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Hanthana Tea Plantation Cycling Tour

1. Hanthana Tea Plantation Cycling Tour

Meet your cycling guide in Kandy in the morning and get ready for a scenic bike ride through the mountains. Visit and explore the Ceylon Tea Museum in Hanthana. Discover the abandoned Hanthana Tea Factory, built in 1925, which now houses the museum. See two floors full of tea processing machinery as well as some older equipment used through the ages in Sri Lanka. Visit the library on the third floor where you can read up on the history of Ceylon Tea. Enjoy a fresh cup of hot tea at the cafe. Embark on your bike down a trail that winds through the plantation. Take in wonderful views of bright green tea against the backdrop of distant mountains.

Sri Lanka: Kandy Private Day Tour with Pickup

2. Sri Lanka: Kandy Private Day Tour with Pickup

Explore the spiritual city of Kandy on a guided private tour. See Buddhist sights, visit a tea plantation, stroll through the market square and check out a wood carving workshop and gem lapidary. Get picked up from your hotel in Colombo, Mount Lavinia, or Negombo, and start your journey to Kandy. Visit a spice garden in Mawanella and a tea factory in Giragama along the way. Spend an hour exploring the tea plantation and factory on your stop in Giragama. Learn about the various processes that go into producing this popular beverage. Drive another 30 minutes and you'll arrive in the city of Kandy. Visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, the market square, Upper Lake Road, a gem lapidary, and a wood carving workshop before having lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, admire the Hill Capital, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This was the last stronghold of the Sinhalese kings during colonial times. Tour this important historic site before getting dropped off back at your hotel.

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