Discover Kerala – Cochin, Backwaters, and Beaches 29 May – 7 June 2019

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Discover Kerala – Cochin, Backwaters, and Beaches 29 May – 7 June 2019 2018-11-17T11:34:45+00:00

Project Description

2019

29 – 31 May 2019 Cochin Xandari Riverside   02
31 May – 01 June 2019 Alleppey Spice Coast  01
01 – 03 June 2019 Kumarakom Kumarakom Lake Resort  02
03 – 05 June 2019 Mararikulam Carnoustie Resort  02
05 – 07 June 2019 Kovalam Niraamaya Retreat  02

29 MAY                  ARRIVE COCHIN

Meeting and Assistance on arrival at Cochin airport and transfer to Hotel – Xandari Riverside 

Kochi is the most laid back of Kerala’s cities, with one of the nicest natural harbors on the Arabian Sea coast. The city once served as port of call for the Chinese, the Arabs, the Jews, the British, the French and the Portuguese. Absorbing the cultures of each nationality the city formed its cosmopolitan character.

30 MAY                  COCHIN

Enjoy a full day tour of Kochi today including visits to the Dutch Palace, the Jewish synagogue, St. Francis Church and the Santa Cruz Basilica. 

Evening Welcome Dinner in Cochin

31 MAY                  COCHIN TO ALLEPPEY

After breakfast you are transferred to Jetty Point to embark your houseboat and cruise the backwaters of Kerala. Popularly known as ‘kettuvallam’, the houseboats are converted from traditional rice barges.

Please note: While on the houseboats, electricity can be intermittent. There is a generator onboard, so keep this in mind when charging phones, cameras or other electronic items. The cabins on board are all air conditioned, but the living areas and deck may be cooled with fans. If you are a light sleeper you may wish to bring ear plugs, as the generators may be loud at night. 

Overnight at the hotel

 01 JUN                   ALLEPPEY TO KUMARAKOM

After breakfast dis-emabark the Houseboat at Jetty Point and drive to Kumarakom, on arrival check in at hotel – Kumarakom Lake Resort 

Kumarakom slumbers on the banks of the famous Vembanad Lake, which is a part of Kuttanad (‘granary’ of Kerala). The Vembanad Lake with its majestic canals, streams and distributaries along its banks weave an intricate and enchantingly beautiful web. The water ways of Kuttanad is now a big attraction for tourist.

02 JUN                   KUMARAKOM

Enjoy the Experience of the day with the FARMERS ( half day tour)

Overnight at the hotel

03 JUN                   KUMARAKOM TO MARARIKULAM

After breakfast drive to Mararikulam , on arrival check in at hotel Carnoustie Resort 

The remainder of the day is free at your leisure to relax by the swimming pool or at the beach or take that well deserved spa treatment again. 

Please note: there is no individual TV in the guest rooms. A TV is available in the shared recreation room in the hotel.

Overnight at the hotel

04 JUN                   MARARIKULAM

Full day at leisure (No transportation services envisaged)

Overnight at the hotel

05 JUN                   MARARIKULAM TO KOVALAM

After breakfast drive to Kovalam , on arrival check in at hotel Niraamaya Retreat 

Thirty years ago, Kovalam was a hippies’ nirvana: a picture perfect tropical beach; a traditional fishing village providing fresh fish, fruits and toddy (coconut beer). Today this tiny beach is the focus of a multi-million dollar business. Kovalam was brought to the public eye by the Maharaja of Travancore. Over the past three decades, it has been well developed, and now figures prominently on the world tourism map. Today Kovalam Beach is known as the ‘Paradise of the South.  Upon arrival the afternoon is free at leisure.

Overnight at the hotel

06 JUN                   KOVALAM

Full day at leisure (No transportation services envisaged)

Overnight at the hotel

07 JUN                   KOVALAM TO TRIVANDRUM & DEPART TRIVANDRUM

In time transfer to Trivandrum airport to board flight for onward destination (Our services ends with drop at airport)

(Check out at 12 noon)

And, what’s this all going to cost me Jean?

ABOVE COST INCLUDES:-

09 Nights’ twin sharing accommodation on ROOM PLUS BREAKFAST BASIS, EXCEPT HOUSEBOAT ON FULL BOARD BASIS

Service of English speaking guides, city tours Cochin

Entrance Fees to Monuments 

Witness the Kathakali Dance show in Cochin

Village Tour in Kumarakom

Welcome Dinner in Cochin

Quote inclusive of Government Sales Taxes.

ABOVE COST DOES NOT INCLUDES:-

Any Domestic airfare – Supplement for the same quoted above separately

Any item of personal nature such as table drinks, laundry, telephone calls mineral water etc.

NO SPA OR AYURVEDA TREATMENTS

Any camera fee applicable at monuments or tipping,

Any tipping at the Hotel/Restaurant or Porterage.

Any tipping to the Guide and the driver.

USD$2650 twin share! 

minimum 4, maximum 12 pax