Highland tour: Private Day-Tour of Kandy - 1 Day

Discover the gorgeous, UNESCO-protected Central Highlands of Sri Lanka on a private day trip from Kandy. Traveling with an informative personal guide, head into the island’s lush hill country, famous for its tea estates, exotic flora, waterfalls and cool mountain climate. Learn about tea production and sample some varieties at a Nuwara Eliya tea factory,  and stop to admire the spectacular Ramboda Falls. In the afternoon, enjoy a leisurely visit to the Hakgala Botanical Gardens and Gregory Lake before concluding with a drive back to Kandy.

  • Private Central Highlands day trip from Kandy, with an expert local guide
  • Soak up Sri Lanka’s iydllic, emerald-green hill country and cool mountain air
  • Admire the crashing Ramboda Falls, one of the world’s highest waterfalls
  • Learn about Sri Lanka's celebrated tea and taste some delicate varieties at a Nuwara Eliya tea factory
  • Wander through the peaceful Hakgala Botanical Gardens, a haven of exotic blooms and plants
  • Relax and stroll around Gregory Lake, a scenic lake framed by rolling hills
  • Enjoy the undivided attention of a private guide, with personalized commentary


  • 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
  • Entry/Admission - Gregory Lake
  • Entry/Admission - Hakgala Botanic Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Ramboda Waterfall


  • Meals where not specified
  • Gratuities
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Entrance fees (Gregory Lake = USD 3 Per Person)

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.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • Adult pricing applies to all travellers
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Vehicle Allocation - 1 to 3 Persons - by a Standard Car, 4 to 5 Persons - by a Small Van and 6 to 8 Persons - by a Large Van

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Price From GBP £ 45 GBP £ 35/person
Total £ 35 GBP

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