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Sri Lanka Adventure Tours

Sri Lanka – The Best Adventure Tour Destination in Asia

Sri Lanka is an island nation located in the Indian Ocean just below the southern tip of India with a population of 22 million multi-ethnic and multi-religious people. The majority are Sinhalese Buddhist with over 2500 years of written history & rich cultural heritage.

Sri Lanka is known as the highest bio-diversified destination in Asia and 34th in the world with a record of 27% of its plants and 22% of its animals being endemic. Sri Lanka has a pleasant tropical climate. The average temperature in coastal lowlands is between 25-30 degrees Celsius. But you can experience a variety of mini climates within less than 3 hours travel from lowlands to central hills. Sri Lanka’s Central Highlands of rushing waterfalls, snaking rivers, high peaks, deep chasms, mountain gaps and green plains will offer the best adventure tour experience to any nature lover.

Popular Adventure Tour Destinations in Sri Lanka

Trekking and Hiking in Sri Lanka

For the enthusiastic trekking and hiking lovers, there are plenty of opportunities awaiting in Sri Lanka’s diverse and luscious highlands in the central province. Each and every location provides a totally different trekking tour experience through a plethora of exciting sceneries in jungles, across paddy fields and up mountains with exciting moments and treasured memories, due to the vastly varied landscaping and high biodiversity of the area.

Best Trekking & Hiking Locations in Sri Lanka

  • Horton Plains National Park
  • Adam's Peak (Sri Pada) Sanctuary
  • Namunukula Mountain Range
  • Knuckles Mountain Range
  • Haputale Mountainous Terrain
  • Ella Rock, Little Adam's Peak
  • Sinharaja Rainforest
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White Water Rafting in Sri Lanka

White water rafting travel experiences are very accessible in Sri Lanka, especially on the Kelani river starting from Kitulgala. Covering 5 major rapids and 4 minor rapids, the white water rafting in the picturesque Kelani River in Kitulgala will take you for a day filled with extreme adventure. White Water Rafting is also possible on other rivers in Sri Lanka. If you are keen on the sport and want to find the hardest graded rivers, Ceyline Travels team will be more than happy to help you.

Best White Water Rafting Locations in Sri Lanka

  • Kitulgala - Kelani Rever
  • Avissawella - Sitawaka River
  • Ulapane – Gampola - River Mahaweli
  • Hatton – Nuwara Eliya - River Kotmale
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Tented Safari Camping in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s many wilderness areas and national parks provide perfect opportunities to set up camping sites. There are many camping sites in Sri Lanka, and each of these camping sites provides true adventure, either in the form of jeep safaris, nature trails, bird watching tours, or other fun activities.

Best Tented Safari Camping Locations in Sri Lanka

  • Yala Safari Camp
  • Knuckels Mountain Range Safari Camp
  • Udawalawe Safari Camp
  • Horton Plains Safari Camp
  • Wilpattu Safari Camp
  • Meemure Safari Camp
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Diving & Snorkeling in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka offers world-class Scuba-Diving and Snorkelling tours. A multitude of tropical fish, magnificently colourful coral reefs and fascinating shipwrecks can be explored at several locations off the south coast of Sri Lanka.

Best Diving & Snorkeling Locations in Sri Lanka

  • Hikkaduwa
  • Kirinda
  • Nilaveli
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Hot Air Ballooning in Sri Lanka

Hot Air Ballooning is a great way to see Sri Lanka, it provides an unforgettable experience. Taking off from Kandalama, Dambulla, float over some of Sri Lanka’s dramatic landscapes, the world heritage sites, Lakes and Rivers, Cultural sites, and the breathtaking scenery of this wonder of the world, is an amazing experience.

Hot Air Ballooning is dependant on weather conditions so the best season for flying is October to April when light winds and lack of rain prevail. Depending on the weather condition, at other times of the year too Hot Air Ballooning is possible. However strong winds blowing from the east take you downwind of the mountains on the western side of the island.

The Tourism Promotion Bureau of Sri Lanka in association with the Ceylon Airship and Balloon Club organizes Sri Lanka Balloon Festival, an exclusive week-long tour of the island on a yearly basis.

Best Hot Air Ballooning Locations in Sri Lanka

  • Dambulla
  • Sigiriya
  • Habarana
  • Kandalama
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Cycling and Mountain Biking in Sri Lanka

Cycling and Mountain biking in Sri Lanka is an excellent way to enjoy the lovely sceneries of Sri Lanka. The network of main roads and innumerable country roads, gravel paths, footpaths, cart tracks, dirt tracks and estate tracks make all corners of Sri Lanka accessible to the cycling enthusiasts.

Sri Lanka’s varied landscapes also bring about the perceptions of cultural heritage and experiences in rural village life to the tourists cycling in Sri Lanka. Cycling in the Central Highlands is rewarding too in view of the landscape studded with tea plantations running seamlessly over the ranges of hills, terraced rice cultivation and farmlands.

Best Cycling and Mountain Biking Routes in Sri Lanka

  • Flat Routes: Colombo – Negombo – Puttalam – Anuradhapura – Habarana – Polonnaruwa – Pasikuda – Batticaloa
  • Hilly Routes: Palmadulla – Balangoda – Haputale – Ella – Bandarawela – Badulla
  • Uphill Routes: Dambulla – Matale – Kandy – Udupussallawa – Ramboda – Nuwara Eliya
  • Downhill Routes: Badulla – Bandarawela – Ella – Thanamalwila - Kataragama
  • Cycling In Sri Lanka’s Central Highlands : Colombo – Kottawa – Avissawella – Karavanella – Yatiyantota – Kitulgala – Ginigathhena – Hatton – Thalawakele – Nanuoya – Nuwara Eliya
  • Cycling to Jaffna: Anuradhapura – Vavuniya – Eliphantpass – Jaffna or Puttalam – Mannar – Punarin – Jaffna
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Surfing in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has been a popular surf destination since the 1970s. Boasting not only the escapist south-east beach settlement of Arugam Bay – which is listed as one of the top ten surf spots in the world – but also several other great surf points along the south coast, including Hikkaduwa and Mirissa, and in Trincomalee, surfers will be spoiled for choice.

Sri Lanka’s monsoon weather patterns mean that one side of the island is always in season for water-sports, so surfing in Sri Lanka is possible all year round.

Bets Surfing Locations in Sri Lanka

  • Arugam Bay
  • Mirissa
  • Hikkaduwa
  • Unawatuna
  • Ahangama
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