Discover dry zone farming -Sigiriya
 
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Sigiriya Tree House

 
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Discover dry zone farming -Sigiriya - Sri Lanka
PROGRAMME
: Experience Sigiriya in a Tree House
DURATION
: 1Night / 2 Days.
PERIOD
:Valid till 31st December 2014

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

This is certainly one of a kind Sri Lankan adventure where you would get to see and are experience a real village life & culture in the heart of paddy cultivation, amidst a love & hate relationship with wild elephants, mysteries of nature & wilderness !

 

TOUR ITINERARY

Day-01 Sigiriya (FB)

Arrival at Sigiriya [Near the Hotel Sigiriya ] around 9.30am , you are likely to encounter our team decending from Majestic Sigiriya rock.

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 assists easy walking. You will see the daily lives of the villagers unfolding in front of you .

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 !

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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.

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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.

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farming and agriculture tourism in sri lankaExperience a typical Sri Lankan lunch. Your host .owner of the paddy field will 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 hear the villagers communicating in a most unique way [ hooting !] 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 part of the magical night by forming an association with the villagers and our team to experience this one of a life time adventure. Even in your slumber they would take the liberty to wake you up if there are any intruders in the vicinity !

Day-02 Sigiriya

camping sri lanka,sri lanka campingWake up to the chirping of the birds and take a few steps around the fields sipping your warm cup of tea or coffee.

Enjoy your breakfast on the lake bunt.

Departure after breakfast.

- End of Programme -

RATES

No. Of Pax :
02 Pax
03 Pax
04 -06 pax
07- 10 Pax
Rate Per Pax. in US $:
290
190
175
165
 

OUR RATES INCLUDE

  • 1 night Accommodation in a tree house in Thalakotewewa
  • Meals on arrival day lunch to departure day breakfast.
  • Nature trail
  • BBQ dinner supplementary
  • All fees connected to the site and communities involve
  • All government taxes & service charges.

THESE RATES DO NOT INCLUDE

  • Any 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

IMPORTANT FACTORS

  • 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 toilet facilities. Bottle water and other beverages will be provided as per request for extra cost.
  • Toilet facilities will be out doors.
  • Personal effects for Warm/Windy/Rainy conditions should be carried by clients.
  • Insect repellent, Sunburn lotion etc. Are recommended.

CANCELLATION POLICY :

  • 90 Days or more - 200 US $ Administrative fee
  • 60 to 89 Days - 15 % of the tour cost will be charged
  • 30 to 59 Days - 25 % of the tour cost will be charged
  • 14 Days to 29 Days - 50 % of the tour cost will be charged
  • 8 Days to 13 Days - 75 % of the tour cost will be charged
  • Less than 7 days no refund.
    *Days will be counted from the 6.00am on the tour starting day.
The above mentioned descriptions and programmes have been compiled after long, arduous, exploratory, and expensive work and hence is the property of Eco Team (Pvt) Ltd. Making use of these programmes/descriptions for any public or commercial programmes requires the permission of the said company.

Naturally our ready made programmes will come cheaper than the tailor make programmes. How ever we are flexible enough to do minor changes to the ready made itineraries, with out any charge.? Please write to us

Do you own programme – Visit the location and activity pages on our site and you will come across mini tours in all of those pages. By combining them you can design your own tour. We will complete it by adding on the hotels and other cultural locations you may require.

Your tour will be handled by an experienced travel consultant who will provide a personalized service.

On certain occasions our standard programmes could be cheaper  than a tailor made programme for a specific client. But rest assured that we are flexible enough to effect minor changes to a standard programme as required by you,  our valuable clients  & offer same at no extra cost. Please contact us at reachme@srilankaecotourism.com we will do the needful.  

You also have the facility of designing your own  programmes by visiting our location and activity pages on the website and accessing the mini tours segment in those pages & selecting an appropriate combination. Our experienced travel consultants  will then add the finishing touches to the programme & provide a costing based on same. 



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