Mar 25, 2015

Adventure Tourism

Care for a thrill seeking adventurous holiday - one with lots of fun filled activities lined up until you're ready to retire for the day?

Well, hop over to Sri Lanka - we've got just the thing for you! Climb mountains, cliff abseil, paraglide, scuba dive, snorkel, cycle, hike, trek, canoe, kayak, go rafting or play some cricket! Adventure tourism is the in thing and our island has numerous travel operators who have action packed activities in store for you if you're into a holiday with an adrenalin rush. All you need is a bit of physical stamina, and a mood for some fun.

Roam the skies of Sri Lanka 500 to 2000 ft. above the ground at sunrise over the historic Sigiriya rock and experience the landscape unfold before you as dawn breaks. Get splashed by a magnificent school of whales in Galle, Mirissa, or Hikkaduwa in the South, Trincomalee in the East or head over to Kalpitiya where the dolphins swim. Sri Lanka is a vantage point for watching the migration of blue whales, pilot whales, sperm whales and various types of dolphin. Chose to fish in the waters of the Indian Ocean? An ideal fishing location and an experience for the anglers or those who just want to tr their hand at fishing. Colourful coral reefs along the southern coast offer incredible opportunities for diving, and wreck explorations.

Explore new heights literally! The Ella and Knuckles Mountain ranges, Habarana, Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa and Horton Plains and will give the amateurs and professional climbers a thrill of a lifetime. A twist to this perhaps? Climb a waterfall including the 863 foot Bambarakanda falls, the tallest in the country! Hikers and trekkers can explore winding trails through mountains, paddy fields and rain forests and discover new fauna, flora as well as insects! Cover up to avoid the leeches in the rain forests!

Tired of hotel stays and beach swims? Join Taya Finch perhaps and set up camp instead. These places will provide one with a different degree of excitement, that's for sure! Alternatively, go on a guided walking tour. Discover new places and experience nothing but an adventure here in the island!