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Sri Lanka Experience

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4 - 4 semanas  ·  Idade 17 - 50+

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Destaques

  • Join us in 2024 - 6th May, 3rd June, 1st July, 15th July, 5th August & 3rd September
  • Marvel at the famous Kandyan dancing & the iconic temple of the tooth relic
  • Explore the cultural triangle – a treasure trove of ancient ruins & wildlife
  • Pick tea leaves & step back in time in ‘little England’
  • Enjoy breathtaking views from Little Adam’s Peak to the Nine Arch Bridge

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Sobre o programa

Do something life-changing discovering the real Sri Lanka. Spend four amazing weeks exploring and volunteering in this hugely inspiring country.

The Real Sri Lanka Experience offers ambitious individuals the opportunity to join together and embark on a thrilling adventure across Sri Lanka. Our local team provides a structured, face-paced and thrilling group itinerary across a number of amazing sites around the country. Your group will also ...

Sobre o programa

The Real Sri Lanka Experience offers ambitious individuals the opportunity to join together and embark on a thrilling adventure across Sri Lanka. Our local team provides a structured, face-paced and thrilling group itinerary across a number of amazing sites around the country. Your group will also dedicate time to volunteering projects to give back to local communities, developing and showcasing your skills. On the gap year Sri Lanka experience, you will arrive into Sri Lanka on a set date, joining your group before travelling and volunteering across a 4 week period. 

Individuals on this experience trip have the unique chance to explore the whole of this diverse island, from the ancient Cultural Triangle to the relaxing waves of Mirissa and the lush green scenery of the central hill-country. Your adventure will pan across the best sites in the entire country, before dedicating your time to meaningful volunteer projects on the south coast. Across this 27 day itinerary, be prepared for breathtaking sites, friends for life and complete cultural immersion. The gap year Sri Lanka experience is perfect for anyone looking to travel within a safe, structured and social environment.

From one destination to the next, you won’t need to worry about a thing. All your in-country transport and accommodation will be arranged by our local teams on the gap year Sri Lanka experience. This helps to ensure that your experience abroad is as smooth as possible. Our team will arrange numerous activities for you to enjoy and engage in during your trip. For any spare time, our local experts will be able to help you discover the impressive range of activities you can get involved in during your trip to Sri Lanka. A portion of your time will also be dedicated to making a difference within a community in Sri Lanka. This will allow you to put your skills and enthusiasm into practice to make a meaningful difference to local communities overseas.

The trip’s group set-up makes the gap year Sri Lanka experience an exceptional social occasion. You have the chance to meet individuals from across the globe, forming friendships that will last a lifetime. You will stay together for your entire adventure, sharing moments and memories that will stay with you forever. You will also have the chance to immerse yourself with members of the local community, making your gap year programs in Sri Lanka even more special.

EXPLORING SRI LANKA

As exquisite as Sri Lanka might be, it’s certainly had its share of challenges, from years of war to overpowering tsunamis. However, the country has been moving forward quickly, which puts Sri Lanka now firmly on many travellers itineraries. In fact, it has been a favourite destination of PMGY volunteers and adventurous travel tours for many years, almost like a best-kept secret!

Sri Lanka may be small but it has more than 2,000 years of culture, 8 (yes 8!) Unesco World Heritage Sites, endless beaches, lush rainforests, welcoming people, rolling surf, cheap prices, fun trains, famous tea, oodles of elephants, wonderful food and so, so much more. With travelling distances so short and sights to see aplenty, it means your 2 weeks are spent enjoying the huge diversity of this island without having to spend lots of time in transit during your gap year Sri Lanka experience.

Firstly on your travels, you’ll get to learn about the rich history and kingdoms of the Cultural Triangle at the famous Temple of the Tooth, cultural dance show, Sigiriya Rock, Polonnaruwa and Anuradhapura ruins. Next, you'll explore the tea plantations of Nuwara Eliya and experience spectacular views, walks and waterfalls in Ella. After that, spot leopards, elephants and a sloth bear on Safari in Udawalawe National Park. Finally, a chance to relax and bodyboard on Mirissa beach plus explore the streets of Galle Fort!

During the last two weeks on the gap year Sri Lanka experience, you will be based in Ambalangoda with other volunteers on the Sri Lanka volunteer program. This town is traditionally a fishing community but is famous for being the major production centre for demonic wooden masks.

Your group will travel together by private minibus visiting some of the best destinations Sri Lanka has to offer, as well as some of the hidden gems most visitors never see! A PMGY coordinator will accompany you throughout your gap year Sri Lanka experience, so you’ll get the chance to learn so much about the country’s culture and history.

