Day 1 Kochi Arrive in Kochi at any time. There are no planned activities. Check into to the hotel (check-in time is 12.00 midday) and enjoy the city.
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Kochi/Alleppey (1L, 1D) Leaving early to avoid the heat, enjoy the Jewish Town with its old curio shops and the more than 400-year-old synagogue.
Travel afterwards to Alleppey, a golden streak of land woven with rivers, lakes, lagoons, and canals.
In the afternoon, we check out the island with a local English-speaking guide and learn about the way of life here. Afterwards, settle into a homestay and get to know your hosts.
Alleppey Guided Walk
Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s))
Day 3 Alleppey/Kollam (1B, 1L) Travel to Kollam by bus after enjoying a morning ferry cruise.
Alleppey Ferry Cruise
Local bus (3.00 hour(s))
Day 4 Kollam/Varkala Note that Kollam Harbour is closed to visitors in May through june.
Kollam Fishing Docks Visit
Neendakara Fishing Harbour Visit
Private Vehicle (5.00-6.00 hours)
Day 5 Varkala Spend time wandering the peaceful gardens of an ashram devoted to Kerala's most eminent spiritual and social reformer and the mystical Janardhana Swamy Temple, or just head to the beach to relax and watch the Arabian Sea.
Day 6 Varkala/Kochi Travel to Kochi and take an orientation tour visiting Fort Kochi, St Francis Church, the Dutch cemetery, and the Chinese fishing nets.
In the late afternoon/early evening, opt to watch Kathakali dancing (a Kerala traditional dance form).
Train (3.50-4.00 hours)
Day 7 Kochi/Negombo Today, new travellers may join you for the rest of your adventure. You are welcome to join them at a group meeting this evening followed by an optional dinner.
Day 8 Negombo/Sigiriya Transfer to UNESCO World Heritage City, Sigiriya. Opt to visit the Dambulla Cave Temple or the ancient Sigiriya Rock Fortress.
Private Vehicle (4.50 hour(s), 156km)
Day 9 Sigiriya Enjoy a free day to explore more of the region. Opt to visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Polonnaruwa Temple, Minneriya National Park or Anurhadhapura historical site.
Day 10 Sigiriya/Digana (1L, 1D) Accommodations at Tamarind Gardens Farm homestay are simple and authentic. Rooming will be in twin and triple-share rooms.
Spice Garden Visit
Digana Guided Village Walk
Tamarind Gardens Farm
Day 11 Digana/Kandy (1B) Early birds can opt to get a productive start to the day and join their Tamarind hosts for their morning routines. Join Ayesha and Nalin at 6:00 am for first-hand experience with farm life. Get up close with the farm animals, feeding the cows and chickens.
Enjoy breakfast at Tamarind Gardens and soak in the views of the Victoria Reservoir over tea before departing for Kandy.
Have an afternoon of free time to explore the stunning city that is Kandy, opting to visit a cultural dance, the Temple of the Tooth, or a cricket match.
Day 12 Kandy/Nuwara Eliya (1B) Stop for breakfast at G Adventures-supported Sthree Craft Shop and Café. Travel to stunning Nuwara Eliya. Visit a tea plantation and opt to explore the nearby hills on foot.
Tea Plantation Visit
Breakfast at Sthree Craft Shop and Café
Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s), 80km)
Day 13 Nuwara Eliya/Ella Opt to trek the trails of Horton Plains National Park in the early morning. In the afternoon, travel to Ella and enjoy a free evening. Choose to relax and explore Ella or participate in a traditional cooking class.
Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours)
Day 14 Ella Spend the morning trekking Little Adam's Peak. Later, enjoy some free time in scenic Ella. Opt to trek to Ella Rock or take a local cooking class.
Little Adam's Peak Trek
Day 15 Ella/Hikkaduwa Set off towards the southern coast stopping en route for a walking tour of Galle Fort. Finish the day's journey oceanside on the beaches of Hikkaduwa.
Galle Fort Tour
Private Vehicle (4.50-5.00 hours)
Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s))
Day 16 Hikkaduwa Enjoy a free day to bliss out on the beach or go on a whale or dolphin watching tour.
Day 17 Hikkaduwa Opt to relax on the beach or enjoy exploring this bustling beach town.
Day 18 Hikkaduwa Depart at any time.
The Colombo airport can be reached by private taxi or bus. Your CEO can help you arrange a transfer.