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2018 Soul of India: The Colorful South

India: Chennai, Mahabalipuram, Thanjavur, Madurai, Periyar, Kerala’s backwaters, Cochin

74% Traveler Excellence Rating Read reviews

18 Days from only $3795 including international airfare

Activity Level:

1 2 3 4 5

Moderately Easy

Find the Adventure That’s Right for You

Our Activity Level rating system ranks adventures on a scale of 1 to 5 to help you determine if a trip is right for you. See the descriptions below for more information about the physical requirements associated with each rating.

Activity Level 1:

1 2 3 4 5

Easy

Travelers should be able to climb 25 stairs consecutively, plus walk at least 1-2 miles over some uneven surfaces without difficulty. Walks typically last at least 1-2 hours at a time. Altitude can range from zero to 5,000 feet.

Activity Level 2:

1 2 3 4 5

Moderately Easy

Travelers should be able to climb 40 stairs consecutively, plus walk at least 2-3 miles over some uneven surfaces without difficulty. Walks typically last for at least 2-3 hours at a time. Altitude can range from zero to 5,000 feet.

Activity Level 3:

1 2 3 4 5

Moderate

Travelers should be able to climb 60 stairs consecutively, plus walk at least 3 miles over some steep slopes and loose or uneven surfaces without difficulty. Walks typically last for 3 or more hours at a time. Altitude can range from 5,000 to 7,000 feet.

Activity Level 4:

1 2 3 4 5

Moderately Strenuous

Travelers should be able to climb 80 stairs consecutively, plus walk at least 4 miles over some steep slopes and loose or uneven surfaces without difficulty. Walks typically last for 4 or more hours at a time. Altitude can range from 7,000 to 9,000 feet.

Activity Level 5:

1 2 3 4 5

Strenuous

Travelers should be able to climb 100 or more stairs consecutively, plus walk at least 8 miles over some steep slopes and loose or uneven surfaces without difficulty. Walks typically last for 4 or more hours at a time. Altitude can range from 10,000 feet or more.

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Kovalam Beach, Kerala, India

Get a bird’s-eye perspective of Kerala, India’s scenic Kovalam Beach.

Courtesy of Théo Cheval
Kerala

Roam Kerala's streets, lagoons, temples, and fields to see how this vibrant destination turns daily life into a rythmic dance.

Courtesy Andrew Hinton
Amar

Experience authentic Indian culture by following a local boy through his daily routine.

Courtesy CNN
Sri Lanka's Freshest Seafood

Experts take us to their favorite places and explain important parts of Sri Lankan culture, such as seafood and rugby.

Courtesy CNN
Whale watching in Sri Lanka

Set off on a private charter to spot whales in Sri Lanka, which you can visit on our pre-trip extension.

FROM
$3795
18 DAYS
$211/DAY
including international airfare
17 DAYS FROM $2595 Small Group Adventure Only
  • 3 nights from only 595
    Single Supplement: $295
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INCREASED SAVINGS of $750 on
airfare on January-April 2018
departures—reserve by 11/10/17

 

CRITICAL AIR INFORMATION
The air routing for this trip is very demanding. Learn More »

 

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