Upon arrival in Sri Lanka you will be collected from the airport by your driver and transferred a short distance to your hotel in Negombo. Here you can take 5 and relax after your journey ready start nice and fresh in the morning.
After breakfast you will make your way to Kandy stopping on the way at the Pinnawala elephant orphanage before continuing to Kandy. In Kandy you will enjoy a scrummy local lunch and a tour of the city before checking into your hotel. In the late afternoon you'll enjoy a cultural dance show before catching the evening ceremony at the Temple of the Tooth. After an action packed day you'll be ready for dinner and bed!
Road, Rail and Tea Trails - 5 Days 4 Nights
Ecomomy Price: $715 per person
Luxury Price: $970 per person
Prices quoted are per person and based on 2 sharing a double or twin room.
Traveling both by train and car, this journey takes you through Sri Lanka’s highland region. You will get a chance to visit some of the lesser-known towns in hill country, as well as the most popular. Soak up the beautiful landscape whilst visiting temples, monasteries, and taking nature walks through some breathtaking scenery; get up close and personal with elephants at national parks; and sip Ceylon tea overlooking the rolling tea plantations that have inspired visitors for hundreds of years.
You will be catching the lunch time train to Nuwara Eliya giving you time to have a wander around the stunning botanical gardens in the morning. After a 3 hour train journey you will arrive in the former British Colony of Nuwara Eliya known as "Little England". An afternoon's wander around the sights of Nuwara will afford you the opportunity to make the most of the cooler climes before dinner!
The morning will be spent visiting one of Nuwara Eliya's best known tea factories where you will learn about tea production and sample some of the fabulous teas that Sri Lanka is famous for.
You will then head to Ella, best known for its breathtaking vistas, diverse nature, and serene ambience. Spend two days here hiking, bathing under waterfalls and enjoying the fresh air and stunning scenery.
After a final early morning walk you will set off back to Negombo.
Negombo to the airport
Time to say good bye!
Road, Rail and Tea Trials
Feed the elephants at Pinnawala.
Elephant ride in Kandy.
visit Peradeniya botanical gardens.
Visit a tea plantation and see tea pluckers in action.
Enjoy stunning scenery from the comfort of the train to Ella.
Trek the little Adam's Peak.
Visit the Ravan Falls.
A cookery lesson and demonstration in Negombo.
Visit a spice garden in Kandy.
Visit a Jam factory in Nuwara Eliya.
Stop to enjoy some freshly plucked king coconuts.
Enjoy stunning scenery from the comfort of the train.
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All accommodation on BB basis.
Transport in a Toyota Prius with an English speaking driver.
Water on the first day of travel.
Fully detailed itinerary.