The Artisans Trek

Meet Sri Lanka’s artisan heroes on this Artisans Trek day tour or cycle tour!

Just an hour and a half away from Colombo, Galle or Bentota - spend a day in a quiet part of Sri Lanka where simple homes and simpler needs are fulfilled by hard working rural village folk who gladly welcome you into their tiny village homes. Be inspired by traditional Sri Lankan livelihoods. Livelihoods that are a dying art. You will never forget the hospitality of these smiling folk who love to teach you their craft….or the incredible home cooked Sri Lankan food you will enjoy for lunch.

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    Tour Details

    A glimpse into The Artisans Trek Day Tour, Sri Lanka


    * The rubber tree experience
    * The Cane and Brass experience
    * The Potters Wheel experience
    * Visit an ancient village temple
    * Foodie indulgence with a village styled home cooked lunch
    * Minimum 2 pax required to confirm tour
    * Small group (8 to 12 max) day tour from Colombo, Galle or Bentota with a local expert, learning about unique locales along the way
    * Cycle Tour – this day tour from Bentota, Colombo or Galle can also be offered as one of the most unique cycle tours in Sri Lanka for any fitness level. (If you only cycle for fun, you are most welcome to join this tour). More experiences can be included into the cycle tour. Helmets are provided. Van support will be available throughout the cycle tour.

    *Includes an English-speaking Guide / Pick up and drop off from your accommodation within Colombo City Limits, Bentota or Galle / Luxury AC Van / meet a minimum of 4 village artisans / Sri Lankan village lunch

    • Duration:
      Day tour – pick up between 8-8.30 am and drop off around 4 pm
    • When to go:
      Available all year on request, but please enquire from our Private Travel Designers if it’s available during public holidays.
    • Booking/Payment / Cancellation :
      Send us an enquiry to book this tour. All bookings need to be confirmed at least 1 week in advance as the local artisans need to be informed ahead of time to be prepared to welcome you into their homes.

      Full payments to be made two days prior to commencing the tour.

      Cancellations made 8 days prior to the scheduled tour date are fully refundable. Cancellations less than 7 days will be charged 100%

      In the event of extreme weather or if we are compelled to cancel the tour we will offer you a full refund.
    • How to get to the tour:
      Pick up and drop off from your accommodation within Colombo City Limits, Bentota or Galle will be arranged by us in a luxury AC Van.

      It will not be possible for you to use your private transportation and chauffeur guides to transfer to/from this location. Please talk to our Travel Designers and we will be happy to arrange a pick up/drop off from/to Colombo, Bentota or Galle.
    • Activity level:
      Moderate – this day tour involves walking through village roads and inside simple rural homes. Be prepared to be on your feet when trying out the traditional craft with artisans

      Cycle tour – is for any fitness level. The day tour involves cycling through mixed terrain, mainly on flat gravel roads through a rural village, a well surfaced road with light traffic and no steep terrain.

    • What to bring on tour:
      Bring a shawl to cover your arms and legs when visiting the temple

      Water, snacks and any medication you may require for the day

      * Footwear – We recommend you wear comfortable walking shoes or sandals for the trek or footwear suitable for cycling for the bike tour

      * Umbrella/Poncho – If rain is forecast, bring an umbrella or poncho as we will be outside for most of the tour.
      * Camera

      * A sense of humour, adventure and a love of the rural outdoors

    • Is it a private tour:
      Our small group tours are kept to a maximum of 8 – 12 pax to make it more intimate and fun! However, if you’re visiting with family or a group of friends and are searching for a unique thing to do in Colombo, Galle or Bentota with great local experiences and Sri Lankan food, ask for a private tour when sending an enquiry. We will make it the perfect day tour or bike tour for you. Additional costs apply.
    • How much will it cost:
      Send us an enquiry and we will cost it out for you depending on the number of pax, pick up and drop off location and whether it’s a private tour or a cycle tour.




    FAQs on this experiential holiday

  • What about food allergies?

    We can accommodate virtually any food lifestyle. Just let us know about dietary restrictions prior to confirming the booking and we will advise you on how best we can tailor make the tour to suite your needs

  • Is this Sri Lanka walking or cycling tour available all year?

    This day tour from Colombo, Galle and Bentota is available all year on request but please enquire from our Travel Designers if it’s available during specific public holidays.

  • What is not included?

    Travel insurance, additional meals and trip cancellation insurance

  • How do we pay for this tour?

    We require a 50% advance payment via bank transfer to confirm the tour. Balance to be paid in full 2 days prior to the start of the tour.

  • Tips and Gratuities?

    Tips and gratuities are not compulsory but will be most welcomed by the simple village artisans and the Guide. You may also purchase the lovely hand- made craft items they have made in their homes.

  • Image Gallery

    The artisans at work The artisans at work
    The brass experience The brass experience
    The cane experience The cane experience
    The clay experience - crop The clay experience
    The rubber experience - crop The rubber experience
    The rural village of the artisans The rural village of the artisans

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