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Overview

 Highlights


  • Time spent in the hill capital of Kandy and the Royal Botanical Gardens
  • Cultural Performance by traditional Kandyan Dancers
  • Tea plantations of Nuwara Eliya
  • Visit the Elephant Orphanage centre
  • Visit the Rock Fortress of Sigiruya & coastal town of Galle
  • Cultural Exchange with Southlands College
  • Project work that addresses the UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Historic Colombo
  • Tailor this itinerary to suit your school's needs & budget

Think of Sri Lanka and the first things that come to mind are tea, culture and wildlife and that's what we bring to your students in this itinerary. By incorporating visits to the Elephant Orphanage, Cultural hub of Kandy, Tea Plantations of Nuwara Elliya and the coastal town of Galle you will find this experiential learning trip an ideal introduction to the highlights of this island paradise. With visits to Southlands College and work on a community project, students will be able to gain hands-on experience and valuable knowledge of Sri Lanka and the people who live there.

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Starting Point:

Colombo

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Sample Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Colombo transfer to Negombo

Day 2

Drive to ancient Rock Fortress of Sigiriya

Day 3

Drive to Kandy

Day 4

Kandy City tour

Day 5

To Nuwara Eliya, enroute visit a tea factory and plantation

Day 6

Drive to Galle via Elephant Transit Home

Day 7-9

Project work

Day 10

To Colombo

Day 11

Depart Sri Lanka


Addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Life On Land:  Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss

Good Health And Well-being:  Ensuring healthy lives and promoting the well-being for all at all ages is essential to sustainable development.

Gender Equality:  Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world.

Clean Water And Sanitation:  Clean, accessible water for all is an essential part of the world we want to live in.


Learning outcomes for students

A World Youth Adventure Journey is a unique learning experience. Students will come away from the journey with a greater knowledge of what it takes to be a true global citizen and how they can first hand help encourage positive change. Our journeys are designed to encourage thriving and positive youth development through the act of service and selflessness and to enhance the following life skills that will help you grow as an individual:

• first hand experience in making a sustainable grass-roots contribution to an under privileged community; investing time and physical effort
• an appreciation and tolerance of other cultures and a broader mind
• the confidence to lead a group and make decisions
• the skills of managing a project, setting and meeting objectives
• the value of working together as a cohesive team to achieve a common objective
• the ability to face mental and physical challenges
• the ability to adapt to new environments outside of their 'comfort zone'
• to appreciate and care for the natural environment. The environments we trek through are beautiful and often pristine, invariably the students will gain a deeper appreciation and understanding about how their individual actions impact on the environment
• build strong friendships and bonds with their peers and also the people of their host community

Importantly our adventures help increase general well-being and build resilience in young men and women to help them deal with adverse situations in life


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Adventure touring

Although there is no commitment to extended physical activity on this journey we nonetheless want to keep the ‘accent on the active’. We therefore advise that any physical training you complete before undertaking the trip will be to good effect and enhance your travel experience.


Customise your program

We can fully customise a School Travel Program to suit your students' learning objectives and budget. Whether you require a Service Learning program, physical challenge, cultural immersion or certain curriculum targets - talk to one of our educational travel experts about the elements you need in your itinerary. We pride ourselves on developing unique itineraries to meet the learning requirements for schools.

World Youth Adventures is a division of one of the world's leading adventure travel companies, World Expeditions. We can develop itineraries in any destination that is offered by World Expeditions, which is to every continent on earth.

Use our simple Expedition Design Form to contact us with your requirements and an educational travel expert will be in touch to assist.


Why travel with us

Why travel with us

Assisted over
14,000 Students Worldwide

Since the 1980's, we have helped students from around the globe to experience the world's most exciting destinations, allowing them to travel, give, grow.

400+ Service Learning
Programs

Together with students, we have completed over 400 Service Learning programs in developing countries. We will always continue to support causes including social justice, animal welfare, the environment and more.

Fully Customised
School Travel Programs

Want to include service learning, your school curriculum and a physical challenge, or any of the above? Contact us and we can design a program fully catered for your students and budget.

Safety and
Support - Our #1 Priority

Every school receives a detailed risk management plan that is guided by government advisories and the local partners we work with. We never compromise on the safety of your students to reduce the price of the program.

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Want to find out more?

Our educational travel experts are ready to help you tailor an itinerary or service learning project to suit your school’s needs and budget. Contact us today to receive a free consultation.


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