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Discover Serendib by Rail (8 Days)

Discover Serendib by Rail (8 Days)

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Spend eight days in paradise with your entire family while enjoying the scenic train rides. Sink into the rich cultural heritage of Sri Lanka during your tour of Kandy. Enjoy the cool green tea fields and colonial architecture in the misty hills of Nuwara Eliya. Hike through deep forest trails and get a chance to see the awe striking views of Ella. Get an up close and personal view of elephants and other wildlife in Yala. Go whale watching in Mirissa for a chance at a glimpse of the giants of the sea.

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1 Day in Kandy

The cultural capital of Sri Lanka and a place that speaks volumes of our heritage, the city of Kandy is a tourist magnet. During your stay, you can visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic which is a well known place of worship. Guests can also enjoy a cultural extravaganza which displays many art forms of Sri Lanka.

The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

Visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic a UNESCO World Heritage Site which was built in the 16th century as the place of veneration and protection for Lord Buddha’s sacred tooth. Walk through the beautifully embellished passageways and elaborately painted halls, done in red, cream and black. Lounge against delicately carved pillars and get amazed by the beautiful golden statues. Get an unforgettable experience of history and art.

Cultural Show

The Kandy Cultural Show gives an opportunity to experience some of the traditions of Sri Lanka. Enjoy this hour long extravaganza as some of the most popular art forms of the island take to the stage. Get wowed by fire dancers and sword dancers. Watch the colorful Kandyan dancers take to the air to the thrumming primal beat of the drums.

1 Day in Nuwara Eliya

You will then enjoy a scenic train journey from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya through the misty highlands, hidden villages, tea covered hills, waterfalls and rocky outcrops. You can then explore the city of Nuwara Eliya that is a much visited tourist destination due to its cold climate and beautiful scenery and landmarks including Lake Gregory and Queen Victoria Park.

Scenic Train Ride from Kandy to Nanu Oya

The Kandy to Nanu Oya train journey takes you on scenic ride through some of the most beautiful highland countryside areas in Sri Lanka. Watch the brilliant greens carpets of the tea plantations. See the picturesque villages with misty mountain backdrops pass by. Peer through drizzle and mist to look at the magical landscapes of Hill Country. Enjoy the amazing sights of intimidating mountains, deep and dark woodlands, and magnificent waterfalls as they go by your windows.

Misty City of Nuwara Eliya

Visit the highland city that was the premium holiday resort town of the British in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Enjoy walking through the streets with their pretty little cottages, quaint villas and beautiful mansions. Make a memory in the old red-bricked post office as you purchase an inexpensive and colorful postcard to take home or send to your friends. Relax at Queen Victoria Park or on the shores of Lake Gregory.

2 Days in Ella

The next train journey from Nanu Oya - Nuwara Eliya to Ella is also breathtakingly memorable with its highland areas and thick forests. Ella is a hikers paradise due to its vast network of mountains and caves along with tea covered hills and thick overgrown forests. Exploring the area, you will come across waterfalls, Little Adam’s Peak and many more.

Scenic Train Ride From Nanu Oya to Ella

Enjoy panoramic views as you take a train ride from Nano Oya to Haputale. Watch the scenic mountains, beautiful waterfalls and bright green fields of tea. See the little misty villages and towns filled with bright lively locals pass you by. Relax to views of dark forests or enjoy the thrill of heart-stopping drops right at your feet. A leisurely ride that reveals Sri Lanka’s beauty.

Explore Ella

Explore Ella’s most interesting places. Pass through bright green tea fields, and tough stretches of rock, and get to see the magical views of Little Adam’s Peak. Walk over the history seeped Nine Arches Bridge and listen to the story of its construction. End your hike at the Demodara Railway station with its unique loop-over track design. This tour gives you the chance to see the best sights of Sri Lanka.

Ella Rock

This picturesque a three-hour hike takes you up to Ella Rock, which is one of the highest viewpoints in the area. Watch the distant Namunukula Range and Little Adam’s Peak along the way. Get to see some stupendous early morning views of the landscape from the top of the rock. Some of the identifiable landmarks that can be seen are the Bandarawala Range, Poonagala Hills, Narangala, the Ella Gap and the Badulla train tracks.

