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

1. 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: 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.

All-Inclusive Ella 5 Icons Day Tour

3. All-Inclusive Ella 5 Icons Day Tour

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.

Discover the Best of Sri Lanka in 2 Days

4. Discover the Best of Sri Lanka in 2 Days

*Day 1: Waterfall Ravana, Scenic Train Trip, and Nuwara Eliya Tea Plantations* - Morning: Kickstart your adventure with a visit to the breathtaking Ravana Falls in Ella. Capture stunning photos amidst nature's splendor. - Afternoon: Embark on a picturesque train journey from Hali ela to Ella, reveling in the beauty of lush tea plantations and charming villages. - Mid-day: Don't miss the enchanting Nine Arches Bridge, an architectural gem along the railway route. - Late Afternoon: Hike to the summit of Mini Adam's Peak, where panoramic views of the countryside and a captivating sunset await. - Evening: Check-in at the hotel in Ramboda ,Nuwara Eliya fondly known as "Little England." Explore the historic Old Post Office with its colonial charm. - Night: Experience the art of tea-making with a guided tour of a tea plantation and factory. Savor the exquisite taste of freshly brewed Ceylon tea. *Day 2: Ambuluwawa Tower, Ayurveda Spice Garden, Ancient Golden Temple, and Majestic Sigiriya* - Morning: Soak in the beauty of Ambuluwawa Tower in Gampola, offering breathtaking vistas of the surrounding landscapes. - Late Morning: Immerse yourself in traditional healing at an Ayurveda Spice Garden, where ancient herbal remedies rejuvenate your senses. Then marvel at the grandeur of the Golden Temple of Dambulla, a UNESCO World Heritage site adorned with ancient cave temples and sacred statues. - Evening: Conquer the iconic Sigiriya, also known as Lion Rock. Climb to the summit and be awed by the ancient fortress and panoramic vistas. - Departure: Bid farewell to this enriching 2-day tour, carrying cherished memories of Sri Lanka's natural beauty and cultural wonders.

Sri Lanka: 5 Days Multi City Sightseeing Tour

5. Sri Lanka: 5 Days Multi City Sightseeing Tour

Explore the best of Sri Lanka with this tour to the Golden Temple of Dambulla, the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, the Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens, rolling tea plantations in Ella, the chance to see wild elephants in the Udawalawa National park. Day 1 - Be welcomed by your guide at the Colombo International Airport where your guide will take you to your hotel in Colombo. Day 2 - Journey from Colombo to Sigiriya after eating a filling breakfast. Visit the Golden Temple of Dambulla, the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. Relax before heading to the ancient rock fortress Sigiriya before having dinner and staying at a 4-star hotel in Sigiriya. Day 3 - Travel to Kandy after a hearty breakfast to visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic which holds the most important Buddhist relic in Sri Lanka. Take some time to unwind in your hotel before proceeding to see the amazing flora at the Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens. Eat dinner and stay overnight at a 4-star hotel in Kandy. Day 4 - Next, have a full breakfast before heading to Ella to walk among the lush tea plantations. Learn more about the colonial history of Sri Lanka and take in stunning landscape views. Return to your hotel in Ella for dinner and to rest. Day 5 - After breakfast, drive to Udawalawa National park where you can spot elephants in their natural habitat.

From Ella: Diyaluma Falls Full-Day Tour with Lunch

6. From Ella: Diyaluma Falls Full-Day Tour with Lunch

You’ll begin your full-day tour of the beautiful Diyaluma Falls, Sri Lanka’s second highest waterfall, when you’re picked up from your central city hotel. You’ll then travel to Koslanda, where you’ll begin a small hike to the upper area of Diyaluma. Once you’ve reached your destination, you’ll experience breathtaking views of the valley and the surrounding Sri Lankan wilderness and have the chance to take stunning photos and relax upon the precipice. There’ll also be ample time for you to enjoy a refreshing dip in these pristine, crystal-clear waters, allowing you to fully unwind and escape the daily grind of modern life. The day trip includes lunch and you’ll finish the tour with unforgettable memories of the natural beauty of Sri Lanka.

