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4 Amazing Travel Experiences in Sri Lanka - Adventures Galore!

There's an abundance of attractions to check out and adventures to embark on when you're in Sri Lanka, Let's look at some of the best experiences on the island.


Kite Surfing in Sri Lanka

If you have never experienced kitesurfing in your life, there is no place better than Sri Lanka to give it a go. Kite surfers from around the world prefer the Kapitiya Peninsula and Negombo as they both have amazing wind conditions and a varied seascape. Since kitesurfing is considered an extreme sport, it requires a bit of experience and practice. However, learning the sport is a fun little adventure to try out in Sri Lanka. You can begin by taking a beginners course offered throughout the area and get acquainted with the basics of the sport. Traditional surfing is also immensely popular in Sri Lanka due to excellent conditions in most of its spots. Some of the best-surfing destinations in the island are Arugam Bay which is found on the east coast as well as Midigama which is found on the south coast.


Wildlife Tours in Sri Lanka

Wildlife Tours are plentiful in the country and offer an amazing opportunity to witness the country's natural prowess. You'll be able to see many wildlife species all in their native habitats while travelling around Sri Lanka. One of the most popular experiences the country has to offer is elephant riding, offered in the jungles of Habarana. Another great activity is whale watching, which is an immensely popular activity amongst both the locals and the tourists. Whale watching is best done between December and April, you can experience a myriad of species such as blue whales, fin whales, sperm whales and even dolphins who migrate for the season through the beautiful waters of this island. Animals like monkeys can be found in abundance in many areas of the hill country where you'll see them run free, through ancient ruins and small villages that make for an interesting sight.


Exploring around

While you look for things to do in Kalutara, you can travel a small distance to Beruwela to check out its famous lighthouse. This amazing structure has stood the test of time upon the beautiful shores of Beruwela and has come to be considered one of the most significant monuments of this little coastal village. Still being used to this day, the lighthouse can be found on the gorgeous little Barberyn Island, enveloped in soothing lush greenery. The island is easily accessible via a simple 10-minute boat ride and a short trek that leads right up to the lighthouse. This stands atop a 20-foot tall cliff right above the sea and offers a breathtaking 360 panoramic view of the surrounding area. If its accommodation in Kalutara you're looking for, places are plentiful such as the AVANI Kalutara Resort for example.


Hot Air Ballooning in Sri Lanka

Many tour companies around the island have begun offering hot air balloon adventures for travellers who seek an unparalleled view of the Sri Lankan landscape. You'll witness that most balloon flights departure around the Cultural Triangle and last for a duration of about an hour. These balloons reach impressive heights between 500 and 2000 feet in the sky, giving you a breathtaking view over historical sights, treetops, rivers, lakes, and landmarks.