Experience Kerala - Premium
This short tour is mainly designed to match the direct flight schedule of Arkia Airlines between Tel Aviv & Kochi. You will see a lot of Responsible Tourism programs to support the local community as well as experiences to the traveler. Martial Arts show in Periyar and Full day guided trekking & Bamboo rafting in the Periyar Sanctuary will be highlights. Village tour in Poothotta will give you a different picture of Kerala village life.
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Day 01 – Cochin
On arrival at Cochin Airport, you will be met & transferred to your hotel. Afternoon for sightseeing of Cochin to cover Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace, St Francis Church, Dhobi Ghat, and Chinese Fishing nets etc. Evening visit a traditional Kathakali Centre to watch a Kathakali Dance Performance. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02 – Cochin-Munnar (4 Hrs)
Morning, after breakfast, proceed to Munnar, known as nature lover’s paradise. You will drive through Midland crops like Rubber, arecnut, pineapple etc. Also you will have a photo stop at Cheeyappara waterfalls. Afternoon visit Lockhart Tea factory to watch the tea making process. Evening visit Munnar town to buy fresh tea. Overnight at the Hotel.
Day 03 – Guided Walks in Munnar
After an early breakfast, drive to Marayoor Village through amazing Tea plantations. You will be driving through Shola forests with a great view. At Marayoor village, you will watch village activities like jaggiri making (Raw sugar extracted from sugar cane). Lunch on your own from a local Restaurant. Afternoon drive back to Munnar. Have a short walk through the tea gardens. Overnight at the Hotel.
Day 04 – Munnar-Periyar (4 Hrs)
Today, you will be transferred to Periyar, the famous wildlife destination of Kerala. Afternoon a guided farm visit followed by option for buying fresh spices at the local market. Evening watch a martial arts show at a local theatre. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 05 – Periyar (7.30 AM till 4.30 PM)
Full day trekking in the Sanctuary. It will be a guided program by the forest Department and there are chances of closure of the Sanctuary between April & June due to the fear of wild fire etc. At 0730 AM we have to report at the bus boarding point .Once you reach the starting point, you will finish the registration formalities and collect leech socks, packed light breakfast & a proper hot lunch etc. The program has around 12 kms of soft hike and 2 kms of bamboo rafting. This will be a nice program to watch possible wildlife in the sanctuary. Only physically fit travellers can do this full activity. Children below 12 years are not allowed to do the program. Evening return to the base to return to your hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 06 – Alleppey Houseboat (4.5 Hrs)
After an early breakfast, drive to Alleppey to board your exclusive Houseboat for a cruise through the amazing backwaters. Your meals will be freshly cooked and served on board. Overnight on board Houseboat.
Day 07 – Alleppey – Marari Beach (1 Hrs)
Enjoy your breakfast on board. Later, checkout & drive to Marari, a relatively quiet beach paradise of Kerala. On arrival check in at the resort on the Beach (Check in Time is 2 PM). Rest of the day at leisure on the beach. You may opt to go for an Ayurvedic Massage or a village walk. Overnight at the Resort.
Day 08 – Village Canoe Experience with lunch-Departure (2.5 Hrs)
After breakfast, check out and drive to Poothotta Island Village for a guided canoe cruise followed by lunch at the village. Afternoon you will be taken to Lulu Shopping mall in Cochin for 2-3 Hours. Later according to your flight timings, you will be transferred to Cochin International Airport to connect your flight home.
Tour Cost Includes:
07 Nights stay as above
Breakfast at all hotels
All meals on Houseboat
Kathakali show in Cochin
Entrance Fee as per itinerary
Full day guided program in Munnar
Tea Factory visit in Munnar
Full Day guided Trekking and bamboo rafting in Periyar with Lunch
Spice Farm visit in Periyar
Kalaripayattu in Periyar
Poothotta village visit with Lunch
English speaking local guides in Cochin and Munnar
A/C Vehicle for all sightseeing and transfers as per itinerary
Hotels suggested Premium
Cochin: Xandari Harbour
Periyar: Sarovar Poetree
Marari Beach: Xandari Pearl
Hotels suggested above are subject to availability at the time of booking. If the proposed hotels are not available, we will be providing similar hotels with your approval.
Tour Price Per Pax on Double/Twin Sharing