Take a real village expedition in Sigiriya which is located in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. Sigiriya village tour will give you a chance to experience traditional Sri Lanka with all its authenticity.
Start to explore the village by getting-into a bullock cart, riding passing rice fields and down to the picturesque Hiriwadunna Lake where will leave you with a sense of peacefulness. This might be your first experience in your lifetime to do a bullock cart ride. In the past bullock cart is commonly used as the primary mode of transport in rural Sri Lankan villages. Don’t miss to request from your local guide to give a chance to ride the bullock cart by yourselves, which will be definitely an amazing memory!
You will end at the banks of an artificial reservoir where you will continue your journey with a traditional catamaran ride. You will witness many types of aquatic and plant life; catch sight of an occasional crocodile or water monitor as you glide along and astonishing view of Sigiriya Rock located in far-away. While your catamaran ride, your local guide will pluck fresh lotus flowers & lotus leaves from the lake and make a lotus garland and a nice hat of lotus leaves for you.
On completion of the catamaran ride, you will do a guided walking tour to one of the humble homes. A village woman will come and warmly greeted you with a nice smile saying ‘’Ayubowan” (May you live long!). You will engage in a cooking demonstration on traditional Sri Lankan cooking with the village woman. She will teach you the secrets to make your food appetizing with a better aroma.
Once the cooking demonstration is done, start to enjoy a delicious authentic lunch made by your own attempt. Enjoy your lunch with clean lotus leaves on top.
After an authentic encounter with the local village folk; experiencing their lifestyles, their culture and their hospitality, you will be moved back to the tour starting point by tuk-tuk with lots of unforgettable memories!