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Top 06 Adventurous Things to Do in Sri Lanka – Island of Thrills

Sri Lanka blessed with gorgeous oceans, hilly interiors, fierce white-water rivers, and lush savannah-like plains is an adventure seeker dream destination. Throw in some ancient culture, amazing cuisine and vistas to take your breath away and you're in paradise. Here are the islands best adventures.


Head Into the Mountains for Zip-Lining

One of the best things to do in Sri Lanka is to trek into the salubrious hills. There are plenty of lush locations to explore in the hill country, with Knuckles Range and Piduruthalgala offering plenty of adventure. The most popular destination is Ella, where you get to trek through lush nature, seek out historical waterfalls and enjoy some awesome zip-lining adventures, Flying Ravana, is the longest in the island.


Enjoy Whale Watching in Sri Lanka

In Sri Lanka, you can go from gazing at the largest land mammal, the elephant, to staring in amazement at the planets largest mammal the Blue Whale! The waters around the island are frequented around the year by more than 20 species of whales, and given the time of year, you can enjoy whale watching tours off the west coast, south coast and eastern coast of Sri Lanka.


Catch the Fab Breaks in Sri Lanka

Surfing fans are in for a treat, with many regions in Sri Lanka offering ideal surfing conditions. Arugam Bay in the east is a world-renowned surfing destination, hosting the international level competition. Locations across the island cater to surfers of varying levels; for example, Surf Beach in Mirissa is ideal for you to hire a board and get some instructions on the thrilling art of balancing on a board being born along with a rushing wave.


Take on Deep Sea Diving and Snorkelling in Sri Lanka

A 4-day course in scuba diving, at the islands coastal dive schools will arm you with the necessary qualifications to go explore the deep. While novice divers are not allowed a large range of very deep diving, the experience, with the accompaniment of experienced guides will be quite the adventure. The coasts surrounding Sri Lanka are teeming with all types of marine life, lush coral reefs, and some antique shipwrecks.


White Water Rafting on the Island

White water rafting is pretty high adrenaline pumping sport and heading out to Kithulgala in Sri Lanka gives you plenty of opportunities to enjoy the sport, along with the gushing waters of the Kelaniya River. You can book your tour via a tour operator, like those offering zip-line adventures in Sri Lanka; the capricious ride along the gushing waters are even more thrilling when taken on after the monsoon season.


Trekking and Hiking in the Hills of Sri Lanka

Another fine adventure to enjoy on the island of Sri Lanka are hiking tours. There are many organised tours aimed at adults, families, and kids. The Knuckles Range, Worlds End Park, and Ella region are favoured destinations for trekking, chasing waterfalls and catching sight of the exotic wildlife and foliage.

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