Hike Through the Hills of Ella

3-day Family Hiking Experience in Ella - Sri Lanka

Prices from £195 pp

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Duration3 days / 2 nights (flexible)


Suitable for families

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Ella is a small laid-back village located in-between tea plantations amidst the mountains. You and your family will spend a few days here taking in the beauty of the area, with stunning green landscapes with lush hilltop views all around you. Here you have the chance to explore the hill-country at your own pace; take a walk around the countryside, meet the local families or visit some famous sites.

What's included

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Packed lunch on day two

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Arrive in Ella

Ella is a little village paradise in the hills of Sri Lanka. To get here, you’ll drive through the beautiful hilly countryside and pass under the famous railway bridge before finally reaching your destination – a beautiful laid-back town surrounded by hill tops and drowning in greenery.

Arrive in Ella

On arrival to Ella, you’ll check into your hotel, located high in the hills, offering a stunning view for you all to look out on. The hotel also has a swimming pool, so after your day of exploring you can relax in the pool looking out at the direct views of Ella Gap whilst the kids take a splash.

Mother and son looking out of green valley

Exploring the countryside

This morning you’ll grab some breakfast at the hotel, you’ll find western and traditional Sri Lankan breakfast options here, so the kids will be sure to find something they like. It’s totally up to you where you’d like to go today. We recommend venturing out on foot to explore; the area is full of bright green tea plantations, remote villages and hidden waterfalls. We’ll also arrange for you to take a packed lunch, so you can enjoy a picnic with a view.

Family through tea plantations

If your family is up for an adventure, you can take the small hike to Little Adam’s Peak. The walk can be quite hot and there are many steps, but it’s easy to do with children. You’ll determine your own pace but the walk will take around 2 hours with impressive views of tea fields and valleys on both sides. As the evening draws you’ll return to your hotel and grab some food at one of the many local restaurants in the village.


The next day you’ll breathe in the fresh countryside one last time, before saying goodbye and moving on to your next destination.

Most scenic railway in the world, Sri Lanka
David on a rickshaw

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