Discover Kerala & Sri Lanka: Islands & Ruins - 18 Nights Discovery

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Start in Kochi (Cochin) and end in Hikkaduwa! With the discovery tour Discover Kerala & Sri Lanka: Islands & Ruins, you have a 18 day tour package taking you through Kochi (Cochin), India and 11 other destinations in Asia. Discover Kerala & Sri Lanka: Islands & Ruins includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Itinerary

  • Kochi

    Arrive at any time and welcome to the port city of Kochi, known for its unique fishing nets, artsy cafes, and tasty seafood. Get to know your fellow travellers over dinner and drinks in the seaside neighbourhood of Fort Kochi. Stroll along the tropical backwaters and capture a group photo in the stunning scenery. Pick the best looking spot and cheers to new adventures and friends! Accommodation: - Gama Heritage (or similar). Included Activities: - Meet Your CEO and Group - Connect With New Friends

  • Kochi/Alleppey (1L, 1D)

    In and around AlleppeyIn the morning, explore Kochis Jewish Quarter with curio shops and a synagogue more than 400-years-old. Travel afterwards to Alleppey, a golden streak of land woven with rivers, lakes, lagoons, and canals. Enjoy an empowering lunch before checking out the island along the lagoon with a local guide and learn about the way of life here. Settle into a homestay and get to know your hosts. Accommodation: - Alasr Heritage Home (or similar). Meals Included: - Lunch - Dinner Transport: - Private Vehicle: Kochi to Alleppey 01:30 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Alleppey Guided Walk - Lunch at Theuvoram Women Empowerment Project - Alleppey Homestay

  • Alleppey/Kollam (1B, 1L)

    In and around KollamExplore the unique ecosystem of Alleppey backwaters on a morning ferry cruise. Afterward, travel down the coast by bus to the port city of Kollam. On arrival, choose to relax on the beach, climb Thangassery Light House, or peruse the nightlife. Meals Included: - Breakfast - Lunch Transport: - Local bus 03:00 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Alleppey Ferry Cruise - Orientation Walk

  • Kollam/Varkala

    Note that Kollam Harbour is closed to visitors May through June. Accommodation: - Nikhil Residence (or similar). Transport: - Private Vehicle 05:00 - 06:00 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Kollam Fishing Docks Visit - Neendakara Fishing Harbour Visit

  • Varkala

    Choose your own adventure today, exploring Varkala solo or with your new friends. Spend time wandering the peaceful gardens of an ashram devoted to Keralas most eminent spiritual and social reformer at the mystical Janardhana Swamy Temple. Or head to the beach and relax while watching the Arabian Sea with a drink in hand. Accommodation: - Nikhil Residence (or similar).

  • Varkala/Kochi

    Return to Kochi by train and take an orientation walk visiting Fort Kochi, St Francis Church, the Dutch cemetery, and Chinese fishing nets. In the late afternoon, continue to wander the streets or catch a traditional Kathakali dance performance. For your big night out as a group, immerse yourself in the exciting Kochi nightlife. Enjoy a drink on us and reminisce about the life-changing adventures youve shared. Accommodation: - Gama Heritage (or similar). Transport: - Train 03:30 - 04:00 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Orientation Walk - Kochi Nightlife

  • Kochi/Negombo

    In and around NegomboToday, new travellers may join you for the rest of your adventure (yay! more friends). You are welcome to join them at a group meeting this evening followed by an optional dinner. Accommodation: - Hotel J Negombo (or similar).

  • Negombo/Sigiriya

    In and around SigiriyaCruise to the center of the island to explore the UNESCO World Heritage City, Sigiriya. Opt to visit the Dambulla Cave Temple or the ancient Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Accommodation: - Pelwehera Village Resort Dambulla (or similar). Transport: - Private Vehicle: Negombo to Sigiriya 04:30 Hr(s)

  • Sigiriya

    Spend the day freely exploring more of this ancient yet luscious region. Opt to visit the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, say hello to the Elephants in Minneriya National Park, or go back in time at the Anurhadhapura historical site. Accommodation: - Pelwehera Village Resort Dambulla (or similar).

