Authentic Classical Tour

14 Nights From £1530.00 per person, 2 Sharing

Visiting Cochin, Munnar, Thekkady, backwater explorations on your Kerala Houseboat in Kumarakom and relaxing at the end of your Kerala Tour on the beautiful Marari Beach.

Summary 

Your Kerala Trip will start with you being met at the airport by your personal driver and transported to your Cochin hotel for one night, from there you will start your tour that includes the hills and low lands of the Western Ghats, visiting a tea plantation, a wildlife sanctuary and a traditional fishing village on the famous Kerala backwaters, followed by your houseboat cruise and beach stay.

Itinerary 

Day 1:  You will be met at the airport and taken to your luxury Cochin accommodation for one night, you will then be free to explore this vibrant harbour city.  

Day 2-3: Your driver will collect you for the drive up into the Western Ghats Hills to Munnar, you will enjoy the far reaching views and a visit to one of the many tea plantations in the area. During your two night stay in the area you could choose to go walking, take a jeep safari or just relax in the clean fresh hill air. 

Day 4 -5: In the morning you will be picked up for the descent to Thekkady in the foothills of the Western Ghats, you can 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 waters edge or take a gentle trek through the stunning local scenery. 

Day 6-7: Today you drive to Kumarakon a cultural working village on the Kerala backwaters.  Here you will have the opportunity to relax and enjoy local Ayurveda treatments, soothing body massages and getting your body balanced and refreshed whilst taking in the natural beauty of this unique area.

Day 8: You will join your luxury houseboat today and embark on your cruise of the waterways, taking in the passing scenery as you glide along, enjoy the inclusive meals and refreshments followed by a peaceful night on the water, a great way to finish your tour.

Day 9-14: After breakfast you will be driven to Marari Beach for the remainder of your stay, a time to relax and reflect on your Kerala experience.

Day 15: You will be collected from your hotel and driven back to the airport in time for your return flight. 

Your tour will include:

  • All accommodation (4* and 5*) with breakfast
  • Luxury car with an English speaking driver to escort you throughout your trip.
  • Full board Houseboat Cruise.
  • Entrance to all excursions.
  • 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.

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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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