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First Class Ella From/To Kandy Scenic Train Ticket

1. First Class Ella From/To Kandy Scenic Train Ticket

Please Don't book this activity if you are travelling within the next 72 Hours! As we cannot accept last minute bookings due to high demand for the limited number of tickets! Avoid disappointment by booking it early! Have you ever dreamt of travelling through a scenic mountain range with endless greenery by train? We have made it a reality! Ella train journey is described by Lonely Planet - "There are train rides, and then there are Sri Lankan train rides. The teardrop island in the Indian Ocean may be small, but it packs in some of the world’s most thrilling rail journeys." Our Experience gives you the Opportunity to Discover and Explore Sri Lanka like never before. Maximum 4 Tickets per Group. Do not book for large groups as we cannot accommodate it. Please Note this is a Ticket Booking Service Only and kindly book at least 72 Hours before the departure as we have limited spaces available per Train.

From Ella to Kandy Train Tickets -(2nd Class Reserved Seats)

2. From Ella to Kandy Train Tickets -(2nd Class Reserved Seats)

Travel with ease through the scenic countryside between Ella and Kandy with these second class train tickets. Have an agent meet you with your pre-reserved tickets at the train station, or arrange to have them delivered to your hotel. Avoid the stress of booking tickets in-person at the train station and the need to book your tickets in advance with this pre-booked service. Get your tickets sent to your hotel or simply pick them up at the train station. Hop board a comfortable train in Ella and travel to Kandy on one of the most scenic train rides in the world. Watch as you glide by the brilliant green carpets of the tea plantations. View charming villages and pass through magical hill country and mountain landscapes. See deep and dark woodlands and magnificent waterfalls rush past your window before arriving safely at the Kandy Railway Station. your requested to produce the original tickets at the time of journey and the original tickets can be collect from designated location to collect your tickets please produce your Ref number and passport or NIC in person at the station counter . please note that .the tickets will not be cancelled and not refund money back.if there is anything unclear please contact our office .

From Ella to Kandy Train Tickets -(3rd Class Reserved Seats)

3. From Ella to Kandy Train Tickets -(3rd Class Reserved Seats)

You are lucky to enjoy amazing scenic train ride from Ella to Kandy. How we do ?We do book train tickets for you in-advance and our agent will handover your tickets at railway station or we can handover tickets to your hotel. We will inform you train time and all details via email or telephone. What you should do ?You just book our package you are looking right now, and please let us know your hotel details and route (either from Ella to Kandy) and any other requirements. Tickets are subject to availability. In case of unavailability we would book next best available options for you. You agreed to above suggestion by continuing the booking. Notes,Terms and ConditionsNo cancellation & no refund policy apply.Maximum of 5 Tickets would be reserved per one passport.Standard customer verification and other terms and conditions would apply.Please refer attached PASSPORT copy for more information. the Ella to Kandy train ride in Sri Lanka is considered one of the most scenic train rides in the world. Your train journey takes you on a scenic ride through some of the most beautiful highland countryside areas in Sri Lanka. watch the brilliant green carpets of the tea plantations. see the picturesque villages with misty mountain backdrops pass by. Peer through drizzle and mist to look at the magical landscapes of hill country. enjoy the amazing sights of intimidating mountains, deep and dark woodlands, and magnificent waterfalls as they go by your windows.Ella to Kandy (travel time 6 to 7 hours) thank you.

From Ella: All-Inclusive Day Trip to 5 Landmarks

4. From Ella: All-Inclusive Day Trip to 5 Landmarks

Discover Ella, a small village paradise in the central highlands of Sri Lanka, on this guided tour. Take in the spectacular views and relaxing atmosphere. Enjoy a relaxing walk through tea plantations and a memorable visit to amazing view point and waterfalls. Start your tour with a pickup from your hotel in the Ella area. Take a hike to Ella Rock and, after some refreshments, depart for the Nine Arches Bridge to see an interesting example of colonial engineering. After visiting the bridge, visit the Demodara Loop and Rawana waterfalls. After the falls, take a hike up to Little Adam's Peak for some amazing views. Watch the sunset over the mountain before being dropped off back at your hotel.

