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Amba Estate

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Ambadandegama, Bandarawela 90108, Sri Lanka
+94 57 3 575489
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Great concept!

We came across this place on our way to Ella recommended by our driver. Sadly we had come just As... read more

Reviewed May 8, 2018
ayesha c
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Paradise on a Tea Farm

It is no small feat to get to Amba Estate, but the reward is worth the trouble. The guest house is... read more

Reviewed April 30, 2018
jennalogan
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Dublin, Ireland
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Amba Estate is an organic farm in the Uva Highlands of Sri Lanka. The farm is about 30 minutes drive from Ella, perched in a small valley above the Ravana-Ella Waterfalls, with views of Ella Rock and Lipton's Seat. We produce a range of artisanal teas, coffees, spices and preserves, and we work with the local community to support a variety of educational, economic and environmental projects. We offer guests the opportunity to stay in the Estate farmhouse, learn more about artisanal tea-making, and enjoy our little corner of paradise. We offer tours of the farm and artisanal tea and coffee production every day at 11am (except Sundays & public holidays). The tour is free, and you can also do a tea tasting after the tour for Rs.500 per person. No need to book ahead – just turn up.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Ambadandegama, Bandarawela 90108, Sri Lanka
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+94 57 3 575489
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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

We came across this place on our way to Ella recommended by our driver. Sadly we had come just As the tea tour was ending and Simon (one of the owners) kindly gave us a brief tour of amba estate. It’s a small tea factory/...More

1  Thank ayesha c
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

It is no small feat to get to Amba Estate, but the reward is worth the trouble. The guest house is designed for a seriously restful stay, the delicious meals coming out of the kitchen are made with produce from the farm, and the area...More

1  Thank jennalogan
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

Really enjoyable tour in a beautiful setting where good and ethical practices are encouraged. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide made it all fascinating.

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

Having scrambled off the train at the tiny-tiny-tiny station of Heel-Oya, we were transported in style to Amba Tea Estate (black Toyota Crown taxi, 1972, if I remember correctly). For the next four days we were pampered at Amba: friendly and enthusiastic staff members provided...More

Thank Dotty M
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Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

We went on the free 11am tour and did tea tasting after. It was a brilliant tour! The guide was very Knowledable and passionate about tea. I learnt a lot! We also stayed for lunch which was delicious. It was the best of all the...More

Thank Dani S
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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Amba tea estate is a must see when you are in Ella if you’re want to see a small scale, organic and completely hand-made tea production. Definitely be there for the 11 AM tour and try the tea tasting and lunch afterwards. Great people with...More

1  Thank Mathias L
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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

There are lots of places in Sri Lanka where you can visit commercial tea plantation factories. No doubt they are all interesting and informative. Most tea factories are doing mass production and therefore using machines, high yield picking processes and possibly chemicals for pest control...More

1  Thank Jo B
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

We were guests at Amba for 3 nights. During our stay we went on the tea tour which was excellent, very informative and gave us a chance to try the lovely organic teas Amba make. In addition we were given directions for a walk to...More

2  Thank Richard C
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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Fabulous and beautiful organic tea plantation. The tour was very interesting. It is a two hours visit free of charge, with an optional tea tasting at the end (500lkr). We loved it and are highly recommending it!

1  Thank vic8025
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Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

Amba tea plantations is a wonderful and very special place. The tour starts at 11am and it took us about 45min via tuk tuk from ella. The tour is really informative and engaging. You get to take a lovely walk through the plantation and gain...More

Thank Maayan G
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