19000 TRAVELLERS

SINCE 2000

Turtle Conservation Program

Sri Lanka

HIGHLIGHTS

Idex has been offering volunteer and travel experiences to international volunteers for over a decade in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Thailand. Over the years, we have been building on our diverse experience, having provided placements, travels and learning opportunities to many volunteers since the start of the programs.
Idex carries with it a trust and experience of more than a decade in volunteering activities, and is now offering an amazing turtle protection project in Sri Lanka to provide a real and valuable experience to our customers along with a chance to make a difference in such a beautiful island by helping out in turtle conservation.

Highlights

Program Location

  • Sri Lanka is home of 5 out of 7 species of turtles in the world. Our project is located in Duwemodara, Kosgoda on the west coast about 75 Kms south of Colombo.
  • Kosgoda, Bentota, and Induruwa areas are prime turtle nesting sites of Sri Lanka and beautiful areas with stunning beaches and several turtle hatcheries which attracts a lot of tourists.
  • The Green turtle
  • The Hawsbill turtle
  • The Loggerhead turtle
  • The Olive ridley turtle
  • The Leatherback turtle

Activities performed by volunteers

  • Caring turtles that live at the centre.
  • Maintaining the project areas and beach.
  • Feeding turtles.
  • Washing turtles.
  • Lifting turtles from tank to tank.
  • Collect eggs from the nests on beach or buy from vendors to avoid their sale in the market.
  • Night patrolling the beach to collect eggs if female turtles have laid eggs during the night time.
  • Releasing baby turtles in sea.

Itinerary

Duration:15 Days

Country:Sri Lanka

Introduction

  • 1Day 1

    Pickup at the nearest airport as per pickup procedure.After arrival at the airport, wait our representative. Later transfer to our accommodation.

  • 2Day 2

    After breakfast, you will be involved in detailed orientation with information of the country, culture, volunteering placements, activities, facilities, itinerary, accommodation and enjoy cultural activities.
    Meet other international people and our local team and enjoy your chat with them.

  • 3Day 3 to Day 5

    After breakfast, start your volunteering work with our project executive. Enjoy your work in morning and then have a lunch break at the project site. Post lunch, you can resume your volunteering work till end of the day.Evening transfer back to your accommodation. Enjoy your dinner, relax and enjoy free WiFi.

  • 4Day 6 to Day 7

    Free weekend for your leisure.
    (You can stay at our volunteer house or you can take help from our travel desk to book exciting trips and excursions for weekend.)

  • 5Day 8 to Day 12

    After Breakfast, proceed for your Volunteer Work during for around 5 hours during the day. Packed lunch can be provided to you by our team. Evening return to volunteer house, dinner and overnight stay.

  • 6Day 13 to Day 14

    Free day at your leisure.
    (You can stay at our volunteer house or you can take help from our travel desk to book exciting trips and excursions for weekend.)

  • 7Day 15

    Morning transfer back to the airport.
    Good Bye!

Program Date

Monday
27/Feb/2017
Monday
13/Mar/2017
Monday
27/Mar/2017
Monday
10/Apr/2017
Monday
24/Apr/2017
Monday
08/May/2017
Monday
22/May/2017
Monday
05/Jun/2017
Monday
19/Jun/2017
Monday
03/Jul/2017
Monday
17/Jul/2017
Monday
31/Jul/2017
Monday
14/Aug/2017
Monday
28/Aug/2017
Monday
11/Sep/2017
Monday
25/Sep/2017
Monday
09/Oct/2017
Monday
23/Oct/2017
Monday
06/Nov/2017
Monday
20/Nov/2017
Monday
04/Dec/2017
Monday
18/Dec/2017

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Program Service

Included:

  • ¬†Pick up from nearest Airport¬†
    Assisted pick up from nearest Airport on arrival. Airport drop on departure.
  • Accommodation
    Accommodation at an IDEX accommodation facility with up-to 4 participants per room of same gender.
  • Meals
    Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) as per the meal plan.
  • Program coordinator
    Presence of a dedicated program coordinator throughout the program for project and general support.
  • Transportation
    Local transportation from accommodation to project.
  • Extensive pre-departure information, port-arrival printed material, regular training and support by IDEX for preparing the participants for their experience.
  • All material and resources required for the volunteer project.

Excluded:

  • Any air fares.
  • Visa fee.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Vaccinations.
  • Meals not mentioned in the sample itinerary.

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