South Coast Cinnamon

Highlights & Features

  • The hills of Sri Lanka’s south coast are well-matched for cinnamon cultivation.
  • Meet a local cinnamon estate owner and walk through the story of the island spice.
  • Appreciate peeling in action, try it yourself and relax with a cinnamon brew.
Includes: Hosted tour and refreshments.
Children: Yes.
To wear/bring: cool clothing, closed shoes.
Times: Approx. 1 hour, 10 am or 3 pm.

The Full Experience

Learn how the Southern Province became producer of the world’s best cinnamon and the local techniques used, on this guided journey of a hillside estate.

A cinnamon infused juice greets you before your ascent through the estate (we can arrange a tuk tuk, let us know when booking). Stroll uphill to the peeling and oil extraction shed where local peelers gather to process cinnamon of the estate and nearby small-holdings. Many women peelers work here and often a whole family gets involved! Hear about the influence of colonisation, the uses and benefits of cinnamon, its grading and community focus here. At the top, there is a breath-taking view, tea, and the chance to try your hand with the tools of the trade in an Ambalama. Let us know if you would also like to do a 20 minute tea tasting!

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(8 am to 8 pm local time)