From Ella: Yala National Park Safari Tour in a 4x4

5. From Ella: Yala National Park Safari Tour in a 4x4

Your experience begins with a pickup from your accommodation in Ella. From there, relax on your drive to Yala National Park, home to 44 varieties of mammals and 215 bird species. Meet your private guide and climb into a sturdy 4x4 vehicle. Enjoy sunrise at the park — the ‘Golden Hours’ of the day — and explore the light forests, scrubs, grasslands, lagoons, and magnificent range of animals. After the safari, journey back to your point of origin to be dropped off back to your accommodation.

Ella: Tea Factory, Train, and Nine Arch Day Tour with Pickup

6. Ella: Tea Factory, Train, and Nine Arch Day Tour with Pickup

Explore surging waterfalls and breathtaking vistas on a day trip to Ella from pickup locations including Colombo, Kalutara, Negombo, and more. Visit Ravana Waterfall, Nine Arch Bridge, and Ravana Pool Club. Hike to Little Adam's Peak and soar through the sky on a zip line. Arrive at the Ravana Waterfall, an iconic sight ranked among the country's most popular attractions. Witness cascading water amidst lush surroundings, then arrive in Ella, a charming town nestled amidst one-of-a-kind scenery. Next, visit the Nine Arch Bridge, an architectural marvel dating back to colonial times. Travel to a bygone era as you stroll along the bridge's elegant arches surrounded by greenery. For awe-inspiring panoramic views, ascend Little Adams Peak on a 45-minute hike. The journey may be a bit of a challenge, but the reward of the views that await is worthwhile. As hunger beckons, indulge in a lunch at the renowned 98 Acres Resort & Spa (costs not included). Nestled among scenic tea estates, this elegant retreat offers not only delightful cuisine but also a moment of tranquility amid nature's embrace. For those seeking an adrenaline rush, get ready to experience the thrill of a lifetime on the Flying Ravana Mega Ziplinne. Feel an unparalleled sense of adventure coursing through your veins as you fly through the sky. The journey wouldn't be complete without a visit to the Halpewaththa Tea Factory. Savor freshly brewed tea while taking in the beauty of the area, feeling a deep connection to Sri Lanka's rich tea heritage. To add a touch of relaxation, end your day with time to unwind at the Ravana Pool Club.

Ella: Transfer to Mirissa/Galle/Hikkaduwa & Yala Safari Tour

7. Ella: Transfer to Mirissa/Galle/Hikkaduwa & Yala Safari Tour

Combine a transfer from Ella, Haputale, or Bandarawela to Matara, Mirissa, Weligama, Unawatuna, Galle or Hikkaduwa area with a thrilling day trip to Yala National Park. Experience the immense biodiversity of this park on this Sri Lankan animal safari. Be picked up from your accommodation in Ella, Haputale, or Bandarawela. Relax and take in the local scenery on the drive to Yala National Park. Board an open-topped safari jeep to get the best views and photo angles. See the animals during the day when they are the most active. Watch for leopards, sloth bears, elephants, crocodiles, monkeys, water buffalos, and a large variety of bird species. Get some great shots of these magnificent creatures. Hear about wildlife and get photography tips from your local guide. Let your guide show you the spots where the animals are likely to congregate. Then, head back to your air-conditioned car for the ride to your accommodation in Matara, Mirissa, Weligama, Unawatuna, Galle or Hikkaduwa.

Ella: Shuttle to Mirissa/Galle/Hikkaduwa & Udawalawa Safari

8. Ella: Shuttle to Mirissa/Galle/Hikkaduwa & Udawalawa Safari

After pick-up from your hotel in Ella, head for Udawalawe National Park, where you'll switch to an open concept safari jeep in order to have the best views. An early morning start ensures you'll see the animals during one of their most active times of day. See herds of elephants for sure and have fun watching for crocodiles, monkeys, water buffaloes, various endemic birds species and much more. Along the way, you'll learn about and observe the natural habitats of the local wildlife while you snap some amazing photos. Then, at the end of your 3-hour safari adventure, switch back to the comfortable, air-conditioned car for the ride on to Matara/Mirissa/Weligama/Unawatuna/Galle or Hikkaduwa where you'll be dropped off at your hotel.

