Visit to a local village (Half Day)

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This half-day visit starts off with a ride on a traditional bullock cart along a dirt track, through rice paddies and down to the picturesque Hiriwaduna Lake. The adventure continues with a catamaran ride on the shimmering lake, which is home to a large variety of dry zone bird life. The lake offers views of the surrounding forest, marshland and tiny farming plots owned by the locals. After the catamaran ride you will take a short ride on a Land Master tractor, or walking tractor, which was designed by the Sri Lankan engineer Dr. Ray Wijewardana. He invented a number of devices to assist local farmers. Your guide will then take you on a rickshaw ride to a local home, giving you the chance to interact with a traditional family by assisting the women in preparing a Sri Lankan lunch, using traditional Sri Lankan methods of cooking. Afterwards you will enjoy the lunch you helped to prepare before a leisurely walk back to the main road.


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