Adventure travelers can have the time of their life no matter where they head to in Sri Lanka. Whether you are looking for something fun and mild or extreme and blood racing, Sri Lanka has a lot of options you can choose from.
In this article, we share the top 11 adventurous activities to do in Sri Lanka to quench your thirst for adventurers.
White Water Rafting – For a wild ride with the turbulence
Ride some white waves for a blood racing adventure feeling the thrill of the water turbulence. Head to Kithulgala to enjoy a white-water rafting adventure, the number one spot in Sri Lanka to experience a mind-blowing water rafting adventure along the Kelani River. Offering you an ample of opportunities to enjoy the serenity of pristine nature, Kithulgala assures you an adventure that you will never forget in your life.
Diving & Snorkeling - Experience the world under water
Exploring the magical life underwater getting yourself lost in the vibrant colours of schools of fishes and the corals with mind-blowing textures is another unforgettable adventure you can experience in Sri Lanka. Hikkaduwa, Unawatuna, Mirissa, Pasikudah and Trincomalee are some of the top beaches to experience a diving or a snorkeling adventure.
Surfing – Experience an extreme water sport adventure
Feel the waves and your rising spirit enjoying the best swells in waves with your surfboard in of the best surfing destinations in the world. Whether you are a beginner or an expert in surfing, Sri Lanka has a beach for you to offer you the waves you can manage. Head to Weligama, Unawatuna, Elephant rock or Mirissa if you are a beginner and try Pottuvil and Whisky Point, Gurubebila and Bennys in Hikkaduwa if you are a pro in surfing who is looking forward to pushing your limits.
Safari rides – To discover exotic wildlife
When you are looking for an adventurous activity in Sri Lanka there’s nothing more than a safari adventure into the wilderness that screams adventure. With many national parks scattered around the island, a wildlife safari ride can be enjoyed no matter to which direction you head toward on the island. Head to Yala if you yearn for leopards and Minneriya and Kaudulla from July to September to capture the largest Asian elephant gathering in the world. Udawalawe, Wilpattu, Wasgamuwa, Bundala and Kumana are some other top national parks you can explore.
Hiking and Trekking – Explore the wilderness on foot
For avid hiking and trekking lovers, Sri Lanka has many wonderful trails that will offer you an adventure of a lifetime. Whether you are looking for something mild and easy or an extreme route, Sri Lanka has a trail for you. Sinharaja rain forest, Horton plains, Pidurangala rock, Knuckles are some of the places for those who are looking for a mild trekking experience. If you are into extreme adventures Adam’s peak is the place for you.
Waterfall scouting -To get lost in scenery
Blessed with many waterfalls around the island, Sri Lanka is an ideal place to discover magical cascades. Go trekking along narrow muddy pathways to find mind-blowing waterfalls as your reward. Laxapana, Diyaluma, Bopath Ella,Dunhinda Ella, St. Claire, Devon, Ramboda, Bambarakanda Ella and Ravana Ella are some of the best waterfalls that you can access easily.
Kite Surfing – To ride with the winds and the waves
Ride the waves and yank off from water now and then feeling the rhythm of the Indian Ocean embracing the adventurer inside you. Go for a heart-pounding kite surfing adventure (from mid-May until the end of September or from December until mid-February/early March) to experience the adrenaline rushing extreme adventure of a lifetime. Kalpitiya, Kalkuda, Mannar and Tangalle beaches are some of the top beach spots for a good kitesurf adventure.
Hot Air Balloon Rides -To view Sri Lanka from the bird eye angle
Float with the clouds enjoying the beauty of Sri Lanka from birds-eye view while treating your adventurous soul with an unforgettable adventure. Take off from Kandalama, Galle or Ahungalla early in the morning and enjoy an ample of opportunities to explore the best views of nature of the island from above. The activity operates from November to May
River Safari- For an unforgettable paddling adventure
If you are looking for a way to disconnect from the hustle-bustle of city life and immerse yourself in nature, a river safari is the perfect option for you. To glide along the calm waters of a river under the shade of the tree canopy above enjoying the surrounding nature listening to the chirping sounds of birds will indeed be a mind-blowing experience. Madu River, Muthurajawela marsh land, Negombo Dutch canal are some of the best places to enjoy a river safari in Sri Lanka.
Sky Diving – To enjoy a crazy fall
Jumping from a plane from thousands of feet and feel the heart racing fall feeling the cold wind piercing through your cheek of the most extreme adventures you could ever experience in your life. Lucky for you, now you too can experience a sky diving adventure in Sri Lanka if you head to Koggala or Sigiriya.
Para Gliding – To fly like a bird
If sky diving isn’t for you, yet want to experience the view from the air paragliding or paramotoring is the best option for you. The paramotor will take off with experienced guides letting you fly around enjoying the views and land safely. You can try paragliding in Koggala, Bentota and Sigiriya.
Ready to push your comfort zone and try something new? Start planning your next adventure holiday from today.
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Cover Photo : Para Gliding