Tea Tour in Sri Lanka

Did you know?

Sri Lanka is the world’s fourth largest tea producer. The British brought tea plants on the
teardrop island in 1867 in order to compete with China. Sri Lanka today produces some of
the world’s best teas, ranging from single origins to blended fruit blends. See the process
in action with these best Sri Lanka tea tour with Blue Lanka Tours.

The Itinerary

An absolute must for tea-lovers, a Tea Tour with Blue Lanka Tours that covers the main
Tea Estates and tea experiencing in the country. This experiential tour is designed to not
just the tea lover, but also to anyone who enjoys the vistas of hill country and who would
love indulging in early Ceylon lifestyle.
All accommodations are hand picked to give the best taste of tea dwelling and taste of the
tea growing areas. When in Tea Tour with Blue Lanka Tours, you are encouraged to
experiment with flavours, immerse themselves in the vibrant traditions of tea culture, and
become familiar with tea in ways they have never experienced before. The most popular
places to visit tea plantations in Sri Lanka are Kandy, Ella, Haputale, and Nuwara Eliya.
The Itinerary here captures the list of tea estates in Sri Lanka covers the main tea
factories in these areas that you can visit to learn more about the tea industry in Sri

At a glance

Trip length

14 days

When to go

November to March


Airport – Hotel – Tour attractions – Airport

Picture your self

Taking the most scenic train ride

Siping the best cup of Ceylon tea every evening

In the midst of a tea estate

At the Tea Auction

Not to miss in this tour


Tea Making and Tea Tasting Experiences

Tea Picker

The Tea Estate Tours

Candle light

Tea Infused Dinner

Train ride

Train Ride from Nanu Oya to Ella

Negombo Beach
Day 1 BIA To Negombo

Airport Pickup & Transfer to Negombo
Overnight stay in Negombo

Day 2 Negombo to Kandy

Transfer to Kandy
En Route Visit to Royal Botanical Garden of Peradeniya
Blessings at Kandy Tooth Relic Temple
Overnight stay in Kandy

Pedro Tea Estate
Day 3 Kandy

Visit to Orange Tea Factory
Late Afternoon Visit to Ambuluwawa
Overnight stay in Kandy

Day 4 Kandy

Transfer to Visit Loolkandura Tea Estate
Walkthrough tea plantations; Observe a tea Making Process
Picnic Lunch with Tea Plucking Experience
Relax at The Hotel
Overnight Stay in Kandy

Day 5 Kandy to Hatton

Transfer to Hatton
Check-Into The Hotel and Relax
Enjoy a Tea Infused Dinner
Overnight stay in Hatton

Day 6 Hatton

Relax at The Hotel
Enjoy Guided Walks through Tea Fields
Tea Tasting Experience and witness the machinery in action
Overnight Stay in Hatton

Denuwara Menike Intercity Express Train
Day 7Hatton to Nuwara Eliya

Transfer to Nuwara Eliya
En Route Witness St. Clair and Devon Waterfalls
Drive Through Little England
Overnight Stay in Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Elliya
Day 8 Nuwara Eliya

Authentic Tea Plucking Experience with Tamil Tea Workers
Tea Tasting with a Trained Taster
Overnight Stay in Nuwara Eliya

Day 9Nuwara Eliya to Ella

Morning Visit to Pedro Tea Factory and Estate
Take a Scenic Train Ride to Ella
Visit to Nine Arch Bridge
Overnightr Stay in Ella

Kandy to Ella Train Tours
Day 10 Ella

Morning Hike to Little Adam’s Peak
Visit to a Organic Tea Farm
Learn of Artisanal Tea Making, Experience Tea Tasting
Enjoy Sri Lankan Rice and Curry Lunch
Overnight Stay in Ella

Day 11 Ella to Galle

Visit to Dambatenne Tea Factory
Transfer to Galle
Relax By The Beach
Overnight Stay in Galle

Day 12 Galle to Colombo

Visit to Handunugoda Tea Estate – A low altitude tea plantation famed for ‘Virgin
white teas’
Exploration of Galle Fort
Transfer to Colombo
Enjoy a blind tea tasting competition and end the evening with a high tea festooned
with delicious food and desserts!
Overnight Stay in Colombo

Day 13 Colombo

Morning Participate in legendary Colombo Tea Auction
Later Visit to Colombo Tea Academy
Exploration of Colombo City
Overnight Stay in Colombo

Sri Lankan Airline
Day 14 Colombo to BIA

Airport Transfer

Trail on the ground


Q. Can I have the chance to pluck tea leaves?
A. Yes, in this tea tour you will definitely get the tea plucking experience.

Q. Does any tea factory open on holidays?
A. No, tea factories are closed on holidays.

Q. How long does it take to travel by train from Nanu Oya to Ella?
A. It does take only 03 hours.

Q. What would the weather be like in hill country?
A. Always it has the coldest weather, so better wearing warm clothes.

Real people, real views

How they experienced it

A Terrific and Fulfilling Journey, Top Class.

Pure class! From the moment we – a Swiss Family of Four – first contacted Blue Lanka Tours we felt welcomed and valued.

Their signature motto “More Love and Big Respect” resonated with us and accompanied us on every part of our journey. Our trip was a long time in planning – the pandemic scuttled our plans three times over. Finally, we were able to complete our planning and arrived on 26th December for a 14-day tour. The BLT office team with Reshani and Carol were patient, prompt, polite, and professional at every turn. BLT also helped to recover my delayed luggage and delivered it to our stay along the route.

The owner, Dinesh was ever-present and accommodating.

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7 Days Guided Tour in Sri Lanka

The 4 of us are from Malaysia, and we had a great experience with Blue Lanka Tours. It all started with the planning which went smoothly with everyone who responded to us very professionally and promptly, especially Mr. Dinesh their CEO. They will totally adjust to your wishes as well as they gave useful tips and tricks.

Depending on what you want to see, Blue Lanka will guide you on how many days you should stay in each city as well as they will help you with accommodation. They will also arrange tickets for everything after your wishes.

Overall, I highly recommend Blue Lanka tours if you are looking for someone to arrange a top and high-quality trip through Sri Lanka. It was a pleasure to visit Sri Lanka surrounded by smiling people who always gave us good service.

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Amazing Inter City Tour with Blue Lanka

We took a 6-day inter-city tour with Blue Lanka with a customized itinerary after a lot of research and careful planning. Our tour planner Mr. Fazna Mohammad was very prompt with the itinerary that included the most exclusive spots. The entire reservation team was very prompt and stayed in touch all the way.

All this while we were in touch with the General Manager who frequently checked on our well-being and comfort without being intrusive.
These guys take touring to another level and are the perfect choice for tour operators.

Thank you Blue Lanka for making our trip so memorable.

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Insightful Tips

  • Carry your cameras with you at all times
  • Hill country can be quite cool – so, bring your sweaters for the sweater weather
  • Always be aware of leeches in tea estates

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