Scenic Ella Village from Mattala
(SKU: LK60750400) 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 icons are 9 arch bridge, Ella rock, and Little Adam’s peak.
- Spectacular views from Little Adams Peak.
- Visit Nine Arches Bridge.
- A chance to see the Demodara Railway Station.
- Transport throughout the tour in an air-conditioned vehicle.
- Service of an English-speaking chauffeur.
- Hotel pickup & drop-off from/to Hambantota.
- 1-Liter of bottled mineral water per person.
- All taxes & service charges.
- Food or drinks.
- Gratuities (Optional).
- Expenses of personal nature.
What to Expect
You will be picked up from your at Hambantota by 0630 hrs. Ensure that you bring a packed breakfast with you if you are unable to have your meal at the hotel.
You will reach Ella by approximately 0830 hrs.
Once you reach Ella you take part in an approximate 2-hour round-trip hike up Little Adam’s Peak accompanied by a qualified guide sharing interesting information about tea plantations, fauna, and flora. This mountain has an elevation of 1141 m above sea level and gains its name from its similarity of shape to the famous Adam’s Peak, the fifth tallest mountain in Sri Lanka. The summit of the mountain has great panoramic views, especially in the morning when you will be hiking. After spending some time at the top you will be returning to the base.
After that, you will take an approximately 40-minute walk through the woodlands to the famous Nine Arches Bridge, This incredible historical viaduct built entirely from stone, bricks, and cement (with no steel) was created in the British era of Sri Lanka. It spans a space of over 300 feet and has a height of approximately 100 feet. You will be able to walk along with the railroad passing over the bridge and listen to your hiking guide explaining the history and stories about Nine Arches. You can also get some excellent photographs and create some memories.
Continuing on you will hike another 40 minutes along the railroad till you reach the Demodara Railway Station. This station has a unique architectural design hailing from the British Colonial Era. The railway line loops back around to enter a tunnel running below the railway station. This spiral loop allows the trains to go through the same location twice. You will be finishing your hike at this interesting location, the Demodara Railway Station.
Afterward, you will start your journey back to your hotel completing your tour.
Comfortable walking shoes are recommended for this tour. Drive time may change due to unpredictable road traffic. Photography stops on the way can be arranged but within locations with reasonable parking areas.