Agro Excursion Tour
with A/C vehicles
Agro Excursion Tour
Agritourism or agro-tourism involves any agriculturally based operation or activity that attracts visitors. The primary form of agriculture in Sri Lanka is rice production, which takes place during the Maha and Yala seasons. Tea cultivation in the central highlands serves as a significant source of foreign exchange. Additionally, the country cultivates vegetables, fruits, and oilseed crops
Studies have shown that agritourism operations often bring benefits to their surrounding communities by attracting tourists to the area. The resulting increase in economic activity can be particularly advantageous for rural areas seeking diversified sources of income. The Agro Technology Park in Gannoruwa stands out as one of the finest facilities of its kind in Sri Lanka, managed by the Department of Agriculture. This tour is especially valuable for university students and agriculture professionals, providing them with firsthand insights into the agricultural practices of the region and fostering research opportunities.
Agro Excursion Tour
- 1.including rice cultivation during the Maha and Yala seasons
- 2.Agritourism operations contribute to the economic
- 3.Diversified Agricultural Practices of The agritourism experience in Sri Lanka
- 4.university students with valuable insights into agricultural processes.
Agro Excursion Tour
Day 01 : Kandy
On arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport, you will get your first taste of warm Sri Lankan hospitality; Representative from stelaranholidays Travels & Tours (Pvt) Limited will Welcome you and Transfer to Kandy En Route Visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ,Spice Garden , Peradenya Royal Botanical Garden ,Tooth of Temple Over Nights stay at Hotel Kandy . Kandy This sacred Buddhist site, popularly known as the city of Senkadagalapura, was the last capital of the Sinhala kings whose patronage enabled the Sinahala culture to flourish for more than 2,500 years until the occupation of Sri Lanka by the British in 1815. It is also the site of the Temple of the Tooth Relic (the sacred tooth of the Buddha), which is a famous pilgrimage site.
Kandy is a large city in central Sri Lanka. It's set on a plateau surrounded by mountains, which are home to tea plantations and biodiverse rainforest. The city's heart is scenic Kandy Lake (Bogambara Lake), which is popular for strolling. Kandy is famed for sacred Buddhist sites, including the Temple of the Tooth (Sri Dalada Maligawa) shrine, celebrated with the grand Esala Perahera annual procession. one of the most sacred places of worship in the Buddhist world. It was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1988. Historically the local Buddhist rulers resisted Portuguese, Dutch, and British colonial expansion and occupation.
Peradeniya botanical garden was formally established in 1843 with plants brought from Kew Garden in London, it encompasses a total area of 147 acres. Though the groundwork for the current gardens were laid in 1821 by Alexander Moon, the origins of the Botanic Gardens date as far back as 1371 when King Wickramabahu III ascended the throne and kept court at Peradeniya near the Mahaweli river.
It was made more independent and expanded under George Gardner as superintendent in 1844, after which it was controlled under a few superintendents till it was taken under the control of the Department of Agriculture in 1912. The Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya was used as the South East Asian Headquarters of the Allied Forces during the Second World War as well. The Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya was listed in the “10 great botanical gardens around the world” published by The Guardian in 2018. Big pergolas and wire arches are covered with glamorous climber plants with hard-to-pronounce names like Beaumontia and Saritaea, intertwined with the beautiful lilac-blue petraea, which are said to have grown more beautifully than in the Kew gardens itself. A small and neat orchid house built inside the Royal Botanical Gardens exhibits some of the best orchid species and the entrance is decorated with beds of red Salvia coccinea and scarlet poinsettias, with the main Broad Walk being created with fine evergreen trees, underneath which there are beds of the pretty “Prickly Bush” and “Blue Sky” flora. The National Herbarium of Sri Lanka – the leading institute for authentication of plants in Sri Lanka, is also located inside the Peradeniya Gardens. The key duties of this institute is to explore plants, identify them, and prepare specimens, documentation and revising of the floral wealth in Sri Lanka. The gardens also consist of a few historically prominent trees such as a massive Ceylon Ironwood tree planted by Nicholas II in 1894, a tea plant from China (1824) which is considered as the first ever noncommercial tea plant in Sri Lanka, a big Amherstia planted by Prince Albert of Belgium, a camphor tree planted by First female prime minister of Sri Lanka – Mrs. Sirimavo Bandaranaike in 1972, a BaikeaInsignis planted by the High Pontiff of the Muslim Dawoodi Bohra Community, Syedna Taher Saifuddin (RA) in 1941, a Yellow Trumpet tree planted by Crown Prince Akihito of Japan and his Crown Princess 1981, and the Sorrowless tree planted by Queen Elizabeth in 1981.
Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya is the oldest formal gardens in Sri Lanka. It is located 460 Meters above the mean sea level about 5 km to the west of the city of Kandy in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. Royal Botanic Gardens Peradeniya attracts approximately 2 million local and foreign visitors annually. The garden includes more than 4000 species of plants, including orchids, spices, medicinal plants and palm trees and is renowned for its collection of orchids and the long, palm framed pathways. It is managed by the Division of National Botanic Gardens of the Department of Agriculture and the National Herbarium of Sri Lanka
• En route visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Elephant birth & Milk feeding (if like to visit)
• also, as you like we will arrange for You
• Spices Garden
• Visit Kandy temple of tooth relic
• Peradeniya largest botanical garden in srilanka
• Evening plan Next Day activities with tour guide.
• Relax on hotel Overnights Stay at Hotel
Day 02 , Agro Technology Park Gannoruwa
Agro Technology Park Gannoruwa is one of the finest of its kind in Sri Lanka maintain by the department of Agriculture. In the tropical climate of Kandy, the gateway to the central highlands, the park is bounded on three sides by a loop of river Mahaweli at Gannoruwa. Where there are majority of agricultural related institutions are located. The total area is 2km2. The mean elevation above sea level is about 1550 ft (473m). Since the working committee of the park consists of representatives from following units, this place is ideal for efficient management. Areas were demarcated for paddy, vegetable, fruits, root crops, dry zone crops (other field crops) and floriculture. Instructors of each section provide necessary information for viewers. Self - explanatory instructional display boards were provided for each demonstration
•After Breakfast Leave to Peradeniya Agro Technology Park Gannoruwa how our life is will build up with agriculture Vegetable garden Roots and Tuber crops &Plant genetic resources
•Almost all type of wild varieties as well as other newly improved varieties of plants genes collection stored in Plant Genetic Resources Centre, Gannoruwa.
•Hi-Tec Agriculture Banana garden Bee-keeping &Environmental friendly integrated farming (organic farming)
• Lunch break agro farm site.
•Gliricidia Plantation for Dendro power in this section Demonstrates the dendro power generation from the Gliricidia.
•Crop Wild Relatives Number of wild relatives of crops are conserved with in this section
•Leafy vegetable garden Dry zone crops (other field crops)
•Traditional chena Demonstration of traditional tank (Wawa) culture
•Evening plan Next Day activities with tour guide.
•Relax on hotel Overnights Stay at Hotel
DAY 03 ThalKote wawa – Sigirya
Thalkote Wawa is an ancient tank that provides to many villagers in the area with a lifeline of water to cultivate their crops - paddy, onions and different vegetables.Chaina cultivation, on the other hand, refers to so called slash-and-burn farming. It is a primitive agricultural method where farmers slash and burn small jungle patches for short term crops that mainly depend on rain water and don’t require major field preparations. Farmers usually rotate between 2 to 3 land plots. We will offer you a unique opportunity to spend a magical night in a tree house, surrounded by wilderness. Local farmers use these semi-permanent structures to keep on an eye on their crops that are an easy target for wild elephants and other animals throughout the night, the farmers take turns on lookout duty, keep the campfire burning and sing folk poems to stay awake
• Arrival in Sigiriya around 8.00 am leave village
• 6 kms village trail to the Thalkote Wawa.
• Upon arrival, a typical Sri Lankan lunch will be served in a village house.
• Cooking lesson & farms life style ,Bulk cart raider
• Have a bath in a lake or go for a walk by the vicinity in the afternoon.
• We will offer Group team BBQ dinner and overnight stay in a traditional tree house.
