When people want to travel abroad for an adventure and experience an adrenaline rush like no other, Sri Lanka as a destination isn’t exactly on top of their list. But there are actually countless activities you can do in the country, which are all thrilling and exciting enough to satisfy your cravings for a daring holiday trip. Here are some of the most adventurous activities you can look forward to doing in Sri Lanka.
Trekking and Hiking
If you’re a keen hiker, there are a lot of opportunities to do so in the Sri Lanka hill country. The Horton Plains National Park has a plateau that reaches up to 2,000 metres high and has a very unusual hiking environment because of the high-altitude vegetation. But the patches of thick forest and the 880-metre plunge of the World’s End make it one of the top choices for hiking. Climb the infamous Adam’s Peak Wilderness Sanctuary, one of the major eco-tourism spots which is known for its 2,243-metre peak and its significance to different religions. Plus, a hiking trip wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Sinharaja Rainforest, dubbed as the Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site by UNESCO, where trails are perfect for any type of fitness level.
Sri Lanka is filled with natural rock formations, but rock climbing is a fairly new activity in the country. Try a challenging route like the rock face of the Bambarakanda, the highest waterfall in Sri Lanka. You can also try the mountain ranges around the country like the Knuckles range, Ella range, Sigiriya, and Buttala which can also provide the challenging escapade you’re seeking.
Of course, what is a tropical island without water sports? Sri Lanka is home to many water sports activities which a lot of tourists are coming in for. But first, you’ll need to find the perfect place to ride the waves and have a killer time at the sea. Club Bentota is an exclusive spot for surfers and jet skiers. They have an awesome water sports centre where you can delight in choosing between jet skis, surf boards, speed boats, banana boats, and more. You will definitely get your fill of daring water activities in Sri Lanka with Club Bentota.
Hot Air Balloons
While you’re still in Sri Lanka, take the opportunity to appreciate the country’s wonderful sights in the air by riding the hot air balloons. Fly over the forest and see the green lands that surround the hillside country. Watch herds of elephants and water buffaloes roam around, as well as colourful peacock,s and more. You’ll definitely get a whole new perspective of the country’s wondrous tourist sites.
Sri Lanka may not be every thrill seekers‘ first choice, but now you can see that it is starting to become one of the top sites for adventure junkies out there. So what are you waiting for? Grab your gear and prepare yourselves for some daring and awesome Sri Lankan trip!