Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka & South India 2018

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Enchanting ... exotic ... beautiful

24 enthralling days

Tour at a Glance

Confirmed Price: $13,430 per person, share twin
$3,580 single supplement
Tour Dates: 7 - 30 November, 2018
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Tour Leader: Colin Moore
Inclusions: All airfares & Taxes.
  Accommodation in 4-star and 5-star hotels
  21 breakfasts, 8 lunches & 20 dinners
  Visas for Sri Lanka & India
  Group tipping
  Services of English-speaking local guides
This island, so close to India, has its own distinct character. A trading stop for centuries, Sri Lanka (Ceylon) has a rich heritage of melded cultures and cuisine. Then to top the tour off there is a visit to South India and the world-acclaimed Kerala Backwaters.
  • In Sri Lanka climb the 700-year-old ornamental stone staircase at Yapahuwa – Fire Rock.
  • Delight in a three-night stay in the award-winning Kandalama Hotel with its stunning jungle and lake views.
  • Stroll around the glories of Anuradhapura, a royal stronghold for more than 1000 years.
  • Take in the view from the top of the grand stairway at Mihintale, the birthplace of Buddhism in Sri Lanka.
  • Explore the picturesque ruins of Polonnaruwa.
  • Be amazed by the royal capital of Sigiriya, with its mountaintop palace, its frescoes, carvings and ceremonial gardens.
  • Discover the origins of Sri Lanka’s famous spices and watch a chef create one of the country’s delicious dishes.
  • Climb into the World Heritage-listed cave temples at Dambulla.
  • Watch the legendary Kandyan dancers and drummers.
  • Take one of the great short train rides in the world through the heart of Sri Lanka’s hill country.
  • Visit a tea plantation and a working factory.
  • Explore the World Heritage-listed coastal town of Galle.
  • Relish relaxing in the tropics with three nights in luxury beachside hotels.
  • In South India witness a night ceremony at Madurai’s Meenakshi temple, which is considered to be one of the finest examples of temple architecture in all of India.
  • Breathe in the fresh hill country air of the Western Ghats and learn about the production of local spices.
  • Luxuriate for two nights in Kumarakom at one of India’s top resort hotels.
  • Cruise the picturesque, famed backwaters of Kerala.
  • Watch a performance of Kerala’s age-old Kathakali dances.
  • End the tour with two nights in fascinating Cochin, a sea port that has been in operation since Roman times.
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