Tea Educational Tour

Tea Educational Tour - (7 Nights – 8 Days)

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6
  • Day 7
  • Day 8

Airport - Colombo

AM
  • Arrival at Bandaranaike International Airport.
  • Assistance on arrival by a representative of “Heritage Expediciones”.
  • Transfer to Colombo and check-in to the hotel of your choice.
PM
  • City tour of Colombo.
  • Dinner and overnight stay in Colombo.
Comments: Travel on E03 Expressway.
Day 1
Colombo Airport Colombo

Colombo - Kandy

AM
  • Breakfast.
  • Visit the "Colombo Tea Auctions" at the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce in operation since 1883. 700 factories and 450 registered buyers trade at this auction. Spend some time at the auction and leave for Kandy.
PM
  • Visit the Giragama Tea Factory and the Hantana Tea Museum.
  • Giragama Tea Factory – 13 kms from Kandy and established in 1903. The factory and machinery are over 100 years old with a labour force of 50 from the nearby villages. Low Grown and Long Leaf tea are grown here.
  • The Tea Museum - One of its kind in the world and a project of the ex-planters and the Sri Lanka Tea Board. Some of it’s main exhibits are still in their original condition.
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel of your choice in Kandy.
Day 2
Colombo Tea Auctions Giragama Tea Factory Hantana Tea Museum Kandy

Kandy - Nuwara Eliya

AM
  • Breakfast
  • Begin your journey to Nuwara Eliya. Enroute visit the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens which has been highlighted in The New Straits Times Publication as “one of the best kept secrets of Kandy”.
  • Visit the "LaBookelle Tea Estate" over 100 years old. It produces approximately 6,000 kilograms of tea annually. Enjoy your factory fresh cup of truly "Ceylon Tea".
PM
  • City tour of Nuwara Eliya. Sri Lanka’s premier hill resort with splendid scenary and fine bracing mountain climate..
  • Dinner and overnight stay. We recommend that you stay at the Heritance Tea Factory which is actually a tea factory, now converted into a five star hotel. At this hotel you can experience the plucking of tea leaves which is arranged by the hotel.
Day 3
Peradeniya Botanical Gardens LaBookelle Tea Estate Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya - Talawakelle - Nuwara Eliya

AM
  • Breakfast.
  • Proceed to the Nanu-oya railway station and take the train to Talawakelle. Your chauffeur will be waiting at the station to drive you to Sri Lanka Tea Research Institute (SLTRI).
  • SLTRI was established in 1925 and located in the St. Coombs Tea Estate. You are permitted to visit their information centre and the St. Coombs Tea Estate which will take approximately an hour. The tea museum which was formerly located here is now found in Hanthana.
PM
  • Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 4
Nanu-oya Railway Station Talawakelle Tea Research Institute Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya - Ratnapura - Mount Lavinia

AM
  • Breakfast.
  • Leave for Mount Lavinia via Ratnapura with a short visit to the the Balangoda Tea Factory. This is one of the largest estates producing low grown tea.
  • City tour of Ratnapura - "City of Gems". Sri Lanka has been known as the land of gems. The city tour will include a visit to a Gem Mine and a Gemological Museum. The gem mines also known as gem pits are excavated in the middle of paddy fields and other lands just off the road.
PM
  • Check-in to the Mount Lavinia Hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
  • The Mount Lavinia Hotel was a colonial mansion with a rich history as a country home in 1805. Now a leading four star property is popular among foreigners who have laid for long hours on the beach and enjoyed the sun.
Day 5
Balangoda Tea Factory Ratnapura - City of Gems Mount Lavinia

Mount Lavinia - Time For Relaxation.

AM
  • Enjoy last minute shopping in Colombo including brief visits to the MLESNA and DILMAH TEA outlets. You can also visit the Dilmah tea lounge at the Independence Shopping Arcade or Chatham Street and indulge in session of tea appreciation for approximately 60 minutes which will educate you on the tea industry and be served with afternoon tea.
PM
  • Return to the hotel.
  • Enjoy the sunny beach or take a dip in the pool.
  • Dinner and overnight stay in Mount Lavinia.
Day 6
Delmah Shopping Mlesna Tea Mount Lavinia Hotel

Mount Lavinia

  • Full day at leisure on the beach or by the pool side.
  • Dinner and overnight stay in Mount Lavinia.
Day 7
Mount Lavinia Hotel Mount Lavinia Beach Mount Lavinia Pool

Mount Lavinia - Airport

AM
  • Breakfast.
  • Transfer to the Bandaranaike International Airport for departure.
  • Please note that it is an airline requirement to check in three hours prior to to your departure flight.
Comments: Travel on E03 Expressway.
Day 8
Colombo Airport Colombo