Standard Tours – US$ 35 per head
(90 min tour Inclusive of water/ Thambili upon availability (coconut water)
The best way to get a quick outlook on the UNESCO world heritage site. This conversation will bring you highlights that best suit your interest in the fort. From Architecture, culture to people, this walk touches all aspects that best define and describe the fort.
Extended Tours – US$ 70 per head
(150 min tour Inclusive of water/ Thambili upon availability (coconut water)
The session covers colonial History, its effect on our Sri Lankan people, the comedy that surrounds colonization, detailed insights on the history of the fort and how it has evolved to be the living site it is, a brief brush with craft and trade and all this ends with the perfect ice tea/ice cream or a sundowner inside the fort.
Night tour at the Dutch Fort – US$ 70 per head
The night is when the Fort becomes calm and lit up. Walk the cobble stone roads that glitter under the moon light while having conversations about the Colonial era. You’re lucky if you bump into a ghost, listening to black comedy wielded by a storyteller. Torches for light sabers and you’re guaranteed to feel like a Jedi time traveling through the 17th Century. Ask yourself, are you afraid of the Dark?
This walks end with homemade ice cream or a beer at a layman’s bar which tells an interesting colonial story.
Walks starts at 7.00pm
All Interactive tours start at the Sudarmalaya Buddhist Monastery inside the Fort.
The following are add-ons for the Standard/ Extended Tour:
Kids’ Treasure Hunt – + US$ 35 per child (This is for Kids under the age of 10)
This is a picture clue-based programme where the children take photos with every find.
A Meal at Wasanthi’s – +US$ 40 per head
A trip into the home of a typical middle class Sri Lankan family for a Sri Lankan Lunch/Dinner experience. Meet the man in the house who used to be a New York Cabby, his wife who has learnt the art of traditional southern cooking from her grandma, the son who is a Redbull daredevil Surfer and his sister who is starting up her baking business. Let them teach you to eat a home cooked meal with your fingers.
Cooking with Wasanthi – (+US$ 70 per head
Sri Lankan Rice and Curry like the country, has its own heritage. It’s an art that has been passed down from generation to generation. The best way to enjoy a Rice and Curry is when it comes out of a home Kitchen. Let our Traditional Southern maestro in the her Kitchen show you the art of cooking a proper home cooked Sri Lankan meal. This will start with a visit to the local Dutch Market where you will see and learn about the variations of Lankan fruits and vegetables. What we cook, is what you choose. All will be followed by lunch.
All of the above tours can end with a fun mask/ elephant painting activity which participants can use as a souvenir of the Tour (+ US$ 40 per head).
Any of the above can be combined and all add-ons need to be pre-booked.
All you need is:
Casual light clothing,
a cap or an umbrella if you’re a lady,
an inquisitive mind and a smile that will be transformed into a laugh (guaranteed).
We had a great time with Shanjei! Thanks for the great tour 🙂 Funny, behind the scenes and a perfect…
Shanjei is a fantastic guide. The conversation was a perfect way for us to find out all the historic details…
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We thoroughly enjoyed our walk with Shanjei last Sunday. We learnt so much in an entertaining way. Shanjei is a…