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Kerala Backwaters + Kovalam Extension

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Kerala Backwaters + Kovalam Extension - Explore!
Kerala Backwaters + Kovalam Extension - Explore!
Excellent
3 reviews
Starts
Kochi (Cochin)
+4 Destinations
Southern India
Ends
Kovalam
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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, Beach, Christmas & New Year
Start in Kochi (Cochin) and end in Kovalam! With the discovery tour Kerala Backwaters + Kovalam Extension, you have a 11 day tour package taking you from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam and through Kochi (Cochin), India and 4 other destinations in India. Kerala Backwaters + Kovalam Extension is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • D
    Written on May 17, 2019
    4.0 - Good

    Overall, it was great! This was my 5th trip to India. I did miss having more cultural experiences but really enjoyed everything but the first full day in Couchin. The beach extension was amazing, but we had you extend it for us for an extra 5 days. For the... Read more

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  • C
    Written on May 17, 2019
    4.3 - Excellent

    Highlights were bicycle ride along canal side, seeing rice harvest, duck farm and stopping for tea: homestay with delicious food and fun trying on the hostess's sari; houseboat trip; spice plantation tour.

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  • I
    Written on May 17, 2019
    4.7 - Excellent

    Throughly enjoyable, would travel with Explore again.

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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: Take a train to Kovalam and relax on the beach
  10. Day 10: Free day to explore the town of Kovalam or enjoy the beach
  11. Day 11: Trip ends in Kovalam
    End point Abad Harmonia Beach Resort, Hotel reception, Chowara, PO, Kovalam, Kerala 695501, India 09:00

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  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
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  • Saturday
    Oct 26, 2019
    from Kochi (Cochin)
    11 Days
    Tuesday
    Nov 5, 2019
    to Kovalam
    6 seats left
    $238
    $1,424
    -17%
    USD $1,186
  • Saturday
    Nov 9, 2019
    from Kochi (Cochin)
    11 Days
    Tuesday
    Nov 19, 2019
    to Kovalam
    8 seats left
    $238
    $1,424
    -17%
    USD $1,186
  • Saturday
    Nov 16, 2019
    from Kochi (Cochin)
    11 Days
    Tuesday
    Nov 26, 2019
    to Kovalam
    6 seats left
    $238
    $1,424
    -17%
    USD $1,186
  • Saturday
    Nov 23, 2019
    from Kochi (Cochin)
    11 Days
    Tuesday
    Dec 3, 2019
    to Kovalam
    9 seats left
    $238
    $1,424
    -17%
    USD $1,186
  • Thursday
    Dec 19, 2019
    from Kochi (Cochin)
    11 Days
    Sunday
    Dec 29, 2019
    to Kovalam
    8 seats left
    $238
    $1,424
    -17%
    USD $1,186
  • Saturday
    Jan 18, 2020
    from Kochi (Cochin)
    11 Days
    Tuesday
    Jan 28, 2020
    to Kovalam
    9 seats left
    $246
    $1,471
    -17%
    USD $1,225
  • Saturday
    Jan 25, 2020
    from Kochi (Cochin)
    11 Days
    Tuesday
    Feb 4, 2020
    to Kovalam
    9 seats left
    $246
    $1,471
    -17%
    USD $1,225
  • Saturday
    Feb 8, 2020
    from Kochi (Cochin)
    11 Days
    Tuesday
    Feb 18, 2020
    to Kovalam
    9 seats left
    $246
    $1,471
    -17%
    USD $1,225
  • Saturday
    Feb 15, 2020
    from Kochi (Cochin)
    11 Days
    Tuesday
    Feb 25, 2020
    to Kovalam
    9 seats left
    $246
    $1,471
    -17%
    USD $1,225
  • Saturday
    Feb 22, 2020
    from Kochi (Cochin)
    11 Days
    Tuesday
    Mar 3, 2020
    to Kovalam
    9 seats left
    $246
    $1,471
    -17%
    USD $1,225
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Location
Kochi (Cochin) is the starting point and Kovalam is the endpoint.
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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 $1,186 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 $1186 for Kerala Backwaters + Kovalam Extension, but the deposit of $99 is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 456 km.
  • Kochi (Cochin) (India)
  • 88 km
  • Munnar (India)
  • 55 km
  • Thekkady (India)
  • 16 km
  • Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary (India)
  • 109 km
  • Kochi (Cochin) (India)
  • 187 km
  • Kovalam (India)

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