3Yaniv G. 2 months ago
Make sure you know the price beforehand!
We were looking for something to do and heard about the snake farm. Called the owner and arranged the visit.
When we got there we were seated outside, near the house and the owner started to bring out the snakes.
There is a limited variety of snakes, both poisonous and non poisonous, some you can touch and hold. No show room or exhibition.
You are encouraged to take photos, and the owner rapidly changes the snakes.
My daughter was terrified at first, but slowly got the courage to touch the smaller ones.
The owner says he's an ayurvedic doctor, like his father and had ayurvedic medicine for sale, which he will offer you.
I give him points for agreeing to bring the smaller snakes again for my daughter, but the vibe wasn't very friendly.
He answered our questions, didn't elaborate or look us in the eyes, kept looking at the tuktuk driver for some reason...
Seemed like he was in a hurry and the whole thing didn't last long.
At the end, we asked how much does it cost, because there was no sign, and he replied 8,000 rupees (2 adults, 2 kids). I was astonished, since this is very expensive for Sri Lanka, and he asked how much I was thinking to pay? Mentioning that the normal price was 2500 per person (haven't seen normal prices like that anywhere else).
I felt stupid for not asking beforehand, and we agreed on 5000.
I also know he reads these reviews, cause I read them later and saw his comments, so friend, just let people know how much you're asking for and let them decide if it's worth it.
He also likes to reply that people went to the wrong place and that he doesn't want money, but from the photos it's the same guy.
5Martin V. 5 months ago
The best snake farm in Sri Lanka. You will see here big, small - snakes of all kinds. Viper, Cobra and other snakes that are not so dangerous anymore. Don't expect any terrarium, everything will be brought to you by the master. 🙂
You can hold the snake, pet it. The trip to this place is definitely worth it. I can only recommend it and the gentleman was very nice and helpful. He explained everything to us. Thank you snake farm 🐍
5Mikhail G. 5 months ago
Good place. There are a lot of different snakes. Most of them are not dangerous and you can take them on your hands. Some snakes are poison, but it not dangerous if you will keep distance from them. It is a good opportunity to take a shocking photos and videos. After visiting this place you will know which snakes you should afraid.
5Jamin B. 5 months ago
If you are afraid of snakes this is the place to lose your fear. The host is very knowledgeable and friendly.
You get to hold a variety of non venomous snakes and observe the venomous ones.
I had a great time as a snake lover. This was a real great way to spend an afternoon.
5Catherine S. 5 months ago
20 minutes in a tuk tuk from Mirissa, you will find this hidden gem. Nestled in among the trees, up a little dirt path is this little ‘farm’. It’s the owner’s house with an area of grass at the front, rather than somewhere you can roam around, and is very peaceful. The owner has a variety of venomous and non-venomous snakes, all native to Sri Lanka. He brings them out a few at a time and allows you to hold the non-venomous snakes. We spent a wonderful hour with the snakes and ended the visit with a fresh sweet coconut. It might be worth calling ahead to check if he’s open for guests that day. Well worth a visit if you’re in the area!
5Fransel B. 6 months ago
We had a a great experience at the snake farm, the owner and workers are very welcoming and allow you to interact with the snakes at your own pace. They are also very careful when showing the venomous snakes and at the end they invited us to drink coconut water. I like that they are not in a hurry to show you the different snakes and like to answer our questions. Very recommended place!
5Mari C. 6 months ago
Hello! There is fantastic place, very good host, spent about an hour here, many different types of snakes. you can touch and take a photo even with a cobra. I recommend everyone to visit. We traveled by bus 366 from Weligama.
5Daria Z. 7 months ago
Very extremely and fascinating experience . Snakes are so lovely and powerful . The Host is doing real show. We met about 7 specials of lankian snakes, among them there were 2 cobras with poison😱
5Sahan. l. 8 months ago
Really awesome experience. The owner showed us a lot of different snakes including a big python and very beautiful and scary cobra. You can touch the snakes and feel them on you, even on your head if you want 😘😍 (non-poison).
The place is little bit hidden in a jungle and you feel like a real adventurer ❤😍
This worth visiting 👍
Very nice experience. It was very interesting and not scary. Come and see, the snakes are very nice. You will have a really good time here, and tons of pictures. The owner is amazing 🤩❤❤
5Oleksandr M. 10 months ago
Really awesome experience. The owner showed us a lot of different snakes including a big python and very beautiful and scary cobra. You can touch the snakes and feel them on you, even on your head if you want 😅 (non-poison).
