Natural Wonders of Sri Lanka

March 12, 2015 - March 30, 2015
March 27, 2016 - April 14, 2016

Home to prolific birdlife, rich marine areas, dramatic landscapes, and a wide range of native species, to participate in Sri Lanka adventure travel is a nature lover’s dream. Travel in the company of wildlife expert, Mark Brazil, for over two weeks of in-depth exploration of this “Pearl of the Indian Ocean.” In addition to visiting a number of the country’s top natural areas, including Sinharaja Nature Reserve—where 95% of the endemic birds of Sri Lanka have been recorded—enjoy a Yala National Park tour, an important conservation area for Sri Lankan elephants and aquatic birds. Also enjoy top-notch accommodations and visits to the World Heritage Site of the Sigiriya Rock Fortress, on this Sri Lanka expedition.

Sri Lanka Expedition Highlights
 
  • Search for abundant wildlife on a Yala National Park expedition, which boasts Asia’s largest concentration of leopards, along with Asian elephants, spotted deer, and over 200 species of birds.
  • A hallmark of any Sri Lanka tour, discover the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Sigiriya, an ancient palace and fortress built atop a huge granite monolith; the monumental ruins in Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka’s medieval capital; and the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy, a significant site of pilgrimage for Buddhists.
  • Enjoy whale-watching cruises off the southern coast, one of the best places in the world to view blue whales.
  • Explore Sinharaja, a vast tropical rain forest that is home to over half of Sri Lanka’s endemic species of flora and fauna.
  • Stay in a variety of superb accommodations throughout your Sri Lanka adventure travels—from beach-side resorts and colonial-era mansions to world-class game lodges offering splendid vistas of the surrounding wilderness.

Expedition Activities

Birding, Culture, Hiking & Trekking, History, Photography, Wildlife & Nature

Multimedia

  • Toque Macaque

  • Elephants

  • Black-Rumped Flameback

  • Ceylon Frogmouth

  • Giant Squirrel

  • Horton Plains

  • Toque Macaque

  • Ceylon Small Barbet

  • Orchid

  • Sambar

  • Serendib Scops Owl

  • Clipper Butterfly

  • Crimson-Backed Flameback

  • Golden Jackal

  • Orchid

  • Purple-Faced Leaf Monkey

  • Tamil Lacewing

  • Yellow-Eared Bulbul