The natural world and those animals and plants which call it home seem increasingly under threat from the ravages and enterprise of mankind. Sri Lanka, however, is a world leader in conservation with 13% of the country having protected status as either National Parks, reserves, sanctuaries and jungle corridors. Unlike the rest of the world this isn’t a recent attitude and as long ago as the 3rd century BC Buddhists monks established the world’s first wildlife sanctuary on the island.
In the jungles you can still encounter majestic herds of elephants and playful troops of monkeys, waterfalls plummet down from the highlands which are home to hundreds of species of exotic bird and from the golden beaches Blue Wales and Sea Turtles can be seen in the clear turquoise waters. If you wish to really explore this diversity hotspot, this is the trip for you.