Backwaters of KumaraKom
Backwaters of KumaraKom
Elephant washing
Elephant washing
Chinese Fishing Nets at Sunrise in Kochi
Chinese Fishing Nets at Sunrise in Kochi

Captivating Kerala

Mixed Board Basis 5 nights from £2,199 per person Including Flights

Overview

Immerse yourself in Kerala's captivating natural beauty, where the world fades away, and the enchanting sounds of nature take centre stage.

Relish the alluring aroma of local spices that fills the air, the soothing rhythm of gentle backwaters, and the kaleidoscope of vivid colours at every turn.

Experience the tranquil ambiance, rich cultural heritage, lush landscapes, and the symphony of wildlife that Kerala offers, making it a haven for nature lovers and peace seekers.(TT INKE)

Highlights:

  • Various boat trips around the beautiful scenery and backwaters of Kochi
  • Take a lesson on growing the variation of spices India produce in this region
  • Visit the wildlife sanction and see the elephants first-hand
  • Take a nature walk and witness the other wildlife on show
Whats included?
  • Flights & taxes
  • Accommodation
  • Transfers
  • Checked baggage
  • ATOL protection
  • In resort assistance & 24 hour contact centre
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Day 1

Arrive in Kochi

Arrive at Kochi Airport and transfer to your hotel in Kerala, a verdant paradise. Soak in the serene backwaters, vibrant hues, and nature's melodies. Unwind by the Arabian Sea, savouring fresh seafood and embracing a relaxed lifestyle. Later, meet your Travel Director and group for a Welcome Reception featuring local snacks.

Accommodation:Le Meridien Kochi or similar

Meals Included: Welcome Reception

Day 2

Kochi- Periyar National Park

Embark on a journey to Periyar, home to Kerala's longest river and the wildlife-rich National Park. Opt for an afternoon Nature Walk, guided by a Local Specialist, through dense forests rich in banyan, teak, and bamboo. Spot elephants, bison, and exotic birds by Periyar Lake. Later, witness the ancient martial art of Kalarippayattu, showcasing skillful warriors, before dinner at your hotel.

Accommodation: The Elephant Court Thekkady Periyar National Park or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3

Periyar National Park- Kumarakom

Today's journey immerses you in the aromatic world of Kerala's spices at Kumily Spice Garden. Discover the cultivation of diverse spices like pepper, ginger, and cardamom, learning about their role in Kerala's culture. Then, explore Kumarakom, a serene village by Lake Vembanad, experiencing its vibrant market life.

Accommodation: The Zuri Kumarakom Resort and Spa or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4

Kumarakom

Experience Kerala's deep connection with water today. Start leisurely, then embark on a houseboat cruise through the iconic backwaters to Alleppey. Absorb the tranquil life along the canals, observe villagers in Shikaras, and learn about the historical Kettuvalloms, once used for spice and rice transport. End the day with dinner in Kumarakom.

Accommodation: The Zuri Kumarakom Resort and Spa or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5

Kumarakom- Kochi

Explore Kochi, where Kerala's vibrant trading past meets a multicultural present. Discover how Chinese, Arab, and European influences shaped its architecture, cuisine, and traditions. After lunch, tour landmarks like the Dutch Palace, St. Francis Church, and see unique Chinese fishing nets in Fort Kochi. Tonight, join a local family for a cooking demo and farewell dinner.

Accommodation:Le Meridien Kochi or similar

Meals Included:Breakfast, Be My Guest

Day 6

Depart Kochi

Your unforgettable journey through Kerala's cultural and natural splendours concludes. Cherish the lifelong memories as you bid farewell to fellow travellers and head to the airport for your onward journey.

Meals Included: Breakfast

  • Internal and international flights
  • Expert tour guides for the included activities
  • Included activities as per the itinerary
  • Meals also included as per the itinerary
  • Accommodation as per the itinerary

What's Not Included:

  • External meals from the itinerary
  • External activities from the itinerary

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