Adrenaline Rush



  • Kandy
  • Kithulgala
  • Ella
  • Yala
  • Galle

Sri Lanka is an adventure playground with more ways than one to get your heart racing. From thrilling water-sports along the island’s rivers and coastline to trekking through jungle and breathtaking mountain passes, our ‘Adrenaline Rush’ itinerary is jam-packed with exhilarating Sri Lanka activities that will leave you feeling accomplished and euphoric.

Trip Highlights

Kayak down the Kelani River

An exhilarating ride which is fun for all the family

Go on safari in Yala National Park

Spot leopards, elephants, birds and more with an expert guide

Trek in the Knuckles Mountain Range

Discover the exceptional beauty of these little-visited hills

Spot whales and dolphins in Mirissa

You have a 90% chance of a whale sighting in peak season

Experience the hotels

The Kandy House

Traditional architecture, beautiful gardens and unique rooms


Rustic lodges and great adventure activities on the Kelani River

Nine Skies

A contemporary tea bungalow in a remote location near Ella

Ceylon Wild Safaris

Luxury ‘camping’ and expert guiding close to Yala National Park

Kahanda Kanda

Upmarket villas with exceptional design overlooking Koggala Lake



Day 1: Airport > Kandy

Leave the airport and drive straight to Kandy, Sri Lanka’s last royal capital and the gateway to the island’s glorious central hills. This drive will take approximately four hours. Spend the rest of the day unwinding at the idyllic Kandy House, an old traditional home with unique rooms, beautiful gardens and interesting architecture.

Day 2: Kandy > Knuckles > Kandy

Today, head into the little-visited Knuckles Mountain Range, the spectacular hills which fringe the city of Kandy. Spend a few hours trekking through idyllic rural countryside in the shadow of the mountains, passing small villages, vegetable gardens, paddy fields and glimmering streams, and spot a variety of colourful birds and butterflies along the way. This can be tailored to a length that suits you best – just let us know.

Day 3: Kandy > Kithulgala

Travel out of Kandy’s city centre to Kithulgala, a rural area of Sri Lanka home to stunning scenery, endemic birds and exhilarating white-water rafting opportunities. Spend the afternoon kayaking on the Kelani River, or mountain biking through the trees.

Day 4: Kithulgala

Spend another day disconnected from everything. In the morning, go canyoning and experience the thrill of scaling rocks and jumping into ice-cold waterfall pools. The afternoon can be spend exploring the woodland around your glampsite, either on foot or by bike, or indulging in another run at the white-water rapids.

Day 5: Kithulgala > Ella

Your journey to Ella will take between 4-5 hours, but it is an incredibly scenic route through Sri Lanka’s dramatic tea hills which leaves no room for boredom. Upon arrival in Ella, check-in to your boutique tea bungalow and head out to explore, either with a hike through the surrounding area or an exciting zip line ride across the Ella Gap.

Day 6: Ella

Today is a day for taking in the glorious vistas of this region. Nine Skies is situated just above the Demodara Loop, giving you a bird’s eye view of the railway line put in place by the British 150 years ago. You can also hike to the top of Little Adam’s Peak for panoramic views across the Ella Gap, where on a clear day you can see the sea of the south coast glinting in the distance.

Day 7: Ella

Head to Amba Estate, a secluded guesthouse in a quiet corner of Ella, for a quiet trek to a hidden waterfall. Take swimwear in case you fancy a refreshing dip when you get there! Spend the rest of the day relaxing by the pool at Nine Skies.

Day 8: Ella > Yala

Wind out of the hills today and journey to Yala, the island’s best-loved national park due to its high density of leopards and other varied wildlife including sloth bears, buffalo, crocodiles, elephants and a wide variety of birds. Your next two nights will be spent at Sri Lanka’s newest luxury campsite, Ceylon Wild Safaris, which is run by real wildlife experts who will uncover the best kept secrets of Yala during private jeep drives and bush walks.

Day 9: Yala

Discover Yala’s astonishing wildlife and scenery, either by jeep or on foot, with time to relax in your private plunge pool during the heat of the day. In the evening, dine under the stars whilst sharing stories of your sightings around the bonfire.

Day 10: Yala > Galle

After one last trip into the park, leave Ceylon Wild Safaris and drive along the south coast to Koggala, a laidback beach town just half an hour from Galle Fort. Enjoy having the rest of the day to relax at your hotel.

Day 11: Galle

Head to the beach for some fun water-sports, whether that is surfing, sailing, sea-kayaking or whale watching. Between December and March, you have a 90% chance of seeing whales, and you can go whale and dolphin spotting on a group boat trip, via private catamaran, or by air.

Day 12: Galle

Your last full day in Sri Lanka will be spent exploring a hidden rainforest on the outskirts of Galle. Kanneliya is not on the radar for many tourists, so you are guaranteed privacy as your guide leads you through the trees, pointing out endemic flora and interesting wildlife along the way. End with lunch in an idyllic lakeside setting on the border of the rainforest. The rest of the day can be spent at leisure.

Day 13: Galle > Airport

After a last round of string hoppers, coconut roti or curd and kithul, transfer to the airport for your flight home. This journey will take between 2-3 hours.

Important Information

Our services include:

  • Accommodation in selected hotel.
  • Meals as mentioned (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner).
  • English speaking guide.
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle.
  • Entrance fees for mentioned visits.
  • Private transfer from / to Bandaranayaka International Airport.

Our services do not include:

  • Other meals than mentioned.
  • Other services than mentioned.
  • International and domestic flights.
  • Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature.