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Traditional Gems and Jewelry Workshop
I welcome all ages, children, families, couples and groups to come and create a lasting memory with me.This workshop demonstrates you how to make a custom piece of jewelry using precious metals such as Gold or Silver. Your "experience" is to actively participate and get your hands on Melting metals/Gauging/ Soldering/Designing/Hammering/ Embedding gems/Smoothing and Polishing involves in jewelry making. You will become familiar with all Traditional techniques that are involved. *If you have been dreaming of wearing a piece of jewelry made by yourself then, this experience is for you. Apart from that you have the opportunity to:- * Touch and examine Rough and Polished (precious, semi- precious) gems from local mines. * Learn how to Identify real gems from fakes. *** Buy all types of Gemstones and custom made Jewelries for a very low non- touristic price*** * Get Free "moonstone pendant "at the end of the experience. ~~~ This is a working demonstration class which demonstrates you how to make a piece of jewelry in traditional way ,so If you wish to take what you make with you , then you will have to pay for the Metal and Gems involved in the piece.( very reasonable Non Touristic price) But you don`t have to Buy anything unless you want to as we give chance for you to practice with a custom piece ~~ ~You can bring your own jewelry designs to be handmade by yourself~
Sunrise hike to Ella Rock
I’ll offer a pickup from your place and we will start the hike at 3:30 AM (Pickup is free if you stay 2KM from downtown) It's not just about enjoying a peaceful sunrise from the top of Ella rock and I'm not here just to show you the directions. Sunrise will happen around 6 am and the hike doesn't take 2:30h. We will be having a peaceful walk sharing stories about the country and culture rather than rushing to the top. If it's not right after the full moon, then I know the darkest spots in town for stargazing. (Can order a shooting star or two for you) Peak is less crowded than little Adams or any other peak in Ella town so you can enjoy a peaceful sunrise. Daytime is all about flora and fauna, and answer any of your questions regarding Sri Lanka. I come from a family where one of my granddads is a Sinhala doctor for snack bites and other is a hunter. I grow up with them in a village near the largest rainforest in South Asia. So I'm a natural when it comes to animals and plants. Depending on my availability, it's possible to extend this into a full-day tour upon request. FAQ No leaches haha It doesn't usually rain in the morning. A bit of rain at night makes the hike fresh. You don't need to be adventurous to try this, just need to get up at 3 If it rains in the morning, I cancel the hike and refund you in full or else you can cancel a booking 24h prior to the start.
Explore ella in deep- a full day tour
Summary - sunrise at Little Adam's Peak , Tea plantation visit, Demodara Nine Arch Bridge, Demodara Railway loop , Ravana Falls, Secret waterfall +great experiences in off the beaten track. This tour covers the top must do activities at Ella, Sri Lanka. Meeting point for the tour is Ella railway station. First we will hike to see the sunrise at little Adams peak mountain.its the best and most convenient place to see the sunrise at Ella. You can experience the changes of nature with the sunrise, specially the clouds and the continuing plane towards coast of Sri Lanka. This is more than a hike and you will learn much on flora and fauna, history and folkore of Sri Lanka and Ella too Afterwards, i will stop for your breakfast and then start walk to the nine arches bridge . Its a colonial era viaduct and considered as most beautiful railway bridge in Sri Lanka. we can see the train passing the bridge and it is worthy to have that experience. Then we will visit famous Demodara Railway station . at there you can see the spiral railway loop. During this drive, we will stop in a beautiful tea field(not a factory) and you will learn much about tea and history of ceylon tea. After these key sights, we will bring you to experience authentic Village life at a farming village closer to Ella as well as to a secret waterfall. This would be a golden memmory in your travel.
