• Biology Safari: Journey Through Sri Lanka


      Open to ALL Ontario High School Students!

      Known as the Emerald Isle, Sri Lanka is considered a pearl in the Indian Ocean located just off of the lush southern tip of India.  You will be transformed by your interaction with the natural and cultural environments as you explore biodiversity and population dynamics in the vast array of ecosystems throughout the island.  Multiple safari trips and game drives at the Yala National Park immerse you in the world of elephants, leopards, and native birds to help you gain a better understanding of the various concepts of genetics and the diversity of living things. Fall in love with the baby elephants at the Pinnawal Elephant Orphanage! Explore the varied terrain of lakes, rivers, mountains, caves and cloud forests and walk through the acres of tea plantations while studying the different types of plant systems.

      Our adventure begins in Colombo with time for rest before heading south to the charming colonial town of Galle. The old town of Galle and its fortifications are a UNESCO site founded in the 16th century by the Portuguese.  From Yala National Park take the train north to the mountain regions of Nuwara Eliya on one of the most scenic train rides in Asia. Make your way through the sacred UNESCO sites of Polonnaruwa and Sigiriya.  You will finally reach the exotic city of Kandy, filled with bazaars and temples including the Temple of the Tooth, one of Buddhism’s holiest sites.  Bear witness to the amazing evolution from ancient times to now. Get ready for this unique learning opportunity and an adventure of a lifetime!

    • Trip Highlights


      • Catamaran Trips
      • Elephant Orphanage
      • Turtle Hatchery 
      • Madhu River Safari
      • Rumassala Mountain and Jungle Beach
      • Katharagama Temple 
      • Jeep Safari in National Park
      • Ravana Falls
      • Temple of the Tooth Relic
      • Tea Plantation
      • Cultural Dance Show
      • Monumental Ensemble of Kandy
      • Sigiriya Rock Fortress
      • Ancient City Tour
      • And so much more!
    • Courses


      *Sponsored by the EduTravel Private School

      • Biology Grade 11 University Preparation (SBI3U)
        Prerequisite: Science, Grade 10, Academic
      • Biology Grade 12 University Preparation (SBI4U)
        Prerequisite: Biology Grade 11 University Preparation (SBI3U)

      Attention: Please bring a copy of your student’s passport to the orientation.

      Instructional Timelines


      Mandatory Orientation:  Saturday, June 9, 2018
      This is a mandatory session for parents and students. Full attendance is required. 

      Online Independent Study:  Saturday, June 23 to Monday, July 30, 2018

      Travel Dates: Monday, July 30 to Tuesday, August 21, 2018
      Students will be required to submit introductory assignments on or before July 30.  Students will be completing assessments throughout the travel portion.

      Post-trip Online Submission: Wednesday, August 22 and Thursday, August 23 
      Students will submit daily assessments and summative assignments online by August 23.

    • Program Fees


      $5990

      Registration opens on October 1st, 2017 

      Early booking discount of $200 available until December 15th, 2017

      *$2000 deposit is needed to secure your spot at the time of registration
      *Second deposit of $1950 is due Friday, February 23, 2018
      *Final payment of $1950 is due Sunday, April 15, 2018

      Deluxe medical and cancellation insurance (mandatory) add $239

      Please note: It is EduTravel and school board policy that all students travelling on extended trips have both cancellation and medical insurance in place. A specialized student insurance protection plan will be automatically added to the cost of the program fee upon registration. Please know there is an option to opt out of the insurance policy by filling and returning in the “Insurance Opt-Out Form” along with proof of valid insurance coverage from another source. 

      Visa Students may be required to pay an additional fee. Please contact the EduTravel office.

      Fees Include:

      • Airfare and land transportation
      • Accommodations
      • All meals (except for some lunches)
      • All admissions to both course specific sights and recreational group activities
      • Course materials
      • All applicable taxes
      • All gratuities

      Fees Do Not Include:

      • Cancellation and Medical Insurance
      • Discretionary spending money
    Program Details (Click below)

     

    All Ontario Students

    *Sponsored by the EduTravel Private School

    Mandatory Orientation: Saturday, June 9, 2018

    Location:  TBA
    Travel Dates: Monday, July 30 to Tuesday, August 21, 2018
    Post-Trip Dates:  Wednesday, August 22 and Thursday, August 23 (online submission)
    Registration Deadline: Sunday April 15, 2018

    Attention: Please bring a copy of your student’s passport to the orientation on Saturday, June 9th.

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