Small Group Discoveries

  • Dine at Cochin’s best restaurant, famed for its fine preparation of seafood fresh from the Arabian Sea.
  • Spend an unforgettable day aboard a traditional houseboat exploring Kerala’s tranquil backwaters!
  • Join our Yoga master for early morning meditation overlooking the pristine beaches of Kovalam.
  • Ascend Sri Lanka’s magnificent rock fortress of Sigiriya and take in the views from the ancient gardens of this 5th-century citadel.
  • Visit a fragrant spice plantation on Sri Lanka and learn about the pioneering work of the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.
  • Ascend to an historic British hill station and harvest fine Ceylon tea on a picturesque tea plantation.
  • Day 1 – Welcome to Cochin (Kochi)

    Check in to the Vivanta by Taj Malabar Hotel in the heart of this historic city.
  • Day 2 – The Queen of the Arabian Sea

    Your tour of India’s first European settlement includes the Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue and St. Francis Church. Dine at Fort Kochi, the city’s finest seafood restaurant, and enjoy a performance of traditional Kathakali dance. Meals B,D
  • Day 3 – Cruising the waters of Kerala

    Explore the quiet backwaters of Kerala on your privately chartered houseboat. After lunch onboard, check in to the Kumarakom Lake Resort. Meals B,L
  • Day 4 – A day in Kumarakom

    Enjoy an early morning visit to the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, a vital habitat for a variety of migratory birds. The rest of your day is at leisure followed by an evening motorboat excursion along the meandering canals of Kerala. Meals B
  • Day 5 – The historic beach resort of Kovalam

    Visit Mannarasala Temple, with its 30,000 images of serpent gods, and opulent Krishnapuram Palace. Continue to your enchanting resort, The Leela. Meals B
  • Day 6 – A day in paradise

    Join our yoga master for a morning meditation session. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy the cliff-top setting of your resort. Meals B
  • Day 7 – Fly to Sri Lanka

    Transfer to the airport for your included flight to Colombo. Then journey into the central plains to Sigiriya and check in to the Vil Uyana Hotel. Meals B
  • Day 8 – Discover Sigiriya c

    Rising 650 feet above the plains, the rock fortress of Sigiriya is an astounding palace complex of gardens, pools, and fountains built in the 5th century. Your tour takes you to the summit for glorious views of the countryside. Meals B
  • Day 9 – Drive to Kandy c

    Visit Matale, surrounded by fragrant spice plantations, and continue on to historic Kandy. Check in to the Chaaya Citadel and tour Dalada Maligawa, a revered temple strongly associated with the early spread of Buddhism. Meals B
  • Day 10 – Sightseeing in historic Kandy

    The final stronghold of the Sinhalese Kings is revered to this day as the island’s cultural capital. Today you’ll visit the Royal Botanical Gardens, laid out in 1832 and considered one of the world’s finest. Meals B
  • Day 11 – Into the highlands of Sri Lanka

    Travel to Nuwara-Eliya and check in to the unique Heritance Tea Factory Resort, set on a lush organic tea plantation. Try your hand at tea harvesting and sample fine Ceylon Tea. Meals B
  • Day 12 – A day in the highlands

    This day is yours to relax and enjoy the amenities of your resort, surrounded by the misty mountain ranges and cool verdant forests which made this a favored hill station of the British. Meals B
  • Day 13 – Travel to Colombo

    Visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, founded in 1972, before continuing on to the Galle Face Hotel in Colombo. Meals B
  • Day 14 – Discover Colombo

    A morning orientation tour takes you through the capital, a vibrant port that resonates with Sri Lanka’s millennia-old cultural heritage and its rich Colonial history. Meals B
  • Day 15 – Depart Sri Lanka

    Our tour services end this morning after breakfast. Meals B

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  • Comprehensive sightseeing including all entry fees
  • 16 meals: 14 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner
  • 14 nights in our distinctive 5-star hotels and resorts
  • All on-tour transportation including one internal flight
  • Luggage handling, all hotel taxes and service charges, and all airline fees and fuel charges for your included flight
  • GeneralAssist, our toll-free 24/7 emergency on-tour assistance

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