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From Ella: Shuttle to Tangalle with Udawalawe Safari

1. From Ella: Shuttle to Tangalle with Udawalawe Safari

After pick-up from your hotel in Ella, Haputale or Bandarawela, head for Udawalawe National Park, where you'll switch to an open concept safari jeep in order to have the best views. An early morning start ensures you'll see the animals during one of their most active times of day. See herds of elephants for sure and have fun watching for crocodiles, monkeys, water buffaloes, various endemic birds species and much more. Along the way, you'll learn about and observe the natural habitats of the local wildlife while you snap some amazing photos. Then, at the end of your 3-hour safari adventure, switch back to the comfortable, air-conditioned car for the ride on to Tangalle/Hiriketiya where you'll be dropped off at your hotel.

Haputale: Ella, Small Adam's Peak, & Nine Arches Bridge Hike

2. Haputale: Ella, Small Adam's Peak, & Nine Arches Bridge Hike

Explore the beauty of the forests and villages in the Sri Lankan countryside on this day trip from Haputale. Reach the summit of Ella rock and Adam's peak on this private trip. Admire the architecture at Nine Arches bridge. Be picked up from your hotel in Haputale and take in the scenic views on the drive to the countryside. Start with a forested ascent of the majestic Ella Rock. See local flora and fauna as you climb up to one thousand meters. Look out at breathtaking views of the valleys and hills below. Continue your walk to Small Adam's peak which is 1141 meters above sea level. Snap some pictures of the sweeping panoramic mountain vistas. Head to the Nine Arches Bridge. Have a nice picnic lunch to keep your energy levels high. Stop to see this bridge which was was created during the colonial British era in Sri Lanka. See how it is built from bricks and cement rather than steel. Hear about the history of this bridge from your local guide before returning to Ella and transferring back to your hotel.

From Ella: Transfer to Mirissa/Galle & Yala Safari Day Trip

3. From Ella: Transfer to Mirissa/Galle & Yala Safari Day Trip

Combine a transfer from Ella, Haputale, or Bandarawela from Mirissa or Galle with a thrilling day trip to Yala National Park. Experience the immense biodiversity of this park on this Sri Lankan animal safari. Be picked up from your accommodation in Ella, Haputale, or Bandarawela. Relax and take in the local scenery on the drive to Yala National Park. Board an open-topped safari jeep to get the best views and photo angles. See the animals during the day when they are the most active. Watch for leopards, sloth bears, elephants, crocodiles, monkeys, water buffalos, and a large variety of bird species. Get some great shots of these magnificent creatures. Hear about wildlife and get photography tips from your local guide. Let your guide show you the spots where the animals are likely to congregate. Then, head back to your air-conditioned car for the ride to your accommodation in Mirissa, Weligama, Unawatuna, or Galle.

Ella: Pekoe Trail Stage 15 Guided Hike from Makulela to Ella

4. Ella: Pekoe Trail Stage 15 Guided Hike from Makulela to Ella

Today’s stage begins at Makulella, at the temple of Allimale Bodhiya, a lovely Buddhist Temple overlooking the valley The river flowing through the valley gives way to the Ravana Falls, a popular stop on the Ella to Wellawaya road below. This spectacular waterfall was named after legendary King Ravana, described in the Ramayana. According to legend, King Ravana hid princess Sita inside a cave behind this waterfall. The stage starts at an elevation of 1240 meters and ends at an elevation of just over 1000 meters. The first part of the stage is a delightful walk through a forested area. At the 800-meter point, The views on the right-hand side are stunning. The trail penetrates a patch of jungle and shortly after emerges onto a much wider trail. Ella Rock sits at the 4.5 km point of today’s walk, the quieter more peaceful, and serene half. Needless to say, the view from Ella Rock is spectacular. Expansive vistas of the valley below, little Adam’s Peak on the other side of the valley, and the many mountains and valleys beyond. From here on The Pekoe Trail mirrors the popular trail many of the travelers staying in Ella use to climb up to the rock as a day trip. The first 200 meters are a steep descent, first through the eucalyptus forest and then passing a few local homes and their cultivated gardens all the way to Kithal Ella Station. From Kithal Ella Station there is no option but to walk along the railway track for approximately 1.5 km. Today’s stage finishes at the Ella Train Station. Ella railway station is the 75th station on the Main Line and is located 271.03 km from Colombo. Ella is a very popular hill-country town where travelers come to enjoy walks through tea plantations and nature, and generally to chill out.

Belihuloya: 2-Day Tour with Waterfall Walk and Rock Pool

5. Belihuloya: 2-Day Tour with Waterfall Walk and Rock Pool

Day 1 YOUR HOTEL / BELIHULOYA 07:30 You will be picked up from your hotel in Negombo or other selected cities ( see the departure point) and driven approximately 4 hours to reach Belihuloya. Dinner and overnight Stay at Tree House Chalets. Day 2 06:00 Wake up early in the morning and experience the sunshine over the mountains whilst discovering the wonder of nature surrounded by the hotel. 07:30 Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel restaurant. 09:00 Following breakfast, your guide will take you through another memorable walking trail to a waterfall in the property premises. Tranquil dip in this natural rock pool. No harsh chemicals, just you, pure mountain water and natural stone. This is a marvelous creation of nature! (Involves a somewhat adventurous, challenging short climb walks). 11:30 Arrive back at the hotel and get refreshed before leaving back to your drop off location. (We will arrange free drop off to your next destination. Please see the inclusions section for details)

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based on 5 reviews

Tolle Tour und sehr empfehlenswert für Teeliebhaber! Deen hat immer wieder Stops für Fotos eingelegt und uns alles gezeigt. Wir durften auch selbst Tee pflücken. Sehr interessant war die Führung durch die alte Teefabrik (leider darf man hier keine Bilder machen).