Adventure & Sports

Sri Lanka provides a lot of exciting adventure options when it comes to adventure as this island has variety of landscapes, hills, coast, forests and inland water, tanks, rivers which pronounce that the tourists who love adventure have plenty of adventure options to experience/ enjoy with. Some of those activities are Jet Ski riding, Banana & Tube rides, Snorkeling, Surfing, Canoeing, Kayaking, White water Rafting, Scuba Diving, Fishing, Kite Surfing, Nature/ Countryside walks, Hiking, Trekking, Cycling & Golfing and so on, also the popularity for several modern adventure sports like Hot Air Ballooning are fast gaining in Sri Lanka.

Jet Ski, Banana & Tube rides

Can enjoy with these thrilling water sport activities all year around in Bentota beach area mainly. Jet Skiing is the greatest water sport for those who love to race against the water waves whereas the best for families to have fun together is the Banana & Tube rides pulled by a very speed motor boat, giving high thrill with low risk.


Adventure begins with your surf board and waves, though Surfing is possible in many beaches in Sri Lanka year round depending on monsoon seasons. The best locations to have real surfing experience in the warm water are Arugambay in Eastern Coast of the country is one of the best surfing destinations in the world with its long waves from May to October and Hikkaduwa, Weligama are another popular surfing locations in South Coast from October to April.

White Water Rafting

You can indulge in White Water Rafting in the boulder stream/ rivers with rapids. The best popular location is Kitulgala in Kalani River from April to November the best where one can experience the thrills and spills of an exciting rafting adventure in a jungle paradise admiring the impressive interior environment of the country offers. Also you can pass through the site of the blasted bridge built for the famous World War II movie “the Bridge on the river Kwai” that was filmed here. Both novices and experienced ones will be completely thrilled by this rafting adventure.

Canoeing and Kayaking

Canoeing and kayaking is considered the most adventurous of all sports. One descends a stream as it falls over waterfalls and boulders. In Sri Lanka having abundant waterfalls you can have this adventure activity to the full. Enjoy waterfalls hundreds of feet tall and canoeing down in rivers experiencing the livelihood of villagers based on rivers. Those who are not so experienced can have the thrill of not so tall falls, which are not behind the large ones when it comes to wonderful scenic beauty/ views.

Scuba Diving & Snorkeling

Under the clear blue waters of coastal Sri Lanka lies fantastic sub-aquatic world. For fully admiring/ experiencing this beauty you will have to indulge in games like scuba diving and snorkeling. The underwater beauty of Sri Lanka is marvelous as the marine sanctuary abounds with rare corals and tropical fish. The South Coast offers the most popular diving spots including old shipwrecks that experienced divers can explore.

Kite Surfing

The perfect area in the country for Kitesurfing is in Kalpitya where there is one huge flat water lagoon with strong and steady winds suitable for this adventure sport and a lot of kite centers with schools and equipment rental. Kite Surfing in this area is possible all year around except like March, April & November months and both freestylers and beginners who experience Kite Surfing here will not soon forget the amazing and thrilling experience of this sport.

Hot Air Ballooning

Available in Dambulla/ Kandalama area to experience this unforgettable adventure ride in a basket of multi-cloured Hot Air Balloon flying silently with the wind speed direction little above tree top level, admiring the bird’s eye view of the forest/ villages below and might event spot elephants and enjoy the stunning view of giant unique iconic Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Only in the takeoff-field you can witness how the balloon is inflated with the noise of burst of gas that keeps the balloon aloft to fly.

Nature / Country side walks

Walking through the countryside or nature trails running through rich and diverse natural environment of Sri Lanka is giving you a wonderful opportunity to see, feel, hear & smell the real country’s natural environment including the animals, plants, waterfalls, man-made habitats, village life styles and charming interior sceneries like lush Tea Plantations with cascading waterfalls of Sri Lanka. The hill county area of Sri Lanka is mostly famous for its kinds such as Horton Plains National park in Nuwera Eliya, scenic Tea estates & Waterfalls in Ohiya, Kalupahana, Haputale, Ella and Sinharaja Rain Forest in the part of lowland of Sri Lanka.

Hiking & Trekking

Sri Lanka has variety of treks, ranging from even-kiddies-can-manage to the hardcore professional. Hiking & trekking is the wonderful way to explore the natural undisturbed beauty of the Island like hill country provides wide array of treks through forests, lush tea plantations, clear streams/ rivers alongside terraced paddy fields and mountain range. Unique experience to witness a magical sunrise from the summit of Adams Peak Mountain and then the shadow of the peak on the other side when you ascent the mountain at night. Sinharaja Rain Forest in the part of lowland of Sri Lanka, provids variety of trails too.


The size of Sri Lanka makes it extremely accessible by bike and two- wheel adventure is a great way to view end enjoy diverse landscapes rich in nature and multi cultural conventions. See the village lifestyle of Sri Lanka in close quarters. Hear the birds tweet as you ride along the Horton Plains, through the mountains, aromatic tea estates in hill country or jungle paths and also one can take pedal in the ruins of the ancient cities at Polonnaruwa and Anuradhapura or try a relaxing route along the beaches on the south-west coast. The National Cycle Route designed by Sri Lanka Tourist Board is in South West Coast area of Sri Lanka. On this trail you can experience/ see sandy beaches, muddy tracks, rubber estates, marshlands teeming with water birds and other wildlife, fine gardens, attractive temple & village living of the people in multi cultural traditions.


Sri Lanka has three fine 18 hole beautiful golf courses for enthusiastic golfers. From the historic Royal Colombo in the capital, to the recently developed Victoria Golf Club in the verdant green hills of the central highlands, and Nuwara Eliya Golf Club in the tea country.


Cricket is a national obsession in Sri Lanka and there many clubs in the country. It is indeed possible to blend your Cricket interests like playing a friendly match with a club or school team while experiencing the wonders in Sri Lanka.


There are a few rugby clubs spread around the country. The sport is very popular among school and local club sides. Rugby season in Sri Lanka is from April to August.