Madu ganga is located in Balapitiya, 80 km away from Colombo, close to Sri Lankas southern costal belt. This wetland spreds over 900 heactares of area and most of it covered with water. There are totally 64 island in Madu Ganga. This tour will take around 2.5 to 3 hours and its advisable to bring drinking water, Sunglasses and hats. Some boats has adjustable roofing covers.
During your boat ride, you can see huge mangrove forest by the river banks. Boats will ride under short tunnel, which is made out of mangrove. You can see many birds and animals who are living in this aquatic environment.
There are several Fish Therapy places by this river. Different types of fish are put in to tanks, which are floating on the river. Visitors can immerse their feet to these tanks and fish stats biting. You will feel ticklish when they nibble your dead skin on the feet.
2. ELEPHANT RIDING IN SRI LANKA.YALA
An elephant back safari is not just a ride on the largest animal in Sri Lanka , it's an unforgettable experience where clients get to interact with the elephants as well as enjoy a ride through wilderness areas and beautiful riverine scenery.
Elephant back safaris in Sri Lanka are one of the newest and most thrilling safari experiences in Sri Lanka . These safaris not only make it possible to view wildlife from the back of an elephant, but perhaps more importantly, provide the unique opportunity to share a day in the life of the elephant.
3. HOT BALLOONING RIDES- ( Except rainy Seasons ).
The most popular Hot Air Ballooning sites in Sri Lanka are at Sigiriya, Dambulla & Udawalawe. The Hot Air Balloon ride lasts for approximately an hour. The total the Ballooning experience is approximately 3- 4 hours; picking up the guests at the hotel, the preparation and inflation of the balloon, flight briefing, takeoff, the flight, landing & retrieval plus return to your hotel after a champagne breakfast is, in all, about 3-4 hrs. The ride that is reserved exclusively for the guests find its best timings within 2 hours of sunrise or two hours of sunset. Steady Weather conditions being important, most of the balloon operators prefer to operate the flights in the early morning. Hot Air Ballooning being a fine adventure sport, the guests are invited lend a hand in the ring of activity encompassing inflation and the deflation of the balloon.
Operators do insure Hot Air Balloon flight operations with local insurance agents in Sri Lanka.
4. KITESURFING IN SRI LANKA
The Kalpitiya lagoon, sand banks, remote islets, reef, and the ocean provide ideal kitesurfing spots in the North West region.
During the South-West monsoon from May to September the peninsula of Kalpitiya delivers 20 knot winds day and night, peaking around 26 knots. Blessed with a number of flat water lagoons, wave riding spots in the ocean and an archipelago of sandbanks and islands creating breathtaking sceneries, Kalpitiya is paradise for kitesurfers.
Stretching from December to March, together with the North-West monsoon we also have a season when kites are dancing in the Kalpitiya sky. Wind is normally giving 17 – 20 knots, but you might find a pleasant surprise when the thermal wind kicks in.
5. SURFFINGS IN SRI LANKA
Sri Lanka is a great place for surfing and has been a popular surf destination since the 1970s. The main attraction is Arugam Bay on the remote East Coast, one of the world’s 10 best surf points.
The Arugam Bay surfing season runs from July / August and dedicated surfers, who know these waves well, return each year to experience the thrilling waves and the relatively secluded beaches.
The south and west coast is best between December and March. During the monsoon period from April/May to October the surf is uninviting. Hikkaduwa, less than half an hour north of Galle, is the most famous surf destination on the west coast.
6. WINDSURFING IN SRI LANKA
Windsurfing is a popular water sport among foreign tourists who visit the palm fringed pristine beaches of Sri Lanka. The most popular surfing beaches of the island are Hikkaduwa of the South Western coastal belt and Arugam Bay (which is an International surfing competition venue) of the Eastern coastal belt of Sri lanka.
Sri Lanka’s climate is such that the tropical island is hardly out of season for windsurfing. However, the main seasons are during November to April along the South western and Southern coastal belts and April to September along the Eastern coastal belt.
The west coast town of Bentota is popular for windsurfing with water and wind conditions best during the season from November to April. On the East coast the best winds are from July to August when windsurfers head to Trincomalee. Windsurfing in Sri Lanka is also possible inland on lagoons and lakes in Negombo, Bolgoda and Bentota.