Take an early morning catamaran ride on the the Parakrama Lake which is one of Sri Lanka’s greatest man-made lakes. You can watch the changing hues as dawn breaks over the surrounding landscape. These man-made lakes are known as ‘wevas’ to the Sri Lankan people and were created to provide irrigation. It’s a fun, friendly experience as you wait alongside the wives and young children of fisherman, who have gone out to retrieve their fishing nets laid out the night before ? a great way to get to know the locals!
After the fishermen have sorted their catch, it’s time to head out on a catamaran across the lake; a real adventure! You may even be able to spot white bellied fish eagles, brahmini kites, ibis, cormorants and other native birds as you travel. In the middle of the lake is a small island, a rocky outcrop that provides great 360? views of the lake and forests beyond.
Upon return to the shore bid the fishermen and their families’ farewell as you continue to your next destination