Ravana Falls

Ravana Falls is another must visit in Ella. Hill country of Sri Lanka is quite popular for beautiful waterfalls and Ravana Falls is right at the top.It currently ranks as one of the widest falls in the country. This waterfall measures approximately 25 m (82 ft) in high and cascade from an oval-shaped concave rock outcrop. During the local wet season, the waterfall turns into what is said to resemble an areca flower with withering petals. But this is not the case in the dry season, where the flow of water reduces dramatically.

1 Day in Yala

Heading towards the South Eastern Coastal area, you can explore the Yala National Park by enjoying a three hour jeep safari. Here, the natural habitat allows you to spot endangered species such as the Sri Lankan leopard and elephant along with many wildlife, native and migratory birds, reptiles and amphibians.

Yala National Park

This amazing three-hour Safari offers the opportunity to visit Yala National Park, the second largest in the island based off the Southeastern coast of Sri Lanka. Get a chance to see the famous Sri Lankan leopards, indigenous wild water buffalo, Sri Lankan Sloth Bear and large herds of Sri Lankan Elephants. The park is also home to many other species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrates.

1 Day in Mirissa

One of the best beaches in the South of Sri Lanka, Mirissa is a well known beach side resort town and much loved by tourists and local party goers alike. You can spend sometime relaxing and tanning in the sun and have the perfect beach getaway with your loved ones. Mirissa also offers a 5 hour whale watching tour.

Mirissa Beach

Mirissa is a crescent shaped beach and when laying on the smooth sands you see the beach curving outwards on either side, giving the impression that you are laying on a far away, deserted palm covered island. Mirissa is quietly ensconced in the far eastern end of Weligama Bay. These beaches, now famous the world over once formed part of undiscovered natural treasures on the island of Sri Lanka..

1 Day in Bentota

The final day will be spent in Bentota where you can relax in the beach and enjoy some water sports like snorkelling and jet skiing. Prior to your departure, you will spend sometime roaming the busy streets of Colombo and visiting some of the best known landmarks in the capital. You can also indulge in some shopping.

Whale Watching Tour

This five-hour tour gives you an opportunity to see the biggest mammals on earth, the whales, in their natural habitat. Get a chance to see blue whales, sperm whales and fin whales as they swim in the waters to the south of Sri Lanka. Gain more knowledge about the whales as a species from a qualified naturalist and learn to identify them. This tour gives you a responsible whale watching experience with a minimal imprint on nature.

Pristine Bentota

As the final full day of the tour, this is your day of rest and relaxation. Bentota is famed for its golden beaches, shady palms, and marine activities. You will get to do some good tanning, as well as take part in fun activities such as snorkelling, surfing, diving, swimming, jetskiing, etc. There are often parties happening here, and you can relax and let go. After a day filled with lots of sunshine, you will spend your night at an excellent hotel in Bentota.

Colombo City Tour

Experience the colorful lights and bright life of Colombo, the capital City of Sri Lanka. Visit historic monuments such as the Old Lighthouse, the Old Parliament, Galle Face Hotel, Galle Face Green, Gangarama Temple, the National Museum and more. Enjoy the malls of Independence Square or the Race Course. Visit boutique shops and designer stores.

Departure

After city tour proceed to Airport for your departure flight after spending a memorable time on the Pearl of the Indian Ocean.

Includes:

  • Transport in a Private Vehicle, Fuel, Parking & Highway tolls.
  • Service of English-Speaking Chauffeur Guide.
  • All prevailing taxes and service charges.
  • 2 x 500ml Water Bottles per Person per Day.

Excludes:

  • Hotel Accommodation and Meals.
  • Entrance fees to the respective sites.
  • Chauffeur Guide's Accommodation.
  • Expenses of personal nature.
  • Visa and Related Expenses.
  • Tips & Portages.

Complimentary:

  • 1 x 1 Litre water bottle per person per day.
  • 1 x Local SIM card per room.