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Top 9 Sri Lanka Summer Adventure Activities

Planning an exciting summer holiday in Sri Lanka? Whether you are a wildlife enthusiast, active explorer, or unapologetic beach lover, make the most of your island time with these 9 Sri Lanka adventure activities.

1. Sailing in Pasikudah

Head out to sea on a private boat and while away a day sunbathing, paddle boarding, and snorkelling around hidden coves.

2. Snorkel at Pigeon Island

Go north from Trincomalee to Pigeon Island, one of the best places to snorkel in Sri Lanka. Spot marine turtles and reef sharks.

3. Kitesurfing in Kalpitiya

This laidback spot is one of the best places in the world for kitesurfing. Get expert instruction or enjoy the exhilaration alone.

4. Canyoning in Kitulgala

Retreat into the wilderness for a three-day camping adventure jam-packed with river-based activities such as kayaking and canyoning.

5. Trek Taylor’s Tea Hills

Follow in the footsteps of James Taylor, the pioneer of commercial tea planting in Sri Lanka, on this two-night trekking experience.

6. Climb Pidurangala Rock

Get enviable views of the awe-inspiring Sigiriya Rock Fortress from the summit of neighbouring Pidurangala Rock.

7. Boat safari at Gal Oya

Make magic memories on a sunset boat safari at Gal Oya: watch wheeling birds overhead and spot elephants swimming to shore.

8. Watch The Elephant Gathering

See huge herds of elephants drinking and bathing together at Minneriya Tank as the park’s other watering holes dry up.

9. Spot sloth bears at Wilpattu

In May and June, travellers can see sloth bears feasting on fallen fruit in the entrancing surroundings of Wilpattu National Park.

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