Day trip

Etili Village Tour with Sri Lankan Lunch

Etili Village Tour with Sri Lankan Lunch

From US$ 100 per person

This Etili village tour allows you to experience traditional village agriculture and a traditional Sri Lankan lunch. Visit Chena and go on a boat ride in the lake.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Roundtrip transportation is available from most centrally located Bandarawela and Ella hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.
Private group


  • Experience life in the rustic village of Etili
  • Learn about cultivation in Chena
  • Spot amazing wildlife and bird life while on a boat ride
  • Enjoy a delicious traditional village lunch
Full description
To begin, you will be picked up from your hotel in Ella or Bandarawela and then transferred to the Mirissa kade junction where you can start your journey into village life. Arrive at Chena, where you will be provided with a traditional welcome drink before learning how to select fresh vegetables that will be used in the preparation of your lunch. You can then do a boat safari in a nearby lake, which enables you to enjoy views of birds and wild animals while enjoying a chilled beer or fruit juice. Then, enjoy a traditional Sri Lankan village lunch in a mud house, with curd served for dessert. After lunch, you can plant a tree as part of your environmental contribution to the area. You can then go on a small hike to a viewpoint, where you can enjoy a herbal tea. Come back to the lake and view the sunset before being taken back to your hotel.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local guide
  • Land master and boat ride
  • Buffet lunch and afternoon tea
  • Bottled water
  • All taxes, fees, and handling charges
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (recommended)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Insect repellent

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Roundtrip transportation is available from most centrally located Bandarawela and Ella hotels
  • Please arrange pick up from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation
  • Gratuities are not included and are left to individual discretion
  • You should wear comfortable clothing
  • Children under 5 years-old do not have to pay when accompanied by a paying adult - all children must be accompanied by an adult
  •  You must remove your shoes in temples and places of worship
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Product ID: 280882