Adventure holiday to Sri Lanka
Typically you will be sharing your experiences with between 4-20 like minded travellers (depending on the trip, operator and how many others are booked on the trip) and you'll have a group leader with you. Whether you are travelling alone or with friends it's good value, and a great way to meet new people! While itineraries are pre-planned there is some flexibility and you'll have plenty of privacy. This trip will appeal to travellers of all ages who enjoy meeting new people as well as experiencing new cultures.
How Adventure holiday to Sri Lanka makes a difference
On this trip: Our small group adventures are designed to impact as little as possible on the regions through which we travel – this trip is no exception. Our small groups have minimal impact on the environment, and our interaction with local people helps demonstrate the importance of preserving the region’s cultural heritage whilst protecting sites of historical and natural importance.
Following the Boxing Day tsunami in 2004 we’ve been working hand in hand with our agent on a recovery project in Ahangama near Galle on the south coast. Like many other villages in this area, Galle was badly affected by the tsunami, with many homes, businesses and lives lost. Since early 2005 we have been supporting a project to build new community amenities, specifically a school, for use by some of the displaced families, there is hopefully the opportunity to visit this project during your stay.
Groups also visit the Elephant Transit Home at Uda Walawe National Park (a project which works closely with the Born Free Foundation) which rescues orphaned elephants, returning them to the wild when they are ready; the home also works to maintain a vital programme dedicated to ensuring the welfare of Sri Lanka’s elephant population. For every person that visits this project we donate GBP£5 per person to the home.
Our Responsible Travel Code: Being Responsible is at the heart of everything our company does. The local supplier for this trip will promote our responsible travel code throughout your adventure. You will also receive specific information on this trip’s responsibility in your trip notes.
Charity Partnerships: As a company we support The Travel Foundation, a UK charity that has been established to promote responsible travel practises throughout the whole of the travel industry. We also work with a number of charity partners who work in the destinations that we visit; including Friends of Conservation and Born Free Foundation. We partner with many small grassroots projects throughout the destinations that we visit - they all share our responsible vision.
Carbon Balancing: All of our customers are invited to offset their international flight emissions. Contributions go to the Blue Ventures Carbon Offset program, a non-profit organisation which provides solar stoves for subsistence communities in Madagascar, benefiting the people and protecting the environment. We also contribute £2 per person towards offsetting of your in-country travel. We fully offset all emissions from our staff travel and run an energy efficient office.
Our Foundation: We’ve highlighted a few of the ways in which we offer our support, financially or otherwise, and now you can, too. We have set up our own foundation, which will administer funds donated by you. A small donation of £1 per person will be taken when booking a holiday, which we then match, and that money will be put to good use by one of our carefully selected projects. If you don’t want to make the donation, just tell us when you book.
We work closely with a Sri Lankan agent who employs local guides, drivers and the Group Leader on our behalf and money from our visit reaches a wide range of people from local hoteliers to restaurateurs.
Adventure holiday to Sri Lanka