Ella: Tuk-Tuk Safari Day Trip and Tea Fields Hike with Lunch

7. Ella: Tuk-Tuk Safari Day Trip and Tea Fields Hike with Lunch

Discover the beauty of the countryside during a tuk-tuk safari on this day trip from Ella. Admire the lush tea fields on a guided hiking tour. See how the green tea leaves are made in to a black tea at the Dambatenne Tea Factory. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Ella. Sit back and relax as the wind blows through your hair on a thrilling tuk-tuk ride through Bandarawela or Haputale. Hike through the verdant tea fields and estate paths. Learn about the production of Ceylon tea on the way to the Lipton Seat viewpoint where you can admire 7 districts at once. Have a delicious picnic lunch along the way. Visit the largest tea factory in the country at Dambatenne Tea Factory where Lipton Ceylonta black tea is produced. Uncover the secrets to tea production as you find out about fermentation, rolling, drying, cutting, grinding, sieving and grading tea. Finish your tour in Haputale.

Kandy To Nuwara Eliya Return Tour By Tuk Day Tour

8. Kandy To Nuwara Eliya Return Tour By Tuk Day Tour

🟢Pickup 7.45AM In Kandy⏭(50km) Ramboda Water Fall ⏭(8km)Damro Tea Factory⏭(15km)Gregory Lake⏭(5km)Seetha Amman Hindu Temple⏭(1.5km)Hakgala Botanical Garden⏭(34km)Ramboda View Point⏭(49km)Drop-off Your Hotel 🛑 Nuwara Eliya is Sri Lanka’s highest town and a favourite hill station during British colonial times. The town is still touted as ‘Little England’, an illusion maintained by the presence of the Nuwara Eliya Golf Club, a racecourse, the Victoria Park and excellent trout fishing in nearby lakes and rivers. The temperature can drop close to freezing at night, and log fires are a common feature of the many Tudor-style houses. Adding to the atmosphere is the spectacle of its townsfolk wrapped in winter jackets and woolly hats, carting incredible bundles of turnips, leeks, marrows and cabbages to the markets. Due to the high altitude, Nuwara Eliya has a much cooler climate than the lowlands of Sri Lanka, with a mean annual temperature of 16 °C. But the temperature changes, and sometimes it can be as low as 3°C. It is pretty cold at night in the winter, and there can even be frost. Although it rapidly warms up as the tropical sun climbs higher during the day. Among the most iconic vistas of Nuwara Eliya are the rolling estates with their vast swathes of terrain carpeted in an emerald sea. Women draped in colourful saris resemble butterflies as they work their way along the bushes, deftly picking just two leaves and a bud from each branch and tossing them into baskets slung on their backs. The British introduced tea to the island in the late 19th century, which was vital to the economy. Some of the finest in the world is produced in the hill country. Visit a factory and see how they are plucked, dried, crushed, fermented and fired using machinery that has remained unchanged since Victorian times. Nuwara Eliya comes alive in April for the Sinhalese and Tamil New Year, and it is difficult to find accommodation as Sri Lankans holiday in the region during this period. The festive "Nuwara Eliya Season" starts on April 1 annually in a proper manner. The ceremony consists mainly of a band show in which all the local school bands participate. Main attractions in Nuwara Eliya during the April season include the numerous motor and horse racing events. Motor racing comes alive with the Mahagastotte and Radella Hill Climbs, the former being run since 1934. The Nuwara Eliya Road Race and the 4X4 Lake Cross on the edge of Lake Gregory attract a fair share of enthusiasts. Parties are held nightly in the hotels, and the season culminates in the nine-furlong (1811 m) Governor's Cup, Golf Tournaments and the flower show at the end of the month. The town's attractions include the golf course, trout streams, Nuwara Eliya Victoria Park, and boating or fishing on Lake Gregory. Victoria Park is an attractive and well-used oasis. It is popular with birdwatchers at quieter times because of the good opportunities it gives to see various species, particularly the Indian Blue Robin, Pied Thrush or Scaly Thrush lurking in the denser undergrowth. The Kashmir Flycatcher is another attractive bird species found in the park. Galway's Land Bird Sanctuary, close to Lake Gregory, is another wildlife site of 0.6 km². Nuwara Eliya is a base for visits to Horton Plains National Park. This is a key wildlife area of an open grassy woodland. Species include the Leopard, Sambar, and the endemic Purple-faced Langur. Endemic highland birds include the Dull-blue Flycatcher, Sri Lanka White-eye, and Yellow-eared Bulbul. The plains also have a well-visited tourist attraction at World's End, a sheer precipice with a 1050 m drop. The return walk passes the scenic Baker Falls. Early morning visits are best to see the wildlife and view World's End before mists close in during the morning. One of the distinctive features of Nuwara Eliya countryside is the widespread growing of vegetables, fruit and flowers usually associated with temperate Europe. This "Little England" is covered with terraces growing potatoes, carrots, cabbage, cauliflower, leeks and roses, interspersed with tea bushes on the steeper slopes. The slow-growing bushes of this highland region produce some of the world's finest Orange Pekoes, and several factories around Nuwara Eliya offer guided tours and the opportunity to sample or purchase their products. Although not strictly an attraction, the Grand Hotel (Nuwara Eliya) is the former British governor's mansion, now owned by Tangerine Hotels and one of the most prestigious hotels outside Colombo. The charming colonial-era building is over 100 years old. The Hindu Temple called "Seetha Kovil" is a place related to folklore" (Hanuman Kovil). It is found on the way to Badulla from Nuwara Eliya before reaching the Hakgala Botanical Garden. The temple is located in the village called "Seetha Eliya". The area is related to the Ramayana story in Hinduism. Folklore says that the mighty King Ravana kidnapped Princess Seetha, the Queen of Rama, and hid her in the place where the temple is now.

