So many Adventures. And so little Time.

Check out our Jungle Adventure Documentary Video at the Café.

Café on the Bend offers many activities and excursions that can be done during your break or overnight stay in Ella.
Our Ella Jungle Resort is spread out over 150 acres of jungle and caters to those who want
to disconnect from our modern-day stressful lifestyle … and reconnect with Mother Nature. All guests have full access to our many adventure activities including a high rope course, an aerial rope, a monkey rope,
waterfall sliding … and much more including excursions in UVA region. If you enjoy waterfalls, and who doesn’t, there 5 different falls nearby – fed by a year round gushing mountain stream.

Your Sri Lanka Adventure Bucket List

Adventure Activity Package
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.

Slithering Rope: You’ll walk backwards down a rock face holding on to a 40 foot rope. Again, wow.

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. Go slowly.

All activities and equipment at the resort are safety checked on a regular basis. Our expert facilitators will ensure your safety.

Rate per person: USD 15

Nature Trek to Waterfall
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 (shown) is a most exotic natural pool. It’s irresistable. So have a swim and kick back. Yes it’s a tad cool but so refreshing after your jungle trek.

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.

Rate per person: USD 15

Nature & Adventure Trek
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. However you can go whenever you please as long as our trekking guides are available. And most always, they are.

Rate per person: USD 30

Trek to Illukpalassa Village
Our premium jungle trek starts just after breakfast and covers many exotic locations at the resort. It includes a long trek through deep jungle. There’s also a river crossing and paddy fields along the way. You’ll also encounter an ancient Buddhist temple and a local school.

Your goal: to reach a jungle village called Illuckpallassa. You’ll see how Sri Lankan rural village life operates and also experience some great hospitality. Be sure to have a fresh coconut drink at the village … on us. If you have selected our lunch option you will be delighted by the delicious village cuisine served up.

You’ll eventually reach an exotic natural pool and have an opportunity to swim and enjoy a refreshment. You’ll return by another jungle path which takes only thirty minutes. What a trek!

Rate per person: USD 35 With lunch USD 50

Bird Watching at Ella Jungle
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.

Biird 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.

Rate per person: USD 15

Meditation & Music Therapy
You don’t have to do Meditatiion 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.

Rate per person: USD 25

Negative Ions & Jungle Experience
Negative Ions seem to be all the rage these days. There is ionised water, bracelets, and ionizers that apparently do your health a lot of good. So they say.

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

Biking to Kurullangala
Just 3 km from the resort, you’ll arrive at the Rakkitha Kanda archeological site. It consists of prehistoric and historic monuments like drip ledge caves, Brahmin inscriptions, cave temple, paintings, sculptures and a stupa.

Next you’ll trek straight up 7 km to Kurulangala where you can see historical rock paintings. Kurullan means birds in English. The belief is that two birds protect the paintings with a horrible ear-piercing sound. So take your earplugs just in case.

From Kurulangala there is a panoramaic view of the mountains below. It is recommended you begin your trek before
sunrise so you will have to leave the resort around 5 am. But you will take our 4WD back to the resort.

Rate per person: USD 45

Biking to Ellawala Waterfall
Ellawalla Cycling trek is one of our most popular cycling treks for two reasons. First, it is almost entirely downhill and you will return uphill by our 4WD vehicle. Yes.

Second, it provides many unforgettable experiences like village life, paddy fields, rivers, amazing views and a beautiful waterfall.

To get to the waterfall you will trek 1.5 km through dense jungle, rocky river beds and fast flowing streams. It’s fabulous but please … be careful.

Villagers use the water from the falls for just about everything so please don’t use it as your toilet facility.

You can bathe in the waterfall’s natural pool and during the trip you can study Sri Lankan village life and enjoy a coconut drink, on us.

Rate per person: USD 25

Biking Tour to Ella Sightseeing
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.

Rate per person: USD 35

4 WD Tour to Ella Sightseeing

First, you will visit the majestic Ravana Ella (Ravana Falls) It is located near the village of Udunuwara.

You’ll see Ravana Cave, 1,370 meters above sea level. 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.

Then on 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 down there.

Your last stop is Little Adam’s Peak – part of the Ella mountain range. It is located about 2 km from Ella town. From this location Kataragama  and Hambantota beach, which are hundreds of kilometers away, can be seen.

Rate per person: USD 60

4WD Tour to Wisari Ella Falls
The Wisari Ella, also known as the Alikola Oya
North falls, lies hidden deep inside the mountains of Uva province.

The 20 meter high waterfalls are formed by the Punagala and Alikola Rivers, which flow from the Maha Kande mountain’s eastern slope. The falls flow into the Kirindi Oya.

We’ll park near a paddy field where the vehicle can be stopped and turned around. From here you’ll walk about 500 meters on a walkway which has been recently built by the local government body for your convenience.

There’s no hard climbing – your mini trek passes through small vegetable plots, tea plantations, jungle and some interesting caves.

The path ends at the bottom of the falls and a viewing platform has been built for a fabulous view of the waterfall. Get wet.

Rate per person: USD 35

Biking is a Great Way to Experience UVA.

There are many Amazing Natural Wonders