Adventure Holiday in Sri Lanka - Para-Motoring above Sri Lanka beaches

Adventure Holiday in Sri Lanka

A Tour, Sri Lanka   (Holiday ref: AH130105)
13 nights / 14 days, from £1,450

Spend a fun & adventure filled 14 days in stunning Sri Lanka. Enjoy white water rafting, hiking, kayaking and many other water sports whilst surrounded by incredible nature and wildlife.

This Adventure Holiday in Sri Lanka is surely an ‘Adventure in Paradise’!

Over 14 days you will experience an exciting and fun packed itinerary where you can explore this beautiful tropical island and take part in lots of engaging activities, including mountain hiking, riding through the Sri Lankan Tea Trails and white water rafting.

Why not add hot air ballooning and a safari to your vacation in the tropical paradise that is Sri Lanka. Our Adventure Holiday itinerary has been created and routed to cover the cultural triangle and palm fringed beaches of Sri Lanka. For more information please see below. This adventure holiday is suitable adults, couples, and for families with older children.

We believe you will experience an adventure holiday that will give you some ever lasting memories, a refreshed mind and a great tanned body!

Some of the highlights of this Adventure Holiday in Sri Lanka include:

Day 1 – Negombo

  • Transfer to the fishing village of Negombo
  • Relax and explore

Day 2, 3, 4 & 5 – Kalpitiya

  • Dolphin watching and kite surfing
  • Snorkeling and scuba diving
  • Wilpattu National Park - See leopards, elephants, sloth bear, water buffalo, the spotted dear and other tropical animals

Day 6 & 7 – Habarana

  • Cycling in the Habarana village
  • Authentic village tour
  • Climb the UNESCO World Heritage Site - Sigiriya Rock Fortress
  • Bird watching at the nearby reservoir where you can identify over 120 bird species
  • Explore the ancient ruins of temples and caves
  • Climb the Ritigala’s Stone monastery
  • Ballooning (optional)

Day 8 & 9 – Knuckles

  • Trekking with our trekking guide

Day 10 & 11 – Kithulgala

  • Adventure sports such as white water rafting, kayaking and canyoning
  • 2 nights of river front camping by the Kelani river

Day 12 & 13 – Bentota

  • Rejuvenate yourself among the tropical luxuries of sea, sand and sun at Bentota Beach
  • Water sports such as jet skiing, water skiing, windsurfing, para-motoring

Day 14 –  Day of departure

We promote Responsible Travel and we were the first to stop elephant riding in ALL forms.

Come on an Adventure Holiday of a lifetime in stunning Sri Lanka for everlasting memories. We hope to see you soon!

Dates and Prices

Adventure Holiday in Sri Lanka Dates

These fantastic 14 day Adventure Holidays in Sri Lanka run all year around.

Adventure Holiday in Sri Lanka Prices

Prices begin at £1,450 pp – This includes transport in Sri Lanka and accommodation for two in one double bedroom on a full board and bed & breakfast basis (13 nights / 14 days).

You are free to choose from a wide range of accommodation to suite your budget and needs. The choices include budget guest houses, beach resorts, cabanas, 3-5 star hotels, Boutique hotels, or camping with tented accommodation. This is very much a tour that will happily be tailored to your requirements. Some accommodation on this tour will be full board for purposes of convenience.

Single supplements may apply. For further details and prices please use the enquire now form to request more information.

Price includes

Air conditioned comfortable car transfers (in new model vehicles) and friendly English speaking professional chauffeur guides.

Price does not include

Flights to Bandaranaika International Airport, Sri Lanka.

Location

Stunning Sri Lanka!

Sri Lanka is a country island of approximately 20 million people in the Indian Ocean. It was known as Ceylon until 1972, and Sri Lanka has maritime borders with India to the northwest and the Maldives to the southwest.

Sri Lanka has a well documented history that spans over 3000 years, and its location and deep harbours made it of strategic importance from the time of the ancient Silk Road through to World War II. It is a diverse country that is home to many religions, ethnicities and languages. Sri Lanka has a rich Buddhist heritage, and the first known Buddhist writings were composed on the island. Even today almost 99% of Sri Lakans claim that religion is an important part of their daily lives.

Geography

The island consists mostly of flat-to-rolling coastal plains, with mountains rising only in the south-central part. The climate is tropical and warm, and average yearly temperature ranges from 28 °C to 31 °C during the day and night temperatures may vary by 14 °C to 18 °C.

