Ella: Lipton's Seat Tour with Dambetanna Tea Factory Visit
- Private group
- Pickup available
- Duration: 6 hours
Your Sri Lankan adventure begins when you’re picked up from your hotel and driven to a nearby village called Ella in either a van or the local transportation of choice, a Tuk-Tuk. You'll then visit a Sri Lankan Chena farm where you’ll be welcomed by the owner with a drink before taking a farm tour to discover how things are done around here. Next, your expert guide will take you to the village lake for a relaxing canoe ride. Soak up the village’s natural beauty, admire the many birds and various native flora before arriving back at the chena hut to collect some fresh vegetables and prepare your own lunch, a traditional Sri Lankan village meal. After lunch, you’ll be transferred back to your hotel enjoying picturesque scenic views along the way.
You'll begin your tour as the locals travel, with a tuk tuk ride through the tea plantations, driving past with beautiful scenes of lush fields. As you ascend through the winding roads to reach the highest point of the valley at Lipton's Seat, you'll look down to see amazing views over the tea plantations. The Lipton's Seat viewpoint is a fantastic photo opportunity, where you can take a photo with the statue of Lipton himself. Next, you will visit the longest-operating tea factory in Sri Lanka. The Dambetanna Tea Factory was built in 1890 by Scottish tea baron Sir Thomas Lipton. The factory tour will give you in an in-depth look at the entire tea making process. Finally relax in the middle of the tea fields with a typical Sri Lankan lunch and enjoy the stunning surroundings, before you return to your hotel via the tuk tuk transfer.
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