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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Udawalawe National Park Safari Trip from Ella

Sri Lanka’s Udawalawe National Park is situated near to Ella, but getting there by yourself means using cabs or limited public bus services. This private tour makes it easy, and includes a 4x4 game drive to look for Udawalawe’s elephants, crocodiles, and other wildlife. A choice of safari times provides flexibility, and there’s an optional elephant orphanage visit (own expense) en route—difficult to add if traveling independently.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Nature & Wildlife

Private Day Trip: Horton Plains and Pedro Tea Factory from Nuwara Eliya

Get an in-depth look at the beautiful landscapes of Sri Lanka’s hilly interior during this 8-hour private day trip. Explore Horton Plains National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, before enjoying a guided walk to scout for wildlife as you journey to ‘World’s End.’ You’ll also visit Baker Falls, enjoy an included lunch, and visit a tea plantation and factory.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$60.00
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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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US$60.00
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  • 12 hours

Hiking & Camping

Private Guided Trek to Little Adam's Peak and Nine Arches Bridge

Experience some of Sri Lanka’s best highland scenery on a private half-day Little Adam’s Peak and Nine Arches guided hike from Ella. Climb through tea plantations to the top of Little Adam’s Peak and enjoy the sweeping views over the island’s hill country. Then, cross the Nine Arches rail viaduct to Demodara, where a colonial-era station house presides over a looping track. A relatively easy hike with a stop for breakfast (own expense) on route.
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  • 5 hours
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US$64.00
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  • 5 hours

Multi-day Tours

7-Night Sri Lanka Wildlife and Adventure Tour

Experience the biodiversity hotspots of Sri Lanka on a private 7-night wilderness experience, led by your own personal guide. Your itinerary covers Udawalawe, Yala and Horton Plains national parks, including a riverboat ride, guided trek in the UNESCO-listed Sinharaja Forest Reserve, two game drives, nature hikes, a village bicycling tour and white-water rafting on the Kelani River. Enjoy bed & breakfast hotel accommodations plus one night camping with a delicious barbecue dinner. Round-trip hotel or airport transport by private vehicle is included from Colombo and nearby regions.
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  • 8 days
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US$900.00
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  • 8 days

Nature & Wildlife

Private Day-Tour: Highland Highlights from Kandy

Discover the gorgeous, UNESCO-protected Central Highlands of Sri Lanka on a private day trip from Kandy. Traveling with an informative personal guide, head into the island’s lush hill country, famous for its tea estates, exotic flora, waterfalls and cool mountain climate. Learn about tea production and sample some varieties at a Nuwara Eliya tea factory,  and stop to admire the spectacular Ramboda Falls. In the afternoon, enjoy a leisurely visit to the Hakgala Botanical Gardens and Gregory Lake before concluding with a drive back to Kandy.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$38.00
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  • 10 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tea Plucking and Tea factory tour from Nuwara Eliya

Sri Lanka was once called Ceylon, and the name still holds for one it’s a major exports: tea. With this tour, skip passive vacation pastimes for a tea plucking experience on a plantation. Get on the field with estate workers, grab the necessary tools, and spend some time picking tea leaves. You’ll also witness all aspects of the tea-making process on a guided tour of a tea factory.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Private Guided Ella Three Icons Tour

Get a comprehensive tour of Ella combined with personalized attention on this private excursion. With a guide dedicated to you and your party, head out to see the three must-see sites: Little Adam's Peak, Ella Rock, and the 9-Arch Bridge. You can travel at your own pace and take plenty of time to ask questions as you go. Lunch and round-trip transportation make this a convenient option.
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  • 10 hours
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US$72.00
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  • 10 hours

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

Nature & Wildlife

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Day Trip to Nuwara Eliya with Kingfisher Tours

This is a perfect choice for travelers interested in learning about the history of tea in Sri Lanka. Access rural landscapes without the need for car rental as hotel pickup, drop-off, and transfers are included. Visit the scenic Nuwara Eliya area, which is known for its mountains, waterfalls, and tea plantations. Highlights include a visit to Ramboda Falls, a tour of Gregory Lake Park, and a visit to a tea field and factory for a tea making experience.
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  • 1 day
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US$77.00
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Trekking & Picnic in The Tea Plantation From Ella, Haputale & Bandarawela

Sri Lanka’s hill district is carpeted with beautiful terraced tea plantations. Perhaps the most famous is Lipton Tea’s original plantation near Haputale, which still grows and sells a variety of teasA visit to sri lanka is not complete without visiting a tea plantation the tea trail is one of the best experience the clients can have about the tea plantation The tea trails is a walk about four to five hours it is walking in the most beautiful tea plantation with very nice landscape and panoramic view and a good experience for the High tea country and the panorama that Sri Lanka can offer also you will see the tea ladies plucking tea all day from 8 am to 4 pm rain or shine and also you will join the tea ladies to pluck some tea for an half an hour and you will visit one of the tea ladies house for a cup of Tea, and you will have a picnic in the tea plantation and you will meet only locals not a tourists
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Nature & Wildlife

