Nuwara Eliya, Ella, tea plantations, train - 2 day tour

Nuwara Eliya is called Sri Lankan Switzerland. Highlands covered with tea plantations, clean air and unforgettable landscapes where you can literally walk above the clouds.

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What we will visit during the tour:

  • The World's End and the Horton Plains - National Park with the most stunning scenery.
  • Tea Plantations and Tea Factory
  • Tea Ceremony and Tea Tasting ($ 15)
  • Travelling by train along the mountain road (tickets must be reserved in advance)
  • Numerous waterfalls
  • Botanical Garden and Lake Gregory
  • Adam's Small Peak
  • Famous Nine Arches Bridge in Elle

Detailed excursion program:

Day 1:

7:00 Departure from the hotel
12:00 Ella Rock

Ella Rock

Ella Rock is an ideal place for trekkers. The panoramic views it provides with mist and cloud covering the area, especially in the early mornings and the late evenings are something you should witness and that would suffice enough to say that you visited Ella.

14:00 Nine Arches Bridge

Nine Arches Bridge

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.

15:00 Ramboda Waterfall

Ramboda Waterfall

Ramboda fall is the 11th highest waterfall in Sri Lanka, With a height of 109 m (358 ft) and 729th highest waterfall in the world.

Day 2:

6:00 Departure from the hotel
8:00 Get on the train

Train Ride

The train from Ella to  Nuwara Eliya  powers up through Sri Lanka's southern hill country, through the tea plantations, into the clouds and then weaves in and out of the many mountain tunnels as it descends to reach Ella. This is a journey not to be missed!

12:00 Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya is known for its temperate, cool climate – the coolest area in Sri Lanka.

13:00 Hakgala Botanical Garden 

Botanical Garden

Hakgala Botanical Garden is the second largest garden in Sri Lanka. It is situated on the Nuwara Eliya- Badulla main road, 16 km from Nuwara Eliya. The garden has a cool temperate climate because of altitude is 5,400 feet above the sea level.

14:00 Lake Gregory

Lake Gregory

Lake Gregory is a reservoir  in heart of the tea country hill city, Nuwara Eliya.It was constructed during the period of British Governor Sir William Gregory in 1873. This lake is popular with tourists who enjoy strolling the footpaths, taking out a swan-shaped pedal boat  or trotting around on a pony . 

15:00 Tea Plantation and Tea Factory

Tea Plantation and Tea Factory

We will visit a tea plantation and a factory where we can see how it is assembled and produced, and even we can taste the legendary, universally recognized Best Ceylon Tea in the World.

16:00 The World's End and the Horton Plains

The World's End and the Horton Plains

One of the most beautiful World Heritage Sites in the world is definitely the Horton Plains National Park in Sri Lanka. The star attraction of this national park is the World’s End, which is where the plateau of the park comes to a sudden end and has a deep plunge of over 800 meters. On clear days, you can see Adam’s Peak from the World’s End.

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Tour cost: 

For a group of 1-3 people . 4 seater car

From Kandy - 220 usd
From Colombo and Negombo - 270 usd
From Bentota and Kalutara - 325 usd
From Hikkaduwa and Unawatuna - 365 usd
From Mirissa, Weligama - 365 usd
From Tangalle - 395 usd

For a group of 4-8 people . Minibus.

From Kandy - 250 usd
From Colombo and Negombo - 325 usd
From Bentota and Kalutara - 355 usd
From Hikkaduwa and Unawatuna - 395 usd
From Mirissa, Weligama - 405 usd
From Tangalle - 435 usd

* To clarify the cost from other locations, write or call us.

What is included. Entrance tickets

Included in the price:
two-day excursion
comfortable car with air conditioning
gasoline, parking, toll roads
English-speaking driver
one night accommodation