Nuwara Eliya and Ella - 2 day tour

Excursion for 2 days: train ride, nine-arch bridge, waterfalls, tea plantations

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.

Organized by:

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Travel consultant of
Aurora Holidays

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"It is my pleasure to help people around the world to get better understanding about Sri-Lanka and Vietnam"

Contacts us:


  • Tea Plantations and Tea Factory
  • Train ride along the mountain road (tickets must be reserved in advance)
  • Ravana Waterfall
  • Ramboda Waterfall
  • Lake Gregory
  • Little Adam's Peak
  • Nine Arch Bridge
  • Ella town
  • Nuwara Eliya

Also can be visited (optional, upon request):

  • Jeep Safari in Udawalawe National Park ($70 per pax)
  • Tea tasting ceremony ($15 per pax)
  • Horton Plains National Park and World's End ($40 per pax)
  • Hakgala Botanical Garden ($10 per pax)

Detailed excursion program:

Day 1:

6:00 - 8:00 Departure from the hotel

8:30 Jeep Safari in Udawalawe National Park (Optional)

Udawalawe Jeep Safari

We will go on a jeep safari where we will have the opportunity to see many wild elephants. You will also see huge flocks of birds such as pelicans, storks and peacocks. If you're lucky, you can also see giant squirrels, deer, bears, wild boars and even leopards.

12:00 Ravana Falls

Ravana Waterfall

Ravana Falls is one of the largest and most impressive waterfalls in Sri Lanka.

13:00 Little Adam's Peak

Little Adam's Peak

Little Adam's Peak is an ideal place for trekking. Panoramic views that open early in the morning and late in the evening, when you can see the surrounding landscapes and look down at the clouds.

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.

Dinner and overnight in Ella

Day 2:

6:00 or 8:00 Departure from the hotel
6:40 or 9:20 Train ride

Train ride

The train from Ella to Nuwara Eliya passes through the heart of the mountainous part of Sri Lanka, through tea plantations, through clouds, intricate mountain tunnels. This is a trip not to be missed!

12:00 Nuwara Eliya town

Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya, called Little England, was a hill country retreat where the British colonialists could immerse in their pastimes such as fox hunting, deer hunting, elephant hunting, polo, golf and cricket.

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

Hakgala 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.

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 . 

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.

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.


Optional activities:

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.

Moon Plains

Moon Plains can be considered as a faster and more budget friendly alternative to Horton Plateau. The scenery is almost as beautiful here, but the plateau is much closer to Nuwara Eliya, takes less time to visit, and is much cheaper to enter.

Hotels where we stay:

Hotel Morning Dew (Ella)

Excursion features

Private tour
For ready-made groups of 1-8 people

Can start any day
This tour is not tied to specific dates, you can start on any convenient day

Variable program
The program can be changed and customized for you

Possible with children
The tour is recommended for travelers with children

Start from anywhere
We pick up from any hotel

Comfortable car
Transport: air-conditioned car or minivan


Private car + accommodation BB
(entrance tickets not included)

Group size Private Villa  4* hotel
2 $180 per pax (360 total) $200 per pax (400 total)
3 $150 per pax (450 total) $160 per pax (480 total)
4 $130 per pax (520 total) $150 per pax (600 total)
≥5 $110 per pax  $130 per pax


All inclusive
(private car, accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, all entrance tickets)

Group size Private Villa 4* hotel
2 $260 per pax (520 total) $280 per pax (560 total)
3 $230 per pax (690 total) $250 per pax (750 total)
4 $210 per pax (840 total) $230 per pax (920 total)
≥5 $190 per pax  $210 per pax

What is included. Entrance tickets

Comfortable car (or minivan) with air conditioning
English-speaking driver
Gasoline, parking, toll roads
One night accommodation

Entrance tickets (for reference):
Jeep Safari - $70
Moon Plains - $15
Hakgala Botanical Garden - $10
Horton plains - $40

 * All prices in US dollars per person


Reviews about the organizer




I, as a professional wildlife photographer, traveled to Sri Lanka with some unusual requests. Igor helped not only to plan the route through the national parks and provided a very good driver, but also helped to find professional ornithologists in all the necessary locations.
We traveled to almost all national parks - Udawalawe, Minneriya, Yalu. We went to Sinharaja. There are many elephants and birds everywhere. Yala confirmed its reputation - here we managed to see leopards, however, unfortunately - very far away. I really liked Khabarana - the best place for shooting birds that you can find. We took a half-day ride to Wilpattu - a little-known park among tourists, which Igor recommended to me. The park itself is beautiful, comfortable, good paths, it is clear that they are taking care of it. You can definitely put it on a par with Yala. Unlucky to see leopards, but lucky to see Himalayan bears and giant squirrels. Of the minuses in Wilpattu - the complete absence of normal hotels near the park. I would not advise anyone to stay here overnight.
The rain spoiled the experience a bit. Complicated filming in Sinharaja. It is a pity that because of the rains it was not possible to shoot in the forests in the Kandy region. If you go to Sri Lanka for the sake of animals and national parks, you still need to take into account the season. But anyway, a huge thank you guys for organizing! With all the difficulties, it was thanks to them that we managed to squeeze the maximum out of this trip. Organization at the highest level - the guys will solve any problems, always in touch, find hotels in the right places at any time, organize transport, professional guides and ornithologists will prompt. Definitely 5+




Good afternoon, the tour went great. Very good guide, we will recommend you to all our friends. THANK YOU!