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Kerala Backwaters

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Kerala Backwaters - Explore!
Kerala Backwaters - Explore!
Excellent
6 reviews
Starts
Kochi (Cochin)
+3 Destinations
Southern India
Ends
Kochi (Cochin)
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Highlights

  • Drift through the backwaters on a traditional houseboat
  • Delve into culture and spend the night with a local family
  • Tantalise your tastebuds with a tasty homecooked curry
  • Head for the hills for the cooler tea-producing climate
Age range
14 to 85 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Home-stay, Houseboat
Max Group Size
16
Transportation
Coach / Bus, Boat
Travel style
Discovery, Boat, Christmas & New Year
Start and end in Kochi (Cochin)! With the discovery tour Kerala Backwaters, you have a 9 day tour package taking you through Kochi (Cochin), India and 3 other destinations in India. Kerala Backwaters is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Join tour in Kochi
    Start point Hotel Casino, Hotel reception, KPK Menon Rd, Willingdon Island, Kochi, Kerala 682003, India 17:00
  2. Day 2: Explore the fort and Jewish Quarter of Kochi
  3. Day 3: Drive through spice and tea plantations to Munnar and enjoy free time in the town
  4. Day 4: Visit tea and spice plantations; drive to Thekkady
  5. Day 5: Take a walk in Periyar National Park
  6. Day 6: Take an optional cooking class or village walk
  7. Day 7: Board a houseboat and float through the backwaters
  8. Day 8: Free time to explore Kochi
  9. Day 9: Tour ends Cochin
    End point Hotel Casino, Hotel reception, KPK Menon Rd, Willingdon Island, Kochi, Kerala 682003, India 09:00

Travel guide

Prepare for an adventure in this stunning destination with our travel guide.

What's included

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

  • Transport

  • Additional Services

  • Optional Extras

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  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Additional Services

6 Reviews

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Good
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  • C
    Written on May 17, 2019
    4.3 - Excellent

    Unnfortunately the flights were delayed on the way out due to fog at Abu Dhabi and the connecting flight was missed. The service at Abu Dhabi airport was very disorganised and I was unable to join the tour until the next day (after 2 days traveling with no... Read more

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  • E
    Written on May 17, 2019
    4.3 - Excellent

    It would have been nice to have a bit more free time. We spent a lot of time being as a group. I would have liked a few more opportunities to have some free time to explore some towns by myself but there was little time to do so, expect in Kochi on the last... Read more

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  • S
    Written on May 17, 2019
    4.3 - Excellent

    I was one of two members of the group along with the guide stuck behind a tree with a very angry water buffalo on the other side at the Periyar Park. We were fine. Park guides handled the situation extremely well; one of those exceptional/memorable moments.

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  • M
    Written on May 17, 2019
    4.0 - Good

    The number of people on the trip - 16 - was just about right for a trip of this type. Everybody seemed to get on very well.

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  • C
    Written on May 17, 2019
    4.7 - Excellent

    It was Jojan's attention to detail and ability to adapt to what we wanted to do that made this holiday stand out

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  • A
    Written on May 17, 2019
    4.7 - Excellent

    Such an interesting area would merit a longer tour (e.g. 14 days)

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Hepatitis B
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Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for India. Ideally 10 days before travel.
Japanese B encephalitis
Recommended for India. Ideally 1 month before travel.

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Location
Start and end in Kochi (Cochin).
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Deposit
TourRadar only requires a deposit of $99 to confirm this Explore! booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 19 August 2019 the full payment of $951 is necessary.
Cancellation policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $951 for Kerala Backwaters, but the deposit of $99 is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
Availability
Some departure dates and prices may vary and Explore! will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 268 km.
  • Kochi (Cochin) (India)
  • 88 km
  • Munnar (India)
  • 55 km
  • Thekkady (India)
  • 16 km
  • Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary (India)
  • 109 km
  • Kochi (Cochin) (India)

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