Planning an exciting summer holiday in Sri Lanka? Whether you are a wildlife enthusiast, active explorer, or unapologetic beach lover, make the most of your island time with these 9 Sri Lanka adventure activities.
9 adventure activities for a Sri Lanka summer holiday
By the beach:
1. Sailing in Pasikudah
Head out to sea on a private boat and while away a day sunbathing, paddle boarding, and snorkeling around hidden coves.
Go north from Trincomalee to Pigeon Island, one of the best places to snorkel in Sri Lanka. Spot marine turtles and reef sharks.
This laidback spot is one of the best places in the world for kitesurfing. Get expert instruction or enjoy the exhilaration alone.
For active explorers:
4. Canyoning in Kitulgala
Retreat into the wilderness for a three-day camping adventure jam-packed with river-based activities such as kayaking and canyoning.
5. Trek Taylor’s Tea Hills
Follow in the footsteps of James Taylor, the pioneer of commercial tea planting in Sri Lanka, on this two-night trekking experience.
6. Climb Pidurangala Rock
Get enviable views of the awe-inspiring Sigiriya Rock Fortress from the summit of neighboring Pidurangala Rock.
Into the wild:
7. Boat safari at Gal Oya
Make magic memories on a sunset boat safari at Gal Oya: watch wheeling birds overhead and spot elephants swimming to shore.
8. Watch The Elephant Gathering
See huge herds of elephants drinking and bathing together at Minneriya Tank as the park’s other watering holes dry up.
9. Spot sloth bears at Wilpattu
In May and June, travelers can see sloth bears feasting on fallen fruit in the entrancing surroundings of Wilpattu National Park.