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Discover Kerala and Sri Lanka Adventure Tour

Asia

  • India
  • Sri Lanka

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.


Highlights

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


What's Included

Your G for Good Moment: Tamarind Gardens Farm, Digana Your G for Good Moment: Breakfast at Sthree Craft Shop and Café, Kandy Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Local Living Moment: Alleppey Homestay, Alleppey. Guided Kerala boat tour and homestay. Morning ferry cruise on Kollam's backwaters. Neendakara Fishing Harbour visit. Orientation walks in Kochi, and Kollam. Internal flights. Sri Lankan lunch at a local village. Spice garden visit. Tea plantation tour. Little Adam's Peak Tour. Galle Fort tour. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.


Accommodation

Simple hotels/guest houses (16 nts), homestay (1 nt).


Meals Included

3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners


Transport

Private vehicle, walking, tuk
tuk, ferry, local bus, train, airplane.


About our Transportation

Traveling by road in India or Sri Lanka is exciting and not quite what many of us are used to. Rules are it would appear arbitrary, speeding, do not stay in their lanes, overtake in seemingly dangerous situations, spare use of lights. Travel time can be long in comparison to Western countries, short distances taking a lot longer than at home.


Group Leader Description

All G Adventures group trips are accompanied by one of our Chief Experience Officers (CEO). The aim of the CEO is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. We also use local guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting
we think it's the best of both worlds.


Emergency Fund

Please also make sure you have access to at least an additional USD $200 (or equivalent) as an 'emergency' fund, to be used when circumstances outside our control (ex. a natural disaster) require a change to our planned route. This is a rare occurrence!


Solo Travellers

We believe solo travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi
share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and solo travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.


Spending Money

Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.


What to Take

What you need to bring depends on the trip you have chosen and the countries or regions you are planning to visit. We suggest that you pack as lightly as possible as you are expected to carry your own luggage. As a rule we try not to have to walk more than 15
20 minutes with your bag which is why we recommend keeping the weight of your bags between 10
15kg/22
30lb. Suitcases are not recommended for G Adventures trips! Most travellers carry a backpack or rolling bag of small to medium size (no XXL ones please!) as they need to fit under the beds when travelling on sleeper trains. You will also need a day pack/bag to carry water, cameras and other electronics like ipods and mobile phones. If your trip involves overnights in home stays, villages or camping then you usually have the opportunity to rent sleeping bags if need be instead of bringing them with you.

Day 1 Kochi

Arrive at any time.

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.

Day 2 Kochi/Alleppey

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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.

Day 3 Alleppey/Kollam

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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.

Day 4 Kollam/Varkala

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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.

Day 5 Varkala

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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.

Day 6 Varkala/Kochi

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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.

Day 7 Kochi/Negombo

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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.

Day 8 Negombo/Sigiriya

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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.

Day 9 Anuradhapura

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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.

Day 10 Sigiriya/Digana

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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.

Day 11 Kandy

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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.

Day 12 Kandy/Nuwara Eliya

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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.

Day 13 Nuwara Eliya/Ella

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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.

Day 14 Ella

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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.

Day 15 Ella/Hikkaduwa

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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.

Day 16 Hikkaduwa

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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.

Day 17 Hikkaduwa

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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.

Day 18 Hikkaduwa

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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.

Details

Prices from: €1699.00

Duration: 18 Days

Trip Style: 18-to-Thirtysomethings

Service Level: Basic

Physical Demands Rating: 3 - Average

Group Size Notes: Max: Max 18, avg 12.



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