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Empowering the surfing haven

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Providing unique experiences all year round, the laid back surfing capital of Arugam Bay is not merely about great waves, but boasts an eco-minded lifestyle. Visit two distinctive ventures in Arugam Bay that have taken the anti-waste movement to the next level. Get to know about how they contribute to preserve the eco-system of this blissful coastal town while empowering the local community.

Experience Overview

First, visit a special waste management facility operated in the heart of Arugam Bay. This waste management venture recycles discarded plastic bottles as well as cans as a practical solution to eliminate plastic pollution in Arugam Bay. In an area where there is a lack of proper waste management systems, this facility is dedicated to create a waste-free Arugam Bay. This venture also provides comprehensive solutions to go plastic-free. Next, stop by another eco-conscious venture just 20 minutes away from the town. This venture transforms traditional rice bags into chic pouches, laptop covers, handbags and many more useful items. This social enterprise empowers local women who are unable to secure employment in order to support their families. With their talent of sewing and stitching, this venture ensures that they have economic support. The end products of their labor not only earn them a living but also enable them to contribute towards environmental conservation. You can also browse through the collection of stylish products on display.

Includes: - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style

Host, transport, bottled water.

Duration: - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style

2 hours.

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Suitable for children: - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style
Suitable for children:

This experience is great for children, and not recommended for kids under 5.

Meeting time: - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style
Meeting time:

Please consult with your host.

What to wear or bring along: - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style
What to wear or bring along:

Light, cool clothing, a hat.

Private or not? - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style
Private or not?

The visit is private, guided by your host.




Managing Expectations

It is important to remember that, whilst they are experts in their field, the people who run or host our experiences are not necessarily used to working in the tourism industry and may not offer the level of service you would find at a five-star hotel. For example, instead of a formal lecture, you may get a relaxed conversation where open discussion is encouraged. All of our hosts are, however, extremely engaging, knowledgeable and passionate about educating visitors about their chosen subject and we have worked with them to ensure that they deliver worthwhile, fulfilling experiences. We welcome feedback, so please let us know what you thought and if you think any improvements could be made to the experiences we offer.

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