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Sri Lanka family tours

Our family holiday focuses on nature, wildlife and local culture in Sri Lanka. Learning and fun are the themes of our holiday. The trip starts with heading into the heart of the cultural triangle, which also has two large national parks. Enjoy elephants on Safari, Sri Lankan history in the ancient city of Polonnaruwa and learning about the local monkey populations. We then move towards the east of the country away from the tourist circuit. The east coast used to be out of bounds due the recent civil war, however is now completely open and vibrant. It’s a completely different culture from the rest of the country. The people are warm and friendly and are ready to welcome you in. You will get ...Read more >
From US $1,440 excluding flights

Western Ghats and Sri Lanka bird watching Holidays

The Western Ghats and Sri Lanka Biodiversity Hotspot is extraordinarily rich in endemic species of birds, mammals & vegetation. Extending along the West coast of India, the Western Ghats contains more than 30 percent of all plant, fish, reptile, amphibian, bird and mammal species found in the country. This ‘hot spot’ extends into Sri Lanka giving rise to a profusion of endemic species especially birds. The Western Ghats and Sri Lanka endemic birding tour takes you through the lowland forests of Thattekkad, the mountains of Munnar and Ooty, the dry scrub forests of Chinnar, the rain forests at Singharaja & Kitulagala and the hill country at Nuwara Eliya which are all bird rich areas. The ...Read more >
From US $2,500 excluding flights

Sri Lanka Walking Holidays

This focussed walking holiday is designed to showcase the urban areas, nature and colonial history of Sri Lanka. The modern Sri Lanka can be seen in Colombo. Bustling markets, dense suburbs, tucked away parks and temples, tall buildings – all mixed together. We then contrast this by heading into countryside, with farms and small villages. Get a glimpse of village life and enjoy Sri Lanka’s nature and wildlife. Lastly, we head to Galle to see the Colonial impact in Sri Lanka. A mix of cultures co-existing and influencing each other. A lot of tourists but we shall try and show you the local life away from the normal touristy areas.Read more >
From US $1,440 excluding flights

Sri Lanka coast to coast cycling holiday

Cycling from coast to coast in Sri Lanka with an English speaking local guide is an absolute must for anyone wishing to expand their cultural horizons along with their leg muscles. This two week trip takes you over Sri Lanka's quiet back roads so as to provide a healthy balance of untouched natural scenery and ancient sites, including the ruined temple of Yapahuwa and the ancient city of Polonnaruwa. Discovering Sri Lanka by bike really allows you to get to grips with the terrain and although the majority of the cycle routes are pretty flat there are one or two slight inclines that will provide a bit more or a challenge, as well as great views. Optional safaris in Minneriya and ...Read more >
From US $1,750 excluding flights

Kayaking in the Keralan Backwaters

Southern India presents a much more peaceful experience when compared with the hectic cities further north and there's no activity that epitomises laid back relaxation more than kayaking on the Keralan backwaters which is why this five day trip is such a joy for all the senses. The backwaters of Kerala have long been the preserve of traders and farmers with the historic port of Alleppey providing, perhaps, the perfect setting for kayaking on the Keralan backwaters on some of the region's most revered lagoons, lakes and picturesque canals and river systems. From friendly riverside villages and delicious Keralan cuisine to staying overnight in heritage villages and smaller locally-owned ...Read more >
From US $670 excluding flights

Kerala birdwatching holidays, Western Ghats

If you really want to experience a wilder, more natural, side to Kerala, birdwatching holidays in the Western Ghats open up a series of rainforest habitats teeming with bird species, around 24 of which are endemic to southern India. From lowland rainforest areas to the montane forests, found higher up the Western Ghats, Kerala birdwatching holidays take you into the most incredible environments considered by BirdLife International to be some of the most important endemic birding spots in the whole of the region. This particular week-long Kerala birdwatching holiday in the Western Ghats has been created purely with the region's indigenous species in mind as well as taking in hundreds of ...Read more >
From US $1,580 excluding flights

