top5 Best Activities in Sri Lanka

Popularly known as the “Pearl of the Indian Ocean”, you’ll very soon see why it’s called so. This tiny island has a lot to offer and the activities in Sri Lanka range from traditional to culturally rich attractions and things to do. It is surely bound to make your time in the island the most memorable. And with a local guide, you should be able to enjoy it even more! Explore our top picks below.

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From city highlights to hidden gems.
From food essentials to home dinners.
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Top adventure tours in Sri Lanka

Incredible Local Adventure: Hike the Bible Rock in a Day

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€35.00 p.p.

Thrilling Canyoning Adventure in Kitulgala

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€15.00 p.p.

Mountain Bike Adventure Outside of Kandy

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€48.00 p.p.

Top natural experiences in Sri Lanka

1 Day Tour to Singharaja Rainforest

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€44.16 p.p.

Customized Hiking & Adventurous Tours in Sri Lanka

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€45.00 p.p.

Sri Lanka’s Best Treasures: Sigiriya Rock & Dambulla Caves

NEW! WITHLOCALS ORIGINALS

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€83.00 p.p.

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Janice Duneeshya
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Best Cooking Lesson in Sri Lanka

This is an in-depth cooking class, not your typical 2 ingredient simple tourist cooking class. You prepare a multi-course meal, eyeballing portions and tasting along the way.

You are invited into Duneeshya's home kitchen for a hands on experience and adorable conversation.

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Marg Duneeshya
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Best Cooking Lesson in Sri Lanka

A very pleasant and informative day. Duneeshya was a very good teacher and was also very patient with out attempts at local cooking. I’m only sorry we couldn’t take our leftovers back to the hotel with us.

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Florence Prasanna
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City Tour with a Licensed Tour Guide

We had a great day touring Colombo with Prasana. His small A/C people carrier was spotlessly clean and the A/C was a huge bonus as it was a sweltering day ( 30*C ). We had our own itinerary which Prasana followed and he added a bit more interesting sights as these were enroute to our tour destinations. He is such a friendly and helpful guy and took us to a money changer ( enroute again so as not to waste precious time ) and he personally changed £10 for us. Again he had advised us how much we needed after ascertaining that we were not going to do much shopping but perhaps may purchase some local fruits from the market. We visited a wonderful Kovil which had a wonderful interior architecture and huge vaulted ceilings and explained to us what we were witnessing and the customs. Then onto Gangaramaya Buddhist temple which is just so beautiful and reverent , before walking over to Saleem Melaka temple by the Beira Lake. Then we stopped for coffee ( where there was working strong WiFi for us to catch up with emails etc ) before visiting Independence Square and then onto the Independance arcades nearby for a wonderful Sri Lankan lunch. After weeks of bland cruise ship fare , the food was a much needed welcome treat. We drove around to various sights , Galle Face hotel and esplanade , Jami mosque ( sadly there was nowhere close to park to take good pictures ), the Workd Trade towers , the iconic Lotus Tower and the Victoria park ( can’t remember what the local name of the park is ) . Or final destination was Maning Market ( where the locals visited ) and it’s a gritty place but we were delighted to find local fruits such as mangosteens , sour sop , jackfruit and bananas and mangoes . We take away delightful memories of our tour in Colombo which was made possible by Prasana in a seamless smooth way. Thank you Prasana for looking after us so well. Aibowan 🙏🙏🙏

Top hiking experiences in Sri Lanka

Customized Hiking & Adventurous Tours in Sri Lanka

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€45.00 p.p.

Hiking Experience - Two Magical Days in Ella

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€42.00 p.p.

Hike the Adam's Peak and Catch the Sunrise

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€42.00 p.p.

Top cooking experiences in Sri Lanka

All About Curry - Private Cooking class

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€17.00 p.p.

SriLankan Cooking Class while exploring hidden gems

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€24.00 p.p.

Best Cooking Lesson in Sri Lanka

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€29.00 p.p.

Top "on the go" tours in Sri Lanka

Colombo to Kandy in 1 Amazing Day with a Local

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€30.00 p.p.

City Tour with a Licensed Tour Guide

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€30.00 p.p.

Private Driver for a Day & Airport Pick-up

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€25.00 p.p.