Serene Kerala
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Exotic Kerala Tour Packages from Australia

Encompassing tranquillity, Kerala, a charming south India destination, should be on every tourists’ bucket list. Adorned with pristine hill stations, emerald backwaters, azure Arabian Sea, and lush tea estates, Kerala is home to several tourist places that will make you fall in love with them instantly. Ranging from enjoying the Kathakali dance to witnessing heritage sites like Fort Kochi, followed by trying the traditional delicacy of Kerala in the form of “Sadhya”, this 9-day tour has in it all that is required to soak into the culture of God’s own country! Needless to say, the sightseeing tour of Munnar, a picturesque drive to Periyar National Park, and a visit to the ‘Venice of the East’ are like icing on the cake. The excursion through the mesmerizing backwaters on a houseboat in Kumarakom is undoubtedly the most outlandish highlight of this holiday tour.  Brace yourself for falling in love with the serenity of Kerala.

Tour Highlights
8 Nights/9 Days
Private Tour
Fully Escorted
8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinner included.
Private Car
English Speaking Driver

Vibrant Experiences

Evening with Local Family
Indian Cuisine Cooking Experience
Wildlife Boat Ride - Wild Elephants & Tigers
Tea Estates
Spice Plantations
Kerala Backwaters - Houseboat Tour
Kathakali Dance
Beach Resort
Sandy Beaches
Ayurvedic Massages
Chinese Fishing Nets
Dutch Palace
Antiques & Spices Shopping

Trip Route

Cochin (Kochi) Munnar Periyar - Thekkady Kumarakom (Houseboat) Marari Beach Cochin (Kochi)

With Standard Hotels

A$1097 per person/twin share

With Deluxe Hotels

A$1447 per person/twin share

With Luxury Hotels

A$1747 per person/twin share
Special Offer
A$100 Deposit Only
Book now and pay rest by 14 days before your tour start date.
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Itinerary
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Accommodations

City

Standard

Deluxe

Luxury

Nights

Cochin

Hotel Cochin Palace or Similar

Hotel Trident Cochin or Similar

Hotel Radisson Blu or Similar

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Munnar

Hotel Hill View Munnar or Similar

Hotel Tea Valley Resort or Similar

Hotel Blanket Hotel & Spa or Similar

02

Thekkady

Hotel Karar Garden or Similar

Hotel The Elephant Court or Similar

Hotel The Mountain Courtyard or Similar

 

01

Houseboat

Deluxe Houseboat

Deluxe Houseboat

Luxury Houseboat

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Marari Beach

Marari Green Villas or Similar

Hotel Abad Turtle Beach or Similar

Marari Beach-CGH Earth or Similar

02

Package Price

AUD$1097

AUD$1447

AUD$1747

 

Day 1: COCHIN (KOCHI), WELCOME TO GOD’S OWN COUNTRY!!
Upon arrival in the God’s Own Country at Kochi, one of our representatives will assist you with hotel transfers. KATHAKALI DANCE Add a cultural tinge to the evening with a Kathakali dance performance at a popular cultural centre in Fort Kochi. The, colourful dance is not merely a dance. It is an art form that comprises powerful storytelling with ritual, drama, and music. Enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel. Meals: Welcome Dinner Included.
Day 2: COCHIN (KOCHI), ANTIQUES SHOPPING & EVENING WITH LOCAL FAMILY
Your second day of the tour starts with a delicious breakfast followed by a guided sightseeing tour of Kochi/Cochin. Explore St. Francis Church- the oldest church in India, the imposing Santa Cruz basilica built by the Portuguese, the heritage sites of Fort Kochi and shop for antiques and spices. Chinese fishing nets, the Dutch Palace and Jewish Synagogue are other highlights of the tour. You will have several opportunities to find prized souvenirs such as spices and antiques while shopping at Jew Street. EVENING WITH LOCAL FAMILY & COOKING CLASS Spend evening with the local family. It’s a great way to have a local experience in Kochi. You will experience a great insight into the lifestyle of Indian family. You will be part of a cooking class with the local family. Get a taste of true Indian hospitality thanks to this cooking lesson and meal in the home of a local Kerala family. You will learn few local dishes and how to prepare them with fresh ingredients. Enjoy a traditional vegetarian meal served on a banana leaf. End the experience by enjoying your meal, accompanied by lots of lively conversation, with the family. Return to your hotel and live a memorable night. Meals: Breakfast & Dinner Included.
Day 3: MUNNAR, SCENIC DRIVE
Scenic drive from Kochi to Munnar is the highlight of the third day. Have breakfast and head to Munnar, probably one of the most enchanting hill stations in South India. Drive through lofty mountains of Western Ghats and admire the natural beauty of rolling hills and green valleys. Spend some time at the stunning Valara Waterfall while travelling to Munnar. Rest of the evening is at leisure till next morning. Stay overnight at Hotel in Munnar. Meals: Breakfast Included.
Day 4: MUNNAR, NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast start a sightseeing tour of Munnar. Visit the Tea Museum, where you learn about the processing of the favorite brew of India. In the afternoon visit the Eravikulam National Park, the high attitude sanctuary known for the Nilgiri Tahr and the Neelakurinji flowers that bloom once in 12 years. Later proceed to Mattupetty Dam and capture the captivating views. Activities like horse riding and boating add more fun to your visit to the Mattupetty Lake. The Shola Forests is sure to amaze Thrill seekers and birdwatchers with its trekking and bird watching opportunities. Viewpoint, and Echo Point are other pit stops of the tour. Stay overnight at Hotel in Munnar. Jeep safari – tea plantation tour, village walking tour, Meals: Breakfast Included.
Day 5: THEKKADY, WILDLIFE BOAT RIDE
On the fifth day, a picturesque drive to Periyar National Park takes you to one of the lushest jungles in India. Check-in at the hotel and later be a part of wildlife boat ride over the beautiful Periyar Lake in Periyar National Park, one of the prominent elephants and tiger reserves in India and admire the gorgeous natural surroundings. You can explore various species of animals and birds and might get a glimpse of wild elephants, tigers, boars and bison. Overnight stay in Thekkady. Meals: Breakfast Included.
Day 6: KUMARAKOM, BACKWATERS HOUSEBOAT
Today, we will take you to Kumarakom, often referred to as the ‘Venice of the East’, with its meandering lagoons, coconut trees, endless rows of paddy fields. Once you reach this paradise, a smooth transfer will be provided to jetty point to embark on your excursion through the mesmerizing backwaters on a houseboat. Undoubtedly, this houseboat cruise in the backwaters is the most outstanding highlight of a holiday in Kerala. It will be a unique and exclusive experience in your lifetime. You will be cruising along the village sides and paddy fields witnessing the core life of the Kerala villages. Spend your afternoon while sailing through the gorgeous backwaters of Kumarakom. Stay overnight in your luxury houseboat. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included.
Day 7: MARARI, BEACH RESORT
Post breakfast in houseboat, we will drive you to the stunning beach town of Marari. Marari Beach is a perfect location for holidaying with family or friends. The serenity and tranquility of this beach take beach lovers backwards in time.Check-in at your resort and have a relaxing evening. Overnight stay in your beach resort. Meals: Breakfast Included.
Day 8: MARARI, BEACH RESORT
Today is all about relaxing and chilling out. Soak up and enjoy the serenity on the deserted sandy beaches. This beach in Kerala is eternal with coconut palm trees and golden sands. The indolent pace of local life makes vacationing near the Marari beach a reviving experience. Your day is free for leisure activities. You may choose to participate in an Ayurveda Massage. Roam around the beach as there are plenty of sightseeing places where you can spend some quality time with your loved ones. If you are there in the month of August, you may also try and enjoy Snake Boat Races. Adventure freaks can also choose for sea surfing, parasailing, water skiing, and deep-sea fishing. Overnight stay at resort. Meals: Breakfast Included.
Day 9: COCHIN, DEPARTURE
Check out from your hotel and get a transfer to Cochin International Airport. Board your return flight and fly back home with memories to cherish for life. Tour ends. Meals: Breakfast Included.
Accommodations

