11 Night Budget Tour

11 Nights From £755.00 per person, 2 Sharing

 Cochin – Munnar – Thekkady – Kumarakom –Alleppey – Marari Beach

Summary 

This is one of our budget tours, you will be staying in good quality standard accommodation.

Your Kerala trip will start when you are met at the airport by your personal driver and transported to your Cochin hotel for two nights, from there you will travel to Munnar for two nights, before you start your journey south, first visiting Thekkady for two nights and onto the traditional village of Kumarakom for a further two nights.   You will then spend one night on a traditional houseboat and two nights at a beach hotel.

You have the option to extend the beach stay if you want to spend time relaxing by the Arabian Sea.

Itinerary 

Day 1-2:  You will be met at the airport and taken to your Cochin accommodation for two nights. In the evening you will enjoy the spectacle of the world famous Kathakali Dancers in their vibrant colourful costumes and make up at a local theatre.  The following morning you will be met by your driver after breakfast for a tour of Cochin that will include visiting the Dutch Palace, temples and the Chinese fishing nets.  

Day 5-6In the morning you will be collected for the descent to Thekkady in the foothills of the Western Ghats. You will visit the Periyar wildlife sanctuary and take the boat trip on the large inland lake where you may be lucky enough to see elephants and other wildlife drinking at the water’s edge or you can take a gentle trek through the stunning local scenery; you will also visit a spice plantation.

Day 7-8After breakfast you will be driven to Kumarakom on the Keralan backwaters. There is plenty to explore and do here, visit the Village Life Experience and can join in the various activities. You will also have time the local bird sanctuary or go kayaking and boating on the lake

Day 9: Today you will join your houseboat in Alleppey and embark on a cruise of the back waters; you will glide along in the houseboat and be catered for by the on-board staff serving your inclusive meals and refreshments.  Sit back as the scenic views slowly change and spend the night sleeping peacefully on the gentle waters. 

Day 10-11: Travel to beautiful Marari beach for two nights by the Arabian Sea and watch the fishermen bring in their catch.

Day 12: You will be collected from your hotel and transported back to the airport in time for your homeward flight, or you can choose to extend your stay in Kerala and we are happy to discuss the various options available to you.

Your tour will include:

  • Accommodation in standard accommodation, double room for 11 Nights.
  • Deluxe houseboat on full board basis.
  • Air-con car with English speaking driver.
  • Services of English speaking guide at Cochin and Munnar
  • All entrance charges for sightseeing as per the itinerary.
  • Kathakali dance show at Cochin.
  • Tea museum visit at Munnar.
  • Boat ride and spice farm visit at Thekkady.
  • Kumarakom Village activity.
  • Visit to fish landing point at Marari in a TUK TUK.
  • All applicable taxes.
  • Our professional services from enquiry to your return.
  • TTA guarantee (Travel Trust Association).

All of our tours can be tailored to your individual requirements, we are always happy to arrange a bespoke tour.

*Flights not included.

*You can upgrade your accommodation to superior quality from £860.00pp.

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Sightseeing throughout your Kerala Moments tour

  • Cochin

    The ancient capital of Kerala and known as the Queen of the Arabian Sea, with its large natural harbour it was the hub of the Eastern spice trade.  The folk-law museum covers the fascinating history of Kerala, go and see the Chinese fishing nets at Port Kochi or Mattancherry Dutch Palace in Ernakulam built c1545. The options are many dependant on your time in Kochi. Go and watch the traditional Kathakali dancers, arrive early to see them prepare and put on their exotic make up.  It is a vibrant and historic part of Kerala’s past and a perfect start to your holiday in Kerala.

  • Munnar

    Visit the Western Ghats Mountain Hill Ranges, the upper hill region of Munnar was formally a resort for the British Raj and benefitting of cooler clean air. The hill sides are covered with working tea plantations, many that you can visit and learn about the tea making processes.  Explore Eravikulam National Park the home to the beautiful Lakkam Waterfalls.  The many hiking trails have walks suitable for both novice and experienced walkers, you can join a Jeep Safari or hire a cycle to explore the region.

  • Thekkady

    Discover Thekkady, tucked between the towering Western Ghats and the Savannah grasslands, there are many activities to be explore. Visit the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, take a boat ride on the Periyar lake and watch the wild life on the shore line, you may be lucky to catch sight of heard of elephant taking a drink at the waters edge.  Visit one of spice plantations of the area or you can take a jeep safari or join a walking tour taking in the wildlife, lush scenery, and revitalising clean air of the region.

  • Kumarakom

    Kumarakom in Kerala is reputedly one of the most beautiful villages in the world. Located on the shores of Lake Vembanand, this watery paradise is ideal for real relaxation. It is located on the Keralan backwaters and there is plenty to explore at this cultural village; visit the local bird sanctuary, kayaking and boating on the lake, see the Chinese fishing nets, visit Alleppey or the coastal waterways. There will also be the opportunity to visit an Ayurveda centre for a relaxing and therapeutic body massage.

     

  • Marari

    Quiet and tranquil, Marari is a stunning beach location. Marari is a place of sun soaked sands and coconut trees and it is perfectly placed for relaxing at the end of your holiday.

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