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Kerala Backwaters + Highlights of Sri Lanka

Kerala Backwaters + Highlights of Sri Lanka - Explore!
Kerala Backwaters + Highlights of Sri Lanka - Explore!
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Starts
Kochi (Cochin)
Destinations
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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, you have a 16 day tour package taking you through Kochi (Cochin), India and 9 other destinations in Asia. Kerala Backwaters + Highlights of Sri Lanka is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Age range
14 to 85 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Home-stay, Houseboat
Max Group Size
16
Transportation
Coach / Bus, Jeep & 4WD, Boat, Plane
Travel style
Discovery, Beach
Operator
Explore!

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

What's included

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Meals

  • Transport

  • Additional Services

  • Optional Extras

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  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Additional Services

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    Written on May 17, 2019
    4.0 - Good

    Kerala perhaps lacked the wow factor but was good throughout. Homestays were a highlight. It would have been good for us to know that these are run as a business. Top marks in Sri Lanka for Willpaththu and Sigiriya. We also saw a blue whale. We felt... Read more

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  • Saturday
    Nov 16, 2019
    from Kochi (Cochin)
    16 Days
    Sunday
    Dec 1, 2019
    to Colombo
    10+ seats left
    $59
    USD $2,901
  • Saturday
    Nov 23, 2019
    from Kochi (Cochin)
    16 Days
    Sunday
    Dec 8, 2019
    to Colombo
    7 seats left
    $59
    USD $2,901
  • Saturday
    Jan 18, 2020
    from Kochi (Cochin)
    16 Days
    Sunday
    Feb 2, 2020
    to Colombo
    10+ seats left
    $61
    USD $2,969
  • Saturday
    Feb 15, 2020
    from Kochi (Cochin)
    16 Days
    Sunday
    Mar 1, 2020
    to Colombo
    10+ seats left
    $61
    USD $2,969
  • Saturday
    Mar 7, 2020
    from Kochi (Cochin)
    16 Days
    Sunday
    Mar 22, 2020
    to Colombo
    10+ seats left
    $61
    USD $2,969
  • Saturday
    Nov 7, 2020
    from Kochi (Cochin)
    16 Days
    Sunday
    Nov 22, 2020
    to Colombo
    10+ seats left
    $61
    USD $2,969
  • Saturday
    Nov 14, 2020
    from Kochi (Cochin)
    16 Days
    Sunday
    Nov 29, 2020
    to Colombo
    10+ seats left
    $61
    USD $2,969

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About the countries

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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.

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Location
Kochi (Cochin) is the starting point and Colombo is the endpoint.
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For any tour departing before 24 October 2019 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 24 October 2019, a minimum payment of 30% is required to confirm your booking with Explore!. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 60 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 1,335 km.
  • Kochi (Cochin) (India)
  • 88 km
  • Munnar (India)
  • 55 km
  • Thekkady (India)
  • 16 km
  • Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary (India)
  • 109 km
  • Kochi (Cochin) (India)
  • 506 km
  • Muthurajawela (Sri Lanka)
  • 155 km
  • Willpaththu National Park (Sri Lanka)
  • 146 km
  • Kandy (Sri Lanka)
  • 147 km
  • Unawatuna (Sri Lanka)
  • 4 km
  • Galle (Sri Lanka)
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