Things to Do in Sri Lanka

HOT AIR BALLOONING

Imagine yourself floating gracefully over the spectacular lands of Sri Lanka with beautiful rivers, magical forests, green mountains and ancient historical sites. Hot air ballooning is a relatively new activity, but it’s gaining more popularity each year. It’s a unique way to see the country and there are no two routes alike so you are guaranteed to have a unique experience. All the balloons are manufactured in Great Britain and the pilots also train there. During the flight a special ground crew follows the air balloon in jeep and makes sure that everything is alright.

WHALE WATCHING

BLUE WHALES – the largest creatures on Earth – as well as fin whales, sei whales, sperm whales, orcas (killer whales), dolphins, flying fish, turtles, manta rays and whale sharks can all be seen a few miles off the South Coast of Sri Lanka.

KITESURFING

Kitesurfing Lanka goes back to its roots and will now take over the birth place of the Kitesurfing on the Kappalady Lagoon : Kite Kuda. The camp will get a new name Kappalady Kite Camp and with that bring in a new era of sustainable tourism to the area. Kappalady Kite Camp will work closely with the local community and look at developing tomorrows Kiting generation in Sri Lanka. The camp will focus on advance clinics and aims to attract groups of kitesurfing from all over the world.

TRAIN TOURS

Visiting Sri Lanka have a spare day take thin wonderful train journey to the hills in Sri Lanka in the historical Viceroy Special Train. This is an old English train running in the scenic region from Colombo to Badula since the 19th century. The Viceroy Special is an experience of life time traveling by steam locomotive only Steam train in Sri Lanka. The train is well maintained and is equipped with with period fittings, luxury compartments having the additions of modern facilities too.

MADU RIVER SAFARI

Boat safari along the Madu River is a relaxing trip with plenty of interesting stops. You pass dozens of islets forested with mangroves and can appreciate the timeless natural rhythms of rural life. You cruise in a canopied, outboard motor powered boat. You can see prawn farming and traditional fishing techniques in action & abundance of wildlife including water monitors, wild monkeys, lizards and many birds such as Kingfisher, Hawk Eagle and Comarans.

BIRD WATCHING

For a small island Sri Lanka has a rich bird fauna, and many passionate bird lovers rank Sri Lanka among their favorite destinations. 426 bird species have been seen in Sri Lanka, and 33 of these are endemic to Sri Lanka, that is, found nowhere else (this number may soon be revised upwards based on a new taxonomic study). Between October and April, many migrants visit the isle, traveling as far away as Siberia . Another noteworthy feature of Sri Lanka 's avifauna is the presence of mixed-species flocks, which makes watching birds both easy and interesting, since one can study carefully the interactions between different species.

WILD SAFARIES

Considering a Sri Lankan wildlife safari adventure tour? Consult our team of travel experts who will help you plan your trip on a budget, or take you on a luxury safari if so required. You'll certainly get to see all the wildlife and tropical birds you've never dreamed of seeing - including of course the famous but elusive Leopard, while at the same time taking in our natural brilliance of Sri Lanka, fauna and flora under clear skies.

SURFING

Surf’s up in Sri Lanka! The east coast’s Arugam Bay is the best –kept secret among serious surfers, through gaining popularity worldwide not only for its waves but also for the pristine and beautiful beaches that surround it. Sri Lanka is a surfer’s paradise anytime of the year. Once the season ends at Arugam Bay, at another surfing hotspot especially for recreational surfers the season begins, along the southern coast in Hikkaduwa, Wewala and Narigama.

HIKING

For the keen hiker, there is a plethora of opportunities awaiting in Sri Lanka 's diverse and luscious hill country. The beautiful area of Haputale and Diyatalawa, located in the hill country of Sri Lanka , provides a base from which to try out a wide variety of hiking and trekking tours through jungle, across tea estates and up mountains. The river and numerous waterfalls in Sri Lanka are another key attraction that allows hikers and trekkers to enjoy a refreshing dip en-route!

In the same area the Horton Plains National Park offers some excellent hikes in an unusual environment, characterised by forest patches, grasslands and some high-altitude vegetation. Highlights include the dramatic 880 metre drop at World's End and the beautiful Baker's Falls

YOGA RETREAT

Sri Lanka is a great place for all those yogis who are feeling a little bit adventurous. It’s always great to change the location of your practice from time to time, get new experience in a truly fantastic setting of misty mountains, tropical forests and white beaches with azure waters. Nurture your spirituality as you venture into a mesmerizing yoga trip that will take you deep inside your mind and soul. There are numerous yoga retreats in Sri Lanka that offer gorgeous beaches and loads of healthy activities that will help you keep fit and enjoy your stay in the country to the fullest.