Get back to nature with adventure travel in Sri Lanka. We've selected our favourite places for adventure tourism, including the best tours and trips that you can experience on your own holiday.
Adam's Peak (Sri Pada), Hatton
Sri Lanka's holiest mountain. An exhausting yet invigorating and magical climb above the clouds
Arankelle Forest Monastery, Melsiripura
Ancient monastic ruins hidden away in the forest just north of Kurunegala.
Bicycle tour, Bentota
Explore Bentota by bicycle, visiting the Virahaya Temple and Lunuganga House.
Deep Sea Fishing, Bentota
Spend the early morning fishing in the rich waters around Sri Lanka's southwest coast.
Golf, Nuwara Eliya, Nuwara Eliya
Play Golf on the course at Nuwara Eliya and stay in one of the may excellent hotels in the region.
Golf - Victoria Course, Kandy, Kandy
A round on one of the most scenic golf courses in Asia
Hill Country Adventures, Haputale
Hiking, Mountain Biking, Kayaking & Rafting around the Kelani River
Horton Plains & Worlds End, Nuwara Eliya
Stunning wilderness National Park high in Sri Lanka's mountains
Kite Surfing, Negombo
The wildest new extreme sport has arrived in Sri Lanka
Lahugala National Park, Arugum Bay
Sri Lanka's smallest national park, Lahugala is a great spot for watching Asian elephants in the wild and is just a skip from Arugum Bay.
Lipton's Seat, Haputale
Take a walk up to the legendary Sir Thomas Lipton's favourite spot for a spectacular view.
Maligawila Standing Buddha, Ella
Sri Lanka's largest standing Buddha, hidden within the jungle of the lower hills.
Mountain Biking, Nuwara Eliya
Mountain bike on some of the best and most beautiful trails in the country.
Pidarungula Rock, Sigiriya
Just beside Sigiriya Rock Fortress lies another granite rock jutting out of the surrounding lowland, Pidarungula Rock.
Polonnaruwa Cycling Tour, Polonnaruwa
Cycle around the relatively compact and well preserved ruins of Sri Lanka's second great historical capital.
Rock Climbing, Avissawella
Half day rock climbing excursion in Avissawella
Rural cycling and Polonnaruwa, Polonnaruwa
A lovely rural cycling trip around villages with an afternoon explore of ancient Polonnaruwa
Scuba Diving, Unawatuna
Dive and explore the coral reefs of Sri Lanka's beautiful coastline.
Sea Kayaking, Bentota
Exciting full-day sea kayak trip from Bentota
Tantirimalee Monastery, Wilpattu
Stunning scenery, culture and some of the world's oldest rock paintings.
Train through the hill country, Kandy
One of Asia's great train journeys, with spectacular views from start to finish
Walking in the Hills, Haputale
Taking in Adam's Peak and much more, this privately guided walking tour takes in some mind blowing scenery.
Water sports in Bentota, Bentota
Try your hand at windsurfing, water skiing, wake boarding, banana rides, jet skiing, canoeing or surfing at Bentota, one of the best spots for water sports in Sri Lanka.
White Water Rafting, Kithugalla
Thrilling ride down the Kelani River and its idyllic surroundings with experienced rafters.
Yapahuwa Citadel, Anamaduwa
One of Sri Lanka's ancient cities, Yapahuwa once housed the sacred tooth relic.