Multi-Day Tour

Discover Kerala and Sri Lanka (18 days)

G Adventures Inc.

Cochin, India To Hikkaduwa

Valid for Departures: 27 Aug 2018 - 23 Dec 2019

Discover Kerala and Sri Lanka (18 days)

Day 2

Kochi/Alleppey

Day 3

Alleppey/Kollam

Day 4

Kollam/Varkala

Day 5

Varkala

Day 6

Varkala/Kochi

Day 7

Kochi/Negombo

Day 8

Negombo/Anuradhapura

Day 9

Anuradhapura

Day 10

Anuradhapura/Kandy

Day 11

Kandy

Day 12

Kandy/Nuwara Eliya

Day 13

Nuwara Eliya/Ella

Day 14

Ella

Day 15

Ella/Hikkaduwa

Day 16

Hikkaduwa

Day 17

Hikkaduwa

Day 18

Hikkaduwa

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Cochin, India
None None
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
Kochi/Alleppey
None Lunch, Dinner
Day 2 Kochi/Alleppey: 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
Alleppey/Kollam
None Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3 Alleppey/Kollam: 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
Kollam/Varkala
None None
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
None None
Day 5 Varkala: Spend time wandering the peaceful gardens of an ashram devoted to Kerala's 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
Varkala/Kochi
None None
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
Kochi/Negombo
None None
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
Negombo/Anuradhapura
None Lunch
Day 8 Negombo/Anuradhapura: 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
None None
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
Anuradhapura/Kandy
None None
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
None None
Day 11 Kandy: Enjoy a free day to explore Kandy.
Day 12
Kandy/Nuwara Eliya
None Breakfast
Day 12 Kandy/Nuwara Eliya: Stop for breakfast at G Adventures-supported Sthree Craft Shop and Café. 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 Café Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours)
Day 13
Nuwara Eliya/Ella
None None
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
None None
Day 14 Ella: Spend the morning trekking Little Adam's Peak. Later, enjoy some free time in scenic Ella. Opt to trek to Ella Rock or take a local cooking class. Included Activities: Little Adam's Peak Trek
Day 15
Ella/Hikkaduwa
None None
Day 15 Ella/Hikkaduwa: Set off towards the southern coast stopping en route for a walking tour of Galle Fort. Finish the day's 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
None None
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
None None
Day 17 Hikkaduwa: Opt to relax on the beach or enjoy exploring this bustling beach town.
Day 18
Hikkaduwa
None None
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

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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 ...

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