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Adventure in Sri Lanka

With over 1,600km of coast, Sri Lanka is an ideal location for wind-surfing, water-skiing, surfing, sailing,scuba-diving (including wreck-diving), snorkelling, speed-boating and banana-boating. Prime water-sports sites are located in the Negombo region on the west coast, Wadduwa, Kalutara and Beruwela on the south-western coast, and Bentota, Hikkaduwa, Galle, Unawatuna, Koggala, Tangalle and Hambantota on the southern and south-eastern coasts. Water-sports providers are run by local and foreign professionals (including PADI-qualified instructors) and rent state-of-the-art equipment
Sri Lanka possesses over 100 hundred rivers, together with lagoons and ‘tank’ (irrigation lakes), so there are plentiful opportunities for year-round kayaking and canoeing, perhaps combined with a camping trip. Two popular locations are the Kalu Ganga and the Kelani Ganga (rivers).
The Kelani Ganga near Kitulgala has fast headwaters and rapids ideal for white-water rafting (from November to April only), with names such as Virgin’s Breast, Head Chopper, Killer Fall, Rib Cage and Slot and Drop.
Varied landscape, wildlife, and archaeological sites offers excellent opportunities for trekking. Nature trails of exceptional interest include the Sinharaja rainforest, the cloud-forests of Horton Plains, the Knuckles (mountain range), and Hakgala Strict Natural Reserve.
In addition, para-gliding, rock climbing, cave treks and mountain biking are possible.


Diving

diving

Sri Lanka, Being Surrounded by the Indian Ocean, there are many Diving sites that spread out across the Western, Southern and Eastern coasts of the island. The crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean with a visibility of 20 meters (65ft) provide perfect conditions for diving. Trinclomalee, Hikkaduwa, Weligama, Batticaloa are some of the best scuba diving places.

Surfing and Wind surfing

surfing

Sri Lanka affords the opportunity to locate a windsurfing beach in line with the skill level of the windsurfing enthusiasts: from beginners to the Professional Windsurfer. The tranquil waters of the Bentota river or any of the coastal lagoons or Sri Lanka’s ancient vast irrigation reservoirs offer ample opportunities to every novice, who would dare taking the challenge of the ocean.
The most popular surfing beaches of the island are Hikkaduwa of the South Western coastal belt and Arugam Bay of the Eastern coastal belt of Sri Lanka.

White Water Rafting

water rafting

Rafting in Sri Lanka one of emerging sport among the Sri Lanka’s holiday travellers and sometimes the experience will not only be limited to "thrilling", but it’s a holistic experience about leadership, challenging and strategic thinking. Experience White Water Rafting in the picturesque Kelani River, covering 5 major rapids and 4 minor rapids, which offers an ideal setting for White Water Rafting. Kitulgala gives the chance to enjoy the stunning tropical scenery of the region. This adrenaline filled adventure sport is suitable for first time rafters and experts alike.

Hiking and Trekking

hiking

Sri Lanka's diversity of terrain provide the opportunity for amazing treks and hikes, especially in the Central Highlands. Knuckles Mountain Range that consists of about 35 mountain peaks rising over 915 m is one of the most picturesque trekking and hiking sites of Sri Lanka. Belihul Oya, Ohiya, Sinharaja rainforest and Adams peak are also among the recommended hiking and trekking sites.

Hot Air Ballooning

air ballooning

Hot Air Ballooning is an experience unlike traditional air travel, where u cannot feel movement and the silence is absolute. Leaving you to enjoy the surroundings with utmost serenity and peace. The multi-coloured hot-air balloon drifts silently just inches above the evergreen trees, where you spot birds or small herds of elephants continuously feeding. Balloons that travel with the wind, make for one of the most surreal and tranquil sensations of flight.

Lahugala Kithulana National Park

Lahugala

The eastern park of Lahugala is among Sri Lanka’s smallest among parks but its importance to elephants and endemic birds is very big.

Rock Climbing

rock climbing

The ranges of mountains standing guard around the highlands of Sri Lanka helps to Experience the thrills of crumbling rocks. Knuckles range, Ella range, Habarana, Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa, Horton Plains and Buttala provide challenging climbs to armature as well as experienced climbers. The newest experience in mountaineering in waterfall climbing with exciting climbs like the rock face of Bambarakanda waterfall, the tallest in the country.

Whale Watching

whale watching

Sri Lanka amazing destination for Whale Watching in the World and around the year Dolphins and whales parade their presence at various locations around island. Being situated on and around the migrating routes of whales and dolphins, Sri Lanka is in a vantage point to observe the migration of 26 species of cetaceans including blue whales, sperm whales, pilot whales, fin whales and a large variety of dolphins. Kalpitiya and Mirissa are the Ideal locations spotting whales. November and April are the best time of the year is the best period for whale watching.