Adventure Activities You Must Try In Sri Lanka

When thinking about adrenaline rushes and adventure, Sri Lanka may not be the country that you think of. However, it is quickly becoming one of the most popular destinations for travelers seeking a vacation packed with adventure. Adventure tourism is overgrowing and every year adrenaline junkies from all over the world make their way to the beautiful country.


The stunningly different scenes in Sri Lanka include traverse beaches, dry plains,  tropical rainforests, and the tea nation’s lavish hills. Sri Lanka is the best country for adventure junkies, whether it’s wilderness boating, surfing, kite surfing, or scuba diving. If you’re a thrill-seeker planning to visit Sri Lanka soon, check out our list of Sri Lankan adventure activities.

Sri Lanka isn’t exactly the first country you think of when you want to schedule an adventure-packed holiday. But don’t let that dissuade you as there are plenty of exciting experiences on this beautiful island for adrenaline junkies. Here are some activities you need to do in Sri Lanka. 

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Wildlife Safari

While visiting Sri Lanka, you can see loads of wildlife species in their local environments. Elephant riding in the wilderness near Habarana is one of the most prevalent natural life encounters here. Additionally, whale viewing is a major deal in Sri Lanka between December and April.

Blue whales, sperm whales, and dolphins can be seen relocating to different regions in Sri Lanka for the season. Also, monkeys run free through antique vestiges and small towns, so follow their activities and take some fun photographs.


Water Rafting

What could be more exciting than experiencing the power of a mighty river? The small town of Kitulgala, just south of Kandy, is the gateway to the Kelaniya Ganga rapids, where adrenaline junkies can ride the raging river’s waves. White water rafting here is excellent both for beginners as well as for experienced rafters. But if rafting isn’t for you, there are also some lovely hikes in the jungle and bird watching excursions in this lush area.


Sri Lanka is famous for having some fabulous surf beaches; the best one being Midigama. It is in the south of the island past Galle. With sandy beaches stretching for miles, you can lie back and watch others try their hand at the waves or get out there and ride a couple yourself.

With several reefs, the water here is only for experienced surfers. Try your hand at navigating The Lazy Left, a local wave that glides past some rocks to the left.

Seaplane Tours

As an island nation, this country has some amazing seaside scenery, as well as lush inland jungles. Taking a seaplane tour is a great way to see the breadth of the magnificent countryside. Such “flying boats” land in lagoons, reservoirs, and lakes that give you a unique rush of adrenaline over and on the water.

Some of the best seaplane tours take you from west to east and back again, looking out at magnificent landmarks like Sigiriya and touching the sea on both sides. Starting at Kelaniya, near Colombo, Fly Sri Lanka has several scenic Seaplane tours.

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The exhilarating feeling of these activities will certainly be on the bucket list of all adrenaline junkies. From this amazing vantage points where you can watch wildlife from afar to water activities, Sri Lanka has it all. Click here for more activities and itineraries in this beautiful country.