This is an insight to cultural, food and rural living of Sri Lankan people in its authentic form and nothing is staged but real stuff. You will be staying in a home stay in Kandy in the outskirts of Kandy town and explore the rich heritage of Kandyan dynasty, explore markets, study about various spices and culinary secrets and also venture out to rural Kandyan village to see rural way of living in the mountains. .

Starting from $590 per person

Included

  • 3 nights accommodation in a simple home stay
  • All melas from day one dinner to day four breakfast
  • Tea/Coffee
  • All mentioned activities and sightseeing including entrance fees when applicable
  • All local transportation within the 3 nights experience (only local transportation and not to come to Kandy or go to your next destination)

Excluded

  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)

Day 1 - Temple of the tooth relic

Upon arrival in Kandy, our lady guide will receive you at Kandy railway station. After a refreshing king coconut drink, she will then take you a for a guided walk in the historical town of Kandy followed by a visit to Temple of Tooth to witness centuries old rituals. During the walk in Kandy, she will share some interesting stories about Kandyan history and culture which includes the Kandyan dynasty and information about some interesting monuments and buildings before proceeding to her home stay in a Tuk Tuk. During dinner, you will be served with homemade Kottu Rotti, a delicacy in Sri Lanka where you would be able to participate in fun way of making Kottu Rotti, a Sri Lankan exclusive. Overnight stay in Kandyan Home Stay.

Day 2 - Cook with Locals

After a home cooked breakfast, the gourmet adventure begins at the Kandy Market where shopping for fresh veggies, fish, meat or poultry is done in traditional style. Stroll through the conventional ‘Pola’ or market place where a wide variety of vegetables, green leaves, fruits, fresh herbs and spices are appealingly laid out in colorful rows. After buying everything needed for a truly wholesome meal, head for the home stay. Get yourself involved to cook a typical Sri Lankan meal using the fresh and wholesome produce purchased at the market. Get involved in the fun process of cutting, chopping of the veggies, grinding of the herbs, pounding of the spices and scraping of fresh coconut. Watch closely how each dish is prepared using just the right amount of spices and herbs so as to preserve the nutrition and goodness. Interestingly the meal is prepared in a typical outdoor tabletop with the birds, squirrels and even the monkey watching from not too far away. (Take care of the food or you will find the cute squirrels and the cheeky monkeys carrying it all away.)

Observe how the coconut milk is extracted and poured over the curries that are being cooked in terracotta clay pots on a crackling wood hearth. Learn some interesting facts and even some secret tips about traditional Sri Lankan cooking. With the mouthwatering aromas wafting from the kitchen, you’re probably hungry already. Enjoy a delicious Sri Lankan meal seated out on the open-to- nature dining area.

Take a rest in the verandah chatting with the host family or you may even take a brief nap before the next culinary experience.

In the evening set out to a traditional local bakery to see how breads and buns are made in the local way. You may even make your own buns. Come home with freshly baked breads and enjoy and experience a typical local dinner with a home cooked curry. Overnight stay in Kandyan Home Stay.

Day 3 - Rural Village Walks

Enjoy a hearty breakfast at the home stay cooked by the host prior to being picked up by a village guide from the village to take you for a guided walk in the foot hills of Knuckles Mountains. This walk will bring you real authentic sights of a village untouched by mass tourism growth or development. The walk goes through Pine forests, Tea estates, gushing streams, jungle patches, waterfalls, terraced rice fields and domestic spice fields. So you will be able to see working spice, paddy and tea fields, interact with real locals, taste home cooked food, and see how animals are used for farming work. A home cooked meal will be served as your lunch complimented with fresh home-grown fruits such as Mangoes and Bananas.

Upon arrival at the home stay after the walk, have some time relaxing in your room. We are still not finished as yet another culinary adventure is about to happen during the dinner. Our host will take you to a village Pan Hopper Shop operated by a lady from the village for her family’s livelihood where you would be able to join with her to make Pan Hoppers and eat those you just made at the hopper shop for dinner. Not only you interact with local villagers, you even contribute to their livelihood to make your visit a sustainable one.

Day 4 - Depature

Now comes the most difficult part according to the clients who stayed with us. Bid farewell to the local family at the home stay after breakfast and depart to your next destination.

