• Duration: 9 hours
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Description

Sri Lanka is a wonderful country and is home to many places that are amazing and worth exploring so, this destination will never be disappointed. 

Enjoy a historical tea experience in the Loolkandura Estate where the very first patch of tea was planted in Sri Lanka. 

During this 6-hour private tour, visit the tea plantation, James Taylor Seat, Tea Tree, James Taylor Statue, the Loolecondera Tea Factory, James Taylor Log Cabin, and weighing stations, while accompanied by your local English speaking guide. 

You will enjoy this guided experience as you will also get the comfortable pick-up and drop-off service in a well-maintained vehicle along with a professional driver. 

James Taylor is the pioneer of Ceylon Tea. Arriving in Ceylon in 1852 as a 17-year-old, he was billeted at Loolecondera Estate in Galaha, a coffee plantation in the Kandy District. With the onset of the coffee rust disease, Taylor visited India in 1866 to learn about growing tea. Upon his return, Taylor planted a 21-acre plot of tea on Loolecondera in 1867 – Field No 7. 

It was fortuitous timing as the coffee plantations were all but decimated within a couple of years. Taylor’s initiative enabled a new industry to hastily replace an old one that had been brought to its knees. 

It breathed new life into the perilous situation that investors, owners, and planters had found themselves in. 

Itinerary

Pick up from your hotel

Take your breakfast at your hotel and we will pick you up a little early in the morning around 6.30 from your hotel in Kandy.

After, we will proceed with the 1-hour journey to Taylor Hill.

Loolkandura Estate

Site of the Loolkandura Estate. Start your visit by learning about the estate's history.

You’ll be able to spend the next several hours visiting the many highlights of the plantation created by Mr. Taylor,

James Taylor is the pioneer of Ceylon Tea. Arriving in Ceylon in 1852 as a 17-year-old, he was billeted at Loolecondera Estate in Galaha, a coffee plantation in the Kandy District. 

With the onset of the coffee rust disease, Taylor visited India in 1866 to learn about growing tea. Upon his return, Taylor planted a 21-acre plot of tea on Loolecondera in 1867 – Field No 7. It was fortuitous timing as the coffee plantations were all but decimated within a couple of years. 

Taylor’s initiative enabled a new industry to hastily replace an old one that had been brought to its knees. It breathed new life into the perilous situation that investors, owners, and planters had found themselves in. 

A statue erected in his honor, and a log cabin the planter once called his home.

Loolkandura Tea Factory

And also we take you on a tour to the Loolkandura Tea Factory

Sri Lanka is a wonderful country and is home to many places that are amazing and worth exploring so, this destination will never be disappointed. 

Enjoy a historical tea experience in the Loolkandura Estate where the very first patch of tea was planted in Sri Lanka. During this 6-hour private tour, visit the tea plantation, which still packages tea to this day, to see the process of the fields.

End of the tour

By the end of the day, we proceed back to your hotel in Kandy.

What's included

  • Spanish/English Speaking Guide
  • Transportation in a Comfortable A/C Vehicle 
  • Fuel Charges
  • Mineral Water Bottle 

What's excluded

  • Entrance Fees
  • Any other Tour or Service Not Mentioned above 

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation fee of 90% if cancelled 1 day or less before departure
  • Cancellation fee of 60% if cancelled 7 days or less before departure
  • Cancellation fee of 50% if cancelled 21 days or less before departure

Categories

  • NATURE

Guided Language

  • Español
  • English

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