Our 1991-1992 brochure is home to Peregrine's first Sri Lanka trip. It was a 15-day adventure that included hiking, wildlife, beaches and all the historic sites.
"Our leaders are unanimous in their praise of Sri Lanka as a tropical paradise. Superb uncrowded beaches that stretch for miles along a coastline fringed with coral and overlooked by jungle-covered mountains; wildlife reserves that are home to elephant, crocodile, leopard and a host of other animals and countless birds. These along with a rich culture, fascinating ancient historical sites, superb scenery and the pleasant attitudes of the people ensure any visit to Sri Lanka is a delight."
Peregrine Managing Director, Glenyce Johnson, spent time in Sri Lanka recently. Here's one of her favourite food memories:
"I actually think it’s a toss-up whether the food is better in India or Sri Lanka. But it’s something about those curry leaves you get in Sri Lankan food that I think puts it ahead of India.
"I'll never forget going to a tea plantation, and you ask for a pot of tea and they bring out the most amazing slice of chocolate cake to enjoy while you're drinking the tea. It will stick in my head forever. It's about 20c a slice and it’s just so obvious, I mean why would you have just a cup of tea on its own? They only offer chocolate cake - a big piece of chocolate cake with beautiful icing on top. And it doesn't sound it, but when you're there it's pretty special.