Hike to Lipton's seat

A popular thing to do in the Ella region, Lipton’s seat is a view point with one of the most breathtaking views in Sri Lanka. Located in a tea estate, high in the mountains, Lipton’s Seat was a favourite look out point of Sir Thomas Lipton, a pioneer of Ceylon Tea, when surveying his vast Tea Plantations. This is a moderately difficult trek that can easily be customised to be easier or more challenging.

Our Hike to Lipton's Seat

Depart the hotel in the morning, and arrive at the scenic Dambetenna Tea Estate. Hike from the Estate up to Liptons seat with its world famous view. Continue to travel amongst multiple tea plantations and local villages pausing for a packed meal when you are hungry, before arriving at an ancient Hindu temple in time to observe a traditional Pooja.

Lipton’s Seat Highlights

Explore With Locals
Our well trained and experienced staff will show you the key sights and photo spots while ensuring your safety and making sure you don’t get lost.
Ideal in the Morning
This trek is best done early in the morning, in order to watch the sunrise over the Ella Mountains.
Picnic at the Seat
We can provide tea and snacks or a packed meal to be enjoyed at the viewpoint.
Three to Five Hour Duration
This activity usually takes three to five hours depending on the route taken and can be adjusted to meet your requirements
Additions Possible
The location of Lipton’s Seat makes it easy to add a visit to a tea factory, or a local temple as part of this trek.
Flexible Difficulty
Our guides can adjust the route you take to make this a more challenging or easier trek.
Reserve a Trek with Us
If you are ready to book your trek, or would like further information, please use the form or contact details below to get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.

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