City

Standard

Deluxe

Luxury

Nights

Cochin

Hotel Cochin Palace or Similar

Hotel Trident Cochin or Similar

Hotel Radisson Blu or Similar

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Munnar

Hotel Hill View Munnar or Similar

Hotel Tea Valley Resort or Similar

Hotel Blanket Hotel & Spa or Similar

02

Thekkady

Hotel Karar Garden or Similar

Hotel The Elephant Court or Similar

Hotel The Mountain Courtyard or Similar

 

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Houseboat

Deluxe Houseboat

Deluxe Houseboat

Luxury Houseboat

01

Marari Beach

Marari Green Villas or Similar

Hotel Abad Turtle Beach or Similar

Marari Beach-CGH Earth or Similar

02

Package Price

AUD$1097

AUD$1447

AUD$1747

 

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Inclusions
  • Accommodation at the specified hotels.
  • Daily breakfast during your stay at all proposed destinations.
  • Welcome dinner on Day1.
  • 1 packed mineral water per person per day.
  • Cooking class in Cochin.
  • All arrival and departure transfers, sightseeing by an exclusive deluxe air-conditioned Car with chauffeur as per the itinerary.
  • Garlanding welcome at the Airport in Cochin.
  • Services of English-speaking local tour guide during all sightseeing tours in Cochin, & Munnar.
  • Jeep Ride in National Park, Munnar.
  • Houseboat Ride In Kumarakom including Lunch.
  • Airport pickup and transfers.
  • State tax, toll taxes and all applicable taxes.
  • Assistance at all pickup and departure points.
Exclusions
  • Entrance and Camera fees to the monuments and palaces.
  • Anything Not Mentioned in The Inclusions.
  • Porterage at Hotels and Airports, Tips, Insurance, Laundry, Liquors, Wine, Etc.
  • All Items of Personal Nature.
  • Any Cost Arising Due to Natural Calamities Like Landslides, Roadblocks, Etc.
  • Any Increase in Taxes or Fuel Leading to An Increase In Surface Transport.
  • Meals not specified in Itinerary.
  • Tips for staff, guide & driver. 
  • Domestic & International airfares. 
  • Optional, suggested, or unspecified activities. 
  • Insurance and Medi claim.
  • Insurance of any kind.
  • Visa costs.
  • Anything not mentioned or “optional” or “own account” in the itinerary.

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel right up to last moment before tour starts and we will refund your full deposit and any progress payments made by you within 14 business days.
If you decide to rebook or reschedule right up to last moment before tour starts, your deposit and any progress payments will be carried forward as full credit towards future travel with us for up to five years with Zero fees.
If your tour is cancelled due to government travel restrictions, your deposit and any progress payments will be carried forward as full credit towards future travel with us with Zero fees.
If you leave a trip for any reason after it has commenced, we are not obliged to make any refunds for unused services.
If you fail to join a tour, join it after departure, or leave it prior to its completion, no refund will be made.
Note: Cancellation and rebooking policies are only valid for land part of tour not International and domestic airline tickets.
Note: International and domestic airline tickets are subject to full payment at the time of booking and are subject to respective airline policies for booking, rebooking and cancellation.
A cancellation or rebooking will only be effective when we receive written confirmation of the cancellation.
For full cancellation & refund policy, visit https://www.vibrantindiatours.com.au/terms-conditions
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