VOLUNTEER PLACEMENT

PMGY’s volunteer work in Sri Lanka runs throughout the year, so you’ll be joining our development work in Ambalangoda alongside existing PMGY volunteers. Over the course of the final two weeks of your gap year Sri Lanka experience, you’ll have the opportunity to join our projects teaching English. You can also opt to join one of the Wildlife, Medical or Renovation & Community projects.

Volunteer in Sri Lanka to truly immerse yourself in the local culture, spending time in the community and learning about what life is like for the Sri Lankan people. Getting involved in our local community development projects ensures that you’ll make a positive impact during your time on the gap year Sri Lanka experience.

The one thing that every volunteer in Sri Lanka will never forget is the genuine friendliness and warmth shown by the locals. Just walking through the village you’ll be greeted with smiles and waves – it really does feel like a second home on your gap year Sri Lanka experience.

You can choose which project you’d like to do during the online application process. The following projects are available for you to take part in, but please note some do require an additional fee:

  • Dog Rescue
  • English Teaching
  • Medical 
  • Renovation and Community
  • Sea Turtle Conservation


Dia típico

Almost every day you will be doing something different on this adventure, but here is an example of what a day on this trip will look like:

You will be met at Colombo airport by a member of our local team who will be holding a name sign for everyone on the gap year Sri Lanka experience.

We will ...

Dia típico

Almost every day you will be doing something different on this adventure, but here is an example of what a day on this trip will look like:

You will be met at Colombo airport by a member of our local team who will be holding a name sign for everyone on the gap year Sri Lanka experience.

We will transfer you to a guesthouse in Negombo, a town just 10 miles from the airport. After that, you can relax, catch up with jet lag and meet fellow travellers on the PMGY Sri Lanka Intro Experience and Real Sri Lanka Experience.

Over the next couple days, we will check out some of Kandy’s iconic sites, which will include a visit to the bustling Temple of the Tooth and Bahirawa Kanda Temple for a beautiful hill-top view of the city.

Next is an action-packed day! We will kick off the day by visiting a spice and herbal plantation on your gap year Sri Lanka experience. Here, you will learn about how a wide range of plants grow in Sri Lanka and how they are used for medicine across the world.

It’s time to see a different side of the country on your gap year Sri Lanka experience – the glorious southern hill country. The hill country is the highest, wildest and in many ways the most beautiful part of Sri Lanka.

Depending on which project you choose to do on your online application will influence the daily timings you join us at the project.

You’ll be in personal contact with our local coordinators every day across your two weeks volunteering with us so if you need anything we are there for you 24/7.


Actividades em tempo livre


Actividades em tempo livre



Requisitos

Requisitos

Idade mínima: 17 anos

Para aderir ao programa é necessário ter pelo menos 17 anos de idade na data de início do programa.

Habilidades linguísticas

Precisa de falar Inglês (nível básico)

Verificação dos antecedentes criminais

necessário

Restrições de Nacionalidade

Sem restrições. São bem-vindas as mãos que ajudam de todo o mundo.

Outras Competências

You should also be physically fit, as volunteering overseas can be quite strenuous. If you have any medical/mental health conditions that may affect your participation overseas then these must be declared to us during your online application.

Compromisso de tempo

A tua mão auxiliadora será necessária na Segunda-feira, Terça-feira, Quarta-feira, Quinta-feira e Sexta-feira de 09:00 - 14:00

Serviços incluídos

Serviços incluídos

Serviços por Plan My Gap Year

  • Accommodation 
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Airport Pick Up
  • In-Country Orientation
  • Private Transport Across Sri Lanka
  • Private Transport To/From Project
  • Entrance Fees
  • 24 Hour Support

Recepção no aeroporto em Bandaranaike International Airport

You should arrive into Bandaranaike International Airport (airport code CMB) on the Monday after 9:30am. 

On arrival a member of our local team will be at the waiting area for you holding a sign with your name on it. They will drive you straight to our partner hotel in Negombo, which is close to the airport, where you can relax and settle in. This journey takes around 20 to 30 minutes.

Alojamento

All your accommodation is organised by PMGY on the Real Sri Lanka Experience. During the travelling part of your trip, you will stay at guesthouses or hotels sharing a room with fellow travellers. All rooms will be single-sex, fanned and have western bathrooms. 

When travelling, our team will do their best to arrange twin rooms or single beds (guaranteed to be in place for the first night of your gap year Sri Lanka experience). However, from time to time some volunteers may be required to share double beds depending on availability. The guesthouses will be basic but clean, comfortable and have the amenities you need.

 

Volunteer House

During the last two weeks of your gap year Sri Lanka experience, you will stay in one of our Volunteer Houses in Ambalangoda. The Volunteer House is located just outside of central Ambalangoda on the south coast, in a peaceful part of town. It is just a 10 minute tuk-tuk journey into the main town, where you can find ATMs, supermarkets and local restaurants. You’ll be living with other PMGY volunteers from around the world, so you’ll make plenty of friends along the way!

