The mythological site of the Garden of Eden, Sri Lanka is a lush tropical gem suspended off the southern coast of India. Students who travel to Sri Lanka go southwest to the coastal area of Hikkaduwa.
From a beautiful hotel where we are based for the week, students will be involved in many activities. These include extensive and exciting team building challenges; coral reef and marine life studies, where student teams snorkel a very accessible and shallow reef system with a great variety of corals, fish and invertebrates; a day trip to a famous mangrove area where we take boats into an extensive coastal ecosystem and observe a large variety of mangrove flora and fauna, including the very large water monitors, close relatives of the Komodo Dragons. Other activities include a turtle hatchery project and a huge hatchling release at night. one of the main reasons for going to this area of Sri Lanka is to get involved in extensive community service projects that involve working with tsunami orphan children, a children's technical training school and other very rewarding community projects in an area that desperately needs the help. Students love their Sri Lankan experience.
SRI LANKA SUMMARY ITINERARY
Day # 1 Arrive at Colombo International and take a special train to Hikkaduwa; check-in and night at a beautiful on a peninsula overlooking the Indian Ocean; fun inservice
Day # 2 Extensive team building challenge activities; Pool challenges and snorkeling activities; Community service in orphanage and school
Day # 3 Team building, Reef snorkel and studies, Community Service continued
Day # 4 Mangrove adventure wildlife observation; Turtle Hatchery activities and Community Service; Cultural night at resort
Day # 5 Reef studies and Tsunami Community Service projects
Day # 6 Drive to Colombo International for departure