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International Spice Walk

5 Palapathwela, Matale, Sri Lanka
+94 77 987 1046
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Our taxi driver stopped at this place. We were shown a few spice plants which was informative. Then... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2017
Sandragov
,
Durban, South Africa
I can't help but feel a little conned.

The spice walk was interesting - although in essence it was just the guide pointing to a few plants... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2016
Shaylengov
,
Durban, South Africa
via mobile
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good7%
  • Average32%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible23%
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“herbs” (3 reviews)
“oil” (2 reviews)
“herbal” (2 reviews)
LOCATION
5 Palapathwela, Matale, Sri Lanka
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+94 77 987 1046

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Reviewed 4 January 2017

Our taxi driver stopped at this place. We were shown a few spice plants which was informative. Then came the free massages and the shop. We were stupid enough to buy some products and then they insisted we have lunch which was already laid out...More

Thank Sandragov
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

The spice walk was interesting - although in essence it was just the guide pointing to a few plants in the garden and talking about them. After that, they take you to the product demonstration area. This is where the business part comes in and...More

1  Thank Shaylengov
Reviewed 15 November 2016

If your driver attempts to take you here - suggest you strongly decline. Like other people have said about this place and the competition, you don't get taken to a farm or plantation, but rather a tiny garden with one plant for every herb they...More

1  Thank D D
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Okay outside plant tour and pretty good info session but you don’t go far at all (i.e. not a walk through a spice plantation). Most of their products were lotions and oils not whole spices as I thought (hoped) it would be. Surprisingly I was...More

1  Thank Linda S
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Our driver took us here (he got a free massage which should have warned us something was up!) and initially we thought how friendly and nice everyone was but like the contributor prior to me we felt well and truly conned when we got back...More

1  Thank Phast007
Reviewed 1 March 2015

The welcome seemed genuine and the tour of the spice plants was interesting. We were then " transferred" to the owner who stepped up the pace of persuasive chat. We then received head and neck massages , which I have to admit were very good,...More

1  Thank David H
Reviewed 2 September 2012

On our second trip around SL we were taken once again to the International Spice Walk. I had a strange feeling and as soon as the owner "Rafi" came to greet us, I remembered him from our previous visit some years prior. Of course he...More

2  Thank travelkat88
Reviewed 27 July 2012

A quick tour around some spice and fruit trees, a fifteen minutes "free" massage and a presentacion of some of the medicines derived from fruits and spices. We were invited to a small shop where they sell the products at a grossly overpriced amount. Since...More

5  Thank RafaelCalgary_Canada
Reviewed 28 September 2011

It's one of the most beautiful place i've ever been, i feel lucky to have experience such wonders at the age of 18, i got the chance to feed mango's to 3 huge squirells, i saw some colorful species like cockoo & those huge palm...More

2  Thank Caroline D
Reviewed 14 August 2010

It's a cool place to visit. A garden with all kinds of herbs and trees, all in one area. The guides in the garden gave the introductions of commonly used aurvedhic (traditional medicine) herbs in sri lanka. At the end a 15 minute herbal massage...More

3  Thank rizmi
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