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Alleppey KeralaAlleppey Kerala

Kerala Backwater Beach Holiday

TIN08: 7 Days Private Tour of Kochi - Munnar - Periyar - Alleppey - Kochi
Tour Type: Private Tour, any parts of the itinerary can be customized
Guide: English-speaking guide, experienced and knowledgeable
Driver: Private driver with a spacious air-conditioned car
Accommodation: 4-star handpicked hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: Authentic local cuisines and western-style food for your choice
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Day 1 Arrival in Kochi (Cochin)
Your Kerala tour packages start as you land in Kochi, and our representative will meet you outside the baggage-claiming area of the airport, and transfer you to the hotel by our private vehicle. You could make full use of the rest of the day to recover from jet lag, or start an adventure of neighborhoods on your own.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Accommodation: Radisson Blu, Kochi
Day 2 Kochi
Kochi, used to be a colony of Portugal, is a highlight of your Kerala holiday packages that boasts many well-kept European-style churches. Today, first follow your guide to develop a wonderful historical tour in Jew Town by visiting time-honored buildings mixed with Dutch, Portuguese, British, Arab and Chinese architectural styles. Then we will proceed to Mattancherry Palace, where plenty of exquisite Hindu murals are on display. Next we go to St Francis Church to see the strong testimony of the European colonial struggle in India. After, we will continue to Jewish Synagogue, a synagogue built in 1567 which is still operated now. We will end today's Kerala vacation packages with a Kochi Harbor visit. There you will see Chinese fishing nets, which were introduced from China in Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644). Enjoy the total relaxation in the afternoon by making arrangements on your own. In the evening you can choose to watch Kathakali performance (at additional cost), a classical Indian dance which has over 400 years of history.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Radisson Blu, Kochi (4 stars)
The Chinese fishing nets at Kochi Harbor
Day 3 Kochi - Munnar by Car (172 kms)
Drive to Munnar & check in at hotel. Afternoon is free at leisure. (B)
Our Kerala holiday packages will take you to Munnar by a morning private ride. Munnar is a summer retreat developed by British people who once lived there. On the way we can make stops as long as you wish. After checking in a local hotel, you could enjoy the afternoon at leisure in Munnar.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Devonshire Green, Munnar
Day 4 Munnar
Eravikulam National Park, Tea Museum, Echo Point, Top Station, Mattupetty. (B)
After breakfast, we will start today's Kerala holiday package at Eravikulam National Park, where you could encounter a lot of rare animals like grizzled giant squirrel, gaur, Nilgiri langur and sambar deer. Next we continue to Tea Museum, where the curios, photographs and machineries about the history of tea plantations in Munnar will surely refresh your eyes. After this we head to the Top Station, the highest point in Munnar, to get a panorama of this town. On our way, we will also visit to Echo Point to experience the echo phenomenon. The last destination of Kerala tour packages today is Mattupetty, a beautiful spot famous for its dam and lake. You can spend the rest of the day on your own arrangements at leisure. 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Devonshire Green, Munnar
Day 5 Munnar - Periyar by Car (107 kms)
Drive to Periyar and check in at your hotel, Cruise on Periyar Lake. (B)
Today's Kerala tour itinerary comes to Periyar. After breakfast, your driver will take you to your hotel in Periyar and help you check in. Then we will leave you some time for a spice plantation exploration by yourself. You will have an eye-open experience by learning about the numerous spices in India. 

Afternoon, you will be transferred to the next stop of your wonderful Kerala tour itinerary, Periyar Lake. It is situated at the center of Periyar Tiger Reserve and is a perfect spot for your relaxation, where you will take a 1-hour boat trip to enjoy beautiful natural landscapes and see local wildlife. In the evening, there is an ancient 3000-year-old martial art Kalaripayattu performance for your choice at an additional cost. 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Elephant Court, Periyar
Appreciate the picturesque scenery of Periyar Lake
Appreciate the picturesque scenery of Periyar Lake
Day 6 Periyar - Alleppey by Car (109 kms) & Board Houseboat
Transfer to Alleppey, Take a houseboat trip in Kerala's backwaters. Stay overnight in the houseboat. (B+L+D)
Alleppey (officially known as Alappuzha) is the next stop of this Kerala tour packages for family. You will take a private transfer after an early breakfast. Famed as the Venice of the East, Alleppey enjoys a blend of time-honored temples, backwaters and beaches as well as lagoons. One of the most popular area is Kuttanad. With vast paddy fields and lush green coconut palms, Kuttanad enjoys the reputation of the Rice Bowl of Kerala. You will take a houseboat trip in Kerala's backwaters to enjoy the breathtaking views and observe the local villages. Tonight you will stay in the houseboat. 

Friendly Tips: 
1. The houseboats keep sailing for 4 - 6 hours in the afternoon. Houseboats stops sailing around sunset (17:00 - 18:00) and are moored on the dock for overnight, as the fishermen starts to catch fish by fishing nets. We suggest you board your houseboat between 12:00 - 13:00.

2. Each year on the second Saturday of August, the Nehru Trophy Boat Race is held on the Punnamada Lake.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Cruises: Lakes & Lagoon, Alleppey (Houseboat)
Day 7 Alleppey - Kochi by Car (54 kms) & Departure from Kochi
Transfer to Kochi airport and see you off. We wish you a nice trip! (B)
Your memorable Kerala vacation packages concludes today. After breakfast, you will disembark from the houseboat and be transferred to Kochi. Your driver will see you off at the airport for your homeward flight. We wish you a smooth and pleasant journey home, and we look forward to planning you other Kerala tour packages for family.

Meals: Breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
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  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • The prices in red reflect 12% discount.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
Price Includes
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast
  • Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles
  • Service of English speaking guides for the city tours mentioned
  • Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
  • 2 bottles drinking water per person per day & wet tissues in vehicle
  • All presently applicable taxes
Price Excludes
  • Any flights & Airport taxes
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Visa fees & camera fees
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