Private Day-Tour: Highland Highlights from Kandy

Day Trips & Excursions in The Hill Country

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Explore the gorgeous highlands of Sri Lanka and take in spectacular mountain views on this 12-hour private tour from Kandy. Witness the rich heritage of tea-making by visiting tea estates and working tea factories and get hands-on experience on the art of making tea. Visit the Hakgala Botanical Gardens and admire the enchanting flowers of the region. Stop by the serene Lake Gregory and listen to the hypnotic lapping of water at its banks before returning to Kandy.
Depart from Kandy at 7am for your 12-hour highlands tour. Drive towards Nuwara Eliya in a private vehicle. After two hours, reach Ramboda Falls and admire the gushing rapids surrounded by lush greenery.Continue on 20 minutes to Mackwoods Tea Estate Labookellie, a center of Sri Lanka’s tea industry. Soak in the views of rolling tea plantations on the drive through the countryside. The tea factories are open to visitors and sell fresh tea and leaves at outlet prices. Take an hour-long break for lunch (not included in the tour price).Drive to Hakgala Botanical Gardens and spend two leisurely hours exploring the blooming flora, including orchids and roses.Proceed to Nuwara Eliya’s Lake Gregory. Enjoy a long relaxing walk or lounging lakeside near the cool waters. At 6:30pm, depart for Kandy.

What’s included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Service of an English-speaking chauffeur guide
  • Lunch at a Local Restaurant
  • 1-Liter Water Bottles Per Person
  • Entrance Fees for Gregory Lake
  • Entry/Admission - Gregory Lake
  • Entry/Admission - Hakgala Botanic Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Ramboda Waterfall

What’s not included

  • Meals where not specified
  • Gratuities
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Entrance fees (Hakkgala Botanical Garden = USD 10 Per Person)


  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city