Unique things to do in Southern Province
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Unique things to do in Southern Province

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Traditional Gems and Jewelry Workshop
I welcome all ages, children, families, couples and groups to come and create a lasting memory with me.This workshop demonstrates you how to make a custom piece of jewelry using pure Silver. Your "experience" is to actively participate and get your hands on Melting metals/Gauging/ Soldering/Designing/Hammering/ Embedding gems and Polishing involves in jewelry making. You will become familiar with all Traditional techniques that are involved. *If you have been dreaming of wearing a piece of jewelry contributed by yourself then, this experience is for you. *You can Examine Rough and Polished (precious, semi- precious) gems from local mines. * Learn how to Identify real gems from fakes. * Buy all types of Gemstones and custom made Jewelries for a reasonable price* * Get a Free "moonstone "at the end of the experience. * Mastering jewelry making takes years of practice so don't expect to make a piece of jewelry 100% by yourself on 1st day. You do easy parts and we do difficult parts. ~~~ This is a working demonstration class which demonstrates you how to make a piece of jewelry in traditional way ,so If you wish to take what you make with you , then you will have to pay for the Metal and Gems involved in the piece.( very reasonable price) But you don`t have to Buy anything unless you want to as we give chance for you to practice with a custom piece ~~
Woodcarving village tour & paint a wooden elephant in Galle
Are you ready to meet the locals and Get the Island Vibes? The tour will start at woodcarver Amila his house. At his place you will start painting the wooden elephant. Off course you get some help from one of the best painters in town, the aunty of Amila. After this it is time to walk around the village. You will meet the people who are still practicing the art of woodcarving. You can see how they work and see the beautiful statues they make. During the tour we will provide some tea and maybe even a fresh coconut. Just also make sure you bring enough water. It can be hot! Then it is time to say goodbye to the locals. You will leave the village with your own painted elephant and unique experience. And maybe even some other nice souvenirs as you can buy straight from the maker a wooden statue for a good price. It’s a hidden gem so you are lucky that you found it. With this unique tour you will support a local family directly! Fair travel, fair prices. Other things to note: Transport is not included in the price for this tour. So you have the option to come by your own transport or I can arrange it for you. It’s up to you and we will discuss after your booking. Another note: The location is not the right location. As soon as you book we will send you the right location to visit.
Nautilus Cooking Class In Unawatuna
At nautilus Cooking Class, you'll be able to shop at the market, cook authentic srilankan food, and eat eight favorite Srilankan dishes. The day will be divided into two parts that will have exploring the biggest fresh markets (Greenmarket,Fishmarket)in City of Galle —where you shop for fresh ingredients before you cook them. Then, take Tuk-Tuk back to the cooking school. The cooking class will be conducted in nice seaview balcony where you will be introduced to Srilankan exotic ingredients, including vegetables, spices, and herbs. What We Cook : Rice Three vegetable curry Dhal curry (lentil) Fish or Meat (Chicken) Coconut sambol Papadum when the class is done you can eat what you cook unill your stomach is getting full. Other things to note Please inform me 24Hours before you book Vegan and Vegetarian options available
Explore ella in deep- a full day tour
Begin Your Transformational Journey.. Are you a traveler seeking more than just sights? Join us on a captivating expedition through Ella that transcends conventional tours. This isn't just a journey; it's an immersion into the very essence of culture, nature, and connection. Begin your adventure by hiking up Little Adams Peak, where geography unfolds before your eyes. As the central mountain range meets the plains that stretch towards the coast, you'll witness a sunrise that paints the sky with stories about Ella's past and present. You will visit these main places *Little Adam's peak *Nine arches Bridge *Demodara Railway Loop * Natural Pools *Tea Plantations and communities - Immerse yourself in tea's rich history and the fascinating manufacturing process. (This is not a factory tour) Then you will have a brief TRAIN RIDE that lets you cross the legendary Nine Arches Bridge, offering views that linger in memory. This is something mised by many travelers. Then you will witness the serenity of rice fields.Then pay homage at a Buddhist temple. here we will discuss about life,natural phenomenon and philosophy. Also you will explore the practices , culture and connection between cultures. Have questions about your Sri Lankan journey so far? We're here to clarify, enriching your experience with insights spanning biodiversity, history,politics, economy and culture.
