18-to-Thirtysomethings: Discover Kerala and Sri Lanka (AHKH)
Countries Visited: India, Sri Lanka Excellent value, amazing prices, quality experiences Simple and clean hotels, guesthouses and hostels chosen for location and character Affordable public and private transport for maximum cultural interaction Plenty of optional activities tailored to your interests and budget
Trip Style: Information Not available
Service Level: Basic
Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
Group Size: Max 18, avg 15
Meals Included: 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Stay with a local family in Alleppey for a real taste of the culture, check out the catch of the day at Kollam's fishing docks, share a meal with a community en route to Anuradhapura, learn about local plants uses at a Spice Garden, trek to Little Adam's peak
Get a quick intro to the diversity of South India before heading off to Sri Lanka, a small island nation that packs a huge punch. Make your way down India's southwest coast, watching sunsets through the fishing nets of Kochi before stretching out on whitesand beaches and dabbling in yoga in your free time. In Sri Lanka, discover beautiful ruins, hike through tea plantations, tour a spice garden, and say hello to beachy days once again on Hikkaduwa Beach. It's an 18-day journey that's just as much relaxation as it is adventure.
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|Day 1||Kochi||Day 1 Kochi|
Arrive in Kochi at any time. There are no planned activities. Check into to the hotel (check-in time is 12.00 midday) and enjoy the city. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Alleppey||Day 2 Kochi/Alleppey (1L, 1D)|
Leaving early to avoid the heat, enjoy the Jewish Town with its old curio shops and the more than 400-year-old synagogue. Travel afterwards to Alleppey, a golden streak of land woven with rivers, lakes, lagoons, and canals. In the afternoon, we check out the island with a local English-speaking guide and learn about the way of life here. Afterwards, settle into a homestay and get to know your hosts. Included Activities: Alleppey Guided Walk Alleppey Homestay Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s))
|Day 3||Kollam||Day 3 Alleppey/Kollam (1B, 1L)|
Travel to Kollam by bus after enjoying a morning ferry cruise. Included Activities: Alleppey Ferry Cruise Orientation Walk Transport: Local bus (2.00 hour(s))
|Day 4||Varkala||Day 4 Kollam/Varkala|
Enjoy lots of free time to explore the town, relax with an Ayurvedic massage, get treated by local healers, or visit the Varkala Temple. Included Activities: Kollam Fishing Docks Visit Neendakara Fishing Harbour Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s))
|Day 5||Varkala||Day 5 Varkala|
Spend time wandering the peaceful gardens of an ashram devoted to Keralas most eminent spiritual and social reformer and the mystical Janardhana Swamy Temple, or just head to the beach to relax and watch the Arabian Sea.
|Day 6||Kochi||Day 6 Varkala/Kochi|
Travel to Kochi and take an orientation tour visiting Fort Kochi, St Francis Church, the Dutch cemetery, and the Chinese fishing nets. In the late afternoon/early evening, opt to watch Kathakali dancing (a Kerala traditional dance form). Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Train (3.50-4.00 hours)
|Day 7||Negombo||Day 7 Kochi/Negombo|
Today, new travellers may join you for the rest of your adventure. You are welcome to join them at a group meeting this evening followed by an optional dinner.
|Day 8||Anuradhapura||Day 8 Negombo/Anuradhapura (1L)|
Transfer to Anurhadapura, stopping at a local village en route and share a meal with the community. Opt for a safari. Transport: Private Vehicle (3.50-4.00 hours)
|Day 9||Anuradhapura||Day 9 Anuradhapura|
Enjoy a free day to explore more of the region. Opt to visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Polonnaruwa Temple, or Dambulla Cave.
|Day 10||Kandy||Day 10 Anuradhapura/Kandy|
Visit a spice garden en route to Kandy. Opt to visit the Temple of the Tooth, take in a cultural show, or watch a cricket match. Included Activities: Spice Garden Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (3.50-4.00 hours)
|Day 11||Kandy||Day 11 Kandy|
Enjoy a free day to explore Kandy.
|Day 12||Nuwara Eliya||Day 12 Kandy/Nuwara Eliya (1B)|
Stop for breakfast at G Adventures-supported Sthree Craft Shop and CafE. Travel to stunning Nuwara Eliya. Visit a tea plantation and opt to explore the nearby hills on foot. Included Activities: Tea Plantation Visit Breakfast at Sthree Craft Shop and CafE Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours)
|Day 13||Ella||Day 13 Nuwara Eliya/Ella|
Opt to trek the trails of Horton Plains National Park in the early morning. In the afternoon, travel to Ella and enjoy a free evening. Choose to relax and explore Ella or participate in a traditional cooking class. Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours)
|Day 14||Ella||Day 14 Ella|
Spend the morning trekking Little Adams Peak. Later, enjoy some free time in scenic Ella. Opt to trek to Ella Rock or take a local cooking class. Included Activities: Little Adams Peak Trek
|Day 15||Hikkaduwa||Day 15 Ella/Hikkaduwa|
Set off towards the southern coast stopping en route for a walking tour of Galle Fort. Finish the days journey oceanside on the beaches of Hikkaduwa. Included Activities: Galle Fort Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (4.50-5.00 hours) Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s))
|Day 16||Hikkaduwa||Day 16 Hikkaduwa|
Enjoy a free day to bliss out on the beach or go on a whale or dolphin watching tour.
|Day 17||Hikkaduwa||Day 17 Hikkaduwa|
Opt to relax on the beach or enjoy exploring this bustling beach town.
|Day 18||Hikkaduwa||Day 18 Hikkaduwa|
Depart at any time. Additional Notes: The Colombo airport can be reached by private taxi or bus. Your CEO can help you arrange a transfer. Included Activities: Departure Day
Local Flights: All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.
Please Note: Only 1 piece of luggage that weighs up to 15kgs will be permitted on our internal flights in India. For any extra weight the airline may charge an additional fee at the time of check-in.
Dossier Disclaimer:The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary.
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Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.