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Top Adventure Tours in Sri Lanka – Land of a Thousand Lures

Experience the varied terrains of Sri Lanka by taking on a walkabout tour. Explore the wildlife sanctuaries, enjoy the sunny coastal belt, relish the stunning scenery and discover ancient kingdoms.

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Animal Instinct Tour

Get up close and personal with the exotic wildlife species of Sri Lanka. Yala National Park for instance is home to the world's largest leopard population and a varied terrain that is a biodiverse haven for all nature lovers. On the way the indigenous Veddha population of Sri Lanka in areas such as Mahiyangana will enthral you with ancient stories of survival. A typical safari will include nature treks, forest walks and even a bullock cart ride into the sleepy village hamlets. The Sinharaja Forest Sri Lanka's largest rain forest is another fascinating terrain to explore; the biodiverse terrain is home to varied species of animals such as the purple faced langur. It is in fact a treasure chest for endemic species of plants, amphibians, birds and reptiles. The park is also home to some leopards and elephants.

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Explore the Cultural Triangle

Sri Lanka holidays are like no other and a trek through the cultural triangle is a must for all culture buffs. The cultural triangle covers the ancient cities of Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya and Kandy. You can look around for various tour options offered by agencies such as Walkers Tours Sri Lanka. The ancient cities of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa considered as the most important cities in the country for Buddhist relics feature plenty of historical temples, statues and royal gardens.

Kandy was home to the last kingdom of Sri Lanka; located in the central hill region the salubrious climes of Kandy are ideal for some adventure and relaxation. You can trek the stunning Knuckles mountain range & explore the historical Temple of the Tooth Relic.

Apart for exploring the world famous attractions of the Rock Fortress at Sigiriya, you can set off on elephant spotting safaris at the Minneriya National Park.

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Enjoy the Beautiful Coastal Attractions

The sandy coasts of Sri Lanka boast a myriad of attractions and water sports facilities. You can book a tour that skirts the sunny coasts starting from the southern edge. Visit the many turtle hatcheries; trek to the beach at night and watch the giant sea turtles lay eggs and lend a helping hand in conserving the precious species. Head over to the coasts of Mirissa or Kalpitiya and enjoy sights of whales and dolphins or take on some snorkelling and diving around the coast of Trincomalee or Passikuddah. Surf, Jet Ski, paraglide and wind surf along the glistening waters of the Indian Ocean or simply charter a boat and enjoy some deep sea fishing for the waters around Sri Lanka are quite bountiful. The endless lures of Sri Lanka's sunny coastal belt are quite unmatched and offer an excellent dose of adrenaline pumping adventure.