Sri Lanka tea Tour

Tea Tour in Sri Lanka

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…

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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 Lanka.


Arrival in Negombo

  • Upon arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), you’ll be warmly greeted and transferred to your hotel in Negombo for an overnight stay.
air plane at air port
Negombo Sri lanka

Journey to Kandy

  • Travel to Kandy, stopping en route to explore the Royal Botanical Garden of Peradeniya and receive blessings at the revered Kandy Tooth Relic Temple. Overnight stay in Kandy.
Kandy Temple of Tooth Relic
Peradeniya Botanical Garden

Exploring Kandy

  • Embark on a visit to the Orange Tea Factory and later in the day, discover the beauty of Ambuluwawa. Enjoy a memorable candlelight dinner back in Kandy.
Tea Factory
dinner in candlelight

Tea Experience in Kandy

  • Venture to the Loolkandura Tea Estate for an immersive tea plucking experience, followed by a picnic lunch amidst picturesque tea plantations. Relax at your hotel in Kandy.
Tea pluckers

Hatton Retreat

  • Transfer to Hatton and check into your hotel. Indulge in a tea-infused dinner and unwind amidst the serene surroundings of Hatton’s tea plantations.
Hatton tea plantation
Tea Plantation

Hatton Tea Exploration

  • Spend the day relaxing and participating in guided walks through the lush tea fields. Delight in a tea tasting experience and witness the tea-making process firsthand.
Hatton tea plantation
Organic tea

Scenic Drive to Nuwara Eliya

  • Journey to Nuwara Eliya, admiring the St. Clair and Devon Waterfalls along the way. Explore the charming colonial town known as “Little England” before settling in for the night.
Devon falls Sri lanka
Little England

Nuwara Eliya Tea Experience

  • Engage in an authentic tea plucking experience with Tamil tea workers and savor a tea tasting session led by a trained taster.
Tea Plantation
Cup of tea

From Nuwara Eliya to Ella

  • Visit the Pedro Tea Factory and Estate in the morning before embarking on a scenic train ride to Ella. Explore the iconic Nine Arch Bridge upon arrival.
Train ride in sri lanka
Ninearch bridge

Discovering Ella

  • Embark on a morning hike to Little Adam’s Peak, visit an organic tea farm, and enjoy a traditional Sri Lankan rice and curry lunch.
Little adams peak
Rice & Curry

Galle Exploration

  • Visit the Dambatenne Tea Factory before transferring to Galle. Relax by the beach and enjoy a tranquil evening.
Galle beach
Tea Plantation

Galle to Colombo

  • Explore the Handunugoda Tea Estate known for its ‘Virgin white teas,’ discover the historic Galle Fort, and then proceed to Colombo for a blind tea tasting competition and a sumptuous high tea experience.
Galle fort
Tea Plantation

Colombo Highlights

  • Participate in the legendary Colombo Tea Auction in the morning, visit the Colombo Tea Academy, and explore the vibrant city of Colombo.
Notary House


  • Conclude your memorable journey with a transfer to the Bandaranaike International Airport for your onward flight.
air plane at air port
Air plane taking off

Journey Highlights

  • Trip Length: 14 Days of Enchantment
  • Embark on the picturesque train journey of a lifetime.
  • Indulge in the finest Ceylon tea, savored each evening.
  • Immerse yourself in the tranquility of a sprawling tea estate.
  • Participate in the exhilarating Tea Auction experience.
  • Delve into the art of tea making and savor the nuances of tea tasting.
  • Explore the lush landscapes of tea plantations on captivating estate tours.
  • Delight your palate with a sumptuous dinner infused with the flavors of tea.
  • Embark on a mesmerizing train voyage from Nanu Oya to Ella, traversing breathtaking vistas.

Insightful Tips for Adventure Seekers

  • Remember to have your cameras handy for capturing every moment.
  • Don’t forget to pack your sweaters for the cool weather of the hill country.
  • Stay vigilant for leeches when exploring the tea estates.
  • Embrace the Climate! Be sure to pack layers to stay comfortable throughout the day.
  • Take advantage of opportunities to learn about the tea-making process during your tour. Understanding how tea is grown, harvested, and processed enhances the appreciation of this beloved beverage.
  • Interacting with local tea plantation workers and experts can provide valuable insights into the tea industry and Sri Lankan culture. Ask questions, listen to their stories, and immerse yourself in the experience.


Q. Can I have the chance to pluck tea leaves?

Yes, in this tea tour you will definitely get the tea plucking experience.

Q. Does any tea factory open on holidays?

No, tea factories are closed on holidays.

Q. How long does it take to travel by train from Nanu Oya to Ella?

It does take only 03 hours.

Q. What would the weather be like in hill country?

Always it has the coldest weather, so better wearing warm clothes.