Alternative Galle Fort - walking tour
If you like walking tours that are non traditional, quirky and has a touch of satire to it, then this is where you sign up. Galle Fort is a visual metaphor that brings to light the modern Sri Lanka that you have visited. My walking tours are an interactive and conversation driven experience where the participant can explore their interests in people, art, culture and history. This is an insiders perspective of how you can best experience the Unesco World Heritage Site while also gaining clarity on your entire journey here in Sri Lanka. Let me help you decode the magic and the mystery of Galle Fort. Other things to note If you are looking for a show and tell lectured tour - this is not for you.

All activities near Southern Province

Traditional Gems and Jewelry Workshop
I welcome all ages, children, families, couples and groups to come and create a lasting memory with me.This workshop demonstrates you how to make a custom piece of jewelry using pure Silver. Your "experience" is to actively participate and get your hands on Melting metals/Gauging/ Soldering/Designing/Hammering/ Embedding gems and Polishing involves in jewelry making. You will become familiar with all Traditional techniques that are involved. *If you have been dreaming of wearing a piece of jewelry contributed by yourself then, this experience is for you. *You can Examine Rough and Polished (precious, semi- precious) gems from local mines. * Learn how to Identify real gems from fakes. * Buy all types of Gemstones and custom made Jewelries for a reasonable price* * Get a Free "moonstone "at the end of the experience. * Mastering jewelry making takes years of practice so don't expect to make a piece of jewelry 100% by yourself on 1st day. You do easy parts and we do difficult parts. ~~~ This is a working demonstration class which demonstrates you how to make a piece of jewelry in traditional way ,so If you wish to take what you make with you , then you will have to pay for the Metal and Gems involved in the piece.( very reasonable price) But you don`t have to Buy anything unless you want to as we give chance for you to practice with a custom piece ~~
Surf Weligama
Surf with one of the best on the region and in most uncrowded, relaxing beach side in Weligama. Our surf school has more privacy than many of the schools out there in Weligama. Plus, on Saturdays and Sundays we provide DSLR photos and drone photos of you surfing as well. We normally have surf lessons based on your level, like for an absolute beginner (level 1) or an experience surfer (level 3). Level 1 - Absolute Beginner At first our trainer will you a basic introduction and then will go into step by step guide to catch you in your first wave. Level 2 - Intermediate Surfer We'll teach you how to stand and paddle properly, when to stand, how to turn and other important techniques. Level 3 - Experienced Surfer We'll give you the board and you just can carry on. If needed any help we'll provide it. Each lesson is 2 hours as mentioned.
Authentic Sri Lankan Rice and Curry Cooking Class
** Please note: we only take bookings from minimum 2 people ** Join Enoka in her garden kitchen to experience how to cook one of the best Sri Lankan rice and curry you ever tasted, strictly following her own traditional family recipes. You'll learn how to cook authentic local dhal, coconut sambol and two seasonal vegetable curries, all served with rice (add fish or chicken curry as an extra), while you'll also get an insight into the local life in Sri Lanka. After cooking we all come together to share the meal we prepared as a family. Don't forget to bring your appetite! Enoka is a lovely host with a big heart and magic hands in the kitchen.
