Private Nuwara Eliya Experience: Tea, Locals & Nature

Private Nuwara Eliya Experience: Tea, Locals & Nature

Spoken in: English, Sinhala, العربية, Hindi

( 162 reviews ) star Day trip Kandy 1 - 8 watch_later 10 hours
  • Visit the charming city of Nuwara Eliya
  • Take a stroll through a tea plantation
  • Have a delicious local lunch
  • Enjoy a tea factory experience
  • Experience the local lifestyle
  • Privately guided by your favorite local

You will be picked up anywhere in: Kandy

What you can expect

Nuwara Eliya is a place of tea, rushing rivers, waterfalls, and throwbacks to the British Empire. Explore this delightful and historical little town on a private day tour guided by your favorite local. Beautiful backdrops of mountains, valleys, and tea plantations form the perfect setting to immerse yourself in nature.

Enjoy the convenience of having your own driver and private guide and start your journey with an early-morning pickup from your hotel. Travel into the rolling hills of Sri Lanka’s central region and get ready to admire the tea estates and lush hills of this beautiful island.

Stop along the way and be mesmerized by the picturesque beauty of Ramboda Falls, the Giant Java Fig Tree or a unique Hindu temple where you can learn about the rituals and make a wish. Take a stroll through a tea plantation and enjoy a local snack with a glass of tea in a tranquil setting.

Explore the beautiful, cozy little town of Nuwara Eliya and pass by its Tudor-style buildings. Appreciate a stroll through a neighborhood with tiny bungalows, interesting manors, and delightful chateaus. Make a memory in the old red-bricked post office and perhaps send a beautiful postcard to your family and friends!

Time for a lunch break! Indulge yourself in a real food experience and make your tastebuds dance with a mix of unique aromas and ingredients. Your local host can tell you about the local cuisine, exotic vegetables or even give you recommendations of dishes to try.

One thing that you must try whilst here is a tea factory experience. Visit the Pedro Tea Factory to learn about tea production and its significance to the Sri Lankan economy. Locals can show you how to pick out the best tea leaves, so you can see how the plucked leaves turn into tea variations. Ask your private guide all your burning questions and enjoy this unique experience to its fullest. Before heading back to Kandy, take a relaxing walk around the shores of Gregory Lake and admire the serene beauty with misty hills in the backdrop.

This truly local experience is full of interesting stories, a delicious local meal & countless breathtaking views. The best thing is that everything can be 100% personalized, just get in touch with your favorite local guide!

This is the plan

Your host will pick you up at your hotel in Kandy
Stop 1
Drive through the beautiful domains of the University of Peradeniya and admire the beautiful Java Fig Tree.
Stop 2
Visit a tranquil Hindu temple and get acquainted to the mountain vegetation
Stop 3
Enjoy the stunning waterfall of Ramboda!
Have a snack break at a roti & tea shop and get a hidden view point to see the hilly landscape
Stop 4
Wander through a tea plantation on the side of the road and see the local ladies picking up tea
Stop 5
Learn all about agriculture and exotic vegetables in Sri Lanka
Stop 6
Discover the coquette city of Nuwara Eliya, also called "Little England": explore the post office, the bus station and the market
Have lunch at a local restaurant recommended by your host
Stop 7
Visit a tea factory, learn all about tea and it's production process and get a stunning view of the hills
Stop 8
Drive around peaceful Gregory Lake and step outside of the car to have a stroll end enjoy the fresh air
Return to Kandy

Feel free to personalize this offer with the host of your choice

Day trip details

Private Day trip
Mode of transport
10 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 8 persons
Meeting point
Guest pick-up
included (free of charge)
instant confirmation
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What's included
checkEntrance tickets
checkPrivate guide
checkA/C Car
Not included
Lunch costs

about Withlocals Originals

  • Experience the heart
    of the city

  • With the host of
    your choice

  • Private. Affordable.
    And 100% You.


How it works:

  1. 1 Choose the theme of your tour.
  2. 2 Pick your favorite local as your private guide.
  3. 3 Let your guide personalize anything you like.


Now you can enjoy the true heart of the city in the most personal and unique way.