Ella, Sri Lanka
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  • Etili Village Tour with Sri Lankan Lunch

    1. Etili Village Tour with Sri Lankan Lunch

    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.

  • Ella Rock & 9 Arch Bridge, Little Adams Peak with Transfer

    2. Ella Rock & 9 Arch Bridge, Little Adams Peak with Transfer

    Enjoy the convenience of being picked from your accommodations in either Ella, Bandarawella, Haputale, or Wellawaya via tuk-tuk. Begin your tour with an early morning hike to the famous cliff, Ella Rock. Along the way, you’ll journey through tranquil woodlands and tea plantations. Walk alongside the iconic Sri Lankan railroad. Once you’ve reached Ella Rock, you’ll be able to enjoy amazing panoramic views. Hike down from Ella Rock to Nine Arches Bridge, a picturesque bridge which connects the Ella and Demodara railway stations. The bridge consists of 9 arches, which offer a harmonious sense of geometry against the lush green growth of the countryside. The bridge is made exclusively from rock, brick, and cement, and doesn’t use any steel. Stand underneath the bridge and look out into the beautiful “9 skies” framed by the 9 arches. Walk across the bridge and learn about its history from yo...

    Had the best time with Dinu he made me feel so comfortable and made the day very enjoyable! Very good at what he does and the tour itself was so good loved it

  • Sri Lanka: 5-Hour Guided Tour of Ella Village

    3. Sri Lanka: 5-Hour Guided Tour of Ella Village

    Your Sri Lankan adventure begins when you’re picked up from your hotel and driven to a nearby village called Ella in either a van or the local transportation of choice, a Tuk-Tuk.  You'll then visit a Sri Lankan Chena farm where you’ll be welcomed by the owner with a drink before taking a farm tour to discover how things are done around here. Next, your expert guide will take you to the village lake for a relaxing canoe ride. Soak up the village’s natural beauty, admire the many birds and various native flora before arriving back at the chena hut to collect some fresh vegetables and prepare your own lunch, a traditional Sri Lankan village meal. After lunch, you’ll be transferred back to your hotel enjoying picturesque scenic views along the way.

  • From Ella or Bandarawela: Adisham Rail All-Inclusive Tour

    4. From Ella or Bandarawela: Adisham Rail All-Inclusive Tour

    Start your day at 8:30 AM with pick up from your hotel by your local guide. Make your way to Ella Railway Station in a TukTuk and, based on the train schedule, catch your train between 9 AM - 9:30 AM. Admire the beautiful countryside as you pass by mountains, waterfalls, tea plantations, and small villages until you reach Haputale Railway Station. Start the walk to the Adhisam Bungalow, as you pass tea plantations, jungles, and villages selling strawberries. Visit Adhisham Bungalow, a monastery run by Benedictine monks and built by Sir Thomas Lister Villers, who was born in 1869 in Adisham, an ancient village which lies in the Kent countryside. Next, enjoy lunch at a tea plantation and then catch your train, before being dropped off at your hotel at 5 PM. 

  • From Ella: Shuttle to Mirissa/Galle with Udawalawe Safari

    5. From Ella: Shuttle to Mirissa/Galle with Udawalawe Safari

    After 5:00 AM pick-up from your hotel in Ella, Haputale or Bandarawela, 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. Later in the morning, enjoy a picnic breakfast. Then, at the end of your 3-hour safari adventure, switch back to the comfortable, air-conditioned car for the ride on to Mirissa where you'll be dropped off at your hotel.

  • Horton Plains National Park Tour & Scenic Train Ride

    6. Horton Plains National Park Tour & Scenic Train Ride

    Get picked up from your hotel at 5:45 AM and drive to the railway station for a scenic train ride to Ohiya station. Arrive at 8:30 AM where you will be picked up and transferred to Horton Plains National Park. When you arrive, begin your walk along the park's nature trails to a viewpoint known as World’s End with your guide. Walking through the narrow paths will be really interesting as you pass grasslands and interspersed with patches of thick forest, rocky outcrops, filigree waterfalls, and misty lakes. The surprising diversity of the landscape is matched by the wide variety of wildlife. The World's End Viewpoint is a sheer cliff, with a drop of about 4,000 feet (1,200 m). Nearby, you will also find the Baker Falls, a 20-meter cascade of water named after Sir Samuel Baker, a famous explorer. Admire the stunning views, relax and enjoy a packed lunch. At 2:30 PM you will be taken back ...

