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Spend your summer soaking in the laid back vibe at the backwaters of Kerala! A destination renowned for its tranquil houseboat tours, you could also enjoy the scenic spice plantations in the highlands of Munnar, rest in the lap of the Nilgiri Hills and discover the unique culture and cuisine of Cochin – relaxation and leisure are guaranteed!


Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 3CochinFort Kochi Harbor, Matancherry & Pardesi Synagogue, St. Francis Church, Kochi-Muziris BiennaleEighth Bastion
3 - 5MunnarMatupetty Dam, Tea Plantations, Soft Trekking, Kannan Devan Tea MuseumChandy's Windy Woods
5 - 6KanamA Day With Elephants, Spice and Rubber Plantations, Western GhatsThe Serenity
6 - 9AlleppeyBackwater, Relaxation, Local Culture, Temple Visits, HouseboatMarari Beach Resort
9 - 9CochinFort Kochi Harbor, Matancherry & Pardesi Synagogue, St. Francis Church, Kochi-Muziris Biennale

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  • Heritage
  • Landscape
  • Relaxation
  • Wine & Food
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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 3

International Arrival

Transfer to your Hotel


2 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.

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
Day 3 - 5

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

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.

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.

Hotel Options
RoomDeluxe Room
Day 5 - 6

Drive from Munnar to Kanam (170 km, 5 hrs)


1 Day

Kanam is a small place in Kerala’s Kottayam district.

Included Activities

Highlights Of Kanam
Kanam, a scenic little hamlet in Kerala’s Kottayam district, offers verdant sights and fresh aromas of plantations along its rolling hills. On your travels between Kochi and Thekkady, Kanam makes for an ideal destination as an enroute break. Surrounded by rubber plantations, papaya orchards, aromatic spices, pepper and coffee plantations, this perfectly charming little stopover will let enjoy informative excursions to its many plantations, as well as visits to the local villages nearby. (Half Day; Duration: 3 hrs, Time of Day: Morning; Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Easy; Please bring comfortable walking shoes).

Hotel Options
The Serenity – Opt 1
RoomDeluxe Room
Day 6 - 7

Drive from Kanam to Alleppey

1 Day

Day 7 - 10

Transfer from Alleppey Houseboat to the Resort


3 Days

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

Hotel Options
RoomGarden Villa
StyleBeach Resort
Day 10 - 10

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.

Transfer to the Airport

International departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 1,590 /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 10 days / 9 nights
  • Meals as indicated
  • All activities as listed:
    • Cochin: Highlights of Cochin (Half Day)
    • Munnar: Half Day Trek in Munnar
    • Munnar: Highlights of Munnar
    • Kanam: Highlights of Kanam
    • Alleppey Houseboat: Overnight Houseboat Experience in Alleppey
  • All airport and hotel transfers
  • A high-quality air conditioned vehicle with unlimited mileage and a trusted chauffeur throughout your trip, apart from during your stay at a beach/backwater resort or houseboat if applicable.
  • 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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