Activities

Activities & Adventures around the island

WHITE WATER RAFTING

Sri Lanka is a place where you pass a river in every route. And it is the home to 103 rivers round the island. Most of the major rivers making spectacular sceneries with higher grade rapids when they pass the hill country. There is no better place for a rafter to jump in. Kelani RIver around Kitulgala, Sithawaka River, And icy cold Kothmale river are the most challenging White Water Rafiting Destinations in Sri Lanka

TREKKING AND HIKING

For the keen hiker, there is a plethora of opportunities awaiting in Sri Lanka's diverse and luscious hill country. The beautiful area of BELIHULOYA, HORTON PLAINS NATIONAL PARK, ADAM'S PEAK WILDERNESS SANCTURY (SRI PADA),The attractive area of BANDARAWELA, beautiful KNUCKLES MOUNTAIN RANGE, and fascinating SINHARAJA RAINFOREST are the most famous Trekking and Hiking Destinations

BIKE RIDING

For experienced bikers, Sri Lanka's hill country provides a best mountain biking terrain in the world. There are some old path ways and hunting paths around the mountain area where a biker can easily travel. And for experienced and non-experienced bikers, Low country of Sri Lanka provides clean and flat path ways to enjoy relax biking.

CAMPING

Spend the night surrounded by nature and under the sky as a roof is a experience that everyone's dream to have their life time. In that case Sri Lanka's Camping sites are some of the best around the world. Camping is Sri Lanka is available in most national parks and nature reserves where guests will have to work with campsite staff and experience the beauty of camping.

JEEP SAFARIES

Sri Lanka is a place which has a higher Natural Diversity in Asia. It's National parks and Nature Reserves are home to thousands of different species of animals. And also these national parks are the home to thousands of beautiful Asian Elephants, Sri Lankan Leopard, Sr Lankan Bear, and more. There are hundreds of thousands of birds lives in those National Parks, Having a Jeep Safari to those parks are the best way you can explore the beauty of them.

SURFING

The gentle swell of the Indian Ocean waves offer many opportunities for surfing. Arugam Bay on the coast is the island’s top surfing location. For its spectacular scenery and challenging breaks it’s well worth the long journey. The south coast has many secluded spots sited fairly close together allowing you to base yourself in one place and be able to try them all. Other top spots for surfing along the coast include Mirissa, Matara and Pottuvill Point. The best waves are generally around October to May.

WHALE WATCHING

Sri Lanka is the one of the best place in the world to see blue whales in their natural habitat. Sperm whales, killer whales, pilot whales and dolphins are also regularly spotted on whale watching trips organized from Mirissa on the south coast. Since the continental shelf is at its narrowest close to Dondra Head, Sri Lanka’s southernmost point, the deep water provides ideal feeding ground for migrating whales from November to April.

BIRD WATCHING

Sri Lanka is a remarkable country for birds. Although small, it has a wide range of climate and habitat and over 435 species of birds. Out of these,235 are resident and these include the most important 33 species that are recognizes as endemic to the country. A further 198 species have been recorded as migrants to country. The majority of these migrate to Sri Lanka during the northern winter and present from about August/September to April/May. In contrast, pelagic species of seabirds like Shearwaters, Petrels, Storm-Petrels etc migrate to Sri Lankan waters from southern oceanic islands during the southern hemisphere`s winter. Of the migrants, about 100 species regularly visit the country. The rest are occasional visitors and vagrants.

TURTLE WATCHING

five of the eight species of remaining sea turtles today, regularly visit the sandy beaches of Sri Lanka to nest. In Sri Lanka all sea turtles and their products are fully protected under the Fauna and Flora Protection Ordinance. Sea turtle frequent the western coastline and areas famous for turtle watching, are beaches around Induruwa and Kosgoda. Induruwa has a Turtle Research Project and Kosgoda has a Turtle Center, Conservation Project, Hatchery and a Research Centre as well.

WATERSKIING

Waterskiing can be enjoyed in the calm water of the Bentota River and these fun activities offer excitement for all ages and any skill level. Trincomalee on the east coast offers a fantastic alternative for wind surfers when the south-west monsoon brings strong winds and rough seas.

HOT AIR BALLOONING

Gain an aerial perspective of the island’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites and national parks by hot air balloon. Most fights take off from the Cultural Triangle. Marvel as you float high above the monumental rock of Sigiriya, look down upon elephant undisturbed in the wild, see your reflection in the placid water of tanks and paddy fields, and admire the varied patchwork beauty of this unbelievable island.