Ella Rock, 9 Arch Bridge & Little Adams Peak with Tuk Tuk
Take a guided hike to the famous Ella Rock, 9 Arches Bridge, and Little Adam’s Peak. Hike through beautiful tea plantations and enjoy sweeping views of the island’s hill country on this private tour.
Enjoy the convenience of being picked from your accommodations in Hide Ella Hotel & Resort via tuk-tuk. Begin your tour with an early morning hike to the famous cliff, Ella Rock. Along the way, you’ll journey through tranquil woodlands and tea plantations. Walk alongside the iconic Sri Lankan railroad. Once you’ve reached Ella Rock, you’ll be able to enjoy amazing panoramic views.
Hike down from Ella Rock to Nine Arches Bridge, a picturesque bridge which connects the Ella and Demodara railway stations. The bridge consists of 9 arches, which offer a harmonious sense of geometry against the lush green growth of the countryside. The bridge is made exclusively from rock, brick, and cement, and doesn’t use any steel. Stand underneath the bridge and look out into the beautiful “9 skies” framed by the 9 arches. Walk across the bridge and learn about its history from your knowledgable guide as you take in the surroundings.
Sit down for lunch at a local restaurant before going for an afternoon hike to Little Adam’s Peak, Ella’s most well-known attraction. Enjoy an easy and gradual climb to the peak. Once there, take in a spectacular view of the Ella Gap. Walk through lush green tea plantations and paddy fields. See local people plucking and collecting tea leaves. Gaze over the valley into the island’s central highlands. Take a refreshing swig of complimentary bottled water. Your tour ends as you are returned to your hotel via tuk-tuk
Itinerary – Ella Full Day Sightseeing Tour by Tuk Tuk
01. Ella Rock
The iconic Ella Rock is a mesmerizing view point that gives you an unhindered view of the mountain silhouettes and the villages below. Loved by hikers and nature enthusiasts, conquering Ella rock during your stay here is an absolute must!
3 hours • Admission Ticket Free
02. Nine Arches Bridge
The famous Nine Arches Bridge has made it to almost every Instagram feed of explorers to the island. The bridge is located between Ella and Demodara railway stations and is most famous because of its curved structure. Known to be the best example of a colonial-era railway, the bridge has attracted tourists from around the world. The bridge is approximately 30m high.
30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free
03. Little Adam’s Peak
Deriving its name from its big brother, the sacred mountain Adam’s Peak, Little Adam’s Peak is 2243m above sea level. The trail to the mountain is fairly average and would require you to have a medium level of fitness. With marked paths, you’ll have to clamber through some narrow rocky areas to reach the summit. The view from the peak is definitely worth the arduous climb. There are a number of hotels located in the area to cater to the large number of tourists that visit the mountain. The ideal time to start your hike is either in the morning or late evening, when it isn’t to hot.
2 hours • Admission Ticket Free
04. Rawana Falls
Ravana Ella Falls is an impressive waterfall with a fascinating story behind it. Known to be one of the widest falls in the country, Ravana falls towers around 25m in height. According to legend, it was said that King Ravana, from the Ramayana, kidnapped Princess Sita and hid her in the caves behind the waterfall.
1 hour • Admission Ticket Free
05. Demodara Loop
The spiral railway is said to be the most fascinating civil engineering marvels on the island. The Demodara Loop is about 10 mins from Ella, after the Nine Arch Bridge. The railway was built in the 20th century by the British who mainly used it to transport tea from Uva to the city of Colombo.
30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free
06. Uva Halpewatte Tea Factory Tour
Find out how your favourite cup of Ceylon tea was made! Take a tour through the heritage of tea and visit the Halpe tea factory, located a few minutes from the town. Here, you’ll find out how tea is manufactured, graded, processed and packed! The onsite tea boutique allows you to buy your fresh box of tea before you leave.
1 hour • Admission Ticket Not Included
- Picnic lunch
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Tuk tuk transport
Meeting and Pickup
Meeting points: Hide Ella Hotel & Resort
Start time: 09:00 AM
Endpoint: This activity ends back at Hide Ella Hotel & Resort.
Duration: 8 hours
What To Expect(Overview)
- Take in breathtaking views of the Ella Gap from the top of Ella Rock
- Marvel at the world class architecture of Nine Arches Bridge
- Feel inner peace at the top of Little Adam’s peak
- Allow your personal local guide to show you the natural beauty of Ella’s surrounding areas
Not wheelchair accessible
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- Duration 8 hours
Operated by Hide Ella Hotel & Resort
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Tuk Tuk Tour Reservation
Best way to get to Ella by Train which take you through a breathtaking scenic route. is it your plan too? Good, do it, it’s a great idea. Next Best would be to book a Tuk Tuk Tour when you stay in Ella for a couple of days or maybe even for one day. It’s fun riding through the curvy streets and tea plantation with a Tuk Tuk.
You can stop wherever you want to take photos or just enjoy the view. Then you see what Ella can offer you. Also it helps to understand the way of life in Ella better.
Ella is a popular place for tourists. If you already know on which dates you come to the city it’s smart to make a Tuk Tuk reservation before your arrival. So you can be sure to get one and you don’t waste time looking for one.
Tuk Tuk Tour Price
- All inclusive – Ella Full Day Sightseeing Tour(8hour) – 60 USD per person
- Tuk Tuk Safari in Lipton’s Seat(4hour) – 40USD per person
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience.