Adventure awaits: trekking, abseiling, climbing, safaris and surfing
Though modest in size, jewel-shaped Sri Lanka is a diamond of a destination for adventurous travellers, especially those who want to get to know the culture and wildlife of the destinations they visit, and enjoy Sri Lanka's great food.
One of the most rewarding aspects of visiting this island is the fact that its hiking trails also afford incredible wildlife-watching opportunities. Single Tree Hill is the perfect wildlife-watching hike. Starting in Shanthipura, Sri Lanka’s highest village, the trail traverses the forest habitats of wild boars, sambar deer and leopards.
You will be spoiled for choice when it comes to full-on safaris. For first-time visitors to Sri Lanka, we recommend Yala National Park and Gal Oya National Park, both full of birds, elephants, sloth bears, leopards, jackals, marsh mugger crocs, and much more. For added atmosphere (and lively birds), you can’t beat taking a golden hours safari through Yala.