Forget rushing around from one stop to another; this itinerary showcases how you can experience the best of Sri Lanka – but slowly... and travelling by rail and road. We teamed up with Teardrop Hotels to create this exclusive trip – combining their characterful properties (via the remarkable train journeys between them) and ETG's classic experiences.
It's a winning recipe for an immersive and luxurious holiday experience if we do say so ourselves.
Aboard the train, you'll snake along the southern coast from Kumu Beach to Fort Bazaar in Galle. You'll journey along tracks clinging to the breathtaking hill country between the restored tea bungalows at Nine Skies and Camellia Hills and on to rural Gampaha. The train provides transportation and an opportunity to connect with locals, experience their way of life, and immerse yourself in the island's history. Some train stations date back to the colonial era and feature unique architectural styles, adding to the overall experience.
The slow pace, charming hotels and train journeys are only some of what there is to enjoy - two gentle hikes along the Pekoe walking trail, a tour of Galle Fort and several other unique experiences will make this holiday exceptionally memorable.
- The breathtaking views and sites on one of Asia's most memorable train journeys
- Exceptional heritage hotels that celebrate the island's history, diversity and beauty
- Curated and exclusive walks and experiences that bring out the magic of travel in Sri Lanka
As with all our holidays, this itinerary is a jumping-off point for your adventure. We can tailor it completely to suit your budget, pace and style. Talk to us today about how this suggested itinerary could inspire your holiday.