Handunugoda Tea Factory and Galle Fort Tour from Weligama
The Handunugoda Tea Factory has reawakened the ancient Chinese tradition of creating Virgin White Tea which is untouched by human hands during the manufacturing process.
- Only Tea Factory situated by the sea and produces white virgin Tea.
- Pictures Stilt Fisherman.
- Old Colonial City of Galle.
- Transport in an Air-Conditioned Vehicle.
- Service of an English Speaking Chauffer Guide.
- Hotel Pick & Drop.
- All Taxes.
- Entrance Fees.
- Food and Beverages.
- Gratuities. (Optional)
- Expenses of Personal Nature.
What to Expect
You will be starting your tour at 09:00 am from your hotel in Weligama, where you will be picked up by your chauffeur. The first stop on your tour itinerary will be the Handunugoda Tea Factory which you will reach by 09:30 am. Ceylon Tea has been highly sought after for centuries. However, this tea factory is famous for a different reason. The Handunugoda Tea Factory has reawakened the ancient Chinese tradition of creating Virgin White Tea which is untouched by human hands during the manufacturing process. During the one-and-a-half-hour tour of the factory, you will be getting to see how this mysterious process takes place to create one of the topmost luxury teas of the world.
At 11:00 am you will be travelling to Weligama for a meetup with stilt fishermen, who are one of the most iconic figures of Sri Lanka. You will be able to see them fishing and learn how they do it by speaking to one of the fishermen.
You will be leaving at 01:30 pm for the next stop in your itinerary, Galle City. You will get there at 02:15 pm. This coastal city has withstood three foreign invasions; during which time, it grew from a bustling port which was a main stop for ships travelling east, to a fortified and yet beautiful city with many monuments which have withstood the ravages of time. You will be able to view the Galle Fort which is a World Heritage Site, the Galle Lighthouse, the National Maritime Museum, the picturesque cobblestoned streets with their Dutch names, and many more colonial remnants. You will be finishing your city tour by 03:45 pm.
You will be returning to the hotel after this and completing your excursion by 5:00 pm.
- Comfortable Walking Shoes Recommended for this tour.