Adventurous Tour in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka, an island of mythic beauty, offers an exhilarating blend of adventure and serenity. Walk Lanka Holidays presents the Adventurous Tour in Sri Lanka, a journey through some of the most thrilling landscapes in the world. Dive into the vibrant marine life of Kalpitiya, ascend the ancient rock fortress of Sigiriya, and feel the adrenaline rush on the scenic train ride to Ella. Traverse the rugged terrains of Knuckles Range, brave the rapids in Kitulgala, and watch the giants of the sea in Mirissa. Each destination is a unique chapter in this adventure, promising unforgettable experiences filled with culture, nature, and thrill. Join us to discover the wild and wonderful spirit of Sri Lanka!
14 Days /13 Night
Kalpitiya lays claim to being the kite-surfing centre of the world. This narrow sandbar on Sri Lanka’s north-east coast has consistently breezy conditions for the bulk of the year, just perfect for a downwinder or two. Discover a laid-back spot bursting with soul. Beginners or novices can kite-surf on Puttalam Lagoon or on the ocean, guided by experts. We have a lot to cram into this activity holiday so we propose a three-hour journey to Kalpitiya after your arrival at the airport, but we can slow down your itinerary on request.
Head inland to the Cultural Triangle, home to many of the island’s most spectacular ancient ruins. Spend the afternoon relaxing at your hotel before heading out in the cooler evening air to climb the majestic Sigiriya Rock Fortress, one of the most dramatic, inspiring and beautiful historical locations in the world. The following day, work off that excess energy with an exploration of Ritigala ancient monastery, or a game drive in search of elephants at Minneriya.
Rise in the early hours and begin the day with a breathtaking hot air balloon ride at dawn. As the sun begins to stain the sky red and gold, soar above the arid plains and jungle landscape and gaze in wonder at the ruins which still jut proudly up from the earth. Upon landing enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne. The rest of the morning is spent transferring to a remote village in the Knuckles Mountain Range So named because of its resemblance to a set of knuckles on a clenched fist, the Knuckles Conservation Range consists of five mountain peaks and several other smaller peaks, with the highest point about 6,000 ft above sea level.
The next two days will be spent trekking in the Knuckles alongside terraced paddy fields and tea plantations, rivers and waterfalls, through dense forests and small rural village communities – all of which boast beautiful animal and plant life. The backdrop to this remote wilderness could not be more picturesque: panoramic views of misty mountains and spectacular valleys, ancient rock formations, lush forests and gurgling streams. Knuckles is an unmissable, unique blend of nature, culture and adventure.
A journey to the hill country – and its liveliest and youngest town – Ella. From here you can enjoy an evening trek to Little Adams Peak to enjoy a beautiful sunset. Hike up to Nine Arches Bridge or to Ella Rock, a two-hour mildly strenuous climb with panoramic views at the summit. Go on a mountain bike trip to Ella Waterfall and ride through rural lanes and tea plantations. Tread in the footsteps of Sir Thomas Lipton, an early developer of Sri Lanka’s tea industry with a walk up to his favourite viewpoint at Lipton’s Seat.
A satisfying morning winding westwards through wonderful hill country scenery ends by lunchtime at Kitulgala, the centre of Sri Lanka’s river sports. Kitulgala Forest Reserve owes its popularity to the Kelani River, which offers exciting Grade 3 rapids for rafting – as well as rapids suitable for beginners. Rise early to the sound of bird call and the gushing river before indulging in some of the exhilarating activities on offer here, which include kayaking, rafting, canyoning, mountain biking, abseiling and hiking. We propose camping here, but a selection of the best eco-retreats is also available.
We finish how we started – with some blissful beach days. Sri Lanka’s south coast offers plenty of water-based activities. Learn to surf at Weligama, or take a boat into the deep seas in search of whales and dolphins. Mirissa Water Sports offers water-sports activities including river cruising, sailing, fishing, sea kayaking and snorkelling. All-day catamaran cruises are also available from our reputable suppliers.