Spice of Kerala

Duration: 08 Nights / 09 Days

Highlights: Cochin / Munnar / Periyar / Kumarakom / Houseboat / Cochin

Cost: On Request - [Escorted Group or Private Journey]

Enjoy the warmth and colour of exotic Kerala, one of India' most vibrant regions. Explore the tranquil backwaters, lined with swaying palms and fishing villages; savour the scented spice plantations of Periyar and relax in the charming mountains air of Munnar, a former British hill resort. Our Kerala programme includes the unforgettable experience of spending the night on a unique houseboat popularly known as the 'Kettuvallam'.

Day 1: Arrival in Kochi (Cochin)
Welcome at the airport and transfer to the hotel, overnight at hotel

Day 2: Cochin - Munnar (140 Kms)
Morning drive to Munnar, Walk in the city, commercial center of tea plantations among the highest of the world. By walk, we explore the tea plantations. Overnight at the hotel (B,L,D)

Day 3: Munnar : Eravikulam National park and plantations
Morning explore the Eravikulam National park, Afternoon visit the tea and coffee plantations. Overnight at the hotel (B,L,D)

Day 4: Munnar - Periyar (102 Kms)
Morning by vehicle, you will get to the mountainous area of the western Ghats to the National park of Periyar. The program includes: a half day walk in the jungle and the close villages and the discovery of the national park by boat on the lake of Periyar. Overnight at hotel (B,L,D)

Day 5: Periyar national park
Full day exploring the national park of Periyar and its surroundings, Overnight at the hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 6: Periyar - Kumakarom (140Kms)
Morning drive to the ornithological reserve of Kumakarom. Later by bicycle, discovery of the Palai plain. Stroll with traditional boat on the canals edged by palm trees. Overnight at the hotel (B,L,D)

Day 7: Kumakarom - Alleppey: "House boat" on the "Backwaters"
Short stage to Alleppey. Later board of a traditional "house - boat", welcome by the crew, and we sail on the canals, lagoons and lakes. Overnight on board (double room). Deluxe Houseboat (B,L,D)

Day 8: "Backwaters" – Allepey – Kochi
Morning disembark at the end of the morning. Drive to Fort Kochi, Afternoon visit of Cochin: St. Francis church, Synagogue, the chinese fishing nets and the Dutch Palace. Demonstration of Kathakali dance in the evening. Farewell Overnight at the hotel (B,L,D)

Day 9: Departure Kochi
Assistance and transfer to airport for flight to onward destination

Tour packages include:
Accommodation in base category of room on the mentioned hotels or similar.
All transfers / tours and excursions by one AC chauffeur driven vehicle.
All meals (on Full board basis) as listed in the program
Farewell Dinner in Cochin
Sightseeing as per package details.
Service of airport representative during the arrival and departure transfer.
Service of French speaking accompanying for throughout the tour.
Monument Entrances fee at all sightseeing spots.
One bottle of mineral water will be provided on a daily basis on vehicle
Half bottle of Beer during each major meal
Gratuities to driver and accompanying guide, driver and assistant
All applicable current taxes imposed by Government of India

Tour package does not include:
Airport taxes & airfares to/from/within India
Personal expenses such as bottled or alcoholic beverages, telephone calls or personal equipment like sleeping bags etc…
Visa and Insurance of self and baggage.
Expenses caused by factors beyond our control like rail and airplane delays, roadblocks, vehicle malfunctions, political disturbances, taxes etc… Any mandatory supplement by hotels on room or meals from 20th Dec' 2012 to 10th Jan' 2013 of the mentioned year.

Important Note:
The cost has been calculated on the existing tariffs/conditions and any change in the costs or modification in tax structure will oblige us to revise the same.
Additional service, if any, during the trip have to be paid by the clients. If you wish to extend full or partial credit, you may please solicit the same in advance.
Kindle note that names of hotels mentioned above only indicate that our rates have been based on usage of these hotels and it these hotels and it is not to be construed that accommodation is confirmed at these hotels until and unless we convey such confirmation to you. In the event of any of the above-mentioned hotels not becoming available we shall book alternate accommodation at a similar or next best available hotel and shall pass on the difference of rates (supplement/reduction whatever applicable) to you.

For more detail refer Company 's term and conditions