Climbing Adam’s Peak
Adam’s Peak, also known as Sri Pada (sacred footstep) and Samanala Kanda (butterfly mountain), is a conical mountain standing 2,243m (7,359ft) tall in the central highlands of Sri Lanka. Trekking up the mountain is popular with both tourists and locals, who are allured by its mystery as well as the enchanting beauty they are rewarded with at the top.
The hike includes 5,000-6,000 crumbling steps and incline trekking, but technical climbing is not required. Depending on the trail taken, the crowd and the climbers’ fitness level, the mountain can take approximately two to four hours to climb and one to two hours to descend.
The mountain is also known for the spectacular sight of thousands of beautiful butterflies gracing the area annually.
Kitulgala Water Rafting
Experience White Water Rafting in the picturesque Kelani River, covering 5 major rapids and 4 minor rapids. This activity is for anyone above the age of 10 years with safety gear, modern rafts, and a comprehensive safety briefing will be given by our white water rafting instructors beforehand. The distance covered is around 5 KMs. The river and its surrounding will make you feel enchanted, with a memorable experience during your White Water Rafting Tour in Kitulagala.
Diving around Pigeon Island
Pigeon Island National Park is one of the two marine national parks of Sri Lanka. The national park is situated 1 km off the coast of Nilaveli, a coastal town in Eastern Province, encompassing a total area of 471.429 hectares. The island’s name derives from the rock pigeon which has colonized it. The national park contains some of the best remaining coral reefs of Sri Lanka.
You can experience living corals, colorful marine life such as Parot Fish, Lion Fish, Morray Reels, Cornetfish, Starfish, Moorish Idols and sometimes Blacktip Reaf Sharks and Turtles.
An opportunity to ‘get wild’ on a full-day safari in Sri Lanka’s many National Parks.
You can scout for elephants, crocodiles, birds, and more. These safaris are inclusive of all national park fees and a safari jeep with a driver-guide. Enjoy a full-day animal safari in the many National Parks of Sri Lanka.
The family friendly perfect trip for all nature lovers!!
Hike at Knuckles
The Knuckles Mountain Range lies in central Sri Lanka, in the Districts of Matale and Kandy. The range takes its name from a series of recumbent folds and peaks in the west of the massif which resemble the knuckles of clenched fist when viewed from certain locations in the Kandy District. Whilst this name was assigned by early British surveyors, the Sinhalese residents have traditionally referred to the area as Dumbara Kanduvetiya meaning Mist-laden Mountain Range.
The entire trail is 5.8 kilometres and starts at the Knuckles Conservation Centre in Deanston. A permit, which can be obtained at the centre, is needed to enter the area. Another popular choice for hikers is the nature trail that leads to Nitro Caves, a massive cave inhabited by hundreds of bats.
Ideal for a hiking expedition!!
Whale watching off Mirrissa
Whale and dolphin watching in Mirissa is one of the most exciting water activities you can do during your holiday in Sri Lanka. Often spotted blue whales are the biggest animals in the world and Mirissa is the best place for whale and dolphin watching tour in Sri Lanka, Blue whales are most often seen. You can see also sperm whales, fin whales, Bryde’s whales, short finned whales, dolphins and rarely killer whales and whale shark. Sometimes we pass turtles and flying fish.
Whale watching trip in Mirissa takes usually 3-5 hours, the average duration is 4 hours. You should be there at 6:00-6.30 am.
It’s an experience that will remain with you a life time!!
Wander around Sigiriya
Sigiriya, also called Lion Rock or Lion Mountain, site in central Sri Lanka consisting of the ruins of an ancient stronghold that was built in the late 5th century CE on a remarkable monolithic rock pillar. The rock, which is so steep that its top overhangs the sides, rises to an elevation of 1,144 feet (349 metres) above sea level and is some 600 feet (180 metres) above the surrounding plain.
This is the most important feature that you need to look at when wandering in Sigiriya. But at the same time, you will also enjoy the beautiful lush green surroundings as well as the gentle breeze blowing across the Sigiriya Lake. You will experience the typical ancient life of a remote, but very well known village!!
Bullock Cart Riding
To introduce the bullock cart in Sri Lanka, it’s always a two wheeled vehicle led by a bullock as per the name-sake, sometimes hooded and some-times not but most often open and airy. The style of bullock carts differed by regions and cultures but the basic structure always remained uniform.
As the sole mode of road transport for Sri Lankans not so long ago, the bullock cart not only aided in transportation for villagers on their journeys but also in relieving the burdens of their livelihoods, being used in carrying items such as wood, grain, hay, vending items and any heavy loads from kerosene to laundry over longer distances.
To ride on a bullock cart, would be an experience of a life time!!
Ayurvedic massage is a major part of a lot of Ayurvedic treatments in Sri Lanka. Our bodies too need to be oiled just like machines need to be oiled, and in Ayurvedic massages medicated oils are liberally used to this effect.
A sensitive Ayurvedic massage therapist is able to read an individual’s body chart of aches and pains, fully aware that every touch evokes certain emotions and gently facilitates the ‘letting-go’ of tensions.
Every Ayurvedic massage is deeply relaxing and immensely beneficial. Combining massage techniques with knowledge of oils provide a great balancing of the body and mind through soothing oil massages. Its calm approach means that recipients are induced into a relaxed state during the massage.
The benefits of an ayurvedic massage can only be experienced!!
Sri Lanka is a birder’s delight. Its tropical climate, relative isolation and astonishing biodiversity is responsible for the amazingly varied birdlife which comprises more than 400 species. Almost 200 migrant species descend on the country each year, having flown south for the winter – some, like the sandpipers and plovers, come from as far north as the arctic tundra. Within a two-week birdwatching holiday in Sri Lanka, you can easily see all 33 endemic birds along with at least 200 species. Whether bird watching is your passion, or you merely fancy a dabble, pick up a pair of binoculars, a guidebook and a notepad and join us in this birdwatcher’s paradise.
Yet again, an unforgettable experience for bird watchers!!