Vegan activity holiday in Kerala

Vast stretches of forests of the Western Ghats, spice farms that dot the countryside, indigenous tribal communities, varied accommodation that includes glamping, colonial tea plantation bungalows, eco friendly resorts set amongst the mountains of the Western Ghats– all these await you as go on this off the beaten track multi activity adventure of hiking, biking and wildlife watching in pristine wilderness. That the hotels on this trip cater to vegans is a new beginning giving impetus to vegan travel across this part of the world. Highlights • Active vegan holiday • Sightings of endemic birds & wildlife • Cycling & hiking through one of the 35 bio diversity regions on earth • Meeting up ...Read more >
From £955 excluding flights

Western Ghats wildlife tour in India

Running along the Western edge of the Deccan Plateau in the states of Karnataka and Kerala, the Western Ghats mountains separate the Deccan Plateau from the narrow coastal plain which runs along the Arabian Sea. This is the setting for one of the 35 world’s designated “hottest biodiversity hotspots”. This region supports an astonishing 5000 species of flowering plants, around 140 mammals, over 500 birds and nearly 180 amphibians, many of them threatened. More importantly, this hotspot is home to great endemism including about 20 endemic mammals. Among flagship mammals, the most prominent are the Lion-tailed Macaque, found in highly fragmented tropical rain forests of the Western Ghats and ...Read more >
From £1,360 excluding flights

Rajasthan cycling tour

This Rajasthan cycling tour lets you discover one of India’s best-loved regions on two wheels as you pedal from Jaipur to Udaipur via Pushkar, Jodhpur and Ravla Bhenswara, over the course of 12 days. Landscapes blend between agricultural hillsides where fields of mustard and corn appear over the horizon to historic forts, such as Roopangarh, Khejarla and Mehrangarh, which provide ample excuses to get out of the saddle and explore on foot. As you’d expect from a Rajasthan cycling tour there’s a real sense of contrasts to be experienced every step of the way with rides to the edge of the Thar Desert and safaris within Kumbhalgarh wild life sanctuary, providing just a couple of exciting ...Read more >
From £1,750 excluding flights

Southern India cycling holiday, tailor made

One of the best ways to experience southern India like a local is by bike and if you’re looking for the an ideal place to start then check out this two week cycling holiday that can be tailor made to meet your fitness levels and sightseeing preferences. Cycling through some of southern India’s highest sections, as part of the Western Ghats, ensures a challenge for cyclists with winding mountain roads leading to floral bedecked hill stations, such as Ooty and Munnar, as well as fresher conditions to what you’ll experience at a lower elevation. As this cycling holiday starts in Mysore you’ll get to experience Karnataka’s cultural heritage prior to pedalling towards Mudumalai National Park ...Read more >
From US $2,030 excluding flights

Walking & Cycling in Sri Lanka

This walking and cycling holiday explores the central heartlands of Sri Lanka. Starting from the spice district in the plains, the trip moves into hill country. The route is off the normal tourist track. You walk through spice plantations, teak forests and tea estates. The cycling is on back roads. The guides work in the plantations in the area and this trip supplements their income.Read more >
From US $1,080 excluding flights

Andaman Islands bird watching holiday

The Andaman Islands offer brilliant bird watching with over 570 individual islands and islets offering all manner of opportunities for twitchers to get their feathers in a flap whilst overlooking the southeastern section of the Bay of Bengal. As you’d imagine from such a wide range of landscapes, both inhabited and uninhabited, the Andaman archipelago attract an array of bird species over an arc-shaped environment that covers an unbroken area of almost 800kms. There are around twenty indigenous species living on and around the isolated Andaman Islands and this tailor made holiday can focus on these endemics to ensure bird watchers maximise their five days spent touring the islands. Most ...Read more >
From US $1,290 excluding flights

Cycling holidays in Kerala

This is a cycling holiday for all those looking to explore the green magic of the Keralan countryside. If you are looking for quiet roads, spectacular sceneries and friendly people, then this holiday is for you. As you cycle through the backcountry roads around the magnificent forests, the magical backwaters and the beautiful beaches, Kerala will mesmerize you. You will be cycling away from the crowded towns and cities and going through the very heart of Kerala - its wonderful villages and people who will greet you with warmth, making this a trip of a lifetime and the best way to take in the real Kerala. Historical places, dense forested roads, spice gardens, isolated hamlets, manicured ...Read more >
From £1,440 excluding flights

