one day short excursions in sri lanka

Day Tours Sri Lanka

The Sum ,Sand and the Mountains offer the adventure seekers the best thrills one can find. Sri Lanka has been abreast in introducing the latest adventures keeping to all safely requirements. The adventure junkie needs only to decide on the venue of choice. These sports vary per location so holidaying in a small tropical island gives  you that advantage of experiencing the adrenalin rush ,. You can ride the rapids in the morning and take up a surfing lesson in the evening .Go Paramotoring  and dive into the ocean a few hours later. The Adventures are limitless…

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White Water rafting

The activity is great fun for first timers and experts alike, with a wide range and garding rapids on some of the island’s more turbulent water such as the kelani River.Kitulgala in the hill country. Southwest of Kandy provides an ideal bace from which many white water rafting trips take place .

Hiking / trekking

For the keen hiker Sri Lanka’s mist covered mountain country offers fabulous opportunities. The mysterious Horton Plains national park offers some excellent hikes in an unusual environment  characterized by forest patches, grasslands and some high altitude vegetation. When climbing the  picturesque Adam’s Peak ( Sri Pada) you begin your ascent at night in order to arrive at the top to witness  the magical sunrise   with the peak casting its mystic shadow on the cloud mountain below. The attractive area of Ella is renowned for its many walks including the little Adam’s Peak, Ella/rock and the Namunukula Mountain range. And if you are in the vicinity of Kandy, exploring the beautiful Knukles Range Heritage and wilderness area will simply take your breath away. The region stretches an impressive 155 sq.km with five major forest formations, a wide verity  of rare and endemic flora and fauna and mountain scenery.

Cycling & Mountain Biking

If you prefer to get about on two wheels there are many interesting trails in the lowlands that takes you through a beautiful landscape of tea, rubber and spice plantation. For those seeking more of a challenge, hill country locations such as the knuckles National Heritage and Wildness area offer a number of steeper trails that are only suitable for more experienced cyclists.

Canoeing / Kayaking

With 103 rivers and a wealth of swamps, lagoons and interconnected old canals, Sri Lanka provides no end of opportunities to try out this different and relaxing mode of transportation. Canoeists can marvel at ever changing landscapes and a fascinating variety of flora and fauna. 

Hot Air Balloon

Although this is a relatively new sports to Sri Lanka , the concept has taken a professional turn. With trained balloon pilots and ground vrew in coordinating with the route no chance is taken for granted. The whole experience will take about 4 hours beginning with the preparations and inflating the balloons. Safety lessons and landing time included. A general tour begins as early as 6.30 am . few local originations offer Balloon rides. They have to be prior booking made.

Kite Surfing

Probably yet to be renounced for kite surfing the best location yet for this sport is Kalpitiya. With the ideal wind conditions, its best for beginners around January to March. From May to August the winds shifts to South West direction with higher shore breaks, this is ideal for more advanced and professional kite surfers. Kite surfing lessons and tailored packages can be arranged through adventure teams.

Rock Climbing

Relatively another new sport in Sri Lanka . There  are climbing sites depending on the capability of the individual. A program for rock climbing will take up to 2 to 3 days. Safety helmets and Harness with other related gear included in the package. Accommodation transport will is included in most packaged programs.

Diving

Surrounded by lovely water of Indian Ocean this sport is no exception to the adventure category. Diving opportunity are ample along southern, eastern and Western shore. November to April is considered the best time if you are in the west and South shores and April to September along the east. Diving gear can be rented and lessons can be arranged by most of the resorts in the area who will recommend respectable diving schools.

 

 

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