Paint a wooden elephant in a woodcarving village
Are you ready to meet the locals and Get the Island Vibes? I, Dinesh, will pick you up from you guesthouse with my tuktuk. We drive to the village where the tour get started. We start at woodcarver Amila his house. At his place you will start painting the wooden elephant. Off course you can get some help from one of the best painters in town, the aunty of Amila. After this it is time to walk around the village. You will meet the people who are still practicing the art of woodcarving. You can see how they work and see the beautiful statues they make. During the tour I will provide some tea and maybe even a fresh coconut. Just also make sure you bring enough water. It can be hot! Then it is time to say goodbye to the locals. You will leave the village with your own painted elephant and unique experience. I will bring you back to your guesthouse. With this unique tour you will support a local family directly! Fair travel, fair prices. Other things to note The pick up from your guesthouse in Unawatuna or Galle City is included in the price. If you stay somewhere else, there will be an extra charge for the pick up. So it is also possible to pick you up anywhere you want :)
Traditional Cooking Class In Unawatuna
At nautilus Cooking Class, you'll be able to shop at the market, cook authentic srilankan food, and eat eight favorite Srilankan dishes. The day will be divided into two parts that will have exploring the biggest fresh markets (Greenmarket,Fishmarket)in City of Galle —where you shop for fresh ingredients before you cook them. Then, take Tuk-Tuk back to the cooking school. The cooking class will be conducted in nice seaview balcony where you will be introduced to Srilankan exotic ingredients, including vegetables, spices, and herbs. What We Cook : Rice Three vegetable curry Dhal curry (lentil) Fish or Meat (Chicken) Coconut sambol Papadum when the class is done you can eat what you cook unill your stomach is getting full. Other things to note Please inform me 24Hours before you book

All activities near Southern Province

Traditional Gems and Jewelry Workshop
I welcome all ages, children, families, couples and groups to come and create a lasting memory with me.This workshop demonstrates you how to make a custom piece of jewelry using precious metals such as Gold or Silver. Your "experience" is to actively participate and get your hands on Melting metals/Gauging/ Soldering/Designing/Hammering/ Embedding gems/Smoothing and Polishing involves in jewelry making. You will become familiar with all Traditional techniques that are involved. *If you have been dreaming of wearing a piece of jewelry made by yourself then, this experience is for you. Apart from that you have the opportunity to:- * Touch and examine Rough and Polished (precious, semi- precious) gems from local mines. * Learn how to Identify real gems from fakes. *** Buy all types of Gemstones and custom made Jewelries for a very low non- touristic price*** * Get Free "moonstone pendant "at the end of the experience. ~~~ This is a working demonstration class which demonstrates you how to make a piece of jewelry in traditional way ,so If you wish to take what you make with you , then you will have to pay for the Metal and Gems involved in the piece.( very reasonable Non Touristic price) But you don`t have to Buy anything unless you want to as we give chance for you to practice with a custom piece ~~ ~You can bring your own jewelry designs to be handmade by yourself~
Crocodile watching boat ride Matara
Experience the thrill of a lifetime on our crocodile watching boat trip in Matara ! Get up close and personal with these magnificent creatures as you glide through the water, observing their natural behaviors and habitats. Our experienced guides will take you to the best spots for spotting crocodiles, ensuring that you have a safe and unforgettable experience. Don't miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the power and grace of these ancient animals. Book your trip today! , and meet us for an amazing 2.5 hour ride along the Nilwala river and enjoy Srilankan refreshments while we go crocodile spotting
Cooking class
We are cooking sri lankan food inthis experience. Those are streem hopper , coconut sambol and coconut roti with chili sambol. Then after cook we can eat together dinner. We provide drink free for experience.
Sunrise hike to Ella Rock
I’ll offer a pickup from your place and we will start the hike at 3:30 AM (Pickup is free if you stay 2KM from downtown) It's not just about enjoying a peaceful sunrise from the top of Ella rock and I'm not here just to show you the directions. Sunrise will happen around 6 am and the hike doesn't take 2:30h. We will be having a peaceful walk sharing stories about the country and culture rather than rushing to the top. If it's not right after the full moon, then I know the darkest spots in town for stargazing. (Can order a shooting star or two for you) Peak is less crowded than little Adams or any other peak in Ella town so you can enjoy a peaceful sunrise. Daytime is all about flora and fauna, and answer any of your questions regarding Sri Lanka. I come from a family where one of my granddads is a Sinhala doctor for snack bites and other is a hunter. I grow up with them in a village near the largest rainforest in South Asia. So I'm a natural when it comes to animals and plants. Depending on my availability, it's possible to extend this into a full-day tour upon request. FAQ No leaches haha It doesn't usually rain in the morning. A bit of rain at night makes the hike fresh. You don't need to be adventurous to try this, just need to get up at 3 If it rains in the morning, I cancel the hike and refund you in full or else you can cancel a booking 24h prior to the start.
Ella One Day Tour by a Tuk-Tuk
Join me at Ella , amazing mountain village at Uva Province of SriLanka. Experience the one day Tuk-Tuk ride and create memories you cannot forget. It's not only site seen Tuk-Tuk Summary - Ella Little Adam's Peak, Nine Arches Bridge, Demodara Loop, Rawana Waterfall, Halpe Black Tea Factory. I will pick you from any hotel/villa you staying around Ella. First we will hike to Ella Little Adam's Peak (to see the best sun rice) Little Adams peak is the best place to see the Ella gap and the plain continues to the southern coast of Sri Lanka. This is more than a hike and you will learn much on flora and fauna, history and folkore of Sri Lanka and Ella too Then we will visit Nine Arches Bridge. is the most attractive colonial era viaduct in Sri Lanka. We will ride you to this unique bridge and show you the best spots to take your memorable photos. Afterwards, Demodara Railway Loop and Railway station, is a highlight of upcountry railway track. Also this is the only railway station in the world that has spiral railway track and a tunnel made just upon it. Then we drive to Rawana waterfall, is the most massive waterfall at Ella and we will drive you there during this tour Then we drive to Halpe Black Tea Factory, This remarks another highlight. you can explore the tea making process and taste the fresh tea During this tour i can stop as you request to get the meals & refe
Authentic Sri Lankan Home Cooking Experience in Mirissa
Nona and Indra invite you to taste an authentic and traditional Sri Lankan gastronomy experience. You will have the option to first shop for and learn about fresh local ingredients. Then you will learn how to cook with these in the traditional Sri Lankan way. You will have the option to cook 4 of the following dishes: - Chicken/Fish Curry - Dahl - Pumpkin - Green Bean - Aubergine - Green Leaves - Mushroom - Potato - Okra/Lady Fingers All served with a generous portion of rice and papadams. You’ll be welcomed into my kitchen and garden to master the fine art of cooking the perfect rice and curry, following my recipe. Once class is finished, you will have the opportunity to eat until your bellies are full!