The accommodation is basic but comfortable and clean, fitting up to 10 people per room in single-sex bedrooms with bunk beds. Volunteers are provided with air conditioning in the room and bed linen. You will have cupboard space to store clothes and accessories as well as a personal locker to store your valuables. However, volunteers are still encouraged to only bring essential items during their gap year Sri Lanka experience.

The bathrooms are shared, each with a shower and western style toilet. The water is cold but this shouldn’t be a problem if you volunteer in Sri Lanka, as the climate is hot and humid all year round!

The house has a voucher-based Wi-Fi system and a communal area for international volunteers to relax, hang out with new friends or prepare lesson plans if you are teaching English. There is also a refrigerator to store any items you need to keep chilled. A member of our local team will also live at the house. This ensures you have round the clock support and security during your Sri Lanka volunteer program.

We will transport you via tuk-tuk or private car to and from your volunteer work in Sri Lanka, which is usually between 5-30 minutes away from the house. This service is included in your Program Fee. 

During our busiest months you may be placed at alternative accommodation. This could be a nearby guesthouse or one of our alternative Volunteer Houses

Alimentos e Bebidas

You will be served three meals per day across the whole four weeks of the gap year Sri Lanka experience. Most meals are traditional Sri Lankan dishes that can be typically quite spicy. Sri Lankan cuisine consists of a lot of rice and the meat is mainly fish or chicken – vegetarian options are always available.

During the first two weeks of travelling, meals are mostly buffet format so volunteers can pick and choose what they want. When travelling, bottled water will be provided for each mealtime. Water outside of mealtimes and any soft drinks are at your own expense throughout the gap year Sri Lanka experience.

At the Volunteer House, a weekly menu has been introduced that blends Sri Lanka cuisine with Western cuisine so you will know in advance what is on the menu for that day!

Acesso à Internet

Bom acesso no local do projecto

O que NÃO está incluído?

O que NÃO está incluído?

Bilhetes de avião

O aeroporto mais próximo é Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) em Colombo. Ajudamo-lo a encontrar voos baratos para Sri Lanka. ENCONTRAR VOOS BARATOS

Seguro de viagem

Ir para o estrangeiro é uma aventura e é sempre melhor estar preparado. Doença ou lesão súbita, cancelamento ou roubo - um seguro de viagem para Sri Lanka proporciona segurança e é uma vantagem a ter. OBTENHA UMA COTAÇÃO

Vacinas

Se pretende ser voluntário em Sri Lanka deve procurar aconselhamento médico antes de iniciar a sua viagem social. Verifique as vacinas necessárias para Sri Lanka. VERIFICADOR DE VACINAS

Detalhes à chegada

This program starts on the 6th May, 3rd June, 1st July, 15th July, 5th August & 3rd September 2024

Disponibilidade
Jan Feb Março Abril Maio Jun Jul Ago Set Out Nov Dez

Preços do programa

4 semanas 1.376€
Preços médios 344€/semana

Preços do programa

344€ por semana 4 - 4 semanas Idade 17 - 50+

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Duração

4 - 4 semanas

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Pagamento final

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Sobre o projecto

Plan My Gap Year is an award-winning international volunteer placement organisation based in the UK.

Conheça seu anfitrião

Plan My Gap Year is an award-winning international volunteer placement organisation based in the UK. We provide safe, affordable, need-driven volunteer programmes from 1 to 24 weeks in 11 countries worldwide.

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT US…

Founded by volunteers for volunteers, Plan My Gap Year works with local communities in the developing world towards long-term sustainable goals. We know there is no better way to travel and make a positive impact on the world.

We work extremely hard to ensure that our opportunities are affordable for everyone who wants to make a difference. So fees are 100% transparent, something our volunteers really appreciate.

Plan My Gap Year structured programmes create the perfect platform for you to see the world, meet like-minded people and engage in meaningful volunteer work. We have teams in the UK and in our host destinations who will support you 24/7 throughout your time with us. Furthermore, every project on our network is regularly risk-assessed by our UK team to ensure our set up is safe and that our volunteers are making a positive impact.

There is also a great social element to our programmes. Plan My Gap Year puts you in touch with all your fellow volunteers via Facebook before you set off. Our projects receive volunteers from around the world throughout the year, so even if you’re travelling solo, you’re going to meet heaps of people along the way. Plus you’ll have plenty of opportunity to travel the country with your newfound travel buddies – it’s all part of the PMGY experience!

So if you’re thinking of doing something a bit different on your next trip abroad, then why not drop us a line and find out what extraordinary things you could be doing.

AFFORDABLE & TRANSPARENT FEES

Our aim is to make our programmes accessible to motivated travellers irrespective of their financial capacity. Plan My Gap Year focuses on providing the core requirements of a volunteer programme: safety, structure and sustainability.

