Sri Lanka/India
A Journey of Enlightenment in Sri Lanka and South India
Observing elephants while on safari in the Sri Lankan wilderness and living aboard an authentic houseboat in the Kerala backwaters are just two of the enriching experiences that await.
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Program No. 21869RJ
17 days
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At a Glance

Beginning in the Sri Lankan commercial hub of Colombo and ending on a privately chartered houseboat on southern India’s rural Kerala backwaters, explore the subcontinent’s magnificent cities, hidden villages and unspoiled wilderness. Experience mystical shrines and imposing fortresses, learn about the Asian elephant and observe these giants in nature, and interact with villagers living by traditional means in the Indian and Sri Lankan wilds.
Activity Level
Let's Go!
Long coach transfers on roads in good condition with heavy traffic. Walking and standing up to three hours on varied terrain. Climbing up to 1,000 steps at ruins and historic sites.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Discover many UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the murals and 153 Buddha statues at Dambulla Cave Temple.
  • Get to know Asian elephants on a safari featuring the sensational Sri Lankan wilderness.
  • Enjoy an authentic glimpse of Indian rural life as you live aboard a houseboat on the Kerala backwaters.

General Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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Charles Meiyalagu
Charles Meiyalagu has experience handling groups from USA (Travcoa), UK, France, Canada, Belgium and many other countries for over 20 years. He holds a master’s degree in History and a post graduate diploma in Tourism Management and has a thorough knowledge of many historic places in India -- particularly the south. Working as a group leader with major destination management companies since 2010, he has escorted VIPs like Chinese Ambassadors and French Ministry Delegates.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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