Highland Spice Garden, Matale

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  • Visit short little d explanation donnee.nous had the feeling that the only interest of n was not the discovery of spices but to sell up. D especially you will find on the market a more honest price!
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  • a guide speaking french ns accompanied and explained (demonstration to support) the different plants. A shop at the exit vs piles of colorful spices, a pr treat eyes! We vs offers even a massage at the end of the visit
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  • Wish I’d known about these places first. My driver just took me here without asking and ushered me in. My guide was very charismatic. I was guilted into spending a lot of money on some skin products. ...  more »
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  • Our guide stopped here and was well worth the stop. Our guide who spoke good English took us around the garden explaining the different spices and what they were used for (more focus on the herbal use, than cooking) he gave us a head massage at one point!! He then sat us down to go through all the things they sold, I was dubious of this at first, but seeing as you don't pay to enter, he was just trying to get us to buy in the shop (which we did!!) and earn his tip. We also got a 10 minute shoulder, neck and head massage from some other guys (all tip, so up to you what to pay) which was great. Shop was reasonable price and really enjoyed our visit.
  • We had a great tour if the spice garden, thanks to the knowledgeable and extremely nice guide. So happy we chose to come here, most recommended
  • Actually I have not been to this particular spice garden. But I must say thwy are a total ripoff. They pay the guide 60 percent of the goal purchase. Don't buy from any spice garden in SRI Lanka. They sell sented coconut oil for 50 -100 USD. Don't buy. Any body who wants authentic oils for the local price, go to Bowatte Ayurweda shop in Colombo street, Kandy town. Just don't waste your hard earned money.
  • Admittedly I absolutely love learning about plants, herbs etc. but I think everyone would enjoy this! The tour around the garden was awesome, our guide was amazing :))) and the tea we were served was the best ever (bought some to bring home.) and the cooking class was super fun!
  • A complete snakeoil salesman- avoid!! All of his products are hideously overpriced- ie $50 for some aloe vera?! A lot of pressure put on people to buy his wares. Avoid like the plague.
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