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Tranquil Kerala Retreat: Houseboats, Tea Gardens & Wildlife

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Duration

6 Nights / 7 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

Experience the Tranquil Kerala Retreat, a captivating journey through the serene landscapes of Kerala. This tour combines the enchanting backwaters of Alleppey with the lush tea gardens of Munnar and the wildlife wonders of Thekkady. Cruise on traditional houseboats, explore tea plantations, embark on wildlife safaris, and savor the natural beauty and tranquility of Kerala’s most cherished destinations. Immerse yourself in the calm waters, aromatic tea estates, and lush wilderness, making unforgettable memories along the way.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Houseboat Experience: Drift through the picturesque backwaters of Alleppey on a traditional houseboat, surrounded by serene landscapes and village life.
  • Tea Garden Exploration: Discover the art of tea-making amidst the lush green tea plantations of Munnar, including a tea tasting experience.
  • Wildlife Safari: Embark on an exciting safari in Thekkady's Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, home to diverse animal and bird species.
  • Backwater Cruise: Glide through Kumarakom's enchanting backwaters, witnessing traditional village life and the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary.
  • Kerala's Culinary Delights: Savor delicious Kerala cuisine, including authentic flavors of seafood and regional specialties, throughout your journey.

Bulk discount (by percent)

Bulk diccount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 47%
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 42%
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 53%
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 49%
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 56%
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 53%
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 58%

Itinerary

Day 1: Cochin Arrival and City Exploration
Upon your arrival at Cochin International Airport, our representative will warmly welcome you and assist with your transfer to your hotel in Cochin. After checking in and freshening up, immerse yourself in the rich heritage of Cochin with an afternoon city exploration. Discover historic Fort Kochi, where you'll witness the iconic Chinese Fishing Nets, explore the venerable St. Francis Church, and delve into the fascinating history at Mattancherry Palace. Stroll through the vibrant spice markets and embrace the local culture with an evening Kathakali dance performance. Rest comfortably in Cochin for the night.
Day 2: Cochin to Munnar (140kms/4hrs) - Tea Gardens
After a delicious breakfast at your hotel, journey towards Munnar, a breathtaking hill station renowned for its sprawling tea gardens and natural splendor. Along the way, be captivated by the scenic beauty and stop to admire the Cheeyappara and Valara waterfalls. As you arrive in Munnar, check in at your hotel and unwind. In the afternoon, delve into the art of tea production at the Tea Museum and savor a tea tasting experience amid the lush tea plantations. Explore Munnar's local markets in the evening before retiring for the night.
Day 3: Munnar - Eravikulam National Park, Mattupetty Dam, Echo Point, and Kundala Lake
Following a hearty breakfast, embark on an exhilarating full-day tour of Munnar's prominent attractions. Begin your day with a visit to the renowned Eravikulam National Park, where you can partake in a guided nature walk and bask in the beauty of the surrounding hills, which are home to the endangered Nilgiri Tahr. Next, set sail on the tranquil waters of Mattupetty Dam, offering picturesque boating opportunities. Continue to Echo Point to experience the unique echo phenomenon and proceed to Kundala Lake, where optional activities such as pedal boating and horse riding await. Rest peacefully in Munnar.
Day 4: Munnar to Thekkady (100kms/3hrs) - Wildlife Safari and Spice Plantations
After a delectable breakfast, check out from your hotel and set out for Thekkady, celebrated for its wildlife sanctuary and lush spice plantations. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel and take some time to relax. In the afternoon, discover the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary through an exciting wildlife safari, offering the chance to spot diverse animals and birds in their natural habitat. After the safari, delve into the world of spices at a local plantation and gain insights into their cultivation and processing. Explore the local market in Thekkady in the evening before your overnight stay.
Day 5: Thekkady to Kumarakom (125kms/3hrs) - Backwater Cruise and Bird Sanctuary
Following breakfast, complete your check-out formalities and head to Kumarakom, a picturesque village nestled along the banks of Lake Vembanad. As you arrive, check in at a charming resort overlooking the serene backwaters. In the afternoon, embark on a leisurely cruise through the enchanting Kumarakom backwaters. Witness the serene landscapes, verdant greenery, and traditional village life that characterizes this region. Visit the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, home to a diverse array of bird species. Immerse yourself in the tranquil ambiance and reconnect with nature. Enjoy a peaceful overnight stay in Kumarakom.
Day 6: Kumarakom to Alleppey (35kms) - Houseboat Experience
After a delicious breakfast, check out from your hotel and proceed to Alleppey, famous for its backwaters and iconic houseboat cruises. Step aboard a traditional houseboat and embark on an unforgettable overnight journey through the mesmerizing backwaters. Drift along the serene canals, surrounded by lush green landscapes, swaying coconut palms, and charming villages. Relax and soak in the tranquil atmosphere as you glide through Kerala's picturesque backwaters. Savor delectable meals prepared by the skilled crew on board. Experience a unique overnight stay on the houseboat, enveloped by the enchantment of Kerala's backwaters. Witness a breathtaking sunset and spend a serene night lulled by the gentle lapping of water.
Day 7: Departure from Cochin
After a wholesome breakfast on the houseboat, bid farewell to your floating paradise and check out from your hotel in Alleppey. Our representative will ensure a smooth transfer to Cochin International Airport for your onward journey. Depart from the captivating land of Kerala, carrying cherished memories of your Kerala Kaleidoscope tour.

Included/Excluded

  • Private sirport transfers upon arrival and departure
  • Accommodation in well-selected hotels throughout the tour
  • Daily breakfast at the hotels and all meals during the houseboat stay in Alleppey
  • Private transportation with a professional driver for sightseeing and transfers
  • English-speaking guide during sightseeing in Cochin, Munnar and Thekkady.
  • Entrance fees to attractions and monuments as per the itinerary
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • International or domestic flights
  • Visa fees or travel insurance
  • Meals other than breakfast
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, phone calls, and tips
  • Optional activities and excursions not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Any additional expenses or services not specified in the inclusions

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