Nuwara Eliya Highlands from Kandy (Private Day Tour)
Highlands from Sri Lanka is a trip for those who appreciate true beauty of landscapes and the culture. You will walk through the last kingdom of Sri Lanka, and hear the stories of times past. Visit the lush green tea estates of the hill country. Wander around the commercial city of Sri Lanka and explore the secrets of it. Have a truly Sri Lankan experience with a cup of Ceylon Tea or fresh king coconuts.
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- Visit UNESCO world heritage sites.
- Visit the picturesque hill country.
- Bask in marvelous of Ramboda Falls.
- Transport throughout the tour in an air-conditioned vehicle.
- Service of an English-speaking chauffeur guide.
- Hotel pickup & drop-off from/to Kandy.
- All entrance fees (Ramboda Falls, Gregory Lake).
- 1-Liter of bottled mineral water per person.
- All taxes & service charges.
- Food or drinks.
- Gratuities (optional).
- Expenses of personal nature.
What to Expect
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 7:00 am 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 9:45 am. Sri Lanka is one of the world's largest exporters of tea. Since the introduction of the plant to Sri Lanka in the 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.
- Comfortable walking shoes recommended for this tour