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From Ella: All-Inclusive Day Trip to 5 Landmarks

1. 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.

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

2. 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.

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

3. 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: 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. 

Colombo/Negombo: Sigiriya, Kandy, Ella 3-Day Trip with Train

5. Colombo/Negombo: Sigiriya, Kandy, Ella 3-Day Trip with Train

Discover the natural beauty and inspiring culture of Sri Lanka on a 3-day trip departing from Negombo. Visit landmarks such as Sigiriya, the Dambulla Cave Temple, and the Udawalawe National Park. Enjoy a hotel pickup and drop-off, accommodation, and some meals included. Day 1 : COLOMBO – SIGIRIYA – KANDY Sigiriya Museum This decent museum has a fine diorama of the site, providing an excellent overview and explaining Sigiriya's cultural importance beyond the obvious natural beauty. The theory that Sigiriya was a Buddhist monastery is given here, although the established position that it was a palace or fortress prevails. Dambulla Cave Temple Dambulla cave temple also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla is a World Heritage Site in Sri Lanka, situated in the central part of the country. This site is situated 148 kilometers east of Colombo and 72 kilometers north of Kandy. Dambulla is the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka Sigiriya The Ancient Rock Fortress Rising dramatically from the central plains, the enigmatic rocky outcrop of Sigiriya is perhaps Sri Lanka's single most dramatic sight. Near-vertical walls soar to a flat-topped summit that contains the ruins of an ancient civilization, thought to be once the epicenter of the short-lived kingdom of Kassapa, and there are spellbinding vistas across mist-wrapped forests in the early morning. Overnight Stay at Royal Kandyan or Similar Hotel Day 2 KANDY-NUWARA ELIYA- ELLA Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic The golden-roofed Temple of the Sacred Tooth houses Sri Lanka’s most important Buddhist relic – a tooth of the Buddha. During puja(offerings or prayers), the heavily guarded room housing the tooth is open to devotees and tourists. However, you don’t actually see the tooth. It’s kept in a gold casket shaped like a dagoba (stupa), which contains a series of six dagoba caskets of diminishing size. As well as the revered main temple, the complex includes a series of smaller temples, shrines and museums. Glenloch Tea Factory Glenloch Tea Factory situated in Nuwara Eliya District at Katukithula on the way to Nuwara Eliya from Kandy. Glenloch tea plantation at Katukithula are been maintain using all the correct method of planting, Soil conversation and Maneuvering. Sri Lanka Become the bets land of most renowned beverage of the world. Sri Lanka silvering water falls process naturally the beauty of nature Ramboda Waterfall Ramboda Falls is 109 m high and 11th highest waterfall in Sri Lanka and 729th highest waterfall in the world. It is situated in Pussellawa area, on the A5 highway at Ramboda Pass. If intrested can be do an Train Ride from Nanu Oya - Ella Overnight Stay Day 3 Ella City Tour – Udawalawe National Park - Colombo Little Adams Peak whether considering the word ‘Little’,it is named after the sacred Adams Peak Nine Arches Bridge The Nine Arch Bridge in Ella is on the Demodara loop and spans 91 meters at a height of 24m. The beautiful nine arches make it a very picturesque spot especially as it is located in a dense jungle and agricultural setting Udawalawe National Park This park is home to several hundred elephants and other rare plants and wildlife We can arrange Drop Colombo Or Negombo or Airport

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

6. 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.

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

7. Hikkaduwa/Galle/Weligama/Mirissa: Day Trip to Ella Highlands

Start Ella tour at early Morning, 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.

Bentota/Kalutara/Hikkaduwa: Day Trip to Ella Highlands

8. Bentota/Kalutara/Hikkaduwa: Day Trip to Ella Highlands

Start Ella tour at 6am, 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 Train: An Unforgettable Journey Through The Hills

9. Ella Train: An Unforgettable Journey Through The Hills

The train ride from Nana-Oya to Ella in Sri Lanka is considered one of the most picturesque and scenic journeys in the world. The famed Sri Lankan Hill Country Railway, which includes the route, is well-known for its breathtaking scenery, tea plantations, and verdant surroundings. The train starts its journey over the gorgeous hill terrain as soon as it leaves Nana-Oya, a little hamlet in Sri Lanka's central highlands. The ride offers panoramic vistas of tea farms and tumbling waterfalls as it passes through foggy mountains, deep valleys, and quaint tiny villages. The train passes through a lot of tunnels and bends as it steadily gains height, giving passengers amazing vantage positions from which to take in the natural beauty of the landscape. As you move over the rolling terrain, the view changes frequently, making the journey a genuinely enchanted one. Passing through the Demodara Nine Arch Bridge, a spectacular architectural wonder, is one of the trip's highlights. Photographers and visitors love the picturesque view that is created when the train over this famous bridge that is tucked away among the lush vegetation. You can observe Sri Lankan rural life as you travel for around two hours as you see people going about their everyday lives in the countryside. The train frequently makes brief stops at smaller communities along the route, giving passengers the chance to learn about the people and culture and mingle with the welcoming locals. You are welcomed by breathtaking views of the Ella Gap, a vast valley flanked by mist-covered mountains, as the train arrives in Ella, a lovely hillside community. The relaxed atmosphere, hiking options, and tea plantations in Ella are well-known. It is the ideal starting point for exploring the neighborhood and visiting well-known sites like Little Adam's Peak and Ella Rock. Travelers seeking natural beauty and cultural immersion will find the train excursion from Nana-Oya to Ella to be an enthralling journey through the gorgeous landscapes of Sri Lanka's Hill Country.

