Agro Tour of Sri Lanka (6 Days)
Agro Tour of Sri Lanka (6 Days)
(SKU LK106DR000)Sri Lanka is a country with an Argo based economy. where agriculture and farming have been given pride of place from the times of ancient Kings. The tour offers great insight into the agricultural practices, some traditional and others more modern. You can watch paddy being cultivated or harvested to the chanting of customary harvest songs (depending on the time of you visit), visit the plant and seed nurseries commercial vegetable farms, orchards, dairies and tea plantations.
Day 1 in Negombo
Check in at your Hotel in Negombo which is home to golden sandy beaches, Dutch influenced landmarks as well as busy streets filled with vendors and people that represents all that is Sri Lankan.
Day 2 in Matale
Your second day will be spent in Matale which is located in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. Your day will be exciting and you will love the beautiful and picturesque environment that is displayed at Jim’s Farm Villas which includes its very own sustainable organic farm.
Jim’s Farm Villa
Jim’s Farm Villas offer a wealth of experiences to introduce you to the fantastic diversity of Sri Lanka’s environment. Kevin, the owner of the hotel and farm, dedicated the farm to his father’s memory. Jim was a farmer in Suffolk, England for many years, and inspired Kevin to create his own sustainable organic farm in Sri Lanka.
Day 03,04,05 in Kandy
The third day of the tour will be at the Melsiripura Farm where you will be enlightened about the coconut cultivation process as well as how the coconuts are harvested from the trees. The farm will also offer you the
experience of learning about the milking process of the cows and see more farm animals that are reared here.
Melsiripura farm consisted of four Divisions viz. Medamulla, Ragedara, Wagolla and Walpolayaya was taken over by the National Livestock Development Board during 1976-1977 periods. Melsiripura farm is situated on Kurunegala-Dambulla road approximately 28km from Kurunegala. (Time – 3hrs) Here you will get to know about the Coconut cultivation process & how the coconut is being plucked. Milking process from the cows, will be a new experience.
Also, you will be able to see some farm animals. After check in hingurakgoda farm hotel. (Travel Time – 2hrs)
Your fourth day in Kandy, you will be heading to the CIC Seed Production Farm which is the largest of its kind in Sri Lanka. Located in Polonnaruwa which is well known for its paddy cultivation, you have the opportunity to learn about the paddy cultivation process as well. There is also a fruit and vegetable farm within the premises which you can explore.
CIC Seed Production Farm
CIC Seed Production Farm, the biggest seed production farm in Sri Lanka located at Hingurakgoda Divisional secretariat division in Polonnaruwa District. Polonnaruwa district is one of the famous paddy cultivation area in the country. Activates which you will be getting here are, paddy field. If you like you can get on to the paddy field & learn about the rice cultivation process. Once we are done here, you can visit the Fruit & vegetable farm within the farming site. The farm receives irrigation water from the Minneriya reservoir to produce high quality seed. (Time – 3hrs)
After visit in hingurakgoda farm check into the hotel in Kandy. (Time – 6hrs)
A tour to Sri Lanka will be incomplete without tasting a cup of Ceylon Tea. So, the fifth day, you will be heading to the Mlesna Tea Fortress where you can study the art of tea leaves being plucked and processed. Once you are educated about the process, you can be sure to taste a fine cup of Ceylon Tea and also buy some tea from their collection.
Mlesna Tea Fortress
Situated on the road to Kandy in Kiribathkumbura between Pilimathalawa and Peradeniya, the Tea Fortress is a citadel for the finest varieties of Mlesna tea. Resembling a well-fortified fortress, the setting and atmosphere once inside is nothing but warm and friendly. (Time – 3hrs) In a Tea factory you will be taught how the tea leaves are plucked & processed. This will take approximately 03 hours. You can purchase Tea from their stole & taste some tea for free.
On completion of the visit, head to Colombo and check into the hotel for relaxation.
Day 06 Departure
After the breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed to airport after spending a memorable time in this island.
As featured on:
- Accommodation on sharing one double room at the hotels specified in hotel collection.
- Meal plan on Bed and Breakfast basis starting with breakfast on day 2 and ending with breakfast on day 6.
- Transport in a Private Vehicle, inclusive of all chauffer accommodation, cost of fuel, parking & highway tolls.
- Service of an English-Speaking Chauffer Guide throughout the tour.
- All prevailing taxes and service charges (Except for Credit Card Charges)
- Entry Visa Fees, please visit www.eta.gov.lk for more details / submit your individual visa application.
- International / Domestic Airfare.
- Any expenses of personal nature.
- Tips & Portages.
- Cost of Beverages
- Meals where not specified.
- Entrance fees where not specified.
- Daily 1ltr bottle of water Per Person.