Action Asia October 2012 : Leopard spotting and lazy sundowners Tour the highlights of Sri Lanka on a 1 3 – d a y itinerary from Urbane Nomads. The trip opens with a foray into the cultural triangle where guests stay at the Vil Uyana with a view onto the ancient rock fortress of Sigiriya. One of Sri Lanka’s eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the ruins are known for their dramatic setting and rare collection of 5th-century frescoes. The next few days are spent on a camping safari in Yala National Park, home to wild elephants and one of the highest concentrations of leopards anywhere in the world. Then it’s a jaunt to the private island of Taprobane, a densely forested retreat just 100 metres from the beaches on the south coast, accessible on elephant-back or via a wade through knee-deep waters.