Explore Sigiriya - Sri Lanka



Discover dry zone farming -Sigiriya
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Sigiriya Tree House

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Sigiriya, A World Heritage named by UNESCO
The ancient city of SIGIRIYA is a premier eco tourism destination in Sri Lanka which was designated a cultural World Heritage Site in 1982. It is also proposed that the site should be named the eighth wonder of the world, indicating it is in the same league as other international wonders such as the Grand Canyon and Ancient Pyramids. Translated as 'Lion Rock' into English, the name of the monument indicates the way in which visitors used to begin their final ascent to the top - through the open jaws and throat ('giriya') of a lion ('sinha'). Unfortunately, the only remains of this lion figure are the gigantic paws, sculpted into the side of the rock. The topography of the area is flat except for the massive rock outcrop of the fortress itself (which rises an incredible 600 ft up from the green scrub jungle).
The unusual rock is particularly interesting due to its flat top (nearly an acre in size), that was used in its entirety to build King Kasyapa's fortress complex, still evident by the presence of the extensive ruins.

Discover dry zone farming -Sigiriya
: Experience Sigiriya in a Tree House
: 1Night / 2 Days.
: Valid till 31 st December 2008

Experience Sri Lanka .. Sri Lankan way....

This is one of a kind Sri Lankan adventure where you are experiencing a real village life & culture connected to paddy cultivation, love & hate relationship / conflict with wild elephants, mysteries of nature & wilderness !



Day-01 Sigiriya (FB)

Arrival at Sigiriya [Near the Hotel Sigiriya ] around 9.30am . Probably you may meet up with our team after the Sigiriya climb.

Start the jungle / village trail to your Tree House at Thalkote Wewa. [Tank] This is about 5.2km long and takes about 3 hours. This trail is going through few jungle patches / chaina cultivations, paddy fields. The terrain is flat and easy walking. You will be able to observe the real way of life of the villagers in this part of the country.

Tree House - A semi permanent tall structure constructed by wood where farmers spend the night time. They take terns to be up during the night to have an eye on their crops which are easy edible targets for wild elephants and other animals. Keeping the "camp fire" alive is also an important duty !

Chaina Cultivation [ slash & burn farming] - This a very primitive agricultural method where farmers slash and burn jungle patches for cultivation of short term crops. They mainly depend on rain water and there will not be any major field preparations. Farmers usually rotate between 2 to 3 land plots.

Arrival at your Tree House middle of a pddy field near spill canal at the "Thalakote wewa".
Thalakote Wewe - This ancient tank is located having the ancient Sigriya Rock Fortress and the Pidurangala Monastery Rock as the back drop. It provides a life line of water to many villagers in the area to cultivate their crops. Paddy / Onions and other varieties of vegetables are grown providing water from this tank.

Experience a typical Sri Lankan lunch. Your host .owner of the paddy field also join you for lunch.

Evening optional bathing at the lake or do a leisure walk in the vicinity.

With the night fall you will here how villagers communicate about the presence of any elephants and the folk poems that they sing to keep them up.

BBQ dinner and over night stay in the Tree House.

[Basic comforts will be provided at the tree house [mattresses, Pillows, sheets, Towels, soap] Camp toilet each will be set up at the ground.

You could be up as much you like with the villagers and our team experiencing this one of a life time adventure. Even if you decide to sleep they would take the liberty to wake you up if there are any intruders in the vicinity !

Day-02 Sigiriya

Wake up to for bird calls and do a casual walk around the fields sipping your warm cup of tea or coffee.
Enjoy your breakfast on the lake bunt.

Departure after breakfast.

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No. Of Pax :
02 Pax
03 Pax
04 pax
05 Pax
06 Pax
Rate Per Pax. in US $:


  • Accommodation on Full Board Basis.
  • Evening & after meals Tea & coffee.
  • Nature Trails.
  • All fees connected to the site and communities involved.
  • All government taxes and service charges.


  • Transportation.
  • Any additional beverage of food, which would be ordered extra.
  • Any tips to the staff. (Tracker, Driver, Etc.)
  • Any personal effects not mentioned here


  • The facilities at the Tree House are basic and will include accommodation in camping tents (2 persons per tent), sleeping mattresses, sheets, pillows, torches, towels, soap and camping toilet facilities. Bottle water and other beverages will be provided as per request for extra cost.
  • Toilet facilities will be out doors with toilet tent and pit. [Camping commodes Personnel]
  • Personal effects for Warm/Windy/Rainy conditions should be carried by clients.
  • Insect repellent, Sunburn lotion etc. Are recommended.

These /above /under mentioned/ attached, descriptions and programmes have been compiled after long, arduous, exploratory, and expensive work and hence is the property of the Eco team (Pvt) ltd. Making use of these programmes/descriptions for any public or commercial programmes requires the permission of the said company.

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