Turtle Conservation: Sri Lanka

Nestled south of India, Sri Lanka is a tropical gem sparkling with natural allure! Picture infinite beaches, mysterious ruins, vibrant temples, gnarly surfing, globally-renowned tea, and tantalising cuisine. Sri Lanka promises a unique escape off the beaten backpacking paths!

  • 18 Meals (Vegetarian Options)
  • All transport & Accommodation
  • No Hidden Charges or Application Fees
  • Meet volunteers from all over the world
  • International Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Airport Transfer (Departing)

The biggest impact my volunteering trip had was exposing me to a new and unfamiliar culture that I absolutely loved. My favorite moment from the volunteer experience was releasing turtle hatchlings into the sea.

Ellen Wright, British, 21

Turtle Conservation: Sri Lanka

£382.50 Per Weekfrom
Pay £250 deposit

Plunge into Ambalangoda's clear waters and sun-kissed sands to champion sea turtle conservation! A stone's throw from renowned Indian Ocean turtle nests, you'll form part of the vanguard, safeguarding these mesmerising sea creatures from extinction!

  • Length1-12 Weeks
  • Avg. Age17+
  • No. Of Meals18
  • Avg. Group Size10-40
  • Starting PointColombo
  • Ending PointAmbalangoda

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Pick from a choice of 4 programs to add to your first week of volunteering.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to your New Home

Hello Sri Lanka!!! Today, we'll be ushering you into your charming abode nestled in the lush countryside. Your coordinator, full of warmth, will greet you at the airport and guide you to your new dwelling. Greet your delightful roommates, and brace yourself for a culinary journey with scrumptious homemade Sri Lankan delicacies!

  • Meals IncludedBrunch, Dinner
  • Room TypeVolunteer House
  • Activities IncludedAirport Transfer
Day 2 - 6

Turtle Conservation

Explore the pristine blue waters and white sands of Ambalangoda and take part in conserving sea turtles! We are located a few steps away from the Indian Ocean which is famous for the sea turtle nesting grounds. Many of the species are becoming extinct due to human impacts. You will be a part of the community involved in the conservation of these fascinating marine animals and their habitat.

  • Meals IncludedBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Room TypeVolunteer House
Day 7

Choose Your Own Adventure!

The weekend is time for you to spread your wings a little if you’re up for it. We’ve equipped you with some language basics, and introduced you to the local cuisine…now let's see where that can get you! You’re free to organise any adventure you care to, or simply chill ahead of the volunteer work. We can offer advice on where to go if you need it.

  • Meals IncludedLunch, Dinner
  • Room TypeVolunteer House


Optional Extras


The Program

Step into Sri Lanka's only government-certified, disabled turtle conservation program! We're the sea turtle superheroes, nursing the wounded back to health from human-related injuries or pollution. Stumble upon five diverse turtle species basking in the Indian Ocean, as we breed and care for the Loggerhead, Hawksbill, Green, and Olive Ridley turtles. With 42 disabled turtles and hundreds of hatchlings prepped for oceanic release, we're all about ensuring their survival in a safe habitat. Join the action - just remember, turtles first, so no open wounds please, and always follow the coordinator's advice!

What are the meals like?

We're passionate about dishing out tantalising Sri Lankan veggie and non-veggie delights, crafted from fresh, local produce. Allergies? We've got your back. Relish three delectable weekday meals, and two exquisite meals on weekends and public holidays. Get ready for a flavourful adventure, with every bite celebrating Sri Lanka's vibrant culinary culture!