Agro Tour of Sri Lanka (5 Days)

(SKU:LK105DY011) 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.

per adult from

$250

NZD

Duration

5 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Transport in a Private Vehicle, inclusive of, 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).
    What's excluded :
    • Hotel Accommodation.
    • Entry Visa Fees
    • International / Domestic Airfare.
    • Any expenses of personal nature.
    • Entrance fees to the respective sites.
    • Entry/Admission - Coconut Research Institute,Thabbowa Research Center
    • Entry/Admission - Melsiripura NLDB Farm
    • Entry/Admission - CIC Farm Shop

  • Day 1: Airport > Marawila

    Stop At: Coconut Research Institute,Thabbowa Research Center, Marawila - Udubaddawa Rd, Sri Lanka
    Later on, the evening visit the Coconut Research Institute, Marawila

    The Coconut Research Institute (CRI) is a National Institute founded in 1929 as the Coconut Research Scheme under the Coconut Research Ordinance No. 24 of 1928. The scheme began its research activities with three Technical Divisions namely, Genetics, Chemistry and Soil Chemistry for assisting coconut growers with technical information on coconut cultivation. Following the enactment of the coconut Research Act No. 37 in 1950, it was renamed as the CRI of Ceylon. Since its establishment all scientific research on coconut in Sri Lanka were centered in it and gained national as well as international reputation for coconut research.

    Return to the hotel and relax.
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: Marawila > Matale (Jim’s Farm Villa)

    Pass By: Jim's Farm Villas, Sri Lanka
    After breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed to Matale.
    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.

    You can find out more about coconut farming or see the nuts being harvested (every six weeks) by our skilful pickers. There are over 2500 coconut palms, 500 banana palms, plus several hundred mango and papaya trees, providing delightful shade and wonderful vistas as they disappear off towards distant hills. We will explain the organic method of cultivating coconuts, bananas and other crops on the farm, including black pepper, mangoes, papaya, cinnamon, coffee and cocoa. We have free-range chicken and eggs. Plus we have our own cows to provide milk and organic manure.

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 3: Jim’s Farm Villas > Melsiripura Farm > Hingurakgoda farm Villa

    Stop At: Melsiripura NLDB Farm, Melsiripura, Sri Lanka
    After breakfast at the hotel, check out and proceed to Melsiripura Farm.

    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)
    Duration: 3 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 4: Hingurakgoda > Kandy

    Stop At: CIC Farm Shop, Hingurakgoda, Sri Lanka
    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)
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 5: Colombo > Airport

    Pass By: Katunayake, Sri Lanka
    After the breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed to airport after spending a memorable time in this island.
    End of Tour


    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Bandaranayake Intl Airport, Colombo Sri Lanka
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

8

Organised by Lakpura LLC

Activity ID: V-16052P2581

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