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Guided tour of a Cigar factory

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This experience takes place in a cigar factory in Katunayake, one of the nine Free Trade Zones (FTZ) established in the country. Tobacco from all parts of the world arrive at the factory, located within the Free Trade Zone, set up to benefit the island’s economy and its people.

Experience Overview

Visit a tobacco processing factory in Katunayake, minutes from the Colombo International Airport, and follow the journey of the tobacco leaves from arrival to packaging for export. Once the tobacco arrives, 2000 trained staff process these delicate leaves from preservation, cutting and wrapping with the aid of the latest technology. Though the company has been operating Sri Lanka for 30 years, the factory you will be visiting is only several years old.

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Tour of the factory

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1.5 to 2hrs (1hr from Colombo)

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Suitable for children:

Small children may not follow

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What to wear or bring along:

Light cool clothing

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Managing Expectations

It is important to remember that, whilst they are experts in their field, the people who run or host our experiences are not necessarily used to working in the tourism industry and may not offer the level of service you would find at a five-star hotel. For example, instead of a formal lecture, you may get a relaxed conversation where open discussion is encouraged. All of our hosts are, however, extremely engaging, knowledgeable and passionate about educating visitors about their chosen subject and we have worked with them to ensure that they deliver worthwhile, fulfilling experiences. We welcome feedback, so please let us know what you thought and if you think any improvements could be made to the experiences we offer.

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