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Hikkaduwa Village Tour and Authentic Experience

Hikkaduwa Village Tour and Authentic Experience

From US$ 155 per person

The ultimate one day tour to experience the Sri Lankan village life and enjoy the pristine beaches of the Southern Province of Sri Lanka. You will be served a locally prepared barbecue dinner that includes fresh catches from the nearby Indian ocean.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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English, German
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  • Take a boat ride on the Hikkaduwa lagoon
  • Visit a village family that make various products using coconut coir
  • Experience authentic village life
  • Visit the Mask Museum and learn about the usage of masks for rituals in Sri Lanka
  • Visit a moon stone mine and see how these precious stones are unearthed
  • Have a delicious barbecue dinner with fresh fish on the Hikkaduwa beach
  • Visit a sea turtle farm
  • Have a leisurely stroll on the pristine beaches of Hikkaduwa
Full description
Start your tour from Colombo at 9:00am where you will begin the 2 to 3 hour drive to Hikkaduwa. Stop on the way at Kosgoda where you will visit a sea turtle farm run by a non-governmental organization and maintained by volunteers. Next, visit the Ariyapala Mask Museum where you can learn about ancient masks and their part in ancient rituals, followed by the Mask Factory where you will see how these masks are brought to life through the hard work of artisans. After this, you will visit a family run gem and jewellery store and find various items at very affordable rates. Then, visit the agriculture and coir industry of Hikkaduwa, meeting a family that makes various products using coir and see the hard work they put in to make various valuable items. A very important ecological asset of the region is the Hikkaduwa lagoon. Take a boating trip on which you will discover the many avian fauna species of the region. Next up, visit one of the oldest Buddhist temples in the area. The temple is virtually free of tourists and mostly frequented by the local people. Here you can learn all about Buddhism with our local guide. After a busy day full of discovery head to Hikkaduwa beach to have a leisurely stroll and take in the sunset. Taste the most popular Sri Lankan alcoholic drink, Arrack, distilled from 100% coconut syrup.  End your tour with a barbecue dinner, consisting of fish bought from the nearby fishing harbour.
  • Private barbecue dinner
  • Boat tour at Hikkaduwa lagoon
  • Village tour with visits to the temple and coir product manufacturing family
  • 1 Bottle of Arrack
  • Entire ground transportation
  • Hotel pick-up from Colombo
  • All taxes
  • Personal expenses such drinks and snacks
  • Tips
  • Flight tickets
  • Visa
  • Any other services not specified
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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  • Passport

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  • Free for children under 3 years
  • 50% discount for children between 3-12 years
  • This tour can be customised
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November 11, 2018

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