    Engaged this tour package and was assigned a driver cum tour guide, Mr Sanju, who was very experienced and brought us around. He showed us some of the other spots during the tour as well. Had a great time with him as a guide! Thank you!

  • Ella: Lipton's Seat Tour with Dambetanna Tea Factory Visit

    7. Ella: Lipton's Seat Tour with Dambetanna Tea Factory Visit

    You'll begin your tour as the locals travel, with a tuk tuk ride through the tea plantations, driving past with beautiful scenes of lush fields. As you ascend through the winding roads to reach the highest point of the valley at Lipton's Seat, you'll look down to see amazing views over the tea plantations. The Lipton's Seat viewpoint is a fantastic photo opportunity, where you can take a photo with the statue of Lipton himself. Next, you will visit the longest-operating tea factory in Sri Lanka. The Dambetanna Tea Factory was built in 1890 by Scottish tea baron Sir Thomas Lipton. The factory tour will give you in an in-depth look at the entire tea making process. Finally relax in the middle of the tea fields with a typical Sri Lankan lunch and enjoy the stunning surroundings, before you return to your hotel via the tuk tuk transfer.

  • Ella: 2-Day Tour of 3 Iconic Ella Sites and Etili Village

    8. Ella: 2-Day Tour of 3 Iconic Ella Sites and Etili Village

    Delight in a 2-day tour encompassing the very best that Ella has to offer. Admire spectacular mountain scenery, and experience traditional Sri Lankan rural life as you discover the magic and charm of this beautiful region. Begin your tour with hotel pickup on the first day, and explore the wonders of Ella, a village paradise in the central highlands of Sri Lanka, with a local, knowledgeable guide. Take in amazing panoramic views as you hike to the top of Ella Rock, passing luscious tea plantations and tranquil woodlands on the way. Next, stroll along the unique Nine Arch Bridge railway and stop to take picturesque photos of this architectural masterpiece. Marvel at the epic scenery of forests and tea leaf cultivation, before resting and relaxing over lunch in a local restaurant. After lunch, take a small hike with your guide to Little Adam's Peak and further enjoy the rural beauty. Wi...

  • From Ella: Lipton Seat & Dambatenne Tea Factory Day Tour

    9. From Ella: Lipton Seat & Dambatenne Tea Factory Day Tour

    Explore the Dambatenne countryside, head past green fields and tea plantations for the chance to see traditional life in the area. Start your tour as you head to Dambatenne Tea Factory, built in 1890 by Sir Thomas Lipton, one of the most famous figures in tea history. Take a tour through the works for an education on the processes involved in the fermentation, rolling, drying, cutting, sieving and grading of tea. Enjoy one of the most comprehensive tea factory tours around, and afterwards, take the chance to try a cup. Move on to Lipton’s Seat Lookout, one of Sri Lanka's most impressive viewpoints. Here, Sir Thomas Lipton used to survey his burgeoning empire, and today it's said you can see across emerald hills and tea estates to no fewer than seven different provinces. Finally, return to your hotel in Ella.

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What people are saying about Ella, Sri Lanka

I participated alone on that day, but I enjoyed it very much throughout the tour! The guide speaks fluent English. I wasn't good at English, and sometimes I had difficulty communicating. Was. Hiking on the mountain path was a bit difficult, but I could see the spectacular scenery and meet many memorable scenes. It was good that the guide took a lot of photos. Ceylon tea and coconut biscuit which I drank in a coconut shell tea cup prepared by the guide on the rocky place with a superb view were very delicious.

Very good experience. We got to see a lot and had a really sweet guide! There was plenty of time for us to do and see what we wanted! Would definitely recommend this tour and guide.

Had the best time with Dinu he made me feel so comfortable and made the day very enjoyable! Very good at what he does and the tour itself was so good loved it

Incredibly cool experience to go up on Ella Rocks. There is a heavy and an easier road and when you come up you have the world view

amazing day...loved the train ride and the scenery was beautiful