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Rail Tours

Private Day Trip: Nuwara Eliya from Kandy by Train

‘Travel back in time’ on this full-day, British colonial-themed, private tour of Sri Lanka’s Nuwara Eliya region. Enjoy a ride aboard a vintage train into the Sri Lankan highlands, before discovering the Nuwara Eliya, a British resort area that thrived in the 19th and 20th centuries. En route back to Kandy, visit Ramboda Falls and stop at Blue Field Tea Factory.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours

Day Trips

Horton Plains-World's End Tour From Nuwaraeliya

UNESCO designated Sri Lanka’s central highlands a World Heritage Site for their outstanding beauty. Experience some of their most dramatic landscapes on this door-to-door private guided tour of Horton Plains National Park and the vertiginous World’s End cliffs. Look out for birds, lizards, bear monkey, and sambar deer as you hike 6 miles (9.5 kilometers) to World’s End, Baker’s Falls, and back to base. Please note: Tour excludes entrance fees.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Hiking & Camping

Ella Three Iconic Private Day Tour

Ella is a famous mountain village & a paradise of hills with stunning views. The view of Ella gap is the main attraction which can be best witnessed from the top of Ella Rock or Little Adams peak. This easygoing walk through tea plantations to temples, waterfalls and viewpoints will tell you all about the natural beauty of Ella. During your day, you will get the experience of Ella gap form the top of both Ella rock and Little Adams peak & visit 9 Arch Bridge, one of the iconic bridges in Sri Lanka.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 10 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Rail Tours

Scenic Train Tour to Ella from Kandy

Take one of Sri Lanka’s most scenic train rides—from Kandy to Ella—without having to arrange tickets or transfers independently on this private trip. After Kandy hotel pickup, take your seat—chosen for optimal views—on the Ella-bound train. Then, admire tea estates, valleys, and villages as you travel into hill country before time in Ella to shop and eat (own expense), and a chauffeured return drive to Kandy.
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  • 13 to 14 hours
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  • 13 to 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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Scenic Train Ride to Ella with Kandy City Tour

Take one of Sri Lanka’s most scenic train rides—from Kandy to Ella—without having to arrange tickets or transfers independently on this Private Trip. After Hotel pickup,Go on a City Tour in Kandy and take your seat—chosen for optimal views—on the Ella-bound train. Then, admire tea estates, valleys, and villages as you travel into hill country before time in Ella to shop and eat (own expense), Your tour will end at the kandy the Kandy Railway station
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  • 5 to 8 hours
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  • 5 to 8 hours

Rail Tours

Liptons Seat Half Day Tour from Ella

With a dedicated guide at your side, walk in the footsteps of Scottish tea baron Sir Thomas Lipton. Immerse yourself in the history of tea in Sri Lanka, listening to commentary from your guide as you explore. Visit the Dambathenne Tea factory, walk through the tea plantations, and visit Sir Lipton's Seat. A private tour allows you to explore at your own pace and ask plenty of questions.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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Day Trips

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Nuwara Eilya Day Tour

This tour will let you see and experience the main attractions of Nuwara Eilya area, in just one day. Our local guide and driver knows all the best locations in the area, and will guide you and answer any of your questions in English.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Rail Tours

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Adisham Rail Tour From Ella or Bandarawela

Enjoy a thrilling train ride through the misty hills, passing some wonderful tea plantations, tunnels and waterfalls to witness one of the colonial monasteries in Hill country. The pages of history reveal that the creator of this enthralling place is Sir Thomas Lister Villiers. Sir Thomas was born in 1869 in Adisham, an ancient village which lies in the hollow of the Kent country side. Wrapped in the tranquility of the misty hills, Adisham Bungalow attracts every eye that falls on it.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Day Trips

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Negombo & Colombo Day Tour

Experience drivers and knows all hidden please in Sri Lanka , Safe driving , helping ,always friendly work
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Kid Friendly Tours & Activities

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Explore Little England (Nuwara Eliya) in a private day tour from Negombo

Nuwara Eliya is better known as Little England of Sri Lanka. The climate, surroundings, and architecture of this area are different than other villages. Due to its cooler climate, it is the most important area for tea production in Sri Lanka. Exploring tea plantations is not the only thing to do in Nuwara Eliya.
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  • 12 to 14 hours
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  • 12 to 14 hours
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Day Trips

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Picture Tour Nuwara Eliya

• Pick up from your hotel around Nuwara Eliya. • Visit to few places to see nature of Nuwara Eliya. • Drop at any destination around Nuwara Eliya.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Rail Tours

Adisham Rail Tour from Ella

Visit the famous Adisham Bungalow by train. Enjoy the misty mountains and other colorful sights as you pass along during your train journey. Have a fun hike along the railway tracks to reach Adisham Bungalow. Get to know more about the history of the big old place and see its beautiful gardens. Picnic among the tea plantations. Finish off your tour with another train journey back.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
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  • 9 to 10 hours

Day Trips

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tea plantation tour

tea factory and waterfall tour includes three tea factory on there own making ways totally each one is different from there own products (free pass no tickets needed for entance or guiding by the own factory staff) waterfalls like ramboda waterfalls and some like 3 simmiler waterfalls also 2 small waterfalls also. its on the way including a strawberry farm visit.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

