Sri Lanka Tea Country and Trains

Highlights

  • Experience the beautiful hill country of Sri Lanka
  • Enjoy one of the most scenic train rides in the world through the tea country hills and jungle
  • Stay in luxury accommodation in stunning locations
  • Hike Little Adams Peak for a stunning sunset
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What you'll do

Overview

Sri Lanka's Tea Country is up there with some of the fascinating sights the country has to offer. It's lush, green plantations go much further than just looking spectacular as well, the Tea Country has formed a significant part of the country's cultural history.

On this Tea Country and Trains experience you’ll explore the tea capital of the country, and the stunning areas within it, in ways most won’t, from visiting and tasting tea at one of the local plantations in Nuwara ...Read All

Arrive in Nuwara Eliya

We will meet in Nuwara Eliya.

If you require transport to Nuwara Eliya , please let us know. This can be arranged at extra cost.

You’ll then head to a nearby tea plantation for a tour of the tea estates. Learn how a tea factory works, about its fascinating history, and taste some freshly brewed tea. In the evening you will check in at your hotel for the night, the splendid  Jetwing St Andrews. Once you’ve settled in, you will go for an evening frog walk, with a natu...Read All

Train to Ella

Today you will hop on the blue train and take the stunning route from Nuwara Eliya to Ella. The route is spectacular with views of the surrounding valleys and hills, along with the many tunnels en route, it is a famous train journey, one of the most scenic in the world. From the train station you will be transferred to your hotel for the night, the elegant 98 Acres hotel. Once you have checked it’s time for your hike to the top of mini Adams Peak. The climb can be taken at your own pace...Read All

Village Explorations in Ella

Day 3 sees you embark on a truly unique experience to the traditional village of in Chena. This village is surrounded by a natural forest reserve, wild animals can be found roaming around the village, from elephants, peacock, to the Sri Lankan monkey – these are just a few. If that’s not enough wildlife for you, there’s also a gorgeous lake within the village that’s home to plenty of wild reptiles and birds. And with a local guide, you’ll go on a boat tour of thi...Read All

Departure Day

You’ll check out of the hotel, and this is the end of your tour.

Please let us know if you need onward transport to your next destination, we can arrange transfers at an extra cost.

We hope you’ve created some incredible memories during your time in Sri Lanka, and whether this makes up just part of your adventure on the island or you’ve packed it in before flying home, we’re sure the incredible scenery, hospitality and culture you’ve enjoyed will st...Read All

What's included

Included

  • 3 Nights Accommodation with breakfast and dinner included
  • Guided tour of a tea plantation and tea tasting
  • Frog walk with local naturalist
  • Stunning train ride from Nuwara Eliya to to Ella ( tickets will be first or second class - depending on availability)
  • Guided hike to the summit of Little Adams Peak
  • Guided visit to the village of Chena and the nature reserve
  • Boat cruise on the lake in Chena
Your local host

Prateeque

Hi! My name is Prateeque, your host. I grew up in India, in Bangalore and after completing an engineering degree, I decided to not actually follow this path and chose to follow my passion of travel. I quickly got a job as an actual tour guide in the wonderful southern region of Kerala, India, for a few months and ended up staying for 2 years.

An opportunity opened up to go to Sri Lanka to become manager for the country, so when I was offered it, I jumped at the chance. During my time working in travel, I’ve travelled the majority of both India and Sri Lanka and discovered almost place you could possibly explore in these crazy, yet amazing countries.

I’ve always enjoyed the outdoors and exploring, even as a kid. ... Read All

Hi! My name is Prateeque, your host. I grew up in India, in Bangalore and after completing an engineering degree, I decided to not actually follow this path and chose to follow my passion of travel. I quickly got a job as an actual tour guide in the wonderful southern region of Kerala, India, for a few months and ended up staying for 2 years.

An opportunity opened up to go to Sri Lanka to become manager for the country, so when I was offered it, I jumped at the chance. During my time working in travel, I’ve travelled the majority of both India and Sri Lanka and discovered almost place you could possibly explore in these crazy, yet amazing countries.

I’ve always enjoyed the outdoors and exploring, even as a kid. I would go out on my bike and get lost and then try to find my way back. I grew up in an urban setting, so any chance I could get I was out exploring. The feeling of release you get from the outdoors, is completely different to anything you can feel.

The one thing that inspired me to work in travel and pursue it as a long term career, is the feeling of pure amazement when discovering something new or seeing something spectacular for the first time. It’s an indescribable feeling, but you’re just totally immersed in this place and you just forget about everything else for a while.

And seeing this look on people’s faces and being with them when they’re doing this, is something I found out very quickly when I was tour guide I absolutely loved and just had to pursue this further.

Another thing is, you always learn in travel, there’s always something new that comes up, whether it be an experience, untapped location, or new people, you’re always learning and this pushes me to find new things to do.

It’s fair to say that Sri Lanka is oversaturated, there are plenty of companies here offering the same tours to the same places. We however, like to go off the beaten track. It’s unbelievable how much there is to see in this wonderful country away from the main sights. For example, the busy national parks e.g. Udawalawe National Park can have up to 600 jeeps a day on it’s roads. But if you go just 2 hours away at Gal Oya national park, it’s much less busy and you can get much closer to the wildlife.

Location

We will meet in Nuwara Eliya at Hotel Jetwing St Andrews

If you require transport to Nuwara Eliya, please let us know. This can be arranged at extra cost.

Your first night will be at the Jetwing St Andrews in Nuwara Eliya,  you will then take the famous train ride to Ella  and stay in the 98 Acres Boutique spa hotel , your third night is in Sir Johns Bungalow in Riverston in hill country.

Your tour ends in Riverston in the Knuckles mountain range.

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