The place is little bit hidden in a jungle and you feel like a real adventurer 😄🐍
This worth visiting 👍
5Марина �. 10 months ago
Very nice experience. It was very interesting and not scary. Come and see, the snakes are very nice. You will have a really good time here, and tons of pictures. The owner is amazing 🤩
5Abhinav G. 11 months ago
Amazing collection of snakes. Lots of non poisonous snakes which are very friendly. He helps you engage touch and interact with them. He also has a collection of poisonous snakes. He brought them out for all to see. Explained details to the kids and did it without allowing any of us to get scared. My kids are 6 year old and they loved it. They loved holding the snakes. He even allowe the kids to take back some snake skin
5Ruva S. 11 months ago
We learnt a lot about snakes at Wickman’s snake farm. It was a lovely experience and we got to see and interact with many types of snakes and take really cool photos too. As locals it’s hardwired into our brains that all snakes are bad and here we get to learn that many of them are actually innocent animals except for a few venomous ones. One of the highlights of our trip down south for sure. Thank you for caring for these misunderstood creatures Mr. Wickan.
4Samuray “Hyena” O. 1 year ago
It was an awesome experience. The snakes were really calm and seemed healthy. We explained everything to us and was really patient with the snakes. It was an awesome experience but it was a little bit pricey at first. We talked the price down and it was worth it.
5Mike A. 1 year ago
A very educational and fun stop when we were in mirissa. We saw different kinds of snakes and the guy was very friendly and informative. Some snakes you get to touch and toy around with and some are too venomous to try, but still, and you also get to see cobras.
5Semion Z. 1 year ago
Perfect attraction, many types of snakes, most are not poisonous and you can enjoy holding them. You can even hold a cobra by the tail. Beautiful photos. We've been here in January and children aked to come again in April. Spent here more than an hour.
Reasonable price (April 2022: 2000rs adult and 1000 rs children).
5Paul B. 1 year ago
Interesting visit, got to hold alot of snakes, catches snakes from locals houses ect then releases them back to the wild
5Darren F. 1 year ago
Very good experience. Got to interact with quite a few of the snakes. Even a cobra. Very informative. Would highly recommend.
5Alice B. 1 year ago
Great excursion from Weligama! Came out in the afternoon and had a blast with all of the snakes. Owner is very knowledgeable and friendly. Price is 2000 rp per person, but we felt it was worth it!
2Victoria A. 1 year ago
Overall it was an interesting experience but seems a bit too expensive to pay 2000 lkr per person for 10 min of showing snakes. It would be nice to get to know more about snakes not only take photos. It was impressive to see snakes but in the end, we felt like it's only about money for the owner.
Also would be useful to have prices shown somewhere as it seems the owner decides what price to charge randomly :)
5Sanuka D. 1 year ago
A great place to learn about snakes and even hold them. There were Trinket snakes, spectacled cobras, Indian rock pythons, Forsten's cat snakes, Sri Lankan cat snakes, banded kukri snake and Ceylonese pipe snakes. I even touched the cobra!. Highly recomended.
5sudath k. 2 years ago
5Isuru D. 2 years ago
(Translated by Google) Nuce likes
5Martin P. 3 years ago
(Translated by Google) The guy really knows
Ten borec fakt ví
5Shanuka K. 3 years ago
Love the place. The snakes are respected and taken care of well. Awesome place to see snakes and learn more of them. They also rescue injured snakes and nurse them back to health
5Геннадий �. 3 years ago
(Translated by Google) Sincere place. Positive Zmeelov. Played with a bunch of snakes, took a picture. 1500 per person, child free.
Душевное место. Позитивный Змеелов. Поигрались с кучей змей, нафотографиррвались. 1500 с человека, ребёнок бесплатно.
5Гайка O. 3 years ago
(Translated by Google) Cool place, and a good host. Near two vermas we were in the one higher.
Клевое место , и добрый хозяин . Рядом две вермы мы были в той что повыше .
5Jessy R. 3 years ago
(Translated by Google) Great 3 generations that this snake farm exists, this man is very well known in Sri Lanka he collects snakes in the houses of the inhabitants, he releases them then. The children loved it
Génial 3 générations que cette ferme aux serpents existe, cet homme est très connu au Sri Lanka il récupère les serpents dans les maisons des habitants, il les relâche ensuite. Les enfants ont adorés
5Dan-Chi T. 3 years ago
Very unique experience!
