For those of you who love hiking and trekking, there is plenty in store. For instance, you can easily book yourself a hike through the Kanneliya forest, which is found a mere 35km from Galle. Home to less than around 80 villages, this is where one gets to experience refreshing local food, surrounded by an equally resplendent environment. Though the leeches may be pesky, once you have a picnic by the riverside or passing waterfalls, everything is effortlessly forgotten. Be sure to pack a camera so you can snap exotic animals on your way.