Tea at the end of the world

Full day


Perched on the very edge of the hill country midway between Nuwara Eliya and Haputale, Horton Plains National Park covers a wild stretch of bleak, high-altitude moorland bounded at its southern edge of the hill country. This morning you’ll depart on a trek to the famous World’s End, where the escarpment falls sheer for the best part of a kilometer to the lowlands below. Arriving at the end of the world your porter will have set up a sumptuous English tea and breakfast for you. Enjoy this little taste of luxury as you look out over the distance into the world beyond. 

After breakfast head down into the plains in a 4x4 jeep and continue your adventure beyond the end of the world! You will feel the cool, wet climate that has fostered the growth of a distinctive range of flora, including various rhododendrons, bamboos, tree ferns and many endemic species of plants, making the Plains an area of great biological value. The Plains'' wildlife attractions are relatively modest. Leopards still visit the park, but one has to be incredibly lucky to see one. The park's most visible residents are its herds of deer and bear-faced monkeys. The plains are also one of the best places in the island for bird watching and an excellent place to see montane endemics such as the dull-blue flycatcher, bush warble.