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This island jewel in the Indian Ocean has an incredible variety of landscapes and cultures to rival most places on earth. From the central mountains fringed with large forests, down to the tropical coastline, Sri Lanka is abundant in wildlife and plant life as well as historical and archaeological treasures, making it a perfect location for trekking adventures or field studies.

Recommended trips: Our suggested itineraries are based on personal recommendation and can be tailored to suit your school and group.


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Horton Plains

Group at World's End wtih mist rising over Horton Plains

Horton Plains is one of Sri Lanka's premier trekking locations, famed for its varied terrain, monumental highland views and the prolific wildlife that roams throughout the area.


Royal Palace complex housing the Temple of the Tooth with Kandy Lake in foreground

An ancient capital home to religious relics and the gateway to exploring central Sri Lanka, Kandy is the cultural and historical heart of Sri Lanka and a location not to be missed.

Knuckles Mountain Range

Bursting with endemic species, secluded cloud forests, and stunning trekking trails, the Knuckles mountains are of great scientific interest and filled with adventure at every turn.

Minneriya National Park

Elephant herd in front of Minneriya tank

Minneriya National Park is home to a variety of mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles, and is particularly well known for the conservation of its huge herds of Sri Lankan elephants.


Lion Rock at top of Sigirya with stairway leading to summit

Standing at over 200 metres, the incredible ancient rock fortress of Sigiriya can be seen for miles around and is one of the most prominent landmarks in Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle.

Sinharaja Forest Reserve

Common green forest lizard peeking out from green leaves

The last surviving stretch of virgin rainforest on the island, Sinharaja is a rich treasure trove of nature with a great diversity of habitats and a vast repository of Sri Lanka’s endemic species.

Wilpattu National Park

Indian grey mongoose in undergrowth

Wilpattu’s variety of habitats, from dense jungle to natural lakes, plays host to a variety of mammals and reptiles, and provides a great opportunity to learn about Sri Lanka’s native plant species.

Yala National Park

Pair of leopards snarling at each other in Yala

Possibly best known for its population of leopard, Yala is a great addition to any biology field trip in Sri Lanka. A variety of game and birds can be seen at the waterholes.