Tropical Island Hopping: Explore Sri Lanka

An untouched trio of mountains, jungles, and white-sand beaches has put Sri Lanka on travelers' maps for years, and now the country's recent stability has made it a more appealing option in South Asia than ever before.

In the interior, there's whitewater rafting, climbing, temple treks, and elephant spotting, while the coasts offer great surf breaks and kite-surfing havens. In 2013, there will be new outfitted trips here from Kensington Tours, Asia Transpacific Journeys, with another to follow in 2014 from Civilized Adventures.

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