  • Sigiriya/Digana (1L, 1D)

    Accommodations at Tamarind Gardens Farm homestay are simple and authentic. You and your fellow travellers will spend the night in twin and triple-share rooms. The perfect time to get to know each other and tell spooky stories. Accommodation: - Tamarind Gardens Homestay (or similar). Meals Included: - Lunch - Dinner Transport: - Private Vehicle: Sigiriya to Digana Included Activities: - Spice Garden Visit - Digana Guided Village Walk - Tamarind Gardens Farm

  • Digana/Kandy (1B)

    In and around KandyEarly birds can opt to get a productive start to the day by joining the Tamarind hosts for first-hand experience with farm life and get up close with the animals. Enjoy breakfast at the Gardens and soak in the views of the Victoria Reservoir over tea before departing for Kandy. Have an afternoon of free time to explore the sweet city, opting to visit Temple of the Sacred Tooth, view a traditional Kandyan cultural show, or root for a team at a cricket match. Accommodation: - Oak Ray City Hotel (or similar). Meals Included: - Breakfast Transport: - Private Vehicle: Digana to Kandy

  • Kandy/Nuwara Eliya (1B)

    Enjoy a traditional breakfast prepared by women and youth living with disabilities at G Adventures-supported Sthree Craft Shop and Caf?. Travel on to the rolling hills and luscious forests of Nuwara Eliya. Visit a tea plantation and opt to explore the beauty on foot. Accommodation: - Royal Hills Hotel (or similar). Meals Included: - Breakfast Transport: - Private Vehicle: Kandy to Nuwara Eliya 03:00 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Tea Plantation Visit - Breakfast at Sthree Craft Shop and Caf?",,,,,,,1, 11130,845,13,Kochi,9.9340738,76.2606304,Nuwara Eliya/Ella,In and around EllaIf you want to experience morning mist flowing through the valley, wake early and trek the serene trails of Horton Plains National Park. In the afternoon, cruise to the laid-back village of Ella and enjoy a free evening to explore or relax. If you are feeling foodie, opt to participate in a Sri Lankan cooking class. Accommodation: - Oak Ray Ella Gap Hotel (or similar). Transport: - Private Vehicle: Nuwara Eliya to Ella 01:30 - 02:00 Hr(s)

  • Ella

    Spend the morning trekking Little Adams Peak to get a 360-degree view of Sri Lankan countryside encompassing the giant Ella Rock and textured green mountains. For the rest of the day, enjoy the freedom to explore scenic Ella more in-depth. Opt to trek Ella Rock, venture to the iconic Nine Arches Bridge, or hunt for some waterfalls with your fellow explorers. Accommodation: - Oak Ray Ella Gap Hotel (or similar). Included Activities: - Little Adams Peak Trek

  • Ella/Hikkaduwa

    In and around HikkaduwaSet off towards the southern coast stopping en route to explore the indestructible Galle Fort. Finish the days journey oceanside on the white sand beaches of Hikkaduwa. Accommodation: - Coral Rock by Bansei Hikkaduwa (or similar). Transport: - Private Vehicle: Galle to Hikkaduwa 00:30 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Galle Fort Tour

  • Hikkaduwa

    Enjoy a free day to bliss out on the beach sipping your favourite drink or jump on a boat in search of whales and dolphins. For your big night out, follow your CEO to the best beach bar in town, enjoy a drink on us, and dance under the stars. Perhaps take a night swim, who knows, see where the night takes you. Accommodation: - Coral Rock by Bansei Hikkaduwa (or similar). Included Activities: - Hikkaduwa Beach Bar

  • Hikkaduwa

    Another day in paradise to recover from last nights fun. Relax on the beach, snorkel with sea creators, or wander through the bustling beach town. Pick a local restaurant with your buds and reminisce about all the awesome adventures youve experienced over a farewell dinner. Accommodation: - Coral Rock by Bansei Hikkaduwa (or similar).

  • Hikkaduwa

    Wow! What a trip, right? Luckily there is no such thing as goodbye, only until next time. Hug your new friends, exchange social medias, and depart at any time. Included Activities: - Departure Day Additional Notes: The Colombo airport can be reached by private taxi or bus. Your CEO can help you arrange a transfer.

Inclusion

  • GST on total package
  • Accomodation in a well appointed room
  • Meals as per hotel plan and ones mentioned in itinerary
  • All transfers and sightseeing as per the itinerary in an air-conditioned vehicle (except in the hills when the air-conditioner will be switched off)
  • All toll taxes, parking fees and driver allowances
  • All applicable hotel taxes

Exclusion

  • Anything not mentioned under ‘Package Inclusions??:tm:
  • All personal expenses, optional tours and extra meals
  • Camera fees, alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages
  • Vehicle service on leisure days for sightseeing not included in the itinerary
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Tips, laundry and phone calls

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