Ella One Day Tour by a Tuk-Tuk
Join me at Ella , amazing mountain village at Uva Province of SriLanka. Experience the one day Tuk-Tuk ride and create memories you cannot forget. It's not only site seen Tuk-Tuk Summary - Ella Little Adam's Peak, Nine Arches Bridge, Demodara Loop, Rawana Waterfall, Black Tea Factory. Tea Plantation. I will pick you from any hotel/villa you staying around 3km Ella. First we will hike to Ella Little Adam's Peak Little Adams peak is the best place to see the Ella gap and the plain continues to the southern coast of Sri Lanka. This is more than a hike and you will learn much on flora and fauna, history and folkore of Sri Lanka and Ella too Then we will visit Nine Arches Bridge. is the most attractive colonial era viaduct in Sri Lanka. We will ride you to this unique bridge and show you the best spots to take your memorable photos. Afterwards, Demodara Railway Loop and Railway station, is a highlight of upcountry railway track. Also this is the only railway station in the world that has spiral railway track and a tunnel made just upon it. Then we drive to Rawana waterfall, is the most massive waterfall at Ella. Then we drive to Black Tea Factory and Plantation. This remarks another highlight. you can explore the tea making process and taste the fresh tea. (You need to buy factory entrance ticket 1500Lkr During this tour i can stop as you request to get the meals.
Woodcarving village tour & paint a wooden elephant in Galle
Are you ready to meet the locals and Get the Island Vibes? The tour will start at woodcarver Amila his house. At his place you will start painting the wooden elephant. Off course you get some help from one of the best painters in town, the aunty of Amila. After this it is time to walk around the village. You will meet the people who are still practicing the art of woodcarving. You can see how they work and see the beautiful statues they make. During the tour we will provide some tea and maybe even a fresh coconut. Just also make sure you bring enough water. It can be hot! Then it is time to say goodbye to the locals. You will leave the village with your own painted elephant and unique experience. And maybe even some other nice souvenirs as you can buy straight from the maker a wooden statue for a good price. It’s a hidden gem so you are lucky that you found it. With this unique tour you will support a local family directly! Fair travel, fair prices. Other things to note: Transport is not included in the price for this tour. So you have the option to come by your own transport or I can arrange it for you. It’s up to you and we will discuss after your booking. Another note: The location is not the right location. As soon as you book we will send you the right location to visit.
Hike to see the sunrise at Little Adams peak mountain
Hike to see the sunrise at little Adams peak mountain. WHAT WE'LL DO: In order to grab the best, we'll pick you around 5.30 AM in the morning from any hotel/villa you staying around Ella. First we will drive to hiking start point Ella Little Adam's Peak. Little Adams peak is the best place to see the Ella gap and the plain continues to the southern coast of Sri Lanka. This is more than a hike and you will learn much on flora and fauna, history and folklore of Sri Lanka and Ella too. Little Adam`s Peak. It is not a challenging hike and it`s quite short, but gives you a good impression of the landscape around Ella and the view is fantastic!
Southern Sri Lanka Beach Tour
Please contact me before booking ***Off-season till September I'll show you the hidden and beautiful beaches in Southern Srilanka. These beaches are with scenic coconut trees and shallow turquoise waters. Once we arrive, you will be able to chill, swim or have a peaceful stroll. Spend as long as you like on any beach. Plus, we provide DSLR (Canon 1300D) and drone (DJI Mini 2) photos (unedited) of you traveling as well. We will meet at an agreed Location in Mirissa, or I could pick you up from your location. You will be guided back to your hotel or desired point at the end of the experience. Beaches we'll cover 1. Mirissa Beach 2. Coconut Tree Hill 3. Kamburugamuwa Beach 4. Depiyassa Rock 5. Thalaramba Beach 6. Habaraduwa Beach 7. Kabalana Beach 8. Dalawella Beach 9. Weligama Beach 10. Kadabedda Beach
Nautilus Cooking Class In Unawatuna
