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8 DAY KERALA HIGHLIGHTS-LUXURY

Tour Notes

  • This is a fully guided private tour (Your own air-conditioned vehicle, service of a private driver and English speaking private local guides).
  • The tour can be fully customised according to your requirements (Your choice of accommodation, attractions etc).
  • You can start the tour at a preferred date.
  • This tour is same as "8 DAY KERALA HIGHLIGHTS-CLASSIC" except for the accommodation offered.
  • In the below itinerary, Total Transfer Time for each day reflects the transfer time between destinations & transfer time between attractions (This does not include waiting time at the airports). Transfer time can vary based on many facts hence this is a guideline only.
  • In the below itinerary, Total Time Spent on Attractions/Activities for each day reflects the time spent on all attractions/activities (Time spent on attractions/activities can vary based on individual preference hence this is a guideline only)

Tour Highlights

  • Houseboat in Allepey
  • Periyar National Park
  • Tea Country in Munnar
  • Historical Fort Kochi

Itinerary

Welcome to god's own country, Kerala. Upon arrival at the Cochin airport, our representative will meet and greet you with a warm welcome. He will escort you to the vehicle where you will meet the chauffeur who will be with you for the next 8 days. Our representative will also assist you with the check-in to your hotel. Spend rest of the day at leisure OR experience shopping at The Lulu Mall.

Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Kochi - Upgraded Deluxe Backwater Room (5 star)

Total Transfer Time: 1.5 hours

Total Time Spent on Attractions/Activities: N/A

Start your day with a scrumptious breakfast and sample some of the mouth watering South Indian food on offer. You will later check-out of the hotel and proceed to Allepey for the most breathtaking journey through the backwaters. Sit back, relax and enjoy god's own country and immerse yourself in the beauty of Kerala. Witness the daily lifestyles of the local people and the passing by Kettuvalams (Traditional Houseboat). You will have plenty of opportunities for memorable photo shoots. Whilst you sit and relax, your chef will cook and offer you a delicious lunch . Enjoy the unique Kerala cuisine as you cruise through the amazing backwaters! As the sunsets, soak in the beautiful vistas and experience a sunset dinner especially prepared for you. Spend the rest of the night in your comfortable room.

Accommodation: Spice Coast (Deluxe Houseboat)

Total Transfer Time: 1.5 hours

Total Time Spent on Attractions/Activities: Overnight

Notes / Tips

  • You can take the main luggage in the house boat

Wake up to another amazing day in Kerala and enjoy a delicious breakfast especially prepared for you. After a leisurely ride, you will disembark from the boat and head to Thekkady which is home to the Periyar national park. Check-in to your hotel and spend the rest of afternoon at leisure.

Accommodation: Poetree Sarovar Portico (4 star)

Total Transfer Time: 4.5 hours

Total Time Spent on Attractions/Activities: Morning

Notes / Tips

  • Poetree Sarovar Portico serve beer and wine only (No hard liquor)

Wake up early in the morning to explore the Periyar National Park on foot. This 2.5 hour trek will be an experience to remember which will be guided by the local tribal people. The trail often passes through evergreen and moist deciduous forests interspersed with marshy grasslands. Feel the nature, hear her whispers and smell the flowers as you explore this 4km journey on foot. Upon completion of the trek, proceed back to the hotel and relax. Later in the afternoon visit the Periyar National Park for a leisurely boat ride on the lake where you may witness Elephants, Bisons, Deer and many birds.

Accommodation: Poetree Sarovar Portico (4 star)

Total Transfer Time: 30 min

Total Time Spent on Attractions/Activities: 5 hours

Notes / Tips

  • Trekking will be done as a part of a group with a shared guide (Max group size 6 pax)
  • Boat ride will be shared with other participants however you will be allocated the service of a private guide (Please note you can only witness animals from a distance)
  • No vehicles are allowed to go inside the Periya National Park

Today you will leave Thekkady and travel up to the scenic hill station Munnar. On arrival, visit the Matupetty Dam. Next visit the Tea Museum and learn about the history of Munnar and its Tea production. Try your skills to identify a variety of cuppas with Tea tasting. Spend rest of evening at leisure OR you may experience an Ayurvedic massage which is unique to India (Own expense).

Accommodation: Fragrant Nature Munnar (4 star)

Total Transfer Time: 3 hours

Total Time Spent on Attractions/Activities: 2.5 hours

Notes / Tips

  • Tea tasting will be done as a part of a group

After a scrumptious breakfast, we will proceed to Kochi and stay inside Fort Kochi. Go for a leisurely walk and explore many arts/craft shops and cafes this place has to offer.

Accommodation: Fragrant Nature Kochi (4 star)

Total Transfer Time: 4 hours

Total Time Spent on Attractions/Activities: N/A

It's time for your guided tour of the historical Kochi and Mattancherry. Travel by a rickshaw between the towns of Kochi and Mattancherry Called the "Queen of the Arabian Sea", Kochi was an important spice trading center on the west coast of India from the 14th century onward, and maintained a trade network with Arab merchants from the pre-Islamic era. Occupied by the Portuguese in 1503, Kochi was the first of the European colonies in colonial India. It remained the main seat of Portuguese India until 1530, when Goa was chosen instead. The city was later occupied by the Dutch and the British, with the Kingdom of Cochin becoming a princely state.

Accommodation: Fragrant Nature Kochi (4 star)

Total Transfer Time: 30 min

Total Time Spent on Attractions/Activities: 4.5 hours

We hope you have enjoyed the time in Kerala and would love to see you come back to explore the rest of the splendid South India. Depart to Cochin Airport with a warm good bye, where our airport representative will assist you with the luggage.

Total Transfer Time: 1.5 hours

Total Time Spent on Attractions/Activities: N/A

Inclusions

  • 7 night accommodation including breakfast (1 Lunch and 1 Dinner whilst on house boat)
  • Airport transfers
  • Hire of an air conditioned vehicle including fuel and the service of a private driver (Basic English speaking skills) throughout the tour
  • Service of English speaking private local guides
  • Applicable fee into attractions/activities (Periya national park Trek-3 hours, Periya national park shared boat ride, TATA Tea Museum, Tea tasting, Mattupetty Dam, Tour of Kochi, Rickshaw ride, Tour of Mattancherry)
  • All applicable taxes

Exclusions

  • International Airfares
  • Domestic Airfares
  • Lunch and dinner (Apart from during stay at the house boat)
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • All other expenses not under inclusions

Pricing

No. Travelling
Cost Per Person
1
AUD2,725
2
AUD1,445
Above 2
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  • Above prices are valid for travel until 30/04/2023
  • Above prices are based on per person sharing double or twin room
  • Peak period supplements may apply (Please Inquire)

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