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Market Tour, Traditional Sinhalese Cooking Class and Meal with a Local Family

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Colombo, Sri Lanka

From $51.29

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Enjoy a fully personalized and hands-on cooking class experience—and immerse yourself in the sights, smells, and tastes of traditional Sinhalese cuisine—with this private excursion. Pick between lunch and dinner class times, and meet your host family directly at their home. Journey to the Kirulapone Market to meet vendors, shop for ingredients, and taste fresh fruits before your class. Prepare three different dishes of your choosing, and at the end of class, enjoy your hearty meal.
  • Learn how to prepare three authentic Sri Lankan dishes during this class
  • A private class offers the most intimate way to learn
  • Visit a bustling market, and cook in the home of a friendly local host family
  • Customize your menu, and choose between lunch and dinner options
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Starter
Wambatu moju (eggplant) or green beans
or kiri kos (jackfruit cooked with coconut milk)
Gotu kola, lotus root, or mallum (leafy vegetables) salad
Main
Ambul thiyal (tamarind clay pot fish)
or chicken curry cooked in coconut milk or crab curry made with roasted coconut & spices
Ambarella curry or tender jackfruit curry
Rice
Dessert
Buffalo yoghurt with treacle and local fruit or homemade dessert
Private market tour + cooking class + lunch or dinner with your host Shasikala
Non-alcoholic beverages
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Gratuities
Lunch
Dinner
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Fully refundable up to 48 hours prior to experience; since our hosts begin preparing for your experience up to 2 days in advance, we cannot offer a refund for cancellations made within 48 hours of the experience
  • Menu may vary depending on the season
  • If any travelers in your party have any allergies, dietary restrictions or cooking preferences please advise at time of booking
  • Shasikala can offer vegetarian, vegan and halal meals on request, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Private, personalized experience
  • Please note, this is not a commercial cooking class, rather this experience is a visit into a Colombo home to meet a local who is an expert cook, and share Sri Lankan culture and cuisine together
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Traveling Spoon, Inc

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Market Tour, Traditional Sinhalese Cooking Class and Meal with a Local Family?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Market Tour, Traditional Sinhalese Cooking Class and Meal with a Local Family.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Market Tour, Traditional Sinhalese Cooking Class and Meal with a Local Family?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Market Tour, Traditional Sinhalese Cooking Class and Meal with a Local Family.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Market Tour, Traditional Sinhalese Cooking Class and Meal with a Local Family?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Market Tour, Traditional Sinhalese Cooking Class and Meal with a Local Family.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Market Tour, Traditional Sinhalese Cooking Class and Meal with a Local Family?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Market Tour, Traditional Sinhalese Cooking Class and Meal with a Local Family.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Market Tour, Traditional Sinhalese Cooking Class and Meal with a Local Family?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Market Tour, Traditional Sinhalese Cooking Class and Meal with a Local Family.

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