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International Spice Walk

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I can't help but feel a little conned.

The spice walk was interesting - although in essence it was just the guide pointing to a few plants... read more

Reviewed December 20, 2016
Durban, South Africa
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Very expensive products - a real touristy trap

Okay outside plant tour and pretty good info session but you don’t go far at all (i.e. not a walk... read more

Reviewed October 23, 2016
Linda S
Metchosin, Canada
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“International spice walk”
Aug 6, 2018
“Not a Tourist Friendly place”
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best place for tourists They even gave us a spice tea which was so kickin ;)) & unexpectedly the climaxxx was astonishing YES! WE GOT A BODY MASSAGE FOR FREE, it was so amazing which took me to my dream world. One of the best...More

Thank rafi185
Reviewed August 6, 2018

This place has some spices growing and blooming vanilla creepers etc is a good place for seeing and learning about these spices but run in a most unprofessional and unethical manner. government needs to get involved and regulate this type of place to give real...More

Thank TilakDissanayake
Reviewed January 4, 2017

Our taxi driver stopped at this place. We were shown a few spice plants which was informative. Then came the free massages and the shop. We were stupid enough to buy some products and then they insisted we have lunch which was already laid out...More

Thank Sandragov
Reviewed December 20, 2016 via mobile

The spice walk was interesting - although in essence it was just the guide pointing to a few plants in the garden and talking about them. After that, they take you to the product demonstration area. This is where the business part comes in and...More

1  Thank Shaylengov
Reviewed November 14, 2016

If your driver attempts to take you here - suggest you strongly decline. Like other people have said about this place and the competition, you don't get taken to a farm or plantation, but rather a tiny garden with one plant for every herb they...More

1  Thank D D
Reviewed October 23, 2016

Okay outside plant tour and pretty good info session but you don’t go far at all (i.e. not a walk through a spice plantation). Most of their products were lotions and oils not whole spices as I thought (hoped) it would be. Surprisingly I was...More

1  Thank Linda S
Reviewed August 15, 2016

Our driver took us here (he got a free massage which should have warned us something was up!) and initially we thought how friendly and nice everyone was but like the contributor prior to me we felt well and truly conned when we got back...More

1  Thank Phast007
Reviewed March 1, 2015

The welcome seemed genuine and the tour of the spice plants was interesting. We were then " transferred" to the owner who stepped up the pace of persuasive chat. We then received head and neck massages , which I have to admit were very good,...More

1  Thank David H
Reviewed September 2, 2012

On our second trip around SL we were taken once again to the International Spice Walk. I had a strange feeling and as soon as the owner "Rafi" came to greet us, I remembered him from our previous visit some years prior. Of course he...More

2  Thank travelkat88
Reviewed July 26, 2012

A quick tour around some spice and fruit trees, a fifteen minutes "free" massage and a presentacion of some of the medicines derived from fruits and spices. We were invited to a small shop where they sell the products at a grossly overpriced amount. Since...More

5  Thank RafaelCalgary_Canada
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