Volunteering is the best way to experience the project! We aim to give you a special elephant experience which is unique in Sri Lanka. You will be warmly welcomed by the family & team and spend lots of time with the elephants, can do tours and get to know the locals. We offer a real insight in Sri Lanka culture. We are a family friendly place and are happy to accommodate to everyone's needs to ensure you have the best time throughout your stay. We have had volunteers from 9 months to 85 years old! It really is for everyone.
Volunteering offers you far more than the usual tourist experience.
You will stay at the beautiful house of the family of Ananda, Malie and Shashini who run the project. We are very small scale and are able to offer you a very personal and friendly atmosphere. The family can use your help with various activities. To name a few: help prepare the elephants food and feed them, help with the elephants exercise walking along through the beautiful jungle area, scoop elephant poo plus a variety of tasks concerned with elephant care, help with maintaining the outside project area, help to improve the project by building or brainstorming and acting on ideas to make things better for the elephants. You can also cook together with us as we show you how to create delicious Sri Lankan food and we can bring you to a nearby school for English conversation with the local children. You will learn so much during your time with us! And remember, our elephants are not used for entertainment. Instead we aim to give them the best life possible.
You can stay 1, 2 or 3 weeks.
- 1 week 375 USD
- 2 weeks 700 USD
- 3 weeks 1020 USD
(0-2 free of charge, 3-10 50% discount)
You will not find a better price anywhere, this is because you book directly with us.
- A private room at our home-stay with a warm and most welcoming host family.
- First day - lunch & dinner. Last day - breakfast and lunch. All the days in between - breakfast, lunch & dinner and accommodation.
- All project related transport.
- Onsite English speaking coordinator.
- Lots of elephant time and unforgettable moments, memories and laughter.
for all ages
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