Wellness Camp

Kandy - Sri Lanka

Only 840€ per week!

Disconnect from the rest of the world and reconnect yourself with life mentally, physically and spiritually!

Boost your physical fitness and enhance your mental wellbeing. Start seeing life differently amidst of beautiful natural surrounding. Enjoy your week with adventure, thrill and peace of mind. Break away from the routine and change your life style towards fitness and happiness, because as the saying goes health is wealth.

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Program Description

This program is designed for individuals who are keen on developing their physical fitness and mental health. You will be engaged in various activities including adventure, nature trekking, meditation, nature therapy, swimming, watersports, abseling, waterfall hunting, full day hiking and so on.

Your fitness level will be observed by our professional trainers and then you will be given your program accordingly. This is your opportunity to spend a week amidst of nature and rediscover your inner self. Engage in meditation and yoga with professional instructors and add value to your life. You will be able to change your lifestyles in a healthier manner while improving your confidence, fitness and at the same time enjoy your time with likeminded fellow participants.

You will be given a fixed daily schedule which will be guided by our instructors and also a special meal plan will be provided according to the schedule.

Aims & Objectives

Promoting physical as well as mental health where you are disconnected from the rest of the world to find your inner peace and a healthier life style.

Schedule

Monday

0600-0800                Trekking and Stretching

0800-0830                Breakfast

0830-1030                Yoga introduction session

1030-1200                Meditation introduction programe

1200-1400                Lunch and rest

1400-1600                Swimming session

1600-1800                Evening Yoga session

1830-1930                Dinner

2200                        Lights off

Tuesday

0600-0800                Yoga session

0800-0830                Breakfast

0900-1700                Trekking to Galaboda falls and back by train and on foot (Packed Lunch will be provided)

0800-1900                Dinner

1900-2100                Night yoga and meditation session

2200                        Lights off

Wednesday

0700-0800                Breakfast

0800-1000                Yoga session

1000-1200                Meditation and nature therapy

1200-1500                Lunch and rest

1500-1800                Kayaking and Swimming

1830-1930                Dinner

2200                        Lights off

Thursday

0600-0800                Yoga session

0800-0900                Breakfast

0900-1200                Abseiling\repelling\wall climbing

1200-0300                Lunch

1300-1900                Hike to Peacock hill and back (also visit Mahaweli Mahaseya and Kothmale reservoir)

1900 onward                Dinner and Bonfire

2300                        Lights off

Friday

0600-0700                Breakfast

0700                        Set off for Kabaragala Hike (packed lunch will be provided)

1830-1930                Dinner

2200                        Lights off

   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.

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.
  • Participants above the age of 65 should have medical clearance.

Additional Equipment

Swimming cloths

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

Yoga Mattress

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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