Destination Kivu Belt

Pfunda Tea Tour with Beyond the Gorillas Experience

Pfunda Tea Tour with Beyond the Gorillas Experience

Activity Description

Learn about the team making process during this visit to a tea factory and tea fields.

  • Factory Tour: The tour begins with a guided visit to tea farms around Pfunda fatory, where you’ll learn about different stages of tea farming, from historical background, tea picking to drying and packaging. You’ll have the chance to see the machinery used to process the tea leaves and learn about the quality control measures in place.
  • Tea Tasting: After the factory tour, you’ll get to sample some of the delicious tea produced at the plantation. You’ll learn about the different types of tea, the ideal brewing methods, and the health benefits of tea consumption.
  • Farm Experience: The tour also includes a visit to the tea fields, where you’ll get a firsthand look at the tea plants and learn about the farming practices used to cultivate and maintain them. You’ll have the opportunity to meet local farmers and witness farming activities, such as picking and pruning.
  • Hands-on Experience: Depending on the season and availability, you may have the chance to participate in hands-on activities, such as tea picking or pruning. This provides a unique opportunity to experience tea farming firsthand and gain a deeper understanding of the production process.
  • Hiking: The Pfunda Tea Plantation is located in a beautiful region of Rwanda, surrounded by lush hills and stunning landscapes. The tour includes a hike through the tea fields and surrounding countryside, providing the chance to take in the scenery and experience the natural beauty of the area.
  • Overall, a tour of the Pfunda Tea Plantation and Factory in Rwanda offers a unique and immersive experience, providing insight into the production of one of the country’s most important crops. With opportunities to meet local farmers, participate in farming activities, and hike through the beautiful countryside, this tour is a must-visit for anyone interested in Rwandan culture, agriculture, and nature.

Itinerary

– Meet Your Guide: Meet your guide at the entrance of the Pfunda Tea Plantation,jump on the car and drive to the tea farming which approx.20minutes.

 – Hands-on Experience: Depending on the season and availability, you may have the chance to participate in hands-on activities, such as tea picking or pruning. This provides a unique opportunity to experience tea farming firsthand and gain a deeper understanding of the production process.

 – Factory Tour: Start your tour with a visit to the Pfunda tea factory, where you’ll learn about the process of tea production, from harvesting to drying and packaging. You’ll see the machinery used to process the tea leaves and learn about the quality control measures in place.

 – Tea Tasting: After the factory tour, you’ll get to sample some of the delicious tea produced at the plantation. You’ll learn about the different types of tea, the ideal brewing methods, and the health benefits of tea consumption.

   – Hike(optional): The Pfunda Tea Plantation is located in a beautiful region of Rwanda, surrounded by lush hills and stunning landscapes. The tour includes a hike through the tea fields and surrounding countryside, providing the chance to take in the scenery and experience the natural beauty of the area.

– Departure: After the hike, you will be taken to a restaurant nearby for your lunch before your guide will bid you farewell.

Overall, this half-day itinerary offers a great introduction to the Pfunda Tea Plantation and Factory, providing insight into the production of one of Rwanda’s most important crops. With opportunities to meet local farmers, participate in farming activities, and hike through the beautiful countryside.

About the Organizer

Beyond the Gorillas Experience (BGE) is a tourism company based in vicinity of
Volcanoes National Park (VNP). BGE operates in the whole country but it has the main
offices in Musanze and Gakenke Districts located in the Northern Province/Rwanda.

Beyond the Gorillas Experience has a focus on promoting experiences outside of the national park for the sake of including local communities in tourism and helping visitors to see more and genuine experiences in Rwanda. 

 

$70

Highlights

  • Visit a tea plantation
  • Taste different varieties of tea
  • Visit a tea processing factory

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