Elevate your Sri Lanka trip with this full-day excursion to the historic mountain town of Haputale. Learn about the area’s longstanding connection to the British tea industry during a visit to a local factory, and take in the great views from the Lipton’s Seat viewpoint. Also, explore the lovely architecture of the Benedictine Monastery of Adisham.
Discover the hilltop town of Haputale during a private day trip from Nuwara Eliya
Learn about Sri Lanka's historic connection to the tea industry by touring the Dambatenne Tea Factory
Enjoy the views from the Lipton's Seat overlook
Admire the elegant gardens of the Benedictine Monastery of Ashidam
Look for rare birds like paradise flycatchers in the monastery's manicured garden
Great way to get a taste for the Sri Lanka highlands
Entrance fees. (Dambatenna Tea Factory - USD 4 Per Person)
Food and drinks
Expenses of personal nature
Departure & Return
Your Hotel in Nuwara Eliya
Your Hotel in Nuwara Eliya
What To Expect
Receive a morning pickup from your hotel in Nuwara Eliya, enjoying a drive up into the hills near Haputale. You’ll make your first stop at the Dambatenne Tea Factory. Learn about the origins of Sri Lanka’s tea industry during this stop at a factory associated with the famous Lipton brand. Enjoy a tour of the factory, learning about the tea production process and exploring its construction by 19th century by British tea magnate Sir Thomas Lipton. Guests can also enjoy a hot cup of tea and purchase tea-related merchandise. Leave the factory and drive to reach Lipton’s Seat, a scenic viewpoint where the famous tea proprietor once stopped to survey his vast collection of plantation lands. From the top visitors can see the island’s southern coast on clear days, as well as the Uva, Sabaragamuwa, Central and Eastern Provinces. On the way to the top, you’ll pause to explore Catherine’s Seat and to admire Lemasthota Waterfalls. Take a break midday for lunch (own expense), coordinating with your chauffeur who can help recommend an eatery. Then head to the Benedictine Monastery of Ashidam. Explore this Tudor-style mansion built by Englishman Sir Thomas Lister Villiers, learning about its eventual conversion by a group of Benedictine monks. Explore the monastery’s elegant gardens visited by rare birds like paradise flycatchers and golden orioles, and get a look at its beautiful exterior. Then head back to your hotel in Nuwara Eliya.
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A maximum of 8 people per booking
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.