Hampshire Hikes & Historical Sites
Bring intriguing coastal trails and history alive in South Hampshire.
The exotic cities of India, Sri Lanka and Sumatra provide a melting pot of experiences for you to enjoy. So step ashore and discover a land full of contrasts.
From the tropical beaches of Thailand through to the northern tip of Sumatra to Mumbai, we uncover the diversity of this unique sub-continent. Each country showcases their spiritual beginnings, fascinating history, cultures and modern-day life.
Before immersing ourselves in unique Indian experiences and discovering beautiful Indonesian Islands, we fly out from the UK via Bangkok to Phuket; An island in the Andaman Sea in Southern Thailand. We use trusted partners and guides in most ports to enhance our experience on walks and excursions. We think the best way to see life as a local would, is to have a local guide with insider knowledge.
So, whether we are hiking towards the leaning rocks of Khao Tapoo, sightseeing around beautiful Sino-Portuguese architecture or the streets in Phuket, we aim to show you the most iconic attractions and landscapes. After an overnight flight, we have time to relax followed by a short city tour to gather our bearings. Here we visit SinoPortuguese buildings and stroll through Thalang, the older area of Phuket City. After igniting your taste buds with a traditional lunch, we continue to the 19th century temple of Wat Chalong to admire beautiful Buddhist architecture, paintings, golden statues and spectacular gardens. The following day, we depart from Royal Phuket Marina to Hong Island. Here we visit Phang Nga Bay, famous for spectacular scenery with limestone cliffs rising out of the water.
Next up is the island of Weh, better known as Sabang, where we visit Anak Laut Lake, as well as Merauke Monument and Iboih Village. The following two days are spent at sea, before Boudicca arrives into Colombo on Sri Lanka’s west coast. This city is blessed with a wealth of diverse cultures, natural beauty and fascinating history. We continue onto Kochi, one of the most enticing ports in India. Also known as Cochin, this vibrant city is situated on the south-west coast in the breathtakingly scenic state of Kerala, hailed as 'God's Own Country'.
We spend another day at sea before moving on to Mormuga in Goa where we enjoy an overnight stop. The Portuguese colonial architecture of Old Goa and the UNESCO-listed Latin Quarter highlight India’s European heritage. For a total contrast, we spend the next two days exploring Mumbai. Busy does not even begin to describe the city, however, it has far too many attractions to pass up – towering skyscrapers, colourful bazaars, religious sites and the vibrant film industry known as ‘Bollywood’. From Mumbai it’s on to Muscat after spending two days at sea. Each night we return to Boudicca for an evening meal the chance to discuss the day over a drink.
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Itinerary & Travel
Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we may unfortunately need to withdraw a tour that is currently confirmed to operate and we therefore reserve the right to cancel your booking. We would always do our utmost to give you plenty of notice should we have to do this. Selected elements of this tour, including local attractions and restaurants, may change at late notice. Please ensure you have valid insurance cover before you travel.
Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday across all departure dates. Please refer to the Itinerary for more detail about each night's accommodation for each departure date.