Marco Polo considered Sri Lanka to be ‘the finest island of its size in all the world’. He wasn’t wrong! It’s a relatively small island with a stunning natural diversity and travel in Sri Lanka offers the modern visitor a whole host of opportunities. From the surfer’s paradise of Arugam Bay in the south east to the bustling capital of Colombo in the west, the golden beaches of the far south to the archaeological sites of the ‘Cultural Triangle’ in the north… travel in Sri Lanka is one of the highlights of any trip to Asia.
Despite a turbulent recent history – civil strife, economic hardship and the devastating 2004 tsunami – people who choose to volunteer in Sri Lanka will receive a warm and open welcome and will make a contribution to the ongoing re-emergence of Sri Lanka as one of Asia’s premier travel destinations – an accolade it rightly deserves.
If you’re thinking of helping out local communities for at least part of your time in Sri Lanka, look no further. We’ve been sending people on Sri Lanka volunteer projects for years and have a wealth of experience and a level of knowledge that is second to none. For some of the projects in Sri Lanka that benefit from the i-to-i Big Giving programme too!