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KERALA SPICE LANDS

Guided Tours or Private Journey · 9 Days / 8 Nights from £655


Day 01: Arrive Cochin

Arrival in Cochin and transfer to hotel (check-in 12:00hrs) . Overnight in Cochin. (Meals: No Meals)

Day 02: Cochin

Enjoy for half day city tour of Cochin, visiting the Mattancherry Palace also known as the Dutch Palace, St. Francis Church, India’s oldest European-built church, the tombstone of Vasco de Gama, the Jewish Synagogue (Friday & Saturday - Closed), and the spice markets. Evening traditional Kathakali dance show performance at the theatre, enjoy these spectacular performance full of colour and intricate facial make-up. Meet the artists after the performance who will give a brief insight to Hindu mythology. Overnight in Cochin. (Meals: Breakfast) 

Day 03: Cochin - Munnar (140 kms)

Drive to the delightful hill station of Munnar and check-in at hotel on arrival. There is an afternoon visit a tea garden where you can wonder freely around the resort. Overnight in Munnar. (Meals: Breakfast) 

Day 04:  Munnar - Periyar (160 kms)

Drive to Periyar where there is an afternoon visit to the spice market. Overnight in Periyar. (Meals: Breakfast) 

Day 05:  Periyar

This morning enjoy a 2 hour guided walk in the forest and an afternoon boatcruise on the lake of the famous Periyar wildlife sanctuary to admire the versetile wildlife. Overnight in Periyar (Meals: Breakfast) 

Day 06: Periyar - Kumarakom

After breakfast drive to Kumarakom enroute visiting some spice plantations. On arrival Kumarkom the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Kumarakom. (Meals: Breakfast) 

Day 07: Kumarakom - Alleppey (Houseboat )

The morning is left free while in the afternoon, board the traditional rice boats "Ketuvallam" and begin the journey through the picturesque backwaters and small lakes relaxing in the tranquillity of Kerala's beautiful scenery. Experience the way of life and daily activities of the local people. Meals will be served with freshly bought produce from the local markets and cooked on board. Overnight on board House Boat. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) 

Day 08: Houseboat - Alleppey - Cochin

Explore the rural life of Kerala and after breakfast drive to Cochin. On arrival in Cochin the time is left at leisure. (Meals: Breakfast) 

Day 09: Cochin 

Transfer to airport for onward journey