Turtle Conservation, 2 weeks

Sri Lanka
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1 February 2020 - 30 June 2021

What's included

14 day volunteer tour in Sri Lanka.
13 nights bunk-room accommodation in a shared house.
All meals.
Arrival orientation briefing.
Social and cultural activities.
Airport pick-up.
Pre-departure helpdesk, local in-country team and 24hr emergency support.


  • Day 1 Kandy. Arrive at Colombo airport and after clearing customs and immigration, you'll be met by our friendly local team. Flights to Sri Lanka often arrive late at night, but don't worry we meet all Sunday flights and once all other members of the group have arrived we'll be off to Kandy, a journey of around 3 hours. Kandy, the last royal capital of Sri Lanka is a fantastic place to spend time located up in the hill-country, Kandy has a deep history and a cultural richness. You'll love it here
  • Day 2-6 Kandy. During intro week you will experience various activities, exploring Kandy and its beautiful surrounding areas, and get acquainted with the traditions, culture and people of Sri Lanka. Intro week is packed full of exciting adventures and excursions, and the schedule will look something like this: Monday orientation, basic language lesson, Kandy city tour and welcome dinner with cultural show. Tuesday visit a tea factory, a spice and Ayurvedic garden and go boating on the lake Wednesday Sri Lankan cooking class Thursday Visit the Temple of The Tooth and see how traditional batiks and wood carvings are made Friday hike to the White Buddha statue, visit a Hindu Temple and get an Ayurvedic massage
  • Day 7 to 8 Kandy. Spend Saturday as you please, it is a free day to explore Kandy or beyond. On Sunday, it's turtle time Set your alarm early as we have a 4am start (ouch) to take the train out of Kandy the good news is you'll be at the beach by mid morning ready for some Indian Ocean action
  • Day 9 to 13 Mission Turtle. The mission of the turtle project is to conserve turtles and this is achieved in a number of ways - by directly taking care of injured turtles, by enhancing awareness among fishermen and the communities and by increasing the number of turtles in the ocean by releasing hatchlings to the sea. Volunteer duties change according to the season, the weather and the number of participants on hand, but a typical week will include feeding the turtles, cleaning the tanks, the beach and the turtles (hygiene is essential) and assisting with the release of dozens of new born hatchlings. Local project coordinators are with you every step of the way, and you'll learn heaps about the marine environment as they share their expertise and experience with you.
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