Fitness Boot Camp

Kandy - Sri Lanka

Only 720€ per week!

Stay close to untouched nature and engage in physical activities and adventures to boost your fitness in Sri Lanka!

Daily physical training and activities to boost your fitness are combined in this program to offer you a most productive week in the middle of wilderness. Activities ranging from morning hikes, physical training, stretching, kayaking, calm water rafting, cliff jumping, waterfall hunting, extreme trekking and hiking are just a few events ready for you in this program.

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Program Description

Sri Lanka fitness boot program is specially designed for those who wish to disconnect from the mundane lifestyle and focus on personal health and fitness. The activities during this program will be customized according to each individual.

Your daily schedule will start at 0600 hrs every day and will continue until 2000 hrs and in between, there will be breaks for you to rest. Activities include physical training, stretching, walking, running, trekking at the camp. And there will be river activities such as kayaking, swimming, cliff jumping, calm water rafting, and sliding. Trekking and hiking include extreme to medium level adventures to suit everyone’s fitness levels and interest levels.

A special meal plan will go along with the program so that you can get the best out of the experience. For those who aim at losing weight, or changing your lifestyles, we will provide you with instructions and proper guidance on how to continue the routines even after you finish this program.

Program features:

  • Accommodation at a Camp in shared tents with well-equipped Camping gear. Bathrooms and toilets close to the tents.
  • Professional trainers and ex-military instructors
  • Highly supervised and guided activities
  • Safety equipment up to the international standard
  • Adventure and physical activities are organized according to each individual’s fitness level

Aims & Objectives

This program aims to promote maintaining physical fitness and a healthy lifestyle, and this is for participants who wish to disconnect from their busy lives and spend a week focusing on your physical and mental health.

Schedule

Monday

0600 – 0800 Physical Training

0830 – 0900 Breakfast

0900 – 1200 Tower activities (Repelling, abseiling, wall climbing…)

1200 – 1230 Rest

1230 – 1330 Lunch

1330 – 1600 Rest

1600 – 1700 Swimming/water sports in the river

1700 – 1800 Stretching

1800 – 1900 Rest

1900 – 2000 Dinner

Tuesday

0600 – 0800 Physical Training

0830 – 0900 Breakfast

0900 – 1200 Kayaking/ calm water rafting/river activities

1200 – 1230 Rest

1230 – 1330 Lunch

1330 – 1600 Rest

1600 – 1800 Trekking to Little Dunhinda Waterfall

1800 – 1900 Rest

1900 – 2000 Dinner

Wednesday

0600 – 0800 Physical Training

0830 – 0900 Breakfast

0930 – 1100 Swimming/water sports in the river

1200 – 1300 Lunch

1300 – 1800 Hike to Peacock Hill

1800 – 1900 Rest

1900 – 2000 Dinner

Thursday

0600 – 0630 Breakfast

0630 – 1800 Hike to Kabaragala

1800 – 1900 Rest

1900 – 2000 Dinner

Friday

0600 – 0800 Physical Training

0830 – 0900 Breakfast

0900 – 1230 Tower activities/Kayaking

1230 – 1330 Lunch

1330 – 1600 Rest

1600 – 1800 Swimming/water sports in the river

1700 – 1800 Stretching

1800 – 1900 Rest

1900 – 2000 Dinner

   Note:   This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

   Note:   Please let us know in advance if you are suffering from any illnesse/health conditions that we should know of.

   Note:   Accommodation in shared camping tents at the fitness boot camp.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

Minimum age:

Maximum age:

Minimum English level: Basic

CRB required: On Signup

Passport copy required: On Signup

Resume copy required: No

Required qualification: None

Additional Requirements

  • Participants below the age of 18 should have parental consent.
  • Certified document of your medical history

Additional Equipment

Swimming cloths

Sleeping bag

Sports wear

Sandles

Insect repellent

Hat/Cap

Refillable Water Bottle

Sunscreen and Sunglasses

Pair of shoes suitable for adventure activities (Eg: Sneakers OR Climbing shoes)

Bathroom slippers

Bath Towels and Blankets

Location

Kandy, the last royal capital of Sri Lanka is a major tourist destination. About 115 km from Colombo at 465 meters above sea level. Famous for the Temple of the Tooth and many other temples the city could be called the cultural capital of the island. This bustling market town is rich in cultural diversity and has plenty to offer to the tourists from songs dances and handicrafts to ancient temples and adventure activities. Kandy was a royal capital and the last stronghold of the Kandyan kings against foreign powers, holding out against them for about 300 years. The two main Buddhist Chapters are based here and formed the last center of independent Buddhist thought during colonial times.

About the Accommodation

You will be accommodated in one of our centers which are located 2-4 kilometers away from Kandy center. Furthermore, there is a refrigerator which you are welcome to use to store food and beverages.

Food Arrangements

You will be provided with three meals a day on weekdays and two meals per day on weekends. The meals are a mix of Western and Sri Lankan food, consisting mainly of vegetarian dishes including rice and vegetables. You can also eat out at any of the local restaurants.

Facilities

Our house is located 2 kilometers away from the city center, where you can find anything you might need.

