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Ceylon Tea Trails Extension

March 11 to 14, 2025
Cost: $2,275
Leader: TBD
Group Size: 6
Days: 4

Safari Overview

Ceylon Tea Plantation, nestled in the picturesque landscape of Sri Lanka’s UNESCO World Heritage Central Highlands, offers a captivating journey into the heart of tea culture. Rolling hills adorned with lush greenery showcase the meticulous artistry of tea cultivation, creating a picturesque tableau against the backdrop of the highlands. From the iconic mist-kissed plantations to the vibrant terraced fields, the scenery is a testament to the legacy of Ceylon tea. Explore the tea-making process from plucking the tender leaves to the intricacies of processing, and experience in the rich history and flavors that define Sri Lanka’s tea heritage. Ceylon Tea Plantation provides a tranquil escape where the soothing aroma of freshly brewed tea harmonizes with the serenity of the surroundings, promising an enchanting sensory experience in the heart of Sri Lanka’s renowned tea country.


  • Hike or bike the verdant tea trails.
  • Kayak the Castlereagh Reservoir.
  • Tour the Dunkeld Factory with the resident tea planter.


  • This is a post-trip extension to our Sri Lanka trip from February 22 to March 12, 2025.

Itinerary Updated: December 2023

Print Trip
Date Description Lodge Meals
Mar 11-12 Travel from Galle to Hatton and enjoy the beautiful tea plantation and surrounding area. B,L,D Ceylon Tea Trails
Mar 13 Depart for home. B
Mar 14 Arrive home.

Detailed Itinerary

A glimpse into our journey

Explore Ceylon Tea Trails

Mar 11-12

Tea Fields
© Amit Sankhala

You will traverse the lovely hills of Hatton and arrive at Ceylon Tea Trails just in time for a sumptuous lunch. The agenda for your stay here is purposefully flexible so that you can enjoy your surroundings at leisure. You may choose from taking guided scenic hikes, mountain biking, kayaking in the Castlereagh Reservoir, or playing tennis or croquet.

On your second afternoon, you will take a guided tour of the Dunkeld Tea Factory which looks back at the early days of tea in Sri Lanka including the lifestyle of the early colonial settlers and the manufacturing process that turns ‘two leaves and a bud’ into a delicious cup of goodness.

Depart Hatton after breakfast to return to Colombus for flights home.

Mar 13

Lunch at the Tea Trails
© Amit Sankhala

Arrive Home

Mar 14

Ceylon Tea Extension

Explore the art and heritage of Ceylon tea amidst the serene highlands of Sri Lanka at the Ceylon Tea Plantation.

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Cost & Payments

Costs (in US$)

Type Cost Per Person
Trip Cost, double occupancy $2,275
Single Supplement $850

Costs are per person, double occupancy, not including airfare, singles extra. See Included and Not Included sections for more details.

Payment Schedule

Payment Due Date Amount Per Person
Payment is due with your main trip’s final payment; see Sri Lanka’s itinerary for details.


Cancellations are non-transferrable. No refunds are given after the Final Payment due date.


  • Carbon offsets for the duration of this trip.
  • All activities unless described as optional.
  • Accommodations (double occupancy) for the nights of March 11 through March 12.
  • Meals from breakfast on March 11 through breakfast on March 13.
  • Beverages (including alcohol) while at Ceylon Tea Trails.
  • Transfers on March 11 from Galle to Ceylon Tea Trails and March 13 to the Colombo airport.
  • Trip Planning Materials – information about entry requirements, flights, packing, gratuities, etc.

Not Included

  • Carbon offsets for your flights to/from this trip.
  • All airfare, airport and departure taxes, and excess baggage fees. Round-trip airfare is approximately $1,000 to $1,200 between the US and Colombo, depending on origin.
  • Passport and visa fees.
  • COVID tests.
  • Divergent airport transfers (arranged by us) and extra hotel nights.
  • Gratuities are not required at Ceylon Tea Trails, but feel free to leave a tip for the excellent service you will receive.  We suggest tipping your driver to and from Hatton $15 a day per person for 2 days for a total of $30 person.
  • Optional trip cancellation insurance.
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls, medical costs or hospitalization, room service, items not on the regular menu, etc. If you have special dietary needs, please indicate them on your Traveler Form.


The temperature in Hatton in March typically falls between lows around 70°f to highs around 80°f. There is a chance of some rain.

Fitness Level

You can define your own activity level on this extension.  You can choose to relax on the beautiful grounds of the tea plantation or go for hikes or bike rides.


Detailed logistical information is included in the Trip Planning Materials we will send you.

Flights you book

  • If you are arriving from our Sri Lanka trip, see the Flights section in its itinerary for arrival information.
  • Depart from Colobus, Sri Lanka (CMB) after 5pm on March 13.



The all-inclusive stay at Tea Trails lets you enjoy everything the bungalow offers. From tasty meals and outdoor activities to spa treatments, comfy rooms, and top-notch service, there’s a lot to savor and appreciate.




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