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Experience sri lanka's local and wild life

Habarana (polonnaruwa), Sri-lanka

The Activity


  • Visit Minneriya and Kaudulla National Park with someone from the village
  • Help the local people with harvesting, restoring houses, cooking or entertaining their children
  • Cycle along paddy fields or visit the ancient places of Auwkana or Ritigala
  • Duration: 6 days


Habarana is a little town where the local people warmly welcome you and take you on a journey through their daily life. You can participate and help them with harvesting, restoring houses, entertaining and teaching their children and preparing some great Sri Lankan food.

The locals will love to show you around. Enjoy a walk or cycle ride in the vicinity where you can see, lakes, paddy fields or visit the ancient places of Auwkana or Ritigala where you can see many scattered vestiges all over the site. The villagers can even take you on a visit to Minneriya and Kaudulla National Park, which are both a good base for seeing great wildlife. You will have a very good chance of seeing wild elephants! At night you can go to a tree hut to see nightlife in the jungle.

Price includes:

  • Welcome (assistance, meet & greet) upon arrival
  • Transportation in a private vehicle to and from the airport
  • English speaking guide
  • Accommodation
  • Transfers, city tours, sightseeing
  • Assistance at the departure
  • Eco-activities and village lunch

Price excludes:

  • Personal expenses
  • Entrance tickets to payable sites/visits
  • Tips
  • Lunches and dinners (often provided by the homestay for a very small amount)
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Meet Palitha

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Hi, I am Palitha. I was born and raised in Sri Lanka and wish to show you the other ‘eternity in Asia.’ I spent my childhood in various rural areas in Sri Lanka with parents who devoted their life to educate innocent people living with minimum facilities. It was the foundation of my decision to help people in developing communities to improve their lives, whilst learning more about their wishes, attitudes, traditions and customs. Ultimately, my dream came true with my own company; I am now in a position to share it with others who travel from various destinations from around the world to feel and smell the natural and typical life of the Sri Lankan people. We are ready to show you Sri Lanka’s wildlife, nature, heritage, history and culture. It will amaze you!


If you want to have a real local experience you definitely should take a tour with Palitha. We really got of the beaten path and I experienced the real local Sri Lanka. For the filming Palitha was one of the best guides I could wish for. He knew the best places to stop: I filmed coconut farmers and beautiful temples where I didn't see any tourist. For the documentary "meet local Asia" I got to film the real local Sri Lankan life. He made such good suggestions. Filming the local people gave me so much energy that I felt like a kid seeing new things everyday. The friendliness of the locals was overwhelming, their smiles. For me taking a beautiful shot is one thing, being part of and sharing a moment together is even more important for me. Palitha understood this. From the day we started in Negombo where we filmed local fishermen at work to a little village near Habarana and a safari where we made some amazing elephant shots, it was one great experience! If you want to experience real Sri Lankan life I highly recommend Palitha.

05 Nov 2014

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$ 330.00 p.p.
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$ 330.00 p.p.