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Top 5 Adventurous Things to Do When In Sri Lanka - What you should not miss out on!

If you’re in for some adventure, then you have chosen the right place to be this vacation. Sri Lanka promises you all kinds of adventure for the adrenaline junkies. Let’s waste no more time and look into the top 5 adventurous things to do in Sri Lanka.



If you’re a pro surfer or trying it out for the first time, Sri Lanka has the best surfing spots. The most popular one being at the Arugambay beach which is on the south-east coast located 314 kilometres from Colombo. What more? It was rated one of the top ten surf spots in the world and is just perfect for beginners or intermediate surfers. However, if you’re a pro, and looking for something more, then check out the west coast beaches. If you’re a beginner or a bit rusty on your surfing skills, there are many places around the coastline that offer lessons to brush up your skills. Sri Lanka is one of the most adventurous places in the world. Many online sites like The Adventure Travel Site will help you get the most of your Sri Lanka adventure.


Jeep Safaris

For a fine experience with trees and wildlife, you need to go on a jeep safari. This is one of the best adventurous journeys in Sri Lanka. Check out the Udawalawe National Park for some wild elephant watching and Yala National Park, Wasgomuwa National Park, Kumana National Park, Willpattu National Park, Minnariya and Kaudulla, for the best wildlife tours.


Scuba Diving

Take on a four-day scuba diving course. There are courses offered by trusted Sri Lankan professional diving schools by the beach. If you’re a beginner, then you wouldn’t be able to go too far into the water. It’s still worth it though, you’ll be able to discover wrecks, corals and underwater marine life with the guidance of an expert who will dive with you.


Deep Sea Diving

Sri Lankan waters have a treasure trove of buried ships. Some have been discovered but others are yet to be found. This serves as a motivation for deep sea divers to go uncovering some secrets of the past.


White Water Rafting

Another popular adventure that is offered in Sri Lanka is White Water Rafting. You can try white water rafting at the Kelani River located in the area of Kithulgala, which boasts of 5 chief and 4 slight rapids. Besides, most places offer packages where you can try out both White Water Rafting with Canoeing. An action-packed fun!


Blue Whale Watching

Sri Lanka has an interesting wildlife. If you’re an animal lover and looking for some revelation, then Sri Lanka is the right place to be. You can witness the world’s largest mammal in Sri Lanka, the elephant. At the same time, you can also witness the world’s largest marine mammal, the blue whale. All in one visit to Sri Lanka. Whale watching is increasing by around 20 percent every year. And still expected to increase at greater rates!

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