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Snake Farm

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Horagoda Rd, Matara 81000, Sri Lanka
+94 77 796 8320
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Very expensive

We did the mistake of not asking for the price before entering and where ripped off, ending paying... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
A TripAdvisor Member
via mobile
A thrilling experience with a humble person

We had to make a tiny detour along the winding roads that fell across green paddy fields to reach... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2017
Chamath F
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  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“the owner” (20 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Horagoda Rd, Matara 81000, Sri Lanka
+94 77 796 8320
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

We did the mistake of not asking for the price before entering and where ripped off, ending paying 2,000 rupees per adult. The snakes were beautiful but the price asked was unfair, especially for a party of 8 people.

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Reviewed 7 August 2017

We had to make a tiny detour along the winding roads that fell across green paddy fields to reach this place marked with great accuracy on GPS. It was the residence of a local traditional physician with experience on snakes and venom-related treatments. He had...More

Thank Chamath F
Reviewed 27 July 2017

What a great afternoon. The family are very welcoming, and from the minute you get there its snakes galore. Loved holding all the snakes, except the poisonous ones. Well worth a visit, you get to learn about all the snakes.

Thank Amanda R
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Less of a snake farm and more of a snake encounter, you get to sit on the snake man's porch and hold and encounter a range of beautiful snakes. We were a family of 5 with only myself not being afraid to touch and hold...More

Thank Sharron T
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

It was a really good experience, it surprises me how easy he moves and touches the snakes. Totally worth 1000rupiees.

Thank Ignacio P
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

It was an interesting trip, the snakes were really cool and we could hold them when they were not poisonous. The guide was very nice, but could not explain a lot, because the English wasn't that good. But if you are interested in snakes it...More

Thank glin25
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Very interesting and educational. We saw numerous snakes including 3 types of Cobras and we got to hold a few none venomous snakes. The guy was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. I'm glad that the snakes are released back into the wild...More

Thank Becca G
Reviewed 9 May 2017

The Snake Farm is an up-close and authentic view of Sri Lankan snakes and the third generation practitioner who provides free antivenom to workers and laborers in the fields. It's a feel good adventure activity and is a great excuse to head inland if only...More

Thank Joe S
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

This is a good place, if you're interested in snakes, if not, youll find your time a little bit boring. The guy who owns the place has a big variety of snakes, from cobras to little harmless ones.

Thank ecantuh
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Wow! What can i say, this place was simply amazing!! Easy to find and great fun!! First of all we were introduced into the background of this place, stemming from generation after generation of the owners and snake drs. We then proceeded to take a...More

Thank Freya G
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4 August 2016|
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Response from Thamara T | Reviewed this property |
i'm way late on this one too. i took a tuk tuk from Polhena beach area of matara.
21 March 2016|
Response from Vijitha W |
The snake farm is open from 9am to 5.30pm every day. The guy who runs the place is a local called Vipul. There is no explicit charge for visiting the farm, but he welcomes any donations.