Private tour

James Taylor's Tea Story Tour from Kandy

Activity provider: Beyond Escapes

James Taylor's Tea Story Tour from Kandy

Activity provider: Beyond Escapes

From US$ 100 per person

Enjoy a historical tea experience in Loolkandura Estate where the very first patch of tea was planted in Sri Lanka. During this 6-hour private tour, visit tea plantation, James Taylor Seat, Tea Tree, James Taylor Statue, and the Loolecondera Tea Factory.

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Duration 6 hours
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  • Great way to get an in-depth look at Sri Lanka's tea history
  • Discover the life of famous tea planter James Taylor
  • Learn about Mr. Taylor by visiting the monuments of his life
  • Visit a tea factory in operation and a tea weighing station
  • Explore Sri Lanka's historic tea industry
Full description
Receive an early-morning pickup from your hotel in Kandy, after which you’ll journey for one hour to reach Taylor Hill, site of the Loolkandura Estate. Start your visit by learning about the estate’s origins, including its creation by planter James Taylor. You’ll spend the next several hours visiting the many highlights of the plantation created by Mr. Taylor, including a favorite chair once used by Taylor himself, a statue erected in his honor, and a log cabin the planter once called his home. You’ll also tour the Loolkandura Tea Factory, which still packages tea to this day, and see the weighing stations where the fresh leaves are brought in from the fields for processing. You’ll be dropped off back at your Kandy-area hotel at the end of a wonderful day explore the history of tea.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by TukTuk during sightseeing
  • Service of an English Speaking Local guide
  • Fruits and a bottle of water per person
  • Entrance fees and other related charges
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Meals
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Roundtrip transportation is available from most centrally located Kandy hotels

Product ID: 207051