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A visit to a Sri Lankan village with lunch

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Enlightening and exhilarating, this authentic experience gives you a glimpse of Sri Lankan village life where the villagers go about their daily lives with the greatest respect to nature. Spend a morning in a remote village near to the Cultural Triangle  – an area the locals call ‘God’s village,’ that is said to have been a refuge of King Wasaba (66-110 AD).

Experience Overview

Swooping eagles and exotic butterflies are some of the visual highlights of the journey before the ultimate view of the majestic Sigiriya Rock Fortress and surrounding mountain ranges in the distance. Where the boat ride ends, a bumpy one on tractor begins. Take in wide open paddy fields and miniature forests that have a lot to offer by way of birds, lizards and butterflies. The tractor stops at another hamlet for a tour of vegetable and fruit plantations and a first-hand account of how traditional and superstitious farming are kept alive. Stop along the way at cool mud structures with palm-thatched roofs for refreshing fruit slices and native aromatic herbal brews served in coconut shells, which make this experience neither too hectic nor laid back. It does however work up a big appetite, so the mini-adventure is tied up with a feast of fresh vegetables harvested from the fields you have just explored. Prepared in Sri Lanka’s traditional clay cooking pots; olden day prep methods in cutting vegetables, pounding raw rice, weaving palm baskets, and cooking over a wooden hearth are demonstrated before the final reward of a large, delicious, warm meal served on lotus leaf, in keeping with good ol’ fashioned rural hospitality.

Includes: - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style

a bullock-cart ride and lunch (Lunch is only included if you start in the morning and end in Lunch – for those who visit in the afternoon, lunch is not included. We recommend going in the morning!)

Duration: - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style

Approximately 2 hours.

Difficulty: - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style


Suitable for children: - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style
Suitable for children:

Yes very much so, kids will love it.

Meeting time on location:  - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style
Meeting time on location:

One can visit in the morning ending in lunch, or start at 3.00 PM.

Pick-up time: - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style
Pick-up time:

The travel time from Sigiriya is 45 minutes to 1 hour approximately.

Dietary: - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style

Please let us know in advance if you have any dietary requirements.

What to wear or bring along: - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style
What to wear or bring along:

Light clothing, sun cream, a hat (careful with the wind).

Private or not? - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style
Private or not?

The visit is private however there may be a few other families in the vicinity visiting the village as well, though you are never mixed into a group.

In the know: - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style
In the know:

It can be a little hot during the day particularly in April and May. It is important to drink plenty of water. The lunch is a basic rice and curry lunch in a traditional setting, nothing sophisticated.




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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