Kandy: Shanthipura and Nuwara Eliya

Kandy: Shanthipura and Nuwara Eliya

From $87.60 per person

View the picturesque beauty of Ramboda Falls before visiting the Hakgala Botanical Gardens. Later, tour a tea factory and learn more about the tea-making process, before exploring a famous resort town from the 18th and 19th centuries.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup from your hotel in Kandy, where you will be picked up by your chauffeur.
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Take pictures in Shanthipura
  • Embrace the beauty and cool of the country hillside
  • Enjoy a tour of the Mackwoods Labookellie Tea Factory
Full description
Your tour will begin from your hotel in Kandy at 7:00AM. From there your tour guide will pick you up and chauffeur you to your first destination, Ramboda Falls. The waterfall is 109 meters high, and is the 11th highest in Sri Lanka. You can spend a pleasurable half hour relaxing and refreshing yourself; and can also create some photographic memories as well. At approximately 9:00AM, you will continue towards Nuwara Eliya. You will reach your next destination, the Hakgala Botanical Gardens, by approximately 10:00AM. The gardens are the second largest of the five botanical gardens in Sri Lanka, and are famous for their large collection of floral species; especially orchids and roses. The site is also believed to be the location of the legendary Ashoka Vatika from Ramayana; the pleasure gardens where Sita was kept hidden. You will be spending an hour at the gardens, before leaving at approximately 11:00AM. Following that, travel to the Mackwoods Labookellie Tea Factory. Once there, receive a 1.5-hour guided tour throughout which you will witness the process of tea plucking, as well as the drying, processing of the leaves, and the creation of tea into its various quality levels. You will also be able to purchase some fresh tea leaves at the gift shop and sample a cup of tea with some cake. You will later leave at approximately 1:15PM, at which point you will travel to the town of Nuwara Eliya. There you will be able to have lunch (at your own expense) in one of the restaurants recommended by your guide. At approximately 2:30PM your guide will take on a tour of Nuwara Eliya, a town which was one of the prime resort locations for the British during the 18th and 19th centuries. At approximately 4:00PM, your driver will take you to Shanthipura, which is the highest village in the entire northeast region of the island. As such it provides wonderful views of the mountains, valleys, and the town of Nuwara Eliya. After taking some excellent photographs and watching the sunset; you will get back to your hotel in Kandy by 7:00PM, marking the end of your tour.
Includes
  • Transport throughout the tour with an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Service of an English-speaking chauffeur/guide
  • 1 liter of bottled mineral water per person
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • All taxes and service charges
  • Entrance fees
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Expenses of a personal nature
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
Covid-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Your drive time may change due to unpredictable road traffic
  • Photography stops on the way can be arranged but within locations with reasonable parking areas
  • It is recommended that you bring a packed breakfast with you if you are unable to have breakfast at your hotel
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 2 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    5/5
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The person who drove us was very sweet and respectful. We felt very safe. We were just 3 girls traveling so he made us very comfortable and was patient. He also made the right stops for lunch etc. Overall I would totally choose getyourguide again for future trips

26 December 2019

We had a good day trip. Kandy as a city doesn’t have too much to offer, and we are glad we made this booking to spend a day fruitfully. The chauffeur guide was very polite and friendly.

30 December 2019

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