Why not do some things you have never done before and experience those wonderful moments of here and now that come with high adventure. How about a mountain biking tour though the jungle to a local village and warm hospitality? Maybe help harvest wild bee honey. Or plough the paddy fields with the cows. Or not.
Ella Jungle Resort has created the perfect environment for you and your children to bond and spend time together in the pure, goodness of nature. With limited phone signal, and limited internet signal to distract them, your family members can experience the adventure of the jungle together and learn about the trees, the birds, the insects, the animals and the rivers of our natural environment right here at Ella Jungle Resort.
There is waterfall adventures, high rope course, low rope course, zipper line, toddy tapper's walk and monkey rope - all thrilling adventure experiences available right here at the resort. You'll be assisted by our expert facilitators and guides as required because your safety is taken seriously here at Ella Jungle Resort.
Warakara waterfall is located near the border of Ella Jungle resort. To reach it you'll have a wonderfull twenty minute trek through the jungle. At the top of the waterfall is a most exotic natural pool. It's irresistable. So have a swim and kick back. It's a good idea to begin your trek between 7 am and 8 am - because it is super bird watching at that time. You are almost guaranteed to see new bird/ animal species you've never seen before (unless you live in Sri Lanka). So if you have binoculars or a good camera with zoom be sure to bring them along with you. You should be back at the resort by lunchtime with an appetite for our vegetarian cuisine. Enjoy.
Zip Line: You'll slide down a steel cable about 80 meters to the ground below. You'll cross the river on the way down. Wow. Downward Rope walk: You'll walk backwards down a rock face holding on to a 40 foot rope. Toddy Tapper: You'll walk (pictured) on a single rope with both hands holding on to another rope above to gain stability. Again, wow. It's advisable to slide your feet along the way rather than normal walking on the Toddy Tapper. The rope is approximately 25 feet high and 35 feet long. All activities and equipment at the resort are safety checked on a regular basis. Our expert facilitators will ensure your safety.
Warakara waterfall is located near the border of Ella Jungle resort. To reach it you'll have a wonderfull twenty minute trek. Halfway up to the waterfall you can participate in some hair-raising adventure activities like canyoning and our confidence jump. How about a short safe slide down the waterfall into the pool? To ensure your safety we insist that one of our facilitators be with you during these activities. At the top of the waterfall is a most exotic natural pool. Have a swim and kick back. Have a snack and maybe a short snooze. Listen to that waterfall... wonderful. It's a good idea to begin your trek between 7 am and 8 am - super bird watching at this time. owever you can go whenever you please as long as our trekking guides are available. And most always, they are.
You don't have to do Meditation or Music therapy but if you want to be sure to advise us which you prefer and we will arrange an expert to be on hand.Polgahaamuna waterfall is one of the finest exotic waterfalls in Sri Lanka. Located at the edge of Ella Jungle Resort, it comprises three beautiful waterfall views and natural pools. Of course, there are decks arranged for Yoga, Meditation and Music. Or just for being. Not this or that, just being.During the trek you will pass many beautiful paddy fields, streams and trees. You will even encounter a Bodhi Tree. Like the one the Buddha sat under. No, not THE one, but one similar. Sit under it for a while. Hey, you never know.
Ella is internationally popular among bird watchers because there are a variety of endemic species you will surely encounter.We supply the binoculars if you don't have a pair.Look for Hornbills (pictured) Peacocks, Woodpeckers, Babblers, Barbets, Flycatchers, Minivit, Chestnut Headed Bee-Eaters and Hill Mynas. Ella Jungle Resort offers bird watching treks with the assistance of a local naturalist who knows our birds and where to locate them. It's best to start the watching early morning (6 am) or early evening (4:30 pm) as this is the best time to see so many endemic species. Bird watching at Ella Jungle Resort lasts 45 minutes or so. Or much longer if you really get into it and our guess is, you will.
We are in the process of setting up abseiling. We're not surprised to hear that these negative ions are said to appear in greater number around plants, trees and to a larger extent around rivers and waterfalls. Not surprised because we know how good it feels to be right here in the jungle amid the plants and the waterfalls. Whether or not it's negative ions that are responsible for the good feelings you get here, no matter. It's a good feeling.
Rate per person: USD 20
First, you will cycle to the majestic Ravana Ella (Ravana Falls) It is located near the village of Udunuwara. This will take about half an hour. Then on to Ravana Cave, 1,370 meters above sea level - about a 15 minute ride. You will have to climb approx. 700 steps to reach the cave. Phew. The cave is connected to many tunnels believed to have been made by Ravana himself. It is believed to be one of several places where Rawana hid a lovely Indian Princess Sita after abducting her. Recently a 20,000 year old skull was discovered in the cave. Wow. Then just a short cycle to Ella gap - a deep 3,000 ft. valley which frames an incredible view reaching as far as Yala National Park.
On a really clear day the lighthouse at Hambantota can be seen - yes, that's the ocean way over there.