Colombo, a tiny piece of land as if a pearl in the vast Indian Ocean. Colombo is packed with no lesser than eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The travelers’ mecca, Colombo offers some of the most exhilarating adventure tours. Gaze at the ancient temples that was there even 2000 years ago, read the intricate depiction, explore the sculpture.
Explore the textures of the colonial fortresses in Galle and Trincomalee. These are some of the rare gems that attract thousands of visitors. Beach lovers’ paradise Colombo is a treat for the sore soul.
7 Best Places In Colombo
Go for a ‘fun in the sun’ vacation in Colombo! While you are at it don’t forget to get all active underwater. Get your adrenaline at its peak at these adventure places in Colombo.
1. Bentota and Koggala – For blue whale watching
Indulge in the delights of this extremely intense activity, the amazing Blue Whale watching tour. One of the most adventure places in Colombo, Bentota & Koggala give you a chance to witness the unique and beautiful sea animals. If you’re willing to go scuba diving in Colombo, Bentota will not disappoint you. The pickup comes sharp at 6 Am in your hotels, hop on it and it will take you to the Mirissa Harbor by 6.30 AM. Hop on the boats and it will take you to the locations where you can get glimpses of whales.
Time: it takes around 2 to 4 hours to complete this activity depending upon whether the whales are in sight or not. After watching the whale one can go further on to the turtle hatchery point. Here the sigh of the tiny turtles being hatched and making their way slowly into the sea is a mesmerizing visual.
2. To the skies – Experience the 360-degree view of Colombo in an airplane
If you’re looking for adventure sports in Sri Lanka, escape from the daily monotony of your life and explore the scenic view of Colombo by air. The magical serenity, the peace of the paradise, a truly beautiful island that can be overlooked from Cinnamon Air Scenic Flights in Sri Lanka. Here you can enjoy a birds eye view of these terrains.
There lies some of the most iconic cities and townships of this very island. Not more than just 20 minutes of surreal bliss, these scenic flights covers all around the places in Colombo. Create memories in these 20 minutes scenic flights, you cannot forget this one!
3. Habarana – For elephant safari & village tour
Looking for some adventure activities in Colombo- Habarana is just around 210 km in the north east of Colombo. It happens to be the transit point of the wild elephant herds within the National Parks of Minneriya and Kaudulla. Get yourself prepared for an amazing adventure with elephant safari. It an enthralling activity spanning 4 long hours and it starts sharp at 10 AM. You will get your ride that takes you over the main road.
Follow the pathways, villages, jungles, swamp and river and you will embark on a curious bit of boat ride and you can surely expect an experience to remember, behold the local village life through these elephant safaris.
4. Coastal Colombo – For a memorable diving session in the Indian Ocean
Dive deep into the waters in Colombo, Coastal part of Colombo is perfect for some Sri Lanka adventure activities. It happens to be the best place for you top sharpen your underwater skills, continue your swimming education and the equation with water. You can go for a diving course that will give you six dives over the course of five says and you can avail it from the PADI certified experts. The necessary diving gears will all be provided at the diving course location.
5. Biking trails bordering Galle – For a bike tour & tea tasting experience
Think about an absolutely amazing adventurous cycling trip and here it is the Bike Tour with Tea Tasting in Galle. This one is a perfect fit for you. Pack your stuff and begins sharp at 7:30 AM. Meet the crew at the Sri Lanka Bicycle Trips shop and begin riding to the Galle Fort.
En route you will find a vast stretch of paddy fields and you will cross coconut farm. You can then stop for a scrumptious lunch in the place of an aristocratic Lankan family. Get a taste of the culture and the traditions and also get a chance to learn a few words of the language.
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6. Bentota Village – For a memorable day tour
The truly exceptional and beautiful city of Bentota, explore its charms, if you are looking to know it closer book this day tour it will suit you perfectly. The tour will pick you up from your hotels in Bentota at 8 in the morning and you can start with your journey cherishing the local village scenery. Go for a boat safari in the river of Bentota. Its such a fun activity and a great way to explore the dense forest and its greenery.
Once you go on a day tour on the river of Bentota you will b able to admire the stunning beauty of the landscape, the mangrove lagoons along which you will float through your safari. You can explore the visit to the turtle hatchery and sea the turtles moving on to the sea.
7. Kirigalpoththa Mountain Peak – For an exciting trek
Want to go hiking in Colombo- Explore the second highest mountain of Sri Lanka, Kirigalpoththa. It comes just after the highest peak Pidurutalagala. The peak is elevated 2,388 meters above sea level and the peaks 7 km trail is not only accessible to the public it also happens to be one of the cherished trek routes.
You can reach the starting point of this trek early on around 6.30 AM. Reach at the Horton Plain National Park and begin your trek. Its just about 5 hours till you reach the end. You can halt ample lot of times and relax while you trek.
So take your pick, a trek route or a boat trip, looking for a bird-eye view or just elephant safari, here is Colombo at your disposal. Explore the adventure places and book your trip to Colombo with TravelTriangle to Colombo and go wild on your trip.
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