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Cooking class at Ella Spice Garden Sri Lanka

A cooking class at Ella Spice Garden


Learn about the ingredients and create some delicious Sri Lankan food with super tasty flavors. Your experience starts with a short tour of the spice garden where you learn about local spices and ingredients.

Afterwards, you head inside for a lunchtime cooking experience, and you also get to eat what you make and take home a recipe book afterwards.

Sigiriya rock Sri Lanka

Excursion to Sigiriya


Explore the World’s heritage site Sigiriya. Climb the 5th century Sigiriya rock, built by King Kashyapa (477-495 AD). The ‘Lion Rock’ is a citadel of unusual beauty rising 200 meters from the scrub jungle. The rock was the innermost stronghold of the 70 hectare fortified town. A moat, rampart, and extensive gardens including the renowned water gardens ring the base of the rock.

Bird Watching Yala

Go for Bird Watching


The number of water birds inhabiting the wetlands of Yala is around 90, and roughly half of them are migrants. These include waterfowls, Cormorants, large waterbirds, medium-sized waders and small waders. Black-necked Stork and Lesser Adjutant are some of the rare birds that can be seen in the park.

Hamilton Canal Ride Negombo

Hamilton Canal Ride


The Dutch had a love for canals, and the city of Negombo displays it with all pride. There are canals that extend all the way north to Puttalam and south to Colombo. Tourists can hire a cycle the ride the paths of the Hamilton Canal thereby enjoying the scenic views of the small villages along the way.

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage Kandy

Pinnewala Elephant Orphanage Visit


Ride, pet and play with an elephant! The local park allows tourists to ride on, pet and play with elephants. The animals are really friendly and if tourists jump into the water with them they spray them with water from the trunk. They also recycle elephant excreta to make paper and happen to be the only factory in the world that does this.

Ella Steam Train Jungle

Ride the train


The Kandy to Ella train journey just so happens to be one of the best things to do in Ella, Sri Lanka. It is also the most famous train journey anywhere in the country.

The route takes you through vast open tea plantations and is the perfect way to take in the local landscape. It takes about 4 hours in total, and you can enjoy the journey in either direction.


The Hikes


Ella is a favourite among day hikers and more experienced trekkers alike. The two famous treks in the area are Little Adam’s Peak and Ella Rock, not to mention Ravana Falls and other famous waterfalls in the area. For overnight walkers and camping enthusiasts, Ella is a great starting point for the Meemure hike and longer waterfall explorations.


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