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Updated by Raphael Fitzherbert on Mar 04, 2015
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Adventure activities to try in Sri Lanka – Indulge in adrenaline pumping action in the magical island

Sri Lanka is a beautiful island with much to offer. With multiple ecosystems, all a few hours away from each other, enjoying exciting action is easy, fun and affordable.


Hiking and Trekking

Sri Lanka is full of fascinating trekking and hiking trails to offer walking enthusiasts something to look forward to. With beautifully managed paddy fields, parks, lazy villages, rain forests, mountains and tea plantations, the possibilities of finding a great trekking or hiking path are endless. If you are ever out of things to do in Sri Lanka, finding the nearest hiking or trekking path or the closest street is guaranteed to offer you with a unique experience. Of course, if you are on the lookout for something more challenging and adventurous, you can always seek the advice of a travel services provider such as Taya Finch for a memorable experience.


Deep Sea Fishing in the Indian Ocean

Deep sea fishing is a way of life for many locals living in the coastal areas. However, visitors too can enjoy a bit of extreme angling in the beautiful Indian Ocean, rich with colorful marine life. There are several challenging fishing grounds that visitors can enjoy by arranging deep sea fishing trips with a reputed services provider. From the limitless blue ocean to lagoons and coastal lakes, the possibilities are truly endless for those with a love for sport angling.


Rock Climbing

Rock climbing is an adrenaline pumping and fitness enhancing sport that is loved all over the world. If you are on the lookout for rocky mountains with exciting features and beautiful views from all around, there's no better place than Sri Lanka to practice your sport. The high lands of Sri Lanka where beautiful mountain area such as the Ella Range, Knuckles, Sigiriya, Horton Plains, Habarana and Buttala are all just a few hours' drive away. Whether you are a novice or highly experienced in the sport, there are plenty of great options and services providers to choose from. One of the newer experiences offered in Sri Lana is the waterfall climbing. The Bambarakanda Waterfall, the tallest waterfall in the island, is a popular destination for waterfall climbing where experienced climbers can take on the exciting rock face.


Diving and snorkeling

Diving and snorkeling are offered at many coastal destinations in the beautiful island. Thanks to the diverse aquatic flora and fauna in the Indian Oceans, there is as much to enjoy under the sea as there is on land. Area such as Passikudah and Hikkaduwa are particularly famous for offering fantastic underwater eco-systems for travellers to enjoy on their diving trips. Additionally, Kalpitiya, Trincomalee and Ampara on the Eastern and Western coastal areas are particularly exciting for those who wish to dive with dolphins and even to explore sunken ships.


Riding Hot Air Balloons

Sri Lanka is famous for offering beautiful views from the ground, the coast, the mountains and under the water. One of the newest additions to the adventurous sightseeing opportunities is of course, riding on hot air balloons. This is a fantastic way to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Sri Lanka from heights of 500 feet up to 2000 feet. You can drift effortlessly over lakes, rivers, treetops. If you're on the lookout for something truly exciting, you can venture out on a balloon at sunrise for a magical experience.