Things to do

Walks and tours from Ella

Welcome to the stunning Ella region. To really enjoy it Sena, his wife Rashinika and the staff will help you arrange walks nearby and trips further afield. For walks in the area he can show you the way and for more adventurous ones you will need to pay for transport and a guide. Just ask Sena.

Ella Rock

It is time for a trek to get the old legs back in shape and what better place to start than in Ella in Sri Lanka’s highlands. You can hike in the hills for days on end – making Ella the perfect place for a little adventure. The walk along the railway is a great way to see the local culture first hand, and also to see the top of Little Ravana Fall. Trails lead you through tea plantations and dense forest paths. The highest peak in the area offers great panoramic views. It is the longest and most rigorous climb in Ella, so be prepared for a bit of a grind. Its take two hours to get to the top.

Walk to Little Adam’s Peak

This lovely walk will take you one and half hours as you journey through tea plantations and take in spectacular views of Ella Rock and the valley below. On a clear sunny day you can see the south coast of Sri Lanka.

Tea Factory

This half day trip has been really popular among guests. You get to see how the world famous Ceylon tea is manufactured – plus get the chance to buy it.The tea factory, just 6km from Ella, processes all the tea picked from the local hills. Most of it is exported abroad.

Ravana Falls and Ravana Cave

A beautiful natural wonder associated with legend is the Rawana Ella (Ravana Falls) near the village of Udunuwara on the Ella-Wellawaya Road. The secluded upper pool is a great place to swim – with stunning views over the forest and cliff.A cave ("cave of gold") hidden behind the falls is believed to be one of several places where Rawana hid his lovely Indian Princess Sita after abducting her in the famous Hindu story.

Trip to Kombukara waterfall

This special mini waterfall has created a refreshing natural swimming pool beneath it. It is a secluded place to relax among the tea plantations. On the 11km journey to the waterfall you will see beautiful mountains, fantastic views of tea plantations and the central highland forest. This trip is perfect for families with children who will enjoy splashing around in the pool.

Trip to Haputale by train and walk to Lipton’s Seat though Dambethanne Tea plantation

Travel on a scenic train journey to Haputale through tea plantations. Then take a bus or tuk-tuk to Lipton’s Seat, around 10 km from Haputale, for some of the best views in Sri Lanka. You can see the south coast and tea plantations. This fantastic trip is highly recommended by our visitors. Sena can also arrange a taxi direct to Lipton’s Seat if you prefer.

Little World’s End

This is similar to the World's End in Horton Plains. The access is via Passara and about 19km from Madhowa and Kokagala tea plantations. The magnificent views of Naculs Mountain through to the east coast of Sri Lanka. On the 19km journey you will see beautiful mountains, lakes, tea plantations and the central highland forest. On the way back you can have a swim in below Kombukara waterfall.

Ayurveda

This is a Sri Lankan traditional massage that will help you eliminate your stresses and strains. Zion View now has its own Ayurveda therapy room – with stunning views over the hills through the wall to ceiling window. It has two massage tables and a shower and is staffed by trained masseurs. The standard Ayurvedic treatment lasts an hour and 15 minute and includes a relaxing full body massage with traditional oils followed by a herbal steam bath.However, guests can pick and choose the length and type of massage too. For example the masseurs will concentrate on your head and neck if you want. You choose!