Go into the chilly highlands of Sri Lanka and take in the spectacular mountain top views and majestic waterfalls. Sri Lanka is world renowned for its amazing tea. In fact, all of the country’s tea comes from its highlands. The humidity, climate and cool atmosphere all play a part in giving Ceylon Tea its unique taste. You can witness this rich heritage by visiting tea estates, as well as working tea factories and get hands on experience on the art of tea making. Tea isn’t the only thing grown in these areas, as the amazing climate allows some other beautiful flora to blossom here, as well. Visit the Hakgala Botanical Gardens and be mesmerized by the enchanting flowers of the region. You could also visit the serene Lake Gregory and calm your senses to the hypnotic lapping of water at its banks.
Kandy – Ramboda (1.75 hours, 65.4 km)At 7am you’ll proceed to Nuwara Eliya. On your way, visit Ramboda Falls for 30-minutes. Ramboda Falls, at 109m (357ft) high, is the 11th highest waterfall in Sri Lanka and one of the highest waterfalls in the world. It is situated in Pussellawa area, on the A5 highway at Ramboda Pass.Ramboda – Labookellie (20 minutes, 10.7km)Visit Mackwoods Tea Estate Labookellie at approximately 9:45am. Sri Lanka is one of the world’s largest exporters of tea. Since the introduction of the plant to Sri Lanka in mid 19th century, Nuwara Eliya has been the capital of the tea industry. For many miles prior to reaching Nuwara Eliya, from either direction, you will find acres and acres of tea plantations. There are many factories open for visitors which also have tea sales outlets. Have a 1-hour break for lunch (not included) from 1pm to 2pm.Labookellie – Nuwara Eliya – Hakgala Gardens (45 minutes, 22km)Spend 2 leisurely hours at Hakgala Botanical Gardens.Hakgala – Gregory Lake 17:00 p.m. (15 min, 7km)Lake Gregory is one of the most significant tourist attractions in Nuwara Eliya. You can casually enjoy some activities in the evening such as taking a long walk or even relaxing near the cool waters of the lakeside. Begin your journey back to Kandy at approximately 18:30.
Transport by private vehicle
Entrance fees for Hakgala Gardens and Gregory Lake
What’s not included
Food and drinks
Camera charges and video recording charges payable at the sites
Expenses of personal nature
Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
Day trip (destination A to B)
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city