Explore Colombo, Sri Lanka’s commercial capital and largest city. Its array of Buddhist and Hindu temples, mosques, and churches reflect the beliefs practiced throughout the island and the beautiful facades of the old colonial buildings contrast with modern shopping arcades. Also visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, founded to protect the jungle’s many injured and orphaned elephants. Watch an entire herd make its way through the town for bath time in the Maha Oya River. Then journey through rural villages in Habarana and admire the frescoes as you climb the famous Rock Fortress in Sigiriya. Witness prayer offerings at the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic in Kandy, go whitewater rafting on the Kelani River and see Asian elephants and Sri Lankan leopards on game drives in Udawalawe and Yala National Parks.