In a Nutshell

Staying in one of the five Ceylon Tea Trails plantation houses is the most luxurious way to experience Sri Lanka’s hill country. In many ways, a stay at Tea Trails is the highlight of any tour of Sri Lanka. You can expect the most amazing service, cuisine and a chance to stretch your legs and take a walk through the breathtaking tea-clad landscapes. At Millis Potter, we can incorporate Tea Trails into a tailor-made tour of Sri Lanka.

At a Glance

  • The original and still the best accommodation in the tea hill area
  • Impeccable service and attention to detail
  • Five separate luxurious bungalows to choose from
  • You can walk or cycle between the properties on stunning trails
  • Fine dining and attentive staff
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Boutique Hotel
Swimming Pool

The Detail

Each of the 5 luxurious bungalows in the Tea Trails collection is unique, all having between 4 to 6 bedrooms. Castlereagh, Summerville, Dunkeld, Norwood and Tientsin have all been loving restored from the colonial era and provide first class accommodation and levels of service. The ambience is more private house party than hotel and you are welcomed like a long lost friend allowing you to relax and take in the stunning scenery and well preserved history. All bungalows have stunning views, some lakeside and some panoramic of the majestic tea hills and the cycling and walking trails between the properties have been carefully chosen to take in the breathtaking scenery. Throughout there are well kept lawns where you can play croquet or enjoy a cup of locally grown tea before taking a dip in the refreshing pool and being served an evening cocktail by your butler. In the cooler months sit by the roaring log fire reading a book and be served delicious classic dishes by the chef before retiring to your sumptuous suite.

Millis Potter Insight

Ceylon Tea Trails is for those wanting to spare no expense to enjoy the ultimate colonial plantation experience. The hill country setting of all the bungalows is second to none and although all this luxury and comfort does not come cheap, all meals, drinks and most activities are included in the rate. There are lots of fun experiences for kids as well as adults, including swimming in the lakes, exploring the nature trails and there is even a ‘Junior Tea Experience’ to involve the children in the history of where they are staying. Tea Trails is particularly good if you are wanting to have a multi destination stop in the hills as it is fun to take a cycle ride between properties with your guide whilst your luggage is transferred onwards for you. A stay here really is the epitome of luxury and helicopter tours or seaplane transfers can be arranged, plus it is very easy to combine with its sister Cape Weligama down on the coast to continue your luxurious stay.

Ceylon Tea Trails Itineraries

Travel is all about those unique and special moments which make you smile. Our aim is simple: to offer exceptionally unique and innovative itineraries that are totally personalised around you.

Ultimate Luxury Holiday to Sri Lanka

Cultural Triangle - Kandy - Hill Country - Southern Beaches  

Sri Lanka has it all; amazing luxury boutique hotels, fantastic experiences, breath-taking scenery, sumptuous cuisine and you can even hop around in a private helicopter.

14 days from £7020 p. p.

Sri Lanka’s Tea Hills and Palm-fringed beaches

Negombo - Hill Country - Galle - Tangalle  

This journey to Sri Lanka combines the tea country with a stay on Sri Lanka’s south coast, more of a relaxing holiday than immersive tour, a way to sit-back and relax and simply enjoy the destination.

14 days from £5528 p. p.

A Tour of Colonial Sri Lanka

Colombo - Kandy - Hill Country - Galle  

Delve into Sri Lanka’s colonial past, exploring the Portuguese, Dutch and British influences that have helped shape modern Sri Lanka.

  £3780 p. p.

Highlights of Sri Lanka

Negombo - Cultural Triangle - Hill Country - Galle  

For those wanting a quick introduction to Sri Lanka, then this suggested private tour might well be your answer. Explore the Ancient Cities, the Tea Country and end on the south coast beaches.

10 days from £1755 p. p.

Sri Lanka and the Maldives

Negombo - Cultural Triangle - Hill Country - Maldives  

Sri Lanka and the Maldives is one of the best twin-centre holidays you can experience, a blend of culture, adventure and beach that makes for such a wonderful journey.

13 days from £2705 p. p.

Classic Sri Lanka

Negombo - Cultural Triangle - Kandy - Tea Country - Yala - Galle - Bentota  

This classic private tour of Sri Lanka takes in all the major highlights from the stunning cultural heritage of the north, the tea country, wildlife and laid-back beaches in the south.

13 days from £2595 p. p.


Travel is all about those unique and special moments which make you smile. Our aim is simple: to offer exceptionally unique and innovative itineraries that are totally personalised around you.