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Explore Serendib by Train

Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB), Katunayake, Sri Lanka

Activity provided by Lakpura LLC

8 days (approx.) - English

Lakpura LLC

(SKU: LK10072500) 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.

Highlights
  • Visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Experience the Sri Lankan Cultural Dance Show
  • Take a scenic train ride through the highland countryside
  • Explore the highland city of Nuwara Eliya
  • Go on a morning hike to Ella Rock and witness the Ravana Falls
Description

Day 01 : Airport > Colombo > Kandy ( By Train)

Arrive at Colombo International Airport at TBA hrs. Here, you will be met by a designated chauffer guide from Lakpura.

After the formalities at the airport you will be escorted to your air-conditioned Vehicle and drive you to Colombo. At the large railway station in Fort, you will all be boarding a train to Kandy. While waiting for the train you may get a brief tour of Colombo, depending on the time restrictions. Once you board the train, you will find that your seating is quite comfortable with a good view. It will take you approximately 3-4 hours to get to Kandy.

Your chauffeur will pick up you at the Peradeniya Station and visit Temple of the 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.

Upon completion return to the hotel and relax.

Optional Activities: 

Experience the glorious Sri Lankan Cultural Dance 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.

Day 02 : Kandy > Nau Oya ( By Train) 

After breakfast check out from the hotel and head to Peradeniya Station to Catch the train 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.

Your chauffeur will pick up you at the Nano Oya Station and take you a city tour around 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. 

On completion of the day return back to the hotel and relax. 

Day 03 : Nanu Oya > Ella ( By Train)

After breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed to Nano Oya Station. You will be taking the train to Ella. While this leg of the journey is comparatively short, it may be quite congested as the location very popular amongst holiday goers.

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.

Once you get to Ella you will be checking into your hotel and going to see the little touristy town, with its little restaurants and teahouses housed in traditional huts and cute little cottages.

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

Day 04: Ella 

With packed breakfast, approx 06.00 am go on a lovely morning hike to 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.

Thereafter witness the marvelous of Ravana Ella

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.

On completion of the day return back to the hotel and relax.

Day 05 : Ella > Yala 

After breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed to Yala and go on a lovely Evening safari in Yala National Park. (Travel Time: 2 to 3 Hrs)

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.

On completion of the safari check into the hotel and relax.

Day 06 : Yala > Mirissa

After breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed to Mirissa and check to the hotel for relaxation. (Travel Time: 3 to 4 Hrs)

Spend the day leisurely at the 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.

Day 07 : Mirissa > Bentota (By Train) 

With packed breakfast go on a lovely whale watching tour in Mirissa.

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.

On completion of the tour, check out from the hotel and head to Mirissa Station to get the train to Bentota. On this ride, you will see completely different scenery to what you saw in the hill country. 

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.

Day 08 : Bentota > Colombo > BIA

After breakfast at the hotel check out and proceed to Colombo and go on City and Shopping tour in Commercial City of Sri Lanka. (Travel Time: 2 to 2 ½ hrs)

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. 

Must Try:

• Lunch @ Gallery Café in Colombo.

• Barefoot Gallery (Books and Handlooms).

• Spa Ceylon.

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


Tour Includes

  • Accommodation on sharing a double/twin/triple room at the hotels specified in hotel collection. 
  • Meal plan on Bed and Breakfast basis starting with breakfast on day 2 and ending with breakfast on day 8.
  • 4 Scenic Train Rides – 1st/2nd Class tickets on availability. 
  • Transport in a Private Vehicle, inclusive of all chauffer accommodation, cost of fuel, parking & highway tolls.
  • Service of an English-Speaking Chauffer Guide throughout the tour.
  • All prevailing taxes and service charges (Except for Credit Card Charges)

Tour Excludes

  • Entry Visa Fees, please visit www.eta.gov.lk for more details / submit your individual visa application.
  • X’ Mas & New Year Evening Gala Dinner Supplements.
  • International / Domestic Airfare.
  • Any expenses of personal nature.
  • Tips & Portages.
  • Cost of Beverages
  • Meals where not specified.
  • Entrance fees.

Itinerary

Day 01 Arrive at Colombo International Airport and transfer to Kandy by trainVisit Temple of the Tooth Relic and experience the Sri Lankan Cultural Dance show| Day 02 Transfer to Nanu Oya by train and visit Nuwara EliyaOptional activities include experiencing the Sri Lankan Cultural Dance show| Day 03 Transfer to Ella by train and explore the townHike to Ella Rock and Ravana Falls| Day 04 Morning hike to Ella Rock and visit Ravana Falls| Day 05 Transfer to Yala and go on an evening safari| Day 06 Transfer to Mirissa and spend the day leisurely at the beach| Day 07 Go on a whale watching tour and transfer to Bentota by trainSpend the day relaxing and enjoying the beach| Day 08 Transfer to Colombo and go on a city and shopping tourTransfer to the airport for departure.

Starting Location
Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB), Katunayake, Sri Lanka.
Itineraries are subject to change.