Sri Lanka Tea Country and Trains

Highlights

  • Experience one of the most culturally significant parts of Sri Lanka in Nuwara Eilya, with a guided tour and tasting of tea at one of the local tea plantations
  • Stunning train ride through the tea country hills and jungle to Ella
  • Explore the local village of Chena and take a boat journey around the lake
£855 per person
  1. Choose date!
  2. Select time if there are different times shown
  3. Select number of people
  4. Check availability
Check Availabilty

What you'll do

Arrive in Nuwara Eliya

We meet at your hotel in Nuwara Eliya. 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 we visit Jetwing St Andrews, which will be your hotel for the night. Once you’ve settled in, we’ll go on a Frog Walk with the local naturalist, where you’ll see and learn about the many different hopping amphibians in their natural habitat, in the...Read All

Train to Ella

You’ll hop on a 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. Once checked in to our hotel (Waterfall Homestay), you’ll climb mini Adam’s peak for a beautiful view of sunset.

 

 

 

Accommodation:

Waterfalls Homestay

(Meals included: breakfast and dinner).

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 be dropped off at your next destination.

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 stay with you forever.

What's included

Included

  • 3 Nights Accommodation on DBL sharing basis on Half Board Basis
  • All transfers in AC vehicle with an English speaking guide
  • Guide fees
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.

Prateeque image

Join our community

Get off the beaten track and support local communities that you visit.

Sign up for inspiriation for your itinerary, new experiences and special offers.