Into the Exotic, Kochi to Kerala Tour

from $920
Duration:
9 Days
Type:
Private Tour
Run:
Everyday

The Exotic Kochi to Kerala is a South India Tour that will make you sail the meandering backwaters of Kerala as you laze around with views of swaying palm trees and the sounds of nature as your orchestra. Explore the national park of Periyar the Tigers Reserve, filled with wildlife of many varieties. Tour the city of Kochi which boast a distinct mixture of architecture from several countries. Let us take you Into the Exotic from Kochi to Kerala through this Kerala Tour Package.

Included:
  • Meet and greet service by our representatives at airports
  • Assistance of our guest relations during your stay
  • All transfers to/from airport & hotel by a private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Accommodation in the mentioned hotels including daily breakfast
  • English-speaking tour guide during your trips
  • Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary
  • All service charges and taxes
  • Accommodation for one night on a deluxe houseboat on full board basis.
Excluded:
  • International Airfare
  • Entry visa to India
  • Any optional tours
  • Personal spendings
  • Tipping
Itinerary:
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Day 1: Arrival Kochi - Welcome to India

Upon your arrival, you will be met by our representative and get transferred to your hotel at Kochi, also known as Cochin and overnight there.

Day 2: Kochi City Tour

After breakfast, enjoy Kochi city tour. Your Kerala Tour Package will start from Kochi. First, you will visit The Jewish Synagogue that is magnificently decorated by Chinese tiles and Belgian chandeliers. Giant scrolls of the Old Testament can be found here. Then, you will visit St. Francis Church which is the oldest church built by Europeans in India. (It remains closed on Fridays and Saturdays). After that, you will visit the Dutch Palace that was originally built by the Portuguese. Later, in the 17th century, the Dutch modified it and presented it to the Raja of Kochi. Coronation of many Rajas of Kochi was held here. (It remains closed on Fridays). Then you will see the Chinese Fishing Nets (Cheenavala) that are distinctly unique to Cochin. It is believed that traders from the court of the Chinese ruler Kublai Khan introduced these nets here. Oddly, these nets are found only in Kochi, outside China! After enjoying your day, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Kochi and Overnight there.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Thekaddy Trip

Your Kerala Tour Package will give you the chance to live an adventurous life. After breakfast, you will be driven to Periyar National Park which is one of the 16 Project Tiger Reserves in India and is amongst the most picturesque wildlife sanctuaries in the world. Here it is possible to see large herds of Indian Elephant with relative ease as well as Nilgiri Langur near Aranya Niwas and the Lion tail Macaque in higher areas. After your trip in Periyar, you will be transferred to your hotel. After some rest, enjoy a visit to the aromatic spice plantations of Thekkady. You will see various species of spices and other aromatic plants/herbs. Then, you will be back to your hotel and overnight at Thekkady.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: Thekkady

The day is free for your own activities. Then, overnight in Thekkady.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Allapuzha - Alleppey Houseboat

After breakfast, you will be driven to Alleppey and board the Houseboat (Kettuvallom) on the World famous Backwaters of Kerala. “Kettu" literally means to tie up and & Vallom; means ”boats. Boat cruise around the backwaters. These backwaters represent a unique geological formation and the basis of a distinct lifestyle. Travelling on backwaters is one of the highlights of a visit to Kerala. The boats cross shallow, palm-fringed lakes studded with cantilevered Chinese fishing nets.Then, you will overnight in Alleppey Deluxe Houseboat.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6: From Allapuzha to Kumarakom

Disembark the houseboat and then you will check in at your hotel in Kumarakom and overnight there.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7: From Kumarakom to Mararikulam

After breakfast, you will be driven to Mararikulam. Marari offers endless miles of superb sand beaches backed by swaying palms, virgin territory where you can experience the local charm and traditional Kerala Hospitality at its best. Overnight in your Hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 8: Enjoy Mararikulam

After breakfast, your day is at leisure.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 9: Kochi - Fly Back Home

After breakfast, you will check out and then you will be transferred to the Cochin Airport to board the flight for onward journey.