From Galle/Weligama/Mirissa: Day Trip to Ella Highlands

9. From Galle/Weligama/Mirissa: Day Trip to Ella Highlands

Start Ella tour at 7.00 a.m, Ella is pure natural beauty, with its waterfalls, greenery, and hills it is just jaw-dropping. Ella is the perfect place to go to if one wants to refresh the brain. It has many famous places and has been under the attention of tourist for a decent amount of time now. On the way to Ella our first visit is Buduruwagala rock temple. Buduruwagala is an ancient Buddhist temple in Sri Lanka. The complex consists of seven statues and belongs to the Mahayana school of thought. Next stop is Ravana waterfall, a popular sightseeing attraction in Sri Lanka. It currently ranks as one of the widest falls in the country. After that we will reach Ella City, a small town in the Badulla District of Uva Province, it is situated at an elevation of 1,041 meters above sea level. Then next we will go to Nine Arch Bridge. It is one of the best examples of colonial-era railway construction in the country. Then time to climb little Adams peak, Little Adam’s Peak attracts many travelers who come to Sri Lanka. While climbing the Adams peak take lunch at 98 Acres Resort & Spa. It is an elegant, chic hotel that stands on a scenic 98-acre tea estate, surrounded by a stunning landscape. After having lunch you can experience Flying Ravana Mega Zip Line South Asia's longest and Sri Lanka’s first-ever mega dual zip-line, located amidst the luscious green estates of Ella, Sri Lanka. Finally, visit Halpewaththa Tea factory. Drink a cup while enjoying the magnificent natural beauty of the area. It is the final destination of our tour. Finally, back to the hotel.

Ella: Traditional Sri Lankan Cooking Class

10. Ella: Traditional Sri Lankan Cooking Class

Be greeted by your instructor and enter an open-air kitchen that allows you to appreciate the surrounding greenery and get better ventilation while you cook. Start your cooking adventure by being introduced to fresh ingredients. Immerse yourself in local culture as you follow step-by-step instructions to create a tasty meal. Make traditional Sri Lankan dishes, such as hoppers (bowl-shaped pancakes), rice and curry, string hoppers and honey roti. Prepare farm-fresh produce to add pops of brilliant and healthy color to your plate. Once your dinner or lunch is ready, sit down to savor the fruits of your labor. Skip the dishes while avoiding waste by eating off a banana leaf like locals do. Take your new cooking skills home with you to share with friends and family with the recipes that are sent digitally after class.

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based on 63 reviews

Picked up promptly from our accommodation by a comfortable car and drive to Yala. This park was one the highlights of our visit to Sri Lanka. We saw a leopard, elephants (even a big male with tusks), crocodiles, monkeys, jackals, deer, iguana, chameleon, mungos, boars, peacocks, several eagles, and many other birds. Our safari guide really makes sure you get the best out of the experience and getting a good view to see the animals is also very knowledgeable. After the safari our driver drop to our accommodation in Tangalle.

We were picked up promptly for 3ammorning safari, Sasanka our driver was professional and most importantly seemed to know how to be in the right place at the right time! We were pretty much first in the park saw a leopard straight away, then saw him again later on a rock sunning himself in full view. He was majestic and mesmerizing. Great transfer.

We had an incredibly great day with Sana. He showed us many beautiful hidden photo spots and told interesting stories about the area, people and nature, which gave us an insight into the culture, which was incredibly enriching. Thank you for this great experience, which made our stay in Ella an unforgettable one.

It was an amazing adventure with our guide in Udawalawa the best guide in town ! So many animals so close to us, it was spectacular !! Definitely recommend it

Great day of safari with our guide who was excellent. Lots of elephants, crocodiles, jungle cat, deer and variety of birds