Ulpotha is only open for half the year, generally between November to March and June to August. The rest of the year Ulpotha reverts to its primary role as a traditional rice growing village.
During the times Ulpotha is open, holidays are arranged fortnightly with a different yoga teacher for each holiday. For more detailed information on each Yoga teacher or Therapist and their particular discipline and style please click on their name in the Calendar of Holidays below.
Prices below are per person per holiday programme (usually 2 weeks) and include accommodation on a twin sharing basis, all meals, snacks, drinks, two Yoga classes a day, a one-on-one consultation with our resident Ayurveda doctor, a full day excursion per week, a massage per week, laundry service and the use of bicycles, sauna, steam bath, hot water bathing area and taxes. Since gracious and priceless hospitality is what Ulpotha offers, tipping is not accepted and there are no additional service charges.
Not included are travel costs to and from Ulpotha, insurance, Ayurveda treatments, entrance fees to cultural sites, outside meals, single hut supplements, or any additional massages guests may wish to book with the respective therapists. These can be arranged with the therapist subject to availability at US $80 per hour.
It is our experience that, in order to benefit fully from what Ulpotha has to offer, you visit for a full two weeks. Unless you wish to take advantage of the longer Ayurveda programmes, we recommend you arrange your holiday to coincide with the dates of one of the retreat programmes below to get the full benefit of the visit of that particular yoga teacher. While we don't encourage it, some of our groups are open to guests for stays of just one week (Sunday to Sunday). It is important to be aware that if you can only come for the second week of a group, you must have some basic yoga experience (e.g. Surya Namaskar - sun salutations - etc.)
Please note the period over Christmas and New Year is a time for celebration at Ulpotha. For those of you looking for a quiet holiday, we suggest you avoid this period.
IF YOUR DATES DO NOT MATCH THE HOLIDAY PROGRAMMES BELOW CLICK HERE (ALL BOOKINGS ARE SUBJECT TO ONE WEEK MINIMUM STAY - SUNDAY TO SUNDAY)
Please note that guests who wish to pay by credit card will need to pay a surcharge of 5%.
Specialised Ayurvedic programmes are available from five day treatments to four week treatments. These can be pre-booked for an additional cost – see below: