Turtle Conservation

About Turtle Conservation

Turtle populations are attacked in all stages of their lives, both from natural and human pressures and all species of sea turtles are now classed as endangered. Without intervention, we may lose these beautiful, ancient creatures from our oceans forever.

Our conservation effort aims to prevent further decline of these magnificent ancient creatures and protect them by ensuring viable nesting and feeding.

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 vast experience, having provided placement, travel and learning opportunities to many volunteers since the start of the programs.

A Trip Unlike Any Other

Waking up in the foothills of the Himalayas is a unique experience that you will carry with you forever. Our programme is packed with activities and sights that will amaze your family and friends. You will meet volunteers from all over the world – young women and men just like you who want to make a difference, broaden their horizons, and live an amazing adventure in a part of the world that not many will ever get to experience. The bonds you create will last you a lifetime.

Location - Srilanka

Chiang Mai is one of the few places in Thailand where it is possible to experience both historical and modern Thai culture coexisting side by side: the city features centuries-old pagodas and temples as well as modern convenience stores and boutique hotels. Chiang Mai literally means “new city” and has retained the name despite celebrating its 700th anniversary in 1996.

For many years, travellers have thought of Chiang Mai simply as the base from which they could plan trekking and rafting trips to hill tribe villages and also visits to other provinces. However, once there, they will be taken by surprise due to the fact that there are so many things to discover other than its beautiful and historic temples. Intriguing diversity among ethnic tribes, elephant camps, cooking and massage schools, outdoor activities, a variety of handicraft workshops, various cultural performances, and breathtaking sceneries make Chiang Mai one of Asia’s most attractive tourist destinations.

Thailand is every person’s dream destination as it is a land filled with serene beaches, busy city life, electrifying night life, Buddhist monasteries and temples as well as plenty of exciting activities. From students planning a vacation to families planning a chilling holiday, most people opt for Thailand as their travel destination. The spirit of this archipelago is so contagious and tempting that whoever reads or hears about it will want to visit it.

Apart from its dazzling nightlife and wonderful places of attraction, Thailand is also well known for its bizarre yet excellent street food varieties. Thailand, a lively city with livelier people is sure to give the tourist fun, adventure, companionship, rejuvenation and most significantly, fulfilment! Besides these, Thailand is also popular for club hopping and plenty of shopping.

Thailand, the ‘Land of Smiles’ is a paradise for shoppers as it has many kinds of weekend bazaars, fancy malls, floating bazaars and night markets selling a variety of Thai products. The products famous here include Thai sauces and spices, pottery and ceramics, Thai silk , Thai snacks and food, wickerwork, antiques and so on!

Volunteer and Travel Option

You can’t put a price on such an enriching adventure experience, but we strive to offer exceptional value for money and flexible
packages that cater to everyone’s needs. We also offer a weekly extension for those of you who are not ready to say goodbye to
beautiful Sri Lanka

  • PROGRAM DURATION B2C Prices
  • 1 weeks €1,125
  • 2 weeks €1,775
  • 3 weeks €2,433
  • 4 Weeks €3,083
  • Weekly extension €450

Included Services and Activities

  • Accommodation on sharing occupancy basis for the program duration selected.
  • Airport pickup on arrival#
  • Drop off at the airport at the end of the program
  • Daily return transfers between accommodation and volunteer project
  • All required transfers for cultural workshops and excursions (as included in the program)
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner of local cuisine from the time of arrival till departure during the volunteering days and free weekends+
  • A thorough orientation upon arrival including various topics of local culture, personal well-being and appropriate behavior.
  • Cooking workshop to observe and learn Sri Lankan cuisine and try your hands at it yourself.
    Visit the home of a local, English-speaking middle-income level family to experience their day to
    day life, its challenges and opportunities. Have a meal with the family for a truly authentic
    experience.
  • Learn the Sinhala language for fun, use during trips and volunteer work.
  • Project introduction to get you settled at the project.
  • Handover session so you may continue the work from where it was left by previous volunteers.
  • Daily work planning to plan the next day.
  • Daily accompanying staff to help with translation, organising and general support.
  • The material used for volunteering such as pens, papers, workbooks, paint, colours or others.
  • 1 night, 2 day Excursions to
  • Yala National Park including safari.
  • Kandy
  • Entrance fees to monuments and sightseeing as required.
  • Services of English-speaking guides during sightseeing.
  • All currently applicable taxes.