E-Bike Tour in Kerala

This is a fully supported e-bike tour through the heart of rural Kerala. Starting from Kochi, this cycling holiday in Kerala covers almost every aspect of the culture and natural beauty that draws people to Kerala. This holiday has been specially designed for e-Bikes, making cycling easy with power assisted e-bikes. During your journey you will have a grandstand view of Kerala's lowland forests, the stunning views of the Western Ghat mountains, the magnificent backwaters of Alleppey and the grand beaches at Marari. We welcome you to this quite little corner of India to enjoy your trip along quiet country roads, the spice plantations, village life and fabulous Keralan cuisine. With ...Read more >
From £870 excluding flights

South India cycling tour, coast to coast

Embarking on a two week south India cycling tour, coast to coast, is an incredible experience and one that's bound to find you with your head in the clouds as your feet stay firmly on the pedals. There's just something magically spiritual about cycling past farmlands cultivated for spice production where welcoming villagers wave at your arrival and offer respite in the form of boutique lodgings, tea gardens and shaded coffee, coconut and rubber plantations. From the Madurai and Tanjore temples to the Mahabalipuram rock carvings and French influence found within Pondicherry, taking your time to enjoy a south India cycling tour, coast to coast, is what life's all about with the easterly ...Read more >
From £1,860 excluding flights

Western Ghats walking tour in India

The Western Ghats of Southwestern India, locally known as the Sahyadri Hills, is the chain of mountains running parallel to India's Western coast, about 30 to 50 kilometers inland. The Western Ghats intercepts the Southwestern monsoon winds. The Western slopes of the mountains experience heavy annual rainfall, while the eastern slopes are drier; rainfall also decreases from South to North. Dozens of rivers originate in these mountains, including the peninsula’s three major eastward-flowing rivers. The wide variation of rainfall patterns in the Western Ghats, coupled with the region’s complex geography, produces a great variety of vegetation types. These include scrub forests in the ...Read more >
From US $480 excluding flights

Kerala family activity holiday, India

Southern India really appeals to adventurous families looking for an activity holiday and Kerala, especially, is an ideal region from where to experience India from a safe and secure first time perspective. This two week holiday in Kerala can be tailored to your family’s personal preferences with a range of activities, including wildlife watching, forest treks, backwater kayaking, cycling and visits to tea estates and spice farms, all great ways to become immersed in the laid back lifestyles of the south. From lush forested mountain foothills to Kerala’s world-famous back water canals and beautiful beaches, this is your opportunity to take your family into a world of tropical adventures ...Read more >
From US $1,385 excluding flights

India cycling holiday, Mysore to Goa

The Mysore to Goa Cycling Tour is a spectacular cycling tour to reach the golden beaches of Goa, travelling through the mountains of the Western Ghats, the long coastline and places of historical significance. From the royal city of Mysore, to the magnificent forests at Coorg, through the historically important towns of Belur & Halebidu, India’s highest waterfalls at Jog, through the beach at Gokarna, Karwar and Goa, this tour has it all! Your accommodation would be at homestays, resorts, wildlife lodges and plantation bungalows. Trip highlights include: - Visist to temples built during Hoysala Empire - Stay at Coffee Plantation Bungalow - Wildlife safaris - Staying at homestays ...Read more >
From £1,790 excluding flights

Rural cycling tours in South India

Cycling tours in southern India give you the ideal chance to combine exercise with cultural insight as you embark on an eight day tour that takes you in and around the backwaters and forests of Kerala. South India cycle holidays offer every opportunity to taste the essence of the area with culinary delights and historic fortifications both adding to an intriguing blend of cycling and sightseeing. The low lying Thattekkad forests make a fantastically scenic backdrop to this eight day cycling holiday in southern India with an amazing array of animals and bird species adding to the attraction of relatively level gradients and peaceful rural roads. As you cycle past vast rubber plantations ...Read more >
From £845 excluding flights

Kerala Hike, bike & kayak in India

There’s just something about the sunshine, scenery and smiles of southern India that make a Kerala activity holiday all the more appealing with chances to hike, bike and kayak your way around the region’s historic backwaters, a real joy for those who are looking to keep active outdoors. From Fort Kichi and the Western Ghats to the hill station at Munnar and Periyar Tiger Reserve, this two-week Kerala activity holiday let’s you discover the very best of southern India in the most enjoyable way possible with kayaking close to Alleppey about as relaxing an experience as you can ever hope to imagine. Read more >
From US $1,880 excluding flights