Ella, Sri Lanka
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Experience some of Sri Lanka’s best highland scenery on a private 5-hour 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.
  • Private 5-hour Little Adam’s Peak and Nine Arches guided hike from Ella
  • Walk through tea plantations to the top of Little Adam’s Peak
  • Soak in the stunning views over the central highlands
  • Hike through woodland and across the famous Nine Arches rail viaduct
  • Trek to Demodara station with its British-built station house and see its famous looping track
  • Stop for breakfast (own expense) at food stalls or a local hotel, or bring your own snacks
  • Relatively easy-level hike with personalized attention from a private guide
Meet your guide in Ella and set off after an introduction to your hike. Wear a hat and comfortable shoes, and if you wish, bring a packed breakfast.
Start with an approximate 2-hour round-trip hike up Little Adam’s Peak. This verdant 3,743-foot (1,141-meter) hill is named after the bigger, similarly shaped Adam’s Peak — Sri Lanka’s fifth highest mountain.
Ascend through the emerald tea plantations, and at the top, admire the spectacular, far-reaching views — at their best during morning — over the island's central highlands and tea plantations.
After descending, enjoy your packed breakfast or refreshments (own expense) from the local stalls, or choose to eat (own expense) at the nearby 98 Acres resort.
Next, take an approximately 40-minute walk through woodlands to the famous Nine Arches Bridge, a British colonial-era viaduct standing 100 feet (30.5 meters) high.
Walk across this rail bridge and uncover its history as you absorb the beautiful surroundings. Then, follow the rail line for another 40 minutes to Demodara railway station, home to a charming British-built station house.
See how the track loops back through an under-station tunnel here and learn why it was designed this way. Your tour then concludes here when your guide departs.


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, Jan 2018

Well worth doing. Our guide Dilan was very helpful and took the day at our pace stopping when we wanted for photo or rest. The path is steep and rocky in places, walking sandals ok. Beautiful views. Had a good lunch stop before walking to 9 arch bridge in time to see train.

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