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Rail Tour in Sri Lanka

Take a train ride through the alluring landscapes of Sri Lanka as part of package number seven. Start in Kandy, go through tea country, discover Ella’s allure, and come face to face with Yala’s animals. Before arriving in Colombo, explore the seaside beauties of Mirissa and Bentota.

Day 01
Colombo to Kandy by CAR. On route visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. In kandy visit the Kandy Temple of the Tooth Relic and the Royal Botanical Gardens. Overnight stay in Kandy.
Embark on a captivating journey from Colombo to Kandy by car, traversing landscapes that transition from bustling cityscapes to serene countryside. Along the way, your adventure takes a heartwarming detour as you visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. Witness the gentle giants of Sri Lanka as they roam, bathe, and play in their natural habitat. This encounter offers a glimpse into the efforts to protect and care for these majestic creatures.

In Kandy, your journey continues with a visit to the Kandy Temple of the Tooth Relic, a sanctuary that holds a sacred relic believed to be the tooth of Lord Buddha. Immerse yourself in the spiritual ambiance, as the temple's intricate architecture and the devotion of its visitors create a deeply moving experience. As the day concludes, the Royal Botanical Gardens welcome you with their lush greenery and diverse flora, offering a tranquil haven in the heart of the city. The soothing blend of history, spirituality, and nature sets the tone for your stay in Kandy.
Day 02
Kandy to Nanu Oya by TRAIN. In Nuwara Eliya visit a Tea plantation and a factory and in the evening enjoy a boat ride on Gregory Lake. Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya.
Embark on a picturesque train journey from Kandy to Nanu Oya, a route that winds through breathtaking landscapes. As the train chugs along, you'll be treated to panoramic views of rolling hills, lush tea plantations, and charming villages. Arriving in Nuwara Eliya, the "Little England" of Sri Lanka, a Tea plantation and factory invite you to delve into the art of tea production. Discover the meticulous process from leaf to cup, savor a steaming cup of Ceylon tea, and gain insights into the island's tea heritage. As the day transitions, a serene boat ride on Gregory Lake offers a perfect setting to unwind amidst the serene surroundings.
Day 03
Nanu Oya to Ella by TRAIN. Once in Ella enjoy the scenic beauty that Ella has to offer. Overnight stay in Ella.
Today's journey takes you from Nanu Oya to Ella by train, an enchanting route that showcases the scenic beauty of Sri Lanka's central highlands. Once in Ella, the lush landscapes and breathtaking vistas welcome you to a realm of tranquility. This quaint town is a haven for nature enthusiasts and offers a perfect backdrop for relaxation.
Day 04
Hike to little Adam's peak to get the best view of Ella Gap. Visit the 9 Arch Bridge. Overnight stay in Ella.
Embark on a morning hike to Little Adams Peak, a vantage point that promises sweeping views of the iconic Ella Gap. The fresh mountain air and the beauty of the landscape create a sense of serenity that envelops you. Continuing your exploration, visit the famous Nine Arch Bridge, an architectural marvel that spans lush valleys and verdant hills. This day captures the essence of Ella's beauty and charm.
Day 05
Ella to Yala by CAR. On route visit the beautiful Ravana Waterfall. Once in Yala, experience a Jeep Safari at the Yala National Park. Overnight stay at Yala.
Journey from Ella to Yala by car, with a captivating stop at the Ravana Waterfall, a sight that embodies the island's natural splendor. Upon reaching Yala, prepare for an exhilarating Jeep Safari at the Yala National Park. The park's diverse ecosystems are home to a wide array of wildlife, including the elusive Sri Lankan leopard. The thrill of encountering animals in their natural habitat creates memories that will linger long after your journey.
Day 06
Yala to Mirissa by CAR.
As you leave Yala, the journey to Mirissa offers picturesque landscapes that transition from wilderness to coastal beauty. Upon reaching Mirissa, a coastal paradise awaits, inviting you to indulge in the tranquility and serenity of the Indian Ocean.

Upon arriving in Mirissa, you'll find yourself immersed in a world of relaxation and serenity. The laid-back vibe of the village sets the tone for unwinding and rejuvenating. As the day gently winds down, take leisurely strolls along the shoreline, feel the sand between your toes, and listen to the soothing melodies of the waves. Mirissa's warm ambiance and natural beauty create a perfect backdrop for leisure and tranquility.

Mirissa Activities:

Mirissa, a coastal paradise in Sri Lanka, offers a variety of activities for travelers seeking relaxation, adventure, and natural beauty. Here are some of the top activities to do in Mirissa: Whale Watching: Mirissa is renowned for its whale watching tours, offering the chance to spot majestic blue whales, sperm whales, dolphins, and more. Join a guided boat tour and witness these incredible marine creatures in their natural habitat.

Beach Relaxation: Mirissa Beach is known for its soft sands and calm waters. Spend your days lounging under the sun, swimming, and enjoying the serene coastal atmosphere.

