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Lagoon Herbal Garden

Koggala Lake, Koggala 82104, Sri Lanka
+94 77 407 2263
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Avoid this place, rip off!

We had a really bad experience with a man in Galle (saying he is from the tourist office... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2017
via mobile

A walk around the garden looking at the many tropical specimens of herbs and traditional medicine... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2017
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  • Excellent6%
  • Very good7%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible63%
6 Feb 2017
“Products are a scam!”
11 Jan 2017
Koggala Lake, Koggala 82104, Sri Lanka
+94 77 407 2263
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Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

We had a really bad experience with a man in Galle (saying he is from the tourist office) recommending us a TukTuk-Tour. Since we thought the Fort is closed for two more hours (he said so) we did the tour. Wanted to go to Jungle...More

Thank johannas746
Reviewed 6 May 2017

A walk around the garden looking at the many tropical specimens of herbs and traditional medicine was excellent however it is all a front for a scam that will leave you penniless and heartsore. Their 'products' that claim to heal anything and everything are nothing...More

Thank RobiProjects
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We went to visit the turtle hatchery & the handunugoda tea estate some. On the way our tuk tuk driver kept insisting he will take us to a herbal/spice garden were we can buy herbal products. We declined saying we were in a hurry. After...More

Thank Shal6
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

The products are fake and massively overpriced - the aloe Vera cream which the slimy sales man showed us turned out to be some cheap perfumed cream and the hair removal cream def contains veet or nair. So annoyed that we fell for it- should...More

Thank LuluRep26
Reviewed 6 February 2017

It seems as though everybody has the same thing to say about this place. The products are an absolute scam and a rip off. We did however find the garden and explanation of the various products and what they are good for quite interesting. I...More

Thank FMH1971
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Interesting guidance - knowledgeable about all the plants and trees and their uses. All lead to the 'shop' where products from the various plants can be purchased. Some of our party had a massage at the end of our visit.

Thank KarlandAngie
Reviewed 17 January 2017

The tour of the garden was lovely and it was interesting to see the plants. The lake is picturesque too. However, to come home to discover that we have been hugely overcharged on our credit card for the modest purchases we made in the shop...More

1  Thank CharlieinHitchin
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Really awful that a child is used to do massages . They take you round spice garden then urge you for massage 20 mins 1000 rupees by a child. Then try and sell you herb remedies,hair removal NOT it is hair removal cream mixed with...More

1  Thank vallleychelle
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Avoid this place - avoid everyone who recommends it!! Massive rip-off! Our Tuk Tuk driver took us there to buy natural products from the ponytail man. Not only overcharged this fraud, he also exchanged the products he shows you for some chemical replacements or placebos....More

1  Thank christianeh
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

What everyone says is exactly true. Unfortunatly when the tuk tuk drive has suggested to go here and you have agreed, I fear it is too late. They obviously get commission and the herb shop is rediculously over priced. I mean ridiculously over priced. I'm...More

2  Thank Joseph D
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