We are 100% transparent with our fees. That way you know exactly how much of your money goes towards the local community.

Compared to the large majority of volunteer organisations out there, even most charities and not-for-profits, PMGY’s opportunities are significantly cheaper. Furthermore, as our reviews will testify, our support service and structured programmes are second to none.

SAFETY & RISK MANAGEMENT

Your safety is our top priority. All of Plan My Gap Years' programmes have been personally inspected and vetted by the PMGY team – which is not an industry standard by any means. We carry out independent risk assessments on an annual basis and our local teams constantly review the safety precautions we implement. This includes regular staff and safety appraisals.

 Our local teams are made up of highly experienced volunteer coordinators. They have hosted international volunteers for many years and are prepared to react in the unlikely event of an emergency. Whatever the problem, big or small, our local teams are available around the clock.

As part of our commitment to your safety, we keep in constant communication with local embassies and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office to ensure we can identify potentially dangerous situations and act upon them immediately. Our UK team are available 24/7 to assist volunteers and their families.

TRAINING & SUPPORT

We support our volunteers every step of the way. Before you go we will provide you with a detailed Volunteer Handbook, which will guide you through how to prepare for your trip. This Handbook contains literally everything you need to know – from what to pack, to how to obtain a visa, to local language guides.

Our experienced UK team are always available to provide assistance. Plan My Gap Year is always available to answer our questions and support you in anyway we can. 

On arrival, a member of our in-country team will collect you from the airport and help you settle in. Your orientation course will teach you everything you need to know about the country, how to stay safe and what to expect from your upcoming volunteer experience. 

Our local team are on-call 24/7. Whether you’ve lost your passport or just want some help in planning a weekend trip, our friendly in-country coordinators provide that safety net to ensure you are well looked after.

RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL

Plan My Gap Years' responsibility is not limited to our travellers but also the projects we support. That is why all our volunteers must provide a Criminal Background Check before they travel.

It is essential that our projects are need-driven and sustainable. We work closely with our local partners to ensure that our volunteers are contributing to bring about long-term development.

PERSONAL TOUCH

We really know our programmes. Our UK team have stayed in the accommodation, volunteered at the projects and met the volunteers. We carefully assess each application we receive so that your personality and skills are suited to the project. Whatever your query, you can feel assured that you will be speaking to someone who can tell you exactly what to expect.

HAVING FUN

One of the best aspects of volunteering is meeting some amazing like-minded people. We place over 2,000 volunteers every year so wherever and whenever you go, you have the peace of mind in knowing you will be living and working alongside other PMGY volunteers. In many of our destinations, we run our own Volunteer House accommodation, which ensures all volunteers live together, and therefore guaranteeing a strong social element. In addition, our local team are always there to help you plan any independent travel or give you some tips for what to do at the weekend.

860 revisões · rating4.8

Leah Russell rating5

2023 at Sri Lanka Experience

I recently spent four weeks in Sri Lanka on the real Sri Lanka experience, for two weeks we travelled around the country seeing and taking part in all the different places and experiences Sri Lanka has to offer. The next two weeks I volunteered on the turtle and English teaching projects. The ...
Michał Zawadzki rating5

2023 at Sri Lanka Experience

Real Sri Lanka experience was the best time of my life! I’ve met many great people. I’ll definitely come back to pmgy next year. Volunteering with turtles was quite challenging but really rewarding and joyful. I totally recommend trip with pmgy to first time travelers and every 17 year old who ...
Veronika Valachova rating5

2023 at Sri Lanka Experience

I have done 4 weeks in Sri Lanka, where i have done 2 weeks of travel around it and then 2 weeks of volunteering. The travel was incredible we visited different type of place where we could explore the culture food and even more. The staff on the travel was very supportive and friendly. When we get ...
Megan Reynolds rating4.8

2023 at Sri Lanka Experience

The real experience in Sri Lanka was amazing. I had the most incredible time travelling round Sri Lanka and feel like everywhere was covered. The two weeks volunteering was so much fun and met so many ...
Nancy Peacock rating5

2023 at Sri Lanka Experience

I had an amazing 4 weeks in Sri Lanka and the Maldives!! The real experience was extremely well planned which helped make travelling around Sri Lanka feel so easy and stress free. I met some incredible people along the way which always makes the experience so much more enjoyable. Can’t wait to ...
Georgina Scott rating5

2023 at Sri Lanka Experience

Amazingly detailed volunteer handbook before I arrived. My 2 weeks on the real Sri Lanka experience were so well organised and I made friends for life. We had honestly the most supportive, friendly and experienced coordinator (Amelia!!) and obviously the best driver ever (Jaga!) When I arrived at ...

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