Sri Lanka provides no end of opportunities for the adventurous-spirited tourist! With its mini climates and rugged terrain, central highlands, waterfalls and a vast collection of rivers which are all ideal for eco, nature-adventures trekking trails for the adventurous holiday maker. Hike along the southern mountain of Ella or trek through the Horton plains national park which is the only park in Sri Lanka where you can walk in, an environment characterized by mountain forests and open grasslands, climb the Adam’s peak mountain locally known as Sri Pada (Footprint of Lord Buddha) and on this holy mountain witness the mystic shadow of the peak across the lowland plains and one of the most breathtaking sunrises you can imagine.
If you prefer two wheels to walking, but aren’t keen to take on uphill climbs many low land trails are available which will take you through mosaics of lush green paddy fields, rubber plantations and coconut groves. For those who seek more of a challenge, the hill country locations such as knuckles range offer steep trails which are recommended to only the more experienced cyclist.
Blessed with a wealth of water bodies such as lakes, tanks, lagoons and rivers, most with interconnected canals offer the canoe/kayaking enthusiast endless opportunities to relax while enjoying nature. It is ideal for fishing as well.
Mountain climbing is also possible in most areas of the country which have interesting peaks that can be climbed. Our oceans are great for surfing as well and if you are a surfer you need to visit places like Arugambay which are known for its world famous surfing beaches.
Kite surfing is also catching up in Sri Lanka and Kalpitiya in the North West coast has been named one of the best locations in the world for Kite surfing.