concierge on +94 541 010 or email

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