Sri Lanka's Tea Tour: History & Flavor

Chandana

The History Buff

Sri Lanka's Tea Tour: History & Flavor

Spoken in: English, Sinhala


( 2 reviews ) star Tours Kandy 1 - 4 watch_later 9 hours
  • Visit the Pure Ceylon Tea Museum
  • See the tea production at Loolcandura tea factory
  • Explore the Hindagala Cave Temple
  • Pay a visit to the Royal Botanical Garden
  • Taste the flavorful local tea
  • 100% private experience just for you

You will be picked up anywhere in: Kandy

What you can expect

We, the locals of Sri Lanka are proud of our tea, let me show you why!

Sri Lanka, formerly known as Ceylon, became well known for its world-famous tea. Ceylon Tea kept a traditional name and put Sri Lanka on the map with its flavorful products. Go back in history and let me show you how it all started!

The Tea Museum will take you to the early days of production, and will show you the types of machinery used and many more archives of the industry. And while you discover this fascinating story, enjoy a nice cup of Pure Ceylon Tea. Don't miss the opportunity to shop here some high-quality tea to take back home!

To fully understand the process of how tea is made visit the Loolcandura Tea Factory. James Taylor, Pure Ceylon Tea's pioneer, arrived at the Loolconder estate in 1852 and started what it is now a tea empire. Check out his very first tea patch, a rock seat used by James Taylor, which gives a fantastic view of the surrounding mountain range, his old cabin, plus a look at how the tea is processed at the Loolcondera tea factory.

On your way back to Kandy, stop to explore some hidden gems along the way. Pass through small hill country towns where estate workers come for their day to day needs. And it wouldn't be an authentic Sri Lankan experience without a visit to a temple. Explore the Hindgala cave temple and learn about its history that dates back to the 4th century. You'll even pay a visit to the Royal botanical garden in Peradeniya.

Enjoy a flavorful experience in Sri Lanka and join me for some tea! Let me create a personalized experience for you, let me know your preferences!


This is the plan

Meeting Point:
Pick up from Kandy
Stop 1
Ceylon Tea Museum
Stop 2
Loolcondera estate
Stop 3
Loolcondera tea factory
Stop 4
Lunch in Peradeniya
Stop 5
Hindagala cave temple
Stop 6
Visit the Royal Botanical Garden
End of Tour
Drop off in your hotel

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Tours details

Type
Private Tours
Mode of transport
Car (cost included)
Duration
9 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 4 persons
Meeting point
Kandy
Guest pick-up
included (free of charge)
Confirmation
within 48 hours
Cancellation
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
checkPrivate guide
checkDriver
checkA/C Car
checkFree tea tasting.
Not included
closeEntrance tickets
closeMeals
closeYou may need extra US$ 20.00 (twenty) pp for entrance tickets.

Chandana

The History Buff

2 reviews

I'm Chandana , born and raised in Kandy. I am happily married and a father of two lovely boys. I am graduated from two universities and another professional body. Reading in different areas is my hobby and pleasure and love nature, history, culture architecture and many more. I enjoy travelling and sharing my knowledge, experience and views with the others. Safe driving is my enthusiasm with over 25 years of experience."

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