End of tour

End of tour

Day 1

Temple of the tooth relic

Temple of the tooth relic

Upon arrival in Kandy, our lady guide will receive you at Kandy railway station. After a refreshing king coconut drink, she will then take you a for a guided walk in the historical town of Kandy followed by a visit to Temple of Tooth to witness centuries old rituals. During the walk in Kandy, she will share some interesting stories about Kandyan history and culture which includes the Kandyan dynasty and information about some interesting monuments and buildings before proceeding to her home stay in a Tuk Tuk. During dinner, you will be served with homemade Kottu Rotti, a delicacy in Sri Lanka where you would be able to participate in fun way of making Kottu Rotti, a Sri Lankan exclusive. Overnight stay in Kandyan Home Stay.

Day 2

Cook with Locals

Cook with Locals

After a home cooked breakfast, the gourmet adventure begins at the Kandy Market where shopping for fresh veggies, fish, meat or poultry is done in traditional style. Stroll through the conventional ‘Pola’ or market place where a wide variety of vegetables, green leaves, fruits, fresh herbs and spices are appealingly laid out in colorful rows. After buying everything needed for a truly wholesome meal, head for the home stay. Get yourself involved to cook a typical Sri Lankan meal using the fresh and wholesome produce purchased at the market. Get involved in the fun process of cutting, chopping of the veggies, grinding of the herbs, pounding of the spices and scraping of fresh coconut. Watch closely how each dish is prepared using just the right amount of spices and herbs so as to preserve the nutrition and goodness. Interestingly the meal is prepared in a typical outdoor tabletop with the birds, squirrels and even the monkey watching from not too far away. (Take care of the food or you will find the cute squirrels and the cheeky monkeys carrying it all away.)

Observe how the coconut milk is extracted and poured over the curries that are being cooked in terracotta clay pots on a crackling wood hearth. Learn some interesting facts and even some secret tips about traditional Sri Lankan cooking. With the mouthwatering aromas wafting from the kitchen, you’re probably hungry already. Enjoy a delicious Sri Lankan meal seated out on the open-to- nature dining area.

Take a rest in the verandah chatting with the host family or you may even take a brief nap before the next culinary experience.

In the evening set out to a traditional local bakery to see how breads and buns are made in the local way. You may even make your own buns. Come home with freshly baked breads and enjoy and experience a typical local dinner with a home cooked curry. Overnight stay in Kandyan Home Stay.

Day 3

Rural Village Walks

Rural Village Walks

Enjoy a hearty breakfast at the home stay cooked by the host prior to being picked up by a village guide from the village to take you for a guided walk in the foot hills of Knuckles Mountains. This walk will bring you real authentic sights of a village untouched by mass tourism growth or development. The walk goes through Pine forests, Tea estates, gushing streams, jungle patches, waterfalls, terraced rice fields and domestic spice fields. So you will be able to see working spice, paddy and tea fields, interact with real locals, taste home cooked food, and see how animals are used for farming work. A home cooked meal will be served as your lunch complimented with fresh home-grown fruits such as Mangoes and Bananas.

Upon arrival at the home stay after the walk, have some time relaxing in your room. We are still not finished as yet another culinary adventure is about to happen during the dinner. Our host will take you to a village Pan Hopper Shop operated by a lady from the village for her family’s livelihood where you would be able to join with her to make Pan Hoppers and eat those you just made at the hopper shop for dinner. Not only you interact with local villagers, you even contribute to their livelihood to make your visit a sustainable one.

Day 4

Depature

Depature

Now comes the most difficult part according to the clients who stayed with us. Bid farewell to the local family at the home stay after breakfast and depart to your next destination.

End of tour

End of tour

Included

  • 3 nights accommodation in a simple home stay
  • All melas from day one dinner to day four breakfast
  • Tea/Coffee
  • All mentioned activities and sightseeing including entrance fees when applicable
  • All local transportation within the 3 nights experience (only local transportation and not to come to Kandy or go to your next destination)

Excluded

  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)

Why Us ?

100% locally owned
Monies you pay us, stays in Sri Lanka, benefiting local economy.
Local knowledge
We know Sri Lanka well. We offer your you "Insider secrets" which could only come from locals. We are not the regular travel agent who promotes big chain hotels and taking you from one monument to another. We provide you an experiential journey to remember.
Responsible Travel
We source local expertise and knowledge from the villages which benefits their livelihood when you patronize our services.
Authentic Experiences
We only promote authentic travel experiences hosted by fellow locals to give you the most authentic Sri Lankan experience. No fake or staged experiences, no visits to tourist traps, no shopping unless you decide to do so.
No animal exploitation
No Elephant back rides; No Turtle Farm visits and no visits to chained animal complexes.
100% Tailor made
we design your trip with expert insider suggestions to suite your taste and budget.