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Little Adam's Peak: Our most recommended tours and activities

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

1. 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 your knowledgable guide as you take in the surroundings. Sit down for lunch at a local restaurant before going for an afternoon hike to Little Adam’s Peak, Ella’s most well-known attraction. Enjoy an easy and gradual climb to the peak. Once there, take in a spectacular view of the Ella Gap. Walk through lush green tea plantations and paddy fields. See local people plucking and collecting tea leaves. Gaze over the valley into the island’s central highlands. Take a refreshing swig of complimentary bottled water. Your tour ends as you are returned to your hotel via tuk-tuk.

Sri Lanka: Five-day Multi-City Sightseeing Tour

2. Sri Lanka: Five-day Multi-City Sightseeing Tour

Explore the best of Sri Lanka with this tour to the Golden Temple of Dambulla, the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, the Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens, rolling tea tea plantations in Ella, the chance to see wild elephants in the Udawalawe National park. Have your hotels, dinners, and breakfasts arranged for you in this fantastic tour package. Day 1Be welcomed by your guide at the Colombo International Airport where your guide will take you to your hotel in Negombo. Day 2Journey from Colombo to Sigiriya after getting your negative test results and eating a filling breakfast. Visit the Golden Temple of Dambulla, the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. Relax before heading to the ancient rock fortress Sigiriya before having dinner and staying at a 4star hotel in Sigiriya. Day 3Travel to Kandy after a hearty breakfast to visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic which holds the most important Buddhist relic in Sri Lanka. Take some time to unwind in your hotel before proceeding to see the amazing flora at the Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens. Eat dinner and stay overnight at a four star hotel in Kandy. Day 4Next, have a full breakfast before heading to Ella to walk among the lush tea plantations. Learn more about the colonial history of Sri Lanka and take in the stunning landscape views. Return to your hotel in Ella for dinner and to rest. Day 5After breakfast, drive to Udawalawe National park where you can spot elephants in their natural habitat.

From Ella: Little Adam’s Peak and Nine Arches Bridge Hiking

3. From Ella: Little Adam’s Peak and Nine Arches Bridge Hiking

Start from pickup from a centrally located hotel in Ella. Begin a 2-hour round-trip hike up Little Adam’s Peak accompanied by a qualified guide sharing interesting information about tea plantations, and local fauna and flora. This mountain has an elevation of 1141 m above sea level and gets its name from its similarity of shape to the famous Adam’s Peak, the fifth tallest mountain in Sri Lanka. Once you reach the summit, take in great panoramic views in the early morning. After returning to the base of the mountain, enjoy a refreshment drink with cookies while enjoying the sunrise on the rock. Take an approximately 40-minute walk through woodlands to the famous Nine Arches Bridge. This incredible historical viaduct built entirely from stone, bricks, and cement which was created in the times of British colonial rule in Sri Lanka. It spans a space of over 300 feet and has a height of approximately 100 feet. Walk along the railroad passing over the bridge, and listen to your hiking guide explaining the history and stories about Nine Arches. You can also get some excellent photographs at this spot. Continuing on you will hike another 40 minutes along the railroad until you reach the Demodara Railway Station. This station has a unique architectural design hailing from the British colonial era. The railway line loops back around to enter a tunnel running below the railway station. This spiral loop allows the trains to go through the same location twice. Here is where you will finish your hike.

Ella: Little Adam's Peak and Nine Arch Bridge Half-Day Tour

4. Ella: Little Adam's Peak and Nine Arch Bridge Half-Day Tour

Discover the beauty of Ella on this half day tour. Your personal guide will take you to the famous Nine Arch Bridge before you witness the stunning views of Ella's natural beauty from Little Adam's Peak. Stroll along the unique attraction of the Nine Arch Bridge railway, spanning 91 meters alongside dense jungle and agricultural settings. Stop for photos of the nine arches. With the forest booming behind the railway and the tea leaves cultivated below from the plantations, the beautiful bridge stands out from the epic scenery as a picturesque masterpiece. The bridge is built entirely from rocks and bricks, without metal or steel. Next, your guide will take you on a small hike to Little Adam's Peak to see the greenery of Ella, surrounded by tea fields and rural beauty. The moderate trail winds through tea plantations, where you may see locals working and picking the tea leaves. The trail offers multiple platforms, rocks and viewpoints perfect for photos, with the view getting more spectacular as you walk along the ridge to the summit. Take in the unbelievable views across the mountain highlands of Sri Lanka, before you walk back down to finish the tour. Transfers are included to bring you to and from your hotel for the half day tour via tuk tuk. Water is provided for you, to keep you hydrated throughout the walk. Chose from a morning or afternoon start time. 

Ella: Hike to Little Adam’s Peak the Nine Arches Bridge

5. Ella: Hike to Little Adam’s Peak the Nine Arches Bridge

Take a guided hike to the top of Little Adam's peak to immerse yourself in the Sri Lankan countryside on this tour from Ella. Go to Nine Arches Bridge to walk across this stunning piece of history. Be picked up by your guide at your hotel in Ella. Travel to Little Adam's peak to climb to the top to marvel at views of green mountains and hills. Take in the serenity of wilderness, and try to spot some wildlife. Head to the Nine Arches Bridge. Listen to your guide as they tell you about the long history of this bridge. Learn from the riveting stories they tell you. Feel the thrill of following the railway across the bridge.

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

6. 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. Wind through tea plantations, and pass multiple platforms, rocks, and viewpoints that are perfect for photos. See the view get more and more spectacular as you walk along the ridge to the summit, before descending and returning to your local accommodation in the evening. On the second day, savor a truly off-the-beaten-path experience in an authentic local village. Get a taste for typical rural life in Sri Lanka, and interact with the local village community to understand more about their daily lives. Try your hand at traditional Chena cultivation, an agricultural practice that dates back some 5000 years in Sri Lanka, and prepare your own lunch using supplies from wild Chena. Then, relax on a gentle canoe ride around the lake in Etili village, and wonder at the surrounding nature, birds, and photographic scenery. Finally, take a thrilling ride through the village on an amphibious Landmaster vehicle, before returning to your accommodation once again.

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What people are saying about Little Adam's Peak

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 30 reviews

Our guide was very courteous and helpful. Although he didn't speak perfect English, he still told us the most important facts about Little Adam's Peak, etc. He took photos of us at the most important spots. When hiking itself, he always checked on us and adapted to our speed. All over we were able to discover and experience all the interesting things in Ella in just a few hours! Clear recommendation from us!

We had an amazing day! Started at 7.30am and began with a hike of Ella Rock. Wonderful views at the top but the highlight of the trip was our guide, Dinuka. His enthusiasm was infectious as he taught us a lot about the area and the nature around us. He was very thoughtful and brought us some tea to enjoy once we reached a second view point just off the top of Ella Rock. Amazing spots for pictures and to relax!

Loved this tour, special thanks to our guide Sanju who made this trek super fun for us. He picked us up on time, took us to the uncommon spots in the areas mentioned and helped click great pictures.

A great guide! Mega great knowledge about flora, animals, culture and history. Mega nice gentleman who has a lot of surprises during the trip. I heartily recommend! Great trip!

Jeewa was an excellent guide. He was very knowledgable about the different plants/animals when hiking up Ella rock. Really recommend this tour