• Evening plan Next Day activities with tour guide.
• Relax on hotel Overnights Stay at Hotel
After the Breakfast leave to Sigriya and climb the Sigiriya Rock fortress (which has been nominated as the 8th wonder in the world) and HabaranaNational park Game drive in the evening and stay overnight in a luxury Hotel in the same area. (Total Travelling Distance around 160Km)
Sigiriya is a long story. The rock came into being as a result of a rivalry between two brothers. The great rock fortress, Sigiriya was built by the King Kashyapa. King Kashyapa made this great place to protect himself from his brother King Mogallana. The Sigiriya rock is entwined with a tragic event. The heir to the throne had been King Mogallana, but King Kashyapa had taken power by force. King Kashyapa was afraid that his brother would come back again to take back his right to the throne. Therefore, to protect himself, he built this rock fortress. He did not want any invasion to happen by his brother. The name refers to a site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 metres highThe technology that has been used in creating the fort is excellent. However, Moggallana was able to defeat Kashyapa, and after that, the rock fortress was destroyed. Earlier it used to be a Buddhist monastery, and after the palace was destroyed, it became a Buddhist monastery once again. Sigiriya was discovered later in 1831 by Europeans. A major of the British army, Jonathan Forbes discovered Sigiriya on his way from Polonnaruwa. Many historians and archaeologists started excavating this rock fortress, and it is through the excavations that all the glory of the rock was discovered
Pidurangala is an enormous rock located a few kilometres north of Sigiriya. The two rocks have an interlinked history: whilst King Kasyapa was building Sigiriya Rock Fortress in the 5th century, he moved monks living around Sigiriya to a new monastery on Pidurangala Rock. An ancient cave temple still houses objects from various vintages that reflect Buddhist, Hindu and western beliefs, and the stupa to the left of the temple entrance is believed to mark the spot where King Kasyapa was cremated. Pidurangala is a more challenging climb than Sigiriya, glorious vistas of the surrounding landscape and an incredible view of the majestic Sigiriya Rock.
•After breakfast Leave to Sigriya, Climb the Rock Sigirya approx.3hours
•Visit the water garden
•Habaran National park Game Drive
Day 5 -colombo
After an approximate 5-hour journey based on your flight schedule, it's time to bid farewell to the enchanting landscapes and warm hospitality of Sri Lanka. As you embark on your homeward journey, take a moment to reflect on the cherished memories and experiences you've gathered during your stay. Leave with not just photographs but also with the footprints of your adventures imprinted in the heart of Sri Lanka. Your departure marks the end of a remarkable journey, and as you say goodbye to this beautiful country, may the memories you've made here stay with you forever. Safe travels!
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Agro Excursion Tour
Include This Tour
- •Nice Luxury shearing Boutique hotel or Luxury star classes
- •Accommodation for 04 Nights
- •Air-conditioned vehicle with fuel
- •English speaking chauffeur guide
- •Food BB Basic Only
- •All parking and highway charge where applicable All taxes
- •Bottled water
- •Airport pickup and drop-off
Not include This Tour
- •Lunch and dinner throughout the tour.
- •Tickets for various activities, such as: Massage & Spa, tickets to gardens, orphanage, boat rides, Safaris, laundry, trips mini bar, shopping lists etc.,
- •Any phone calls made locally or internationally. If you prefer calling us it will be free of charge and for others hotel will charge.
- •Price list for entrance tickets per 1 person (does not include in the tour cost)
Agro Excursion Tour
Stelaranholidays (Pvt) Ltd is a fully licensed Travel Agency. We are a team of travel trade professionals which count for over 10 years of collective experience in Sri Lanka. As the company name suggests, we aspire to be the most sought after travel agent in sustainable tourism platform Sri lanka known as the peal of the Indian Ocean which is full of amazing places and things and the greatest place to spend your Holiday. Srilanka is the best Holiday destination in Asia. If you visit Srilanka Once, definitely you will think about a second visit. As a travel agent in Sri Lanka we can arrange the best tour solution. Best choice Stelaranholidays
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a.Yes, we have according to tour itinerary.
a. Couple, Small group 6 pax or 10 big group 20
Yes, we are giving special discount (regular customer)
Best health Conditions it is recommended to have a general level of fitness as you will be required to do some walking on the tours.
