Adventure Sports

Kelani River

If you are an adrenaline junkie, looking for extreme thrills to appease your wild and free spirit, you will find options galore in the gorgeous little island of Sri Lanka! So get ready to embark on an epic adventure to remember!

White water rafting in Kutulgala is one experience that adventure seekers rarely miss! The adrenaline rush that sweeps through you when your little raft is tossed around furiously by the agitated waters of Kelani River can truly be electrifying! The experience is generally safe for anyone above the age of 10, with a good level of physical fitness. The region also offers a variety of adventure sports like waterfall abseiling, confidence jumps and natural stream slides.

Brave the heights of our magnificent rocks and treat yourself to sensational thrills! Rock climbing is a popular sport that lets you truly put your courage and strength to the test. Knuckles Mountain Range, Buttala, Ella, Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa, Horton Plains and Habarana provide some spectacular rocks to explore. You can even take the exhilaration of the experience up a notch, and climb the rock face of the Bambarakanda waterfalls which is Sri Lanka’s tallest waterfall!

Caving is also becoming incredibly popular among adventurous travellers in Sri Lanka. Places like Batatotalena where the skeletal remains of the prehistoric ‘Balangoda man’ were discovered and Belilena which is home to almost hundred thousand bats are great options to explore.

You can enjoy the ecstatic delight of surfing in the gorgeous Arugam Bay in the south eastern coast of Sri Lanka. It is a world-class surfing destination that is popular among both locals and tourists. Hikkaduwa, Weligama, Mirissa and Ahangama are also quite popular among surf enthusiasts.

Kite surfing is also a sport that you shouldn’t miss out on if experiencing high thrills is your desire. Quite a number of people agree that Kalpitiya is the best destination in the island to enjoy this sensational sport.

You can even go deep sea fishing and have an action packed experience. Extreme anglers find supreme delight in the waters that surround the island as some of the marine game fishing locations are incredibly challenging!


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