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From gorgeous tea and spice plantations to palm-lined backwaters, your private Kerala tour offers a glimpse into God’s Own Country, where there’s always a fresh catch of the day served up. Experience the tranquility!

You can personalize this vacation to suit your interests and budget and explore other regions in India as well. Get in touch with our Kerala experts for your private, tailor-made, and completely obligation-free tour itinerary.


Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 3CochinFort Kochi Harbor, Matancherry & Pardesi Synagogue, St. Francis Church, Kochi-Muziris BiennaleThe Francis Residence, Malabar House
3 - 5MunnarMatupetty Dam, Tea Plantations, Soft Trekking, Kannan Devan Tea MuseumThe Leaf Munnar, The Windermere Estate
5 - 6Backwaters of KeralaLagoons & Lake, Houseboat Cruise, Village Life & Local CultureEvergreen Houseboat, Spice Coast Cruise
6 - 9MararikulamPristine Beach, Village LifeMarari Sands Beach Resort, Marari Beach Resort
9 - 9CochinFort Kochi Harbor, Matancherry & Pardesi Synagogue, St. Francis Church, Kochi-Muziris Biennale

Ideal For

  • Landscape
  • Relaxation
  • Wildlife
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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 3

International Arrival

Transfer to your hotel


2 Nights

Kochi, formerly Cochin, is considered the Queen of the Arabian Sea as it was one of the first European settlements in India, due its ideal positioning for trading.

Included Activities

Highlights of Cochin (Half Day)
Cochin is an engaging city to explore, from the absorbing views of Fort Kochi harbor with its huge Chinese fishing nets, to ancient mosques, Portuguese architecture, and the crumbling remnants of the British Raj. Explore Mattancherry, where you can observe murals and antiquities at the Dutch Palace and Cemetery. Indulge your senses browsing traditional spice and antique markets. Encounter the fascinating 400 year old, fully-functioning Parsi Synagogue in the Jewish quarter. Visit the original grave of Vasco da Gama in St. Francis Church, used before his remains were returned to Portugal. Discover Hill Palace, the state’s largest archaeological museum, which is located in the regal and artistic suburbs of Tripunithura. (Duration: 4 hrs; Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness level: Easy; Please note that the Dutch Palace is closed on Fridays, the Jewish Synagogue is closed on Friday afternoons and Saturdays and the Hill Palace Musuem is closed on Mondays).

Hotel Options
RoomPremium Room
StyleGuest house
Malabar House – Opt 2
Day 3 - 5

Drive from Cochin to Munnar (160 km, 4.5 hrs)


2 Nights

Munnar offers a haven of peace and tranquility within the verdant hills of Kerala.

Included Activities

Highlights of Munnar
Explore this beautiful panoramic town with its sprawling tea plantations! Begin with a drive to Mattupetty Dam where, at Top Station and Echo Point, views of lush mountainsides await and your voice will echo back. Head onwards to Kundala Dam, where you can go boating. The following day, after a dinner in the town and a good night’s sleep, enjoy a drive through winding lanes as you witness the exotic forest and grassland flora. Enjoy a 20 minute trek on a paved path before returning to the city.

Half Day Trek in Munnar
Embark on a 4 hr Soft Trek on good paved paths, through the lush green mountainsides and be amazed at the freshness of the surrounding plantations. Take in the aromas and fragrances of the tea and spice plantations that waft through the air.

Hotel Options
The Leaf Munnar – Opt 1
RoomGolden Leaf
RoomGarden Room
Day 5 - 6

Drive from Munnar to the Backwaters (180 km, 5.5 hrs)

Backwaters of Kerala

1 Night

Kerala’s famous backwaters are a labyrinthine network of tree-fringed lagoons, idyllic lakes, and river systems, running parallel to the Arabian Sea along the Malabar coast.

Hotel Options
RoomOne Bed Room
RoomOne Bed Room
MealsFull Board
Day 6 - 9

Drive from the Backwaters to Mararikulam (35 km, 0.5 h)


3 Nights

Mararikulam located a short drive from the town of Alleppey, epitomizes the tropical dream with its pristine white sands and crystal clear waters.

Hotel Options
RoomPalm View Room
StyleBeach Resort
RoomGarden Villa
StyleBeach Resort
Day 9 - 9

Drive from Mararikulam to Cochin Airport (75 km, 2 hrs)


0 Nights

Kochi, formerly Cochin, is considered the Queen of the Arabian Sea as it was one of the first European settlements in India, due its ideal positioning for trading.

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 1,790 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 1,990 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation and meals, as specified in the itinerary
  • Activities and excursions, as specified in the itinerary
  • Transportation services, as specified in the itinerary
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact supporting you during your trip

Not Included

  • Entrance fees and meals, unless mentioned in the itinerary description
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Visa and tourism fees
  • Travel, health, and cancellation insurance
  • International airfare
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Backwaters of Kerala

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