. Different on tour we are expects 01 to 85 age better
a. PV: 119492, Vat Tax: 102274385
If you are travelling alone there is a mandatory single supplement as it is not possible to share a room on the tour with another solo traveller.
a. We have exclusive relationships with the best Tour Guides and Naturalists in the industry including the ‘Best National Guide Lecturer’ and ‘Best Chauffeur Guide’ of the Presidential Travel & Tourism Awards. Multi Languages [Hindi, Arabic, English, French]
We provide a complete spectrum of accommodation options to suit all budgets including home stays, back-packer accommodation, 3 – 5 star, boutique/luxury as well as campsites with tented accommodation – service providers
a. Light cotton or linen clothing. It can be chilly in NuwaraEliya (the hill country) at night, so a sweater is recommended. Shoulders and knees must be covered to enter temples. Socks may also be a good idea for walking round places such as Polonnaruwa – the ground can be extremely hot for bare feet. Cotton t-shirts and shorts. Trousers to visit temples. Sandals. Trainers for walks. Socks. A fleece. Umbrella. Waterproof jacket.
a. You will need to obtain an ETA (Electronic Travel Authorization) prior to your visit to Sri Lanka. You can apply directly for an online ETA by visiting the following website: www.eta.gov.lk.
Do not apply too early as it is only valid for 90 days from the date you apply. The cost of the ETA is $20pp (about £13) if you are a UK citizen. Payment is made by either credit card or e-commerce enabled debit cards. Only Visa, Master and American Express Cards are accepted. When applying, you will need your passport details, flight details and the name and address of your first hotel on your tour Children under the age of 12 are free. Please do take the ETA with you when you travel. As at January 2012, if you find that you can’t apply for one before you travel, you can obtain a Visa on entering Sri Lanka, for $25pp (about £16)
your passport must be valid 6 months beyond your intended date of departure from Sri Lanka. A 60-day extension can be requested (variable fee) at the Dept. of Immigration and Emigration in Colombo. It is your responsibility to have the correct personal documents and obtain your Visa, if necessary. As with all foreign travel, it is wise to take a copy of the details page of your passport which will help the British Consulate in providing a temporary one in case of loss.
. Please consult your doctor for up to date information before you travel
a. There are so many opportunities for photography whether it is of scenes of everyday life by the roadside, spectacular vistas or of the amazing wildlife. Do please take a memory card of sufficient size as you will find you will take so many photographs. It would also be a good idea to bring some small binoculars to view the wildlife in the National Parks as with all wild animals, you will only be able to view them from a distance
It is your responsibility to ensure that you have adequate travel insurance for the activities that you are doing on your Tour such as white rafting, elephant rides, game drive etc. All travelers booking with us need to notify us of their insurance arrangements prior to travelling.
We offer comprehensive tour packages that include airport drop-off and pickup, as well as arrival transfers.
a. Yes, you can only purchase Sri Lankan Rupees in Sri Lanka as it isn’t an International Currency. On arrival at Colombo Airport, it is best to change some money at the Banks just before the Arrival Hall where there are 24hr facilities. Banks in towns are generally open 9am to 1pm or 3pm Mon-Fri. All banks are shut at weekends and public holidays. Changing Traveler’s Cheques can be a time-consuming process in a Bank, however, most Hotels will change these but the rate may not be such a good one. ATMs accepting Visa and MasterCard are widely available in cities and towns. If you wish to use Visa or MasterCard’s in ATMs, (as with all overseas travel) it is best to notify your Bank in the UK that you will be travelling to Sri Lanka, prior to your departure. When changing currency in Sri Lanka it is advisable that you keep a copy of the money exchange certificate with you. Always demand this certificate when you change money as you may be asked for this when you leave. You are not allowed to take Sri Lankan Rupees out of the country
a. It is GMT + 4.5 hrs. In summer and + 5.5hrs in winter
There are many fantastic included activities on the tours however if there any additional optional excursions available to you, they will be stated on your itinerary with your finalized travel documents