The nearest ATM and supermarket are a 15-minute walk away from our accommodation.

Activities & Events

No scheduled activities outside the program.

Sights & Surroundings

The places to visit during your weekends or on your project holidays are the Royal Botanical Gardens, Knuckles mountain range, Udawatta Kele sanctuary, Hortons plains national park and the railway museum.

Transportation

From this location we do not provide free transport to other locations.

Quick Facts

Name: Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

Population: 20 million

Capital: Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte and Colombo

Language: Sinhalese, Tamil

Currency: Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR)

Time zone: UTC +5:30

Country Information

Sri Lanka’s over 2000 years of history and culture can still be seen in every corner of its cities and the details of its ever-beautiful ancient temples. With eight UNESCO World Heritage sites and its short distances between the main sights, Sri Lanka is a country that, despite often being overlooked in itineraries, has left travelers filled with awe.

Visit the sacred home of the world’s oldest living tree in Anuradhapura, wander around the colonial architecture of Colombo, get sun-kissed at the untouched beaches that enclose the territory, snorkel in the crystal-clear waters, head to the hills for a cooler temperature and get surrounded by lush natural vegetation, visit two thousand year-old temples or get overawed at the sight of hundreds of elephants in Minneriya.

While traveling through Sri Lanka you will experience adventures from the highest and chilliest mountains like the famous Adam’s Peak – a stairway mountain considered sacred in three different religions, through the elephant shelters, to the most peaceful beaches up north near Trincomalee and their tiny- one floor- hostels facing the calm sea.

Climate

Sri Lanka is one of the best destinations to visit year-round as the rainy seasons hit the island in opposite locations at different times of the year. That being said, Sri Lanka is a country that can be visited if you know where to go in search for the best weather.

Southwest

The southwest monsoon hits between May and September and the dry season occurs from December to March.

North and coastal regions

The monsoon season happens between October and January while the dry seasons takes places between May and September.

Culture

Sri Lanka is known for its distinct cuisine, indigenous holistic medicines, cricket practices and prestigious export of tea, cinnamon and gemstones. Moreover, the country boasts of a rich artistic tradition which includes music, dance and the visual arts.

Sri Lanka has been shaped by many aspects. The first and most obvious being the heritage of Theravada Buddhism passed on from India. Furthermore, the colonial period left a big mark in the country’s traditions and culture, with British elements being featured in every corner as well as Dutch and Portuguese elements.

Sri Lanka, better known as the “nation of smiling people”, is a paradisiac island that Napoleon described as a world-like biodiversity in a tiny piece of land on the Indian ocean. Multicultural, multi-religious and multi-coloured country, formerly named Ceylon, is known for its delicious black tea, it’s heartwarming inhabitants and its history-filled corners.

The festival of Duruthu celebrates the Buddha’s first visit to Sri Lanka. During Duruthu, thousands of people attend colorful parades, which consist of three processions on the nights before the full moon. The processions consist of fireball performers, drummers, dancers, decorated elephants and the most important – a gigantic tusker treading a white carpet.

On April 13th or 14th Avurudda celebrates the Sinhalese New Year. According to Sinhalese astrology, the new year begins when the sun changes from Meena Rashi (Pisces) to Mesha Rashi (Aries).

During June the Poson Festival takes place on the full moon day of June and celebrates the arrival of Buddhism, which occurred when Arahat Mahinda, the son of the emperor of India, converted King Devanampiyatissa to Buddhism.

During October or November, Diwali the Festival of Lights is celebrated. Diwali is an ancient Hindu festival that signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, hope over despair, and good over evil. It is celebrated with millions of lights shining over houses, temples, and buildings. Diwali is celebrated between mid-October and mid-November, on the darkest, new moon night of Karitika.

In Sri Lanka, it is tradition to take an oil bath in the morning, wear new clothes, exchange presents and sweets and visit the Koil, a Hindu Temple. In the evenings, oil lamps are lit to invite the blessings from the goddess of wealth.

Transportation

Plane

Flying between major locations in Sri Lanka such as Galle, Colombo, Nuwara Eliya and others is possible with Aero Lanka and Srilankan Airlines. Moreover, Srilankan Airlines runs small seaplanes, which give you a great aerial view of the island.

Bus

Buses are a option to get around Sri Lanka, albeit quite uncomfortable. For instance, for less than a Euro you can get almost halfway around the island in a bus without air conditioning. Luxury buses with air conditioning also exist at a higher price which are still very inexpensive.

Train

Sri Lanka boasts of an extensive railway system that will get you almost anywhere around the country. Moreover, Sri Lanka is known for its picturesque scenery that can be best viewed in a train journey. In fact, there are observation carts in most trains for tourists that will allow you to better take in the beauty of your surroundings.

In most cases, getting around by train is the cheapest option. There are three classes: 1st, 2nd and 3rd class. In most Intercity and Express trains, however, only 1st and 2nd are offered. Do keep in mind that trains from one popular destination to another (i.e. Colombo – Kandy or Galle – Colombo) often get overbooked, so it is best to reserve a seat much in advance.

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