Diyaluma Waterfall & Natural Pool Bath

9. Diyaluma Waterfall & Natural Pool Bath

Upper Diyaluma Falls hike begin your day tour of the gorgeous Diyaluma Falls, Sri Lanka’s second highest falls, once you’re picked up from your hotel. You’ll then trip Koslanda. wherever you’ll begin atiny low hike to the higher space of Diyaluma. Diyaluma Falls is 220 m (720 ft) high and the second highest waterfall in Sri Lanka and 361st highest waterfall in the world.It is situated 6 km(3.7 mi) away from Koslanda in Badulla District on Colombo-Badulla highway. Once you’ve reached your destination, you’ll expertise exciting views of the natural depression. And also the encompassing Sri Lankan geographic region. Also have the possibility to take gorgeous photos and relax upon the cliff. There’ll even be ample time for you to relish a refreshing dip in these pristine, crystal-clear waters, permitting you to completely unwind and escape the daily grind of recent life. Upper Diyaluma falls hike includes water bottles. You’ll end the tour with unforgettable recollections of the natural fantastic thing about Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.

From Bentota: Kandy Tour with Tooth Temple & Gardens Visit

10. From Bentota: Kandy Tour with Tooth Temple & Gardens Visit

The day begins with hotel pickup in Bentota. Travel in an air-conditioned vehicle through mountain valleys and tea plantations to Kegalle, and take in the delicious aromas of its spice gardens which attracted merchants from all over the world to the ports of Sri Lanka.   Continue on to the ancient capitol of Kandy, home to the Temple of the Tooth Relic, one of the most sacred places of worship in the Buddhist world. Declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1988, it is believed that whoever holds the relic holds the governance of the country. Explore the the area surrounding Kandy Lake and check out the Hindu and Buddhist temples within the Natha Devale. The next stop on the route is the Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya, home to over 8,000 different species of trees and plants. Finally, visit a local tea factory and relax with a cup of unblendes, fresh Ceylon tea before the return journey.

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