The True Taste of Ceylon
The name Ceylon Cinnamon derived from the former name of Sri Lanka is a very established geographical indication for Cinnamon. The Ceylon Cinnamon belongs to the family Lauraceae and it contains about 250 species and sub species. ‘Ceylon Cinnamon’ (Cinamomum Zeylanicum Blume) and Cassia are the more important ones that are traded in the international market. Cassia is originated from different countries such as China, Vietnam region, Java region, Indonesia and India. ‘Ceylon Cinnamon’ referred to as “sweet cinnamon” and “true cinnamon” is considered superior to the variety known as Cassia.
Begin at a 10 acre cinnamon plantation where you will plant your own cinnamon sapling. Then your host will show you the art of harvesting the cinnamon bark, along with the leaves. We then take a short ride to the Baddegama Lagoon, where a short scenic boat ride will take you to the Hikkaduwa town. On the way you will pass lush cinnamon estates and learn about the story of the canal ways built by the Dutch, meant for transporting harvested cinnamon to the harbour. The last stop is at our host’s home, where you will be treated to a 15 minute cinnamon oil foot massage whilst you witness cinnamon peelers working their magic and rolling the cinnamon to be dried. At the end of the experience, you will be treated to a hearty cinnamon infused lunch prepared by a certified Ayurvedic doctor.
Number of Guests
Road Transfer USD 107 (per vehicle)
Number of guests : Minimum 2 and Maximum 15
Duration: 3 hours
Suitable for children: 6 – 11 years
Meeting time: 9.30
Meeting place: Baddegama
Includes: Cinnamon plantation tour, boat ride, life jackets, king coconut, 15x minute Cinnamon oil foot massage, Cinnamon tea, Cinnamon infused lunch and light beverages. .
Things to Know :
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