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Kerala Tour Packages - Backwaters, Houseboat, Ayurvedic Massage, Yoga

Overview
10 Nights/11 Days Private Tour Fully Escorted

10 breakfasts

1 dinner included.

Private Car English Speaking Driver
From

A$1930

per person/twin share
Trip Route
Cochin (Kochi) - Munnar - Periyar (Thekkady) - Alleppey - Kumarakom (Houseboat) - Kovalam - Trivandrum
Attractions
Colourful CultureIndian Cuisine Cooking ClassesTea EstatesKerala BackwatersHouseboat TourJungle SafarisSpice PlantationsKathakali DanceAyurvedic MassagesSandy Beaches
Itinerary
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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. Unwind and relax at the hotel and in the evening, be a part of a Cooking Class at Fort Kochi. Learn to cook local delicacies and relish your taste buds with these delectable dishes. Enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel.  A Little About Kochi: The vibrant city of Kochi makes for a perfect destination for travelers looking to explore the rich past and breathtaking nature of Kerala. Small islands and peninsulas located along the Arabian Sea and popular highlights in Fort Kochi are just a glimpse of this amazing city. Being the commercial capital of Kerala, Kochi also allures a large number of business travelers as well.
Day 2: Cochin (Kochi), Antiques Shopping & Kathakali Dance
Your second day of the tour starts with a delicious breakfast followed by a guided sightseeing tour of Kochi/Cochin. The tour takes you to the best of the heritage sites in Fort Kochi. Besides exploring the fascinating history of the region, you can buy a range of souvenirs including antiques and spices. St. Francis Church, one of the oldest churches in India is the first highlight of the sightseeing tour. The body of the great explorer Vasco Da Gama was buried at this church but after a few years, his remains were taken to Lisbon. The next attraction on the list is Santa Cruz basilica, one of the eight basilicas in the God’s Own Country. You will also get an opportunity to take a closer look at the iconic Chinese fishing nets and visit the Dutch Palace and Jewish Synagogue. Enjoy street shopping at Jew Street for authentic spices and unique antiques. Spend evening at one of the popular cultural centres in Fort Kochi while enjoying the spectacular performances of Kathakali, a classical dance form comprising an interesting mix of music, dance, drama and ritual.  Enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel. 
Day 3: Kochi – 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. It will take around four hours to reach Munnar from Kochi. Check-in at your hotel and enjoy an overnight stay.
Day 4: Munnar, National Park
Leave for Eravikulam National Park in the morning to see Nilgiri Tahr, a mountain goat found only in the Nilgiri Hills and the Western Ghats. 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. View Point, Echo Point and Tea Gardens are other pit stops of the tour. Return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 5: Munnar – Periyar, Wildlife Cruise
On the fifth day, a picturesque drive to Periyar National Park takes you to one of the most lush jungles in India. Check-in at the hotel and later head to Periyar Lake for a memorable wildlife cruise. Rich flora and fauna and a variety of birds and animals promise an awe-inspiring experience. You might also get a glimpse of wild animals such as Elephants, Bisons, Nilgiri Langur and Sambar Deer.    Head back to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 6: Periyar, Ayurvedic Massage
The day kicks off with a spice plantation tour in Thekkady. In the afternoon, visit one of the prominent massage centers in Thekkady for a rejuvenating full body Ayurvedic massage therapy. Stay overnight at your hotel.
Day 7: Periyar – Alleppey, Venice Of The East
Today, we will take you to Allepey, 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 your fascinating backwaters resort. Visit Coir factory and Krishna Temple in the day and return to your resort for an overnight stay.
Day 8: Kumarakom, Luxury Houseboat
Have a delicious breakfast and check out from the resort in the afternoon to enjoy a stay at Kettuvallam, a beautifully decorated houseboat.   Get transferred to Kumarakom boat jetty point to embark on your excursion through the mesmerizing backwaters in Kettuvallam. Undoubtedly, this houseboat cruise in the backwaters is the most outstanding highlight of a holiday in Kerala. Enthralling sceneries created by the long stretches of the backwaters add more to the unique experience of staying in a luxury houseboat. Spend your day while sailing through the gorgeous backwaters of Kumarakom/Alleppey. Stay overnight in your luxury houseboat
Day 9: Kovalam, Beach Resort
Post breakfast in your luxury houseboat, we will drive you to the stunning beach town of Kovalam.  Check-in at your resort and the day is free for leisure activities. You may choose to participate in an Ayurveda Massage Course. Overnight stay at the beach resort.
Day 10: Trivandrum Sightseeing
Explore the capital city of Thiruvananthapuram on the penultimate day of the tour. Top attractions to visit the city include Padmanabha Swamy Temple, Shangmugham Beach, Aakulam boat club, Shri Chitra Art Gallery and Veli Tourist village. Overnight stay at your beach resort
Day 11: Kovalam - Departure Trivandrum Airport
Check out from your hotel and get a transfer to Trivandrum International Airport. Board your return flight and fly back home with memories to cherish for life. Tour ends.
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Tour Highlights

Cochin:

  • Francis Church- The oldest church in India
  • Santa Cruz basilica
  • Chinese fishing nets
  • Antiques Bazaar
  • Jewish Synagogue
  • Dutch Palace
  • Kathakali Dance
  • Cooking Class

Munnar:

  • Eravikulam National Park
  • Mattupetty Dam & Lake
  • The Shola forests
  • Echo Point & View Point
  • Tea Gardens

Periyar:

  • Ayurvedic massage
  • Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Spice Plantations
  • Wildlife cruise over Periyar Lake

Kumarakom:

  • Luxury Houseboat

Trivandrum:

  • Shri Chitra Art Gallery
  • Aakulam boat club
  • Padmanabha Swamy Temple

Inclusions

  • Accommodation at the specified hotels.
  • Daily breakfast during your stay at all proposed destinations.
  • Services of English speaking tour guide during all sightseeing tours.
  • Visit to Tea Estate in Munnar.
  • Boat safari trip to Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • Entrances to Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • Entrances and safari to Eravikulam National Park in Munnar.
  • Kathakali dance show tickets.
  • Cooking class with dinner in Cochin.
  • Services of an English speaking guide/Escort during all sightseeing tours.
  • All arrival and departure transfers, sightseeing by an exclusive deluxe air-conditioned Toyota Eitios Car (for 2 persons), Toyota Innova Car (for 4 persons), Tempo Traveller (for 6/8 persons).
  • Airport pickup and transfers.
  • State tax, toll taxes and driver allowances.
  • Assistance at all pickup and departure points.
  • All applicable taxes.
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Non-Inclusions

  • Any kind of personal expenses such as tips, laundry, telephone bills and beverages. 
  • It also does not include meals not specified.
  • International airfares.
  • All Entrance fees to the monuments. 
  • Camera fees.
  • Visa Cost.
  • Optional, suggested or unspecified activities. 
  • Insurance and Medi claim.