Accommodation :
Golden Accommodation
Alleppey Deluxe Houseboat
Alleppey Deluxe Houseboat
Crowne Plaza Kochi
Crowne Plaza Kochi
Marari Beach Resort - Mararikulam
Marari Beach Resort - Mararikulam
Spice Village - Thekkady
Spice Village - Thekkady
The Zuri Kumarakom
The Zuri Kumarakom
April - September
$ 920 Per Person in Triple
$ 1005 Per Person in Double
$ 1930 Per Person Travelling Alone
October - March
$ 1370 Per Person in Triple
$ 1460 Per Person in Double
$ 2855 Per Person Travelling Alone
Diamond Accommodation
  Kochi Marriott
Kochi Marriott
 Alleppey Premium Houseboat Alappuzha
Alleppey Premium Houseboat Alappuzha
Kumarakom Lake Resort
Kumarakom Lake Resort
Marari Beach Resort - Mararikulam
Marari Beach Resort - Mararikulam
Spice Village - Thekkady
Spice Village - Thekkady
April - September
$ 995 Per Person in Triple
$ 1090 Per Person in Double
$ 2085 Per Person Travelling Alone
October - March
$ 1515 Per Person in Triple
$ 1605 Per Person in Double
$ 3140 Per Person Travelling Alone

 

Prices:

Tour price currency is set to USD but you can pay in Euro or British pound. The prices quoted per person per tour and prices are always updated to ensure you receive the best possible price. Prices valid all the year, except during Christmas 2018 and New Year 2019.

 

 

Child Policy:

- 0 - 4.99 Free of Charge

- 5 - 10 pay 25% of tour price

- 11 - 11.99 pay 50% of tour price

- 12+ pay full tour price as per adult person

 

Note: If the tour package includes flights, trains, jungle safari, private monument, an extra supplement will be applicable to the child.

 

 

Payment Policy: 

Reservations should be made as early as possible to book your desired India tour, spaces will be secured upon receiving a deposit of 50 %. This deposit forms part of your final payment. Deposits can only be made by credit cards, wire transfer and or the Western Union, and the balance of payment to be paid one week before tour start date.

 

Note: Kindly note that in special cases wherein a hotel requires 100% payment in advance (during festive period i.e. Pushkar Fair, Christmas, New Year, etc.), will be payable along with 50% tour deposit. As per hotel policy, this amount will not be refundable.  

 

 

Tour Cancellation Policy:

You may cancel your booking at any time prior to the commencement of the tour by notifying us in writing. The cancellation charges shall be as follows:
 

- If you cancel before 45 days of tour commencement date, there will be no cancellation, except components which require per booking (train, flight and safaris).  

 

- If you cancel on or before 44-30 days of tour commencement date, 25% of the entire tour price will be charged.

 

- If you cancel on or before 29-15 days of tour commencement date, 50% of the entire tour price will be charged. 

 

- Less than 14 Days before arrival 100% cancellation will be applicable. 

 


Changes By You: 
If you request any changes to your travel arrangements once we have confirmed a booking, all out of pocket charges, including charges imposed by our suppliers, will be payable by you. If after the commencement of your tour you request any changes to your travel arrangements, we will do our best to implement them, but we cannot guarantee that it will be possible.

 

In the event of such change(s) being made, you will be liable for any cancellation charges that may be levied for the previously booked service and for any costs incurred by us and our suppliers in attempting to secure any revised arrangements. Any name changes must be provided to us in writing and are subject to any airline/ train fees or penalties.

 

 

Passports & Visa Fees:
All Passengers are responsible for securing proper documentation prior to joining the tour. Passports are required; in addition, travellers are advised to check with local consulates for full details regarding Visa requirements. Please note securing a valid visa for entry is the sole responsibility of the traveller.

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