Sri Lanka is an island near India and Maldives, both of which lie at its west. It’s an incredibly beautiful and biodiverse island; teeming with nature, animals and scenery that are unlike any other. It’s been quite high up on the list of places to visit when it comes to tourism, and this comes as no surprise. Why? Because Sri Lanka is packed with so many different spots to visit; from national parks to zoological gardens, pristine beaches for deep sea fishing to ancient stone fortresses – Sri Lanka’s got it.
It’s no question that Sri Lanka is a mecca for lush, untouched spots you’d truly enjoy for a vacation – so much so that it’s been given nicknames such as “Island of the Gods”, and “Pearl of the Indian Ocean”. Sri Lanka itself translates to “resplendent country” when it comes to Sanskrit. Fine, it’s a paradise. However, the next question is: exactly how do you want to experience Sri Lanka? Behind closed doors in your resort’s hotel room, or out in its terrain, truly taking in the essence of the island?
Motorcycles are an excellent way to get around Sri Lanka, if you know how to ride one. You get to face nature one-on-one, freedom is entirely yours, and your vehicle is nimble enough to go anywhere or squeeze through small roads. Plus, establishments aren’t located too far away from each other, and are accessible through a few peaceful routes, (if you know which ones they are) if you avoid the main highways.
Consider Taking a Motorbike Sightseeing Tour
Motorcycle tours are a fun option for those who are brave enough to go on one. It’s well-worth it, as you get to interact and see the island for what it really is, navigating your own way while at the same time being guided about the story of the island. Some motorcycle tours even include rides through a safari, and trips to exclusive areas of the island.
These motorcycle tours in Sri Lanka can take as long as 8 to 12 days for the full package, and can cost around the range of 2,550 to 3,550 euros. Depending on which site you go to, each package has different routes and activities. They also occur on different months of the year, and have levels of difficulty. These tours usually include a tour guide who is familiar with the English language, and decent accommodation for each night.
One example of a tour goes through the Southern part of Sri Lanka that goes by a surf theme. You won’t be on a motorcycle all 12 days – only some parts of it, for a total of 910 kilometers. In this package, you’ll be taken to an area that’s perfect for surfing on the second day of the trip. The next day you’ll be led to a national park and get to camp there in a tent. Day 4 takes you to another surfing spot beside a culturally vibrant city, where during the next few days, you cruise through beautiful scenes of plantations. This is followed by another trip through rice fields, and back to your airport.
Sounds more enticing than staying in one place, doesn’t it? Then again, it all depends on your preference. It is without a doubt, though, that through motorcycle tours, you’ll get to know the heart and soul of Sri Lanka.