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To get the best experience out of Ella, you you need to book one of our local friendly tour guides. They will be able to show you around, make you feel like a local. Whether you want to see the tourist sites or visit places off the beaten track and discover new experiences, then our Guides4me guide is there to make it happen.


gay friendly tour guide ellaRizan is 28 years old, LGBT friendly and speaks Singhala, English & French.

He has more than 10 years experience as a guide in the Hill Country area of Sri Lanka. His hobbies include bird watching and trekking. Outdoors and nature is so important to Rizan, this is where he feels at peace. Therefore, if you are looking for an experienced trekker and a fun guy with a real in interest in outdoor adventure, then Rizan is your guide.

Total cost for the guide services of Rizan for one day (6 hours) = a booking fee of USD 33 via Paypal, debit / credit cards, bank transfer or Crypto Currency plus USD 40 in cash to Rizan after his services.  This makes a total of USD 73.

This excludes any transport, entrance fees or any food & beverage costs.

“Rizan is very friendly and a fun guy, we had a great day trekking with him and we shared the same interest in bird watching, highly recommended.” – Trevor, UK

Our other destinations in Sri Lanka are  Colombo | Galle | Jaffna | Kandy | Negombo | Nuwara Eliya

Ella is a small but busy town in the Badulla District of Uva Province, in central Sri Lanka. It is approximately 200 kilometres east of Colombo. Ella is situated at an elevation of 1,041 metres above the sea level.

The region has a rich bio diversity dense with numerous varieties of flora and fauna. Ella is surrounded by hills covered with cloud forests and tea plantations. It’s what picture postcards are normally made of. The town of Ella has a cooler climate than the coastal areas of Sri Lanka, this is due to its elevation. The Ella Gap allows views across the southern plains of Sri Lanka and is breath taking.

Ella railway station is located 271.03 km from Colombo. The station opened in July 1918. The train from Kandy to Ella is a beautiful 7 hour ride that travels through tea plantations, jungle, and mountains. As the journey goes on, you travel higher and higher up into the highlands. This is where the big tea plantations and many beautiful waterfalls are. The 7 hours will be spent witnessing breath taking scenery so much that the time passes quickly.

Whatever you choose to do in Sri Lanka, it will be a unique and memorable experience of a lifetime, with a Guides4me guide, who will look after you and by the end of the trip you’ve made a best friend.

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