1mohammad a. 3 years ago
A good place with the most cheating man in the world in charge. After visiting there he ask us 1500 sr per person , even the ones who didnt touch the snacks. Without installing the entrance fee sign in there. Shame
4Диана �. 3 years ago
(Translated by Google) The tour is good, the family business is snakes. It costs 1.5 rupees per one. A little expensive
Экскурсия хорошая, семейное дело —змеи. Стоит 1,5 рупий на одного. Дороговато
4Emmanuel M. 3 years ago
Fascinating experience, first time handling snakes!
Owner is passionate and very knowledgeable about his danger noodles :)
From smallest to huge Indian Python! Even some cobras (which you won't handle, of course)
Only downsides: a little few snakes, depending on what they are maintaining at the moment
And the owner encourages a little "tourist-like" photos with snake on shoulder etc instead of letting them roam freely in hands... Which is not very natural / ok for snake in my humble opinion, but that's part of the "show" I guess :)
5Евгений �. 3 years ago
(Translated by Google) An interesting place that has not yet been visited by tourists. The price is one and a half thousand per person
Интересное место,еще не заезженное туристами.Цена полторы тысячи с человека
5Melli M. 3 years ago
I just come back from the farm with my son. We both enjoyed it a lot. Super interesting. We liked the explanations about snakes, our guide is a passionate person. We could touch most of the snakes (but not the dangerous one). A very good experience.
5Dmitry D. 3 years ago
I'll never forget this snake farm experience, it was scary and amazing at the same time. Now I know which of snakes are dangerous. Recommend.
5Ellys p. 3 years ago
One of the best snake farm in the srilanka❤🔥.If you miss this, it's sad😢❤
5Юлия �. 3 years ago
(Translated by Google) Loved the farm!
The son was delighted, and played with all the snakes that could only be.
All snakes are in good condition, beautiful and shiny!
They paid 2000 rupees for a visit for two with their son.
Очень понравилось на ферме!
Сын был в восторге, и поиграл со всеми змеями которыми только было можно.
Все змеи в хорошем состоянии, красивые и блестящие!
Заплатили за визит 2000 рупий за двоих с сыном.
5Marina C. 3 years ago
(Translated by Google) The experience is very interesting for those who love nature and are not afraid of snakes .. The owner is very professional and passionate about his animals!
L'expérience est très intéressant pour ceux qui aiment la nature et n'ont pas peurent de serpents.. Le propriétaire est très professionnel et passionné par ses animaux !
5Gillian B. 3 years ago
I and fiance came here by bike and it is easy to miss the signboard but the local people there are very nice and friendly.
We saw three Sri Lanka Cobras (black and white cobra), a Viper snake, Boa Python, Green Vine snake, Flying snake or Gliding snake, Cat-eyed snake and a few more!
The guy who showed us all the snakes have really good knowledge and informative too!! Pretty chilled and cool guy. You can also touch and take a photo with some of the snakes if you want. Very tame and photogenic 😂
Worth to go if you are into reptiles 😍
5Andris �. 3 years ago
Great place to visit
5jf c. 3 years ago
(Translated by Google) Very good afternoon although I do not like these critters
Très bonne après-midi bien que je n aime pas ces bestioles
5Sinbad S. 3 years ago
One best place to visit
1Nils C. 4 years ago
Bad zoo and high prize....
5Cassendra M. 4 years ago
The aurvedic doctor's home is quite a long, but beautiful drive. It's not a fancy zoo/farm set up, but it works for the purpose of educating visitors.
All the snakes are rescues from the area, also all of them are released back to the wild after a few months.
Visitors are allowed to touch the non poisonous snakes
5J. 4 years ago
(Translated by Google) Fantastic experience!
5Tsara M. 4 years ago
(Translated by Google) It's a good place
C'est un bon endroit
5A. 4 years ago
Sooo good! Wasn't much of a snake fan before but I am now
5František N. 4 years ago
(Translated by Google) Nadhera
5Richard K. 4 years ago
Great experience! Not a "snake farm", but a centre where snakes are rescued and returned to the wild. The owner/snake handler and his father, grandfather, and eventually son have been the areas snake handlers - collecting snakes from people's homes etc, treating snake bites/poisonings. We paid 2000 rupees for 2 people for a 1 hour experience where we got to see venomous cobra snakes up close, and also handle/hold non-venemous snake and take pictures. Such a lovely family - was 1000% worth the fee paid.
5Zdenda N. 4 years ago
The best snake farm on south coast. Def worth to see.
3Михаил �. 4 years ago
Price for show 5 sneke was 2000rup per. person. Show was 10min.
5Takiako N. 4 years ago
They have a many indian cobras and others snakes.