Hikkaduwa by Tuk Tuk sightseeing tour to Tea,Rubber,Cinnamon plantation & Forest
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Hikkaduwa by Tuk Tuk sightseeing tour to Tea,Rubber,Cinnamon plantation & Forest
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Hikkaduwa by Tuk Tuk sightseeing tour to Tea,Rubber,Cinnamon plantation & Forest

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You will be picked up from any hotel in Hikkaduwa,full day sightseeing tour for five hours and that begins with the key sights of Hikkaduwa and suburb by Tuk Tuk or car ,sightseeing tour beginning by visiting Cinnamon plantain which Sri Lanka is the world's largest cinnamon producer and accounts for about 70 per cent of the global production, while cinnamon exports from Seychelles have steadily increased. However, cassia a cinnamon like spice obtained from the bark of a plant related to cinnamon is widely traded as a relatively cheap substitute for cinnamon. Although Sri Lanka is mostly celebrated for its' Ceylon Tea, Cinnamon has been among its top exports during the past centuries and most of the world's colonial powers had waged long and gory battles over the monopoly of Ceylon Cinnamon export.

then you will be moving to Rubber & the tea plantain The teas of the South part of Sri Lanka are defined as “low-grown” as they are cultivated at an altitude not exceeding 600m comprising vast sub regions from coastal plains to Southern edge of Sinharaja Rain Forest. The soil, combined with the low elevation of the estates, causes the tea-bush to grow rapidly, producing a long, beautiful leaf. Full-flavoured black tea is a distinctively unique to Low country tea”.picnic lunch at Kottawa rain forest,The reserve is part of the Kottawa Kombala Conservation Forest covering 1,800 hectares. But the reserve itself is small at 37 acres. We walked in through the entrance, ready for the leeches which our guide warned us would be plentiful. Sunlight hardly penetrates this lowland rainforest canopy. Ferns thrive, young tendrils unfurling among big leaves fanning out in profusion. Moss and lichen adorn trees. It was not the flowering season for orchids. We could only imagine the rare beauty of exotic blooms amidst dark green.Survival of the fittest is the name of the game here. There is tough competition among trees to rise in the canopy to acquire sunlight.The reserve is home to 170 species of trees. Around 100 are endemic. We saw a small kangaroo lizard perched on a moss-covered stone. The endemic agamid lizard is said to usually spurt away at the slightest disturbance, but this one posed for us with careless confidence. The forest is home to many agamids and snakes, mammals such as the Purple-faced leaf monkey, the Toque macaque and giant squirrels. Among the butterflies are the beautiful Tree Nymph, Blue Oakleaf and the Ceylon birdwing which is the largest butterfly in Sri Lanka. But unused to human presence, these animals did not venture out. Birds remained silent. Yet the forest is home to many winged species, nearly twelve of them endemic. The lianas twisted and coiled like abstract art amidst the trees. We halted to admire a Giant tree snail, hidden snugly within its shell encrusting a tree trunk, with the shell a perfect swirl mottled in a beautiful shade of sea green.

finally return to the hotel.

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  • Fuel surcharge
  • Driver
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by TUK TUK or by air condition car
  • Lunch
Not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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