Sri Lanka Train / Railway Tour (6d/5n)
This special Sri Lanka Train / Railway Tour is certainly a must for everybody who wants to explore the hill country of Sri Lanka in a very special way.
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.
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Day 1 : 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 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 Mansion in Kandy
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 The Mansion 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 The Mansion 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 Nuwara Eliya. You will be picked up from the train station and taken to tea factory , where not only the tea process will be explain ,but you will be invited to tea tasting as well. After excursion through the factory you will visit the tea plantations and proceed to
Ramboda waterfall, where you can walk all the way to the top, have a picnic or even a dip.
Dinner and overnight at the Trevene Hotel in Nuwata Eliya.
Day 6 : You will have to rise up as early as 5.50 am to proceed to Horton Plains National Park, Sri Lanka’s highest and most isolated plateau. Set on a backdrop of the hauntingly beautiful landscape of cloud forests and endless grasslands, Horton Plains is the perfect place for nature lovers, with its rich biodiversity and stunning views. Those who visit Horton Plains can’t help but be fascinated by the sight of many wild animals and different species of birds enjoying the resplendent surroundings. Walk through Horton Plains to the precipice known as World’s End – a sheer drop of an astonishing 1,050 meters, an excellent place to look out over the surrounding hills, and a popular spot for photos. After return to your hotel in the afternoon you will have enough time to explore Nuwara Eliya city by foot or on the mountain bikes which are available at the hotel free of charge.
To visit Victoria Park and Gregory Lake is definitely must while in Nuwara Eliya.
Dinner and overnight at Trevene Hotel.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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|*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 .|
|Sri Lanka Train Railway Tour||$525*||$525*||$570*|
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