Volunteer Activities includes

Activities that volunteer will do at the project

  • Caring turtles that live at the centre.
  • Maintaining the project areas and beach.
  • Feeding turtles
  • Washing turtles or giving them a wash.
  • Lifting turtles from tank to tank
  • Eggs collect from nest on beach or bought from vender to avoid their sale in market.
  • Night patrolling the beach to collect eggs if female turtle come for laying their eggs at night.
  • Releasing baby turtles in sea.
  • Guidance to tourists.

Accommodation and Amenities

  • Western-style toilets
  • Shared bathroom with hot showers
  • Separate balconies
  • Opportunity to upgrade to single room (at extra cost)
  • Free Wi-Fi 24/7
  • Mini-library
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Computers, printer and scanner
  • Recreation and common hall
  • Purified drinking water

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Program Start Dates

Start Date

14-Jan-19

Start Date

11-Feb-19

Start Date

11-Mar-19

Start Date

08-Apr-19

Start Date

06-May-19

Start Date

03-Jun-19

Start Date

01-Jul-19

Start Date

29-Jul-19

Start Date

26-Aug-19

Start Date

23-Sep-19

Start Date

21-Oct-19

Start Date

18-Nov-19

Start Date

16-Dec-19

Program Itinerary

Duration : 15 Days

Place : Sri Lanka

  • Day 1

    You will be greeted by an Idex representative at the exit gate of the Bandaranayke International Airport. You will be then escorted to your accommodation and shall be assisted with check-in. He will explain the travel plan in detail and hand over the essential documents to you. Overnight stay is at the accommodation (no meals).

  • Day 2

    Your morning is free and you will join our orientation in the late afternoon. In the orientation, you will get detailed information about the volunteering project and the work areas. Overnight stay is at your accommodation (meals - breakfast and dinner).

  • Day 3

    After breakfast, you start your volunteering work in the morning and continue it till the afternoon, totally for about five hours per day. Then in the evening, you participate in dinner with a local, middle class family to get a glimpse into the area which is, in fact, a major part of India’s social, economic and cultural engine. During the dinner, we can try to make conversations about how life is for people in Sri Lanka and can share about our own family. Overnight stay is at the accommodation (meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner).

  • Day 4

    Perform volunteering work during the morning and afternoon time (for totally about five hours per day). In the late afternoon, enjoy a local cooking demonstration. Overnight stay is at the accommodation (meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner).

  • Day 5

    Do volunteering work during the morning and afternoon (for totally about five hours per day). Overnight stay is at the accommodation (meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner).

    • Day 6 & 7

      Transfer to Kandy (1 h 58 min (116.7km) Sightseeing tour of Kandy - Temple of Tooth, Royal Botanic Gardens in Peradeniya, Gem Museum Night Stay at Hotel

    • Day 8

      Take part in volunteering work during the morning and afternoon time (for totally about five hours per day). Overnight stay is at the accommodation (meals- breakfast, lunch and dinner)

    • Day 9

      Perform volunteer work during the morning and afternoon time (for totally about five hours per day). Overnight stay is at the accommodation (meals- breakfast, lunch and dinner)

    • Day 10

      Perform volunteer work during the morning and afternoon time (for totally about five hours per day). Overnight stay is at the accommodation (meals- breakfast, lunch and dinner)

    • Day 11

      Participate in volunteer work during the morning and afternoon time (for totally about five hours per day). Overnight stay is at the accommodation (meals- breakfast, lunch and dinner)

    • Day 12

      Involve yourself in volunteer work during the morning and afternoon time (for totally about five hours per day). Overnight stay is at the accommodation (meals- breakfast, lunch and dinner)

    • Day 13 & 14

      Visit the Yala National park for safaris in the Reserve. Next day return to Colombo

    • Day 15

      Morning after breafkast transfer to the Colombo airport. (Meal – Breakfast Only).

Typical Daily Schedule

Monday – Friday
This is a basic outline for volunteers – the weekend excursions are only included in the Volunteer & Travel package.
A more detailed itinerary is available on request.

  • Activities Time
  • Breakfast at IDEX accommodation 7:30 - 8:30
  • Project work 9:00 – 12:30
  • Lunch 12:30 – 13:30
  • Free time/relaxation 13:30 – 14:00
  • Project work 14:00 – 16:00
  • Preparation meeting/lesson planning for next day 16:00 – 17:00
  • Tea/coffee at IDEX accommodation 17:00 – 17:30
  • Dinner at IDEX accommodation 19:00 – 20:00

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