Ella Village Tour from Ella

Immerse yourself in the rustic village life in Etili during this private tour from Ella. Learn about chena cultivation, take a boat safari, and enjoy lunch in the village, where you'll plant a sapling. Along the way, you'll get personalized attention from your guide and enjoy the ability to travel at your own pace.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$80.00
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  • 9 to 10 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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US$75.00
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  • 5 to 8 hours

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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$51.00
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  • 13 to 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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Tea Factory Tour (001)

Choose your start time for this private tea-focused tour of Nuwara Eliya. Your dedicated guide will take you to two of three local tea factories: Damro Tea Factory, Blue Field Tea Garden, and OAK RAY Tea Factory and Museum. Enjoy private round-trip transportation and personalized attention that comes with booking a private tour.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$27.75
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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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US$66.00
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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Hiking & Camping

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Ella Attraction’s Ella Rock, Little Adam’s Peak, Nine Arches Bridge in One Day

Ella Attraction’s Ella Rock, Little Adam’s Peak, Nine Arches Bridge is must see places in Ella, we organize it to see in one dayElla is become one of the major tourist hotspots of Sri Lanka and it is largely due to the epic scenery and hikes in the region such as Ella Rock and Little Adam’s Peak.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. Behind the railway, a forest is booming and below, tea leaves are being cultivated.The unique part about this bridge is that it is built entirely from rocks, bricks, and cement with no use of steel or metals throughout the structure. The bridge was commissioned in 1941The Little Adam`s Peak got it`s named after it`s big brother, the holy mountain Adam`s Peak, because of the similar shape. Adam`s Peak is further west in Sri Lanka,
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Hiking & Camping

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Ella 3 Icons Tour

Ella is a famous tourist village paradise in the central highlands of Sri Lanka. This awesome mountain village, with a view, is the perfect base for relaxing, whilst also offering lots of fantastic walks through tea plantations to temples and waterfalls. Ella with its perfect climate soothes your mind and makes your day to day anxieties feel a world away. In Ella village, famous tourist’s icons are 9 arch bridge, Ella rock and Little Adam’s peak. This tour will cover the all these icons in one day
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Private Tour: 4WD Tour to Horton Plains Worlds End and Bakers Falls

Access some of Sri Lanka's best scenery on this private tour that includes transportation in a 4-wheel-drive vehicle. With a private guide in the lead, explore Horton Plains National Park, the World's End, and Baker's Falls. Learn about the flora and fauna of the region through guided commentary tailored to your interests.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$204.00
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

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Ella City 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 adventurous hike through tea plantations to temples, waterfalls and viewpoints will tell you all about the natural beauty of Ella. You will also get to experience 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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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$28.00
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Hiking & Camping

Private Guided Railroad Hike to Horton Plains Borders

Follow Sri Lanka’s highlands railroads and jungle paths to the Horton Plains National Park on a private 9.5-hour hike from Pattipola. With a guide, follow the trackside path from Pattipola station and traverse Sri Lanka’s third-longest railway tunnel, entering in the dry region and exiting in the misty wet region. Then, enjoy panoramic mountain-and-valley views as you climb through jungle to the Horton Plains’ borders. Medium-difficulty trek with lunch, refreshments, and backup vehicle included.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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US$67.50
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes

Day Trips

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Amazing Ella Day Tour

Really good experience as a traveler who comes to Ella Sri lankaAlso you can enjoy in a two waterfall, some time small adventure in a small jungle too
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$22.00
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Honeymoon Packages

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8-Day Romantic Honeymoon Tour

This tour covers some of the romantic tourist destinations in the Sri Lanka. You will enjoy the glimpse of nature and explore waterfalls, mountain villages, viewpoints, tea plantations, historical temples and many more. You will also enjoy a memorable train journey in Ella and visit a beautiful Benedict's monastery during this 8-day romantic honeymoon tour.
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  • 8 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$1,580.00
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  • 8 days
  • Free Cancellation

Kid Friendly Tours & Activities

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Tea Plucking and Tea Factory Visit from Nuwara Eliya ( www.sigiritrip.com)

Experience an authentic tea plucking experience with the estate workers and enjoy a guided visit to Tea Factory where the best tea in the world is produced. You may also have a chance of tasting pure cup of Ceylon Tea at the Factory.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$35.00
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation


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