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Kerala Backwaters + Highlights of Sri Lanka (2018) - Explore!
Kerala Backwaters + Highlights of Sri Lanka (2018) - Explore!
Starts
Kochi (Cochin)
Destinations
+13
Ends
Colombo
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Highlights

Start in Kochi (Cochin) and end in Colombo! With the discovery tour Kerala Backwaters + Highlights of Sri Lanka (2018), you have a 16 day tour package taking you through Kochi (Cochin), India and 13 other destinations in Asia. Kerala Backwaters + Highlights of Sri Lanka (2018) is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Age range
16 to 85 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Home-stay, Houseboat
Max Group Size
16
Transportation
Coach / Bus, Jeep & 4WD, Boat, Plane
Travel style
Discovery
  • Katrina Swanson's review about another Explore! tour
    5.0 - Excellent

    I would highly recommend this tour it was fantastic! Very full on and fast paced days with early starts and a couple of long travel days but totally worth it. The itinerary is incredible allowing you to see and experience the real India and Nepal immersing... Read more

  • AidanMacGinley's review about another Explore! tour
    4.0 - Good

    Throughly enjoyed this holiday despite there being rather too many temples and monasteries for my own taste.Even the most hardened temple goers were getting templed out by the end of the holiday. Big kudos to Explore,one of our party had here plane... Read more

  • Simon's review about another Explore! tour
    4.0 - Good

    Very enjoyable holiday experience. Thank you

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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Join tour in Kochi
  2. Day 2: Explore the fort and Jewish Quarter of Kochi
  3. Day 3: Drive through spice and tea plantations to Munnar and enjoy free time in the town
  4. Day 4: Visit tea and spice plantations; drive to Thekkady
  5. Day 5: Take a walk in Periyar National Park
  6. Day 6: Take an optional cooking class or village walk
  7. Day 7: Board a houseboat and float through the backwaters
  8. Day 8: Free time to explore Kochi
  9. Day 9: Fly to Sri Lanka
  10. Day 10: Boat ride through Muthurajawela Wetlands
  11. Day 11: In search of leopards in Willpaththu National Park
  12. Day 12: Explore cave temples and take lunch with the locals
  13. Day 13: Climb Lions Rock at sunrise. Drive to Kandy
  14. Day 14: Learn about Sri Lanka’s tea en route to Unawatuna
  15. Day 15: Free time to explore Galle or whale watching (seasonal)
  16. Day 16: Tour ends at Colombo Airport

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  • Accommodation

  • Guide

  • Meals

  • Transport

  • Additional Services

  • Optional Extras

Not included

  • Flights

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  • Saturday
    Nov 16, 2019
    from Kochi (Cochin)
    16 Days
    Sunday
    Dec 1, 2019
    to Colombo
    10+ seats left
    $120
    USD $2,870

    2019 version

  • Saturday
    Nov 23, 2019
    from Kochi (Cochin)
    16 Days
    Sunday
    Dec 8, 2019
    to Colombo
    10+ seats left
    $120
    USD $2,870

    2019 version

  • Saturday
    Jan 18, 2020
    from Kochi (Cochin)
    16 Days
    Sunday
    Feb 2, 2020
    to Colombo
    10+ seats left
    $122
    USD $2,938

    2019 version

  • Saturday
    Jan 25, 2020
    from Kochi (Cochin)
    16 Days
    Sunday
    Feb 9, 2020
    to Colombo
    10+ seats left
    $122
    USD $2,938

    2019 version

  • Saturday
    Feb 15, 2020
    from Kochi (Cochin)
    16 Days
    Sunday
    Mar 1, 2020
    to Colombo
    10+ seats left
    $122
    USD $2,938

    2019 version

  • Saturday
    Feb 22, 2020
    from Kochi (Cochin)
    16 Days
    Sunday
    Mar 8, 2020
    to Colombo
    10+ seats left
    $122
    USD $2,938

    2019 version

  • Saturday
    Mar 7, 2020
    from Kochi (Cochin)
    16 Days
    Sunday
    Mar 22, 2020
    to Colombo
    10+ seats left
    $122
    USD $2,938

    2019 version

  • Saturday
    Nov 7, 2020
    from Kochi (Cochin)
    16 Days
    Sunday
    Nov 22, 2020
    to Colombo
    10+ seats left
    $122
    USD $2,938

    2019 version

  • Saturday
    Nov 14, 2020
    from Kochi (Cochin)
    16 Days
    Sunday
    Nov 29, 2020
    to Colombo
    10+ seats left
    $122
    USD $2,938

    2019 version

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About the countries

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Currencies

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Visa

Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.

Vaccinations

These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
Typhoid
Recommended for India and Sri Lanka. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis A
Recommended for India and Sri Lanka. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Cholera
Recommended for India. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Tuberculosis
Recommended for India and Sri Lanka. Ideally 3 months before travel.
Hepatitis B
Recommended for India and Sri Lanka. Ideally 2 months before travel.
Yellow fever
Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for India and Sri Lanka. Ideally 10 days before travel.
Japanese B encephalitis
Recommended for India and Sri Lanka. Ideally 1 month before travel.
Rabies
Recommended for Sri Lanka. Ideally 1 month before travel.

Policies

Location
Kochi (Cochin) is the starting point and Colombo is the endpoint.
Trusted
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Deposit
TourRadar only requires a deposit of $99 to confirm this Explore! booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 17 June 2019 the full payment of $0 is necessary.
Cancellation policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $0 for Kerala Backwaters + Highlights of Sri Lanka (2018), but the deposit of $99 is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
Availability
Some departure dates and prices may vary and Explore! will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
Credit Cards
The following cards are accepted for Explore! tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 1,393 km.
  • Kochi (Cochin) (India)
  • 88 km
  • Munnar (India)
  • 55 km
  • Thekkady (India)
  • 16 km
  • Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary (India)
  • 109 km
  • Kochi (Cochin) (India)
  • 496 km
  • Negombo (Sri Lanka)
  • 15 km
  • Muthurajawela (Sri Lanka)
  • 155 km
  • Willpaththu National Park (Sri Lanka)
  • 53 km
  • Mihintale (Sri Lanka)
  • 57 km
  • Dambulla (Sri Lanka)
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