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Kerala Backwaters - Explore!
9 days • 4 places

Kerala Backwaters

From Kochi (Cochin) to Kochi (Cochin)
Visiting Kochi (Cochin), Munnar, Thekkady, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
Tour Operator:
Explore!
Max group size:
16
Age range:
14 to 85
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
124681
From
US $940
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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

Itinerary

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 includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Join trip in Kochi (Cochin)
    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: Trip ends Kochi (Cochin)
    End point Hotel Casino, Hotel reception, KPK Menon Rd, Willingdon Island, Kochi, Kerala 682003, India 09:00
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Additional Services
  • Optional Extras
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

Hotel
Home-stay
Houseboat

Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.4
  • Itinerary
    Good
    4.0
  • Guide
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Transport
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Accommodation
    Good
    4.0
  • Food
    Excellent
    5.0
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  • C
    December 01, 2019
    An excellent way to travel and be immersed in the culture of this beautiful part of India
    Trip date: December 2019
  • A
    May 17, 2019
    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... Show more
    Trip date: December 2017
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  • A
    May 17, 2019
    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... Show more
    Trip date: December 2017
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  • A
    May 17, 2019
    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... Show more
    Trip date: December 2017
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  • A
    May 17, 2019
    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.
    Trip date: March 2018
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  • A
    May 17, 2019
    It was Jojan's attention to detail and ability to adapt to what we wanted to do that made this holiday stand out
    Trip date: November 2018
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  • A
    May 17, 2019
    Such an interesting area would merit a longer tour (e.g. 14 days)
    Trip date: January 2018
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9 days
Kerala Backwaters
From Kochi (Cochin) to Kochi (Cochin)
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