Spice Garden Visit and Cookery Demonstration in Pinnawala
This tour takes you to one of the famous spice gardens of Sri Lanka. Get to see how spices are grown. Learn more about the uses of spices. Watch a cooking demonstration that shows the practical application of these spices. Enjoy a delicious and well spiced traditional Sri Lankan Lunch. Get a chance to purchase spices and bottled spiced garnishes fresh from the source.
- Guided tour of the Spice Garden
- Cookery Demonstration
- Traditional Lunch
- Opportunity to purchase all sorts of spices fresh from the one-stop-shop of the spice gardens.
- Mountain Bikes and Helmets.
- Managing the Entire Cycling Route.
- Well Experienced Cycling Guide(s) and His Fees.
- 1 Bottle of Water Per Person Per Day During Cycle Tour Portion.
- All Taxes & Service Charges.
- Hotel Pick.
- Entrance Fees (If any).
- Food or Drinks not mentioned above.
- Gratuities (Optional).
- Expenses of Personal Nature.
What to Expect
Your tour will start at approximately 0800 hrs from Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawala where your guide will meet you. Ensure to have your breakfast before starting the tour. You will be driven to the Pinnawala Spice Gardens; which produces some of the top quality spices in the country. You will be taken on a tour around the spice gardens.
During your tour you will learn about all the spices cultivated in Sri Lanka and their history. You will get to see the gardens where the spices are grown and get to know the best conditions for their growth. You will also learn more about harvesting the spices and identifying the best of quality. As the next step you will get to see how the spices are processed until they ready for the kitchen or the other uses (medicine and etc) that they are put to.
The next part of your tour will consist of a cooking demonstration involving the spices you learnt about. You will get to see the practical application in the kitchen and how their effects are maximized in Sri Lankan cooking. You will also be able to try your hand at making the various curries that are demonstrated.
After the demonstration lunch will be served. It may include some of the food you helped make; making it a delightful experience to savor it and discover the brand new flavors that the spices bring out. Once lunch is over, you will have an hour or so to yourself. During this time you can relax in the calm breeze that surrounds the gardens, or visit the gift and item shop to purchase some souvenirs. You will be able to get fresh spices to take home here.
At approximately 1600 hrs your Spice Tour will be over and you will be dropped off at your hotel finishing it.