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The Leader in Small Groups on the Road Less Traveled
Never more than 10-16 travelers—guaranteed!

2018 Soul of India: The Colorful South

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

90% Traveler Excellence Rating Read reviews

18 Days from only $3795 including international airfare

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Activity Level:

1 2 3 4 5

Moderately Easy

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Kovalam Beach, Kerala, India

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

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Kerala

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

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Amar

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

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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.

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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
Extend Your Trip
 

Save $500 on airfare to India
on January-April 2018
departures. Reserve by 10/6/17

 

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

 

Enjoy a Stopover in Dubai
en route to India.
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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.

Best Price Guarantee

When you travel with Overseas Adventure Travel, we guarantee you will always receive the best combination of value and experience, at the best price.

1. Find your departure

Select the departure of this adventure that best suits your travel preferences.

2. Compare other trips to ours

Our Best Price Guarantee means that, if you can find a lower price on a comparable trip from another small group tour company, we’ll match it. It’s that simple.

We encourage you to compare our prices and value to the following companies:

  • Odysseys Unlimited
  • Road Scholar Small Groups
  • Eldertreks
  • Wilderness Travel
  • Abercrombie & Kent
  • Tauck
  • Vantage Small Group Journeys
  • Discovery Tours by Gate 1
  • Alexander + Roberts Small Group Journeys
  • Mountain Travel Sobek
  • Geographic Expeditions

How do you know if you’ve found a comparable trip?

  • Does the company operate each departure with no more than 24 travelers?
  • Is their trip length similar, with an equal number of hotel nights (or ship nights on a Small Ship Adventure)?
  • If it’s a safari trip, does it include a similar number of game-viewing drives and nights in safari lodges or tented camps?
  • Prices vary by season—does their trip depart in the same month as ours?
  • If their trip has internal flights, are they included in the price?
  • Is any included airfare arranged by the company itself or a third party (Kayak, Travelocity, etc)?
  • And finally, does their trip price include gratuities for local guides, drivers, lodges, and camp staff?

3. Call us at 1-800-955-1925 to save

If you think you have a match, don’t delay. Call us today and get the best price on your adventure—guaranteed. Our Adventure Specialists will be able to either give you a response on the spot or will get back to you within 24 business hours.

Tell your friends: They can also enjoy our best price, guaranteed, and you can all benefit with our Vacation Ambassador Referral Program.

Please note: To request a Best Price Guarantee match, a new traveler is required to present to an OAT Adventure Specialist their requested OAT departure date and proof of the potentially comparable trip. See full Best Price Guarantee Terms & Conditions.

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