Sri Lanka is an island endowed with immense natural beauty and bio diversity, making it an ideal destination for the most awe inspiring and memorable of adventures. Lone travellers, couples, families or group travellers will all find some expedition that meets their unique need to explore extensively and unite with nature, whilst unleashing their innate survival skills at adventure.
Sri Lanka’s hill country with its dramatic landscapes and cool salubrious climate is perhaps the island at its most scenic. Thanks to the lush rain forests, tea carpeted emerald-green mountain ranges, montane vegetation, raging rivers and cascading waterfalls, the island’s central hill region presents the ardent adventure lover with ample opportunity for exciting trekking, hiking, rafting and camping adventures in these rich eco systems.
Ella is a very scenic remote village offering great opportunities for a leisurely hike through beautiful tea gardens and stunning views through the ‘Ella Gap’. The scenic Knuckles Mountain Range situated between the districts of Kandy and Matale, and consisting of many pockets of rare montane and cloud-forests, offers yet another great hiking alternative. The colonial heritage retreat of Nuwara Eliya, dubbed ‘Little England’ by early British planters and surveyors; poses similar prospects for the discerning traveller. Climb Pidurutalagala, the tallest mountain in the island, view breathtaking waterfalls plunge down to the valley below, trek through verdant tea plantations and enjoy a round of golf in one of the oldest and most scenic golf courses in the world. Trek across the highland plateau of Horton Plains with wild grasslands, patches of tropical montane could forest, waterfalls, and lakes, to arrive at the stunning viewpoint of ‘World’s End.’
If white-water rafting is what you have in mind, the Kelani River running through Kitulgala offers the best excursions of the kind, where you can either set out on a gentle river meander or progress to more exciting descents of class IV and V rapids.