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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.

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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 3CochinFort Kochi Harbor, Matancherry & Pardesi Synagogue, St. Francis Church, Kochi-Muziris BiennaleCasino Hotel, Eighth Bastion
3 - 5MunnarMatupetty Dam, Tea Plantations, Soft Trekking, Kannan Devan Tea MuseumThe Leaf Munnar, Spice Tree Munnar
5 - 6Backwaters of KeralaLagoons & Lake, Houseboat Cruise, Village Life & Local CultureEvergreen Houseboat, Spice Coast Cruise
6 - 10MararikulamPristine Beach, Village LifeMarari Sands Beach Resort, Marari Beach Resort
10 - 10CochinFort Kochi Harbor, Matancherry & Pardesi Synagogue, St. Francis Church, Kochi-Muziris Biennale

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  • Landscape
  • Relaxation
  • Wildlife
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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 3

International Arrival

Transfer to your hotel from the airport

Cochin

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

Fort Kochi on Foot

Enjoy a stroll through Fort Kochi, on colonial streets lined with old buildings and rain trees, admiring contemporary street art on crumbling facades. Make your way to the Cheenavala – a row of Chinese fishing nets in use for over five centuries, overlooking the waters near Vasco da Gama square. Inextricably linked to Fort Kochi, the sight of the nets against the setting sun and the waters of the Arabian sea make for some unforgettable images. Observe the action at dusk or dawn as fishermen operate these fixed land installations made of bamboo and timber. Next up, visit St Francis Church, among the oldest European churches in India with architectural influences from the Portuguese. Step inside to view the wooden interiors and gabled timber roof, where famous explorer Vasco da Gama is buried. End your tour with a visit to Santa Cruz Basilica, with its two towering spires and white-washed exteriors, marveling at the Gothic style interiors, stained glass windows, and beautiful murals. (Half Day; Time: Mornings or Late afternoon; Duration: 3 hrs; Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness level: Easy)

Hotel Options
Casino Hotel – Opt 1
RoomExecutive Room
MealsRoom Only
StyleInternational
Eighth Bastion – Opt 2
RoomBastion Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Day 3 - 5

Your chauffeur will drive you from Cochin to Munnar in a private vehicle (Duration: 4.5 hrs)

Munnar

2 Nights

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

Included Activities

Personalized City Highlights Tour of Munnar

Explore the popular hill station of Munnar and its picturesque surroundings, accompanied by an expert local guide. Enjoy your drive on winding roads flanked by tea and spice plantations and grasslands. Your first stop is Mattupetty Dam and its adjacent lake area, perfect for picnics. Next, visit Echo Point, which is famed for its natural echo phenomenon. Take in panoramic vistas of the lush, mist-laden valleys of the Western Ghats, and the reserve forests below. Ahead, make a pitstop at Kundala Dam. You can unwind with a leisurely boat ride on the adjoining Lake Kundala. Continue to Top Station, Munnar’s highest point (1700 m), and a historic upper terminus that was used to transport tea using an aerial ropeway. Before returning to the town, stroll on a paved path amid this beautiful setting. Keep an eye out for the rare Neelakurinji flowers that bloom across this region every twelve years! (Duration: Half Day; Private Activity & Transfers; Fitness Level: Easy)

Half Day Trek in Munnar

Embark on a 4 hr Soft Trek on good paved paths, through the lush green mountain sides 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
MealsBreakfast
StyleResort
RoomClassic Room With Jacuzzi
MealsBreakfast
StyleResort
Day 5 - 6

Your chauffeur will drive you from Munnar to Backwaters , Alleppey/Kumarakom in a private vehicle (Duration: 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 Bedroom
MealsHouseboat
StyleHouseboat
RoomOne Cabin Houseboat
MealsFull Board
StyleHouseboat
Day 6 - 10

Your chauffeur will drive you from Backwaters , Alleppey/Kumarakom to Mararikulam, Alleppey in a private vehicle (Duration: 30 mins)

Mararikulam

4 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
RoomGarden Villa
MealsBreakfast
StyleBeach Resort
RoomGarden Villa
MealsBreakfast
StyleBeach Resort
Day 10 - 10

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

Cochin

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 $ 1,990 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 2,190 /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
  • Carbon emissions offsetting for 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
Backwaters of Kerala
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Backwaters of Kerala

10 days $ 1,990 / person