Kerala Backwaters + Highlights of Sri Lanka

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  • duration 16 days
  • tour type Group Tour
  • age requirement 14+ yrs
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Kochi, India Holidays & Tours
  • Ends Colombo Airport , India Holidays & Tours
  • Houseboat Drift through the backwaters on a traditional houseboat
  • Homestay Enjoy a tasty homecooked curry whilst spending the night with a local family
  • Hill stations Head for hills and spend time in the cooler climate perfect for cultivating tea
  • Kochi Explore Kochi from the water, including Fort Kochi, St Francis Church and Mattancherry Palace
Starting in Kochi and ending in Colombo Airport, the tour Kerala Backwaters + Highlights Of Sri Lanka is a guided cultural, religious and historic sites tour that takes 16 days. You will be traveling through Colombo, Muthurajawela Wetlands, Unawatuna and 10 other destinations in India and Sri Lanka. Kerala Backwaters + Highlights Of Sri Lanka is a small group tour which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others. Please see the package includes section for further details.

Combine the tea plantations, spice gardens and backwaters of South India's Kerala with the highlights of the \ pearl of the Indian Ocean\ , Sri Lanka. In just over two weeks we get a real flavour for both countries and their different ways of life, culture and history. Kerala - Journey through lush plantations, wildlife havens and meet welcoming locals in \ God's Own Country\ Houseboat experience- Witness waterfront village life as you cruise through the tranquil 'backwaters' on an overnight houseboat Sri Lanka- Walk around ancient capitals, Buddhist sites and search for leopards and other wildlife
Customer reviews about Explore
5 - Excellent
Based on 77 reviews
David's review for another Explore tour
5 - Excellent
  • David
  • On Oct 19 2019
“offer and add on to porto santo - this would be a nice extra for a couple of days. Filipe is worth his weight in gold - he has some great ideas to share with the local DMO's/Tourist Office and maybe an org like yourselves working with him on it could carry weight behind suggestions he makes. Try to have the dinners always away from the hotel (its good to have that separation) and please see my hotel comments as there are some opportunities there”
Kristina's review for another Explore tour
5 - Excellent
  • Kristina
  • On Oct 19 2019
“I was intrigued that both the tour guide and driver were from South Africa rather than Namibia. They were both amazing but it would have been nice to have at least one Namibian on the tour.”
Micaela's review for another Explore tour
5 - Excellent
  • Micaela
  • On Oct 19 2019
“Brilliant trip, will definitely consider travelling again with Explore after this trip.”
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  • Day 1 : Join tour in Kochi
  • Day 2 : Explore the fort and Jewish Quarter of Kochi
  • Day 3 : Drive through spice and tea plantations to Munnar and enjoy free time in the town
  • Day 4 : Visit tea and spice plantations; drive to Thekkady
  • Day 5 : Take a walk in Periyar National Park
  • Day 6 : Take an optional cooking class or village walk
  • Day 7 : Board a houseboat and float through the backwaters
  • Day 8 : Free time to explore Kochi
  • Day 9 : Fly to Sri Lanka
  • Day 10 : Boat ride through Muthurajawela Wetlands
  • Day 11 : In search of leopards in Willpaththu National Park
  • Day 12 : Explore cave temples and take lunch with the locals
  • Day 13 : Climb Lions Rock at sunrise. Drive to Kandy
  • Day 14 : Learn about Sri Lanka’s tea en route to Unawatuna
  • Day 15 : Free time to explore Galle or whale watching (seasonal)
  • Day 16 : Tour ends at Colombo Airport
WHAT'S INCLUDED Download PDF Brochure
  • 15 Breakfast, 3 Lunch, 3 Dinner
  • 3 nights premium hotel
  • 9 nights comfortable hotel
  • 2 nights simple homestay
  • 1 night simple boat
  • Bus, 4WD, Boat, Flight
  • Explore Tour Leader, Boat Crew, Driver(s), Naturalist(s)
  • Any international flights to Kochi and from Colombo Airport are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Kerala Backwaters + Highlights of Sri Lanka tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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A deposit of 238 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 59 days before departure. For any departures within 18 December 2019 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

Kerala Backwaters + Highlights of Sri Lanka tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Kerala Backwaters + Highlights of Sri Lanka tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

CANCELLATION No additional cancellation fees apply for this Kerala Backwaters + Highlights of Sri Lanka tour. You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 59 days of departure.
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