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Scenic Train Tour to Ella from Kandy

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    Stop At: Kithal Ella Falls, Ella 90090 Sri Lanka

    Your tour will start at 7:30 am from your hotel in Kandy when your chauffeur picks you up. You will then proceed to the Kandy Railway Station getting there by 8:00 am. The train will leave at 8:40 am and you will be booked optimal seats for sightseeing.

    As the train travels to Ella you will be able to see many sights. The initial part of the ride will let you feast your eyes on the sight of the sun rising over the misty mountains. As the time reaches mid morning the bright green tea estates and the rolling slopes of the valleys will become visible. You will be able to see brilliantly colored wildflowers in untouched meadows and occasional villages and towns with invitingly cosy-looking homes. As you get closer to Ella you will find yourself passing through stands of trees and patches of forest with increasingly taller trees. You will be able to take photographs of all these and more.

    There will be occasional sellers passing through the train selling fruit and snacks. However, it is recommended that you bring your own snacks as it will take you up till 3:00 pm to get to Ella. Once you get there you will be able to visit the town and have a delicious meal at one of the cafes there at your own cost.

    After lunch, you will be able to walk around the town and check out some souvenir shops. You can socialize with some of the residents or the visitors or try the various delectable on offer in the many quaint eateries that pepper the area. At 4:30 pm you will be leaving Ella and will be driven back to Kandy. You will get back to your hotel by 9:00 pm completing your tour.

    SKU: LK60023500

    Duration: 12 hours
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Point: Your Hotel in Kandy
    Dates: See Availability
    Return point: Your Hotel in Kandy
    Departure Time
    7:30 AM
    Duration
    13h
    Return Details
    Your Hotel in Kandy
    Inclusions
    • Transport throughout the tour with an air-conditioned vehicle,
    • Service of an English-Speaking Chauffeur Guide,
    • Hotel Pick & Drop off.
    • All Taxes & Service Charges.
    Exclusions
    • Food and Drinks,
    • Gratuities
    • Expenses of Personal Nature.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Adult pricing applies to all travellers
    • Maximum of 8 people per booking
    • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 4 March 2019

    One of the Most beautiful train ride you will ever be on. But the best part is from Ella to Nuwara Eliya.

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank Bipin A
    Reviewed 3 March 2019

    Second class is the same as first class and the Observation carriage is not worth paying extra for. I bought a fare 2 months prior but the ticket people for reasons best known to themslves, cancelled it for reasons unknown. Dont leave Colombo later than...More

    Date of experience: January 2019
    Thank P W
    Reviewed 15 February 2019

    This stunningly superb train trip was marred slightly, by the tour operators,Viator and Lakpura, who altered our timings, and then arrived later than arranged, to pick us up, and then tried to take us back to Kandy before we'd had time to look around Ella,...More

    Date of experience: January 2019
    Thank Shelley B
    Binupa T, Public Relations Manager at Lakpura LLC, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2019

    J18476 Thank you so much for taking your time to share an insightful review of your safari experience and our service. We are thrilled to hear the lasting impression the experience has left on you, Your wonderful comments and positive feedback is a great incentive...More

    Reviewed 23 December 2018

    Did this journey from Nanu Oya in Nuwara Elliya to Ella. Could not get first class tickets or reserve d second class ticked but both me and my wife decided to give it a go as it has been portrayed as one of the outstanding...More

    Date of experience: December 2018
    Thank AnilGupta70
    Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

    We did the train ride to Nanu Oya. With 2 kids a ride of 4hrs was long enough. I loved the tea plantages and other views, but kids loose interest. I was lucky to be able to buy a ticket (1st class) on the morning...More

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