- YALA

Today’s longish scenic drive is through pine and eucalyptus forest, stylised landscapes of immaculately manicured and sculpted tea plantations and market gardens which periodically open up to reveal heart-stopping views through the hills. Arrive at famed Yala National Park, one of Sri Lanka’s oldest and most popular wildlife reserves, and famous for one of the world’s highest densities of leopard, though they remain elusive to spot.