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203, K. C. De. Silva Pura
Negombo - Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Rail Train Tour

Sri Lanka Train & Drive DeLuxe (7d/6n)

This special Train & Car combination Tour was designed for one of our customers who wanted it all - Trains, Culture, Exotic Wildlife, Colonial Tea Trails and some of the best beaches Sri Lanka has to offer. They were so happy and excited afterwards that we decided to make the same, unchanged itinerary available to everybody.
The railway network was introduced by the British colonial government in 1864. The main reason for building a railway system in Sri Lanka(Ceylon) was to transport tea and coffee from the hill country to the capital city Colombo. Still today a journey by train from Kandy to the highlands of Nuwara Eliya, Ella or Dickoya is one of the most fabulous experiences Sri Lanka has to offer. The climb uphill up to 6,000 ft above sea level, is one of the greatest railway journeys in the world. The dramatic landscape of the highlands stirs the senses as you wind past lush tea plantations, majestic peaks and rushing waterfalls.

If you have any questions and/or need to customization, please contact us or use the "Notes" field in the form below.

Day 1 : Your driver will meet you at the airport or your hotel and continue to Colombo City. Depending on your time of arrival / pick-up you will enjoy a Colombo sightseeing tour (optional) or proceed directly to your hotel.
Overnight at the Grand Oriental Hotel* in Colombo
Day 2 : After breakfast you will be picked you up from your hotel and proceed to the Colombo Fort train station from where you journey to Kandy starts by train (please ask us for availability).
This ride will take you by the famous Muthurajawela marshland, through villages and vast paddy fields.
Once in Kandy, our driver who will await you at the station takes you to your hotel for relaxing afternoon.
Overnight at the Hotel Suisse* in Kandy

  • Treehouse Sri Lanka

Day 3 : In the morning you will visit Elephant Orphanage in Pinawella to watch around 80 elephants in their natural environments. Here you can feed the baby elephants from the milk bottle or even walk with them to their bath in the nearby river.
After lunch is time to explore beauty of this Buddhist capital city with its famous and most important Temple of The Tooth, Peradeniya botanical garden, bazaars and batik and gem museums.
Overnight at the Hotel Suisse* in Kandy
Day 4 : After breakfast you will proceed to Sigiriya by car to visit the Sigiriya, the ruins of an ancient palace in a 200m high rock fortress, overlooking the beautiful plains of North-Central Sri Lanka.
After the climb and perhaps short elephant ride through the jungle around the rock you will visit another gem of Sri Lanka`s heritage The Golden Temple in Dambulla which is the largest and best preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka spread over 5 caves with total of 153 statues of Buddha.
Overnight at the Hotel Suisse* in Kandy
Day 5 : Another train ride is on the program today  and you will spend about half day by traveling through lush green tea plantation as far as the eye can see,  numerous beautiful waterfalls, long dark tunnels and over the amazing arch bridges to Ella.
Overnight at a  Tree House at the Ella Jungle, built on stilts that gives you an elevated view of the valley over the tree tops.
Day 6 : First watch the magnificent views of Ella valley and the Rawana waterfalls. After a stop at the Wellawaya Pottery Manufactory you will continue to the tree house camp site in Yala National Park for afternoon Jeep safari were you can watch leopards, elephants, bears, thousand of local and migrant birds in the wild. Just to name a few.
Overnight at the Yala Beach Camp. This is luxury camping at its finest – where you can experience the true wonder of nature, without giving up the comforts you are accustomed to. A custom made experience, which is adjusted to suit your own individual needs. Here at The Beach Camp, they make sure that you have the experience that you crave for.
The Beach Camp offers a half-board meal plan, while the rest of the tour is on b&b basis (see below).
Day 7 : After a morning wildlife safari you will drive along the beautiful beaches of Sri Lanka`s South coast with the opportunity to stop wherever you like to take dip. Visit The Fort in Galle and proceed to the airport or your next destination in Sri Lanka. End of tour.

From here you can continue on your own or contact us if we can be of assistance in planning the reminder of you holiday.

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* please note that the mentioned hotels are subject to availability.


Standard High Peak
*the rate is per person sharing a double room. If you need an extra bed or a baby cot please mention it in the form below .
Rail - Drive DeLuxe $715* $715* $780*

Apart from some local festivals and events, the high season is generally from July to September and January to March; the Peak Season over the Christmas / New Year period. This varies slightly between the different locations and venues. We always make sure that you will get the best rates available. See also our Best Rate Policy

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