Picked up from your hotel in Colombo around 10.00am to take the direction to Hokandara, lying along the outer periphery of Colombo’s numerous suburbs, After a short bumpy ride down a rugged, narrow lane off the main road, and the terrain changes drastically. Here you encounter the first glimpses of rural beauty inherent in the island’s general landscape where the farm is established
An acre of agricultural land farmed by an elderly lady from the village is the setting for this local experience. What is special here, is her chosen livelihood and the hands-on guidance she provides to other farmers in the area, in what is generally a male-dominated profession when looking at Sri Lanka’s long agrarian history. The produce found here include dambala (the winged bean), heirloom tomatoes, soursop, and several varieties of chilli pepper. The experience revolves around the plucking of these fruits and vegetables, and their subsequent preparation in her outdoor kitchen. Her reliance on traditional agricultural methods and natural fertilizers such as cow dung in their cultivation, ensure that you are served high quality,
organically grown produce. The meal is cooked using a simple firewood stove assembled on the ground with a few fired, clay bricks and her readily available supply of dried firewood. This cooking experience consists of six curries highlighting simple village fare, a local mix of leaves, freshly prepared soursop juice, and a king coconut to refresh yourself and round off the meal! The inclusion of meat, other customized needs, and special dietary requirements can be accommodated. After your homemade lunch, you will depart back to your property (arrival estimated 4pm)
INCLUDED / EXCLUDED
What is Included?
Return land transfers from Colombo, your host & any snacks & drink during the walk
What is Excluded?
Alcoholic & non alcoholic Drinks
What to Bring?
Mosquito repellent, sunscreen, change of clothes, comfortable walking shoes or sleepers. Camera to capture all of the sights, Some extra cash if you want to purchase souvenirs, Hat, Sunscreen
Daily based on a minimum booking of 2pax per departure. Single supplement applies for solo travellers.
Mindful & passionate individual guide