Sri Lanka is an island nation with a difference. The ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean’ boasts eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites and is famed for its archaeological triangle of cultural treasures, historic monuments and natural beauty. Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage is one of Sri Lanka’s most popular holiday attractions, where you can help bathe and feed the young orphan elephants.

Head to picturesque Kandy where you will find the sacred Temple of the Tooth, so called as it houses a tooth from Buddha, and Nuwara Eliya in the heart of Sri Lanka’s tea country to meet tea pickers and stroll around the plantations. Visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress to admire countless frescoes and the Mirror Wall as you journey to the top.