Category: Activities

Sri Lanka Champion of Champions Surf Contest.

The UK Pro Surf Tour will return to Arugam Bay in July for the ‘Sri Lanka Champion of Champions Surf Contest’ — further proof that this escapist east-coast settlement is now fighting back after several tough years caused by the devastating effects of the tsunami and the civil unrest in the country as the Sri… Read More »

Camping resumes inside Yala.

Some great news for Sri Lanka holidaymakers and wildlife lovers – camping inside the Yala National Park will resume from the 1 August 2009. Leopard Safaris, the Yala Park experts, have been given the greenlight to resume normal operations after discussions with the Sri Lanka Wildlife Department and the Sri Lanka Army. While the park… Read More »

Fancy doing something a little different in Sri Lanka? Well here is a new activity: whale watching.

According to Marine Biologist Charles Anderson, who has been studying Indian Ocean whales during the past 24 years, Sri Lanka is one of the easiest places to watch blue and sperm whales. In a recent article for LBO, he says: “I think Sri Lanka has enormous potential to be a whale destination. A high concentration… Read More »

Luxury Camping in the Knuckles.

The Red Dot sales persuaded the Directors to take two days off for some serious “research”. The attraction was a new luxury camping option in the Knuckes, a beautiful range of mountains to the north-east of Kandy. The campsites in the Knuckles are managed by Leopard Safaris, one of the premier wildlife operators in the… Read More »

Hikkaduwa Beach Festival.

Colombo emptied out last weekend with the young and the not so young… all heading out to the Hikka Beach festival.  Curious about all the hype, I myself ventured off on Friday evening with a whole bunch that were convinced this was the best thing to have happened to Hikkaduwa.  Flags fluttering, music blasting, thousands… Read More »

Sinharaja Rainforest, A Naturalist’s paradise

Having left Colombo at 4am on a Sunday morning, three friends and I left for Sinharaja Rainforest. Anyone who has been there would know that one never gets sick of exploring this last remaining rainforest in Sri Lanka. Taking three others who were going there for the first time made the trip even more exciting.

Bike Rides near Galle.

I went on a fantastic bike ride last week – organised by Idle Tours in conjunction with Kahanda Kanda, the boutique hotel overlooking Koggala Lake near Galle.  We met at KK at noon and had a swim in the beautiful infinity pool before sitting down for a sumptuous three course lunch and coffee.  After 3pm… Read More »

Hot Air Ballooning.

Waking at 5:00am the day after New Year’s wouldn’t usually be my cup of tea. Having never been in a hot air balloon, however, I jumped at the chance. 11 of us made the effort, along with Justin, the pilot. A 15km drive inland from Galle delivered us to the take off site and the… Read More »