It’s no surprise that captivating Sri Lanka has been voted one of the best holiday destinations in the world. This exotic island offers the optimal scenic rail route for a spiritually rich adventure holiday. The train expedition will take you on six separate and distinctive rail journeys, travelling through the country’s most fascinating regions with its tropical beaches, rolling plantations and misty mountains at your very fingertips. Known as the ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean’, Sri Lanka’s bewildering beauty is evident in its eight UNESCO World Heritage sites. It boasts a rich melting pot of influences with its colonial history (Portuguese, Dutch and British) and collaboration with Arab, Chinese and Malay merchants over the centuries. In addition to its prevailing religions of Buddhism and Hinduism, the preserved culture, delicious cuisine, frequent festivities and adventure are abundant on this unique tour. The British-built broad gauge railway network expands into all of the island’s main regions. This network covers some of the most picturesque and intense sections of railway to be found anywhere on the planet! Much of Sri Lanka’s original colonial era remains perfectly preserved and this unspoiled cultural heritage is like an trip back in time. Experiencing one of Asia’s great rail journeys with iconic hotels, exclusive luxury charters and stately private train is a golden travel opportunity rarely offered.
At a glance
- Seven scenic train trips through Sri Lanka’s most captivating regions, on the spectacular mountain, jungle and coastal railways of that island nation
- Exclusive charter of the spacious and regal Viceroy Special with restaurant and bar cars
- Accommodation in iconic hotels such as the Geoffrey Bawa-designed Kandalama and Lighthouse Hotels.
- Most hotels are 5- star.
- Visits to eight World Heritage sites, including: Polonnaruwa; Dambulla; Sigiriya; Kandy; and Galle
- Inclusion of all meals, as well as drinks at the Welcome and Farewell dinners
- Costs of transfers, tipping, visas and luggage handling are all included