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Sirilak Spice & Herbal Garden

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A catch!

We wanted to visit somewhere where we could purchase pure herbs and spices. As we entered we’re... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2018
H_PatelLondon
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London
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Tourist trap- just do not enter the shop

Our taxi driver dropped us here to use the toilet and we had a ‘free’ tour of the garden... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Londonmudlover
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7 Jul 2018
“A catch! ”
3 days ago
“Tourist trap- just do not enter the shop”
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50 Kawudupelella, Matale 21000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our taxi driver dropped us here to use the toilet and we had a ‘free’ tour of the garden. Interesting enough and then the guide asks you to pay him what you think he is owed, which is weird. But then you go into the...More

Thank Londonmudlover
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Enroute from Sigirya to Kandy ... there are plenty of places which cater to Spice and herbs especially near Matale. So if you have a local with you they can guide you to the rightful place.. else you are at the mercy of the Driver...More

1  Thank itsmearul
Reviewed 15 July 2018

I'm surprised at the number of negative reviews of the garden; mostly centered on the shop and products for sale. I found the spice tour to be quite educational, learning about differences in various spices grown in the region. It was also a nice respite...More

1  Thank kamaaina96822
Reviewed 8 July 2018

I didn't notice any prices when we had finished the tour and were led to the shop but I assumed they were reasonable. Paid with a credit card and silly me didn't look at the total amount. When I got home and saw what they...More

3  Thank gloriavanderbuilt
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

We wanted to visit somewhere where we could purchase pure herbs and spices. As we entered we’re assigned a guide for the garden, he was a really nice guy knowledgeable in all Ayurveda, quite impressive. I’m not normally interested in all garden stuff but I...More

1  Thank H_PatelLondon
Reviewed 2 May 2018

The tour around the plants was very interesting. I do believe in a lot of herbal remedies BUT i feel i got stung big time. We had talk about their products that all sounded amazing AND might well be. I purchased 2 different products at...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

If you have had the same issue as the people commenting before, please call your bank / master card provider and issue a charge back. It can‘t be possible that people take such an advantage of tourists ! Please be careful when going there !

2  Thank joha525
Reviewed 12 April 2018

we had guided tour and a nice massage. I wish we had just finished there. the guide was fine, he said he was a doctor in the hospital using herb medicine. But we listened to the good things herbs can give you as natural medicine...More

5  Thank globetrottericeland
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We had an interesting tour in the garden and since we spent nearly an hour with a guide without paying an entrance fee it is obvious that he would expect a tip for his time. Our guide was a pleasant man who spoke a very...More

Thank Tourist1361
Reviewed 22 March 2018

Amazing tour and interesting to learn about the different spices and herbs, and what they are used to. And nice with a massage and a good meal afterwards

1  Thank peterlarsen56
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