Duration: 9.5 Hours
Start/End: Colombo port/Colombo port
Highlights: Tea plantation, Tea factory, Elephant Walking Experience
(NOTE- The tea factory we are visiting is located in Giragama (Central province). Please note there is no tea factories or plantations in Colombo)
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Your guide and driver wait for you at the port with a welcome board before proceeding to a tea plantation in Colombo city. Admire the lush green scenery of the place where the best tea in the world was collected by tea puckers with their deft hands. Next to the tea plantation is a tea factory where tea leaves and buds were transformed into a scrumptious package of black tea. Both the process and machine have been passed by generations artisanal for around a century. Enjoy a pure cup of Ceylon tea right next to the British-design machine.
Continue on to a visit to the Millennium Elephant Foundation, meet the lovely giant-sized friends, and enjoy the Elephant Walk Experience. This activity is the first step to the main purpose of erasing the elephant riding tourism service that animals are forced in a harmful way to entertain tourists. Instead of paying for climbing up their back, you will come close enough for a leisure stroll and interact with them. Enjoy watching their ridiculous when moving on four huge legs making a great effort to carry their sheer-sized body. The trip ends with a drive back to port.