Kerala – God’s Own Country Guaranteed Departures


Kerala – God’s Own Country Guaranteed Departures

A wonderful journey of discovery travelling through God’s Own Country, as the Keralans fondly call their eclectic state. Explore the vibrant city of Cochin, linger in the verdant green hill country, delight in cruising the fabled Backwaters before relaxing on the stunning beaches washed by the sparkling waters of the Arabian Sea.

9 days from £995.00 per person
Cochin - Munnar - Periyar - Houseboat - Marari - Cochin

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Day 1: Arrive Cochin Sunset Harbour Cruise

Saturday 6 November

Arrive Cochin in the morning. Afternoon at leisure. Evening sunset harbour cruise, if the tide is right - watch the intriguing Chinese fishing nets at work. Two nights at Casino Hotel or similar.

Accommodation: Casino Hotel – Kochi

Day 2: Cochin Mattancherry Palace, Jewish Synagogue, Kathakali Dance

Sunday 7 November

Morning sightseeing includes the Mattancherry Palace, Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica & Jewish Synagogue. Afternoon at leisure. Evening spectacular Kathakali dance performance. B

Day 3: To Munnar

Monday 8 November

Wonderful scenic drive to Munnar. Endless expanse of tea plantations and forest-clad mountains make this the perfect escape. Two nights at Tea Harvester or similar. B

Accommodation: Tea Harvester – Munnar

Day 4: Plantation Walking Tour

Tuesday 9 November

Morning guided walking tour to tea plantations followed with visit to Tea Museum, to learn about the history of the traditional ‘cuppa’. B

Day 5: Drive to Periyar

Wednesday 10 November

Morning drive to Periyar. Afternoon boat ride on Lake Periyar. Overnight at Cardamom County or similar. B

Accommodation: Cardamom County Resort – Periyar

Day 6: To Houseboat

Thursday 11 November

Early morning drive to Alleppey. Board traditional rice boat converted into a Houseboat (a Kettuvalam). Day cruising the backwaters. Overnight on an air-conditioned houseboat. B, L, D

Accommodation: Houseboat

Day 7: To Marari

Friday 12 November

Disembark at Alleppey and drive to Mararikulam. Two nights at Marari Sands beach resort. B

Accommodation: Marari Sands Resort

Day 8: Marari

Saturday 13 November

Day at leisure. B

Day 9: Depart from Cochin

Sunday 14 November

Drive to Cochin and fly back home.

Looking to extend your holiday? Contact our consultants today for your options. B

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Dates & Prices

Dates Price per person (Double/Twin share) Single room supplement
06-14 Nov 2021 £995.00 £510.00
20-28 Nov 2021 £995.00 £510.00
04-12 Dec 2021 £995.00 £510.00
22-30 Jan 2022 £995.00 £510.00
05-13 Feb 2022 £995.00 £510.00
19-27 Feb 2022 £995.00 £510.00
05-13 Mar 2022 £995.00 £510.00
12-20 Mar 2022 £995.00 £510.00
Cost includes:
  • Accommodation with en-suite facilities.
  • Daily breakfast throughout. Houseboat on Full Board.
  • Services of English speaking guide during sightseeing.
  • Transfers as per the itinerary by air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Excursions, sightseeing and entrance fees as per the itinerary.
  • Full ATOL Bonding
Cost does not include:
  • Visa Fee.
  • Any optional Excursions.
  • Any expenses of a personal nature.
  • Travel Insurance*

*Travel Insurance

It is essential to have adequate insurance in place before your departure. This should be appropriate for your age, health and destination you are visiting.

• Make sure it includes comprehensive medical and repatriation cover.
• Make sure it provides cover for your whole trip (whether one day or over a year).
• Make sure it covers you for all activities.
• Disclose pre-existing medical conditions.
• Take your policy number and the 24-hour emergency contact numbers with you.

If you have any doubts about your cover, check with your insurer. Please note Covid-19 cover is now available.
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