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Unique Experiences:

•  Explore life and culture at the backwaters while relaxing on the houseboat.
•  A thrilling experience while visiting Periyar wildlife at Thekkady.
•  Discover backwaters - Intermeshed freshwater rivers and canals that swim towards the sea.

Participants:

Small Group Exploration – normally no more than 2-5 travellers. Being few brings you closer to local life and flexibility to go to places less travelled; to go beyond the ordinary.
You can be min. 1 and max. 8 travellers on this tour. You can book 1 person, but we cannot guarantee more participants.

WANT THIS ALL TO YOURSELF?
For an additional 40 USD per person you can secure this as a Guaranteed Private Tour.
Please note: Motorboat joy ride will remain shared.
Please contact us for further details and booking.

Trip Length: 7 Day(s) 6 Night(s)
Tour Departure Dates: Every day
Travel Season:

Throughout the year - Kerala experiences pleasant weather throughout the year.
The best time to visit Kerala is in the months October to March
which is also the peak season for Kerala visits.
June to August is the time for Monsoon.

Type of Transportation: AC car for the transfers and Houseboat
Type of Accommodation: Budget: Guest House/ Budget class hotel in standard room with private bathroom and stay in tents while camping.Comfort: Three star hotels in /Deluxe/Standard room with private bathroom and stay in tents while camping.
Physical Rate: 3/5
Child Policy:

1 child up to 5 years of age is free of charge if sharing bed with parents. Children aged 6 years or above will be treated as adult.

Included in Price:

Accommodation: In hotel of your choice of “Budget” or “Comfort” (see “Rates” and “Type of Accommodation”)
Meals: 6 Breakfast, 1 Lunch and 1 dinner.
Transport: AC car w/road taxes and parking fees.
Guide: Chauffeur who speaks basic English.

Excluded from Price:

•  Meals other than the one mentioned in “Included in the price”.
•  Visas, travel insurance (compulsory)
•  Entry fees at the monuments
•  Personal guide for the whole trip
All other expenses not stated as included in the above

Map

Locations Visited:
Cochin, Fort Cochin, Dutch Palace, Periyar, Alleppey, Kondai, Kerala Backwaters
Start City:
Cochin
End City:
Cochin

Itinerary

Day 1: Cochin
Arrive in Cochin. Upon arrival in Cochin, you will be meet and transferred to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight in hotel.

Day 2: Cochin - Periyar
Today after breakfast proceeds for the city tour, visit Jewish synagogue, St. Francis church the oldest European church in India and has great historical significance as a mute witness to the European colonial struggle in the subcontinent. The Portuguese explorer, Vasco da Gama, died in Kochi in 1524 when he was on his third visit to India. His body was originally buried in this church, but after fourteen years his remains were removed and were send to Lisbon. Dutch palace built by the Portuguese and presented to Veera Kerala Varma (1537-65), Raja of Kochi, in 1555 AD. The Dutch carried out some extensions and renovations in the palace in 1663, and thereafter it was popularly called Dutch Palace. Later visit Chinese fishing nets and by noon board a boat for a small backwater cruise. Late afternoon drive to Periyar (5 hours).
Overnight in Periyar.

Day 3: Periyar
After breakfast, choose to visit an elephant camp and spice plantation visit, relax with some bamboo rafting through the jungles of Periyar (8am to 5pm, entry to pay), or take a jeep safari into the Gavi forest (full day program - entry to pay).
Overnight in hotel/camp.

Day 4: Periyar - Alleppey

Today after an early breakfast check out and drive to Alleppey (4 hours) to board the Houseboat.
Cruise through the most enchanting backwaters in Asia and indulge in fishing.
Overnight in Houseboat.

Day 5: Alleppey
After breakfast cruise through the backwaters in a different direction and to see the village and country lifestyle of the people and also indulge in fishing and enjoy a ride in canoe.
Overnight in Houseboat

Day 6: Alleppey - Kondai
After breakfast check out from Houseboat and proceed to Kondai Village (1hour). Here one can experience a full body Ayurvedic Rejuvenation Massage and later use a bicycle through the village side and visit coir mat making unit.
Overnight in resort.

Day 7: Kondai - Cochin Airport
After breakfast, Check out from hotel and drive to Cochin or proceed for your next destination.

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