Today, Sri Lanka is one of the oldest living bastions of Buddhism, with over 70% of its population of 20 million identifying as practicing buddhists. Further, our religious traditions go back to the second century BC.
Known for its man-made water tanks showing a perfected irrigation and tool-making culture that predates others in the world by centuries, Sri Lanka is also commonly referred to by locals as the land of cascading waterfalls, which flow through the wilds to culminate in the mighty sea.
Boasting frequent sightings of ocean giants and other sea creatures (whales, dolphins, etc.), as well as some of the largest land dwelling mammals (elephants), the country offers tourists the opportunity to experience thickly-dense, lush jungles that are rich with multiple, diverse micro ecosystems allowing one to feel a real affinity with nature.