From Ella: Lipton Seat & Dambatenne Tea Factory Day Tour

From Ella: Lipton Seat & Dambatenne Tea Factory Day Tour

From £34.52 per person

On this full-day tour from Ella, discover the history and production of tea at Dambatenne Tea Factory, and then head over to Lipton's Seat for magnificent views.

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Free cancellation
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Duration 8 hours
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Your hotel in or around Ella

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Dambatenne Tea Factory
  • Explore the must-see Lipton Seat
  • Learn about the genesis of tea
Full description
Explore the Dambatenne countryside, head past green fields and tea plantations for the chance to see traditional life in the area. Start your tour as you head to Dambatenne Tea Factory, built in 1890 by Sir Thomas Lipton, one of the most famous figures in tea history. Take a tour through the works for an education on the processes involved in the fermentation, rolling, drying, cutting, sieving and grading of tea. Enjoy one of the most comprehensive tea factory tours around, and afterwards, take the chance to try a cup. Move on to Lipton’s Seat Lookout, one of Sri Lanka's most impressive viewpoints. Here, Sir Thomas Lipton used to survey his burgeoning empire, and today it's said you can see across emerald hills and tea estates to no fewer than seven different provinces. Finally, return to your hotel in Ella.
Includes
  • Bottled water
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Entrance fees
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Smoking
    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
    • On Sundays no processing takes place, so there's little to see
    • Early morning is the best time to visit the Lipton Seat to avoid cloud and mist
    Customer reviews

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    Nice round

    Nice tour through villages in Sri Lanka, up through the mountains to finally get to Lipton Tea Seat. The views are fantastic, there was good food and of course tea. With the guide you really got to see the highlands of Sri Lanka. A must!

    13 July 2019

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    Product ID: 184112