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Snake Farm

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Address: Horagoda Rd, Matara 81000, Sri Lanka
Phone Number:
+94 77 796 8320
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Scary and educational

Wow what an experience. The owner brings out many different snakes from his villa. Some of the snakes are poisonous and some are not. You can hold some of the snakes. The owner... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
claireliddle
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow what an experience. The owner brings out many different snakes from his villa. Some of the snakes are poisonous and some are not. You can hold some of the snakes. The owner tells you a little bit about each snake like age, what he feeds then and how to tell the difference between make and female. We payed 800... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am not sure who writes all the amazing reviews that made me decide upon visiting this place. First thing, it is not a farm but a shed (that would fit one big or two small cars) where this guy keeps around 25 cages with the snakes in total darkness. The show is seeing him picking each snake and placing... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've noticed nobody posted, how to get to the snake farm for as low budget as possible. Everyone just took a tuk-tuk or rented a scooter. So, for our good friends backpackers: Between Matara and Mirissa is a regular, very frequent bus traffic. A few kilometers from Matara, there is a big crossroad with a bus stop called Nupe Junction... More 

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Seattle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We saw quite a few snakes here, including many kinds of cobras. One newly-captured cobra was NOT HAPPY!! Very exciting. The owners are called to collect snakes by Sri Lankans. Some snakes are kept to show the public, while others are returned to the wild. All snakes looked healthy. It was a thrill to hold so many beautiful snakes. Check... More 

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Bedlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Either you like snakes or you don't - if you do not like snakes simple - do not go! Within a few minutes of my arrival with my TukTuk driver i had a very aggressive brown Cobra a few feet from me on the ground! The snakes are expertly handled by the person who is now third generation of snake... More 

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Thank Roger N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Great place to see some snakes. The owner is great and you get to hold the snakes. At first glance the place looks a little shady but it is a really nice experience.

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weligama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

We seen snake .Its very close to weligama..owner is very friendly and kindly person....Very good Ayurveda doctor........Its very Good expiration for us....Highly recommend..............

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Got a tutuk from Mirissa up to the farm and back down to the fishing port for. LKR 1200. The actual farm has been in the owners family for 3 generations since 1915. He is very knowlegable and happy to let us handle the non venomous snakes. I did tell him it was particularly unnecessary to push the Cobras to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Me and my friend heard about this place from a guy we meet earlier on our trip. We found it intriguing and therefore rented some scooters and went to the place. First thing that we see when we arrive is a cobra in the driveway :D We parked the scooters and then sat dawn next to a couple that arrived... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

we visited this place and had the opportunity to watch various types of reptiles (Venomous and non venomous). The instructor was very friendly and highly knowledgeable about the species. You can touch non venomous ones and you can really enjoy and if you are fearful about them this is a good place to know them better. To reach this place... More 

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