HabaranaExperience the legendary art of ANGAMPORA

“Spend a Half Day Tour with the last living warriors of Angampora, the ancient martial art of Sri-Lanka”


SLDT/1811/Ex19

Why should you book this trip?

 

  • If you are interested in martial arts history, this tour will benefit and enthral you immensely.

  • The interesting history together with legends and practices of: Angampora (Unarmed combat), Ilangampora (Armed combat), Maya Angam (Black and white magic), the Art of Dancing and Drumming, Herbal Medicine and Astrology - will open your eyes to a dimension of martial arts hardly known to the world.

  • Watch demonstrations of various high-level techniques of Angampora, in addition to demonstrations in: knife fights, gang fights, the art of swords, and other rarely seen skills.

  • Meet Gurunnaanse, the master-in-charge of the tradition at his residence.

  • Learn some basic Angampora techniques from professionals, if you are interested.

  • An experienced guide will accompany you and will be at hand to answer your questions and curiosity.

  • Herbal or King Coconut drink will be available during the tour.

  • A traditional Sri Lankan village lunch will be served.

  • Pick up and drop off in a customised jeep, ensuring comfort on your half day tour.

 

STARTING FROM

 50 USD
PER PERSON

 

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(+94) 70 222 8 222

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  Quick Facts

  • Availability : All year around
  • Duration : 4 hours maximum
  • Arrival and departure transport to any location can be organised on request for an additional fee.
  • Children aged between 6 to 12 years of age will be charged 50%

 

Included in the price

  • Transport in a customised jeep
  • An experienced guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Local Lunch
  • Water bottles
  • All applicable Government taxes

Exclusions

  • Extra food and beverages consumed other than what is provided
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Personal expenses

Tour in brief

  • You will be picked up from Habarana and after a tour brief, you will be taken by jeep with your designated guide to the village of Angampora.
  • Here you will meet Gurunnaanse, the chief of the tradition at the village.
  • Initially there will be the routine rituals which always precede the various components of the martial arts being carried out.
  • The program will begin at 9.00 a.m., commencing with: a yoga session, followed by meditation and then by a self-defence training session. During this session, guests will learn moves from one of the oldest forms of martial arts known in the world, and even more impressive, learning from the ‘guru’, the teacher of the skill himself; the only living practitioner.
  • The history of Angampora and the divisions of the skill will be explained to you, intertwined with interesting folklore and stories.
  • After all the rituals and physical activity, you will be taken back to the village house for a traditional lunch, where you will experience authentic Sri Lankan cuisine.

 

Important

  • Carry suitable clothing for windy, rainy, and warm weather conditions.
  • Insect repellent creams and sun-protection cream are strongly recommended items to carry.
  • Phones and all electronic devices should be securely carried.

 

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thanks for arrnaging everything, it was really a great weekend and particularly the guide was excellent. He has so much knowledge and could explain everything very well. All went very smooth on time without any delay.

 Franz Gruener – Germany - JUL 16

 

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