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Adventure Sports You Can Do In Sri Lanka – A Playground For All Tastes And Fancies

As an island nation blessed with an abundance of natural resources & breathtaking landscapes, Sri Lanka positions itself as a favourable destination, well worth investing in for adventure enthusiasts.

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Diving

The warm waters of the Indian Ocean lap the entirety of Sri Lanka's coastal belt and in turn, provide the perfect surroundings in which to dive down to a whole new world. What's more? The visibility which is documented at around 65 ft. allows for an enthralling time spent exploring deep reefs, coral stretches, and also, 18th-century wrecks which evoke memories of the country's ties with the colonial masters of old. Marine life is aplenty in these seas so consider the south coast and the fishing hamlet cum resort town of Hikkaduwa. Here, one will be met with many diving schools with the ease of learning or developing a new hobby an absolute certainty.

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Whale watching

Whale and dolphin watching ought to feature prominently on your travel itinerary should your primary reason for being in Sri Lanka be founded on a constant pursuit of adventure-based activities. In terms of the locations where these mammals frequent, take note of the seas off Kalpitiya on the west coast, Mirissa in the south, and the east coast's charming locale of Trincomalee. Species ranging from the blue whale, humpback whale, sperm whale, and spinner dolphin can be caught sight of and for this purpose, checking into nearby Sri Lanka hotels will be a step in the right direction. For example, refer to how Amaya Resorts & Spas can be of assistance to you. Worthy of mention is the fact that such expeditions commence in the wee hours of the morning in an attempt to maximize one's time and viewing experience out on these oceans.

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Rock climbing

Scale new heights, challenge yourself, and take your holiday in the Emerald Isle to an all-time high as part of a rock climbing experience. The central and north-central provinces of the country are areas teeming with mountainous regions and plenty of foliage; conditions that will complement one's passion for a daring and dizzying adventure. The environs of Polonnaruwa, Knuckles range, Habarana, Horton Plains, and Ella arrive well-equipped to hurl the odd curveball in your direction which will certainly add to the thrill and anticipation of observing Sri Lanka from a completely different angle.

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Hot air ballooning

Take in the pride and pageantry which is Sri Lanka during the course of a hot air balloon ride where you will move over diverse lands with only the sudden burst of gas breaking the silence. Catch a glimpse of verdant fields, dense jungle, iconic cultural landmarks such as the Lion's Rock of Sigiriya, and a host of fauna that call the island home. Service providers such as Lanka Ballooning (Pvt) Ltd. ought to be consulted ahead of a hot air balloon ride and it will be prudent to seek the aid of your mode of accommodation in this regard.

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Hiking and trekking

Trek through archaeologically-rich sites such as Anuradhapura & Polonnaruwa en route to unearthing a glorious past before setting course for the mountains of Ella and Knuckles in search of thriving plants and birdlife. A hiking and trekking holiday in Sri Lanka affords one ease of access to the luxuries of the outdoors and an opportunity to visit local villages to learn the 'ins and outs' of such communities and their ways of life. On top of the basics such as bottled water, mosquito repellant, and hand sanitizer, all you will need to carry with you will be a curious mind and an unquenchable thirst for moving off the beaten path as and when required.