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Day Excursions to Horton Plains & Local Train Experience from Ella provided by Apple Vacations Srilanka

Day Excursions to Horton Plains & Local Train Experience from Ella

Day Excursions to Horton Plains & Local Train Experience from Ella
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About
Horton Plains in Sri Lanka is the coldest and windiest location in the country. It consists of ecosystems such as Montane evergreen forests, grasslands, marshy lands, and aquatic ecosystems. Ella in Sri Lanka is a very well known worldwide for its breathtaking view and scenery, Little Adam’s Peak is just one of it. The eye-catching, jaw-dropping and conspicuous peak is the one not to miss, Situated in Ella, Sri Lanka, it has been attracting tourists for a long time now. The reason for its popularity is the amazing view that never fails to attract and impress visitors. After the tour enjoys the World’s Most Scenic Train Ride from Nanu Oya Station to Ella Station.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6-8 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6-8 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 68395P112
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • English Speaking Driver Cum Guide
  • Hotel pickup and Railway Station drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Complimentary WiFi Excess During the Travel (Subjected To Availability)
  • Train Ticket
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Horton Plains National Park
Duration
6–8 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Comfortable walking shoes recommended for this tour.
  • All visitors to Buddhist and Hindu temples are expected to remove footwear and hats. Also shoulders and knees should be covered
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Mandatory to complete 14 days of quarantine for unvaccinated passengers before starting the tour.
  • Vaccinated passengers should stay in Level 1 hotel once arrived in Sri Lanka and obtain negative PCR report, in order to start the tour. (14 Days of quarantine is not required).
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • English Speaking Driver Cum Guide
  • Hotel pickup and Railway Station drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Complimentary WiFi Excess During the Travel (Subjected To Availability)
  • Train Ticket
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Horton Plains National Park
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6–8 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Comfortable walking shoes recommended for this tour.
  • All visitors to Buddhist and Hindu temples are expected to remove footwear and hats. Also shoulders and knees should be covered
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Mandatory to complete 14 days of quarantine for unvaccinated passengers before starting the tour.
  • Vaccinated passengers should stay in Level 1 hotel once arrived in Sri Lanka and obtain negative PCR report, in order to start the tour. (14 Days of quarantine is not required).
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
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    Horton Plains National Park
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission excluded
    Horton Plains National Park is a protected area in the central highlands of Sri Lanka and is covered by montane grassland and cloud forest. This plateau at an altitude of 2,100–2,300 metres is rich in biodiversity and many species found here are endemic to the region
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    Ella
  • You'll return to the starting point
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mynameisalwaystaken
London, UK271 contributions
Overpriced
Booked this tour as we had not had the opportunity to use the trains and wanted to do this scenic ride. We paid £90 for the 2 of us but that did not include entry into Hortons Plain which was another £33.

Driver was excellent and took us up some pretty tricky roads very carefully. The walk around the plains was enjoyable even if the weather didn't fully play it's part with the visibility at Worlds End. Our driver accompanied us on the walk and was helpful though not necessarily insightful.

We then set off for the train journey. On the website we were informed that we would be travelling from Nanu Oya to Ella, when in fact we were taken to Ohiya which is about half the distance / experience than expected. We arrived at 11.30, with a train due at 11.48, to be told that we could not get on as it as reservations only. This meant we had to wait 2 hours for the 13.48 train. Our driver also waited as he couldn't purchase the tickets sooner than 10 minutes before the train arrived. We were given 2nd class tickets that cost 25p each and had to fight it out in a crammed carriage, whilst another reserved carriage stayed half empty.

This is where I question the value. What i am getting in benefits for using this company? I thought at least they would be able to book an advanced ticket for us or gain some advantage, but clearly not. Couple that with the fact that we didn't even go to the station we expected, I would advise people to just get a car and driver and buy your own train ticket. You'll probably reduce this cost by 50%.
Written 10 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Customer! Greetings Behalf of Apple Vacations, First of all, thank you for taking the time to write to us. We’re always delighted to hear from a happy customer! Thanks so much for the feedback. Furthermore, you have always been a source of support for us to reach our company goals. Your review is very important as we are constantly looking for ways to improve our customer satisfaction. We take these situations very seriously indeed. we have mentioned the inclusions and exclusions clearly in our sight, As per your booking, we have provided the services. You have confirmed the booking in the last minute where you have supposed to travel on the 10th morning but the booking has been done on 9th evening. Getting the train tickets on the last minute is quite challenging for us, and we hope you will understand the problems raised against us. CHEERS! With Love, Apple Vacations
Written 13 March 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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