A power-packed set of experiences, these two take you right in and offer a proper look at life in the South of Sri Lanka.
Cinnamon Trail with Lunch – A cinnamon infused juice to greet you? Try it and you’ll love it! It sets the tone for this one-of-a-kind experience. You can leisurely stroll through the cinnamon estate, or If you’d rather take it all in while seated in a tuk tuk, we can set this up for you when booking. Uphill, you’ll see the peeling and oil extraction shed. The local peelers, mostly women-folk working with their entire families, meet at the shed to process the estate’s yield and cinnamon from nearby small-holdings as well. Neatly packed into the experience is a narrative on the influence of colonization locally, the ins and outs of cinnamon, how its graded and the estate’s strong community focus. A few steps skyward will allow you to take in a series of breathtaking vistas, while sipping on some freshly brewed cinnamon tea. Ah! Don’t forget to try your hand at cinnamon peeling in an Ambalama — a place of rest in the local language. A 20-minute cinnamon tea tasting session is yours for the taking, if you so choose.
You’ve got plenty of time to head back to the hotel and relax before the next experience begins.
Walk through the cobbled alleyways of the historic Galle Fort complex at sundown, an experience especially curated by our guide.
Galle Fort with a local – The old and the new sit comfortably together at the Fort, as you will see from the newer, and now main, entrance to the complex. The host for this one is a character! He guides you through the network of religious places, shops, restaurants, museums, and houses on the inside of this iconic fortification, while recounting stories of its deep colonial influence; its religious, historical and architectural significance islandwide; the passage of daily life here; and the effects of, plus the recovery from, the Tsunami in 2004. The Galle Fort with a local experience takes you through the Fort’s best-known sites as well as a few hidden pockets of culture only known to a few. The space is vast. 150 acres of exploring potential in total! So our host has captured its essence and serves it up to you unhurriedly, so that you can savour it at your own pace.
Return to your hotel at night, and carry the sights and sounds from Southern Sri Lanka with you for a lifetime.
Includes : Hosted tour, Lunch and refreshments.
Children : Yes.
Times : Starts at 1000 hours & ends at 1800 hours
To wear/bring : Light & cool clothing, closed shoes, cap & sunscreen.