Teardrop Hotels has launched a seven-night Highlights of The Pekoe Trail journey that grants guests access to highlights of the 300 kilometre-long trail (made up of 22 stages) in manageable stretches.
Guests will get to enjoy parts of The Pekoe Trail before returning to the comfort of Teardrop Hotels’s tea country bungalows, Camellia Hills, Goatfell and Nine Skies.
The trail experience is backed by the European Union as part of its 5.3 million euro (US$5.7 million) investment to support the revival of Sri Lanka’s tourism industry, with an additional support of US$787,000 from the US Agency for International Development. The trail will begin operations in 2024.
Treks can be self-guided or guided for an additional fee, and at each bungalow walkers are provided with hiking boots, trekking poles, leech socks, insect repellent, sun hats and recommendations on where, when, and how long to walk depending on experience.
Highlights of The Pekoe Trail is priced by US$4,350 based on two adults sharing a double room for one night at Wallawwa on B&B, two nights at Camellia Hills, two nights at Goatfell, and two nights at Nine Skies on all-inclusive basis including breakfast, afternoon tea, lunch, dinner, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. The package come with picnic breakfast at Camellia Hills, tea factory visit at Goatfell, and Sri Lankan cookery demonstration at Nine Skies, train tickets from Hatton to Nuwara Eliya and from Nuwara Eliya to Demodara-Ella, and all transportation in an air-conditioned car with an English-speaking chauffeur.