When Marco Polo first visited Sri Lanka in 1271 he declared it to be, “the finest island of its size in all the world.” Polo’s statement rang true then and continues to today. With its lush jungles, abundant wildlife, endless sandy beaches, and world famous spice and tea plantations, Sri Lanka is truly the pearl of the Indian Ocean. In this active itinerary you’ll roam the island cycling ancient cities by day and dining at world renowned hotels designed by the architect Geoffrey Bawa by night. Embark on a safari in Yala which boasts the highest density of leopards in all the world. Channel your inner Marco Polo and discover this fascinating island nation before everyone else does!