Surfing: If you're a surfing enthusiast or a beginner looking to catch some waves, Mirissa offers surfing lessons and rentals. The waves are generally suitable for both beginners and experienced surfers.

Snorkeling and Diving: Explore the vibrant underwater world by snorkeling or diving. The coral reefs around Mirissa are home to colorful marine life, making it an ideal spot for underwater adventures.

Mirissa Harbor: Take a leisurely stroll around Mirissa Harbor and observe the local fishing boats and activities. You might even have the opportunity to buy fresh seafood right from the fishermen.

Coconut Tree Hill: Enjoy panoramic views of the coastline by visiting Coconut Tree Hill. This popular viewpoint is especially picturesque during sunrise and sunset.

Parrot Rock: For a short hike and rewarding views, venture to Parrot Rock, a small hill that offers a stunning vantage point over Mirissa Beach and the surrounding waters.

Yoga and Wellness: Many resorts and retreats in Mirissa offer yoga classes and wellness activities to help you relax and rejuvenate.

Boat Tours: Besides whale watching, you can also take boat tours to explore nearby islands and enjoy snorkeling, swimming, and picnicking in secluded coves.

Nightlife: Mirissa comes alive after dark with beachside bars, live music, and bonfires. Enjoy the vibrant nightlife scene and connect with fellow travelers.
Day 07
Mirissa to Bentota by TRAIN. This morning you can enjoy an adventurous Whale Watching experience in Mirissa. Once in Bentota, visit the Turtle Hatchery and relax on a boat ride in the Madu river. Overnight stay in Bentota
Begin your day with an adventurous Whale Watching experience in Mirissa, a chance to witness the graceful giants of the sea in their natural habitat. This awe-inspiring encounter is a highlight of your coastal journey. As you continue to Bentota, visit the Turtle Hatchery, where conservation efforts are dedicated to protecting these marine creatures. An idyllic boat ride along the Madu River offers a serene interlude, where lush mangroves and tranquil waters create a captivating scene.
Day 08
Bentota to Colombo by TRAIN. Once in Colombo explore the sights and sounds of Colombo. Overnight stay in Colombo.
Embark on a train ride from Bentota to Colombo, a journey that offers glimpses of coastal beauty and urban transitions. Arriving in Colombo, explore the sights and sounds of the bustling city. Wander through vibrant markets, discover colonial architecture, and soak in the cosmopolitan ambiance that defines Colombo. The city's blend of history and modernity creates a dynamic experience.

Train Journey from Bentota to Colombo

Embark on a scenic train journey from Bentota to Colombo, which takes you through coastal landscapes and offers glimpses of local life and villages along the way. Enjoy the leisurely ride as you make your way to the bustling capital city.

Exploration of Colombo

Gangaramaya Temple: Start your exploration at Gangaramaya Temple, a significant Buddhist temple with a mix of architectural styles and an impressive collection of artifacts. The temple's museum showcases religious and cultural relics.

Galle Face Green: Stroll along Galle Face Green, a popular urban park that stretches along the coastline. Enjoy views of the Indian Ocean, take in the vibrant atmosphere, and perhaps indulge in street food.

Independence Square: Visit Independence Square, a historic monument that symbolizes Sri Lanka's independence from British colonial rule. The surrounding park offers a peaceful environment for leisurely walks.

National Museum: Immerse yourself in Sri Lanka's rich history and culture by visiting the National Museum. Explore exhibitions that include ancient artifacts, traditional art, and archaeological finds.

Pettah Market: Dive into the bustling chaos of Pettah Market, where you can shop for textiles, electronics, spices, and a variety of goods. This vibrant market provides an authentic taste of local life.

Old Colombo Lighthouse: Discover the Old Colombo Lighthouse, a charming colonial-era landmark that stands as a reminder of the city's maritime history.

Gangaramaya Park and Seema Malaka: Explore the serene Gangaramaya Park, home to the Seema Malaka Temple. This floating temple on Beira Lake offers a tranquil escape from the city's hustle and bustle.

Shopping and Dining: Colombo is dotted with modern shopping malls and boutique stores. Explore these venues for souvenirs, clothing, and unique finds. In the evening, savor a delicious dinner at a local restaurant, sampling Sri Lankan cuisine or international dishes.

Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre: Depending on the schedule, you might have the chance to catch a cultural performance or theatrical show at this modern venue, offering a glimpse into Sri Lanka's artistic scene.

Overnight Stay in Colombo

Relax and unwind in your overnight accommodation in Colombo, reflecting on the day's exploration and preparing for more adventures to come.
Day 09
As your journey through Sri Lanka comes to an end, the Green Tour Gate team ensures your departure is seamless and memorable. Depending on your flight schedule, a timely transfer will be arranged to transport you to Bandaranaike International Airport. Carry with you cherished memories of your diverse experiences, natural wonders, and cultural encounters that have shaped your journey.
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