Discover the best loved sights and sounds of Kerala and Dubai. Begin your journey in buzzing Dubai, where tall skyscrapers vie for attention alongside centuries old traditions and Emirate culture. Often described as ‘God’s own country’, in charming Kerala, discover the colonial charm of Cochin. The erstwhile Portuguese settlement and trading port boasts vibrant markets, heritage buildings and a unique culture. Retreat to the rolling valleys and verdant hills of Munnar and travel on to Thekkady for unspoiled nature and fragrant plantations. In Alleppey, unwind by tranquil lagoons and cruise the famous backwaters of Kerala, before you return to Cochin.


Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 3DubaiWorlds Tallest Building Burj Khalifa, Palm Islands, Shoppers ParadiseHilton Garden Inn Dubai Al Mina, Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa
3 - 4CochinFort Kochi Harbor, Matancherry, Pardesi Synagogue, St. Francis ChurchEighth Bastion, Old Harbour
4 - 6MunnarMatupetty Dam, Tea Plantations, Soft Trekking, Kannan Devan Tea MuseumThe Tall Trees, Spice Tree Munnar
6 - 8ThekkadyAmazing Biodiversity, Spice Plantations, Kalaripayattu, Periyar Wildlife SanctuaryShalimar Spice Garden, Spice Village
8 - 10AlleppeyBackwater, Relaxation, Local Culture, Temple Visits, HouseboatPunnamada Backwater Resort
10 - 11Alleppey HouseboatBackwater, Relaxation, Houseboat, Paddy Fields, Village LifeXandari Riverscapes
11 - 11CochinFort Kochi Harbor, Matancherry, Pardesi Synagogue, St. Francis Church

Ideal For

  • Heritage
  • Landscape
  • Wine & Food
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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 3

International Arrival

Transfer from Dubai Airport to Hotel


2 Days

The global city of Dubai acts as a link between East and West. Historically used as a stopover on the trading route between Mesopotamia and the Indus Valley, Dubai still flourishes as a commercial hub in the United Arab Emirates.

Included Activities

Dinner in the Dunes
Experience the magnificence of the desert on this fascinating safari through the dunes. Drive across towering sand dunes, and arrive at a delightful camel farm. Watch the sun go down in a brilliant blaze over the golden sand, before profound tranquillity surrounds you. Prepare to enjoy a fun-filled evening ahead, as part of a typical Arabian night. Take another exhilarating ride across the desert to reach your Arabian camp, where a scrumptious BBQ dinner awaits you amid a torch-lit ambiance. Make yourself comfortable in traditional Bedouin-style and enjoy the bewitching performance of an expert belly dancer under the stars. Allow a local artist to paint your hands with intricate henna designs or opt for a short camel ride. You could also enjoy aromatic puffs of shisha as well. (Half Day; Private Activity, Private Transfer; Meals: Dinner; Fitness Level: Easy. Maximum 6 people in a Jeep).

Hotel Options
RoomGuest Room
RoomDeluxe Room
Day 3 - 4

Transfer from Dubai Hotel to Airport

Flight from Dubai to Cochin

Transfer from Cochin Airport to Hotel


1 Day

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. (Half Day, Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Easy; If you have a preference for timing, please tell your travel consultant at the time of booking, otherwise our team will schedule the tour at the best available time)

Hotel Options
Eighth Bastion – Opt 1
RoomStandard Room
Old Harbour – Opt 2
RoomSuperior Room
Day 4 - 6

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


2 Days

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. Discover the Kannan Devan Tea Museum, where you will learn about the town’s former flourishing tea industry through photos and old machinery. Visit the Antiques museum and enjoy a 30 minute documentary of Munnar. Before the sun sets, experience a local tea tour and tea production demonstration.

Hotel Options
The Tall Trees – Opt 1
RoomCinnamon Cottage
RoomSpice Tree-Classic Room With Jacuzzi
Day 6 - 8

Drive from Munnar to Thekkady (110 km, 3 hrs)


2 Days

Thekkady is a thrilling delight for nature lovers.

Included Activities

Highlights of Thekkady
Discover the ‘spice capital’! Enjoy a half day tour of Thekkady to learn more about the spices that dominate life in Kerala. Wander through charming plantations and see how various plants are cultivated. Experience relaxing boat rides on the scenic Periyar lake within the lush Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Accompanied by a trained naturalist, your boat ride allows exciting glimpses of elephants frolicking, gaurs and bisons bathing in the lake and busy River Otters, from a safe distance. Don’t forget to take your camera along!

Hotel Options
RoomElegant Room
Spice Village – Opt 2
RoomStandard Villa
Day 8 - 10

Drive from Thekkady to Alleppey (160 km, 4 hrs)


2 Days

Alleppey was once dubbed the Venice of the East by the visiting former Viceroy of India, Lord Curzon.

Hotel Options
RoomGarden View Villa
Day 10 - 11

Transfer from Alleppey Hotel to Houseboat

Alleppey Houseboat

1 Day

Cruise Kerala’s backwaters and stay overnight in a traditional kettuvallom, a boat made from coconut rope and wooden blanks.

Included Activities

Overnight Houseboat Experience in Alleppey
Cruise Kerala’s backwaters and stay overnight in a traditional kettuvallom, a boat made from coconut rope and wooden planks. This unique and exotic barge experience provides all the comforts of a hotel, with furnished bedrooms, a modern shower and toilet room, a living area and a shaded balcony for relaxing on as you enjoy uninterrupted views of rural Kerala. There is also a kitchen where the boat’s crew will rustle you up deliciously fresh meals and snacks, served traditionally on banana leaves. The skipper (captain), might moor up and take you to visit a backwater village, where you can meet local people and observe ancestral homes and places of worship. After a relaxing day, drop anchor and rest your head to the gentle sounds of the swishing lake waters.​

Hotel Options
RoomXandari Riverscapes-One Bedroom
MealsFull Board
Day 11 - 11

Drive from Alleppey to Cochin (65 km, 1.5 hrs)


0 Days

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 $ 2,340 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 2,485 /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 in one double room for 11 days / 10 nights
  • Meals as indicated
  • Flights mentioned below on Economy Class unless otherwise specified:
    • Flight from Dubai to Cochin
  • All activities as listed :
    • Dubai: Dinner in the Dunes
    • Cochin: Highlights of Cochin (Half Day)
    • Munnar: Highlights of Munnar
    • Thekkady: Highlights of Thekkady
    • Alleppey Houseboat: Overnight Houseboat Experience
  • All airport and hotel transfers
  • All activities described in the itinerary, including entrance fees wherever applicable, accompanied by our tour guide
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
  • Welcome kit including all important documents and information regarding your itinerary
  • Insolvency insurance
  • Fees and taxes
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Highlights of Kerala and Dubai

11 days $ 2,340 / person

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