Things to do

Discover hidden attractions, wonderful destinations, and entertaining things to do in Sri Lanka with us! Spend adventurous days in utopia surfing across the water, hike the monumental mountains, and feel the blend of spirit and nature throughout this island.

Ayurveda Treatments

Ayurvedic treatments in Sri Lanka are based on ancient healing traditions and rituals that help bring peace for the body, mind, and soul. Unwind and restore that inner peace by indulging in herbal baths and head & body massages which are done by using all-natural herbs and ointments.

Paramotoring – Koggala

Paramotoring is the newest adventure sport to hit Sri Lanka, which will take you 500 to 1,000 feet up in the air. This adventurous activity taking place in Koggala provides you with the opportunity to witness the spectacular landscapes and mesmerising vistas of the coast, while you soar above in the sunny skies.

Kite Surfing – Kalpitiya

Feel the strong breeze of approximately 18 to 20 knots caress your soul in this beautiful coastal locale named Kalpitiya, located in the north-west coast of Sri Lanka. This town is the ideal place to enjoy a myriad of things to do, including kite-surfing. Harness the power of the wind as you skim along the waves that are sure to take you on a memorable ride.

Shopping

Up for some last-minute retail therapy? Holidaying in Sri Lanka gives you a chance to purchase everything you like, from international brands to local stores, and also unique products such as spices, gems, Ceylon tea, batiks, handicrafts, and more.

Hot Air Ballooning – Kandalama, Down South

Go on a sightseeing tour in style in a hot air balloon, which is sure to give you the most amazing bird’s eye view of this island. Taking place in areas the likes of down south and Kandalama, enjoy unparalleled views of the sun-drenched coast and the iconic Sigiriya Rock Fortress.

Whale and Dolphin Watching

Around the shores of Mirissa and Kalpitiya spotting the majestic Sperm & Blue Whales, Bottlenose dolphins, Humpback, and even the playful antics of Spinner dolphins can be a treat. With Aitken Spence Travels, you have the chance to go on this unforgettable voyage and spot these majestic mammals of the ocean in their natural habitat.

Boat Safari

Boat safaris in Sri Lanka take you through some of the mangrove habitat waterways which will prove to be a treat. On your excursions, you may come across scenic banks that are quite a sight for the weary soul with colourful vegetation, wildlife, and local fishermen going about their daily activities.

Bird Watching

Home to a wide range of migratory and endemic species, this island is a hotspot for bird watching enthusiasts. Sri Lanka is blessed with a rich natural heritage which attracts many birds including the likes of Purple Heron, Shaheen Falcon or the Ceylon Junglefowl.

Surfing

Amongst the many things to do, Sri Lanka is held in high regard for its appeal as an outstanding leisure and outdoor destination packed with exciting activities to engage in. Surfing
Is one of the more favourable water sporting activities; this sport primarily boils down to one having an unquenchable thirst for chasing after the biggest waves imaginable.

White Water Rafting

Promising fun thrills and spills for everyone, white water rafting is one of the best adrenaline-pumping activities in Sri Lanka. The most famous location for this activity is Kitulgala which offers thrilling rides on the rapids amidst breathtaking natural sceneries.

Nature Trekking

Embark on a nature trek in this nation to discover the land like no other. From nature reserves to ancient forests seemingly lost in time, Sri Lanka offers some of the best sites to go on trekking excursions.

Camping

Enjoy Sri Lanka’s secluded serenity as you get up close with nature on camping trips. It is also a great opportunity to witness the rich biodiversity of local flora & fauna.

Train Rides

Soak up the charming atmosphere of Sri Lanka as you take the scenic route on a cross-country train.
From train rides to the hill country in mountains obscured in emerald tea bushes to the sun-kissed shores of the island’s south coast, these journeys are just as enthralling as the destinations they take you to.

Diving

Although Sri Lanka is renowned for its picturesque nature, divers who have ventured beneath the waters of this island can attest to the fact that the undersea attractions are equally remarkable. When diving on this island you can expect to encounter an abundance of marine life and outstanding coral reefs that surround the coast of the island

Turtle Watching

This island is the ideal place to witness the endangered turtles. The Rekawa Turtle Sanctuary and The Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery are among the best places to visit if you want to get to know more about their conservation.

Snorkelling

Snorkelling is a fun activity that the entire family including kids can participate and have a fascinating experience getting up close to underwater marine life. The crystal-clear waters help you see under the surface and until the seabed without any difficulty. Snorkelling is one of the best leisure water sports activities that you can participate in together with your loved ones quite safely without swimming in deep waters.

Walking City Tour

Sometimes, one of the best ways to explore a destination is by foot. Walking city tours give a real city-life feeling and are the perfect way to see local places of interest.

Safari

Get up close with Sri Lanka’s exotic wildlife as you embark on a safari tour. From capturing sights of the giant elephants in the Minneriya National Park to leopard safaris in the Yala National Park, these thrilling journeys gives you a chance to spot everything from elusive bears to diverse birdlife.

Cycling

Use the good old-fashioned pedal power as you cycle your way to traditional villages, lush green escapes, and lively towns to discover Sri Lanka’s diversity.