Pearl of the Ocean

A traveller’s tropical paradise: Sri Lanka is known as the jewel of the Indian ocean and its easy to see why! Situated just above the equator, this tropical island is blessed with dramatic beauty from white sand beaches through to lush rolling tea plantations and wild savannah. 

Everything comes big on this island, being home to both the largest sea and land mammals in the world – with the highest density of Asian Elephants found anywhere on earth as well as being a migratory route for both Blue and Humpback whales. 

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Start Date

All year round

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2 weeks minimum

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Living Costs

£29 per day

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Minimum Age


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Pigeon Island

One of the stops on the Sri Lanka tour lies along the palm fringed beaches of Sri Lanka’s East Coast. Pigeon Island is a protected marine park and home to the best coral reefs in all of Sri Lanka. Students will be taken across to the reef via speedboat and have the opportunity to snorkel with sea turtles and countless varieties of tropical marine life including the occasional juvenile black tip reef shark.

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Udawalwe Jeep Safari

This has to be one of our favourites! As part of the Coast 2 Coast Tour, students will experience a private Jeep safari through Sri Lanka’s Udawalawe National Park – a stronghold for wild Asian elephants, buffalo and crocodile. The biodiversity within the park is renowned and offers the chance to see some of the endangered species up close!

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Nuwara Eliya & Ella

Once called ‘Little England’, Nuwara Eliya is the first stop of a train ride to Ella. The train winds its way through the heart of Sri Lanka’s Hill Country into the midst of Ella’s dramatic landscapes. The views are break taking – it could be one of Sri Lanka’s best views!

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Home to the Travelteer House, this is where you will be based while you are volunteering. This sleepy little surf town has everything you need to enjoy your experience; beach bars, surfing, temples, supermarkets, and turtles visiting the beach every day!


Each of our programmes have been designed to maximise a volunteers’ impact. Whether you have programme related experience or just an interest in the area, our projects are suitable for all levels. Programmes are a minimum of 2 weeks, with no maximum stay. Find out how you can join our team today.

The Volunteer Lifestyle

Sri Lanka offers the surfer beach lifestyle that everyone craves! When you are not volunteering at the projects, you can find most of the volunteers down by the beach enjoying sunsets and surfing.

Evening Socials

Beyond our daytime schedule and into the evening there is the perfect opportunity to unwind through yoga-flow exercises, games nights and quizzes. Every night you can catch a beautiful sunset over the ocean which never gets old.

Weekend Activities

There are a range of activities arranged by the Travelteer team which show off everything Sri Lanka has to offer. Surf trips to new beaches, day safari trips, whale watching and why not join us white water rafting through the rainforest!

Culture and Food

The weekends are the perfect opportunity to explore the culture of Sri Lanka and the food is a must – In Hikkaduwa town you can find temples, museums and exotic foods including delicious curries Kottu and Rotis.

What's Included



Volunteer Pack

24 Hours Support

Private Transport

What's Not Included



Airport Transfer

International Flights

Criminal Background Check

How to get involved


Found a programme that you are interested in?! The next step is to speak with one of our Travelteer Guru’s - click ‘Start Your Adventure’ at the bottom of the page and our team will contact you to book in a call. Here we will talk through exactly what you will be doing and how you can get involved! We will also fill out a small application form and get you approved. 


Once you have been approved and our team have created your ultimate trip, it's time to get things pencilled in! Click ‘register’ and pay the registration fee to confirm your place. We will send out your volunteer pack so you can begin fundraising and start preparing. You also get access to your Travelteer dashboard so managing your upcoming trip becomes stress free!


Once registered you will be able to use your Travelteer dashboard to manage all elements of your upcoming adventure! Now you can focus on what’s important, fundraising and what to pack! We will help you find the best flights and put you in contact with other travellers so you can fly out with them. "

Coast 2 Coast Tour

The Coast 2 Coast tour lets you experience everything Sri Lanka has to offer. Explore an ancient citadel built into the mountains, discover an island hideaway teeming with turtles and coral reefs, observe elephants on safari and learn to ride the waves in our surf camp. The experiences are endless. Embrace every moment and make memories you'll never forget.
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Start Your Adventure

It's time to get exploring and make an impact! Simply click below and kick-off your dream volunteer experience.
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