Your train ride today will take your breath away. One of the most scenic rail journeys in the world, the route from Kandy into Sri Lanka’s hill country climbs 6,000ft above sea level and moves through a dramatic landscape of undulating tea fields punctuated by stretches of pine forest, rushing waterfalls and deep gorges. Your chauffeur-guide will drive to Ella with your bags and meet you off the train, so sit back, relax and take in the incredible views of the surrounding landscape.
There are many ways to spend your fourth day in Sri Lanka. If you are feeling active, hike up Ella Rock, or clamber up the steps of Little Adam’s Peak, a short but steep ascent which offers panoramic views of the Ella Gap from the top. Visit Ravana Falls, a beautiful cascading waterfall a short way out of Ella town – in the dry season, when the water flow is less, you can hike up to Ravana Ella Cave, where legend has it King Ravana hid a kidnapped princess. If hiking isn’t for you, take a guided tour of a tea factory to see the full production process of this drink, from the plucking of the leaves to the packages we purchase.