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Keralan spices and backwaters

Kochi - Periyar - Alleppey - Kumrakom - India


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Keralan spices and backwaters

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Kerala is one of India’s most popular destinations. Located on India’s tropical Malabar coast, Kerala is famous for its palm-lined beaches, sleepy backwaters and home to tea, coffee, and spice plantations. 

This 10-night tour with a private driver, staying in some of the most beautiful properties Kerala has to offer and experiencing the essence of Keralan hospitality, cuisine, and scenery. Breakfast and dinner are included daily.


The Keralan Spices & Backwaters tour explores some of the gems of this state. Learn about the traditions and culture of the Keralites in Kochi before heading out into the surrounding hills to witness the exotic wildlife and natural beauty of Periyar. We have included an unforgettable stay on board a traditional houseboat, an absolute must for visitors, cruise along the peaceful backwaters and catch a glimpse of local life along the shores. We round off the trip with a stay at a resort on the backwaters, take time to relax, enjoy a traditional ayurvedic massage and take in your surroundings.

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  • Accommodation with breakfast and dinner
  • Private car and driver as per the itinerary
  • Tours as per Itinerary
  • International flights (UK)
Fly to Kochi
Day: 1 | Fly to Kochi

Arrive in Kochi, private transfer to your hotel

A warm welcome awaits your arrival in Kochi, meet your driver and travel in your private car to your centrally located hotel.

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Day: 2 | Kochi

Take a tour around Kochi

This morning we explore Kochi by rickshaw, a great introduction to local life. Visit St. Francis Church, see the traditional Chinese fishing nets at work as we... more

Kochi- Periyar
Day: 3 | Kochi- Periyar

We travel out of the city to the forests of Periyar

Today we begin our journey to Periyar. We make a brief stop along the way in Thekkady, which lies at the foothills of the Western Ghats of Kerala. Known for it... more

Day: 4 | Periyar

Explore the natural landscapes and wildlife of Periyar

Begin your day with a refreshing trek through the natural trails and explore the diverse habitats of the national park. Your guide will point out the variety o... more

Day: 5 | Periyar-Munnar

Head to our next destination, Munnar

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before we commence on our journey to Munnar. The low flying clouds and mist filled valleys make Munnar a paradise for every natur... more

Day: 6 | Munnar

Today we explore Munnar, best known for its scenic beauty, and of course, tea.

Munnar was once the summer capital of the British Government in India. It lies 1600m above sea level and is surrounded by sprawling tea plantations. We make an... more

Day: 7 | Munnar-Alleppey

We travel towards the backwaters set sail on board your deluxe houseboat

Take to the waters on board your personal houseboat, wind your way through the maze of waterways and enjoy this truly relaxing styl... more

Alleppey - Kumarakom
Day: 8 | Alleppey - Kumarakom

Disembark and head back to the hotel

After a farewell breakfast on board we disembark and transfer to your hotel on the shores of beautiful Lake Vembanad. 

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Day: 9 | Kumarakom

Day at leisure

Enjoy your day at the backwater resort in Kumarakom. Enjoy a massage or a quiet walk around this peaceful resort. 

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Day: 10 | Kumarakom

Day at leisure before enjoying a sunset cruise.

Today is designed to give you time to relax and enjoy the facilities of your hotel. This evening set sail for a sunset cruise on La... more

Day: 11 | Departure

Transfer to the airport for your return flight.

Our tour would come to an end today. Prepare for checkout and our staff will assist you with transfer to the Kochi airport for your... more

Why not...

Extend Your Stay

You may wish to add a few nights by the beach in one of the beautiful resorts along the Keralan coast.

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