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!

Share

Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 2CochinFort Kochi Harbor, Matancherry, Pardesi Synagogue, St. Francis ChurchEighth Bastion, Malabar House
2 - 4MunnarMatupetty Dam, Tea Plantations, Soft Trekking, Kannan Devan Tea MuseumThe Windermere Estate, Spice Tree Munnar
4 - 6ThekkadyAmazing Biodiversity, Spice Plantations, Kalaripayattu, Periyar Wildlife SanctuaryShalimar Spice Garden, Spice Village
6 - 8AlleppeyBackwater, Relaxation, Local Culture, Temple Visits, HouseboatPunnamada Backwater Resort, Marari Beach Resort
8 - 9Alleppey HouseboatBackwater, Relaxation, Houseboat, Paddy Fields, Village LifeXandari Riverscapes, Spice Coast Cruise
9 - 10CochinFort Kochi Harbor, Matancherry, Pardesi Synagogue, St. Francis ChurchEighth Bastion, Malabar House

Ideal For

  • Landscape
  • Relaxation
  • Wildlife

Talk to us anytime1 888 263 2574

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 $ 1,867 /person
  • Option 2 $ 2,084 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights

Price Includes

  • Accommodation (on a twin-sharing basis) on the indicated meal plan for 9 nights.
  • All activities as listed :
    • Cochin: City Highlights of Cochin
    • Munnar: City Highlights of Munnar
    • Thekkady: Half Day Thekkady Activity
    • Alleppey Houseboat: Included Activities at Houseboat
    • Cochin: City Highlights of Cochin
  • 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

This listed price is based on two people sharing a double room. The price may vary due to the time of year you travel, the size of your group, and accommodation availability.

Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 2

International Arrival

Cochin

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

City Highlights of Cochin
Kochi 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 Pardesi Synagogue in the Jewish quarter. Visit the original grave of Vasco da Gama in St. Francis Church, 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. Enjoy a traditional Kathakali dance performance, or the captivating display of Kalaripayattu, a 3,000 year old martial art form.

Hotel Options

Eighth Bastion – Opt 1
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Malabar House – Opt 2
RoomDeluxe
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Day 2 - 4

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

Munnar

2 Days

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

Included Activities

City Highlights of Munnar
Explore this beautiful panoramic town. Drive to Matupetty Dam and Kundala Dam; visit Echo Point via sprawling tea plantations; end at Top Station to view lush mountainsides. Dine in the city; stay overnight. Next day, enjoy a drive through winding lanes, a picture-perfect town and scenic plantations; see exotic forest and grassland flora. Do a 20min trek to the top on a paved path. Back in the city, visit the Kannan Devan Tea Museum..housing photographs and machineries depicting each turning point contributing to a flourishing tea industry; the Antiques museum exhibits antique furniture, Telephones, etc, and shows a 30min documentary on the history of Munnar along with a tea production demonstration; take a Tea Tour in the evening.

Hotel Options

The Windermere Estate – Opt 1
RoomGarden Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleResort
Spice Tree Munnar – Opt 2
RoomSpice Tree-Classic Room With Jacuzzi
MealsBreakfast
StyleResort
Day 4 - 6

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

Thekkady

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

Shalimar Spice Garden – Opt 1
RoomElegant Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Spice Village – Opt 2
RoomStandard Villa
MealsBreakfast
StyleResort
Day 6 - 8

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

Alleppey

2 Days

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

Hotel Options

Punnamada Backwater Resort – Opt 1
RoomGarden View Villa
MealsBreakfast
StyleResort
Marari Beach Resort – Opt 2
RoomGarden Villa
MealsBreakfast
StyleBeach Resort
Day 8 - 9

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
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

Xandari Riverscapes – Opt 1
RoomXandari Riverscapes-One Bedroom
MealsFull Board
StyleHouseboat
Spice Coast Cruise – Opt 2
RoomOne Bed Room
MealsFull Board
StyleHouseboat
Day 9 - 10

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

Cochin

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

City Highlights of Cochin
Kochi, formerly Cochin, is a vibrant, 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 Matancherry where you can observe murals and antiquities at the Dutch Palace and Cemetery, and the 400 year old Pardesi Synagogue in the Jewish quarter. Visit the grave of Vasco da Gama in St. Francis Church. Discover the Hill Palace and Tripunithura and browse the spice and antique markets. Enjoy a traditional Kathakali dance performance or the captivating display of Kalaripayattu, a 3,000 year old martial art form.

Hotel Options

Eighth Bastion – Opt 1
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Malabar House – Opt 2
RoomDeluxe
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique

International Departure

What our guests say about this trip

Our trip was wonderful. Our Travel Consultant Ranjana was a great help in assisting us to map out our itinerary and everything ran like clockwork. Our accommodation was excellent and we loved the smaller boutique/heritage choices. Our driver Saleem, was also excellent – very courteous and knowledgeable and we always felt that we were in safe hands. I have no hesitation in continuing to recommend Enchanting Travels to our friends.

– Diana & Sally
Inquire Now

Backwaters of Kerala

10 days $ 1,867 / person

Inquire / Customize

Selected Vacation
 

*Required fields. Your personal data is securely transmitted and never shared with 3rd parties.

Contact Us

Our team of experts can help answer any questions you might have. Please fill out the form below and a consultant will respond shortly.

Give us a call:

US & Canada: +1 888 263 2574
UK: +0 800 098 8486
AUS: +1 800 044 986

Send an email:

contact@enchantingtravels.com