Visit a local mask craftman’s house

Deeply connected to Sri Lanka’s ancient history and folklore tales, the art of wooden mask making is a craft that has been passed down generation by generation. Masks are also a distinct element in traditional processions and festivals. Elaborate stories are typically related by dancers wearing masks and are often used during healing rites as well as rituals.

As part of the experience, you will visit the house of a local mask making family in Ambalangoda. Your host/ interpreter will give you an introduction to mask making and it’s uses before beginning to learn how a small tree log becomes a mask. He/ she will also introduce you to the mask making family and their story. Then, the family will start to show you the secrets of this age-old art using their tool and finally applying paint to finished masks. This is an engaging activity for the entire family to round out the perfect cultural immersion.

Price :
Per Adult : USD 101
Per Child : USD 65

Road Transfer USD 44 (per vehicle)

Number of guests : Minimum 2 and Maximum 15
Duration: 2.5 hours
Difficulty: Easy
Suitable for children: 6 – 11 years 

Meeting time: 9 AM – 11.30 AM or 3.30 PM – 6.00 PM 
Meeting place: Ambalangoda  

Includes:  Hands on mask crafting and painting session. Interpreter. Visit to a local mask crafting family in Ambalangoda. Crafted mask.

Things to Know :

  • What to wear or bring along: Just yourself and a creative mind. 
  • Important info: Whilst the mask painting is super easy and safe, please take precaution when you are using the tools to craft the masks as there are sharp objects involved. We do not recommend kids to take on crafting the masks, unless they are teenagers. 
  • Making the most of it: Please pay close attention to your interpreter whilst crafting the mask so that it comes out the way you desire. 
  • Cancellation Policy :

If cancelled before 7 days there is no cancellation charges

Bookings cancelled between 7 – 2 days prior to the tour, 50% cancellation applies

Booking cancelled within 48 hours before the tour, full cancellation applies