Private tour

From Nuwara Eliya: Haputale Highlands Private Day Tour

Activity provider: Lakpura LLC

From Nuwara Eliya: Haputale Highlands Private Day Tour

Activity provider: Lakpura LLC

From US$ 83 per person

Discover the highland town of Haputale, visit the Dambatenne Tea Factory, see majestic views from Lipton's Seat, and experience the grandeur of the Benedictine Monastery of Adisham, a former Tudor mansion.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Nuwara Eliya
Private group


  • Take in amazing views from Lipton’s Seat
  • See the Benedictine monastery Adisham
  • Discover the countryside and the local history
Full description

Begin your highland tour of Haputale at the Dambatenne Tea Factory, built by the famous British tea producer Sir Thomas Lipton in the late 19th century. Explore the factory on a tour, learn all about the tea production process, and enjoy a hot cup of tea. Next, visit the viewpoint known as Lipton’s Seat, so named because Sir Thomas Lipton used to use it to survey his huge tea empire from the summit of Poonagala Hill.

On your way up, pass the Catherine’s Seat viewpoint and the Lemasthota Waterfalls. From the top, take in the views of Uva, Sabaragamuwa, and the central and eastern provinces. Experience the Benedictine Monastery of Adisham, a former Tudor mansion in the style of the Castle of Leeds in 1931 and named the Adisham Bungalow after the hometown of its first owner and builder.

Today the monastery runs a small fruit preserve cottage industry. Catch glimpses of rare birds such as paradise flycatchers, hornbills, golden orioles, and more on your tour of the monastery.

  • Transport throughout the tour in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees
  • English-Speaking chauffeur guide
  • 1 liter of bottled mineral water per person
  • All taxes and service charges
  • Food or drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Expenses of personal nature
Covid-19 precautions

You 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
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You must present a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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Important information

What to bring

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

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Product ID: 257097