Sri Lanka

Our 17 day trip trip to Sri Lanka was our first experience of a tropical palm clad paradise. We wanted to combine our interest in adventure sports with nature and this seemed the perfect option that was less travelled and where we could hunt down an adrenaline kick.

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Day 1

Land in Colombo – Afternoon and one night in ColomboIMG_0170.JPG

Day 2

Travel to Sigiriya (central base in the cultural triangle for 3 nights)IMG_0291.JPGSee the Lions Rock in the distance from the edge of our hotel pool

Day 3

Early morning climb at Lions RockIMG_0235.JPG

Followed by a sunset Elephant Safari at Minneriya National Park – It goes without saying that Elephants should be in the wild and not chained up for our entertainment.img_0365

Day 4

On the way to Polonnaruwa, we stopped off at the Golden Buddha and Dambulla Cave Temples IMG_0441.JPG

Our day trip to either Polonnaruwa (or Anuradhapura). At this point we had seen enough  temples and sacred sites and would have preferred to head back south for more adventure!IMG_0173.jpgIMG_0473.JPG

Day 5

Travelling to Kithulgala via Kandy. We stopped off at a tea plantation near Kandy, which was a 30min tuk yuk ride up into the hill country with gorgeous scenery upon arrival.IMG_0223.JPG

We stopped off for a bite to eat in Kandy before heading to KithulgalaIMG_0514.JPG

Day 6

Canyoning and white water rafting followed by a swim in the calmer riverScreen Shot 2016-01-30 at 18.39.55.pngGOPR0045.JPG

Day 7

Morning jungle trek and afternoon jeep ride through vast tea plantations to abseil a waterfallimg_0534IMG_0512.JPGOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Beware of the leaches!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Day 8

Drive to Yala National Park. We stayed the evening in an eco safari tent and had a camp fire meal.IMG_0650.JPGIMG_0570.jpg

Day 9

Sunrise safari at Yala National Park and drive onto Weligama Bay IMG_0598IMG_0660.JPGFinally a beach!

Day 10-Day 17

6 day (7 night) surf camp near Weligama Bay at Sion Surf Camp.img_0680Learning to surf on foamies

img_0687Night out in Mirissa

IMG_0720.JPGFollowed by a 5am wake up call to go whale watching with Raja and the Wales

IMG_0326.JPGTransport to surf lessons

img_0724img_0365Late afternoon surfimg_0319Exploring some rocks off shore from our surf camp

img_0393Sunset from surf camp

Day 17

Travel to Colombo to fly home 😦