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Sri Lanka Beach Break

Spending the week relaxing in the seaside and forgetting the rest of the world and the fun activities of this week will be most memorable.

Our beach program is perfect for those who want to take some time off from working on the rest of our programs and just relax and brush the stress away. Surrounded by pristine beaches, you will spend the week worry-free and have enough time to relax, sightsee and even go on a shopping spree.

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Description

Program Description

The beach program is meant for having both a cultural and a relaxing experience. For those who want to enjoy some quiet time and be part of several activities that involve getting to know a deeper level of Sri Lankan culture. The location is on the beach city of Ambalangoda, south from Colombo and close to the very popular Dutch port of Galle.

Serving as both a cultural and a relaxing experience, for those who want to enjoy some quiet time and be a part of several activities that involve getting to know a deeper level of the Sri Lankan culture. Ambalangoda is located on the South-West Coast of Sri Lanka between Bentota andHikkaduwa. Still a hidden treasure, when it comes to mainstream tourism this town offers a lot to those who want to experience the “real” Sri Lanka.

White, un-crowded beaches are only a fraction of what Ambalangoda has to offer. As the center of traditional masks and puppet carving, you can see many workshops still specialized in this trade; an art handed down over generations.

Moreover, there are a lot of active outdoor activities in these programs, thus, it is advisable to make sure that you are Medically and Physically Fit to move around, dive or swim as there are walking,  hiking, beach and waterfalls  activities.

Finally, during outdoor activities, in order to make sure of your  safety and security, you need to keep the following considerations and requirements while taking this spectacular experience. You are expected to be on time, follow all the instructions of your local coordinator and local tour guides, be attentive of your personal belongings and valuables, be more mindful of the marine and other jungle  environment and use environmentally friendly sunblocks and sunscreen.It is also advised to bring extra cash and your container bottled water at all times.

***Please note that we do not recommend participants to go to bars/pubs on the beach. And the local team will not be responsible for any incidents occurring due to the participants’ interactions with locals and other tourists in these places.***

Add-on: +Learning

There is no +Learning add-on available for this program.

Aims & Objectives

The purpose of this week is to have a series of pre-organized as well as proposed visits through the south coast of Sri Lanka and to relax on the beach.

Schedule

Monday

After breakfast, you will be visiting our Turtle Conservation Project. You can participate in the project by feeding and cleaning the turtles. You can also help the staff to clean the turtle tanks. While working, you will have a lot of fun and good memories with beautiful photographs to take away with you.

After lunch, around 3.30 pm you will be having a special ice cream treat which you will really enjoy with your fellow participants. After that you can choose to relax on the beach or organize fun activities at your interest and our team will happily help you with that.

Tuesday

After breakfast, we will take you on a River Safari, one of Sri Lanka’s most popular tourist attractions. Well-experienced staff will guide you throughout the safari, providing you with necessary safety gear. You will observe Sri Lanka’s unique mangrove forests and much indigenous fauna and flora at its closest. You will also have the chance to observe many marine animals such as crocodiles, Asian water monitors and several species of fish along with some birds.

After lunch, you will be visiting the two Buddhist temples where South Asia’s longest sleeping Buddha Statue and Sri Lanka’s largest wooden Buddha Statue is home to.

Wednesday

Today we will take you to Hikkaduwa, one of the most popular coastal tourist destinations where you can mingle with Sri Lankan culture and traditions and enjoy the day. Relax in the afternoon enjoying a delicious tropical fruit juice on the beach.

Thursday

After breakfast, we trek to a waterfall where you can swim and spend time admiring the beauty of nature as well as having tea and snacks nearby. A special seafood dinner is organized in a pleasant location away from your usual accommodation.

Friday

Being the last day of Beach Week, we will visit the city of Galle, one of the UNESCO world heritage cultural cities as well as one of Sri Lanka’s most popular tourist destinations. In Galle, you will visit the Old Dutch Fort and go sightseeing of Colonial style houses and other Dutch architectural buildings. Today you will have your lunch at a sea view restaurant.

After lunch, we head to Unawatuna beach for a relaxing evening.

Transportation to locations will be by Tuk Tuk or a taxi depending on the availability.

***This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.***

Starting Dates

During 2023

This program starts every week.

During 2024

This program starts every week.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

Minimum age:                –

Maximum age:                –

Minimum English level:        Basic

CRB required:                On Signup

Passport copy required:        On Signup

Resume copy required:        No

Required qualification:        None

Additional Requirements

The following are further necessary in order for both the participants, local staff and everyones involved to have a meaningful, enjoyable and safe beach experience.

  • Older participants or over 65 years are required to have a medical clearance as proof of their physical fitness as they may perform various activities.
  • Participants below 18 years old need a signed parental consent as proof of involvement of their children for the program. If possible, accompaniment by an adult is highly advised.
  • Due to the length and active nature of this program and as there are lots of outdoor activities under the heat of the sun, a decent level of fitness is required.
  • Excellent time management and self – organizing and strong desire to take on new challenges and learn as much as possible.
  • Recommended a COVID – 19 Vaccination, purchase travel insurance, medical and Covid – 19  insurance prior to your arrival.
  • Recommended vaccinations often include hepatitis A, typhoid, tetanus and polio.

Additional Equipment

Personal belongings such as:

  • Comfortable and sturdy shoes as there are lots of activities taken by foot such as trekking activities.
  • Bring Personal toiletries such as basic soap, shampoo, toothpaste and towels.
  • Bring also hat, sunglasses to protect from the heat of the sun particularly during hiking and beach/waterfall days.
  • Bring proper swimming gear that you will wear during the beach/waterfall day.
  • An environmentally friendly sunscreen or lotion is also advised to protect you from the heat of the sun and please carry with you preventive agents during outdoor activities, such as mosquito repellents for insect bites or other insects that may irritate your skin.Protective measures against mosquitoes, you might consider a net for your bed.
  • Medicines you may require and especially if you have to take specific medicines on a regular basis, bring them along. Also you can bring a simple first aid kit with yourself.
  • You might want to bring a prescription of Keflex, or another type of oral antibiotic that can help with stomach ailments.
  • Refillable water bottles and hydration packs to stay hydrated throughout the day particularly during exploration and outdoor activities.

Dress Code:

  • Modest and Tidy clean clothes for temple visits. Wherever you go into a temple ladies MUST cover their shoulders and knees, and basically the more that is covered the better. Carrying in your bag a large scarf to cover shoulders and arms and a sarong for the legs, is a good idea. For men it is also best to cover as much as possible in a religious site.
  • The locals do tend to dress more conservatively and the safest choice of clothes to bring is “smart casual” as a great compliment and a sign of respect for their culture.
  • Comfortable sandals are a must, and should be easy to take off as most Sri Lankans do not wear shoes indoors.