Sri Lanka Escape

Often referred to the as the ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean’, few places in the world can offer such a remarkable combination of stunning landscapes, pristine beaches, captivating cultural heritage and unique experiences.  

From ancient rituals to flavourful cuisines, this journey promises an authentic exploration of Sri Lanka's diverse and enchanting cultural tapestry.

Join us for this transformative experience that promises not only an adventure in exotic surroundings, but a journey of self-discovery and impact - seize the opportunity and embark on a cultural escape like no other! 

Perfect for: Adventure Travel, Summer Escapes and Wildlife Conservation.



Meticulously designed for adventurous souls who crave an unconventional travel experience. Join us on a journey off the beaten path, where every step is a lesson, and every encounter a story to tell.

Typical age range: 18 – 29

Accommodation: dorm-style hostels, volunteer guesthouses

Transport: public & private buses, 4x4 vehicles

Supervision: support and guidance of local program coordinators


Vibrant Kandy Exploration: Immerse yourself in the heart of Sri Lanka's cultural capital, Kandy, discovering sacred temples, vibrant markets, traditional arts and cultural performances. 

Weekend Freedom: Explore Kandy and beyond independently during weekends, discovering iconic landmarks and thrilling adventures.

Tailor your own experience: Choose from turtle conservation, restoration projects, or a wellness retreat, deepening connections to wildlife, people, and ancient practices.


Day 1: Be met at Colombo international airport before transferring to the vibrant heart of Sri Lanka – Kandy, the undisputed cultural capital of this enchanting island. 

Day 2: Begin your journey with a welcome program, a Sinhalese language lesson, and a guided city tour, culminating in an ancient Kandyan dance performance. 

Day 3: Uncover Sri Lanka's spice and ayurvedic herb secrets at a local herb garden, visit a tea factory and gemstone museum, and take a boat ride on the picturesque Kandy lake. 

Day 4: Delight your palate with a traditional Sri Lankan cooking experience followed by a visit to a temple to learn about buddhist rituals and find serenity in a temple meditation. 

Day 5: Engage in a creative Batik painting workshop, followed by lunch with a local family, visit the sacred 'Temple of the Tooth.' 

Day 6: Discover sacred temples followed by an Indian lunch.  Conclude the day with a relaxing Ayurvedic massage. 

Days 7-8: Enjoy a free weekend for independent exploration. Visit Royal Botanical Gardens, Udawatta Kele sanctuary, or venture to Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Pinnawala Elephant orphanage, or Kitulgala for outdoor adventures.  

*For those taking part in the turtle conservation project, you will depart Kandy on Saturday (Day 7), and with guidance from local staff, make your own way to the seaside town of Ambalagoda. On the Sunday you are free to explore your new surroundings and relax on local beaches.


Here’s the fun part! You have the option to select a project that best suits you!

Select from three distinctive programs to further deepen your connection and insight into the wildlife, people, and ancient practices of this captivating country:

• Turtle Conservation at Ambalagoda: Dive into Purposeful Action! 

Join our Turtle Conservation program in Ambalagoda where you'll play a pivotal role in nurturing and protecting wounded sea turtles. Engaging in activities that vary based on the local weather and beach conditions, your week includes feeding the turtles, ensuring pristine tank conditions, pampering the turtles with gentle washes, participating in beach cleanups, and, if season and weather allows, assist in the awe-inspiring weekly release of over 100 newborn turtles into the vast ocean – a sight you'll carry with you forever. Seize this chance to make an impact and forge unforgettable connections with Sri Lanka's marine life. 

• Restoration and Renovation in Kandy: your cultural legacy awaits!

Embark on a journey of preservation and rejuvenation as you contribute to restoring ancient temples, schools, and community centers in and around Kandy. Become a guardian of cultural heritage, leaving an enduring mark on the city's landmarks. Immerse yourself in a full day of activities that may include painting buildings, light construction, cleaning, mural work, and various artistic endeavours, ensuring your impact is not just about preserving the past but leaving an indelible mark on Kandy's future.  

• Body and Mind in Kandy: Elevate Your Wellness Experience! 

Indulge in a transformative week designed to rejuvenate your body and soothe your mind in the enchanting city of Kandy. The Body and Mind week is a fusion of Yoga, Meditation, and Ayurvedic treatments, guiding you towards a fitter, healthier, and more positive version of yourself. Each morning, experience ancient meditation techniques, invigorating yoga sessions, and soul-nurturing massages in a serene spa setting. Afternoons are your canvas to unwind and reflect, creating a harmonious balance between relaxation and self-discovery. 

Would you like to learn? Contact us today for more details on this exciting summer escape! 

2-weeks: £950

For available start dates check out the 'Dates & Availability' section below - you may need to scroll right to view the prices and book on! You can secure your place on your chosen adventure with a deposit of either £300 or 10% of the trip price, whichever is higher. The remainder is paid leading up to the program departing.

Should you wish to extend your stay you can add additional weeks at £450 per week. This can be done by selecting an 'extra' after clicking BOOK below. Contact one of the team for more information. 

What's included:

  • Pre-departure support 
  • Airport pick-up 
  • Local project coordinator
  • Local support staff 
  • All accommodation & meals
  • Trips & activities as listed in brochure 
  • 24/7 emergency back up 
  • Financial failure protection 

What is not included:

  • Flights to/from destination
  • Return airport transfer
  • Inter-project transfers
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa & Vaccinations
  • Spending Money
  • Tipping & gratuities

Who takes part in this program? 

This program is for anyone looking to explore and volunteer in one of Asia’s most ecologically and culturally diverse countries. There is no prior experience required although the minimum age is 18 and you must also have your doctor sign our medical form confirming you are medically fit to participate. A reasonable level of fitness is required to participate, and if you plan to take part in any water based activities you must be able to swim.

Where will I be staying?

The accommodation you stay in vary from local hostels, volunteer guesthouses and overnight camps. Most accommodation will be dorm style with shared bathrooms. 

What is the food like?

You will be provided with 3 meals during weekends and 2 during weekends for the duration of your trip. Sri Lanka is known for its fantastic food and local dishes! Typical meals will include lots of curries, rice, meat, fish, vegetables and fruit, regional dishes vary and local specialties will be made available! 

Who will be supervising me?

Throughout your stay, you will have the support and guidance of local program coordinators. We will also provide you with a 24-hour emergency telephone number so that you can always reach a member of the team in the event of an emergency.

What type of transport will I be using?

You are responsible for getting yourself to and from the start point of the program. Your arrival airport transfer, your transfers between poject sites and return airport transfer is not included. Internal travel throughout the course will consist of a range of transport types including public and private buses, and 4x4 vehicles. Please give us a call for more information on individual journey details. 

How much spending money do I need?

You will need money for programs transfers, extra meals, drinks & snacks, as well as for any activities not on the itinerary. We advise you to budget for £140 / €160 / $200 per week (this is a guideline only).

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  • Sri Lanka
  • Duration: 2 to 3 weeks
  • Departures: April, May, June, July, August, September

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