There are 103 rivers in Sri Lanka, and these waterways give rise to 51 natural waterfalls of 10 meters or more. Sri Lanka’s stunning coastline is 1,585 km long and the coastline and adjacent waters support marine ecosystems such as fringing coral reefs and estuarine seagrasses. Sri Lanka also contains 45 estuaries and 40 lagoons too. The island is rich with minerals and the existence of Petroleum in the Gulf of Mannar has also been confirmed and extraction attempts are underway.

Flora and fauna

Although the country is relatively small in size, it has the highest biodiversity density in Asia. Sri Lanka has declared 24 wildlife reserves, which are home to a wide range of native species such as Asian elephants, leopards, sloth bears, the unique small loris, a variety of deer, the purple-faced langur, the endangered wild boar, porcupines and anteaters.

Flowering acacias grow in abundance on the dry Jaffna Peninsula. Among the trees of the dry-land forests are valuable species such as satinwood, ebony, ironwood, mahogany and teak. The wet zone is a tropical evergreen forest with tall trees, broad foliage, and a dense undergrowth of vines and creepers. Subtropical evergreen forests resembling those of temperate climates flourish in the higher altitudes.

The Yala National Park in the southeast protects herds of elephant, deer, and peacocks whilst The Wilpattu National Park in the northwest preserves the habitats of many water birds, such as storks, pelicans, ibis, and spoonbills. The Minneriya National park is an important source of water for numerous elephants inhabiting the surrounding forests. The Park also encompasses a range of micro-habitats which, include classic dry zone tropical monsoonal evergreen forest, thick stands of giant bamboo, hilly pastures and grasslands.

Sri Lanka is also home to over 250 types of resident birds and it has declared several bird sanctuaries.

Accommodation

You are free to choose from a wide range of accommodation to suite your budget and needs. The choices include budget guest houses, beach resorts, cabanas, 3-5 star hotels, Boutique hotels, or camping with tented accommodation.

All the accommodations, whatever type you choose, have been handpicked to ensure that they all possess high quality levels of service and comfort.

There are 5 accommodation category levels. These range from budget accommodations, guest houses and camping to luxury hotels, villas and Boutique hotels. There also 5 price levels ensuring that you have the widest choice of accommodation possible.

Full details will be given to you upon your enquiry. Please use the enquire now form to ask for further details.

Other Information

Arrival

You will arrive at Bandaranaika International Airport in the suburbs of Colombo. Central Colombo is about 1 hours drive but the upcoming express highway will take you there in less than 20 minutes. The Airport is also located perfect for tourists transferring to Negombo where it is less than 30 minutes drive away.

Electricity & Adaptors

Electricity – 220 Volts/50 Hz Ac. Sri Lanka has various sockets thus it is advisable to have full range of travel adaptors. Adaptors are widely available in many hotels and shops too.

Laundry

Most hotels have quality laundry services with one day delivery and prices will vary at each hotel. You can also find laundry establishments outside of hotels but the quality may vary.

Money & Security

Although Sri Lanka is known as one of the safest tourist destinations in the world, it is advisable to keep your belongings safe at all times. US Dollars, Sterling and Euros are widely accepted but the rates may vary at different cities.

Tipping

It is custom to tip taxi drivers, guides and hotel staff (room service and restaurant/bar ) if the service you receive is satisfactory. 10% is the usual for tour guides, restaurant staff and 100 rupees on average for housekeeping. These tips are completely at your discretion.

Responsible and Eco friendly travel

This is a request more than a fact or advice. Sri Lanka is a very beautiful and natural place. Because of this we request that all tourists be responsible when using facilities.

Water is one of the most essential resources in Sri Lanka as it is used widely for farming and producing electricity. As a part of our water conservation request you could consider the following while you are enjoying your holiday.

  • Consider quick baths.
  • Refrain leaving the tap open while brushing teeth or shaving
  • Refrain throwing away drinking water

Use your waste considering the environment and we recommend using re-usable bags for shopping. Electricity, since it is produced by water, is also important not to waste. Please do not leave on lights or TV/radio while you are out and keep the Air Conditioning running only while you are in the room.

Wildlife conservation is a priority, especially the most endangered species. Please consider this when you go shopping and refrain from buying anything made out of an endangered species. Please also consider the sustainability and refrain from buying anything that is seemingly made in an unsustainable manner.

We advise that you strongly refrain from purchasing ancient artifacts. If you have any doubts please consult your guide.

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