At nautilus Cooking Class, you'll be able to shop at the market, cook authentic srilankan food, and eat eight favorite Srilankan dishes. The day will be divided into two parts that will have exploring the biggest fresh markets (Greenmarket,Fishmarket)in City of Galle —where you shop for fresh ingredients before you cook them. Then, take Tuk-Tuk back to the cooking school. The cooking class will be conducted in nice seaview balcony where you will be introduced to Srilankan exotic ingredients, including vegetables, spices, and herbs. What We Cook : Rice Three vegetable curry Dhal curry (lentil) Fish or Meat (Chicken) Coconut sambol Papadum when the class is done you can eat what you cook unill your stomach is getting full. Other things to note Please inform me 24Hours before you book Vegan and Vegetarian options available
Ella Waterfalls Tour by a Tuk-Tuk
Join me at Ella , amazing mountain village at Uva Province of SriLanka. Experience the one day Tuk-Tuk ride and create memories you cannot forget. Summary - Rawana waterfalls, Koslanda Rubber Plantation, Diyaluma waterfalls, Secret waterfalls. I will pick you from any hotel/villa you staying around Ella. First we will visit Rawana waterfall, is the most massive waterfall in Ella. Then we will visit Koslanda Rubber Plantation, Sri Lankan rubber tree plantations are the result of colonization. From there i will explain about rubber plantation process. Then we will visit Diyaluma waterfalls, is most scenic waterfall cascade in Sri Lanka. Diyaluma Falls is 220 m high and the second highest waterfall in Sri Lanka. Upper Diyaluma Falls is a part of the Diyaluma Falls. Then we will secret waterfalls, is a small but beautiful waterfall lying hidden inside the jungle on the Ella.
Tea Plantation and Factory Experience, Art of Ceylon Tea
Welcome to the gardens of Ceylon tea. In this tour you will go through the history, art and chemistry of renowned ceylon tea. You will visit Tea Plantation ( tea farms) and a tea Factory as the main places of visit. Its simple to find tea factories at central hills of Sri Lanka.But its hard to experience the art and chemistry of tea. Also the history and legends with that. Don't miss this opportunity. You going to experience all of them in this short tour. First you wll visit tea plantation and you will experience tea plucking at there. Then i will bring you to see the tea trees and some tea pluckers villages. Then we visit black tea making factory. At the factory,you will experience how we manufacture tea, as well as how we keep the quality of ceylon tea. Also you will taste the tea at there. Finally we can help you to find the best tea in Ella and we can do a guided tea shopping tour . You can add your experience in tea factory to find best tea. In this tour you will learn why Ceylon tea is so special. You will taste the tea and get familiar with how to identify high quality tea. You will inspect and taste for quality of tea and finish the tour with sound knowledge about Ceylon Tea ***Feel free to request different time slots for this tour.. you can request reschedule
Explore ella in deep- a full day tour
Begin Your Transformational Journey.. Are you a traveler seeking more than just sights? Join us on a captivating expedition through Ella that transcends conventional tours. This isn't just a journey; it's an immersion into the very essence of culture, nature, and connection. Begin your adventure by hiking up Little Adams Peak, where geography unfolds before your eyes. As the central mountain range meets the plains that stretch towards the coast, you'll witness a sunrise that paints the sky with stories about Ella's past and present. You will visit these main places *Little Adam's peak *Nine arches Bridge *Demodara Railway Loop * Natural Pools *Tea Plantations and communities - Immerse yourself in tea's rich history and the fascinating manufacturing process. (This is not a factory tour) Then you will have a brief TRAIN RIDE that lets you cross the legendary Nine Arches Bridge, offering views that linger in memory. This is something mised by many travelers. Then you will witness the serenity of rice fields.Then pay homage at a Buddhist temple. here we will discuss about life,natural phenomenon and philosophy. Also you will explore the practices , culture and connection between cultures. Have questions about your Sri Lankan journey so far? We're here to clarify, enriching your experience with insights spanning biodiversity, history,politics, economy and culture.
Galle fort Walking tour
This a a 1 and half hour walking tour around the galle fort starting from clock tour and sight seeing of historic buildings and taking you through the streets of of Galle fort. While on tour secret fork stories related to colonial era of Sri Lanka will be revealed together with 2600 years old history of Sri Lanka.