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Ella-Negombo

Haputale (Sinhala: හපුතලේ; Tamil: அப்புத்தளை) is a town of Badulla District in the Uva Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council.[1] The elevation is 1431 m (4695 ft) above the sea level. The area has a rich bio-diversity dense with numerous varieties of flora and fauna. Haputale is surrounded by hills covered with cloud forests and tea plantations. The town has a cooler climate than its surroundings, due to its elevation. The Haputale pass allows views across the Southern plains of Sri Lanka. The South-West boundary of Uva basin is marked by the Haputale mountain ridges, which continue on to Horton Plains and Adam's Peak to the west. CNN in 2010 named Haputale as one of Asia's most overlooked destinations.[2]
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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Private Day Trips

Private Day Trip to Haputale from Nuwara Eliya

Elevate your Sri Lanka trip with this full-day excursion to the historic mountain town of Haputale. Learn about the area’s longstanding connection to the British tea industry during a visit to a local factory, and take in the great views from the Lipton’s Seat viewpoint. Also, explore the lovely architecture of the Benedictine Monastery of Adisham.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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Udawalawa Safari from Your Hotel in Ella

*It's a Great chance to visit Udawalawa National Park during your vacation in Ella.*Here we have arranged you a great day tour from your Hotel to Udawalawa.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
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  • 10 to 12 hours
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Village Trekking Tour At Ramboda With Authentic Village Lunch

A Private day tour in a rural countryside of the hill country. You will discover the beauty of this wonderful village. Waterfalls, rivers, tea plantations and farms are the major attractions that you will encounter during this trekking. You will experience the life of the village people and enjoy an authentic village lunch at the Village.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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Kid Friendly Tours & Activities

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Custom-tour of Ella

I offer the best tours of Ella and you will not be disappointed! Check out my reviews on TripAdvisor and Facebook and come for an unforgettable day seeing the best of Sri Lanka!
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  • 1 to 12 hours
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  • 1 to 12 hours
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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Horton plains worlds End Tour with srilanka Aerizo tours

Horton Plains National Park is a protected area in the central highlands of Sri Lanka and is covered by montane grassland and cloud forest. This plateau at an altitude of 2,100–2,300 metres (6,900–7,500 ft) is rich in biodiversity and many species found here are endemic to the region. This region was designated a national park in 1988. It is also a popular tourist destination and is situated 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) from Ohiya, 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) from the world famous Ohiya Gap/Dondra Watch and 32 kilometres (20 mi) from Nuwara Eliya.Stone tools dating back to Balangoda culture have been found here. The plains' vegetation is grasslands interspersed with montane forest and includes many endemic woody plants. Large herds of Sri Lankan sambar deer feature as typical mammals and the park is also an Important Bird Area with many species not only endemic to Sri Lanka but restricted to the Horton Plains.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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Day Trips

Horton Plains-World's End Tour and Tea Factory Tour From Nuwaraeliya

Get the best from a hike to the World’s End viewpoint in Sri Lanka’s Horton Plains on this private tour from Nuwara Eliya. Trek with a guide to the World’s End escarpment; spotting and learning more about local wildlife than if alone, and stopping at Baker’s Falls. Drink in the bird’s-eye panoramas from the World’s End cliffs and after your return hike, enjoy a tea factory tour and hotel drop-off.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Private Day Tour to Lipton Seat and Dambetenna Tea Factory from Ella

Lipton’s Seat and Dambetenna Tea Factory make a popular sightseeing combo from Ella or Bandarawela, but visiting them independently means a string of cab journeys. This private tuk-tuk tour takes you to both, leaving you to focus on the sights and scenery. Ascend to Lipton’s Seat for its panoramas over tea-terraced hills, and tour Dambetenna to trace its tea-making process. Lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off make your day seamless.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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Nature & Wildlife

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Day Tour To Nuwara Eliya from Negombo

The lake receives an average rainfall of 2000-2500 mm rainfall with a mean annual temperature of 16 °C. (Magana-Arachchi et al., 2011). Being an important wetland ecosystem with high bio-diversity, an attractive tourism destination with natural scenic beauty, The Lake Gregory has been declared as an Environmental Protection Area by a gazette notification published on 5 March 2007. The green around the Gregory Lake is famous for sunbathing, picnicking and generally relaxing with families.
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  • 14 hours
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  • 14 hours
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Kid Friendly Tours & Activities

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Nuwara Eliya DayTour From Negombo

5 Hours from negombo to Nuwara Eliya. Nuwara Eliya site in the hill country in eternal temperate winter and is charmingly called ''Lettle England'' due to it being where British settlers built thier holiday bungalows and spent their down time. Nuwara Eliya which is at an elevation of 1890 meters above the sea level is the highest city in Sri Lanka and it lies beneath the tallest peak of the island, Pidurutalagala or Mount Pedro (2555 meters)..
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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Kothmale Eco Tours And Cab Service

very safe and guided tours to shows naturally and economically value places which are hidden to the public. each and very guests are fully secured and insured till the end of our service.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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