Nuwara Eliya, tea plantations

One day tour to Nuwara Eliya with waterfalls, mountains and tea plantations

Nuwara Eliya is called Sri Lankan Switzerland. Highlands covered with tea plantations, clean air and unforgettable landscapes where you can literally walk above the clouds.


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Contacts us:


  • Tea Plantations
  • Tea Factory
  • Ramboda Waterfall
  • Hakgala Botanical Garden
  • Lake Gregory
  • Nuwara Eliya town

Other attractions in Nuwara Eliya (optional):

  • Tea tasting ceremony
  • Horton Plains National Park
  • Train ride

Detailed excursion program:

Breakfast and departure from the hotel

Ramboda Falls

One of the biggest and remarkable waterfalls in Sri Lanka.

Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya, called Little England, was a hill country retreat where the British colonialists could immerse in their pastimes such as fox hunting, deer hunting, elephant hunting, polo, golf and cricket.

It is known for its temperate, cool climate – the coolest area in Sri Lanka. 

Hakgala Botanical Garden

Hakgala Botanical Garden is the second largest garden in Sri Lanka. It is situated on the Nuwara Eliya - Badulla main road, 16 km from Nuwara Eliya. The garden has a cool temperate climate because of altitude is 5,400 feet above the sea level.

Lake Gregory

Lake Gregory is a reservoir  in heart of the tea country hill city, Nuwara Eliya.It was constructed during the period of British Governor Sir William Gregory in 1873. This lake is popular with tourists who enjoy strolling the footpaths, taking out a swan-shaped pedal boat  or trotting around on a pony . 


Tea Plantation and Tea Factory

We will visit a tea plantation and a factory where we can see how it is assembled and produced, and even we can taste the legendary, universally recognized Best Ceylon Tea in the World.

Optional activities (can be added to the program upon request):

Train Ride

The train from Ella to Nuwara Eliya  powers up through Sri Lanka's southern hill country, through the tea plantations, into the clouds and then weaves in and out of the many mountain tunnels as it descends to reach Ella. This is a journey not to be missed!

The World's End and the Horton Plains

Horton Plains National Park is definitely one of the most beautiful World Heritage Sites in Sri Lanka.

The star attraction of this national park is the World’s End, which is where the plateau of the park comes to a sudden end and has a deep plunge of over 800 meters. On clear days, you can see Adam’s Peak from the World’s End.

Excursion features

Private tour
For ready-made groups of 1-8 people

Can start any day
This tour is not tied to specific dates, you can start on any convenient day

Variable program
The program can be changed and customized for you

Possible with children
The tour is recommended for travelers with children

Start from anywhere
We pick up from any hotel

Comfortable car
Transport: air-conditioned car or minivan

Tour cost: 

! The price is indicated for the car (not per person), regardless of the number of people

For a group of 1-3 people
. 4 seater car

From Kandy - 120 usd
From Colombo and Negombo - 195 usd
From Bentota and Kalutara - 225 usd
From Hikkaduwa and Unawatuna - 225 usd
From Mirissa, Weligama - 250 usd
From Tangalle - 295 usd

For a group of 4-8 people. Minivan.

From Kandy - 175 usd
From Colombo and Negombo - 225 usd
From Bentota and Kalutara - 255 usd
From Hikkaduwa and Unawatuna - 295 usd
From Mirissa, Weligama - 305 usd
From Tangalle - 335 usd

* To clarify the cost from other locations, write or call us.

What is included. Entrance tickets

Included in the price:
comfortable car with air conditioning
gasoline, parking, toll roads
English-speaking driver

Not included:
Hakgala Garden ($10 per pax)
Train tickets ($5-$20 per pax)
Horton Plains ($40 per pax)

Reviews about the organizer




I, as a professional wildlife photographer, traveled to Sri Lanka with some unusual requests. Igor helped not only to plan the route through the national parks and provided a very good driver, but also helped to find professional ornithologists in all the necessary locations.
We traveled to almost all national parks - Udawalawe, Minneriya, Yalu. We went to Sinharaja. There are many elephants and birds everywhere. Yala confirmed its reputation - here we managed to see leopards, however, unfortunately - very far away. I really liked Khabarana - the best place for shooting birds that you can find. We took a half-day ride to Wilpattu - a little-known park among tourists, which Igor recommended to me. The park itself is beautiful, comfortable, good paths, it is clear that they are taking care of it. You can definitely put it on a par with Yala. Unlucky to see leopards, but lucky to see Himalayan bears and giant squirrels. Of the minuses in Wilpattu - the complete absence of normal hotels near the park. I would not advise anyone to stay here overnight.
The rain spoiled the experience a bit. Complicated filming in Sinharaja. It is a pity that because of the rains it was not possible to shoot in the forests in the Kandy region. If you go to Sri Lanka for the sake of animals and national parks, you still need to take into account the season. But anyway, a huge thank you guys for organizing! With all the difficulties, it was thanks to them that we managed to squeeze the maximum out of this trip. Organization at the highest level - the guys will solve any problems, always in touch, find hotels in the right places at any time, organize transport, professional guides and ornithologists will prompt. Definitely 5+




Good afternoon, the tour went great. Very good guide, we will recommend you to all our friends. THANK YOU!