Ella Spice Garden Cooking Lessons
Join with me to understand the taste of Sri Lankan vegan food and we will teach you how you can make them when you return.we will teach you seven different authentic Sri Lankan vegan family recipes I have learnt from my grandmother and customised them to satisfy your taste. We will give you a detailed demonstration on the spices we use in our Cooking prior to the cooking lessons then you will join me in cooking all of them while writing the important tips on the cook book I give you to take home as a discussion piece. I do this for the past 12 years and we are the most reviewed and visited cooking class in Ella town.
Lankan Smiles Safari Udawalawe
Let's make happy team, We will start the Safari tour from the main entrance of the Udawalawe National Park. we will provide you to food and beverage parcel free of charge for safari tour including Biscuits, Fruits, snakes, and water bottle and tea or coffee. Firstly, Safari tour driver will drive you to ticket counter for you to buy entrance tickets which are require to enter the park. Once we got the tickets, standard process of entry into the park will start. then we'll start to see amazing wildness of Udawalawe. We will first run into the grassland area of the park in the hopes of seeing elephants, foxes, deers, wild pigs, water buffalos, hares, mongooses, bandicoots and some crocodiles in the wetlands areas and also birds such as the Sea Eagle, the Fishing Eagle, Brahminy Kite, Crested Serpent Eagle, Sri Lankan Jungle Fowl, Spur Fowl, Green Pigeon, Sri Lanka Grey Hornbill, Spot-billed Pelican, Little Cormorant, Green Bee-eater, Crested Tree Swift in and among the trees. Next we make our tour to the amazing Udawalawe Reservoir with huge mountains. You will get to see groups of crocodiles resting in the banks or swimming. you can also see some beautiful birds who are like to live near the lake. Upon completion of the tour, we will bring you back to the place which we are piked you up. Other things to note Better to Bring following things, #. scarf #. Round Hat
Guided Safari in a specially designed Land Rover Defender
(Contact me if dates aren’t showing) Park Entrance ticket not included (approx $30 per person) We will start the Safari from the car park of the Palatupana Entrance of the Park or Hotel (Free hotel pick up can be arranged if in the Yala vicinity) The specially designed safari jeep which is a Land Rover Defender sits 6 people comfortably. The retractable windshield is made just for low angle photography and to maximize the scenic views surrounding you Once we go through the standard process of entry into the park, we will start exploring the second biggest national park in Sri Lanka which is home to the Largest Leopard population in Sri Lanka Your experienced driver also acting as a tracking guide will listen carefully to the distress calls of the monkeys, deer and birds will understand the behavior and the movement of the leopards on that day. Therefore, he will drive in the routes that will give you the best chance of seeing the big cats Be sure to keep an eye out for the exclusive Sri Lankan Sloth Bear and Elephants amongst other species. Yala is also a true haven for seasonal migratory & resident birds Water and soft drinks available FOC. Meals and snacks can be arranged at cost upon discussion Upon completion of the tour, we will bring you back to the original pick up point FULL DAY SAFARI (6am-6pm) can be arranged upon request & availability
Authentic Sri Lankan Rice and Curry Cooking Class
Join Enoka in her garden kitchen to experience how to cook one of the best Sri Lankan rice and curry you ever tasted, strictly following her own traditional family recipes. You'll learn how to cook authentic local dhal, coconut sambol and two seasonal vegetable curries, all served with rice (add fish or chicken curry as an extra), while you'll also get an insight into the local life in Sri Lanka. After cooking we all come together to share the meal we prepared as a family. Don't forget to bring your appetite! Enoka is a lovely host with a big heart and magic hands in the kitchen.
