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PROGRAMME : Discover dry zone farming - Thalakotewewa Trail
DURATION : Day Excursion
PERIOD : Valid till 31st December 2013
Meet at Sigiriya [Near the Hotel Sigiriya ] around 8.30am .
Start the jungle / village trail to Thalkote Wewa. [Tank] This is about 5.2km long and takes about 3 hours. This trail is going through few jungle patches / chaina cultivations, paddy fields. The terrain is flat and easy walking. You will be able to observe the real way of life of the villagers in this part of the country.
Thalakote Wewe This ancient tank is located having the ancient Sigriya Rock Fortress and the Pidurangala Monastery Rock as the back drop. It provides a life line of water to many villagers in the area to cultivate their crops. Paddy / Onions and other varieties of vegetables are grown providing water from this tank.
You can see many Tree houses, a semi permanent tall structures constructed by wood where farmers spend the night time. They take terns to be up during the night to have an eye on their crops which are easy edible targets for wild elephants and other animals. Keeping the "camp fire" alive is also an important duty!
We will be even visiting typical village house and have a meal interacting with them. [ As you ar are going to be a gust in their house, please refarin offering any money directly. As per our CSR policy we are making sure that thye benefit by your visit. However, a small gift from your country would be appeciated by them]
Chaina Cultivation [slash & burn farming]This a very primitive agricultural method where farmers slash and burn jungle patches for cultivation of short term crops. They mainly depend on rain water and there will not be any major field preparations. Farmers usually rotate between 2 to 3 land plots.
On conclusion, 1 hour bullock cart ride,
A bullock cart is a two-wheeled vehicle pulled by Buffalo. It is a means of transportation used since ancient times in many parts of the world. They are still used today where modern vehicles are too expensive or the infrastructure does not favor them.
On conclusion, Village lunch
Departure for the next destination
No of Pax
|01 pax||02 Pax||03 Pax||04 -06 Pax||07 Pax and above|
Per person in US$
OUR RATES INCLUDE
Local guides fees and manage the trail
· Village lunch in a village house
· 1 hour bullock cart riding
· Water & Snacks on the way.
· All government taxes.
OUR RATES DO NOT INCLUDE
· Transportation upto the starting point.
· Any additional beverage or food, which would be ordered extra.
· Any tips to the staff.
· Any personal effects not mentioned here.
· Personal effects for Warm/Windy/Rainy conditions should be carried by clients.
· Insect repellent, Sunburn lotion etc. are recommended.
· Light clothes Trekking shoes/boots are recommended for trekking.
Full payment with the confirmation
· 90 Days or more - 200 US $ Administrative fee
· 60 to 89 Days - 15 % of the tour cost will be charged
· 30 to 59 Days - 25 % of the tour cost will be charged
· 14 Days to 29 Days - 50 % of the tour cost will be charged.
· 8 Days to 13 Days - 75 % of the tour cost will be charged.
· Less than 7 days no refund.
*Days will be counted from the 6.00am on the tour starting day.
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