Discover Kumta (and Gokarna) with Rock and Solo!

Hey guys!!!

I am so excited to be announcing my first tour of 2020 – Discover Kumta (and Gokarna). If you guys don’t know about my visit to Kumta yet, well, in 2019, I did a solo trip to Kumta and absolutely fell in love with its pristine beaches, Yana caves, Mirjan Fort and Vibhooti Falls. I was surprised that such a hidden gem exists in the state of Karnataka and was completely smitten by the hospitality of the locals.

I ran a poll on IG and many of you were interested in visiting Kumta. And so, I decided to host a tour here for you travel geeks! So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get into the details of the trip!

Highlights

Overview

Dates Trip Length Max Group Size Accommodation Demography Food Transport
21st – 23rd Feb 2020 2 Nights/ 3 Days 8 – 10 Double Occupancy Mixed All Meals Included except for Lunch and Snacks on Day 2 (self-sponsored) Included on ground only (excludes bus/train fare to/from Kumta)

Tour Details

Day 1 

Yana Caves

Once you arrive in Kumta, we will pick you up from the Bus Stop and take you to the resort. Have a hearty breakfast, rest for sometime (I know the bus journey can be troubling) and post lunch, we will head out to explore Yana Caves.

Yana Caves consists of two monolithic limestone rock formations with a great story behind it. After visiting Yana Caves, we will come back to the resort to witness the sunset on the beach and network with each other around a bonfire!

Highlights & Inclusions: 

  • Pick-up from the bus stop
  • Yana Caves
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks and Dinner
  • Games
  • Bonfire

Tips and Suggestions:

  • Wear comfortable shoes as we need to hike for 1 km to reach Yana Caves
  • Carry a bottle of water

Day 2

Mirjan Fort and Gokarna

On the second day, we head out to visit the great ruins of Mirjan Fort post breakfast. The Mirjan Fort is a magnificent piece of architecture that combines the elegance of the Deccan and Mughal Era. After visiting the Mirjan Fort, we head to Gokarna and visit Om Beach. The rest of the day is at leisure to give you room to explore the beaches. Whether you want to chill on the beach, do a beach trek to Half-Moon beach or Paradise beach, or simply take the ferry instead, you are free to explore what you want based on your will and preferences. We will help you and guide you.

We will watch the sunset on Om Beach and head back to the resort. We will have dinner at the resort, and brace ourselves for an amazing session of stargazing!

Highlights & Inclusions:

  • Mirjan Fort
  • Om Beach, Half-Moon Beach, Paradise Beach
  • Breakfast and Dinner. Lunch and snacks are self-sponsored on Day 2 (cos we want you to eat at the amazing beach shacks in Gokarna).
  • Stargazing at night

Tips and Suggestions:

  • If you want to do the beach trek, wear shoes or trekking sandals
  • Carry a mat for stargazing
  • Carry a swimsuit for the beaches

Day 3

Vibhooti Falls and Beach Walk

On day 3, we head to the beautiful Vibhooti Falls to dip in the cold waters of the limestone jungle. We have an early breakfast and leave to the falls, in order to avoid the crowds. We come back to the resort for lunch and chill at the beach for the rest of the evening. We can do a beach walk or play games, it is up to you guys!

Later in the evening, we have dinner and bid goodbye to each other to leave to our respective hometown. We will drop you off to the bus stop (with a heavy heart) but with a smile on our face for having created wonderful memories with you!

Highlights & Inclusions:

  • Vibhooti Falls
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks and Dinner
  • Beach Walk and Feedback Session
  • Drop to the bus stop

Tips and Suggestions: 

  • Carry a swimsuit, towel and an extra pair of clothes if you plan to get inside the water

Inclusions

  • Pick-up and Drop from/to the Kumta Bus Stop

  • 10 vegan/vegetarian meals included (3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 snacks, 3 dinners).

  • Accommodation in A/C cottages at a lovely resort (double occupancy/sharing basis)

  • Ground Transportation

  • Entry Fees and Tickets

  • Lots of fun!

Exclusions

  • Transport to/from Kumta from/to your hometown

  • Travel & Medical Insurance

  • Alcohol

  • Additional Snacks & Meals

Cost

12,200 INR

Per Person, All inclusive

Register

Please fill in the details below to join my tour. We will review your application and send a separate email with the payment link.

Note:

  1. Since spots are limited, we request you to register soon.
  2. We would like to have like-minded people on the tour, so please answer all the questions.
  3. Registration does not guarantee a spot on the tour until we send you the payment link in a separate email.
  4. In case you don’t get selected, don’t worry! You can always join us on our next tour 🙂
  5. Making the payment implies acceptance of terms & conditions (see below).

Terms and Conditions

Cancellation Policy:

In the event of cancellation of tour / travel services due to any avoidable / unavoidable reason/s we must be notified of the same in writing (Write to heyrockandsolo@gmail.com). Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows:

  • 10 days prior to arrival: 25% of the Tour / service cost
  • 05 days prior to arrival: 50% of the Tour / service cost
  • 48 hours prior to arrival OR No Show: No Refund

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Please note that after the finalization of the Tour/ service Cost, if there are any Hike in entrance fees of monuments / museums, Taxes, fuel cost or guide charges – by Govt of India, the same would be charged as extra.

Rock and Solo acts only in the capacity of agent for the hotels, airlines, transporters, railways & contractors providing other services & all exchange orders, receipts, contracts & tickets issued by us are issued subject to terms & conditions under which these services are provided by them.

All itineraries are sample itineraries, intended to give you a general idea of the likely trip schedule. Numerous factors such as weather, road conditions, the physical ability of the participants etc. may dictate itinerary changes either before the tour or while on the trail. We reserve the right to change any schedule in the interest of the trip participants’ safety, comfort & general well being.

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We do not have any insurance policy covering the expenses for accident, sickness, loss due to theft, or any other reasons. Visitors are advised to seek such insurance arrangements in their home country. All baggages & personal property/s at all times are at the client’s risk.

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We will not be responsible for any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.