9-days Kerala "Wilderness & More"

Experience heritage sights in a 9- day round trip across South India, with a Tuk-Tuk ride & Public transport travel. The program includes Kathakali - a classical dance show, art gallery, family dinner, tea plantations, adventures, trekking, camping, spice plantations, wildlife, boat ride in the wildlife sanctuary, a houseboat cruise, Keralan cruisine, village experience.  And enjoy the beaches!


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Tour plan

Day 1 Arrive in Cochin

Transfer to pre-booked hotel in the city (hotel check-in time is 2 pm). In the evening visit to a nearby theatre to witness Kathakali dance show.

Overnight at the hotel

(no meals included)

 

Day 2  Cochin - special program - Kochinivasi

After your breakfast in the hotel you get our special program Kochinivasi

Overnight at the hotel

(breakfast at the hotel, vegetarian lunch at a local restaurant and dinner in the house of a family is included)

 

Day 3  Cochin to Munnar (150 km, 4,5 hours)

After breakfast at your hotel we drive you to Munnar.

Munnar is a beautifull hill area on the Western Ghats. 

Overnight at Munnar

(breakfast included)

 

Day 4  Munnar to Chinnar (60 km, 2 hours) 

In the afternoon you experience wildlife camping & trekking together with your local escort and team of ecology guides. Your  one-hour trek will end at the campsite near the River Pambar. You will be staying in a log hut. Trekking around your camp with your guides to have more viewing of local wildlife. 

Overnight at the camp

(breakfast at the camp included)

 

Day 5 Chinnar Camping & Trekking

Walk around your camp early in the morning with your guides. After breakfast  (cooked and served at the camp), trek to Champakkad. Take a dip in the River Pampar to cool your body. The next trek will end at Vasyappara. In the camp you will stay in a traditional thatched hut at the ledge of the top of the hill.

Stay overnight in the hut.

 

Day 6  Munnar to Thekkady (100 km, 4 hour)

Wake up early in the morning to move around the camp, have a breakfast. No is time to say Good bye to Chinnar. We drive to Periyar and you will meet the most popular wildlife  sanctuary. in the afternoon proceed for a Spice plantation visit and later enjoy a common boat ride at the lake Periyar.

Overnight at the hotel

(Breakfast included)

 

Day 7  Thekkady to Alleppey (180 km, 4 hour)

After breakfast drive to Alleppey to board your house boat by noon.

Overnight on board

(breakfast, lunch & dinner included)

 

Day 8  Alleppey to Marari (25 km, 45 minutes)

After breakfast disembark from house boat and procced to Marari - the famous beach destination. Enjoy the beach, village walks, resort facilities, Ayurveda facilities (on direct payment basis)

Overnight at the hotel

(breakfast included)

 

Day 9 Marari to Cochin Airport ( 90 km, 2 hour)

after breakfast in time transfer to Chochin Airport to connect your onward flight.

 

Accommodation Envisaged

City SUPERIOR DELUXE
Cochin Arches Tea Bungalow
Munnar Olive brooke Ambady estate
Chinnar Log hut Log hut
Periyar Tree Top Shalimar spice garden
Alleppey House boat House boat
Marari Abad Turtle Beach Marari Beach Resort

 

INCLUSIVE

ü8 nights’ accommodation on twin sharing / single sharing basis as per above hotels / similar

üBreakfast on all days except on the day of arrival

üLunch and dinner during stay at Chinnar camp and onboard House boat

üSightseeing of Cochin as per Kochinivasi program inclusive of vegetarian lunch and services of English speaking local guide.

üDinner with a local family at Cochin on day 2

Kathakali show at a local theatre in Cochin

üEnglish speaking local assistance at Munnar for Tea 

Museum visit

üTrekking at Chinnar with an exclusive naturalist

üSpice plantation tour at Periyar

üCommon boat ride at Lake Periyar

üAll transfers/sightseeing using air-conditioned cab (2-3 Pax by AC Innova & 4-6 Pax by AC Tempo traveller)

üAll Entrances as per program

ü2 bottles of 500 ml packaged drinking water during all transfers and sightseeing

üCurrently applicable taxes


Notes:

  • Cost doest include - Any airfare , Meals other than specified in the itinerary / inclusions, Personal expenses like – camera fee, laundry, tipping , telephone
  • All activities inside wild life sanctuaries (Boat ride at Lake Periyar & trekking activities) will be subject to Goverment regulations & weather conditions
  • Hotel Check in time will be 14.00 pm and Check out time will be 11.00 am, House boat check in time is 12.30 pm and Check out time is 9.00 am. Early check in and late checkout will be purely subject to availability of the day.
  • We are not holding any accommodation as above. If incase of unavailability of rooms in specified hotels we will book alternate one in the same category or higher category and convey the details accordingly at the time of booking.
  • Driving time mentioned in the itinerary are indicative and  may vary subject to traffic conditions on the day
  • Kerala enjoys monsoon from June to September and it is recommended to carry necessary clothing during the period.
  • Suggested to carry basic and regular medicines along with medical advises from concerned dept for a smoother travel experience – which will be helpful if incase of an emergency
  • Suggested to carry trekking / walking shoes for a better travel experience as the tour involves medium trekking / walking in different locations.
  • Children below 12 years and adults above 60 years are not entertained for trekking at Chinnar
  • Accommodations at Chinnar wild life sanctuary is envisaged in log hut which will be non air conditioned and basic when compared to rest of the accommodations mentioned.

 

 



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