Udawalawe National Park safari jeep tours
After you select us for the safari tour we start from the main entrance of Tha Park near the car park. We only provide safari jeep service and will take you to the ticket counter to get the entrance ticket. After going through the standard park entry process, we enter the untamed forest of Udawalawe, home to Sri Lanka's majestic elephants. We first move into the park's savannah grasslands hoping to spot elephants, foxes, deer, buffaloes, rabbits, mongooses, bandicoots, wetland crocodiles and sea eagles as well. , Fishing Eagle, Brahminy Kite, Crested Serpent Eagle, Sri Lankan Jungle Fowl, Spur Fowl, Green Pigeon, Sri Lanka Gray Hornbill, Spot-billed Pelican, Little Cormorant, Green Bee-eater, Crested Tree Swift in and the trees. Soon we move to the banks of the stunning Udawalawa Reservoir with huge mountains behind. You can spot herds of crocodiles resting on the banks or swimming around the lakes, colorful birds of prey fishing and herds of elephants resting and resting to quench their thirst and many other birds and animals. After the tour, we will bring you back to the entrance of the park. Other points to note Once you meet us at the car park to board your jeep, you will tour the best routes for driving animals. Note :- Taxis can be arranged as per your requirement to reach Udawalawe for safari (You have to pay for the taxi)
Non Touristic Expeditions to Uncommon Destinations in Ella &
Non Touristic Destinations in Ella & Vicinity - I will be accompanying discerning travelers on Uncanny Expeditions to UnNamed & intriguing places of interest of the Natural environment, where hardly anyone has been before. Listening & feeling the pulse of the Nature including birds, reptiles, mammals & other fascinating creatures. Treks on rarely trodden fragrant Nature Trails & Hikes. Picnics at gorgeous Waterfalls, Rapids & Estuaries. Merging Scientific inquiry with Spirituality of the Self with the surrounding Nature . Challenging treks & hikes on intriguing geological terrain to inspect & Observe anomalous phenomena ...... ...... Unusual Prehistoric Cave Paintings, Rock Inscriptions, Rock Carvings, Uncommon Viewpoints to Observe Scenic Landscapes, Research on Ancient Art, Sculpture & Carvings amidst rare natural geological structures etc. An Example could perhaps be disclosed as follows : SL's Circular Alien Mountain - Danigala, was overlooked by the unassuming SL society preoccupied by the 7000 year old Social & Cultural Conditioning in this Isle, while Astronauts returning to Earth from Space found the mesmerizing "Circular" shaped tall big mountain hidden away in the wilderness not too far from Ella. Kindly understand that you & all of US could perhaps keep this info as discreet as possible. Certainly suitable for the Adventurous individuals who Enjoy !
Epi-Mystical Experience
Remove & Leave the Mind, Name, Identity, Person, Personality, Past, Future Plans, Bags & Footwear at the Door, so that one can pick it up on the return. 2. Sit comfortably & Bring the Being / Self / Inner Awareness into a complete Silence & Breathe deep 3. File away Thoughts, Ideas, Concepts, Imaginations, Emotions, Feelings, Judgment, etc in order to move and stay in that Stillness. 4. Prepare to Meditate by Visualizing the four Compartments of the Consciousness. 5. Set aside the compartments of consciousness such as (a) the Intellect (Buddhi), (b) the Mind (Manasa) & (c) the Identity (Aham /'I am') etc in order to enter the 'Clear Space' or the empty chambers of the 'Chitta' region of Consciousness. 6. Navigate & Sail into the 'Nothingness' and learn how to be there for as long as possible. 7. Discover that the Silent Witness is Observing the Observed. 8. Discover that the Perceiver can stay 'empty of thoughts, concepts, ideas etc, 'Be' in that Presence and practice it at some other time afterwards. 9. Discover Timelessness, Uncommon Energy, Field, Mystical Harmonic Convergence, Healing through the Heart, Healing the inner child, etc. 10. Embrace Change in Silence Other things to note Reserve prior to Attendance