Yala National Park Leopard Safari
(SKU: LK50C01C00) We will start the Jeep tour from the car park of the Palatupana Entrance of the Park Once we go through the standard process of entry into the park, we will start exploring the second biggest national park in Sri Lanka which is the home to Leopards. Your experienced driver also acting as a tracker will listen carefully to the sounds of the monkeys, deers and birds and will understand the behavior and the movement of the leopards on the day. Therefore, he will drive in the routes that will give you the best chance of seeing the big cats. Be sure to keep an eye out for the exclusive Sri Lankan Sloth Bear at the Yala National Park. In addition to the mammal population, Yala is a true haven for migratory and resident birds including graceful Peacocks, Flamingos, Pelicans, Spoonbills, Painted Storks, rare Black-necked Storks, Grey Herons, Purple Herons, Night Herons, Darters, Garganeys, Whimbrels, Pigeons, Flycatchers and more. Upon completion of the tour, we will bring you back to the entrance of the Park. Other things to note Once you meet us at the car park to get on your jeep, you driver will conduct the tour in the best routes for leopard spotting on the day while also sharing valuable information on the animals you see
Sinharaja Bird watching Tour By Sinharaja Expedition
Sinharaja world heritage site spreads over wide elevation range (300m to 1100m). It is rich in bird life with an impressive 147 species recorded to date. It is also the only location where 21 out of 26 bird species endemic to Sri Lanka may be viewed. The Rainforest Ecolodge is ideally located at the 1025m elevation having both the lowland and the highland species present in Sinharaja in its vicinity. A few endemic and other species thought to be confined to the hill zone i.e. the Sri Lanka White-eye (Zosterops ceylonensis) , the Scaly Thrush (Zoothera dauma) , the Wood pigeon (Columba torrigtoni), the Dusky Blue Flycatcher (Muscicapa sordid) and the yellow-eared Bulbul (Pycnonotus penicillatus) , have also been sighted at this area. Usually we start the bird watching tours from Sinharaja Pitadeniya Entrance or Sinharaja Kurulugala Entrance You should be in the Entrance around 6.00 in the morning also if you need any transportation to get here, possible to arrange for reasonable prices Expert bird guide, tickets+tax, lunch or breakfast,water,leech socks and all taxes included for the package. JOIN WITH ME TO HAVE A UNFORGETTABLE BIRD WATCHING EXPERIENCE IN SINHARAJA RAINFOREST
Explore ella in deep- a full day tour
Summary - sunrise at Little Adam's Peak , Tea plantation visit, Demodara Nine Arch Bridge, Demodara Railway loop , Ravana Falls, Secret waterfall +great experiences in off the beaten track. This tour covers the top must do activities at Ella, Sri Lanka. Meeting point for the tour is Ella railway station. First we will hike to see the sunrise at little Adams peak mountain.its the best and most convenient place to see the sunrise at Ella. You can experience the changes of nature with the sunrise, specially the clouds and the continuing plane towards coast of Sri Lanka. This is more than a hike and you will learn much on flora and fauna, history and folkore of Sri Lanka and Ella too Afterwards, i will stop for your breakfast and then start walk to the nine arches bridge . Its a colonial era viaduct and considered as most beautiful railway bridge in Sri Lanka. we can see the train passing the bridge and it is worthy to have that experience. Then we will visit famous Demodara Railway station . at there you can see the spiral railway loop. During this drive, we will stop in a beautiful tea field(not a factory) and you will learn much about tea and history of ceylon tea. After these key sights, we will bring you to experience authentic Village life at a farming village closer to Ella as well as to a secret waterfall. This would be a golden memmory in your travel.
The Tea Tour
Welcome to Hatton,Sri lanka The Heart of Ceylon’s Tea region! Please join us on one of our special Tea Tours, where you will experience the full “plant to pot” process. • Walk amongst the tea in the tea fields • Meet the pluckers • Learn their technique • Try your hand at plucking • Visit the weighing stations • Go to the factory, to learn about the processing: o Withering o Rolling o Drying o Shifting o Testing o Packing • Drink freshly made and brewed tea!
Paint a wooden elephant in a woodcarving village
Are you ready to meet the locals and Get the Island Vibes? I, Dinesh, will pick you up from you guesthouse with my tuktuk. We drive to the village where the tour get started. We start at woodcarver Amila his house. At his place you will start painting the wooden elephant. Off course you can get some help from one of the best painters in town, the aunty of Amila. After this it is time to walk around the village. You will meet the people who are still practicing the art of woodcarving. You can see how they work and see the beautiful statues they make. During the tour I will provide some tea and maybe even a fresh coconut. Just also make sure you bring enough water. It can be hot! Then it is time to say goodbye to the locals. You will leave the village with your own painted elephant and unique experience. I will bring you back to your guesthouse. With this unique tour you will support a local family directly! Fair travel, fair prices. Other things to note The pick up from your guesthouse in Unawatuna or Galle City is included in the price. If you stay somewhere else, there will be an extra charge for the pick up. So it is also possible to pick you up anywhere you want :)