From kandy Train, and Pool Club Day Tour with Pickup

10. From kandy Train, and Pool Club Day Tour with Pickup

Depart early in the morning from Kandy and begin your journey towards Ella. Your first stop will be at the mesmerizing Ramboda Falls, a beautiful waterfall located along the Kandy-Ella road. Take some time to admire the cascading water and capture the picturesque scenery in photographs. Nuwara Eliya: As you continue your drive to Ella, you'll pass through Nuwara Eliya, also known as "Little England" due to its colonial-era charm and lush green landscapes. Take a short break in this charming town and enjoy the cool climate while sipping on a refreshing cup of Ceylon tea. The tea plantations in Nuwara Eliya add to the serene beauty of the surroundings. Upon reaching Ella, head straight to the iconic Demodara Nine Arch Bridge. This architectural marvel is nestled amidst dense vegetation and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding valleys. Take a leisurely stroll on the bridge, capturing the beauty of the landscape from different angles Little Adam's Peak: After lunch, head to Little Adam's Peak, another popular hiking destination in Ella. The trek is relatively easier compared to Ella Rock and takes about 1-1.5 hours (round trip). As you ascend to the summit, enjoy the stunning views of the lush tea estates and the distant Ella Gap. The trek is rewarding, and you'll feel a sense of accomplishment as you reach the top. Lunch: After the exhilarating hike, refuel your energy with a delectable Sri Lankan lunch at one of the local restaurants in Ella. Sri Lanka is known for its delicious cuisine, so make sure to indulge in some traditional dishes and experience the local flavors. Ramboda Falls is a magnificent waterfall located along the Kandy-Nuwara Eliya road, making it an ideal stop during your day tour from Kandy to Ella. The falls are approximately 28 kilometers (about 17 miles) from Nuwara Eliya and around 72 kilometers (about 45 miles) from Ella. The cascading waters of Ramboda Falls create a mesmerizing sight, surrounded by lush greenery and the misty mountains of the central highlands. Upon arrival, you can take a short walk to get closer to the waterfall, where you'll feel the refreshing mist on your face. The view of the falls is especially captivating during the rainy season when the water flow is at its peak. Many visitors enjoy capturing photographs of this stunning natural beauty to cherish as a souvenir of their journey. Visit the Demodara Nine Arch Bridge. You can take a tuk-tuk or a short hike from Ella Railway Station to reach the bridge. Finally, as the day comes to a close, start your journey back to Kandy. Relish the scenic drive through the misty mountains and terraced tea plantations, cherishing the memories of your exciting day in Ella.

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Embarking on the Sigiriya – Kandy - Ella tour with guide Rukshan was a delightful experience from start to finish. We explored the awe-inspiring Dambulla Cave Temple and ascended the iconic Sigiriya Rock Fortress, soaking in the rich history and breathtaking views. Our stay at the Royal Kandyan provided a tranquil retreat after a day of exploration. Visits to the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and Glenloch Tea Factory enriched our understanding of Sri Lankan culture. Rukshan's passion for his homeland was evident as he shared anecdotes about the region's landmarks. Our journey concluded at the enchanting Nine Arches Bridge in Ella. With Rukshan's guidance, we captured unforgettable memories. We're grateful for Rukshan's expertise and enthusiasm, which made this journey truly exceptional. Thank you for an unforgettable adventure!

I had such an excellent time hiking Little Adam's Peak and seeing the Nine Arch Bridge and train passing. The hike is manageable/easy but you will be tired when going up the stairs but that doesn't last too long (plus you can always take a minute to catch your breath)! My guide, Pubba was so friendly and helpful - with photos and to walk on some uneven ground. He also provided me some interesting information at each stop. He was on time too and a safe driver. Snacks and water provided.

I had a lovely day hiking on the Ella Rock, than Ive seen the nine arch bridge, hiked Little Adams Peek and finishef the day with lunch. My guide was very professional and spoko very well English and during the whole trip he was giving me insider news about sri lanka. He also picker me up from my hotel. I reccomend this trip to everyone.

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.

Pubba was a great guide: he told us a lot, but also gave us time to enjoy the scenery. He took us to Nine Archs Bridge at exactly the right time to catch the train. In addition to the water, there were also plenty of salty snacks. He also kindly sent us a coconut.