Sri Lanka is a surfer’s paradise you must visit. The most popular spot for surfing in Sri Lanka is Arugam bay beach on the south east coast. Located at 314 kms from Colombo, Arugam bay is one of surf l spots in the world. This spot is popular with beginner and intermediate surfers, with sandy breaks that cushion one’s fall and reasonably sized pipes. For expert surfers, the west coast offers beaches with bigger and more formidable pipes. Arugam bay is 1 of the best place to do surfing.
Divers aren’t allowed to go too deep or range too far, but there are many wrecks around the coast that you can explore comfortably with a guide. Check out the lush Staghorn Coral Reef, Leather Coral Reef, Irrachchal Reef and watch out for the Northern Indian Ocean blue whales as you dive. Some diving sites in Sri Lanka are better than those found in Maldives.
For the keen trekker, there is a plethora of opportunities awaiting in Sri Lanka 's diverse and luscious hill country. The beautiful area of BELIHULOYA , located in the hill country of Sri Lanka , provides a superb base from which to try out a wide variety of trekking tours through jungle, across paddy fields and up mountains.ADAM'S PEAK WILDERNESS SANCTURY (SRI PADA) , its best to begin your ascent at night in order to arrive at the top in time for a magical sunrise when the mystical shadow of the peak is perfectly cast across the clouds. It is one of those truly unique moments that will live on in your memory long after the aches and pains from the hiking have gone! The attractive area of HAPUTALE, in Sri Lanka 's mountainous terrain and the nearby town of Ella are renowned for their many walks, including Little Adam's Peak, Ella Rock and the Namunukula Mountain Range.
Sri Lanka’s waters offer you fabulous White Water Rafting experiences, such as the Kelani River in Kitul gala, which has 5 major and 4 minor rapids. White Water Rafting tours can be arranged by several tour companies in Sri Lanka.Make sure you rent the best possible equipment. Combine White Water Rafting with Canyoning and adventurous confidence jumps for more fun.
Not only the Water Rafting activities such as mountain-biking, cultural sites and sites of fruit orchards and lowland tea plantations can be experienced at the Kitulgala.
Sri Lanka is full of quiet back roads, highlands, misty tea plantations, dense jungles, national parks and so on, all of them strewn with lumpy and uneven roads. The country’s varied and diverse topography makes it ideal for the mountain bike adventurer. You can easily load your bike on a train to cross areas that you cannot bike your way through. A lot of the terrain is uphill, bumpy, rocky and definitely gravity-defying. It’s best to carry all the spare parts you need before you travel Sri Lanka by mountain bike.
Kitesurfing is all about getting on a surfboard and grabbing hold of a large kite for the added push. The lush and beautiful 1600km of Sri Lankan coastline is open for you to kitesurf, full of great wind conditions ideal for kitesurfing, such as Negombo, on the west coast. You can rent equipment from any water sports providers in Sri Lanka. Season is from the start of May to the end September.
Most beginner windsurfer enthusiasts head to Bentota on the south-west coast to experience windsurfing. The tranquil waters here are best for beginners to train on, before heading to the ocean. North of Trincomalee on the west coast is where the Yala monsoon brings strong winds and rough seas. It’s best to hit the waters before the monsoon hits; the best times for windsurfing are between November and April for the west coast and from May to October for the west coast.
Blue whales are the biggest animals that have ever lived on our planet. And if ever you needed an extra reason to go to Sri Lanka, then this is one. Not as famous as, say, Antarctica or the Azores for the big beautiful blues, Sri Lanka is rightfully claiming its own cetacean crown. The southern coast around Galle and Mirissa are not only where the whale watching companies are located but also where watching the carnival of cetaceans is best
A great way to experience the exhilaration of flight with a bird’s eye view of the area below, a silent ride through the sky, an excursion that has caught on fast with locals and tourist alike is hot air ballooning, drifting gently over the cultural triangle, or a wildlife park in a hot air balloon will be unforgettable, actually nothing beats a hot air balloon excursion across the central plains in our opinion. Hot air ballooning tours are available from the north central plains of the island and be carried away under blue skies and over the landscape dotted with many little man-made lakes, one might even spot an elephant near these tanks, ancient monuments, propose to your fiancée in a hot air balloon, celebrate your birthday in a hot air balloon, exchange vows and get married in the air in a hot air balloon! Functioning from Dambulla.
The vehicle sent to you for your safari ride is a comfortable 4 wheel drive that gives you good views inside the jungle. The jeeps can handle all types of terrain and are designed especially for safari use. They have comfortable seats, pockets to hold your bags as well as bean bags to help keep your cameras steady! The driver is usually an English speaking one who will also be your dedicated guide throughout the safari. They are experts in the field and are glad to impart with their knowledge on wildlife in Sri Lanka.You have now embarked on your safari ride at the crack of dawn and are just about entering the National Park at about 5.30 a.m. Watching the sun rise in the midst of a jungle is a breathtaking sight indeed. The sun breaks through the tree lines and you can see the park with all its beautiful creatures.A jeep safari ride can last anywhere from 3 to 6 hours, depending on how much wildlife exploration is done by the guest.