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Experiences

From our position on Koggala Lake we are well placed to provide land and lake based experiences that will enhance your appreciation of this verdant and beautiful part of Sri Lanka.

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Bicycles

There are some beautiful trails to discover from Tri. Just head out from our gate and follow your nose for some free-wheeling exploration of the countryside. We can also provide guides for some longer rides to the southern coast.

Cinnamon Island & Lake Rides

Sarath and his family have been growing cinnamon, as well as other fruits, vegetable and spices, on their island small holding for 3 generations now. We cross the lake to his home in our dhoni boat and sit and drink cinnamon tea while he and his wife demonstrate how this highly sought-after spice is produced. Combine this with a leisurely, scenic lake ride taking in the islands and wide diversity of flora and fauna on the lake.

Cookery Classes

Learn to cook the Sri Lankan way. Spend a couple of hours with one of our local chefs discovering the secret world of Sri Lankan curries. Get involved, learn about the spices, local ingredients (some of which grow in our gardens), and cook with clay pots. You will be cooking your own lunch so make sure you follow chef’s advice!

Beaches

From Mirissa to the east to Unawatuna to the west, there are a large number of beaches that are accessible from Tri, all with different attributes. Let us know what it is you are looking for and we can recommend the best one for you.

Galle Fort

The unique fort at Galle is a fascinating oddity in Sri Lanka. Dating to the time of the Dutch occupation this UNESCO Heritage protected site has a very cosmopolitan atmosphere with its mix of architecture and narrow lanes and vast granite ramparts. Great to explore on one’s own or a guide can be arranged to show you around and recount the history. There are a wide range of boutique clothing stores, jewellery shops and all manner of cafés tucked away. We are happy to provide you with a list of our favourites!

Golf

For a fun and quirky distraction, enjoy a round of 9 at the Sri Lankan Air Force base on Koggala Lake. We guarantee this will be a unique experience!

Virgin White Tea Estate

The estate at Handanugoda is a lowland plantation about 20mins from Tri and perhaps the closest plantation to the ocean. Apart from producing a fine range of black and green teas they are famed for introducing white, or silver, teas according to the ancient methods employed by the imperial courts in China. It is a fully operating estate with its own factory. A fascinating glimpse of tea production.

Whale Watching

December to April is the best time to see these majestic creatures. Nowhere in the World is it possible to see blue whales so close to the shore. Guests will also be able to see spinner and bottlenose dolphins, and turtles in their natural environment.

At Tri, enjoy the experience in the comfort of your own private boat, away from the hustle and bustle of overcrowded public tours.

Yachts

There is the opportunity to hire crewed yachts and catamarans on a private basis from 3 – 8 hours for Indian Ocean excursions. While drinks and a limited menu are available on board we can also send you off with a Tri picnic. Swimming and snorkelling are possible as well as the obligatory sunbathing opportunities. Do ask us for details. There are also the occasional charters where you can join a group on a non-private basis.

Around & About

There are plenty more places to visit and things to see around the south coast including; the iconic stilt fishermen, often found up a pole in the surf between Thalpe and Weligama; the Rumasala peninsula of Ramayana legend with its temple and peace pagoda; the Yata Gala temple with its fine statuary and painted cave temple; the Kathaluwa Temple with its 200yr old murals.

Information

For further information or to book any experiences during your stay please call +94 77 770 8177 or email info@trilanka.com.