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Kerala Backwaters + Kovalam Extension - Explore!
11 days

Kerala Backwaters + Kovalam Extension

From Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam
Tour Operator:
Explore!
Max group size:
16
Age range:
14 to 85
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
124683
From
US $1,310
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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

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Itinerary

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 through Kochi (Cochin), India and 4 other destinations in India. Kerala Backwaters + Kovalam Extension 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: 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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What's Included

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

Where You'll Stay

Hotel
7 nights
Home-stay
2 nights
Berth / Cabin
1 night

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  • R
    · February 22, 2020
    Highly recommended. There is the good balance between activity and relax. The tour leader was extremely knowledgable.
    Explore! commented on this review
    Thanks for your review Roberta, we are very glad you felt the balance of the trip was good and the tour leader was knowledgeable. We hope to see you travelling with us again in the future!
    Trip date: February 2020
  • A
    · May 17, 2019
    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... Show more
    Explore! commented on this review
    Thanks for your review and feedback. Glad you had a nice trip.
    Trip date: December 2017
    Review collected by Explore!
  • A
    · May 17, 2019
    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.
    Explore! commented on this review
    Thanks for your review and feedback.
    Trip date: March 2018
    Review collected by Explore!
  • A
    · May 17, 2019
    Throughly enjoyable, would travel with Explore again.
    Explore! commented on this review
    Thanks for your review and feedback. Glad you had a good trip.
    Trip date: March 2018
    Review collected by Explore!

Dates & Availability

11 days
Kerala Backwaters + Kovalam Extension
From Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam
No credit card fees
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  • December 2020
  • January 2021
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    These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    • Typhoid - Recommended for India. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Hepatitis A - Recommended for India. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Cholera - Recommended for India. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Tuberculosis - Recommended for India. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    • Hepatitis B - Recommended for India. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    • Yellow fever - 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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    • For any tour departing before October 8th, 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after October 8th, 2020, a minimum payment of 30% is required to confirm your booking with Explore!. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 65 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
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