Turtle Conservation

About Turtle Conservation

Turtle populations are attacked at all stages of their lives, both from natural and human pressures and all species of sea turtle 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 their population and protect turtles by ensuring viable nesting and feeding populations of these magnificent ancient creatures.

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.

A Trip Unlike Any Other

Why backpack through Europe when you can clap back at poverty? Seeing the Eiffel Tower is something that anyone can do. Whereas 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’ll 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

Colombo is the largest city in Sri Lanka and is known as the financial and commercial capital of the country. Located on the west coast of the island,it is the official capital of Sri Lanka and the parliament capital of Sri Lanka.

Colombo is a busy and vibrant city with a mixture of modern life and ancient historical colonial buildings and ruins that offers a variety of experiences. It has the laid-back charm of the historical era combined with the liveliness of a modern city. Colombo would be the best place in Sri Lanka to begin our program.

The wonderful land of Sri Lanka is filled with picturesque beauty due to its beautiful beaches and wildlife sanctuaries. Sri Lanka (officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka) is an island in southeast India. Plenty of tourists visit Sri Lanka for its stunning beaches, colonial architecture, Buddhist temples and destinations such as Kandy , Galle , Yala National Park and Colombo. There are also many famous wildlife sanctuaries with elephant and leopard populations in Sri Lanka.

Tourists can dive with blue whales during the season time or enjoy watching spinner dolphins leaping about in the marine sanctuary, Kalpitiya. Sri Lanka has around 5800 wild elephants and one of the largest populations of leopards in the world. Numerous elephants, leopards, buffaloes and sloth bears can be observed in Yala national park.

Sleepy Gale is the backpackers’ haven with its Dutch Colonial architecture, fascinating nightlife, ice cream parlours and jewellery shops. This is also the spot to witness an international cricket match or explore an ancient fort. Nilaveli and Uppuveli, near Trincomalee are stunning and secluded beaches in which the traveller can spend time in peace. In the south east of Sri Lanka, the Arugam Bay is a golden sand crescent and it offers the perfect location for parties on summer days and balmy nights!

Included Services and Activities

Volunteer Activities includes

Activities that volunteer will do at the project

Accommodation and Amenities

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

Country : Srilanka

  • 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 at accommodation. (Meal – No Meal)

  • Day 2

    Your morning is free and late afternoon you will join our orientation, the orientation will include- You will get detailed information about Volunteering Project & the work areas. Overnight stay at accommodation (Meals- Breakfast & Dinner)

  • Day 3

    After breakfast – Start volunteer Work during morning and afternoon time for total around 05 hours per day. Then in the evening, have dinner with local, middle class family to get a glimpse into the lives of the Sri Lanka that are in fact a major part of Sri Lankan’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 at accommodation. (Meals- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

  • Day 4

    Volunteer Work during morning and afternoon time for total around 05 hours per day. Late afternoon enjoy the local cooking demonstration. Overnight stay at accommodation. (Meals- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

  • Day 5

    Volunteer Work during morning and afternoon time for total around 05 hours per day. Overnight stay at accommodation. (Meals- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

    • Day 6

      You have free day and in this free day you can stay at the accommodation and can access free internet, TV, mini library or you buy weekend trips and enjoy the one night and two days trips near Colombo city.

    • Day 7

      You have free day and in this free day you can stay at the accommodation and can access free internet, TV, mini library or you buy weekend trips and enjoy the one night and two days trips near Colombo city.

    • Day 8

      Volunteer Work during morning and afternoon time for total around 05 hours per day. Overnight stay at accommodation (Meals- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

    • Day 9

      Volunteer Work during morning and afternoon time for total around 05 hours per day. Overnight stay at accommodation (Meals- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

    • Day 10

      Volunteer Work during morning and afternoon time for total around 05 hours per day. Overnight stay at accommodation (Meals- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

    • Day 11

      Volunteer Work during morning and afternoon time for total around 05 hours per day. Overnight stay at accommodation (Meals- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

    • Day 12

      Volunteer Work during morning and afternoon time for total around 05 hours per day. Overnight stay at accommodation (Meals- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

    • Day 13

      Free day.

    • Day 14

      This will be a free day and you have the option to take your return flight on this day after 20:00 hours from Colombo International Airport. (Meal – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

    • 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/relax 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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