Adventure & Outdoors
Sri Lanka’s variety of mini climates, not only gives it a wealth of fauna and flora but also rugged terrain, high peaks, deep chasms, mountain gaps, high water falls and snaking rivers all ideal for eco, nature-adventures trekking trails for the enthusiast. If its hiking/trekking trails or adventure you are interested in, Sri Lanka’s mist covered central mountains in Ella offers marvellous opportunities. Trek through the nature of Horton plains, an environment characterized by forest patches, grasslands along with steep mountain passes, Trekking trails to Adams peak (Sri Pada) ascent the holy mountain to witness the mystic shadow of the peak across the lowland plains, or if you are in Kandy the knuckles range wilderness area which will take your breath away literally speaks of adventure and nature.
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 recommend to only the more experienced cyclist.
Blessed with a wealth of lagoons, rivers, swamps most with interconnected canals offer the canoe/kayaking enthusiast endless opportunities to relax while enjoying nature, for the more adventurous or the ones who find canoeing too tame for their taste, why not go on a white water rafting adventure in Kitulgala ? This part of the river is speckled with rapids from class 1 to 3.5 during the rainy season and with the exception of the very smallest kids, everyone can enjoy a ride of their life adorned with life jackets and other safety gear.