beyond the beaten path
Is Sri Lanka one of the world's best wildlife destinations outside Africa? We say Hell Yeah! The drop-shaped island off the southeast coast of India boasts a truly impressive variety of wildlife and endemic species (especially considering its relatively small dimensions), including elephants, leopards, bears, primates, and more... The trick is to know when to visit which National Park and find the best local Naturalists who know Sri Lanka's natural history like the palm of their hands. Well, we’ve done the work for you ;) The rich nutrients that flow from the hills through farmlands and estuaries meandering through rivers into Sri Lanka’s surrounding narrow continental shelf, make it one of the best places to observe whales and dolphins incredibly close to shore...or from the skies! And talking about skies, it's no secret that the country is also one of the best places in the World for Birdwatching. Multi-faith harmony reigns supreme high up in the peaks of the lush inland, a true paradise on earth both for those who are looking for adrenalinic emotions (one of all, the night climb of Adams Peak - possibly one of the most thrilling and challenging night hikes on the planet) and for those who want to enjoy total relaxation, re-balancing body and spirit through traditional Ayurvedic treatments.