Travel Dates: April 1, 2018 to April 30, 2018
Book this vacation by April 20, 2018 to avail a special price of USD $ 2,638, i.e. USD $ 140 per person off this trip price.

Venture into verdant landscapes and iconic temples of Kerala when the crowds are few and far between! This summer special will have you travel from picturesque small towns to lush green plantation landscapes and tranquil backwater havens while enjoying complete peace and affordable luxury.

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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 3CochinFort Kochi Harbor, Matancherry, Pardesi Synagogue, St. Francis ChurchXandari Harbour
3 - 5ThekkadyAmazing Biodiversity, Spice Plantations, Kalaripayattu, Periyar Wildlife SanctuarySpice Village
5 - 6MaduraiMeenakshi Temple, Gandhi Museum, Vandiyur Kanmoy Tourist ComplexThe Gateway Hotel Pasumalai Madurai
6 - 9MunnarMatupetty Dam, Tea Plantations, Soft Trekking, Kannan Devan Tea MuseumSpice Tree Munnar
9 - 12AlleppeyBackwater, Relaxation, Local Culture, Temple Visits, HouseboatXandari Pearl
12 - 12CochinFort Kochi Harbor, Matancherry, Pardesi Synagogue, St. Francis Church

Ideal For

  • Heritage
  • Landscape
  • Relaxation

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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 3

International Arrival

Transfer to Hotel

Cochin

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
Xandari Harbour – Opt 1
RoomSpice Room
MealsFull Board
StyleBoutique
Day 3 - 5

Drive from Cochin to Thekkady (202 km, 5 hrs)

Thekkady

2 Days

Thekkady is a thrilling delight for nature lovers.

Included Activities

Half Day Evening Highlights Of Thekkady
Discover natural beauty and cultural delights in Kerala! Soak in the sights and sounds of the magical woods in Thekkady during your three hour afternoon trek. With a trained tribal guide, each trail takes you through varied habitats, past evergreen deciduous forests and grasslands filled with rare birds, butterflies and wildlife. In the evening, enjoy a demonstration of Kalaripayattu, a vibrant and ancient martial art which dates back to the 3,000 year old Dravidian era. Learn more about the different styles of Kalaripayattu, which roughly translates as mind gym training, practised throughout Kerala.You can meet professional martial art masters before you return to your hotel. Kindly note that children below 12 years are not permitted to join this activity.

Hotel Options
Spice Village – Opt 1
RoomStandard Villa
MealsBreakfast
StyleResort
Day 5 - 6

Drive from Thekkady to Madurai (150 km, 3.5 hrs)

Madurai

1 Day

Madurai, the city of incense and chiming cymbals, is one of the oldest in India! Dubbed the “Athens of the East’, the historical city was reputedly visited by learned men from Rome and Greece, including Megasthenes in the 3rd century BC! Cozily nestled amidst the towering mountains, this is an energetic city of contrasts where Hindu Gods and a growing IT industry go hand in hand.

Included Activities

Temple Ceremony At Madurai (Evening Activity)
Witness the magic of Madurai’s fascinating thousand pillared Meenakshi Amman Temple that stands tall in the heart of this ancient yet vibrant city. One of the top 30 structures to be nominated for the New Seven Wonders of the World, this 2,500 year old temple is a glowing example of the city’s fascinating architecture. Accompanied by an expert guide, delve deep into the legends and mythologies of Hinduism as you participate in the daily puja (rituals) performed by 50 saffron-clad priests. The rituals themselves are akin to a grand piece of theater, accompanied by tremendous sights, sounds and scents. (Evening Activity in a busy temple; Duration: 2.5 hours; 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
RoomPasumalai Superior Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Day 6 - 9

Drive from Madurai to Munnar (160 km, 5.5 hrs)

Munnar

3 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.

Complimentary Activities At Spice Tree
With its myriad activities, Spice Tree caters to both the nature enthusiast and the incurable romantic. The day begins with yoga at 0730 hrs, a guided Bison Valley Plantation Village Walk at 0830 hrs, followed by an Ethnic Cooking Class. At 1600 hrs it is time for Tea Tasting with experts, followed by a trek to the Dolmen Houses – remnants from the Stone Age, at 1700 hrs. For guests who are more interested in botany, the resort also offers Nature Walks with a trained naturalist. Kids will love the Origami session or the Towel Art Session in the afternoon.

Hotel Options
RoomSpice Tree-Classic Room With Jacuzzi
MealsBreakfast
StyleResort
Day 9 - 12

Drive from Munnar to Alleppey (180 km, 5.5 hrs)

Alleppey

3 Days

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

Hotel Options
Xandari Pearl – Opt 1
RoomGreen Pearl
MealsBreakfast
StyleBeach Resort
Day 12 - 12

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

Cochin

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 $ 2,727 /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 (on a twin-sharing basis) on the indicated meal plan for 11 nights.
  • All activities as listed :
    • Cochin: Highlights of Cochin (Half Day)
    • Thekkady: Half Day Evening Highlights of Thekkady
    • Madurai: Temple Ceremony at Madurai (Evening Activity)
    • Munnar: Highlights of Munnar
    • Munnar: Complimentary Activities at Spice Tree
  • 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

Book this vacation by April 20, 2018 to avail a special price of USD $ 2,638, i.e. USD $ 140 per person off this trip price.

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Highlights of Kerala – Summer Special

12 days $ 2,727 / person

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