Sri Lanka is a country with an agro based economy where agriculture and farming have been given pride of place from the times of ancient Kings. The country is scattered with gigantic reservoirs and major irrigation schemes that have been used for agricultural purposes through the centuries.Â
The tour offers great insight into the agricultural practices, some traditional and others more modern. You can watch paddy being cultivated or harvested to the chanting of customary harvest songs (depending on the time of you visit), visit the plant and seed nurseries; commercial vegetable farms, orchards, dairies and tea plantations. Trek through acres of cultivation, watch the people at work and try your hands at some of the tasks, climb up to the tree house thatâ€™s used as a watch tower and finally learn how the produce is processed and packed. Enjoy a wholesome local meal and end the day with a visit to a home garden to observe organic cultivation and production of compost fertilizer and be entertained to tea in the farmers humble wattle and daub abode.