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Little Adam’s Peak hike in Ella – complete guide

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Sri Lanka is full of beautiful beaches, the most famous ones are Unawatuna and Weligama. However, the island offers many other experiences you shouldn’t skip. Diyaluma Falls and Little Adam’s Peak hike in Ella is definitely one of the best things to do on your Sri Lankan adventure.

If this place is not on your itinerary yet, I suggest adding it there. Trust me, you won’t regret this trip.

It is a relatively easy hike. That means anyone can do it. Additionally, the path is well marked and no guide is required. What’s great about this hike is that you don’t need to hike for hours to be rewarded with amazing views.

In this complete travel guide, I would like to share with you the basic information needed to hike this peak.

We’ll go through the starting point, hiking time, description of the trail and I’ll add a few other tips. So let’s get ready for your next adventure.

Where is Little Adam’s peak

Little Adam’s peak and Adam’s peak are two different hill. As the name suggests, Little Adam’s peak is a smaller and easier to hike version of the two. It can be found near small mountain town Ella in southeastern Sri Lanka.

Check the map below for the exact location of Little Adam’s peak.

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How to get to Little Adam’s Peak hike starting point

You can reach starting point from Ella downtown in 15 minutes on foot. The trail starts at Ella Flower Garden Resort (map). This is also a place where tuktuks are waiting.

If you feel tired after the hike, you can hire a tuktuk to take you back to your place.

The actual hike starting point is a little bit further down the road. You can either walk the narrow road along the valley all the way to Ravana pool club or take a tuktuk.

Walking only takes 10 minutes though and views are already lovely. The hiking trail starts next to Ravana pool club.

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First section of the hike
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Little Adam’s Peak hike description

Once you arrive to Ravana pool club, simply follow the signs to Little Adam’s Peak. You’re going to pass Ravana zipline on the way.

The trail starts with many stairs leading to the first viewpoint. While the views are very similar, it’s definitely worth continuing all the way to the last viewpoint.

Little Adam's Peak hike Flying Ravana pool club
Ravana pool club

From the first viewpoint you follow the hill’s ridge. Soon, there’s gonna be steeper decline taking you down. This section is followed by a short but steep incline. It’s also the last part of the hike.

Once you reach the top of this hill, you arrived to your destination.

Little Adam's Peak hike trail description
The steepest section

This peak is completely surrounded by mountains on each side. There’s just one valley stretching as far as your eyes can see. Enjoy incredible views overe never ending tea plantations and farms.

Little Adam's Peak hike in Ella viewpoint

Guided tours for Little Adam’s Peak hike

If you don’t feel like going alone or if you are short on time and want to see more of Ella’s attractions on the same day, check out the following guided tours.

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Little Adam’s Peak entrance fee

There is no entrance fee collected. It’s also not necessary to have a guide.

Little Adam’s Peak hike – time duration

Hiking to the first viewpoint of Little Adan’s peak should only take around one hour or so. Additionally, if you hike all the way to the last viewpoint, it might add another 20 minutes to your hike.

Since both Little Adam’s peak and 9 arch bridge are in the same area, it’s possible to visit both on the same day. There are multiple paths you can take.

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Best time to hike Little Adam’s Peak

When it comes to year-round weather, Ella has it’s dry season between December and March. Check out Ella travel tips below for full description of best time to visit Ella.

The best time to hike is definitely sunrise or sunset. And that’s for two main reasons. The first one are obviously incredible colors. Nothing compares to watching sleepy Ella rise with the sun.

If you’re not an early bird, sunset is also perfect. The second reason is simply less people.

Little Adam's Peak hike trail

You can certainly plan the hike during the day, too. We did it that way as well. The biggest disadvantage is that on sunny days it might be very hot.

If you decide to climb all the way back to the last viewpoint, there’s significantly less people there. That means you can avoid the crowds even during busy hours.

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Little Adam’s Peak zipline – Flying Ravana

If you’re looking for adrenaline adventure, certainly visit the nearby zipline Flying Ravana. The zipline is around 0.5 kilometers long and takes you above the lush valley.

Enjoy the views from a different perspective at maximum speed of 80km/h. A true adventure!

Apart from the zipline, there are many other fun activities one can do at Ravana. That includes for example wall climbing, ATV or air rifling. Check out Flying Ravana website for more details and for zipline price.

Little Adam's Peak hike flying ravana zipline

Little Adam’s Peak hike – conclusion

Little Adam’s Peak hike is an incredible adventure perfect for any type of traveler. Enjoy the breathtaking views Ella has to offer and surround yourself with the incredible lush nature of Sri Lanka.

Before heading to the beaches along the coast, make sure to check out Udawalawe National Park! Traveling to Udawalawe from Ella is an adventure by itself.

We hope this guide was helpful and wish you the best trip around Sri Lanka!

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